THe Half-drow

Of Shadowgate

Half-drow of Shadowgate

Alignment: any non-good
Classes allowed: fighter, mage, thief, cleric, ranger, sorcerer, druid, barbarian
Normal adventuring starting age: 16-19
Average life span: 100
Stat adjustments: +2 dexterity
Skill bonuses: +2 perception
Misc bonuses: +2 saves vs charm spells, sleep immunity
Level adjustment: 1
Commonly found: Shadow and Daggerdale regions

A half-drow’s skin tone ranges from light grey to dusky grey. Their eyes glow with the same fire that their drow parents have. Eye color is almost always black or red, but in rare cases it will be blue or brown. Their hair is often white or silver, but it is not unheard of for them to have blonde or brown hair. Their ears are like other half-elves, long and pointed.


Art by SirTiefling  at Deviant Art

The half-drow are outcasts in all societies. The drow loathe them, usually killing their human parent. Other elves pity them and seek to kill them to end their suffering. All other races fear them because of their drow heritage. Although not all half-drow are evil, they tend towards neutral evil due to the fact that so many hate them, they see the world as a terrible place where they must defend themselves at every corner. Many half-drow are suicidal or at the least put themselves into harm’s way more times than necessary, sometimes in attempts to prove that they are not as wicked as their drow parent.

No creature of any race, including other half-drow, like half-drow. Very few will ever trust them.

Half-drow are extremely difficult to play due to the fact they will be hated and killed by almost all others, including their own kind. Only experienced SG players who are also reasonably adept at PK and PK survival and are willing to deal with the setbacks of being PKed often and not cry foul should even consider playing a one.

Restricted (level adjusted) races can automatically be rolled on HM accounts in creation. Other un-rollable combinations (atypical alignments or classes for a race) will need to be requested via the avatarmail command, and are usually likewise restricted to HMs and those players with a prior standard of good roleplay. Please be patient – depending if the request is unusual, it may involve some discussion before it is approved or denied, so these applications usually take until the following weekend or so to process. In such submissions, please include a description of your character’s personality and general attitude, as well as at least a moderate summary of their history – it does not need to be a full background, but we must know what has shaped your character, and what their current attitudes and nuances are, in order to approve or deny the request.

Useful MUD helpfiles: half-drow, request races

Races of Faerun (3.5e sourcebook)
Racial notes (3e)