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Zherisia (Pronounced: zair-ISS-i-a) was a small island of terror domain under the control of Lord Sodo.[1]


Zherisia was a grim domain rife with disease, poverty, hunger, and crime.[1]


Zherisia was originally a small land with the city of Paridon at its center, but after the Great Conjunction, the city became the whole of the domain.[1]

Flora & Fauna

As a city-domain, Zherisia had no native animals. Any plants were food grown in small gardens.[1]


The darklord of Zherisia was the doppelganger Lord Sodo. He did not rule openly; in fact, most of the people in his domain did not know who he was, but spoke about his crimes in hushed tones. He frequently committed grisly murders, normally with a surgical blade.[1]


When Lord Sodo sought to close the borders of his domain, the Mists sealed it at his desire.[1]


Following the Grand Conjunction, in 744 BC the domains of Zherisia and Timor merged to form the Zherisia cluster.[2]


Paridon was a large city inhabited by many people, who were divided into two social classes: those who had money and those who did not. Some of its inhabitants were lunatic murderers that stalked the streets.[1]



Hour of the Knife


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Bruce Nesmith, Andria Hayday, William W. Connors (1994). “Domains and Denizens”. Ravenloft Campaign Setting (TSR, Inc.), p. 41. ISBN 1-56076-942-4.
  2. John Mangrum, Andrew Wyatt, Andrew Cermak (October 15, 2001). Ravenloft Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Arthaus), pp. 163–165. ISBN 978-1588460752.