Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows is a role-playing setting in the world of Dunia in the RPG universe of Celenia. It is a non-traditional, dark-fantasy setting with unique species. Dark Shadows uses the CD10 RPG system and focuses on narrative over complexity and crunch.

What is Celenia: Dark Shadows?

Dark Shadows is a role-playing setting in the world of Dunia in the RPG universe of Celenia. It is a non-traditional, dark-fantasy setting with unique species and rich lore. Dark Shadows uses the Celenia D10 RPG System and focuses on narrative over complexity and crunch.

Dark Shadows is low magic, feudal dark fantasy, heavily steeped in fictional folklore.

This Worldanvil site is the RPG codex for the Dark Shadows setting. Here-in you will find a plethora of characters, countries and plots. This is your one go-to location for all things Dark Shadows. You want to deep-dive into this strange world filled with mystery, intrigue and horror? This is your place


A major wrench has been thrown in the political squabbles between nations on the continent of Arjin. With the discovery a new, unexplored continent, Celenia, nations are rushing to colonise the new lands and claim its resources for themselves.

Old conflicts are left to fester in the homelands as the lords and ladies of the world gaze towards a new horizon, leaving their people to toil in the dust. Old rivalries bubble under the surface and with the rise of a new, ruthless ruler of the grand Empire of Kfandr, war has never looked as likely.

Celenia, however, is not what it first seemed to be. The land carries dark scars of a terrible history, and with the greedy lords uncovering the overgrown ruins of Celenia, Dark Shadows have begun to spread...

A silfa crouched over a dead man, his chest and neck slashed open. The silfa's
Silfa by Katriona

Dark Shadows is a low magic, feudal dark fantasy world where three major species, collectively called the Kykr, form the dominating civilization on the continent of Arjin. The three species do not live separate from one another, but collectively they've spread to several countries, cultures and religions. They find comfort in their faith and nationality over racial boundaries.

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8th Dec 2022

Health and life

I don't really have much to complain about, to be honest. I am tired. Exhaustion is a thing and I'm still living through it. Overall, I'm doing way better than a year ago, but it's still much of an uphill battle.


This system has reached "finished" in terms of design. I still need to devote some time to read through the thing and update texts that might be out of date, and I need to write the guides for porting settings as well as the Keeper guides on how to run games.

A fair few of those guides have already been written, but there's still a few to go.

The Foundry module is still being updated for V10, and I'm making decent progress.

For supporters, there is now a progress list with what is left to do before CD10 is considered 1.0 Retail. You can find it here in the Progress Report


This system works really well and in spite of minor changes here and there, based on playtests, we're having a ton of fun, and the system is flexible enough to handle everything the players throw at it.


Haven't had time to work on the CD10 module during November, but several updates have been made to C2D10. The updates are available on my github.


Uh...nothing? Didn't have neither time, nor energy, for worldbuilding this months. Sorry :(

Celenia now has a unified place to access all the things with the url: www.celenia.se. It leads to the primary setting of Cinders of the Cataclysm, but the navbar can take you anywhere within the Celenia universe!

Support and Social Media

You can support Celenia on Ko-Fi and get access to all the behind-the-scenes content available, get unique discord ranks and much more! Remember that CD10 Core is free to use, but that pledging on patreon gives you access to the advanced modules as well!

You can follow CD10 and Celenia on Twitter, join the official Beyond Reality Discord server as well as me on Twitch.tv where I share the worldbuilding and RPG-designing openly with you. (Stream currently on extended hiatus)

For a quick and dirty guide to the world of Dunia and the Dark Shadows setting, head over to the crash Course.

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