The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
Drow are one of the “Portal-Born” races that came through the Gate-Stones. No one is quite sure how these Dowmarii came to Lunestriel, for no one ever saw them cross through any of the Gate-Stones. Some fear that there are Gate-Stones beneath the surface, through which the Drow crossed through. The underground races swear, however, that they have seen the dark elves slipping through the black cracks of Lunestriel’s Underdark. To the surface races though, they remain for most a tale with which to scare children.
Cruel reflections of their surface kin, they live in underground cities carved in large caverns. Full of hatred and desiring to manipulate all for their own gain, Drow are a race of complex and wicked agendas. A strongly matriarchal society, Drow are a very class oriented culture. The males take on martial roles while the females are in positions of leadership. Noble houses are defined by politics and intrigue, with each house striving to gain greater advantage against the other to dominate over all. This chaotic rule keeps the drow from becoming a truly terrible threat to the surface. The constant infighting keeps their growth leveled out. They are cunning and graceful warriors, with incredible reflexes and senses attuned to the dangers of the Underdark.
Drow typically stand at an average height of 5’6" to 6’6" and weigh 90 to 150 pounds. They are dark skinned, which ranges from coal black to dusky purple. Their eyes are pupil-less and usually white or red. On rare occasions, they also have purple eyes. They are slender and have pointed ears. Drow almost always have white or silver hair, which they keep long and flowing.