Time: May 1921
Cast of Characters:
Doctor Karl A. Schwarz - physician who works at the Krankenhaus Moabit and who has a surgery on the side in Berlin Wedding (a district known for being a stronghold of the Communist Party and for being populated almost exclusively by working class people)
Gero Thalmann - a student from a middle-class family who plans to become an architect. Meanwhile, he's involved with the Communists and has taken an interest in the pressing social issues of the time. He has been living in Berlin for about a year.
Monday, 30. May 1921
After a few weeks of absence, Gero has come round to Dr. Schwarz's surgery again and has offered to help out, as much as he can without any medical training. Schwarz has accepted the offer, although he's still not completely clear on why Gero actually wants to spend his free time there.
On Gero's first day, a wounded man makes his way into the surgery and Gero recognises Max Hillman, a fellow student, who seems more than embarrassed to be here, so he keeps silent. Gero also knows that Max' parents frown upon their son's charitable activities (rumour says he's helping out in a soup kitchen) and ending up hurt in Wedding is not exactly the thing they expect from their son.
Schwarz examines Max and finds that he has been shot and will probably die if they cannot get him to a hospital as quickly as possible. They drive Max to the Krankenhaus Moabit and there, Schwarz removes a bullet from the wound that looks decidedly weird, with strange markings on it and made from silver. In the morning, when Max is conscious again, he tells them reluctantly that he has been helping an organisation that gives out food to the poor. But they have also been transporting crates that they were forbidden to open. Max has no idea what's in those crates or even what organisation he exactly works for. He only says that the attackers were after the crates and did not hesitate to kill Max' five companions. He suggests that Gero goes to the Nasses Dreieck and ask for Franz if he wants to pretend joining the organisation as well. And he sheepishly admits that he has probably dropped his ID card somewhere in the street.
click for some crime
what happens next
Well. That promises to be interesting. The Society of Leopold actually is one of the good guys in the Call of Cthulhu universe. But Schwarz in particular has a very bad impression of them and so we might well end up helping the bad guys in this campaign. Which sounds brilliant. Much better than having everything neatly in black and white.