Edit: yes, sorry. Necromancy. Lolth doesn't even bother returning her calls now. They rather studiously ignore the fact she only did so because she felt the drow hadn't shown her the proper respect by dedicating the newly-made chitines to her in the first place, and that she has since chosen to ignore them. Outside interference in such tests are forbidden, but of course Lolth generally only takes action against those that interfere if the interfering individual(s) (who are typically sabotaging the Zwy'il) gets caught by someone other than Lolth herself. Those minority non-evil drow rarely have the malice necessary to survive in their cruel society, and many leave to adventure outside of drow lands. The strong should rule over the weak. They are differentiated by their black skin, pale hair and pale, almost-white hair and eyes. Adding to suggestion of Vecna_Is_My_Co-Pilot below, you can make them find the legendary staff Arachnopolis (or other name) which has set number of charges and provides them with spells similar to those drow priestesses have (check the MM for them). Cruel and capricious, Lolth(loath) embodies the absolute evil of the drow. Drow love Lolth! Super Smell. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. She gained a few elven followers, and tried to gain more worshipers by assuming the aspect of Moander, a deity of rot. Really, the only race that actually likes Lolth is the Chitines, and that's only because A: they were created by her magic, and B: she set them free from their drow slave-masters. Or any other drow item. Great idea and great post. The end result, the Sundering, left the noble eladrin race divided into eladrin, elves, and drow. The drow call these tests punishments, because success is only rewarded by being spared the fate of those who fail. She displays formidable power and great cruelty with an affection for arachnids. Some magic weapons, armor, and various other items of the drow disintegrate on contact with sunlight. Like other elves, the drow are slightly shorter than humans, and more slender, with little physical difference between the genders. The Test of Doubt: Taking away hard earned power (such as removing spell casting abilities, giving negative levels, and even transformation into a drider or another creature). The tale of Feral Dust Bunnies and Lolth is like the story of the dust and the spider web, which came first? Radar Sense. I appreciate it! Edit: Solved! His handsome features were sharp and well proportioned and, like other drow, Drizzt's skin was black and his stark white hair was long, thick, and flowing. (also if you want in item for the clerics to already have, the spidersblessing bow/crossbow is cool, attunement, 5 charges daily, spend 2 charges to cause a spindly arrow to spin from the webby main cross of the bow and allows the casting of the web spell. Lolth is after the powerful Loom of Fate, posing as Lithe, she hires the players to escort her to elven cities to investigate the artifact and its whereabouts. Drizzt Do'Urden was a drow. Fey Ancestry. But damn if there aren't a lot of these 0/8th CR creatures in the cobwebs. It has a lot to do with actually enforcing Stupid Evil in her worshipers. Wand of the Feral Dust Bunnies - Lolth's abandoned temples are overrun with feral dust bunnies. It’s best to nip these Johnny Come-Latelies in the bud before they go and start another Divine Brou-Ha-Ha. As it is one of the only items that can permanently kill Lolth. Frequently when building characters, you find that there are some things that are more or less "essential" for your character to survive after the first few levels. Design Note:Please see Polymorph Fatiguefor a clear understanding of these cursed items. One-click unsubscribe later if you don't enjoy the newsletter. Reflavor a Rod of Rulership as a Staff of Domination. Omni-lingual. Lolth is the Chaotic Evil patron goddess of the drow in Dungeons & Dragons - and actually called Lloth in the original drow novels. My players are about to find (hopefully) a crypt with an item in it. Which means you have to rely on magic items to make sure your character doesn't end up useless half the time. The clerical issue with this is that get enough people worshipping a mortal and you might just get a new god anyway, placebo plus enchantment or no. A drow priestess of lolth wearing +3 scale mail has AC 19. When I introduced the Wand of Orcus in my previous campaign, it was locked inside a crystal prison to stop it from corrupting the outside world. And worse, you sometimes find that your class doesn't grant them. I gave my part something called the Shard of Lolth. wrath might be a destructive meteor storm/storm of vengeance style spell in an ancient rod that requires a sacrifice. Magic items that emit faerie fire adorning buildings are a sign of prosperity. Innate Spellcasting. 1.1. Lolth demands results, and she is not fond of failure. The key is how you pass the information about the staff to them, and how you fit lore, characters, factions and everything in. If you pick a relatively low-level item, it could just be the followers that are looking for it, the deities don't have to be directly involved. Lolth is essentially the reason the drow are drow. For Lolth you can have a drow item. I meant Jester. Lolth’s conniving and plotting resulted in a bloody civil war amongst the eladrin. It is also worth noting that if a drow or group of drow are destructive enough to drow society, probably through the very behavior she encourages, she engineers said group's (or individual's) fall (be it death, eliminated by the priesthood, transformation into a drider, etc...). Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Fangs of Lolth gain no new weapon or armor proficiencies.. If it is Asmodeus, God of sin, I would recommend focusing on one or two of the major sins (wrath, gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, greed etc) and having the rod be some way to channel that power. Many bards and rogues study ways to "trick" magic items into working without their usual requirements. They have pointed ears. Lolth has a social Darwinist streak a mile wide -- her rules for the drow are basically: ...There are actually plenty of other 'rules', but Lolth tends to overlook transgressions, so long as the transgressor is not caught and revealed by someone other than Lolth. I got the idea here on reddit. It's attunement so the entire party won't be spiders). Lolth is a Demon Lord and a goddess worshiped by the drow (some myths propose that she was originally a goddess who was transformed into a demon). Welcome Wanderer! Such a rule-breaker will be swiftly and mercilessly punished, for being stupid enough to be caught and too weak to kill or otherwise silence the spotter. Power Item. Variant: Drow Magic Armor and Weapons Drow often wear magic armor and carry magic weapons that lose their enhancement bonuses permanently if they are exposed to sunlight for 1 hour or longer. Sometimes though, the curious get more than they bargained for. From shop ClockworkArcana. Subscribe to get the free product of the week! Lolth is the Spider Queen, the patron deity of the drow and a nasty customer you might have seen before as a major antagonist in multiple books. Favorite This fits perfectly. Cities are set up around the most powerful families claiming the greatest areas, this leaves the other drow with whatever land remains. His eyes were a lavender hue (quite different from the drow race's typical red, even when he used his infravision, which normally caused eyes to glow red) and seemed to glow fiercely wh… You can store objects within the shard in a 30x10x10 space. Failing such a test results in death or being turned into a drider (and thus seen as weak and being preyed upon by other drow, in older editions drow kill driders). Lolth has a social Darwinist streak a mile wide -- her rules for the drow are basically: 1. That way there's a reason for Lolth cultists to be interested in what is, mechanically, a fairly simple item. An item they are looking for would obviously have some sort of large power, either to control others or to cause chaos. 1.2. Some believe her to be insane, because the Queen of Spiders pits her own worshipers against one another in an endless struggle for “station.” She can be kind and aids those she fancies, but she thrives on death, destruction, and torture--including those of her own worshipers who have displeased her. Something like a spider amulet that can cast spidery spells. Would be interesting if she could also put things inside and whenever you put something in the thing already in would pop out as it could hold only one thing at a time. A PC had this in my last campaign. Lolth's follower base was varied. However the staff is missing the gems and its power is not at full capacity. The Zwy'il must endure this for a period of time, sometimes weeks, sometimes less, and sometimes even more. Super Sight. Typical physical characteristics Drow characters are extremely intelligent, charismatic and dexterous, but share surface elves' comparative frailty and slight frames. From shop StevenOaksArt. Most drow are utterly and iredeemably evil. This page was last edited on 23 June 2020, at 03:15. The staff (in lore) was used to wage war against other gods but was disenchanted (gems removed) and parts of it sealed in safe places so it could never be whole again. Class Features. However, it also let Lloth speak into her mind. One drow civilization, the Kryn Dynasty, turned against their former patron and everything she stands for so utterly that Lolth's few remaining drow priestesses rely primarily on goblinoid converts. They are... harmless. A fiendishly clever back-stabbing is a good way to earn her favor, though getting stabbed in the back by someone else is a good way to lose it just as quickly. When party finds and inserts the gems, the staff will grant them more and more powers, such as control over spider like creatures, domination over others, etc. Their enclaves in the Underdark are being ravaged by monsters, and many drow have turned to the worship of Tharizdun or have become aberrations themselves. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits. My character Lady Viv once looted a spider crown off a Lloth priestess. Such tests may be (but aren't limited to): Unsurprisingly, such an evil total bitch that she is hated by everyone, even her own priestesses.