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Return to the Third Horizon in this massive campaign module for the multiple award-winning Coriolis scifi RPG.
Return to the Third Horizon in this massive campaign module for the multiple award-winning Coriolis scifi RPG.
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A herald born of flames, dreaming of life. By lightning smote and bound, in shackles cold as ice.

– Nabi-mu-Qad, the Messenger Emissary

Ten years in the making, Emissary Lost is the seminal campaign module for the multiple award-winning scifi tabletop RPG Coriolis - The Third Horizon by Free League Publishing and Paradox Interactive. It is the first part of the epic Mercy of the Icons campaign and will change the Coriolis universe forever. It is time for you to learn what The Third Horizon really means.

If you are already familiar with Coriolis, this is truly an expansion you should not miss. Mercy of the Icons is the "Enemy Within" of Coriolis, the start of the central story of the Third Horizon.

If you are new to Coriolis – congratulations! There has never been a better time to join us in the Third Horizon. Using the STARTER PACK reward and/or addons (below), you can get the core game and all previous supplements at great prices.

“The game’s authors describe it as ‘Arabian Nights in space’ and it fulfills that brief marvelously.” – RPG.NET review

Emissary Lost will come in the form of a massive full-color book of 200+ pages, lavishly illustrated and printed on the finest paper.

The text of the expansion is already written, translated and proof-read, and all the illustrations are complete. All we need to proceed are the funds to layout, print and ship the book.

Should we go beyond our base funding goal, we will unlock stretchgoals including a large separate map of the planet Kua, custom dice, additonal scenarios, digital artbooks, and more.

Ozone Plaza is silent. Only a low murmur is heard from the crowds huddling around the info the holo screens in the souq. Yet it heralds a gathering storm. The air is thick with anticipation as you make your way toward the nearest terminal. A reporter on the holo screen speaks gravely:

”The Emissary from Xene has disappeared”...  

Street reporters call it The mysticides. Scores of mystics have been found dead, or disappeared without a trace. Who is hunting the mystics of Coriolis? And why? When a friend of the player characters disappears, it becomes personal. Can they solve the mystery before it is too late?

In Emissary Lost, the player characters are thrown into the vast conspiracy that threatens the stability of Coriolis, and in the end, the Third Horizon itself. The book contains two long-form scenarios.

The first scenario, The Wake of the Martyr, takes place on the huge space station Coriolis itself, where attacks on the mystics are escalating. The player characters need to find out who is behind the conspiracy - and not get killed in the process. The hunt for clues will bring them to the bustling Ozone Plaza, to the decadent elite in the Spire, and deep down into the dark of the Cellar.

The Kuan Connection, the second extensive scenario in the book, takes the player characters down to the surface of planet Kua. Here, they will follow a trail of blood through the deep jungles, immerse themselves in the violent politics of the Zenithian colonies, and search for answers in the shadow of the mighty Monolith.

Emissary Lost sets the wheel in motion. The struggle for the Horizon has started – only the Icons themselves know how it will end.

Coriolis – The Third Horizon is a multiple award-winning science fiction role playing game set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilisations, both new and old. Here, the so called First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power.

In this game, you will crew a space ship and travel the Horizon. You will explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions and partake in the game of political intrigue on Coriolis station – the centre of power in the Third Horizon. You might even encounter strange beings from the Dark Between the Stars.

From the Monolith in the jungles of Kua to the floating temples of Mira, the Horizon is yours to explore. You can be traders, explorers, mercenaries, pilgrims or agents. Whatever your calling is, together you will make your own fate. In the end you might even discover the truth about the mysterious Emissaries and the threat of the Dark Between the Stars.

Coriolis – The Third Horizon was awarded the ENnies Judges’ Spotlight 2017 and was named RPG of the Year by the Swedish Fenix gaming magazine in 2016. Coriolis – The Third Horizon is produced by the makers of critically acclaimed Mutant: Year Zero and Tales from the Loop RPGs.

With your help, we can make Emissary Lost even more amazing. Below are the stretchgoals we have lined up if we exceed our initial funding goal.

STRETCHGOAL 1: MAP OF PLANET KUA – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will print a large full-color map of the planet Kua, around which the mighty Coriolis station orbits. Format 39.5cm x 55.8 cm. This reward will be included in pledge levels AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON.

STRETCHGOAL 2: HARDCOVER BOOK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will print Emissary Lost with a top-quality hardback cover, just like the Coriolis - Third Horizon core rulebook.

STRETCHGOAL 3: EXPANDED MYSTIC POWERS – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will expand the Emissary Lost book with a chapter on the "resonance powers" - the powerful mystical abilities used by the emissaries themselves. This stretchgoal is included in all reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 4: CAST OF CHARACTERS DIGITAL ARTBOOK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will create a beautiful and useful digital artbook describing all key characters in the two Emissary Lost scenarios. This PDF stretchgoal is included in all reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 5: “LAST VOYAGE OF THE GHAZALI” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will publish the full-length scenario Last Voyage of the Ghazali, of approximately 64 pages. This thrilling scenario can be played as a prologue to Emissary Lost. A summary:

A colony in the Taoan system sent a distress call, then went dead quiet. On Coriolis station, a rescue mission is hastily organized. It includes the former passenger liner Ghazali, as well as the players characters. During the portal jump to Taoan, something goes terribly wrong. The characters wake up to loud alarms on a mortally wounded ship. What has happened? And can the characters survive the Last Voyage of the Ghazali?

This printed booklet will be included in pledge levels AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON. The PDF version is included in all other reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 6: BOOK RIBBON MARKER – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will provide the Emissary Lost book with a useful and stylish book ribbon marker. This stretchgoal is included in reward level MYSTIC and above.

STRETCHGOAL 7: EMISSARY MISSION GENERATOR – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will expand the Emissary Lost book with a useful misson generator, focusing on the mysterious emissaries and giving you the means to expand your campaign with a few dice rolls. This stretchgoal is included in all reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 8: ART OF THE THIRD HORIZON ARTBOOK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will create a digital artbook with beautiful artwork from both Emissary Lost and the Coriolis core rulebook. This PDF stretchgoal is included in all reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 9: CUSTOM DICE – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will make awesome-looking engraved custom dice for Coriolis - The Third Horizon RPG, produced by the awesome team at Q-workshop. Check out the design below. These special dice are designed to support the game mechanics but can be used as normal six-sided dice as well.

A set of 10 custom dice will be included in pledge levels AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON. More dice can be purchased as addons.

STRETCHGOAL 10: SECOND BOOK RIBBON MARKER – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will provide the Emissary Lost book with a second useful and stylish book ribbon marker.

STRETCHGOAL 11: “THE TAILOR FROM MIRA” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will publish scenario The Tailor from Mira, of about 10 pages, in PDF format. This digital reward will be included in all pledge levels except SAMARITAN. Summary:

"The Tailor" is the most well-known bionic sculptor in The Third Horizon. Now she has disappeared - and the powers on Mira are looking for her, to perform a very specific task.

STRETCHGOAL 12: “ALGEBRA OF THE ICONS” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will publish the scenario Algebra of the Icons, of about 10 pages, in PDF format. This digital reward will be included in all pledge levels except SAMARITAN. Summary:

A murder has been committed at the Industrial Algebra tech company, just as it is about to launch the new Lazarus-II ship intelligence. Who is the culprit and what is the killer’s secret agenda?

STRETCHGOAL 13: “DARK BETWEEN THE STARS” EPUB NOVEL – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will include the full-length Coriolis novel Dark Between the Stars by author Mattias Lilja, in epub version in all pledge levels except SAMARITAN. This novel has been published before, but we'd like to give more of you a chance to read it! A summary:

The orbital station Coriolis is at the crossroads of space and everything good, bad and ugly in the Third Horizon sooner or later ends up here. It's here that a young pathfinder comes to seek the father she's never meet. It's where a courtisan realizes he cannot escape the sins of his past, and where a crooked guardsman finds out how hard it is to get dirt off your fingers by washing them in blood. The fates of these three get intertwined as old enemies seek new ways to hurt each other. And as so often before on Coriolis it all starts with a corpse.

STRETCHGOAL 14: “EYE OF THE BEAST” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will publish the scenario Eye of the Beast, of about 10 pages, in PDF format. This digital reward will be included in all pledge levels except SAMARITAN. Summary:

The Colonial Agency’s forestry colony on the faraway moon of Arzachel has stopped sending regular reports. What has happened to the colony and what lurks in the deep forests of the moon?

STRETCHGOAL 15: “ARAM’S SECRET” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we hit this goal, we will publish the full-length printed scenario Aram's Secret, of approximately 48 pages. A summary:

The acidic planet Jina is considered an unihabitable hellhole by most. Yet, a small colony of miners and colonists persevere in the settlement Aram's Ravine. Now, the humanites on Jina have suddenly turned aggressive. When the player characters arrive, they will learn what secrets are hidden beneath the planet's surface.

This printed booklet will be included in pledge levels AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON. The PDF version is included in all other reward levels except SAMARITAN.

STRETCHGOAL 16: HAMURA SYSTEM & HAMURABI STATION – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will expand the Last Voyage of the Ghazali scenario with a detailed description of the Hamura system and the Hamurabi orbital station. This material will be included in print in the AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON rewards.

STRETCHGOAL 17: SHIP DESIGN: OMRIC TRADING SHIP – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a new ship design – the OMRIC class trading ship. These ship plans will be included in the Last Voyage of the Ghazali scenario, which is included in print format in the AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON rewards.

STRETCHGOAL 18: “A SONG FOR JAROUMA” SCENARIO – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a brand new and intense one-shot bonus scenario called A Song for Jarouma - a flashback into the mystery that sets the stage for the Mercy of the Icons campaign. A Song for Jarouma will be included in the main Emissary Lost book. A summary:

The shuttle descends into Xene’s stormy atmosphere. Hull groans. Screens flicker. White noise in the comms. The passengers are strapped in. Beads of sweat on faces locked in fear. Fear for the Icons and what destiny awaits. Eight hours ago, they were all standing in the lab aboard the station, ready to activate an experiment two years in the making. An experiment that would change the Third Horizon forever...

STRETCHGOAL 19: PRINTED SCENARIO COMPENDIUM – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, will publish a printed Adventure Compendium containing all PDF scenarios previously unlocked in this campaign (Algebra of the Icons, The Tailor from Mira and Eye of the Beast), as well as Mahanji Oasis, a scenario location from the previous Coriolis Kickstarter.

This printed compendium will be included in the in the AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON rewards - but as it will ship separately and require an additional shipping fee, it will be a voluntary addon in the pledge manager after the campaign ends.

Below is a summary of what is included in the different pledge levels that you can choose between. As we unlock stretchgoals, the rewards will increase!

You can complete your pledge with additional products, at a discounted price. These will be delivered together with your copy of Emissary Lost, at no extra shipping cost. You can only order physical addons if you are a backer at level MYSTIC or above.

To buy an addon, click the "Manage My Pledge" button and increase your pledge manually with the total cost (in SEK) for all the addons you want. After this Kickstarter is over, there will be a pledge manager in which you can mark which addons you want.

EXTRA COPY OF THE EMISSARY LOST PRINTED BOOK - 350 SEK

An additional copy of the printed Emissary Lost campaign book, with over 200 full-color pages with beautiful artwork.

EXTRA CUSTOM DICE SET - 150 SEK

A set of 10 awesome-looking engraved custom dice for Coriolis - The Third Horizon RPG, produced by Q-workshop. These special dice are designed to support the game mechanics but can be used as normal six-sided dice as well. One set of dice is be included in pledge levels AMBASSADOR, EMISSARY and ICON. More dice sets can be purchased as addons.

CORIOLIS - THIRD HORIZON CORE RULEBOOK - 300 SEK

The complete Coriolis – The Third Horizon core rulebook, with 384 full-color pages in a hardback cover. Downloadable PDF is included in purchase!

GAMEMASTER SCREEN - 150 SEK

This deluxe Gamemaster Screen for Coriolis – The Third Horizon is made out of three sections of 3 mm thick hardback, measuring a mighty 855 x 216 mm when unfolded. The outside features beautiful full-color artwork, and the inside contains charts and tables for easy reference during play.

ICON CARD DECK - 100 SEK

This custom card deck lets you summon the mysterious Icons directly in your game of Coriolis – The Third Horizon. With this deck, you can foretell the future, create scenario seeds, determine combat initiative, emulate dice rolls, manage your ship crew positions, and more. The deck includes: 36 Icon cards, 12 NPC cards, and 5 ship crew cards.

ATLAS COMPENDIUM - 100 SEK

The Icons’ promised land, the vast cluster of star systems called the Third Horizon, is full of unsolved mysteries, ancient ruins, and deadly secrets. The mighty wonders left behind by the Portal Builders and the true nature of the mysterious Emissaries have only been myth to the common people of the Third Horizon – until now. Some of the contents of this booklet:  

  • Description of the most important systems of the Third Horizon.
  • A historical overview of the Third Horizon.
  • The story of the Portal Builders and descriptions of the wonders they left behind.
  • Tools and tables to help you create your own systems and planets.
  • Mission generators for quick adventure creation.
  • Expanded rules for space travel and unexpected encounters.

Downloadable PDF included in purchase!

THE DYING SHIP SCENARIO - 100 SEK

The ice hauler Orun II has stopped responding to hails, and has changed course towards a deadly asteroid cloud. The player characters are tasked with intercepting the heavy freighter to find out what has happened onboard and bring it back to Coriolis safely.

What is hiding aboard the silent hauler and what has happened to her crew? In this first full-length adventure for Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, the players get to explore the mystery of the dying ship, confront an ancient secret – and hopefully live to tell the tale. The contents include:  

  • An exciting and action-packed scenario taking place on Coriolis, in space and onboard the dying ship.
  • Ship plans for the ice hauler Orun II.
  • Several player handouts.
  • Five pre-made characters, ready to be used right away.

Downloadable PDF included in purchase!

MAP OF THE THIRD HORIZON - 50 SEK

A large full-color map of The Third Horizon on the front and the Coriolis station on the back, in the format 39.5cm x 55.8 cm. Please note: the map is double-sided, the picture below is a mockup.

Free League is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction in various forms. We publish games, art books and novels set in strange and wondrous worlds. Our first English-language RPG, the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero, was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules in 2015. Tales from the Loop RPG, based on the retro scifi universe created by Simon Stålenhag, won no less than FIVE Gold ENnies at Gencon last year, including Best Game and Product of the Year.

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belowWe have completed several successful kickstarters and have solid experience in the field. The complete text of Emissary Lost is fully translated and proof-read - all we need is to finish the layout, print and ship. Our international distribution and shipping is handled by the excellent people at GamesQuest in the UK, who have handled the fulfillment of several Kickstarters for us in the past.

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    SAMARITAN

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    MARTYR

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    MYSTIC

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    *The printed Emissary Lost campaign book, with over 200 full-color pages with beautiful artwork.
    *A complete PDF version of the book, about a month before the print release date.
    *All PDFs that are unlocked as stretchgoals during the Kickstarter.
    *An honorable mention in the book.

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    AMBASSADOR

    Approx. $67 / €54 / £48
    You get:
    *The printed Emissary Lost campaign book, with over 200 full-color pages with beautiful artwork.
    *A complete PDF version of the Emissary Lost book, about a month before the print release date.
    *An honorable mention in the book.
    *All physical stretchgoals that are unlocked during the Kickstarter, such as the map of planet Kua, the Last Voyage of the Ghazali scenario and the custom dice. The value of this pledge level will increase as stretchgoals are unlocked.
    *All PDFs that are unlocked as stretchgoals during the Kickstarter.

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    STARTER PACK

    Approx. $79 / €64 / £57
    New to Coriolis? This starter pack contains all you need to get started playing Emissary Lost. Additional items can be purchased as addons. You get:
    *The printed Emissary Lost campaign book, with over 200 full-color pages with beautiful artwork.
    *A complete PDF version of the Emissary Lost book, about a month before the print release date.
    *All PDFs that are unlocked as stretchgoals during the Kickstarter.
    *An honorable mention in the book.
    *The complete Coriolis – The Third Horizon core rulebook, with 384 full-color pages in a hardback cover.

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    EMISSARY

    Approx. $109 / €89 / £78
    You get:
    *A limited special edition of the the printed Emissary Lost campaign book. This edition of the book will have a beautiful embossed cover and is unique to this Kickstarter. It will never be printed again.
    *A complete PDF version of the Emissary Lost book, about a month before the print release date.
    *A prominent honorable mention in the book.
    *All physical stretchgoals that are unlocked during the Kickstarter, such as the map of planet Kua, the Last Voyage of the Ghazali scenario and the custom dice. The value of this pledge level will increase as stretchgoals are unlocked.
    *All PDFs that are unlocked as stretchgoals during the Kickstarter.

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    ICON

    Approx. $219 / €177 / £157
    You get:
    *A limited special edition of the the printed Emissary Lost campaign book. This edition of the book will have a beautiful embossed cover and is unique to this Kickstarter. It will never be printed again.
    *A complete PDF version of the Emissary Lost book, about a month before the print release date.
    *A prominent honorable mention in the book.
    *All physical stretchgoals that are unlocked during the Kickstarter, such as the map of planet Kua, the Last Voyage of the Ghazali scenario and the custom dice. The value of this pledge level will increase as stretchgoals are unlocked.
    *All PDFs that are unlocked as stretchgoals during the Kickstarter.
    *Exclusive high-quality canvas print (size 50 x 70 cm) of your choice of Coriolis art piece by Martin Grip (see reward graphics for the available selection). The print will be shipped separately, at no extra cost.

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