The Persephone Extraction

Five desperate adventures to save the living from the hungry dead!

They are so old they cannot remember their names. They are pale, spindly things, with hollow eyes, and long fingers that scuttle like cave-spiders. They are strong – immensely, inhumanly strong – but act like old, arthritic people, shuffling along painfully, conserving their strength for when they need it. They are fast – terrifyingly, breathtakingly fast – but they move slowly, cautiously, fearfully. Their fear outweighs their preternatural gifts; for centuries, survival and control have been their watchwords, their overriding goals. We must not die, they whisper in the dark, even though they can no longer recall what it is to live.

And if the world must die so they can live, so be it.

The Persephone Extraction is a campaign for Night’s Black Agents, combining ancient horrors from classical mythology with the modern terrors of conspiracy and bioterrorism. It includes the following adventures:

  • THE PERSEPHONE EXTRACTION (Emma Marlow): Someone’s framed the Agents for a murder in Paris that hasn’t happened – yet. Warring factions within the Conspiracy struggle for control of a biological weapon, and its designer holds the answers the Agents need. Can they find Morgane Le Corre before her pursuers track her down – and just who else is hunting her?
  • THE PALE AGENDA (Bill White): The Conspiracy intends to recruit an international drug smuggler as part of their plan to end the world – but that initiation gives the Agents a vitally needed entry vector into the vampires’ most cherished tool. Corporate intrigue meets occult rituals in Barcelona…
  • SLEEPING GIANTS (Will Plant): The trail leads through Moscow to a sealed city, where forbidden plagues slumber in a concrete tomb buried deep beneath the tundra. The Conspiracy are on their way here, to obtain more of the pathogen they need to implement their cryptic Pale Agenda. The Agents are all that stands between the vampires and a global plague…
  • CLEAN-HEELED ACHILLES (Heather Albano): Mysterious disappearances and archaeological traces bring the Agents to Istanbul, where they must uncover the secrets of an ancient monastery – and descend into the Underworld to confront the living dead.
  • THE PEOPLE OF ASH (Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan): The final assault on the Conspiracy takes the Agents to Greece. There, they must uncover the ancient lair of the vampire elders and destroy them, once and for all time. Their clandestine odyssey ends in darkness…


Stock #: PELGN14 Authors: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Heather Albano, Emma Marlow, Will Plant, Bill White
Artists: Gislaine Avila, Marisa Erven, Quintin Gleim, Heather Landry, Georgia Roan, Ernanda Souza, Karolina Węgrzyn Pages: 160 pages, perfect bound


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32 Responses to “The Persephone Extraction”

  1. David Scott says:

    Looks good – When’s it due, how big (pages) and rough price?

  2. Phil Tweddle says:

    Any news on the potential for the release date for the ‘Persephone Extraction’ in PDF?


    • Alex Roberts says:

      It’s in the art and development phase now, but will be out by the end of 2017! Thanks for checking in.

  3. John Potts says:

    Is the Persephone Extraction a hardcover or softcover?

  4. Michael P says:

    Does the preorder come with early access to the PDF? Also, when is the expected release? Late 2017 (in time for Xmas)?

    • Alex Roberts says:

      You’ll have access to the current draft of the rules text, which has not yet been laid out and illustrated. We expect the final print and PDF to release late 2017, though we can’t make any Christmas-related guarantees!

  5. Michael P says:

    Any updates on when this will be released or an updated PDF will be available for those who preordered? Thanks!

    • Colleen Riley says:

      We’re working on edits and the earliest you’d see anything is the end of February but that is a very rough estimate. Further info will be available in See Page XX.

  6. Phil Tweddle says:

    How close are we looking at the Final PDF version or this book seeing print? Really excited for this addition to the NBA line. (Hopefully with Gareth’s DM screen not far behind)

  7. GiulioC says:

    Just pre-ordered The Persephone Extraction and love the Pre-order Draft PDF.
    I have just a question : is there any way to send errata ? I have spotted a few typos, and would gladly help.

  8. Michael P says:

    Any updates? Been waiting awhile since I preordered it at the beginning of the year and haven’t seen anything new since. Thanks!

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  10. Ian M. says:

    Just realised that I pre-ordered this one in September 2017. I see the final PDF is due soon. Will we receive a notification to download the update from Bookshelf? Thanks.

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  13. Emiliano Marchetti says:

    I would like to confirm that the print version has yet to be released. Is that correct?

    • Cat Tobin says:

      The print copies are on the way to our mail order fulfilment houses. Once they’ve been shipped to pre-orderers, we’ll make this available for general release.

      • Emiliano Marchetti says:

        Thanks. I did preorder this some time ago and I just wanted to confirm that it was normal that I had not yet received it. Looking forwards to it. :-)

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  15. Richard Lock says:


    Is it me or is there a mass of missing text between pages 97-98 during The Cistern scene?

    I have to be honest and say that this book is riddled with typos and inconsistencies that I’m not used to seeing with Pelgrane.

    The missing text makes that scene unusable.

    • Cat Tobin says:

      The print book is missing some text between pages 97-98. We’ve corrected this in the PDF, so if you download that from your bookshelf now, you’ll have the corrected version.

      While we’d love them to work with our more experienced freelancers on all our products, our focus is create opportunities in RPGs for new people, particularly people from underrepresented groups. When working with newer people, we support them as best we can through their developmental stages, but sometimes we miss errors during the review passes. Ultimately, we feel that supporting new, diverse writers to share their brilliant ideas in the stories we’re telling in our industry justifies the occasional typo or inconsistency in the work that they help us produce, and we hope that our customers share those beliefs.

      • Richard Lock says:

        Thanks for the clarity, Cat. I applaud and appreciate what you’re striving to achieve. There is a line in the sand when it comes to typos, errors etc for any customer parting with hard earned cash, however. It’s not easy.

      • KarlM says:

        Supporting new diverse writers is applaudable. But I think your editorial policy should be better than blaming them for missed errors.

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