This campaign is the story of Tsarevich Ivan and his quest to find the Firebird. It is my hope that it will develop into a varied and haunting journey. As it is based on Russian folklore, there will be a few minor limitations on your characters: characters must be human, clerics and paladins are Eastern Orthodox Christians (which, for the purposes of this campaign, is mechanically identical to worshipping Pelor), resurrection spells other than Raise Dead don’t work, and the Book of Vile Darkness is off-limits. That means you, Kevin. One player character will be Ivan Tsarevich; the rest will be his loyal retainers.
This will be my first time as DM.