Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga Brings Nordic Horror This Halloween

Free League Publishing have announced Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga, a horror adventure based on the podcast created by Elinor DiLorenzo.

Published: October 10, 2023 4:18 PM /


Artwork for Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga, featuring a giant humanlike creature walking through a valley in a mountain range

A new horror adventure is coming to Vaesen. Free League Publishing's Nordic TTRPG has gotten support in the past, including the Mythic Britain and Ireland supplement, but this latest book, Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga, is based on the actual play podcast of the same name.

Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga Announcement

According to an official press release, Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga will allow players to experience the dangers of the Mythic North. They will become entangled in social intrigue, encounter horrors within every shadow, and unravel the lands' mysteries.

For those familiar with actual play podcasts, the name may be familiar. Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga is based on the podcast of the same name.

The Lost Mountain Saga podcast was written, produced, edited, and GM'd by writer/filmmaker Elinor DiLorenzo. The adventure was based on Vaesen, ran for two seasons, and reached more than 200,000 listeners.

“As a Swede living in the United States who mostly plays with Americans, The Lost Mountain Saga was a way for me to bring everything that excites me about my own culture and customs to the table. From the sacred ritual of fika, to the often-romanticized Viking heritage, to some of our questionable political movements and of course, the terrifying creatures that used to haunt my dreams when I was a kid.”

–Ellinor DiLorenzo

The official campaign book greatly expands and modifies parts of this podcast. It is an epic campaign spanning five chapters: Duty and Despair, The Beginning of the Fall, Where The Sun Dies, The Prince & The Witch, and The Lost Mountain Saga.

Official artwork of the witch from Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga
What is different? What is the same?

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is a TTRPG based on the work of illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans. It is set in a gothic world based on Nordic myth and Scandinavian folklore and runs on the Year Zero Engine.

Vaesen The Lost Mountain Saga is available for pre-order now on Free League's store page. If you pre-order the physical book, you will immediately receive a PDF of the book at no additional cost.

Physical copies are set to release on October 31, just in time for Halloween.

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