HYPE! Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror Premieres February 29th!

Written by on February 20, 2024

Greetings Investigators,

The battle against otherworldly foes plaguing The Fairelands is relentless and Candela Obscura must return with a new circle of investigators and a new game master leading the way.

On February 29th, The Circle of The Crimson Mirror will teeter on the edge of survival as their present collides with the threats of a forgotten past…

Our courageous circle includes Taliesin Jaffe (newly in the player seat!) with guests Aimee Carrero, Imari Williams, and Alexander Ward led by game master Liam O’Brien! While Taliesin takes on a new role in this circle, he still remains our trusted, all-knowing lightkeeper outside of the game.

If this is your first time tuning in for a Candela Obscura chapter or you need a refresher on how these investigations work, read on (if you dare) for more information!


Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror actual play that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Set in a fictional turn-of-the-century inspired region known as The Fairelands, a place of terrifying magick, each episode begins with an inciting incident prompting a circle of investigators to uncover and solve the mystery at hand. This means that each episode is completely standalone and you’re free to jump in without needing to catch up on previous chapters or episodes. 

The series leverages gaming as a story mechanic and features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is our first TTRPG built on the Illuminated Worlds System

If you’re interested in making your own mark on the Fairelands, become a full-fledged investigator in this esoteric order with the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook! This complete guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to play or game master this collaborative horror experience. We also have a free Quickstart Guide available for download.

And if you want to see Candela Obscura in action, check out our YouTube Channel where you can find the previous three chapters of the series, learn how to craft a mystery from experienced game masters, and see how characters were made with former circles.

If you want to stay up to date on all things Darrington Press consider signing up for the Darrington newsletter or find folks to play with over on our Darrington Press Discord.


This new circle will begin their assignment on February 29th at 7pm Pacific on Twitch and YouTube!

Candela Obscura will then continue on the last Thursday of each month with the following release dates:

  • Candela Obscura: The Crimson Mirror | Episode 1 – February 29th, 2024 at 7pm Pacific
  • Candela Obscura: The Crimson Mirror | Episode 2 – March 28th, 2024 at 7pm Pacific
  • Candela Obscura: The Crimson Mirror | Episode 3 – April 25th, 2024 at 7pm Pacific

The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service.

That is all the essential information for this next assignment. We hope you will join these brave new investigators in The Fairelands…

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