|#1damajaFeb 25, 2007 20:23:49||This was posted in a thread below .....|
Dragonlance has a dangerous, cunning, and pervasive underground race already - the disir. This race of subterranean mutated insectile marauders is known for its propensity to adapt and evolve, thanks to its Queens. Each Queen, through faith in Morgion, knowledge of dark magical rituals, and an innate ability to synthesize other races and traits in its offspring, can give birth to dozens of mutated eggs that contain hybrid larva.
One option to introduce the drow to your campaign is to have it be part of a long-term disir plot to infiltrate and conquer the surface via the elves. A small cabal of Queens makes plans to have the disir maruaders capture surface elves and bring them to the disir colonies deep beneath the surface of Ansalon. The Queens incorporate elven DNA into their next batch of eggs, producing half-disir/half-elven monstrosities. These in turn are further hybridized and mutated, aging rapidly to maturity and then used to create more eggs. The final result is a light-sensitive race of magically gifted warrior elves, with an ingrained matriarchal outlook. Due to minor problems with the breeding program, the elves are pitch-black and have white hair, but otherwise appear as beautiful as any other elf.
The cabal of disir Queens then sends these elves to the surface, hunting at night, slipping in and out of the refugee elven communities. Eventually, the plan is much like Clark mentioned - under the guise of being helpful new arrivals, the disir-elves, or drow, help the surface elves out, but in return they seek more and more influence. Then, when they have enough power, the drow open the way for the disir to surge to the surface and take over.
In this version of the drow, I would drop the spider references and replace it with insect references. Basically, make these drow into "elves if H.R.Giger were designing them." Lots of strange bioengineered stuff, ribbed cavern walls, goo everywhere, mostly hidden from sight in darkness.
Where can I find detailed information on this area? I really like this idea and would not mind adding this to my Dragon Lance campaign. In my opinion hehe Drow belong in every world, its just one of those that is a must hehe
|#2zombiegleemaxFeb 25, 2007 22:32:07||Dragonlance does have their drow, they are called dark elves.|
|#3talinthasFeb 25, 2007 23:44:33||Dark elves aren't drow, and that's not what the original poster meant anyway.|
There is no real information about the disir underground hives outside of what is in the Bestiary, but really, there doesn't need to be anything formal. Any crack in the ground leading to a cavern complex can host them. My Key of Destiny campaign got seriously derailed by an ominous and omnipresent threat of disir kidnapping elves and morphing them into thralls. it was awesome =)
|#4lancereaverFeb 26, 2007 8:22:16|
Dark elves aren't drow.
There has been only one drow that I remember from DragonLance, and it was in the Sla-Mori in Dragons of Autumn Twilight. It was kind of like a cursed ghost of some sort, or something like that, I can't really remember, but dark elves are elves that have been "cast out from the light", like Porthios and Alhana. Of course, that was the product of a huge elven government scandal. Dark elves are also any elven mages that do not wear the white robes, like Dalamar the Dark.
|#5damajaFeb 26, 2007 17:07:52||I know for a fact that Drow exist in Krynn, and no I do not mean Dark Elves, I mean the black elves, Drow. I remember reading about them in one of my modules, which I am not going to go searching for hehe but I wanna say it was in the dungons beneath Lord Soths castle that Drow were spotted. Not mahy, a small band of them but that proves Drow are in Krynn.|
|#6cam_banksFeb 26, 2007 21:11:46||Appearances of drow in older Dragonlance products are now considered to be outside of current continuity. |
|#7mindolinMar 01, 2007 9:45:42|
I know for a fact that Drow exist in Krynn, and no I do not mean Dark Elves, I mean the black elves, Drow. I remember reading about them in one of my modules, which I am not going to go searching for hehe but I wanna say it was in the dungons beneath Lord Soths castle that Drow were spotted. Not mahy, a small band of them but that proves Drow are in Krynn.
If it was Lord Soth's Castle, then I wouldn't trust it. They claim that Soth keeps a Tarrasque in there also. From what I've heard, that module was an attempt to cram as many errors in the module as possible. As it stands, there are absolutly no drow in Dragonlance, as it says so in the campaign setting book, at the beginning of the chapter on monsters.
|#8zombiegleemaxMar 02, 2007 9:55:49||Nor are their orcs or lycanthropes.|
|#9zombiegleemaxMar 04, 2007 22:06:59||The adventure you mention is named Wild Elves and it's one of those products that in the current official continuity are considered kenders' tales.|
|#10zombiegleemaxMar 04, 2007 22:44:54||Just like the little kodragon and the astral dragon. Is there any reason why they were taken out of the game?|
|#11cam_banksMar 05, 2007 6:37:24|
Just like the little kodragon and the astral dragon. Is there any reason why they were taken out of the game?
The entire cosmology surrounding the astral dragons and their kodragons was created for the DLE series of modules and has since been retconned as it doesn't agree with the official view of the Dragonlance cosmology. While in some cases it's possible to reinvent or reimagine aspects of retconned material, there are no plans to introduce astral dragons or kodragons into the setting in the future.
|#12zombiegleemaxMar 05, 2007 8:01:57||Poor little kodragon and poor astral dragon!|
|#13SysaneMar 05, 2007 8:27:19||No Glock-Glocks either? So sad|