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Minh Thi Phan
The Secretary
Core Set
Health Sanity
7 7
Strength Agility Observation Lore Influence Will
3 4 4 3 4 3
Special Ability
Once per round, you or another investigator within range may reroll 1 die while resolving a test.
Minh Thi Phan
The Secretary
Minh Thi Phan ~ Elder Sign - Omens of the Deep.png
Omens of the Deep
Sanity Stamina
6 4
Special Ability
Synergy: Minh may allow other investigators to use her common items and unique items. Each time Minh or another investigator uses one of Minh's common items or unique items, Minh regains 1 sanity.
Starting Items
AllyCommon Item
UniqueTPtC-2: Minh Thi Phan
The Secretary
"You can depend on me to guide you through the unknown."
Type Subtype
Investigator Assistant
Faction Health Sanity
Seeker 7 7
Willpower Intellect Combat Agility
4 4 2 2
Reaction After an investigator at your location commits a card to a skill test: That card gains a Wild icon until the end of the test. (Limit once for each investigator per round.)
Elder Sign effect
+1. You may choose a skill card committed to this skill test to return to its owner's hand after this test ends.
Size: 30
Options: Seeker cards (Seeker) level 0–5, Neutral cards level 0–5, Survivor cards (Survivor) level 0–2.
Requirements: Analytical Mind, The King in Yellow (Act 1), 1 random basic weakness.

Minh Thi Phan is an Investigator that appears in the Arkham Horror Second Edition Innsmouth Horror, Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set, Elder Sign Omens of the Deep, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game The Path to Carcosa.


The Story So Far[]

Originally from Korea, Minh's family came to the United States to seek a fresh start and escape Japanese persecution. They worked hard to get ahead, and Minh was able to attend a small community college. Although she was often teased or harassed because of her heritage, Minh tried to focus on her studies, reminding herself that her parents had faced much worse in Korea. Eventually, she was able to finish her degree and landed a job at a small office in Arkham.

Initially Minh was mostly worried that her employer might make improper advances towards her, but Mr. Thomas seemed uninterested in her in that way, so she relaxed and concentrated on her work. Then he loaned her the book. As she started to read The King in Yellow, she found herself repulsed and horrified by its contents. When she expressed these feelings to Mr. Thomas, he just smiled oddly and told her, "Keep reading, it gets better towards the end." Although fearful for her job, she returned the book to him, saying it just wasn't her sort of thing.

The next day, she received a call from the hospital. Mr. Thompson was dead - suicide - and for some reason she was listed as his emergency contact.

So, Minh now finds herself standing outside St. Mary's Hospital with Mr. Thompson's personal possessions, including that terrible book, wondering what to do.[1]

Minh Thi Phan landed a good job directly out of school, perhaps due to her unique upbringing and her fluency in English, French, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese. She worked for Mr. Thomas as his secretary for a number of years and considered him to be not just her employer but her friend. But after coming across a strange book in the course of his work importing and exporting antiquities, Mr. Thomas became odd, moody, and ultimately took his own life.

Suddenly, Minh was on her own for the first time in her life. Uncertain what to do, Minh set about putting Mr. Thomas's affairs in order and soon discovered that his import and export business had exposed him to a dark and hidden world of the unknowable and unthinkable. Now Minh has a new task, one chosen for herself for the first time: discover what awful truth made Mr. Thomas commit suicide.[2]

Minh never quite felt like she belonged in America. Things were even harder for her family before they moved, being Vietnamese in Korea under Japanese rule. She worked hard to get her college degree, reminding herself that her parents had sacrificed much to come to the States. Finally, her father became acquainted with a man from Arkham, Mr. Thomas, who offered Minh a job at his office. He was kind to her, at first - but then he started reading The King in Yellow, and his demeanor changed completely. He'd lent it to Minh, but she dared not read past the first act. Three weeks later, Mr. Thomas was found dead, having taken his own life... And The King in Yellow is the key to the truth.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. Arkham Horror Second Edition — Minh Thi Phan Investigator Card
  2. Mansions of Madness Second Edition: Core Set — Minh Thi Phan Investigator Card
  3. Arkham Horror: The Card GameTPtC-2: Minh Thi Phan