The drow, or dark elves, are an offshoot of the surface elves. Once a glorious nation, they were cast down during the Crown Wars for the terrible crimes they committed. They now live in the depths of the Underdark, the endless tunnels and caverns below Faerûn’s surface.

The drow are built much like surface elves – slim and lithe. They may be marginally smaller than their surface dwelling kin, though. Their dark skin and often white hair sets them apart from the rest.

Most drow worship Lolth, and Amia’s Ultrinnan is dedicated to Her. These evil drow compete with eachother constantly; manipulation, subtlety and betrayal are the tools of drow politics. In Lolthite society, status is everything. The cities are matriarchal, with females ruling over males.

While drow are generally chaotic, their society is very orderly on the outside, even to the extent of being totalitarian. They think of themselves as better than the barbaric lesser races, and will seemingly respect the hierarchy. However, this is only the facade: As long as you’re not caught, everything goes.

Those drow who abhor Lolth’s way usually flee to the surface, where they often turn to Vhaeraun. Some may take to the ways of Eilistraee, as well. These drow are quite unorganized and not common, though they flock to Amia in hopes of sanctuary at the Eilistraee’s Shrine located on the island.

Subrace Favoured Class Modifiers Recognised Words
Drow Cleric (Female),
Wizard (Male
Abilities: +2 Dexterity, -2 Constitution, +2 Intelligence, +2 Charisma;
Spell Resistance = 11 + Class Level;
Feat: Darkvision;
Saving Throw Bonus: +2 Will Saves versus Spells and Spell-like Abilities;
Spell-like Ability: Darkness;
Light Sensitivity;
Level Adjustment: +2