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Tonight, a ceremony of light is taking place on the surface.

Meanwhile, a world away in the city of spiders, a drow matron solidifies a pact with soul-consuming entities who require great sacrifices in trade for unimaginable power. Drow eyes turn to the surface.

This book contains a mega-adventure and setting, taking characters across the surface and into the depths of the world. Adventurers will meet unique denizens, battle horrors of the Underworld, explore epic locations, and fight to stop the rise of the drow.


PDF, 544 pages, Pathfinder RPG 1e
Underworld Adventure & Setting
Levels 1-15 (16-20 with exploration)


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Adventures to be Conquered!

The Darkness Arrives
The Darkest Dawn
The Darkness Revealed
Descent Into the Underworld
The Scourge of Embla
Usurper of Souls
Commander of Malice

Cities to Explore!

Rybalka, Heart of the Frontier
Stoneholme, City of the Ancestors
Embla, City of Lights
Holoth, City of Spiders
House Gullion and all the drow houses of Holoth

Unique Locales to Discover!

Underworld Settlements
The Fungi Forest
Glorious Graveyard
Lake Vaihtualohikaarme
Lake Xlekellum
The Ossuary Collaborative
Petrous Lair
Purple Worm Nursery
The Seekers of Wasting
The Small Bleak Void
The Sundered Tower
Survey Expedition XL-17B
The Demiplane of Venom
Vethin's Hold
Tahiti's Saturnalia

And so much more!

Underworld Spells & Domains
Underworld Bestiary
Underworld Rules & Expansion


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Jeffrey C M April 03, 2022 11:59 pm UTC
Does this include the original prologue and epilogue?
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Jonathan G. N April 04, 2022 11:52 pm UTC
Yes, and much more too! :) See above description for all that is included.
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Gremlin H June 05, 2021 9:17 pm UTC
I had this bought for my bday by a friend a earlier this year. Been dying to run it as a DM and my party loves playing Drow characters. After reading through it seems the Drow are the OpFor. Is it possible to run this with Drow PC's or givin the nature of the campaign would that be almost impossible without a REALLY good explanation?
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Jose G June 05, 2021 10:02 pm UTC
I have run this before with a drow DMPC, which is a little different yes, but if you start the party with a Drow PC it shouldn't be an issue from someone who has run it before. In fact having Drow PCs might shake things up a little as to how it's done, it is just up to who runs it.
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Jonathan G. N June 07, 2021 6:04 pm UTC
Hello Gremlin, nice name BTW!
We've had lots of people run this from a different perspective using drow and other races from Underworld Races & Classes.
If you'd like to speak directly to the authors and developers of Rise of the Drow, please visit our Discord at: and hop into the #rise-of-the-drow channel to post your comments/questions.
After you've received what you need, we encourage you to return to this page to make your purchase on
Thank you!
Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW Games
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Jose G April 29, 2021 9:03 pm UTC
I have what I assume is an older PDF version (contains both 3.5and pathfinder 1e in the same book) of the middle chapters (Descent Into the Underworld, The Scourge of Embla, and Usurper of Souls). I absolutely LOVE this adventure, but running it is a massive headache. The books organization is so bad that I dread having to go to the PDF and TRYING to find something. A lot of the information that is placed before and after plot related elements could have been placed in a separate section in the back of the book. Pages upon pages of location information, side quests available are not necessary at those places. Important yes, but it absolutely ruins the flow and speed when I am trying to find plot related information. If that has been addressed I would like to know as the older version is no longer even listed in the store and I paid quite a bit for it back then to receive a rather lack luster product.
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Jonathan G. N April 29, 2021 9:16 pm UTC
Hello Jose,
Yes, that's a much older version. The new and final collector's edition has a third column page left and right in purple with details on encounters, traps, references, important bits of information, etc. so there's no more searching through the main text for some key ingredient.
For screenshots/examples, check it out on our site:
Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW Games
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Jose G April 29, 2021 9:38 pm UTC
That is fantastic to know! I will consider picking it up again once I am able to.
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Hayden R April 02, 2021 12:31 pm UTC
I'm super interested in buying the PDF—although the price is so steep, even on sale. (Over A$100 full price, ouch.)

I understand there's a ton of content packed in, including things like maps and other bonus stuff. Is it possible to think about a 'lite' version with some of that bonus content trimmed away for a cheaper price?

I'll still keep my eyes peeled.
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Jonathan G. N April 02, 2021 6:58 pm UTC
Hi Hayden,
The PDF is not priced at $100, the $99 option is the most expensive print + PDF option.
To print a high quality, premium, color book in hardcover via Lightning Source (print on demand via OneBookShelf/DTRPG), it is expensive. The price is much higher than say through standard offset printing. While we wish we could offer a lower price, this book is massive and the prices are what they are due to the costs involved in production for a book this size.
If you'd like to see a flip-through of the 5E version, you can check it out at
Thank you,
Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW Games
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Hayden R April 02, 2021 7:47 pm UTC
Quick clarification, although thank you for the supremely fast response; I meant $100 Australian Dollars. (Yes, the monopoly money country)

I'd easily pay the A$100 price tag for the full-colour hardcover, without a question to be honest. That said, nobody here sells anything like this, and delivery costs close to another A$100 on top of anything else. The worst part about living in Aus.

I don't mind the price, personally, I think it's fantastic to see value in a good product. I was just wondering about potentially a 'lite' version for newcomers to your series.

I'll definitely check out the flip-through though. Perhaps it will help me make the leap.
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Jonathan G. N April 02, 2021 9:11 pm UTC
Hello Hayden,
The original versions of Rise of the Drow were the simplified versions (A-series original release 2012, PF1e Kickstarter version 2014). We've since released this collector's edition (2020) which is a higher price point.
I'm sure you can find the originals out there on the interwebs somewhere. :)
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