Author: Philippe Auribeau
Artist: vintage photographs, Loïc Muzy
Appears in: Les 5 supplices, Aventures dans l'Empire des Ombres
Campaign: Les 5 supplices
A search for missing children in New York leads to an unsettling revelation about a film and a visit to the Empire of Shadows.
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While trying to locate a rash of missing children in New York in 1933, the investigators realize that the disappearances cluster around areas of shadow, and that they are somehow linked to showings of a film by Fritz Lang, M. They look into the film's production and find the source of the evil that permeates the film is an entity linked to the sinister Crucible of Shadows, a temple within the mysterious Empire of Shadows, and the source of much creativity in the mortal realm under the auspices of the Master of the Coils, an entity linked to Yog-Sothoth. Yet the quest leads them only further into the shadows, to confront the Chewer of Words, a nightmare that once reigned over artistic creation in the Realm of Shadows, but who is now trapped in a silent prison. The investigators must foil the Chewer's plot to affect the moral realm through Lang's film.
- Le Mâcheur de Mots [the Chewer of Words]
- Le Maître des Écheveaux [the Master of the Coils]
- Le Scribe Errant [The Wandering Scribe]
- Les Cinq Ombres du Gibet [The Five Shadows of the Gallows]
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Campaigns / Scenarios: Les 5 supplices
The scenario is independent of the campaign Les 5 supplices, although it shares the Empire of Shadows location with the main campaign.