Do you think that all drow have hearts as black as their hides? Discover the true depths and strengths of this misunderstood and oft-maligned race... but there are plenty of evil ones for traditionalists as well!
Publisher's blurb: "The drow. The dark elves. Banished to the Underdeep millennia ago by their surface cousins, they plot and scheme and struggle for survival. Beautiful and wicked, brilliant and deadly, they are the knife in the dark, the threat in the deeps.
"Since the drow were introduced to the roleplaying world some 25 years ago, they have become favourites of Games Masters and terrible foes to uncounted parties of Player Characters. Sadly, they have also become overused and oversimplified. There is no mystery to them anymore. Players know exactly what to expect from an encounter with drow, and exactly how to cope with it. Games Masters find themselves saddled with innumerable cliches and presumptions about the drow, making one raiding party just like any other, one drow city just like all the others.
"The philosophy behind The Tome of Drow Lore is that the race of the drow is as complex and vibrant as any race on the surface of the world, and is dedicated to the drow, in all their varied, wicked splendour. In the millennia since the drow were forced underground in the Great Betrayal, and dispersed throughout the Underdeep in the Sundering, the intense pressures of life beneath the surface have caused them to change dramatically. For years, the drow have been thought of as a sophisticated and cruel race, governed by an even crueler spider-worshipping matriarchy with absolute power over every drow. The truth is not so simple, and arrogant adventurers who set out beneath the surface of the world, certain they know the full measure of the drow, will find themselves quite unpleasantly surprised."
More when I get hold of a copy!
Author: Greg Lynch
Publishers' Reference: MGP5516
Hardback, 256 pages
Date: February 2005
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