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...

October Announcement
Announcement: 9th October 2021

Long story short; due to crippling mental health, production is low.

However, low doesn't mean none. The playtests are progressing and bringing with them great improvements to many systems. Particularly the injury system has greatly benefited from playtests.

In addition, Foundry VTT development is taking off and the character sheets can now handle character bio, portrait, skills, traits, weapons, armor and injuries. Development is ongoing and once the character sheets are done, it's on to various other sheets such as mook-sheets, item-sheets and magic-related systems.

In further news, I've added a discussion board for Cinders of the Cataclysm. Since I happen to cover two settings and a ruleset, I'll likely try and consolidate discussions to one world, or even use Discord. However, wanting to offer some space to my followers, I'll be adding at the very least a general discussion board to all of my worlds.

You can find the discussion board for CotC here.

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!

Patreon and Social Media

You can support Celenia on Patreon 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 all every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM UTC.

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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