Character Races

  • Drow
  • Dracon
  • Sidhe
  • Fey
  • Halfling
  • Dwarf
  • Gnome
  • Elf
  • Half-Elf
  • Human
  • Ogre
  • Minotaur
  • Sahuagin

Drow

Drow

A Drow is an outcast Elf who, against normal Elven nature, worships the forces of darkness. Reviled by most, the Drow work in secret, learning as much as they can about black magic. They tend to dwell in underground lairs or in deep, dark forests, and avoid contact with other races unless it will help them further their knowledge of evil. They are stockier than other Elves, and tend to have darker skin as well.

Although few Elves are willing to admit it, Drow possess some of the same abilities that they do. They can see in the dark, and are able to locate hidden creatures with ease. Drow are difficult to control through magical means, and in addition can avoid the effects of the necromantic forces that they know so well. However, Drow are highly vulnerable to the forces of goodness, and are often easily dispatched by holy weapons and spells.

Roleplaying a Drow

Sticking to back alleys and dark streets, Shintu made her way to a dark classroom to meet with her coven. Usually, drow avoid areas of large population, favoring dark caves or underground dwellings. Most witches make a pilgrimage at least once to Xaventry to study with their own kind, so this drow would have to come up from her hole eventually. Representatives of virtually every race make their home in Xaventry, which makes it easier for a Shintu to blend in. After decades of strange magical occurrences, explosions, dragons and demons, not much surprises the inhabitants of this remote town. Only around elves does Shintu truly feel out of place, and spends most of her time alone or traveling through shadow by choice. Those that follow the dark path tend to be weary and mistrusting of everyone.

After many years of practicing her dark magic on unsuspecting inhabitants of Xaventry, Shintu set her sights on a much larger prize. Across the mountain to the east is the town of New Rigel, home to one of the largest populations of elves. Shintu finally had a focus for her evils spells, perfected after studying for several years at the center of several types of magic.

It was not until catching a glimpse of a young elf spying on her coven while discussing the final stages of the plan did Shintu finally run into a problem. Kakalera, an honest resident of Xaventry happened to be walking by and overheard several witches talking about an upcoming attack. A sudden gasp alerted Shintu to an observer outside, and she quickly hurried out the front door, spotting Kakalera turning the corner out of sight. There was nothing she could do to stop the attack on New Rigel other than waste Shintu's time while she tied up one more loose end.

Drows are actually elves that have gone over to the proverbial "dark side" and started following the forces of evil. That being said, they have many of the same physical characteristics of the Elves, such as the ability to locate creatures in the dark. However, they can resist necromantic forces due to their knowledge of them.

Drows, like elves, are limited in their class selection, though not in the same way. They are not as connected with nature as the Elves, and so are unable to be druids - and their evil nature keeps them from being paladins. As much as Drows don't want to associate with the Elves, the Elves feel the same way and a meeting of the two would probably result in a confrontation.