Paris, a café near the National Library, 1923, January the 15th,
was extremely nervous. This café was a gathering point for socialists
wannabe and left-wing extremists. Not the kind of place you expect to
visit when you are from Russian nobility. He took a glance at Carl,
which was quietly drawing on the small and crowded table. Several people
of the café were looking at him go, steadily outlining the various
monument of Paris on his sketchbook with a precision that only
architects could have had.
The real center of attention
was Cihat, which was engaged in an oratory duel with some agitated young
men in a very heated discussion about the importance of a central
figure of authority in an ideal government. The young turk was brilliant,
methodically disconstructing his opponent argument one after the other.
His passionated voice were captivating the audience which was listening
closely an epic verbal joute. Henry unsuccessfully tried to stop them.
They had very pressing matters at hand and a lot of research to do. This
was no time to convert a gathering of socialists into a pro-authoritarian aficionados of the old Ottoman empire !
Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook
Excerpt from an ongoing run of the “Terror on the Orient-Express” Campaign of Call of Cthulhu RPG