San Francisco – Chinatown

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Front cover

Pages: 1

Author: Samuel Tarapacki

Artist: Vintage photographs

Editor(s): Christophe Ployon, Isabelle Donné

Setting: 1920s or 1930s, San Francisco, California, United States

Appears in: Les 5 supplices, Livret 1

Campaign: Les 5 supplices


In San Francisco's Chinatown, two investigators are attacked by a local. One man is killed, while the investigators are saved by the intervention of another Chinese person.

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One or two investigators are lost in San Francisco's Chinatown when they see a hooded figure collapse in front of them, muttering something in a strange language. Then a young, enraged Chinese man charges them, sword drawn. The attacker gets the upper hand, but just before he can stab one of the investigators to death, another mystery man leaps down from the rooftops to defend them. The two men sword fight, but the would-be savior is killed. The attacker demands that the investigators tell him what the hooded figure said. He considers killing them, but instead flees.



Tomes and Artifacts:

  • Chinese bronze tripod

Campaigns / Scenarios: Les 5 supplices


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The scenario introduces either one or two investigators to Les 5 supplices, a campaign. Only one hour long, the scenario introduces Tsatoba, a Deep One who belongs to the Dark Ocean secret society, and a character who plays a larger role later in the campaign. The scenario also gives the investigator or investigators a reason to owe a favor to Qian Lan, a character from later in the campaign, since his brother is the Chinese youth who dies to save them. The words of the hooded figure refer to a jade urn that features later in the campaign.

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