Dates: August 20-21, 1936
Location: San Francisco
Player Characters: The Silver Ghost, Mason Adams, Marlene Mendelson
During a performance of Robert’s Kane’s magic show, gangster Janet Rutherford is shot down. It appears that FBI agent Roger Entman was her killer; it was known that she had just broken off a love-affair with him. Investigation by Robert Kane and his new-found colleagues Mason Adams and Marlene Mendelson reveals that Rutherford had broken off her affair and was ending her career in crime because she had discovered that she was pregnant.
If you are reading this, then I am either on my way back to Perth — or dead. My thanks for your love and encouragement. My operations have been dismantled, though I’m afraid someone — I’m not sure who — is taking them over. They’re pretty damn ruthless — I haven’t seen anything like it in over a year, up to that Bloodletter business. That reminds me. If I am, in fact, dead from unnatural causes, do me a favor, and show this letter to the Silver Ghost, if you can find him — or it. Try a magician named Kane — they seem to have some connection….I’m sorry we had to call it off, dear. You’ve got prospects. They’ll only get knackered if you hang around me. Again, all my love. — Rutherford.
– text of a note from Janet Rutherford to Roger Entman
Further, her death was at the hands of a professional killer hired by none other than Evan Sabre. The Silver Ghost and several others chase Sabre down and kill him in the midst of a blazing warehouse.
Elements of Note
This adventure marked the death of Janet Rutherford, but it was far from her last appearance in the game. The character of Roger Entman went on to become one of the Silver Ghost’s principal allies.
This was the sole adventure of player characters Mason Adams and Marlene Mendelson. I think the two players in question found role-playing in the Star Wars universe a bit more fun than the world of the 1930s.