Lolth

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Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Portfolio: Drow, Darkness, Spiders, and Trickery

Lolth, the Queen of Spiders or Queen of the Demonweb Pits, is the goddess of the drow, a chaotic evil deity who revels in chaos. She patterned her life and the lives of her worshipers on a regimen of chaotic acts and the veneration of spiders. The way that new-born spider broods tore each other apart to survive especially appealed to her. She promoted this by encouraging her worshipers to kill their rivals, thus ensuring that they were the strongest of the “brood”. Her love of chaos often made her appear mad but the wise saw her as a calculating individual who was always several steps ahead of those who believed that they could anticipate her. She was cruel and domineering, forcing her will upon her followers and her enemies, a will which instructed the strong to crush the weak in the most torturous way imaginable.

A recent intrigue with several other gods, during which Lolth was betrayed by her daughter Eilistraee, robbed The Spider Queen of the domain of Fate as well as approximately 20% of the Drow race. The domain of Fate was given to The Raven Queen in return for her alliance with Corellon. The Drow taken from her worship were “redeemed” and are now considered simply dark elves.
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