Shadow Centurions Assemble!
This is a larp for 16 players, set in the 1930s of the pulps - loosely based on the tabletop RPG, Spirit of the Century. The characters are all ostensibly villains of the pulps. The setting is an uncharted island in the South Seas, where the host, Doctor Methuselah, has called together a group of other world-reknown figures. The attendees of this meeting are:
- Doctor Methuselah, Mathemagician: A shadowy figure only rumored in most circles, possessing vast magical powers from his mastery of the Eternity Equation.
- Professor Moriarty: The Napoleon of crime, recruited by Methuselah to be Master of Ceremonies for this event.
- The Time Traveller: A mysterious figure not known to the others in Methuselah's employ.
- Raffles, gentleman thief: Held by some to be the greatest thief in the world, recuited by Methuselah as concierge of the event.
- Fu Manchu: The infamous Chinese mastermind, who commands a shadowy network throughout Asia.
- Fah lo Suee: The most favored among Fu Manchu's many children, rumored to perhaps become his heir.
- Shiwan Khan: A Mongolian master of psychic arts, an arch-enemy of the crime-fighter known only as The Shadow.
- Lai Choi San, The Dragon Lady: A fierce and treacherous pirate of the South China Sea.
- Gorilla Khan: The product of bizarre experiments by Methuselah himself, who rebelled years ago but has accepted invitation back by his former master.
- Gorilla Elder: The parent of Gorilla Khan, given an even stronger dose of the enhanced intellect ray by his child.
- Sobito, Witch Doctor: A powerful witch doctor from the people whom Tarzan terrorized in west central Africa.
- André Matsoua: A messianic leader among the people of Gabon, recruited by Gorilla Khan as an ally.
- Huallpa, Ruler of the Secret Incan Empire: A shadowy figure at the head of a vast secret empire in Peru.
- Acahuana, High Priest of the Sun: The highest religious authority, and wielder of the mysterious Crystal Skull.
- Bill Kershaw: A noted archeologist and colleague of Professor Henry Jones, turned to Sun worship by exposure to the Crystal Skull.
- Agent Maita, Man of a Thousand Faces: A master of espionage for the Incans, who moves unsuspected through modern society.
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Mon Feb 18 12:09:21 2013