Blood on the Tracks (Scenario)

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The Unspeakable Oath, Issue Six

Details

Pages: 13 (Unspeakable Oath)

Author(s): J. Todd Kingrea

Artist(s): Jesper Myrfors, Dennis Detwiler, Jeff Barber

Editor(s): John Tynes

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: The Unspeakable Oath, Issue 06, The Resurrected Vol. 3: Out of the Vault

Campaign: No campaign, although this scenario can optionally be used as an introduction to the Randolph Pierce Foundation, an organization detailed elsewhere in this issue.

Summary

In which a villain is introduced, and the bonds of friendship forged.

On a train trip from Boston to New Orleans, a passenger is violently killed. Is her killer the suspect seen fleeing the scene of the crime covered in blood? Or is there more to this gruesome crime than meets the eye?

Links

Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.

Synopsis

On a train trip from Boston to New Orleans (or two other locations requiring spending one to two nights on a train), a passenger is violently killed by a vampire who has disguised himself as someone else. As the body toll rises, the investigators must figure out who - and what - is responsible and stop the killing spree.

References

Player Handouts: Profile sketches (head and shoulders) of several NPCs

Locations: A train (Not the Orient Express!)

Creatures: Servants of Glaaki

Tomes and Artifacts: Revelations of Glaaki (excerpts)

Campaigns / Scenarios: N/A

Comments

Commenting on the similarity between this scenario and a similar scene in Horror on the Orient Express, the author states that this scenario was written first.

Keeper Comments

This scenario is suitable for beginning or experienced Keepers and investigators.

This scenario requires that the Keeper run several NPCs more or less concurrently; something some Keepers may enjoy and others, not so much.

This scenario can easily be inserted into a longer campaign, as something that happens when the Investigators are travelling from one location to another.