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  • Tehran


    !(media-item-align-right)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/208781/persia_small.png(Persia small)! The capital of Persia since 1789, Tehran has grown from a dusty backwater to a teeming metropolis of 800,000. In the last decade alone, Tehran has …

  • City Life


    *GUTTERS* Tehran has no sewers; waste and waste-water pour into the gutters of the major streets and flow downhill into the poor section of town. An excellent plan to discover a corpse, fight a carrion-eating monster, or to chase enemies …

  • Friends and Foes


    In Tehran, knowing somebody is the key to getting a good apartment, getting out of jail, or even getting out of Tehran with a whole skin. The city sizzles with intrigue, and allegiances come together and come apart with frightening frequency. Worse …

  • Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.

    Colonel Schwarzkopf (b. 1895) may be best-known to Americans as the chief investigator in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, or possibly as the voice of the _Gang Busters_ radio program in the late 1930's, but in Persia he is the trusted commander of the …

  • Ruhollah Khomeini

    Dour and devout, Ruhollah Khomeini (b. 1902) is one of the leading lights of Persia's religious and scholarly community, the _ulema_. He divides his time between the Shi'ite holy city of Qom (about 60 miles south of Tehran) and various mosques in the …

  • Kara Vania

    It is hardly polite to ask Kara Vania, aka "the Tiger Woman," aka "the Lady of Doom," her age. Although she could pass for her early 20's, she has been one of the most sought-after (in multiple contexts) femmes fatale in Eurasia since before the War. She …

  • Prince Abdol Omar

    Born in 1871 to a Russian princess (from whom he got his gray eyes) and a noble of Khuzestan province in southwestern Persia, Abdol Omar spent the years from 1907 to 1934 in New York, working as a practicing psychologist while solving crimes and righting …

  • Djehuti-Yamun

    None can say when Djehuti-Yamun was born. British police records indicate he was active in the Egyptian fascist military underground during the War. Aleister Crowley’s diaries mention him as a “visionary scholar” in Cairo in 1904. An Ottoman internal …