Alth… Seeing an opportunity, Araushnee was roused to action and she, Gruumsh and her son Vhaeraun, another co-conspirator in Araushnee's plots, gathered together a great alliance of Greater and Lesser deities of the orcs, goblinoids, kobolds, giants, ogres and many other gods of the evil races. Sehanine is her sister and Corellon was once her lover. Lolth, the Spider Queen is the evil god of deceit, shadows, and spiders. Inner chambers are for the worship and business of Lolth, including most spell casting. Lolth's worship became paramount to the power hungry, status-obsessed drow and the Spider Queen's dark majesty has flourished as the dark elves have grown in power. Lolth’s re-ascension to true godhood has basically elevated her above competition from the Lady of Fungi, but the two still harbor hatred for one another. Lolth was created by Gary Gygax for the World of Greyhawk campaign setting, later appeared in the Forgotten Realms setting, and is now a member of the default pantheon of D&D gods. Share Gruumsh is the chaotic evil god of destruction, and the lord of marauding hordes, though some are known to worship him as a war god. ... Gruumsh, and Ilsensine. With Lolth, they would discover that she wants to break Cyric free so, with the help of a mutual friend, she could achieve her goal of ruling over the entire elf species. The Spider Queen … In drow form, the Spider Queen appears as an "exquisitely beautiful" female dark elf, sometimes covered in clinging spiders. She is malicious in her dealings with others and coldly vicious in a fight, coveting the power of deities worshiped by the surface races. The ultimate aim of every cleric is to achieve and keep the favor of Lolth. Shrines They are always female. Patron of Drow and their inseparable companions, the spiders. Lolth’s clerics sometimes multiclass as arachnes, fighters, or sorcerers. They wield power in keeping with the cruel and capricious nature of Lolth herself, and manipulate (often by brute force) their fellow drow to behave as their deity. Raise children to praise and fear Lolth, each family should produce at least one cleric to serve her. Lolth has sworn vengeance against Corellon Larethian and his people. Gruumsh once had an alliance with the conniving drow goddess Araushnee to bring down the gods of the elves once and for all. Despite all of this, Araushnee was a jealous schemer who envied Corellon and secretly planned to overthrow him and replace him as First of the Seldarine and Coronal of Arvandor. The union between Corellon Larethian and the Weaver of Destiny in the form of two children, the Lesser deities Vhaeraun, the Masked Lord, and Eilistraee, the Dark Maiden. Chemosh, The Fury, Eithleann, Gruumsh and Talos sought to free Lolth and Takhisis. Servants and minions . The Spider Queen dominates all of the other powers of the Dark Seldarine and brooks (or at least admits) no challenge to her ultimate authority and only the weakest members, Kiaransalee and Selvetarm, acknowledge Lolth as the leader of their pantheon, an unavoidable testament to the great power of the Spider Queen. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As a goddess of weavers and a spinner of fate, the destiny of the Ssri-Tel'Quessir (dark elves) was placed in the hands of Araushnee by the decree of Corellon Larethian, Creator of the Elves and leader of the Seldarine, in addition to being the consort of Araushnee. Lolth was, along with Iuz and the demoness Zuggtmoy, one of the deities involved in the plots centered around the Temple of Elemental Evil. His plan failed, despite a divine force brought against the elven gods consisting of the Seldarine's enemies in all the goblinoid and elf-hating pantheons and Araushnee was transformed into Lolth. Dark Seldarine Forgotten Realms Cormyr Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. The Queen of Spiders is the subject of terrifying legend among most surface dwellers and seen as virtually synonymous with the greatly feared drow. Only the drow clerics of Eilistraee are even willing to speak of Lolth, and their fury at her enslavement of their kin excess even that of other elven subraces. Corellon also banished Vhaeraun, knowing of his son's duplicity and involvement in his mother's plots. Millennia ago, Lolth (then known as Araushnee) was one of the Seldarine herself, lover of Corellon Larethian and goddess of artisans, destiny, and dark elves. She has one Cyric Key with her and of the players already solved the Gruumsh quest line, they would intimidate her with the elven and orcish army. Most temples have guardian creatures, often hidden and occasionally magical in nature, which usually include spiders of all sorts. All but Eilistraee wish to usurp the Spider Queen and replace her as the head of their dark pantheon, but the Dark Maiden seeks to end her vicious mother's evil tyranny over the drow and help them return to the Realms Above in peace and redemption. Humans worship Moradin and Corellon as gods of their respective portfolios, rather than as racial deities. Corellon also opposes the deities of the goblinoids. Lloth, Araushnee, Megwandir, Moander, Zinzerena Antechambers are set aside for war councils and most business wherein clerics meet with drow males and outsiders. Lolth finds it convenient to ally herself on occasion with Loviatar and Malar, and, since the Time of Troubles, to masquerade as Moander, an ancient deity of rot, corruption, and decay. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Before her fall, she bore him two children — Eilistraee and Vhaeraun. In those various settings, the drow pantheon of gods consists of the leader Lolth, as well as Eilistraee, Kiaransalee, Vhaeraun, and Zinzerena. She is resisted by Zinzerena and her cult. His plan failed, despite a divine force brought against the elven gods consisting of the Seldarine's enemies in all the goblinoid and elf-hating pantheons and Araushnee was transformed into Lolth. In their natural form, … Lolth (also spelled Lloth), known as the Queen of Spiders or the Queen of the Demonweb Pits, is the most influential goddess of the drow, within the pantheon of the Dark Seldarine (Dark Elves). In every temple, despite large differences in size, opulence, and importance, certain constants apply. Though Corellon knew his daughter's innocence, Eilistraee chose to share the fate of her mother and brother, the Dark Maiden no doubt sensing that the dark elves would one day need a reprieve from the path of hate and evil that they would eventually set upon, following their dark goddess; their Spider Queen. In other cities, there may not be a single ruling council or a single ruling cleric. Dark elves who venerate other evil deities, as well as all male drow who pay her homage, revile the church of the Spider Queen for its power--though they would seize such power for themselves if they could. Cruel and capricious, Lolth(loath) embodies the absolute evil of the drow. As the war progressed the followers of Lolth reappeared, their skin burned black while in the Abyss, now calling themselves the drow. Most cities also have a grand temple to the Spider Queen, used for training clerics. In the current iteration of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, the Demonweb Pits is a plane to itself. The most powerful ceremonies defy description and are seldom seen by nondrow. Lolth is the goddess of the drow, though other chaotic evil beings of the underdark have been known to worship the Lady of Shadows. Lolth initially appears as a beautiful elven woman who offers to lead the series' heroes through an underground passage to escape a horde of monsters. Enemies and riches are sacrificed to her monthly. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits . Clerics of Lolth pray for spells after waking from trance or before retiring to trance. Convert or destroy nonbeliever drow. Marble and obsidian are favored materials for statuary and temple furniture. In most cases, the hierarchy of the church is inextricably linked with the theocracy of the associated city. [13][14] Lolth shared an enmity with Ghaunadaur, and was opposed every non-drow deity of the Underdark. These are customarily placed in a bowl-shaped depression in a black altar or a burning brazier, from which black-and-red flames leap to consume the offerings. Gruumsh is the chaotic evil god of destruction, lord of marauding barbarian hordes. Sacrifice males, slaves, and those of other races who ignore the commands of Lolth or her clerics. Corellon was able to counter, however, and struck a mighty blow across Gruumsh’s face, destroying the orcish god’s left eye. Until recently, the home of the Dark Seldarine was based in the Demonweb Pits, the 66th layer of the Abyss, though Eilistraee prefers to reside in Arvandor with her father. Great temples and cities were built in Lolth's name, foremost among them Menzoberranzan. As the battle was being fought, Corellon Larethian faced his betrayer. She has her own rivalries with the various demon lords of the Abyss, noticeably with Zuggtmoy, the Demoness Lady of Fungi. cs In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Gruumsh, also known as Gruumsh One-Eye, is the patron deity of orcs, who regard him as the god of conquest, survival, strength, and territory.He is also considered a member of the default D&D pantheon of deities. In the Underdark, her church is a well-known evil, hated by dwarves, svirfneblin, and other races for the cruelty of her clerics. There are two stories of her fall from grace; that told by the elves, and that told by the drow. Firstappearance The drow, as they came to be known, grew strong in the Underdark, infiltrating and dominating their subterranean environment with zealous fervor. Lolth is an ancient god who came into being long before the time of the mortal worlds creation. In their natural form, yochlol resemble molten blobs of wax with large, glaring red eyes. Patron of Orcs; Lolth – Chaotic Evil Goddess of Shadow and Lies. The two deities (and the orcs and the drow) have been great foes ever since. The Spider Queen slew Abrogard, Guldor's god of evil, and is currently assuming his aspect on that world. For this, Corellon can count all evil drow gods as enemies. Servants who fail Lolth (and there are many ways to fail the capricious goddess) are usually either slain or transformed into creatures called driders: centaur-like creatures that have spider-like bodies below their waists instead of a centaur's equine features. Corellon was able to counter, however, and struck a mighty blow across Gruumsh’s face, destroying the orcish god’s left eye. ... Their plan failed and Araushnee was transformed into Lolth and her elven followers into drow. Unknown Lolth is the Goddess of the Drow and a Demon Lord, in control of the 66th Layer of the Abyss known as the Demonweb Pits.She is in control of the Dark Seldarine.. But eventually she came to stand against the Seldarine and all they stood for. Lolth, the (Demon) Queen of Spiders, is the goddess of the Drow, of spiders and of chaos. Rituals to Lolth involve the burning of precious oils and incense, live offerings, and riches of all sorts, particularly gems. 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. Lolth’s foes include the Seldarine (the elven pantheon), Ghaunadaur, Eilistraee, nondrow Underdark deities, and Gruumsh. His greatest rivalry is with Bane. (Accursed souls may someday return to Faerun as snakes or spiders; drow beliefs on such matters often change with time and location.) Lolth is the leader of the Dark Seldarine, the drow pantheon of gods but a pantheon in name only. 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