Paris – Dairen par les airs

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Translated Title: Paris–Dairen by Air

Pages: 41

Author: Samuel Tarapacki

Artist: Vintage photographs, Loïc Muzy

Editor(s): Christophe Ployon, Isabelle Donné

Setting: September 1931

Appears in: Les 5 supplices, Livret 3

Campaign: Les 5 supplices

Summary

The investigators voyage from Paris, France, to Dairen, Manchuria, by plane on the heels of sorcerer Sayk Fong Lee. At stops along the way, they learn more about his nefarious plans while evading traps set for them by the villain's forces.

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From his deathbed, Guang Ying implores the investigators to follow the sorcerer Sayk Fong Lee to Manchuria. Only then can they warn Agaï Chen that the villain has kidnapped his daughter. If they fail, and the sorcerer becomes the Ransomer of Divine Right, anyone bearing the Seal of the Dragon will become his thrall. Meanwhile, Louis Lonsdale's papers put the investigators on the trail of a group of monks and a strange tome called the Necronomicon.

The voyage by air requires frequent pitstops from Paris to Darien. At these locations, the investigators have the opportunity to learn more about Sayk Fong Lee's plans, but they must also evade traps he has set for them or forces he has stirred up against them. The itinerary takes them Paris to Rome, Athens, Latakia, Baghdad, Djask, Karachi, Bhopal, Calcutta, Rangoon, Hanoi, Kouang Tcheou Wan, Macao, Shanghai, Port Arthur, and then Dairen.


Player Handouts:

  • Report of antiquity spoilage (Procès verbal de spoliation d’antiquités)
  • Expert's letter to Louis Lonsdale (La lettre de l’expert à Louis Lonsdale)
  • Shanghai merchant business cards (Les cartes de visite de négociants de Shanghai)
  • Louis Lonsdale's notes (Les notes de Louis Lonsdale)
  • Envelope addressed to Louis Lonsdale (Enveloppe adressée à Louis Lonsdale)
  • Actions of the South Manchuria Railway Co. Ltd. (Les actions du South Mandchourian Railway Co. Ltd)
  • Flight plan of the Paris–Dairen trip (Le plan de vol du voyage Paris-Dairen)
  • Official travel permits (extract) (Laissez-passer officiels (extrait))
  • Notice from a Hanoi trader (Annonce d’un négociant d’Hanoï)
  • Extract from the Necronomicon (L’extrait du Necronomicon)
  • Map of the Territory of Kong Tcheou Wan (La carte du territoire de Kouang Tcheou Wan)
  • A contact at the Yamato Hotel in Dairen (Un contact à l’hôtel Yamato de Dairen)

Locations:

Creatures:

  • Shadow (L’ombre combative)

Organizations

  • Les Gardiens du Dernier Sacrilège (Guardians of the Final Sacrilege)
  • Rabban Cauma

Tomes and Artifacts:

  • Necronomicon
  • Portail des Ombres (Gate of Shadows)
  • Sceau du Dragon (Seal of the Dragon)

Campaigns / Scenarios: Les 5 supplices

Comments

Keeper Comments

The scenario may be as short or as long as the Keeper desires, with the potential to extend out into several scenarios if wanted. The scenario as written includes several potential encounters and lines of inquiry, but Keepers are encouraged to add more or take some out to fit their game.