Cousins to the surface elves, the drow are a race of subterranean elves that live in the Underdark. They were driven there long ago after a vicious series of wars during a time when the drow were more akin to the other surface-dwelling elves. Now, the drow are black-skinned creatures who have been suffused with the strange magic of the Underdark, granting them some innate arcane abilities. The drow infamously work with varieties of monstrous spiders as well as fiends. Their chief goddess is in actuality a Demon Princess, Lolth, Queen of the Demonweb Pits. The drow favor cunning and intelligence over displays of physical prowess and as such their cities are rife with political intrigue.