From the Back of the Book:
A Lineage of Darkness
Just as every darklord bears a curse, their blood also carries the seeds of greatness or infamy. Some who share a common legacy with the ruling families of Ravenloft rise to virtue, while others succumb to the lure of corruption. What is it like to share the blood of the Boritsi, to bear the secrets of the Von Zaroviches, or to carry a vestige of the Drakov curse?
This book explores the histories of Ravenloft's more powerful families, providing information on how to create player characters and NPCs who bear the names of Mordenheim, Dilisnya, or Renier. New prestige classes, family feats and heirloom magic provide a wealth of choices for players and DMs who wish to walk in the shoes of the powerful and the damned.