Dark Waters Rising
A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Adventure for 5th-level characters by John Bennett
Catastrophe strikes the frontier village of Swallowfeld! With a grinding groan, the town’s mill slews into the Kilian River and breaks through the ceiling of an ancient subterranean dungeon. This accident frees a long-imprisoned evil to prey upon the shocked townsfolk. When several Swallowfeld residents—some innocent and some not so innocent—are spirited away into the rapidly flooding dungeon, it falls to a brave group of heroes to venture underground and rescue the missing before dark, rising waters seal their fate.
Praise for Dark Waters Rising
“All in all a well written, fast paced adventure with an emphasis on a stress filled rescue operation against an entrenched enemy with the advantage of home field in their favor. Bringing to the table all of the great things about a classic dungeon trek without bogging down to deep into unnecessary side paths, this is a focused and well handled adventure, and one that could easily give a playgroup a great night of fun.”
–KTFish7 (five stars)
“…nail-biting, old-schoolish and fast-paced dungeon-crawl.”
–Endzeitgeist (five stars)
“The module should take only a single session to run but where sometimes this feels like a shame it’s all over so fast Dark Waters Rising needs to be short because it allows you to keep the intensity up for one evening without any respite at all.”
–UncleRiotous (five stars)
“…everything is spot-on perfect with this product.”
–Golden-Esque (five stars)
“Dark Waters Rising is a great adventure for players who like crawling through dungeons…”
–rpchronicle (five stars)
“The layout is phenomenal…This is a great 4 to 6 hour module that can easily be expanded with a creative DM. There are not a lot of twists and turns, but the heart racing pacing makes this a blast to play through.”
–Nathan C (five stars)
“The wealth of detail about what’s down there lifts a basic delve into something far more interesting and the time pressure of the water pouring in adds an edge to proceedings. It’s a delightful way to ruin a nice quite afternoon in the local village for your party!”
–Megan Robertson (five stars)
“Bottom Line: a very good, very contained adventure that could easily be played in one session. Worth your purchase, especially if you use any of the other Raging Swan products.”
–Eric O (four stars)
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Cut from a chunk of local limestone and set above the tavern’s front door, the luridly carved face of an orc identifies this place as the infamous Orc’s Head. Notorious throughout the duchy as the haunt for adventurers preparing to dare Gloamhold’s depths, the Orc’s Head is a place of tall tales and hard drinking. Decent folk rarely venture inside.