Showing posts with label Dark Elves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dark Elves. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2013

The life of the Drow-2013

The life of the Drow
The Drow is one of my favorite magick creatures. Also the fact that they have such a dark history intrigues me even more. Coming from the fact they were once the beautiful - Yet dangerous Dark Elves, I think this is what draws me to write about them at least one more time. Maybe two! Besides I love the Artwork of the many Great Artist of today on how they all depicted the Drow. In this installment of the drow I hope to cover items that I might have missed in my other blog called Drow's.
Physical Looks ~
Drows look very much like the Dark elves but there are a few difference . All drows vary in shape
size, features, skin hue's (although most are very dark skinned-from their dark elfin kin) There are a few rare occasional drow that have the light blue, pale yellow & golden hue skin. 
Hair hue's are usually silver, white, Dark blue and Red. The Eyes are clearly usually Red! and tend to glow when their angered. But as in all races there's is always the exception the the rule. And the Drow has theirs to. There are some drow to have paler eyes such as light blue, lilac, pink and even silver. 
But if you ever see an drow with yellow eyes, it is certain that this drow has been either poisoned by some undetermined magic or the other which is the sign of either disease & sickness. Being that a drow lives in the Underdark, which is a very damp, wet and highly vaporous place with poison toxins in the air that they breathe. So it is my best bet to keep your distance if you ever see a drow with yellow eyes!
Now I have heard that drows have Blue/Purple eyes in the Dark Underworld too! But this is very
rare.  What this means,  if you're are curious - These drow are not what you might think! At first you might think since they have the rare eye color they would get better treatment.  Well this is not true. What usually what happens to these drow is, they are thrown into the pits of the Underdark to work under the Spider Queen's order's until they drop dead. There have been known to have halflings of drow and humans which I have heard to be quite beautiful, that is if they are lucky enough to escape the clutches  of the Spider Women.
Another interesting find, about the drow, is that within the Characteristics features is their teeth. They are either black, white or even purple. And their gums, tongue and throats are either red or purple. I thought this to be quite interesting myself.
Compared to the other Faerunian elves, the drow's are quite a bit shorter but much stronger for their size. 
Females  of course are the dominant race in the drow so they tend to be a bit taller than the males standing about an average of 5' and much stronger in most cases. 
Males are on an average of 4'6" in height and are less stronger but there is the exception. But of course they must be under consisted watch by The Spider Queen's female guards. 
Talk about life spams, well the drow sometimes can live for centuries. This is far beyond any human or even some of their elfin kin. But given the type of life style that the drow lives and where the live, most don't have long life spams. The majority of the drow meet premature deaths and violent ones at best, as most are warriors and assassins in their society. 
As far as living as a drow, it can be a very hard life. Only the Royalty of the Spider Woman lives a happy life with all the privileges of being Queen. 
The average drow citizen in the drow cities that do survive the trials of their society and the horrors of the Underdark mishappening's can live for centuries; just like their Queen - The Spider Queen. 
Senses~Traits ~
The majority of the drow keep to themselves and to their own traits and traditions which they were

given to at birth. A lot of misconceptions and ignorance of the drow seem to surface in those times.
These elves had a different perception of drow and dark elves compared to the wood elves, moon elves, sun elves, star elves, valley elves, wing elves, silver elves, Lythari elves, forest elves. and unicorn elves. 
There are a few sub-races and others that dwell in different forms of the Underdark . These could be the Blood elves, Shur-drow,drow-human and dark elves to be a few. 
Other highly developed trait is their sense's- 
 Drows senses are highly more developed than their surface elfin kin. This is because of living in the dark cavern's of the Underdark for a millennium. 
Two examples of their keen sense of sounds: They have developed away of finding water deep in the earth by timing the echoes bouncing of the caves. Then from those sounds they are able to to detected the amount of running water they hear in the caves. 
They can also detected when there are rock shifts or collapses  in the rock formations, by listening for the natural movement and groaning sounds of unshaped rocks.  
These keen senses have given the drow a superior sense of hearing. 
The most distinctive feature of the drow, is the touch of the Lolth upon them. Just as Corellon cursed them and made them vulnerable to light ~ The Spider Queen gave the drow a blessing to counter act this giving the drow the power over darkness that all other races lack. 
This power can manifest in several ways. The most common being the ability to shroud enemies in a
Magical impenetrable darkness, usually called Globe Darkness - Debilitating Charm & the Faerie Fire that makes a creature an easier target. By encasing them in something that looks purple fire though causing no harm.
Most drow can use these abilities every so often and the power can tired them out slightly. More experienced and well - trained drows however learn how to cast both abilities separately. 
Yet others, particularly drow who are well - favored by the Lolth, can manifest another ability that both slows and impedes a foe while also making it more difficult for them to see some individuals learn to awaken. These powers further becoming  known as the curse born and possessing abilities that allow them to further their mastering the shadow power granted by the Spider Queen
Other drow's struggle to rid themselves of the Lolth touch and the dark power and instead seek the
God Corellon's aid eventually becoming the fey God's Crusader within the dark realms of their race, gaining the blessing of healing and light from patron of the elves. Either path may lead to great power and grant even more unique abilities to an individual drow. 
The Drow are taught from an very early age to trust no one, forgiving alliances only when they are confident they can out match their ally if he/she decides to turn on them. The inherent  pride in their own abilities  quite often leads to such alliances beings forged. 
Though they almost always end badly when one partly decides  the alliance is no longer convenient. Even drow who escape the cruelties of the Underdark find it more difficult to form long-term friendships than most of their cousin kin.
Most drow share a hatred of all other races, but the most hatred that runs deep for all drow is the Goddess Seldarine and the surface elves.   
Crafts ~

Poisons and toxins are some of the drows favors in making their most powerful magic poisons. 
One of their favor's is called the Knockout Poison, which is made from a slippery black fungus that only grow in a certain area of the Underdark caverns. They have other favored poisons too. These were made from purple worms, scorpions and all types of spider that roam all the caverns of the Underdark
Drows favor fast weapons like rapiers and will choose hand crossbows when possible. This is the best way to deliver their deadly poisons from long or even short distances. 
Drow's Primarily worship the Dark Seldarine - That is The Deity Seldarine who was cast out and exiled to the Demonweb Pits. They generally worship the Goddess Lolth  (The Goddess Lolth is Seldarine when she was thrown into the demonweb pits and exiled there if you're curious). 
Drow as I said do worship the Goddess Lolth although those on the surface often worship Shar or Vhaeraun. There is a number of good Drow - And there are Good! drow's out there! that are on the surface that worship the Goddess Eilistraee.
Once again I've done another blog on the drow. I probably will do more I hope that you all will enjoy this one as well. 
Of course enjoy the amazing images of the many Talented Artist that have created such beautiful images of the drow that I come to love very much. 
Note - The Photos are not mine...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dark Elves-2013

Dark Elves are feared above all other elves -
Dark Elves
feared above all others
It is said that they live for battle and enjoy slaughtering their enemies. That, however, is just a negative stereotype that has been put on them for many centuries ago.While the Dark Elves are the first to the battlefield, they don't live for it.  They see themselves as guardians of the elven race. Never hesitating to protect their land by any means necessary. 
It is also said that they are the most promiscuous of the Elves~
That is not a negative stereotype but is the Truth. If they find another Dark Elf that is in the same mood you bet they will find a dark quiet place to get some action going...They are known to be very intelligent as well as strong & agile. The females are much more promiscuous than the males elves. - But it seems that all dark elves are promiscuous and the combination of their powerful strength, agile and intelligent ~ plus being know for having quite the physique type of body too - they have quite the package -
They stand at about 5 feet tall & their skin ranges from dark blue to jet black -Their hair is almost always silver but is also red, green, and black too. Their eyes tend to be pale in color. They can be either green, violet, deep blue & red too -Among the elves they are considered the most beautiful of all the elven races.

Male Dark Elve
You may ask why? One reason could be that they are considered the most superior warriors and sorceress and they all know it. You could say they are all a bit arrogant.
It is not unheard of for a entire, armies to be slaughter while other party's is there drooling over the dark elves warrior's physique.
Dark Elves tend to keep themselves, as they are very distrusting & entrusted by others even in different elven clans~
They often are found in smaller groups & can be ruthless & cruel at times. But overall they are a very close net group of elf's.
As with the Drows I love the dark elves too - I thought I would add to this post since it was a bit short and I wanted to do a new post for 2015 with the history/images and I wouldn't be able to do that if I didn't add to this post. so without more ado more about the history of the Dark Elves... From what I discovered is that the Dark elfin race was born in the Crown wars, which was a huge conflict that has continued for more between 5,000 & 10,000
years +.  I guess what happened within the war [Crown Wars Elfin] is that 
there happen to a High Elf Prince of very noble blood, life was going 
very well for this Prince until it was foretold that he was destined 
to become  a King of the Dark Elves. However, he would not only be just 
a king of the Dark Elves he would be a Witch King. This of course
change his whole world of light into the dark world of the 
Dark world of the Dark Elves. Once living outside in grand Empire 
Kingdoms to the deep shadows of the darkest caves. 
Well in short the King name Malekith was actually in secret experimenting 
with the power of dark magic and in doing so his spirit was in time
corrupted with the evil energies  that  were too overwhelming for him
to let along for that supreme power of evil. Not realizing how it was affecting his appearance and his personality, the King became more & 
more introverted, sinister and intimidating. Also, his skin became very pale. So when it was his time to step up to be king and was passed over
he just bided his time. How, you might wonder? Well he led his 
armies against the Orcs and the forces of the Chaos.  This is when the witch king took him to the coldest colonies of the northern world and abandoned his human city he had,  to a talisman of awesome sorcerous power.
After thousands of decades, the witch-king had finally got himself
in the second power to be the Phoenix King. He knew this was the 
time to act, so he secretly worshipped to the Chaos Gods
and had the Phoenix King poisoned, so that he could crown himself 
as the new Phoenix King.  The silly king Malekith thought that he could 
become the Phoenix King just by taking it for himself. Also he was 
under the control of dark magic and it took his spirit to the evil
Side of the energy. This could be why he believed that he could just 
march into the sacred flame of the God Asuryan, which is always the 
final test that each Phoenix King has to pass to prove his worthiness for the  Crown for his people.  Well Malekith was sure that he would be 
able to endure the sacred flame of the God Asuryan as his father had 
done before him many years before. However, since he had taken up with the dark forces of the Chaos Gods
and had the present Phoenix King poisoned, so that he could crown himself as the new Phoenix King, he was setting himself for a horrible faith.
For the Phoenix, King, is to be pure at heart & soul. To serve only  the 
the Flame God of Asuryan. But since he strayed off the pure path of 
a noble king walking into the flame of the God of Asuryan horribly 
scarred and burned him. He was lucky to be alive.
His body was to polluted with the Chaos of the Gods of dark forces and
the flames of Asuryan would not let him pass through without being
scarred, burned and cast back  to the platform for all to see.
Soon after that he fled with his dark chaos followers to the mountains of the north. This is where Malekith king slowly recovered his strength 
with the aid of sorcerers & became to heavily train in the dark Magic.
He also forged a great suit of black armour which would lend strength to his withered and fire blasted body from the fires of  the God of Asuryan.
He was able to pass through the internal heat, without it killing him but every day after that those who looked upon him would shudder at his appearance. That is when he truly became the Witch King. As for 
his new suit of black armour at the brow of it, there was a grand horned helmet that was welded with a circlet or iron. On the day of its creation he 
had his armour fused the suit directly to his body. 
They had many battles with the new Phoenix King and the Elves and each time, the Witch King found himself in battle defeated by the Phoenix mightiest armies driving them into the marshes bound to the realm of the Chaos of the North. Finally, the Witch King revealed his last plan of attack, with his sorcerers and called upon the dark gods of the Chaos themselves to help defeat the Phoenix God. Many of the Dark Elves readily agreed to join. At dusk, the sky shimmered with many-coloured lights, the Witch King and his followers attempted to carry out their  evil plan. For hours the Witch King and dark elves struggled, but it slowly became obvious their evil plan wasn't great enough to break through the magical barriers that contained the Realm of Chaos. It seems a sudden surge  of magick power came  suddenly at the Witch-king and the dark elves without a warning. Thousands of the Witch Kings dark elves fell dead[good elves too] and his land bucked and heaved like some kinda terrifying storm racing through his land by strong magic. There was nothing he could do to stop the terrible forces that were unleashed. The earth itself buckled under the titanic stress and across the continent earthquakes cast down cities and levelled mountains.. After
that a thousand-foot wall of water came down over the area of the north where the Witch King and the dark elves. Tens of thousands of elves were drowned by the waves and buried by the earthquakes. All was felt as far as the Dwarf Kings home. While most of the elves were to weak to pursue the dark elves and the witch king they were able to escape and rebuild in the land  of the Black Arks which became their new world home and the kingdom of the Dark Elves was born.

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