The caster level for these effects is equal to the drow’s level. 5e There were a number of races and creatures that were in some ways related to the drow. Other ways to improve these abilities included training to cast the cloud of darkness faster in response to harm, or to turn the darkfire into a flickering protective shroud that made the beneficiary harder to hit. However, contracts with "lesser races" were not seen as actually binding: they were readily broken as soon as they stopped being beneficial to the drow party. Concepts such as the presumption of innocence didn't exist, and the only possibility to lessen a punishment was for the presumed criminal to have connections that the punishing priestesses considered a threat.[134]. [30], When a drow man was desired by more than one female, the latter competed over him. [73], Only truly exceptional good drow like Drizzt Do'Urden were capable of freeing themselves from Lolth's society. There were many rituals as well, like the graduation ceremony for the graduates of the mage, priest, and warrior schools. Pathfinder goes back to really, really freaking old Drow lore by stating that there's two kinds of Drow; normal Drow, and Noble Drow, who're even tougher and nastier, with a lot more magical powers. Nobles also further augmented their abilities with magic items. [133] Slaves, in general, were not allowed to look into the eyes of a drow or to carry weapons without permission (a rule that was mostly enforced when the slave was a gladiator of some kind). The hidden depths came alive with fearful possibilities - shadowy figures that made no … [100] Not only did their infighting paralyze the growth of their own cities,[117] but they actively undermined opportunities and chances for any form of development, in order to ensure that those below them didn't gain power (and with it, the option to turn away from Lolth). 2e A house rule I've seen that I liked allows a character to take a more specific favored enemy at an increased bonus. The best "normal" romantic relationship between two drow was similar to the one between a spoiled brat and her well trained, obedient dog, with the owner having the right to put the dog down for any reason. The drow believed that any person that could not defend themselves deserved to be inflicted cruelty, and by delivering cruelty on a weaker creature the drow could prove their superiority. Appearance[6][10] Common, Elven (the drow dialect), Undercommon, Drow Sign Language Hair color(s) [34][247] During that era, the dragons acted like tyrants who viewed other races as inferior,[248] and even the metallic ones couldn't be called good back then. Every drow with access to civilization received education in arcane magic, but not every drow was a wizard—far from it. Medium: Drow are Medium creatures, and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size. Instead, many drow took a favored slave as a personal servant or thrall, and treated these people as little more than pets. They generally acted in the same way as evil drow due to social pressure and risks. Their bodies were wiry and athletic, while their faces were chiseled and attractive. [134] In fact, the priestesses of the Spider Queen—the rulers of the various cities—violently forced others to comply with Lolth's dogma, which in turn became the main law. VI. After the Time of Dragons, several elven states were founded. These were handled as separate races in the Bestiary, but ARG instead changed it to a Drow race with a bunch of racial feats to simulate Noble Drow abilities, which is arguably more balanced. Their bodies were wiry and athletic, while their faces were chiseled and attractive. All drow have the following racial traits. [120], The drow were mostly met in the Upperdark, but the majority of their cities were found in the Middledark as a protection against aggressions from the surface. The usual reaction was the formation of temporary alliances among those who were wronged by the quickly ascending drow to take the latter down. [2][4] As his wakened mind reached out, it touched the cave where the elves had sequestered themselves, and mixed with the Darklands' strange radiations and the elves' own feelings of betrayal and anger. For example, when a masked traitor, a specialty priest of Vhaeraun who served as a spy in Lolth's church, was found out, any information about the traitor was literally extinguished from historical records, as if that person never existed in the first place,[237] and by four generations the fabrication was accepted as "fact". Paizo Publishing, LLC. After they collected the magical energy for Lolth, the Demon Weave was completed, and drow clerics and wizards grew stronger. [284] According to the spirits in House Melarn's lorestone, the Aryvandaari's genocidal intentions towards the dark elves were the reason behind the Killing Storms. [133], Drow could become slaves either because of an unsolved debt, or as nobles who were captured in battle, but whose ransom wasn't paid. [63] Other ways of gaining station as a male were to become an arcane devotee (but it didn't grant any additional safety), or an arachnomancer, taking advantage of the reverence of spiders that came with the worship of Lolth. Even though capable artisans weren't few among the drow, there was a great shortage of such talents compared to the demand, and both nobles and merchant clans tried to have at least six on their payroll. The drow society nominally had two purposes, called "the First and Second Part of the Destiny of the People". [107], The drow had a fascination with stealth and subtlety, and specific training was available for their rogues. Dark elves number among the cruelest, most sadistic creatures to live above or below the surface of the world. [133], The drow didn't see slaves as a valuable commodity, but as a cheaply and easily replaceable tool that they were allowed to treat cruelly and exploit at will. Eventually, the drow succeeded at overthrowing their slavers, only to be assaulted by Lolth's forces in 734 DR for not worshiping the Spider Queen. In practice, however, there was a certain limit at which point the deity either killed or elevated the drow to demigod status. In the beginning, the face of the enemy was unknown, and the malice of the enemy unimaginable. Many fanatical drow told lies and fabrications about their own history to serve the ends of the noble Houses and of the faiths. Cannibalism is more than just a means to eat, but a way to commemorate the dead, learn your enemies secrets, and take on the deceased’s power as your own. Nevertheless, it was common for drow wizards to have a snake, spitting crawler, pedipalp, solifugid, or other spiders[104]—like the hairy spider—as a familiar. Drow of higher standing supported endeavors to boost their own prestige by increasing their own people's power and influence. [260] They decided to ignore historical warnings and cast the ritual known as the First Sundering in −17,600 DR.[258] The intervention of their gods[261] managed to reduce the collateral damage, but despite their efforts, the spell still had the disastrous effect of "ripping apart the continent" of Faerûn. (2013). The basis for the First Crown War was laid during the First Flowering era, in −14,700 DR, when the rulers of Aryvandaar, the Vyshaan, learned about their blood relationship with the Miyeritari ruling family, the Olrythii. Spell Resistance: Drow have spell resistance equal to 6 + their class level, and this can be both a blessing and a curse. Furthermore, the cramped space of the Underdark made it hard or ineffectual to amass giant armies, and most battles were actually skirmishes between small units or patrols. Benefit: You may use detect magic as a spell-like ability at will, and add feather fall and levitate to the spell-like abilities that you may use once each per day. [249] However, the dark elves, or tribe Ilythiiri, part of the second wave and the most successful,[34][35] differed from the others in that they wanted to found a nation rather than to fight the dragons. Darkvision Drow have darkvision with a range of 60 feet.. Drow Immunities Drow are immune to magical sleep effects and receive a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against enchantment spells and effects.. Drow Magic Drow gain the following spell-like abilities. The Way of Lolth was the basis for the drow laws. Young drow -- especially priestesses-in-training -- may have small constrictor snake pets and often "train" them … [59] That said, the majority of surface drow lived as hermits or found employment in rather unsavory areas of expertise where their heritage was an actual advantage, like adventurer companies or assassins' guilds.[357]. [2], With time to avoid this cataclysmic event, the elves called out to their brethren to flee Golarion for their ancient refuge of Sovyrian on the planet Castrovel, via the powerful aiudara gate known as the Sovyrian Stone. (AD&D) he was a half-drow/half-avariel Shinobi thief. [291], The drow in Telantiwar seized the gold dwarf cavern of Bhaerynden for themselves around −9000 DR;[15] Guallidurth destroyed the dwarven nation of Alatorin in the First Spider War between −8170 DR and −8150 DR. 1e Meanwhile, factions from Ilythiir sent help to the Miyeritari in the name of their "dark elf kinship". [136] Some drow living in Waterdeep, however, followed the gods of the Seldarine. Pointed ears, slim but athletic build, beautiful, affinity to darkness, able to enter fully aware sleep state. [68], Lighting within a drow city was created both through magic and mundane means, with the former being far more common. The Vhaeraunites then founded Allsihwann, Dallnothax, Holldaybim, Iskasshyoll, and the Vault of Cloaked Midnight. [100], The noble Houses were located in the close proximity to each other, and a public temple to Lolth was often built within the strongest family's territory. Society: Drow society is traditionally class-oriented and matriarchal. This strictly matriarchal culture leaves few opportunities for a common male, and training as an enforcer for a noble house or arms dealer is one of only a few ways a drow male can secure a somewhat comfortable life—if not necessarily a long one. [165] Aside from Eilistraee, whose worship wasn't far in nature and choice of sacred places from that practiced by surface elves,[25] the drow gods weren't venerated out of true piety, but out of fear, respect, or ambition. Medium Drow Immunities: Drow have the same immunities as their pale cousins, and they can come in very handy in the right situation. [64], Drow were hedonists. It happened to fallen noble Houses, as all information about them was erased,[236] to deities, as the matron mothers tried to hide all records of Eilistraee's existence,[139] and even to individual drow. When enemies come, they are the first to be thrown into battle for the purpose of softening and nauseating the enemy before elite warriors follow and cut them down. Don't feel like reading through flavor … Cruelty was also seen as a mean of self-validation. I'm joining a gaming group back home after i finish school and I've been asked to brink back one of my first characters. [141], Male clerics existed among the drow. Normally, a drow could not continue using these abilities when they started using another one, or started to cast a spell. Prerequisites: Able to use drow spell-like abilities, drow.. This training had the purpose of scouting talent for magic in young drow, and of teaching all drow to maintain their innate abilities. [30] The death of a male drow was the usual way in which a relationship ended. A leashed male drow protects a female drow. After they caused the Spiderfire, the Twisted Tower became the target of many attacks. The homeless drow then scattered,[294] a time called the Scattering,[119] in every direction but the south, spreading around in the Underdark and founding most drow cities in the process[55] (like Llurth Dreier in -7,600 DR,[294] Sshamath beneath the Far Hills in −4973 DR, Menzoberranzan, in −3917 DR, and Ched Nasad, in −3843 DR). Drow retain the elven traits of strong emotion and passion, but channel it through negative outlets, such as hatred, vengeance, lust for power, and raw carnal sensation. This made it easier for individual drow to enter surface communities without meeting hostility, as long as they didn't do or say something that could catch attention and lead people who had real knowledge about the drow to cleanse their community of the threat the drow represented. Some drow found virtue within themselves in spite of all the terrors they witnessed, or perhaps because of it, others turned to better ways either out of guilt, or simply because no longer under obligation of adhering to Lolth's dogma, while yet others were dangerously insane, broken by the horrors that shook their psyches. [285], After their transformation, over two months, the drow were forcefully exiled in the Underdark by a coalition of elven armies, an event called "Descent of the drow". [303], See also: History of the church of Eilistraee [61], Rising through the ranks too quickly was dangerous for any drow. Vous pouvez réemployer des extraits du texte officiel à condition de mentionner clairement des liens vers Paizo Publishing,Black Book Editions et Pathfinder-FR Ce site se base sur les licences Open Game License et Pathfinder Community Use Policy. AC 17 touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 armor, +3 Dex, +1 shield) hp 39 (6d10+6) Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2; +2 vs. enchantment Immune sleep; SR 11 Weaknesses light blindness. While no intelligent race is uniformly evil or uniformly good, drow society codifies brutality, rewards viciousness, and roots out those who don't conform to the race's elevation of malice and chaos. [55] This clear division was due to the favoritism of Lolth towards female drow. Darkvision: Drow can see in the dark up to 120 feet. [24], The drow's view on other races ran the entire gamut from potential slaves or the targets of extermination. Drow who headed for the Dragon Coast typically were less apologetic about their past and simply sought a place away from Lolth's corruption where few questions were asked and skill was the only quality that mattered. [24] The borders and landmarks of a given city-state, as well as the working places for slaves outside of the city, were marked with continual faerie fire. [68] They were taught from an early age to be distrustful, as the drow culture expected individuals to advance at the expenses of others by any means, included treachery and even outright murder. [293], Around {{Yearlink|-7600||, the infighting among the drow of Telantiwar reached a critical level, leading to the destruction of their own cavern in a great magical explosion and forming the Great Rift. [30], Slavery played an important role in drow society, and many households had two or more slaves for each member. [286] The reality was that most of those elven high mages had been murdered months before during an assassination campaign of the sun elves. In fact, because dark elves have long lifespans and drow society is frequented by upheavals, relations among the drow are usually more complex than a typical human family. Fusing the body of a drow with that of a giant spider, driders are a sexually dimorphic fleshwarp—the only fleshwarp known to be able to produce young. 115 XP 800 Female drow noble cleric 3 CE Medium humanoid (elf) Init +3; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +5 Defense AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, +2 shield) hp 20 (3d8+3) Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +6; +2 vs. enchantment Immune sleep; SR 14 Weaknesses light blindness Offense Speed 20 ft. [264][277]Kraanfhaor's Door, a ruined, ancient magic college, was the last remnant of Miyeritar. The Age of Humanity saw many important events involving all drow factions and many of their cities. [147], War in the Underdark was far different from conflicts fought on the surface. [38], On the other hand, the drow remembered their origins because their feud with the elves was based on history. They varied slightly from person to person due to different reasons: genetics, personal talent, divine favor, etc.. Drow magical abilities[89] were somehow tied to the faerzress,[90] the radiation of the Underdark, and its intensity in the birthplace of a drow could influence their base powers. For expanded, updated, Pathfinder-compatible drow, check out my book, Drow of Porphyra! If even one member of the defending family survived, they could apply for "justice", and the entire city would turn on the attackers. [100] Even though males could become divine champions, such an achievement would bring the ire of the priestesses on them, and therefore death. [75] However, no good drow managed to cause meaningful, lasting, or any change for the matter in a drow city. [16], Miyeritar was a dark and wood elven realm founded by those who didn't agree with the sun elves from Aryvandaar in −18,800 DR, covering the areas that became later known as the High Moor and Misty Forest. This website uses trademarks and/or copyrights owned by Paizo Inc., which are used under Paizo's. There's a very big difference between Golarion drow and Forgotten Realms drow. Skin color(s) [107], The faith of Ghaunadaur didn't have a gender barriers. [340] Lolth intended to solve the problem by favoring females and excluding males not only from divine spellcasting, but also from arcane magic. [64], Drow believed themselves to be the apex creature. [61] Drow fighters often devoted themselves to Lolth for an easier life by becoming blackguards and/or divine champions. DEFENSE. Drow seldom make themselves known to surface folk, preferring to remain legends while advancing their sinister agendas through proxies and agents. Drow … Heej Keith, I am a big fan of your work. The nation’s nobility followed their royalty’s example and bought power from other demonic patrons, coming to revel in torture and war. Medium [243] Vhaeraun was exiled from Arvandor, and he would deeply shape the future of the dark elves,[244] while Eilistraee chose exile to bring her light to them in the time of need. However, it was only tolerated for a time counted in years. [152], The magic of the drow was on par with that found on the surface.[219]. The singular and plural of drow are the same. [31] These bonds were generally of temporary nature, however, due to accidents, or to the noble growing tired of the commoner, or using the latter merely as a figure. 1 [24] They lived in about forty city-state scattered around the Upperdark and Middledark,[119][351] primarily in the latter. Her church opposed the evil machinations of her brother's church. Drow lived in city-states characterized by a theocratic, matriarchal, and militaristic society. +1 disarm cmb bonus/3 levels for drow fighters, +1 trip and grapple cmb bonus/4 levels for hobgoblin monks, +1 to dodge bonus against favored enemies/4 levels for halfling rangers, +1 to dodge bonus against studied targets/4 levels for halfling and fetchling slayers, +1 to attack bonus against one favored enemy/4 levels for hobgoblin rangers, [317], See also: History of the Dark Seldarine: the Reckoning. Drow are defined by their class levels—they do not possess racial Hit Dice. Abraxas is one of the oldest demons of the Abyss, though he was never a qlippoth—a primordial inhabitant of the Abyss. A creature damaged by the attack takes 1d6 persistent bleed damage. Gender Roles A long-lasting example was that between the drow of Eilistraee and Cormanthyr (mentioned above), while the Spider Truce, stipulated between Maerimydra's House Dhuurniv and Cormanthyr's forces in 712 DR, only lasted one year, ending in 713 DR.[308] When Cormanthyr finally fell in 714 DR, the elves started to abandon the main continent for Evermeet in the face of human expansion. [67], The constant strife of their society led the drow to be paranoid and fear everyone and everything. Drow are defined by their class levels—they do not possess racial Hit Dice.All drow have the following racial traits. [127] Furthermore, the faerzress allowed cheap and easy creation of magic, drowcraft items,[128] as well as other ways to use the radiation for defensive purposes. [55], Due to the drow's fascination with stealth, (in)famous assassin schools that doubled as assassins' guilds existed. [22] This was due to selective breeding over several generations[9] and to the necessity of being analytical and observant at all times to survive in their society. They were under general suspicion of being dissatisfied with drow society and having a desire to change it. [31] However, the constant strife kept their numbers low,[29] dropping their actual rate of population growth to dwarf-like levels.[32]. A dying drow could double the effectiveness of the own innate powers by super-charging them with her or his own life force. This gorgeous stone figure fits in the palm of your hand and depicts a beautiful female drow with large spider legs. Note that Szorak was a priest of Vhaeraun, and given the drow's tendency to alter history in ways favoring their faction, his claims should be taken with a grain of salt. [183] Some known drow rituals and customs were the following: When the drow spoke, they were quite eloquent and their speech was musical, as was common among elves. Slaves were not only captured but also bred,[109] or bought from sellers like the humans of Calimshan, Thay, and the Plain of Horses, and the orcs from the North. These abilities seemed to be a dominant trait. Drow elves seldom make themselves known to surface folk, ... and are unforgiving of their enemies, both ancient and contemporary. For example, some surface drow managed to become traders who traded with Calimshan, Chessenta, Mulhorand, Waterdeep, or Zhentil Keep. 4. [31], The secret of a working long-term relationship between drow was not love but tangible reasons, like the male having a history of fathering many female offspring. 1e [65] The treatment reserved by the drow to members of other races ran the entire gamut from pets,[66] to slaves, to grudgingly respected partners when they proved themselves a military match for them, though never equals. [83], Drow trained in magic often became good clerics and wizards. [275] Ilythiir's course of action earned the dark elves the title dhaerow, traitor in elven,[273] a word that would eventually become "drow", the term commonly used to describe the descendants of the dark elves. Unlike commoners, nobles could attempt to cast their inborn abilities in the presence of light, but they could only maintain one of their spells at a time in presence of light, even when they could normally do otherwise. Elf [100] Those lands were usually found inside the main cavern but sometimes, usually due to space limits, they could be found outside the main cavern of the city. Alignment Maybe take a ton of wisdom to prevent the berserk effect? [55], Between −5112 DR and −4835 DR, the Webfire War saw the followers of Ghaunadaur clash with the worshipers of Lolth in Llurth Dreier. If Drow Nobility isn’t worth a … The lowest ranking members, almost exclusively non-drow, called "assets", made up the labor and military force of the organization. [83], Even when a drow's magic resistance was overcome, they could handle magical attacks quite well and had a better chance than other races at resisting them,[83] especially spells that attempted to bend their will. Favored terrain It transformed them, turning their hair white and skin dark, and replaced the race's natural tendencies towards independence and good with Rovagug's evil; these elves became the first generation of drow. Prisoners of such violent activities were the source of slaves in their cities. ... Drow- Immunities ... (\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\Mods). [61][131], While the nobles took the best lands and resources for themselves, the rest of the population was forced to care for themselves. Drow Noble Arms Dealer CR 11. [24] These cities were ruled by the most powerful among the families (or Houses), and the leaders of the various Houses held the greatest influence within the community. Several depictions of drow. [68], Drow lived in city-states in the Underdark, built in places that had to meet sevaral criteria. Drow Nobility. [83], Upon reaching a sufficient degree of expertise, the drow gained their so called mature powers: the ability to innately cast the detect magic, know alignment, and levitate spells. [140] Prolonged covert warfare between two houses, by means like assassination, was not exactly forbidden. [108] Rangers were valued scouts. [58], Surface drow, while ignored by others, were attractive to the merchant clans, for they represented a contact to the surface for trade. Such alliances were often successful. [98][99] Such drow made up the noble class of their society. Humanoid References ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dennis Baker et al. Society: Drow society is traditionally class-oriented and matriarchal. Open Game Content (place problems on the discussion page). [100] Most drow only knew two languages (Deep Drow and the Sign language) because they usually stayed in their cities and therefore exposure to other languages and the need to learn them was limited. [18][20], In many ways, the drow resembled eladrin[21] and elves. [350], Drow were the most wide-spread and numerous among the Underdark races. Also called dark elves, they dwell deep underground in elaborate cities shaped from the rock of cyclopean caverns. This was considered a clear sign of favor from the goddess. [5] Half-drow are a taboo topic among the drow, and are generally the result of matings between drow matrons (or would-be matrons) and important humans.[6]. [117], There were two power groups within a drow city; the noble houses and the merchant clans. The drow had a number of customs, gestures, and rituals. [295] In a fit of rage, one of the survivors, Shevarash, vowed to drive the drow into extinction. [81], Commoners could also rise to a higher social station by becoming the consort of a noble, gaining the latter's last name for the duration of the marriage. Drow mature at the age of 100 and can live up to 750 years. [63], Drow were a violent race, and violence was their favorite, if not instinctive, method for conflict resolution. In order to survive, the drow threw in their lot with demon lords. Drow Magic Drow gain the following spell-like abilities. Most cultures holding to such beliefs would qui… [76] They were known as "Secret Moondancers". [21] This was not a coincidence but the result of selective breeding over several generations[9], Like all elves, drow required no sleep. [343], Most drow who didn't live in the Underdark dwelt within the lands of the Dragon Coast or the East Rift. [352], Drow preferred to live in areas that fulfilled certain criteria. Underdark [22], However, the drow were not wiser than other races. [138] Szorak Auzkovyn, a priest of Vhaeraun, claimed that Eilistraee expelled males and favored females, thus making herself more attractive to Vhaeraun's female followers. 3e Elves were an accidental product that emerged from the blood that Corellon lost in a fight against Gruumsh. Demon lords are their chosen patrons, sharing their inclination toward power and destruction, and they also favor the goddess Lamashtu. Humanoid The descendants of the elves who refused to abandon Golarion when it was discovered that the Starstone would hit the world are known as the Drow. Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4, p. 103. Thus, demon worship is common among the drow, and so are ranks of demonic apostles, who gain magical insight from their dark lords and crush their chaotic masters’ enemies by channeling demonic energy. [59] A number of them embraced a truly different morality than most of their brethren, either because born on the surface, or because of a decision to abandon the way of Lolth. Drow also liked to choose fiendish, more precisely abyssal, familiars. [24], Even in moments of safety or relaxation, the drow were always alert and constantly expecting attacks of any kind. [107], It would be easy to imagine that drow females, by comparison, had it much easier. [124] Contrary to the Houses, merchant clans were run by male drow, because females considered interaction with outsiders to be too demeaning and dangerous for them. References ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dennis Baker et al. [345] Eilistraee and Vhaeraun were especially active in this time, and they personally manifested to their followers, especially along the Sword Coast. [24] Even though the power of the many Houses changed often, the few at the top usually remained stable. Every single elf agreed and chose such a form, but Corellon was revolted by their decision and railed against Lolth. They were run by a council of male wizards, called "inner ring". 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