The Auction

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Pages: 14

Author(s): Randy McCall

Artist(s): Yurek Chodak, Tom Sullivan

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: The Asylum and Other Tales, The Cthulhu Casebook



The Investigators have been invited to Vienna, Austria. The renowned House of Ausperg is holding an exclusive auction of occult paraphernalia.


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Klaus Hunderprest, a cultist, commands ghouls to murder a servant and steal an item at the auction.


Player Handouts: Auction catalog

Locations: Vienna

Creatures: Ghoul, Byakhee, Fire Vampire, Hunting Horror

Tomes and Artifacts: Egyptian ankh, Manuscript of Beth Eloim, 19th-century ritual objects, Hand of Glory, African fetish and drum, The Magus, Sword of Paracelsus, human skull, brass head, I-Ching sticks, Book of the Law, Prodigies in the New England Canaan, medallions, Dictionnaire Infernal, Eskimo shaman’s medicine bag, gold ring, Liber Tenebrea

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Keeper Comments

A popular scenario for introducing new players and starting European campaigns. See Mighty Jim's Session Report for some helpful Keeper points.

Be careful about which items you allow the players to keep. The Head, in particular can be used by the players as an Oracle, which might derail your campaign if they ask the right question.