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PaladinOfSune
 
PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 7:51 AM 

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This thread attempts to compile various useful links for those interested in Drow roleplay. The information contained herein may or may not reflect the stance of the Amia staff and is to be read with a grain of salt. The only reliable sources of information are canonized Forgotten Realms releases and official Amia-published material.


General Drow Websites:


Amian Drow (description by IronAngel)

Descent into Darkness – Drow campaign and resource center

Kismet’s Dungeons and Dragons

Shattered Reality, various compiled information, mostly 2nd edition.

Amia Wiki entry

Translator, House Maerdyn

Translator, Chosen of Eilistraee

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PaladinOfSune
 
PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 7:51 AM 

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The following are canon articles and other material, which means they are officially recognized by Wizards of the Coast.

Realms Personalities:

Alak Abaeir, Vhaeraunan assassin

Akordia Pharn, priestess of Lloth

Riggilla, the half-drow

Teliene Coloara, the Illithid Slayer


Miscellaneous:

Magic Books of Faerûn: Obsul Ssussun

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PostPosted: Mon, Aug 12 2013, 2:28 AM 

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Ruling on Drow Nobility Status.


The topic of Nobility in the Underdark was recently discussed between Dusty and I and considering Nobility is a touchy area on Amia in general, we thought we'd best allay some confusion.

As you know for surface related characters, a request is required for a character to be considered "of Nobility." The reason for this is two fold:

- The sheer influence over the common NPC that one "of Nobility" possesses; and
- For us to control this influence and maintain a sense of rarity for Nobility.

Now, for the Underdark Drow this server rule poses a few problems: every Matron, every House Member, and every priestess would require a request. It would be an administrative nightmare for the DM team. Fortunately however, the playerbase has always had that unwritten rule between them: we are now putting that unwritten rule to text.



Unless requested otherwise, your Drow PC is automatically considered of Noble Standing.



This means that in a Drow dominated settlement such as Nec'perya:


- NPCs will bow to your PC where applicable.

- Your PC can apply to join a Noble House.

- Your PC is entitled to any benefit Nobility receives under the settlement's current management and laws.



But, there are a few restrictions in place:


- Your PC can't be a Noble from a lore established Drow House without an approved request. For example, your PC can't be a Noble of House Baenre without the DM team's approval.

- The influence of your PC's Nobility may not be recognised in the world outside of Nec'perya. Exceptions to this may occur on a case by case basis, but don't expect L'Obsul citizens to bow to you or any special treatment at Underport.

- The server rule of command over NPCs still applies: you may write posts about issuing instructions to NPCs and may do so ingame as well, but its the DM team's perogative to dictate the NPC response. Remember that NPCs are not mindless as well: they will respond but not always in the way you want them to. Be prepared for this.

- Dusty's rule for establishing Noble houses still applies: you require 6 PCs who are regularly active for a period of time. These PCs cannot be alternate characters of fellow Drow players. You can also only have 1 PC in a Drow house so choose wisely.




Now, you are probably asking the question "what about commoner Drow PCs?"


- If your PC was a commoner at creation but has since joined a Noble House, they are now considered a Noble (or affiliated with Nobles) by the NPC playerbase. This still applies even if your PC is not currently in an active house.

- To keep a uniform standard, all Commoner Drow PCs from here forward will require a request. The reason for this is that the NPC populace (and most likely the players) will treat commoner PCs very differently to Noble PCs and as DMs we like to keep tabs on this so we can respond accordingly. The format for submitting a request is located here.

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