[56] Lolth usually appears in two forms: drow and arachnid. Bu t whenw al asl finished,h te last and most dreadful information was learned: even the Drow were dir ected and controlled! (The term "half-drow" usually refers to one who is half drow and half human.) While being just as long lived as their surface cousins, living as long as a thousand years, elderly Drow are rarely encountered. Driders still maintain the spells and special abilities they had developed as a drow. This is a conversion of Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders and goddess of the drow. It introduces several drow subtypes including aquatic drow and vupdrax (or winged drow) plus fleshes out drow life, such as how they treat slaves of the various fantasy types like elves and humans. [68], Lolth appears as one of the evil deities described in the Dungeon Master's Guide for the 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons (2008). Drow characters are extremely intelligent, charismatic and dexterous, but share surface elves' comparative frailty and slight frames. By submitting, you agree to receive donor-related emails from the Internet Archive. Drow deities in this world include Eilistraee, the "Dark Maiden", the goddess of good-aligned drow, and of song, dance, swordwork, and hunting; Ghaunadaur, That Which Lurks (also known as "The Elder Elemental Eye"), a tentacled dark purple blob served by ropers and patron of oozes and all things subterranean; Lolth; and Vhaeraun, the god of thievery and the patron god of drow males in opposition to the matriarchy of drow society. Draegloths are half-demon, half drow monstrosities. [42][43][44], The drow feature in a pre-written playable module called Demon Queen's Enclave which takes adventurers from levels 14 through 17 into the Underdark to battle the forces of Orcus and possibly ally with members of the treacherous dark elves and/or their minions.[45]. [23] According to The Complete Book of Elves, drow are not welcome in Evermeet and are turned away.[24]. The book notes that drow player characters have a large number of benefits while suffering few disadvantages, but that "the major disadvantage to being a drow is being a drow." [6] Designer James Jacobs considers the drow to be a rare example of a D&D-invented monster becoming mainstream, with even non-gamers recognizing them. [Variant of TROLL.] It is known that the drow mastered elemental binding before gnomes did- including a cultural group of fire-elemental binders called the Sulatar. After transformation, they are usually pushed to the wild area around a drow city. Consequently, they are the only race of Elves that matches the fertility of 'lesser' races, such as humans. Lolth (Lloth in the drow language), the Demon Queen of Spiders, is the chief goddess of the Drow. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Queen of the Spiders is an adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. But he had always thought that she was only the goddess of the dark elves, and he had never linked it to the spider demons of the Abyss. Lolth was created by Gary Gygax for the World of Greyhawk campaign setting, later appeared in the Forgotten Realms setting, and in the 3rd edition became a member of the default pantheon of D&D gods. Several elven sub-races are described in the book, including gray elves, wood elves, wild elves, and valley elves; the dark elves are described as the most divergent sub-race, and dark elf player characters are considered outcasts from their homeland, either by choice, differing from the standard chaotic evil alignment of the race, or having lost in some family-wide power struggle.[20]. Their equipment (magical boots and cloaks, and fine mesh armor similar to chainmail) is black in color and described as being empowered by exposure to the strange radiations of the Drow homeland, losing this power and eventually falling apart when exposed to direct sunlight and kept from the radiation for too long. A supplement book about the drow was produced by Green Ronin Publishing called Plot & Poison: A Guidebook to the Drow in 2002 and is based on the d20 System. A lovely vixen that is enchanting when she talks and also visually stunning. [21] This entry is reprinted with some minor modifications in the Monstrous Manual (1993). This transformation is very painful, and lasts at least 12 hours. [23], The drow are presented as a player character race for 2nd edition in The Complete Book of Elves (1992). [57] Lolth was detailed as a deity in the book Monster Mythology (1992), including details about her priesthood. V3.5 statistics for the draegloth can be found in Drow of the Underdark. Dark elves rarely produce half-elves, as they would slaughter any fool who trusts them. Adviser (NSFD) Feb 11, 2014 Jacobs says that "even the name" is controversial, having at least two pronunciations. This is my new, original drawing of Lolth, as it might have appeared (but for deadline constraints) on page 107 of the Nonhuman chapter of the original Deities and Demigods for AD&D (TSR Hobbies, 1980 edition). Based on an illustration on p. 107 by Erol Otus. Resin color will vary. However, ruleswise the Drow from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition setting do not seem to possess some of the natural abilities of surface elves, despite being of a common stock. Jorōgumo (Japanese Kanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore.It can shapeshift into a beautiful woman, so the kanji for its actual meaning is 女郎蜘蛛 or "woman-spider", and to write it instead as 絡新婦 ("entangling newlywed woman") is a jukujikun pronunciation of the kanji. [49] Drow have several kinds of innate spell powers and spell resistance. Uploaded by Previously drow could also worship Ghaunadaur, Kiaransalee, Selvetarm or Vhaeraun. Aside from living underground, they have nothing in common with Drow and are not known as Dark elves. "Dark Elven Symbols" are described in the eleventh chapter, including drow runes such as way-marker runes, sacred glyphs, house defense glyphs; the twelfth chapter, "The Spider and the Axe: War in the Depths" details an "ideal longterm campaign setting" involving a war between drow and dwarves; the thirteenth chapter provides a brief look at "The Underdark", but advises readers to see the Queen of the Spiders series and the Dwarves Deep sourcebook for further information. [19], The drow are first presented as a player character race in Unearthed Arcana (1985), also written by Gygax. Demon Queen of Spiders 1.6 Demon Queen of Spiders 1.5 Demon Queen of Spiders 1.4 Demon Queen of Spiders Interlude 2 Demon Queen of Spiders 1.3 Demon Queen of Spiders 1.2 Demon Queen of Spiders Interlude 1a: The Underdark Demon Queen of Spiders 1.1. Other drow gods may be present in different campaign settings. Their flesh is as dark as a drow's, and they are covered in a fine coat of fur; they also have a white mane. In the Forgotten Realms, the dark elves were once ancient tribes of Ilythiir and Miyeritar. In the world of Greyhawk, the drow were driven underground by their surface-dwelling relatives because of ideological differences. Female drow tend to fill many positions of great importance, with priests of the dark goddess Lolth holding a very high place in society. trow ", The drow were first mentioned in the Dungeons & Dragons game in the 1st Edition 1977 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual under the "Elf" entry, where it is stated that "The 'Black Elves,' or drow, are only legend." Elves Fantasy Fantasy Races High Fantasy Fantasy Art Mythological Creatures Fantasy Creatures Mythical Creatures Forgotten Realms Spider Queen. He is the founder and leader of the mercenary band Bregan D'aerthe. Eilservs attempted to establish a power base through a puppet kingdom in the surface world dedicated to the worship of their new deity, so that their demands of supreme power in the Vault can no longer be denied, but this scheme was recently ruined. They are shown as very fashionable, often setting new trends. Queen of the Demonweb Pits final battlewould b e here, whereh teevil priestesses ddi serviceo t their mentor,h te demon queen Lolth. The fifth chapter details 27 new "Drow Spells" for both wizards and priests; the sixth chapter includes dozens of "Drow Magical Items", some of which previously appeared in first edition AD&D sources; the seventh chapter details "Drow Craftwork", discussing their unique clothing and weaponry, their poison, as well as mining and engineering, and drow artisans. Amongst the most infamous of drow are the members of House Baenre, whilst Abeir-Toril is also home to some famous benevolent drow including Drizzt Do'Urden and his deceased father Zaknafein (both of House Do' Urden), Liriel Baenre (formerly of Menzoberranzan's aforementioned House Baenre), and Qilué of the Seven Sisters. the Great Belt of the Demon Queen of Spiders Description: On the astral plane there was a race of giants--giant spirits who ruled and commanded all within their dimension--but then came the demon queen. [citation needed] Gygax later stated that he took the term from a listing in the Funk & Wagnall's Unexpurgated Dictionary, and no other source at all. Miniature Demon Queen of Spiders Mini is on a 75mm base. The third chapter details "Drow Religion" in the Forgotten Realms setting; as the majority of drow worship Lolth (or "Lloth", formerly known as Araushnee in ancient times), they simply don't speak of or recognize those who do not. Originally, drow were chaotic evil in alignment. Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders. Drow are difficult to surprise as they are able to see very well in the dark, have an intuitive sense about their underground world similar to that of dwarves, and can detect hidden or secret doors as easily as other elves do. Dalamar, a student of Raistlin Majere, is the most notable of Krynn's dark elves. Resin can be fragile, care when handling. [35], The drow are presented as a player character race for 3rd edition in Expedition to the Demonweb Pits (2007)[36] and Drow of the Underdark (2007). [56] These modules were later reprinted as part of the Queen of the Spiders collection in 1986. Some theories say that these rare Drow may have accidentally been sent there during a plane shifting spell or related magic, a misfire as like as not that is corrected before the respective timelines are tampered with too drastically. Their digestion changes and they must drink blood of living creatures for sustenance. Similar mistakes have occurred with other standard AD&D races, such as orcs and lycanthropes, which are not part of the Dragonlance setting. [14] In D3 Vault of the Drow the adventurers follow one of two subterranean passages leading out from the kuo-toan temple to come upon the Vault of the Drow, "a hemispherical cyst in the crust of the earth, an incredibly huge domed fault over 6 miles long and nearly as broad." Mar 20, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Adam Crawford. [16] The G1-G3 modules were later published together in 1981 as a single combined module as G1-2-3 Against the Giants,[17] and the entire series of modules in which the drow originally appeared were later published together in Queen of the Spiders (1986). Like elves, drow have other creatures associated with them either by environment or by blood. The dark elves both fear and are revolted by driders. Most drow societies hate surface elves, but will wage war with almost any surface race and other subterranean races, such as mind flayers, svirfneblin, duergar, kuo-toa, dwarves, and orcs, for spoils and territory. [37] Drow of the Underdark also features the arcane guard, the drow assassin, the house captain, the house wizard, the drow inquisitor, the favored consort, the drow priestess, the drow slaver, the spider sentinel, the albino drow (szarkai), the szarkai fighters, the szarkai druids, and the drow warrior, along with numerous prestige classes and other monsters related to drow. Drow also employ the unusual hand crossbow, firing small, though very lethal, darts. The drow had fallen under the influence of Araushnee, who was transformed into Lolth and was cast down into the Demonweb Pits along with her son Vhaeraun by the elven god Corellon Larethian because of Lolth's and Vhaeraun's attempt to take control of the elven pantheon (which included Araushnee's seduction of Corellon Larethian). Only high-level priestesses in good standing with Lolth are able to initiate the transformation of a dark elf into a drider. In Mongoose Publishing's Drow War trilogy, the drow are recast as lawful evil villains and likened to the Nazis. [40], The drow appear in the Monster Manual for this edition (2008), including the drow warrior, the drow arachnomancer, the drow blademaster, and the drow priest. They also appear in the Monster Manual for this edition (2014). Wizards of the Coast, seeing the heavy sales of the GRP supplement, released their own supplement book called Drow of the Underdark in May 2007. Pre-order Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders in the Online Store here... Lolth favors the guise of a lithe dark elf woman dressed in a gossamer gown woven from the silk of spiders. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits.. Lolth was created by Gary Gygax for the World of Greyhawk campaign setting, later appeared in the Forgotten Realms setting, and is now a member of the default pantheon of D&D gods.. They are able to communicate using a silent language composed of hand movements, and when coupled with facial and body expression, movement, and posture, this form of communication is the equal of any spoken language. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits. 19 Favourites. Her realm, the 66th layer of the Abyss, is referred to as the Demonweb Pits. Drow, particularly in higher positions, are constantly wary of assassins and the like. In previous editions, driders appear sexless due to bloating, but able to magically reproduce. There they eventually adapted to their surroundings, especially by attracting the attention of the goddess Lolth, "Queen of Spiders". The author of the series has stated that this was a deliberate reaction to the prevalence of renegade, non-evil drow characters. Lolth (Lloth in the drow dialect), the Demon Queen of Spiders, is the chief goddess of drow elves. [15] The story concludes in module Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Also, drow weapons and armor (usually made of adamantite or another metal unique to the Underdark) slowly lose their magical properties if exposed to the sun. Drow are highly resistant to magic, while all drow have the ability to use some inherent magical abilities even if they are not strictly spellcasters. your own Pins on Pinterest It is believed that Vulkoor is actually one of the forms of the Mockery. Their society, as a whole, is seemingly nonviable. Listen to Demon Queen Of Spiders by Bigelf. In third edition, her arachnid form has taken more of a drider-like appearance, due to the events of the "War of the Spider Queen" novel series. Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. Actual drow can be encountered starting on level #2 of the king's hall, beginning with a group of drow priests, and then other drow later. In drow form, the Spider Queen appears as an "exquisitely beautiful" female dark elf, sometimes covered in clinging spiders. Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders. Her design was based off of a combination of Tiamat from Tyranny of Dragons(for her base abilities, resistances, and immunities) and the demon lords from Out of the Abyss,so she comes with lair actions, regional effects, and a madness table. One of the quirks of this constant infighting is the relatively short lifespan of the average Drow. However, Menzoberranzan is featured most prominently in the novels. In folk-lore, one of a race of underground elves represented as skillful workers in metal. [12], Having discovered that the drow instigated the alliance between the races of giants and its warfare against mankind, in D1 Descent into the Depths of the Earth the party follows the fleeing drow into the tunnels leading northwest and deep into the earth, to eliminate the threat they pose. The drow appear as a playable elf subrace in the Player's Handbook for this edition (2014). The only reason they do not murder themselves to extinction is by the will of Lolth, working primarily through her clergy. As a race, drow are usually evil. A slightly different (and arguably more powerful) version of Lolth is presented in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Be the first one to, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, http://av.acidplanet.com/AP/0999000/996276-9299-645305.mp3, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Over time, the remaining elves turned into drow by powerful magic, and at this time any elf who is evil enough can spontaneously turn into a drow. Your privacy is important to us. The Spider Queen, Queen of Spiders, Demon Princes of Spiders, Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Weaver of Chaos, the Hunted, Mother of Lusts, Dark Lady of the Drow Lolth is the Chaotic Evil (CE) goddess of spiders, evil, darkness, chaos and assassins. Name: Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders Publisher: Gale Force Nine Line: Dungeons & Dragons Collector's Series Author: Giorgio Bassani, Charles Woods Category: Accessory / Miniatures Cost: USD 35.00 / EUR 35.00 Pages: N/A Year: 2013 SKU: GF9 71003 ISBN: 9-420020-222175 [70] Wizards of the Coast's D&D Compendium and D&D Character Builder record the core Lolth and the Realms Lolth as separate entities. 4K Views. [46] Drow are naturally resistant to magic. Rift120. The Elfwar is presented, an elven myth in which the elves were one people until the Spider Queen Lolth used the dissent among the elves to gain a foothold; the elves of Lolth took the name Drow to signify their new allegiance, but as they massed to conquer the other elves, Corellon Larethian and his followers drove Lolth and her people deep into the earth, where they chose to remain. The drow are described as purportedly dwelling deep beneath the surface world, in strange subterranean realms. Half-drow are also generally evil; however, half-drow of differing alignments are more common than non-evil full drow. [32], The drow paragon 3-level prestige class appears in Unearthed Arcana (2004).[33]. Lolth usually appears in two forms: drow and arachnid. Beginning with 3rd edition D&D, drow are usually neutral evil. Drow society is primarily matriarchal, with priestesses of their evil spider goddess Lolth (sometimes spelled Lloth) in the highest seats of power. Chapter 127: Chapter 127 - The Queen of Spiders, Lolth Chapter 127 The Queen of Spiders, LolthThat’s right . In those various settings, the drow pantheon of gods consists of the leader Lolth, as well as Kiaransalee, Vhaeraun, and Zinzerena and also the one good goddess Eilistraee. KillingJokeVEVO 998,317 views The module also reveals that there are rumors of vast caverns housing whole cities of drow which exist somewhere deep beneath the earth, and now that the drow have dwelled in these dark labyrinthe places they dislike daylight and other forms of bright light as it hampers their abilities. The drow also have a long-standing, mutual racial hatred with the gloamings, a rare race found in the pages of the Underdark supplement. Triel Baenre of Menzoberranzan, in the Forgotten Realms, had a draegloth son, Jeggred. All of these alternative deities (except perhaps Ghaunadaur) were killed or forgotten in the last years before the Spellplague,[50][page needed][51][52] but they managed to return to life and regain their followers, about a century later, during the Sundering.[53][54][55]. Demon Queen of Spiders Interlude 3: Tattletale and the Undersiders This was not how their team had planned for their evening to go. Beginning in the Fiend Folio and continued in subsequent publications, corresponding stats were not established for Drow, and no explanation for their absence offered. A special case is Eilistraee, the only drow goddess who is chaotic good instead of chaotic evil; she wants the drow to return to the light. The eighth chapter briefly describes "Drow Language", while the ninth chapter goes into "Drow Nomenclature" by providing example female and male given names and drow house names, and the tenth chapter provides "A Selected Glossary of Deep Drow". Bigelf Cheat the Gallows ℗ 2011 Custard Released on: 2008-08-12 Auto-generated by YouTube. I was halfway to my bedroom door before I paused. Updated Demon Lords: Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders - An update on the demon lord and drow goddess Lolth for 5th Edition. The characters travel on to the Egg of Lolth, where they must enter the dungeon level and fight the demoness herself. My piece for this weeks CHoW on conceptart.org. It describes their variable physical builds, their alert and inquisitive intelligence, their highly developed senses, the personal magic that all drow are trained in; it also details drow wizards (the most dangerous drow likely to be encountered outside the Underdark), as well as the driders, misfit drow who have failed a test of Lolth. a black gem. Drow males are commonly wizards or fighters. your own Pins on Pinterest Lolth does not tolerate any Drow that threaten to bring down her society, and the clergy make certain that perpetrators cease their destructive actions by either threatening or killing them. Lolth was first mentioned in the modules Descent into the Depths of the Earth (1978) and more fully described in Vault of the Drow (1978), and was the main antagonist of the module Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980). [31] Lost Empires of Faerûn describes the drow werebat (2005). The Drow followers of Eilistraee are the largest group of good Drow, as Eilistraee is the patron goddess of all Drow that have a good alignment. [37], The release of the Open Game License and the System Reference Document's inclusion of the drow race also led to a number of books related to drow being published by companies not affiliated with Wizards of the Coast or TSR, such as The Quintessential Drow,[38] The Complete Guide to Drow,[39] and Encyclopaedia Arcane: Drow Magic. In drow form, the Spider Queen appears as an "exquisitely beautiful" female dark elf, sometimes covered in clinging spiders. There are exceptions to the rule, of course. The drider, a drow transformed into a half-drow half-spider creature as a punishment, is one of the most often cited examples. Lolth's role in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting was first detailed in Ed Greenwood's second edition AD&D sourcebook, Drow of the Underdark (1991). In the Fourth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, becoming a drider is actually considered holy and a blessing from Lolth. 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