Dates: December 1936
Player Characters: The Silver Ghost
Location: San Francisco
The Silver Ghost investigates reports of a new Chinatown tong, operating under the name of “Black Lotus.” He discovers that this new tong is led by Hei Lian, a Chinese aristocrat and opium addict who had been kidnapped from the 19th Century and held prisoner by a mad scientist and time traveler (see The Crystal Ship adventure). After being returned to her own time, Hei Lian had overcome her addiction and learned the powers of sorcery, extending her own lifespan. Her organization in San Francisco was battling the trade in opium and other narcotics, largely controlled by the Silk Noose tong.
Hei Lian, her lieutenant Pang Ko (outcast from the Silk Noose and taken in by the Black Lotus), and the Silver Ghost work together to strike a major blow against the Silk Noose. Their leader, Jen-Sha Yung, is arrested and eventually deported back to China.
This adventure marked the return of Hei Lian, who has become a fixture in the world of the Chamber, a valuable ally to the Silver Ghost and other PCs in the game.