Ismark Kolyanovich

Barovian burgomaster and Ireena's stepbrother


Medium human, lawful good

Armor Class 17 (splint)
Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3)13 (+1)14 (+2)10 (+0)11 (+0)10 (+0)

Skills Athletics +4, Perception +2
Senses Passive Perception 12
Languages Common


Multiattack. Ismark makes two longsword attacks. If he has a shortsword drawn, he can also make a shortsword attack.

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d8 + 3 (7) slashing damage, or 1d10 + 3 (8) damage if used with two hands.

Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d6 + 3 (6) piercing damage.

Heavy Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 100/400 ft., one target. Hit: 1d10 + 1 (6) piercing damage.


About Ismark

Ismark is the only son of Kolyan Indirovich, and as such, was prepared by his father to take over as Burgomaster of the Village of Barovia when it would inevitably become necessary. However, while Ismark excelled at defending his home from the beasts of the Barovian wilderness (no small feat), he never took to the diplomatic skills necessary for running a community in a land presided over by Strahd von Zarovich. He was unable to hide his intense dislike for the vampire lord, and Barovia suffered Strahd’s wrath more than once on account of Ismark’s outbursts. On account of this, Ismark is not popular with the people of Barovia, who refer to him as “Ismark the Lesser”.

When Strahd became infatuated with Ismark’s stepsister, Ireena, and killed his father when the old Burgomaster attempted to stifle his romantic overtures, Ismark’s lack of popularity with the people of Barovia—now nominally his people—left him with no obvious course of action. He began to divide his time between training his sister in combat (theoretically to resist Strahd, though both he and Ireena knew this to be hopeless) and the bottle; he took a regular table at the Blood of the Vine Tavern.

It was at the tavern that Ismark met Thud, Tom Mason, Grey, and Brenna Beren, a group of outsiders lured to Barovia by an agent of Strahd. Ismark was able to enlist the group’s aid in escorting Ireena out of Barovia to the town of Vallaki. With his sister as far out of harm’s way as he believes he can make her, Ismark has refocused himself on becoming the leader that the Village of Barovia needs.

Ismark Kolyanovich

Curse of Strahd Denton