Although the Forgotten Realms popularized the Underdark and its role as home of the drow, the Underdark actually pre-dates that setting 1, and canonically it forms the home of the drow in the World of Greyhawk setting too.. The idea of drow cities has of course been revisited in the Forgotten Realms, most memorably in the second edition boxed set, They practice the oldest elven arts, but hide from the eyes of younger, shorter lived races in their isolated settlements. Same goes for Monks - typically, the only Monks in Greyhawk were members of the Scarlet Brotherhood, who are LE with plans for world domination. They are noted for their cruelty and powerful magic. For instance, if he travels to the City of Greyhawk to sell his products in the market there, he may at different times during his trip offer tribute to Fharlanghn (god of roads), St. Cuthbert (god of honesty), Velnius (god of weather) and Zilchus (god of money). Or safe. While surface elves are generally good--if cautious--the drow are pragmatically wicked and cunning. Holy days The classic D3 Vault of the Drow is set in Greyhawk. Those who interfere with the drow are ruthlessly and painfully exterminated, but those who abide by the city’s traditions, as distasteful as those traditions might be, can survive here, at least for a time. One of those, or the City of Greyhawk boxed set, would be helpful to run the adventure well. Integration. Jan 1, 2018 - The campaign world where it all began. Typical physical characteristics [ edit ] Drow characters are extremely intelligent, charismatic and dexterous, but share surface elves' comparative frailty and slight frames. (Drow stuff really only "moved" to Forgotten Realms in the 2nd Edition Era.) Sunndi, while populated mainly by humans, has elven nobility. World of GreyhawK One of the founders of our hobby and one of the most unsung contributors to Dungeons & Dragons, Len Lakofka has passed away at the age of 76. Do I really need to have a message in a novel to appeal to readers? Drow are CE, there is no Drizzt types, Good Drow Goddesses who dance in moonlight, or other crap like that in GH. There are three elven kingdoms in Greyhawk, along with numerous wild and wood elven tribes. I believe that the Greyhawk, also known as the World of Greyhawk, is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game (D&D). I have always liked the Drow from GreyHawk and thought that it would be interesting to play a good Drow as they do in the Forgotten Realms. Along with the many adventures, classes, spells, and rules he created, The Underdark. Where surface elves love all light, the drow despise all light but that which emanates from the cracks of stone and eerie gems which provide their cities beneath the Hellfurnaces with a dim, shadowy light. In large elven cities such as Enstad, temples to Corellon Larethian may be alabaster wonders with soaring spires. In smaller communities, they may be built among the branches of a large tree such as an ipp. 3247_SD/-118 FT -2266 CY Living under the yoke of the Suel could not have been easy. The World of Greyhawk includes the Free City of Greyhawk, from which the setting's name was taken. Would Greyhawk purists accept a more inclusive vision of Erelhei-Cinlu? What is the home of the drow in Flanaess? This is a list of the devils that have appeared in the various materials as characters that are specifically named. Drow and darker forces halt the eastern expansion. Drow are also known to dwell beneath the Domain of Greyhawk, where they worship elemental forces, and beneath the Pomarj. Should we include information from the novels, such as the death of a certain drow in Against the Giants? Kiaransalee manifests as a sinuous female drow, wearing only silver jewelry and silk veils. Half elves are the progeny of humans and elves. ... the idea of an Underdark was also becoming ubiquitous in other D&D settings—from Greyhawk to the caverns of The Illithiad sourcebook (1998), from the world of Birthright to the Labyrinth of Madness adventure (1995). Greyhawk has no such protection from Dragons, so the staff is not necessary. Not a drow lives but by vicious deception and wary plotting. They are more given to intellect than other elves, but physically weaker. Drow. Thanks to story work by Chris Pramas, the drow of the new game's setting - which was in western Greyhawk - had connections to those herein. It also touched on other drow cities beneath Faerûn, and even linked in the dwarf realms of the Dwarves Deep supplement (1990). In FR, we have Drizzt, the Baenres, even one of the Seven Sisters is surprisingly a Drow, and they have numerous cities, like Menzobaranzen, the most powerful Drow city in all the Prime Material Plane? Good-aligned drow often worship Eilistraee, the Dancing Maiden. Slimmer than most elves, drow have a deep obsidian complexion with white to pale yellow hair coloring. The drow of Greyhawk, though, are especially thorny. I added that as trivia on the Against the Giants article and Eclavdra article.SCGhosthunter1 22:09, 12 January 2007 (UTC) As far Greyhawk goes, events in novels are rarely regarded as canon. Their eyes are likewise very pale white in appearance but do have fine violet to pink or blue tints. See more ideas about dungeons and dragons, fantasy world, fantasy. However, in the original world of Greyhawk campaign setting created by Gary Gygax, Drow rank structure was based much more on personal experience level and proven personal abilities rather than on gender. Drow who have turned away from the Spider Queen are rare, but they do exist. Well over 15,000 drow (perhaps closer to 20,000) live in these caverns, far more then the Vault of the Drow, however no single city is here is as large as Erelhei Cinlu. "The drow are purely malign by temperament, as hateful as wolverines, as opportunistic as hyenas." [2023_Greyhawk Adventures] Keraptis: c.-1500 CY ... the three remaining hidden Gray Elven cities of Aliador do not reveal themselves. Erelhei-Cinlu is also one of the most cosmopolitan drow cities, which is to say that outlanders are tolerated. These are Celene, Lendore Isles, and the City of Dawn in eastern Perrenland. Grey elves built the old elven cities which now stand abandoned or were given up to other races as they moved through. The "big" drow city is called Erelhei-Cinlu. (I'd say it was the Underdark equivalent to The Rock of Bral, for Greyhawk's Underdark. Many theorize that Gunseli is a Drow because of her love of using spider poison, and thusly she must be a female Drow. All these personalities, and locales, are unique to FRCS, though, so what stuff takes their place in Greyhawk/Oerth, apart from "Drow are a thing; evil, nasty slavers, and worse"? The ten cities that comprised Undrek'Thok were spread across the Middledark, each connected to the others by way of Portals. As the special patron and protector of the dark elves, Lolth demands abject obedience and unflinching ruthlessness from her followers. Greyhawk’s gold piece is an orb, not a dragon. I had no idea that Drizz't even existed at the time. The drow were also revisited in the Chainmail Miniatures Game (2001). .everyoneloves__top-leaderboard:empty,.everyoneloves__mid-leaderboard:empty,.everyoneloves__bot-mid-leaderboard:empty{ margin-bottom:0; 8 The Valley of the Mage supports a large population of XXX elves, but these are hostile to the high elves of the cities. Kiaransalee (spelled Kiaransali in Greyhawk since the Drow Civil War) is the drow deity of slavery, undead, and vengeance. Gary Gygax, 2005 The drow,1 also called dark elves, are a subterranean race of elves. Drow society is primarily matriarchal, with priestesses of their evil spider goddess Lolth (sometimes spelled Lloth) in the highest seats of power. Most temples are happy to lend aid to traveling elves and any other race that plans to do harm to the drow. The D series of modules were an extension of the earlier G series (Against the Giants) modules. HALF-DROW. I presented the idea to my DM. Maps of the city are all over the internet. Again, hard to justify a PC Drow IMO. Half Elves . This module was part of Gary Gygax’s Greyhawk Campaign. This is the beginning of "The Sleeping Years". Grey Elves. Again, hard to justify a PC Drow IMO. Grey elves built the old elven cities which now stand abandoned or were given up to other races as they moved through. [OJ1] (4374 SD/ 1109 FT)-1138 CY Envoys from Celene are sent to contact the three hidden cities of Aliador, they do not return. Within the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game materials, a number of devils are given characteristics or roles within the story lines. Snarf Zagyg said: To use the canonical example of the Drow- if a player was playing a Drow, and they happened upon a community that had … The drow of Oerth are both fecund and degenerate, and are not above mating with human slaves (or non-slaves) from time to time. The guild officials are just as in the dark as everyone else as they work with the assassin through intermediaries. The Elven Realms do not communicate with outsiders and rarely with each other. There are several major cities, however the population is generally spread out more throughout the myriad of caverns then the population of Area 1. Most drow cities are dominated by priestesses of Lolth, the Spider Queen. She was first detailed in the book Monster Mythology (1992), including details about her priesthood. Believing that no good Drow gods existed I proceeded to create The Drow Goddess of Sun and Earth- Harvalsharess. Erelhei-Cinlu is a large drow city-state located in the Underdark, in the The defense of the city is so great however, that drowkind and giantkind are also nigh exterminated. I think it has the best documentation and is the location you would base other locations on.) There is no world where Wizards ever publishes another book where the drow are unmitigated, all-evil, all the time, antagonists. The last of the Grey Elven cities in the mountains now known as the Crystalmist is discovered and destroyed by a concerted effort on the part of the Drow/Suloise and Giantkind. The sinister Dark Elves (Drow) hail from cities in vast cavern vaults below the Flanaess ’ mighty mountains. Undrek'Thoz was a confederation of drow cities, called segments, beneath Thay. 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