From the introduction:
This adventure is designed to be played by a gamemaster and a single player, not the traditional party of adventurers. It could be adapted for more players, but at heart it is a simple, personal story and works best one-on-one.
The year is 1748 and the setting for this adventure is the city of Paris. It is the thirty-third year of the reign of King Louis XV, a time of great prosperity, colonial expansion, and rumors of war with England. The city is overcrowded and impoverished, while the court and nobility play at games of power and intrigue on their great estates outside the city