Welcome adventurer, if you are reading this parchment then you, like us have been trapped here in village of Orasnou in the dark lands of Barovia. 

Rip this parchment down from the notice post and bring it with you to the Seven Tables Inn where it will guarantee you a pint of ale by a warm fire as trust me traveler, you are not going anywhere. Do not be afraid however! The Seven Tables Inn is the home for many a wanderer trapped in Barovia so you will be in good company. Like you they will be seeking ways to leave this cold and barren land. Be warned, the Count watches down on us all from his lofty perch in Ravenloft, do not draw his eye as nothing good comes of that.