Gundarak was a Domain ruled by Duke Nharov Gundar and indirectly by his monstrous son Medraut Gundar. It was a heavily forested domain located slightly to the southeast of the center of the core. After the Grand Conjunction, it was annexed by Barovia and Borca, their lands growing markedly. Ruled from Castle Hunadora, it was the quintessential terror state. Citizens were taxed heavily, including for the gathering of firewood, as well as for families upon the birth of a daughter, the reasoning being that females cannot work in the fields or other heavy labor; however Gundar "mercifully" allowed the family a period of thirty years to make payment, the daughter being held in trust until then. Any infraction of his harsh laws, no matter how minor, resulted in a slow death upon trusses within villages and at and along the roadways.
Citizens ended conversations with "Someday"; the full saying of "Someday we will be free" was never uttered in the presence of Gundar's "police", who were nothing more than poorly paid thugs and other ner-do-wells.
Gundarak formed in 593 BC.
- Knight of the Black Rose • Specter of the Black Rose
Nesmith, Bruce, et al (1994). Realm of Terror. (TSR Inc), page 71-72.
- Bruce Nesmith, Andria Hayday, William W. Connors (1994). “Realm of Terror”. Ravenloft Campaign Setting (TSR, Inc.), p. 13. ISBN 1-56076-942-4.