From the Journal of Kostrzyn Lubartów, Wanderer of the Black Woods:
any so-called educated men scoff at the notion of creatures which defy the natural order, creatures of not only supernatural origin, but also of wholly evil intent. Thankfully, these "enlightened" fools are few and far between. Even the simplest peasant is aware of the shadows that lurk beyond his locked door and shuttered windows. Even the most innocent child knows that foul beings plague our lands like the Mists that seem to spawn them...