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Mikhail Gorevitch-Woszlany

by Ohad Shaham

Brother of Prince Morphail Gorevitch-Woszlany of Boldavia

AC 1010

"So you think you know what pain is? I will make you wish for the pain you knew before!"


Mikhail Gorevitch-Woszlany appears to be a young man aging about 20. Mikhail has short wavy dark brown hair, which most of the time is very disordered. He has a short beard and moustache. Mikhail's eyes are brown, but some of the time they seem very red. When Mikhail looks a person straight in the eye, it is very unnerving.

Mikhail wears old Traladaran garments that are sometimes stained with blood. He always has a curved slaughtering knife stuck in his belt.

Mikhail radiates fear wherever he goes, not only because of his crazed appearance but also because of an otherworldly air that surrounds him in a most disturbing manner.

Personality & Quirks

Mikhail is driven by hate-hate for the world, hate for his family, hate for himself. Mikhail truly believes that all beings on Mystara should suffer greatly, for everyone is a sinner and everyone is evil.

Mikhail is sadistic and relishes in causing pain to the living and the undead alike. He loves to feed on mortals, and often gets into a frenzy when he does. This often causes victims to die and rise as vampires. Mikhail likes to see his brother systematically destroying these "illegal" undead. Mikhail scorns his brother for "being ashamed of what he is." He thinks vampires should rise up and rule mortals, creating strife and anarchy all over the world.

Mikhail is aware that for some reason Morphail keeps him alive, and even saves him from trouble from time to time. Mikhail wants to see just how far he can stretch Morphail's limits.

What he would like most of all is to be sent to Glantri City, and be master of crime and the underworld. That would also be the last thing Morphail would do.

Mikhail is considering the outcome of Morphail's destruction, but he hasn't reached any conclusions yet...


Mikhail was the youngest son of the Gorevitch-Woszlany family. Born in AC 701, Mikhail grew up mostly ignored by his parents because of his lack of magical potential. Mikhail had some dealings with the local thieves' guild, but was never an outright criminal. He was just a medieval punk.

By the time he was 18, he had seen both of his parents die, and his older brothers being either away (Boris) or obsessed with magical research (Morphail). The only member of his family whom he related to was his sister Tatyana, but they didn't have much in common. Mikhail was a wild and spoiled teenager, but far from the insane sadist that he is now.

In AC 720, when Morphail became a vampire and killed Boris and Tatyana, Morphail then turned to kill Mikhail and turn to him into a vampire. But something very strange happened to Mikhail. Instead of rising from his grave in human form, Mikhail burst out as a large black wolf, and started attacking the nearby villages. The local priests of Petra had already tried to capture the wild wolf, when Morphail arrived at the scene. He summoned a wyvern to attack the villagers and priests, while he grabbed his brother and fled.

All throughout the exodus to the highlands, Morphail could not understand what had gone wrong with Mikhail, nor could he find out how to restore Mikhail's sanity. After communicating with the Immortal Alphaks, Morphail realised that the Roaring Demon had some dark purpose for Mikhail, and that he should leave him the way he is.

Ever since, Mikhail has terrorised Boldavia, unknowingly enjoying Immortal supervision.

Web of Intrigue

Mikhail has absolutely no friends. The only one who doesn't completely hate him is his sister Tatyana, and she cares for him very much. However, Mikhail can always rely on his brother Morphail's protection to some extent. He doesn't know exactly why, and considers this Morphail's weakness.

Mikhail does not know who or what Alphaks is, but the Immortal once talked to him in a dream (during the daysleep of vampires), and as he woke up found an evil coal in his coffin. He carries it with him all the time.

Statistics & Skills

16th-level vampire thief.

Str 19 Int 14 Wis 8 Dex 17 Con 16 Cha 7; AL C (D&D), CE (AD&D).

Languages: Traladaran (Boldavian dialect) and a bit of Thyatian.

Skills: intimidation, survival (forest, mountains), alertness, honour (Alphaks), torture methods.

Weapon Proficiencies: dagger, knife, short sword.

Mikhail has one of Morphail's evil coals (besides Morphail's four). That coal was given to him by Alphaks himself, without the knowledge of Morphail.

"Hurt not the Gifted Brother, or our pact will be broken in the most horrible way imaginable!"

(Alphaks the Roaring Demon to Prince Morphail)