Back from Essen SPIEL


Here we are, back from a memorable journey! This Essen SPIEL was marked by an unforgettable new concert of Adeliane, performed by 4 musicians and singer Clarisse Mây, all lit by candles, with special guest Benjamin Loomes of Syrinscape. Strong emotions...!




A big thank you to the organizers of Spiel who supported us as well as the publisher Matagot. Thank you to our volunteers and friends who participated in the booth throughout the show. You are jewels! Thanks to all our community, publisher friends and great people we met there.

See you nerxt year!


Pre-order for Shadows of Esteren: Dearg on Backerkit

Please take a second to check out our recently launched Shadows of Esteren pre-order page on BackerKit. You can pre-order the campaign DEARG, some previous books and some limited edition items with nice discounts. If you missed the Kickstarter, this is the perfect moment to join :)


Don't miss the launch of our next Kickstarter in 2018, subscribe here. 

Ticket Sales Open For Shadows of Esteren Concert at the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL - FRI 27th OCT 4PM

This October, enjoy a unique classical music concert at the International Games Event SPIEL! You can book your ticket on Ticketbud. The singer Clarisse Mây and four musicians will be performing Shadows of Esteren’s fourth album: ADELIANE. As of now, this concert is a one-time-only event in Germany.

ADELIANE is a music album inspired by the universes of Philip Glass, Agnes Obel, and David Darling. It is one more window to the universe of Shadows of Esteren, a medieval world filled with dark romanticism, where ghastly horror and awe-inspiring beauty go hand in hand. ADELIANE is composed by François Rousselot, the composer of the OST of MR HUBLOT, which won the Oscar for best short animation in 2014.

The SPIEL concert will feature special guest Benjamin Loomes, renowned composer and creator of Syrinscape, the award-winning sound app for tabletop games, who will be filing the venue with the sounds of vicious storms, vast landscapes and other moody environments.

Note that you will need to attend SPIEL to enter this concert, as it will take place in the Saal Europa room, located inside the Messe Essen convention center.

Buy your tickets for the SPIEL
Listen to the Esteren's first three albums on Bandcamp

See you there 😊🎹🎻🎤🎼


Gen Con 50

We are back from Gen Con and it was intense. We lived unforgettable moments.

Thank you to all the people who came to see us and to participate to make this edition an exceptional year! This edition was our sixth year and it is also friends that we found there: we miss you already! We fell so lucky and we are already looking forward to next Gen Con. Our next conventions abroad will be the Spiel in Essen, Germany and Dragonmeet in London, UK.





Back from UK Games Expo

Such great memories, thank you everyone for your goodness, all the members of our community, so supportive and kind. Thanks so much to our volunteers for their generosity. There are not all here on this picture but we do not forget : Keith, Gary, Rob, thank you so much. Those moments mean so much. 

Thanks also to the UKGE and Syrinscape crews. And of course many thanks to our composer François and all the musicians who made the live concert Adeliane happen ! We will never forget this unique evening.

We miss you all already and we will see you in Bimringham next year !

The Esteren crew for UK Games Expo 2017 - Photo by Clovis M

A Brand New Portal For Shadows of Esteren's Website

After years of loyal service, the Shadows of Esteren portal is due for an overhaul! You can find the new version here. Developed by Pierstoval, the creator of Esteren maps, and co-designed with Nelyhann, the portal’s characteristics are as follows:

- Those used to the old version will be in familiar territory. This portal is organized like the previous one, with links to the various aspects of our transmedia project.

 - By registering on the website. You can use the Esteren maps online software, a Google maps-like application for the peninsula of Tri-Kazel.

 - We are still working on an online shop, but it will come. Promise! - You can listen to Esteren’s OSTs on Soundcloud, download Book 0 directly, and access many other handy subjects and features.

Enjoy and feel free to give us your feedback :)

The link to the new portal: https://portal.esteren.org/en/

Adeliane : Our New Kickstarter is Live!

Today is the start of a new Kickstarter campaign, a small one that will last a dozen days. Yep, just like that, without warning!
Its core purpose will be to complete the production of the upcoming music album, Adeliane, and to offer you a physical CD version, as well as a limited edition vinyl one for music fans. Instead of making Adeliane available as a preorder via Backerkit, we have chosen to make this quick Kickstarter campaign in order to get the news out.. The artists involved have been working on it for several months, and it would be a shame for their efforts to go unnoticed!

In that regard, tickets for two concerts are also available through this campaign: one in England, in June, and one in Germany, in October. We hope to see many of you there! In addition, you can also preorder a limited edition of the graphic novel Yldiane, which is ready to be printed. Last but not least, this Kickstarter includes a new book, halfway between an artbook and a role-playing game sourcebook that we have been thinking about for some time: Melwan.

Concerning this book:

The Shadows of Esteren series includes several supplements (The Monastery of Tuath, The Black Moon Handbook, Occultism…) that explore specific aspects of its universe. Melwan’s focus is the eponymous vale from which Adeliane and her sister Yldiane hail. This hardcover artbook of about 60 pages is written from the perspective of an in-universe character, just like how the Black Moon Handbook was written by Steren Slaine. Here, the author is Neala, a shepherdess and Caernide breeder from Melwan. She talks about Yldiane (through a CYOA-like story), describes Melwan and the surrounding vale (which takes the shape of a game aid dedicated to the region’s noteworthy locations, personalities, and flora), and covers the local fauna, as well as more unusual creatures (in the form of a bestiary).

Find out more at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agate/adeliane-album-and-tour

Meanwhile, we are still working on Dearg; Volume 1 is almost complete!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your staunch support. With your help, we can keep going further and, year after year, go on with giving our all and making this series the best it can be.