Most cities also have a grand temple to the Spider Queen, used for training clerics. There is much speculation of Lolth's role in divine events, as it is uncertain how much influence she currently wields in the pantheon, and her influence as the weaver of fate (now shrouded by her portfolio of darkness and assassins) is nothing if not subtle. The pantheon also includes the archdevil Asmodeus as god of domination and tyranny. The elves say that Araushnee, seeing the non-elven peoples spreading across the lands of the Prime, grew angry… Lolth. While Bane 's followers conquer, Gruumsh's slaughter, representing the carnage of war. 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. Again, Lolth broke Corellon's heart with this Descent. Chemosh, The Fury, Eithleann, Gruumsh and Talos sought to free Lolth and Takhisis. She is known for weaving a complicated web of schemes and treachery through her worshipers, deceiving allies and enemies alike to gain power. Sometimes, the two foremost pair of her spider-legs are actually humanoid arms. Even if it is an unreliable narrator, the changes seemed … Otherwise, the call reaches her servant yochlols (amorphous demons able to take the form of an elf or spider). During the battle that followed, Araushnee and Vhaeraun feigned to fight for the Seldarine while attempting to aid the opposing army, Araushnee even going so far as to redirect an arrow fired by her daughter to hit Corellon. Lolth was banished to the Abyss by Corellon Larethian, who has forevermore been her enemy. During the course of this battle Gruumsh injured Corellon and, according to legend, from the blood shed the elven people were created. Greater deity ... Their plan failed and Araushnee was transformed into Lolth and her elven followers into drow. Destroy impugners of the faith. 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. [13] Cruel and capricious, Lolth (loath) embodies the absolute evil of the drow. Humans worship Moradin and Corellon as gods of their respective portfolios, rather than as racial deities. Lolth, the Spider Queen is the evil god of deceit, shadows, and spiders. They are always female. Finally, due to the machinations of Araushnee (later Lolth), Gruumsh was able to ambush the Coronal of Arvandor and came close to defeating him. Greyhawk Enemies and riches are sacrificed to her monthly. Lolth ( Lloth in the drow dialect), the Demon Queen of Spiders, is the chief goddess of drow elves. 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 . The ultimate aim of every cleric is to achieve and keep the favor of Lolth. Allying herself with Gruumsh, leader of the orcish pantheon and an arch-nemesis to Corellon, Araushnee attempted to have her consort assassinated by using her position as a loved one of Corellon. Lolth has sworn vengeance against Corellon Larethian and his people. The Fury left to the Abyss to find a way to free Lolth and Takhisis while The Silver Flame … Lolth requires regular homage from her clerics: submission in prayer, plus offerings. On occasions she allies with Malar and Loviatar, but these are hardly stable friendships. Titles with Zuggtmoy, the Demoness Lady of Fungi. Drow noble Houses have their own private temples, and every drow city ruled by the church of Lolth has at least one large, open public gathering area for large rituals, calls to war, and the like. Araushnee was swiftly defeated by Angharradh. During the course of this battle Gruumsh injured Corellon and, according to legend, from the blood shed the elven people were created. Lolth usually appears in two forms: drow and arachnid. 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.. There are two stories of her fall from grace; that told by the elves, and that told by the drow. However, the Queen of Spiders learned an important lesson from That Which Lurks, by gaining the worship of mortals she could return to her former level of power and beyond. Lolth is allied on occasion with Loviatar and Malar, and since the Times of Trouble, finds it convenient to masquerade as Moander, an ancient diety of rot, corruption and decay. In Paul Kidd's novel Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Lolth's plans to conquer the Flanaess are foiled by the Justicar and Escalla, (thanks to a magical bottle of fairy wine, vintage sixty-three); a few months later, in the Queen of the Demonweb Pits novel (also by Kidd), Lolth and her allies try to have their revenge on the adventurers, however, at the end of the novel, Lolth is destroyed in her native plane, supposedly for good. For this, Corellon can count all evil drow gods as enemies. Revealing herself to the dark elven races on various worlds, especially Abeir-Toril, Lolth regained her divinity, achieving part of her ultimate goal to wreak terrible vengeance on Corellon Larethian and the Seldarine. Gruumsh meant to paralyze Corellonwith his magical spear; this attack failed and initiated an epic battle. 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. She betrayed her husband, the chief elven God Corellon Larethian to his enemy, the Orc God Gruumsh and tried to help the destruction of the … Lolth is also served by a race of shapeshifting demons called the yochlol. Gruumsh once had an alliance with the conniving drow goddess Araushnee to bring down the gods of the elves once and for all. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Firstappearance There are always large braziers, ornately carved with spider shapes, and at least one altar of black stone. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits . Alignment Lolth opposes at every opportunity the deities of the surface elves, and loathes Corellon with an unparalleled passion. Major cities fell, lands became infertile, and the populations of each race were decimated. Portfolio She has many connections to the god Pelor and is believed to have been his consort in Highvale but was exiled following the Dawn War when her plans to overthrow the Sun God were revealed. Where Bane commands conquest, Gruumsh exhorts his followers to slaughter and pillage. Scheming and treachery are her commands, and her clerics are a constant force of disruption in the otherwise stable society of the evil … She holds a searing grudge against the Stormlord after he impaled her against a cliffside during the Calamity. But eventually she came to stand against the Seldarine and all they stood for. The Weaver of Destiny bore her lover two children, Eilistraee and Vhaeraun, before she betrayed him and tried to invade Arvandor, along with Ghaunadaur, Malar, and many other fell deities. Founded by Menzoberra the Kinless, a refugee high priestess of Lolth who had fled the destruction of Golothaer (which fell due to infighting among the city's rival clergies), Menzoberranzan is the favoured city of the Spider Queen: so much so that it was her refuge during the events of the recent series of events known as The Time of Troubles. Realm Before her fall, she bore him two children — Eilistraee and Vhaeraun. In other cities, there may not be a single ruling council or a single ruling cleric. https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Lolth?oldid=22983, In 1372 DR, Lolth fell silent, not answering the prayers of her priestesses, and causing chaos amongst the drow, particularly the drow of Menzoberranzan—led by. Goddess of Darkness, Drow, Evil, and Spiders (and assassins and chaos in the Forgotten Realms), Lolth has, through deceit and domination, garnered the ears of the dark elves and eventually established herself as their foremost deity, keeping them under her thumb by creating a society in which only the strong survive and her priestesses are strongest. At her wedding she had dark elves do the catering, further connecting the two. 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. She is resisted by Zinzerena and her cult. 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). Lolth The Spider Queen slew Abrogard, Guldor's god of evil, and is currently assuming his aspect on that world. The two deities were great foes ever since, though Gruumsh's alliance with another assisting deity, Malar, was not so badly corrupted. Convert or destroy nonbeliever drow. The members of the Dark Seldarine are as follows: Eilistraee the Dark Maiden, Ghaunadaur or That Which Lurks, Kiaransalee the Revenancer, Selvetarm the Champion of Lolth and Vhaeraun the Masked Lord, who is also the father of Selvetarm (Selvetarm is the product of an ill-fated union between Vhaeraun and the goddess Zandilar the Dancer, an aspect of Sharess, a goddess of hedonism worshipped by the Yuir elves). 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. In the current iteration of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, the Demonweb Pits is a plane to itself. Some orcish clerics deny this tale, dismissing it a… 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. She also considers amongst her major foes Ghaunadaur, Eilistraee, Vhaeraun, Gruumsh and Ilsensine. The battle for Arvandor was eventually won, the evil army of beast gods eventually driven off by the combined might of the assembled Seldarine and the other fey deities of Arborea. Rituals customarily take place among women only, in a sacred room or area, but those requiring extraordinary power or a public display may be celebrated in the open and in mixed company. Marble and obsidian are favored materials for statuary and temple furniture. Having lured the heroes into her subterranean trap, Lolth transforms into her demonic spider form and drops her victims onto a giant web. In her original life as an Elven Goddess she manipulated Corellon Larethian, Fenmarel Mestarine, and Gruumsh, inspiring the others to conspire against one another.When she was discovered trying to poison Corellon after his tenuous recovery … 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. Other drow gods may be present in different campaign settings. In third edition, her arachnid form has taken more of a drider-like appearance, due to the events of the "War of the Spider Queen" novel series. Later, she attempted to invade Oerth via the city of Istivin in Sterich, but her plans were foiled by a band of heroes. Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders, ... Gruumsh, and Ilsensine. [citation needed] This army of deities was also joined by Malar, god of evil werebeasts, Auril, the savage Frostmaiden and Ghaunadaur, or That Which Lurks, a primordial evil and a future member of the Dark Seldarine. Corellon also banished Vhaeraun, knowing of his son's duplicity and involvement in his mother's plots. Gruumsh once had an alliance with the conniving drow goddess Araushnee to bring down the gods of the elves once and for all. Lolth Corellon ended the fight by putting out Gruumsh's left eye, which is how Gruumsh earned his moniker One-Eye. Long before the elves first travelled to Abeir-Toril from the original elven homeland of Tintageer on the magical world of Faerie, Lolth was known as Araushnee, the "Weaver of Destiny", a Lesser deity of the Seldarine, the elven pantheon of gods. [citation needed] His symbol is an unblinking eye, or (in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting) his missing unwinking eye.In many … 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. Lolth allows herself to be contacted directly (such as with a commune spell) only when it pleases her to do so. Lolth's clerics are usually female, although there are rare male clerics, but none of which are allow to achieve the rank of high priest. 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. She is served by Keptolo, who is too lazy to oppose her, and by Kiaransali. Gruumsh meant to paralyze Corellon with his magical spear; this attack failed and initiated an epic battle. Lolth's follower base was varied. Female 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. The animated version of Lolth appears far weaker then her depictions in the Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk settings, as she is quickly and easily defeated when her web is cut, causing her to fall helplessly down a bottomless pit. Cruel and capricious, Lolth(loath) embodies the absolute evil of the drow. In some ways, Gruumsh holds his failure against Lolth, and their relationship is at best inconsistent and dysfunctional. In a past time, Gruumsh had two eyes but he lost one in a fight with the chief elven god Corellon Larethian. Her clerics wear red and black, and drow tunics and helms. Velma Green from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy seems to be based on Lolth; she appears as a female drider and is able to control spiders by singing. Lolth’s aid requires sacrifices, traditionally the blood of drow faithful or captured foes, spilled with a spider-shaped knife whose eight descending legs are blades. She displays formidable power and great cruelty with an affection for arachnids. However, 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. The two deities (and the orcs and the drow) have been great foes ever since. But, as seen by the end of the War of the Spider Queen series, it is shown that the Demonweb Pits had, while Lolth was "evolving," separated and became its own plane. Rank Honestly, everything about Yeenoghu, particularly the first old school presentation, resonates more with a demon of famine than … Back in this age before time, Lolth, her sister and Corellon ruled from their dominion, Arvandor; seperate from the other gods. Lolth is a Chaotic Evil Greater Power. Ceremonies sacrificing surface elves are performed monthly during nights of the full moon as deliberate affronts to Sehanine, Lolth’s hated rival. Pantheon Marmell, Ari, Anthony Pryor, Robert J Schwalb, and Greg A Vaughan. Holy symbol Revere arachnids of all kinds; those who kill or mistreat a spider must die. In drow form, the Spider Queen appears as an "exquisitely beautiful" female dark elf, sometimes covered in clinging spiders. Lolth is the leader of the Dark Seldarine, the drow pantheon of gods but a pantheon in name only. And that’s just one side of the elven story. They believe that the spirits of those who die in her favor go to the Demonweb Pits, where they become yochlol and other servant creatures, while those in Lolth’s disfavor pass into torment on another plane somewhere. 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. Gruumsh once had an alliance with the conniving drow goddess Araushnee, to bring down the gods of the elves once and for all. As with Drow society, clerics of Lolth or those that receive her blessing are almost exclusively female. Large, important rituals customarily use eight braziers, to provide additional flame and to represent Lolth’s eight legs. The Spider Queen's sacred animals are (naturally) arachnids. Lolth was the secret power behind many of the dark elven houses of Ilythiir during the terrible Crown Wars that waged between the great elven empires of an age long ago. Corellon looked upon the defeated form of his betrayer, mother of his children and once beloved by him, it was then that the First of the Seldarine broken-heartedly cursed his love, Araushnee the Weaver of Destiny, into the form of a hideous spider-bodied tanar'ri, stripping her of her divinity and branding her with the name Lolth and casted her into the Abyss, never to return. She has … For her crimes, Araushnee was banished to the Abyss in the form of a spider demon, where she took the name Lolth. When participating in rituals, clerics of Lolth work unclad or wear black robes trimmed with dark red and purple (lesser or novitiate clerics instead wear dark purple or red trimmed with black). Unknown The Spider Queen, Queen of Spiders, Demon Queen of Spiders, Demon Queen of the Abyss, Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Weaver of Chaos, the Hunted, the Mother of Lusts, Dark Mother of All Drow, Lady of Spiders, Lloth, Araushnee, Megwandir, Moander, Zinzerena, Spiders, evil, darkness, chaos, assassins, drow. In some cities, they wear ornate helms carved to resemble writhing spiders, while in others heads are always left uncovered. This has changed with Lolth's recent ascension to greater godhood, that of Intermediate Power from Lesser Power. Gruumsh was a former ally, later her enemy. Orcs are his most fervent followers. Spiders, evil, darkness, chaos, assassins, drow Forgotten Realms Clerics of Lolth pray for spells after waking from trance or before retiring to trance. Although she often rewards treachery and cruelty, Lolth does not look kindly on those who let personal grudges and vengeance bring defeat or shame to their House, clan, city, or band. Gruumsh is rumored to have had an alliance (and possibly more) with Lolth, but if this is true it ended badly for him as he hates Lolth as well. Lolth's appearance has remained the same with small changes and modifications throughout the game's three editions. Inner chambers are for the worship and business of Lolth, including most spell casting. If the deity is angered, or impostors are present, the flames may also arc to consume other valuables, such as magic items, jewelry, and clothing. Servants and minions . It mainly consisted of drow but also included aranea, chitine, draegloths and deep dragons. In the default Dungeons & Dragons cosmology, the Demonweb Pits are located on the 66th layer of the Abyss (although in the Queen of the Spiders supermodule, author David C Sutherland locates her realm on layer 65). Demonweb Pits, the Abyss Lolth was, along with Iuz and the demoness Zuggtmoy, one of the deities involved in the plots centered around the Temple of Elemental Evil. Clerics of Lolth are the rulers, police forces, judges, juries, and executioners of drow society. Shrines Lolth's residence in this realm is a mobile iron spider-shaped stronghold. These gods include Bahamut, Corellon, Gruumsh, Lolth, Moradin, Sehanine, and Tiamat. Lolth is an ancient god who came into being long before the time of the mortal worlds creation. Most temples have guardian creatures, often hidden and occasionally magical in nature, which usually include spiders of all sorts. The war between the two has lasted eons; it follows a pattern of victories by Bane driving the Orcs back towards Nishrek, only to suddenly attack with a bizarre ploy that scatters Bane's ranks and pushes them back. Lloth, Araushnee, Megwandir, Moander, Zinzerena 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. Gruumsh – Chaotic Evil God of Slaughter and Destruction. 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. Many believe … She is served by Keptolo, who is too lazy to oppose her, and by Kiaransali. Gender ... Gruumsh, and Ilsensine. There was … Goddess of Darkness, Drow, Evil, and Spiders (and assassins and chaos in the Forgotten Realms), Lolth has, through deceit and domination, garnered the ears of the dark elves and eventually established herself as their foremost deity, keeping them under her thumb by crea… Once a member of the Elven pantheon, the Seldarine, and named Araunshee, Lolth betrayed the Seldarine out of growing malice, discontent, and lust for power. Upon confronting the Weaver of Destiny, Sehanine Moonbow was imprisoned by the traitor goddess. Sehanine Moonbow, Hanali Celanil and Aerdrie Faenya had all come to battle Araushnee the Weaver and, coalescing their collective powers into a new form they created the goddess Angharradh, a new consort to Corellon and an equal to him in power. Lolth dwells in her divine realm of the Demonweb Pits, a demonic realm formed entirely of a single great fractal web, where she is served by legions of powerful mystical slaves. Unknown Lolth, the (Demon) Queen of Spiders, is the goddess of the Drow, of spiders and of chaos. Amid the course of the battle, Sehanine Moonbow managed to escape her imprisonment and revealed the treachery and betrayal of Araushnee to Corellon. Some orcish clericsdeny this tale, dismissing it a… 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. Jewelry consists of spider medallions and similar pieces, all made of platinum. 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. Several of the gods are drawn from other pantheons, sometimes with new names for the gods. Clerics prefer to display either a platinum disk at least 3 inches in diameter with Lolth’s holy symbol embossed in black enamel or a platinum representation of it, on a platinum or mithral chain. 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. Antechambers are set aside for war councils and most business wherein clerics meet with drow males and outsiders. His greatest rivalry is with Bane. The way that new-born spider broods tore each other apart to survive especially appealed to her. Corellon was also the one to banish the drow goddess Lolth (Araushnee in the Forgotten Realms setting) to the Abyss. 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. In a past time, Gruumsh had two eyes but he lost one in a fight with the chief elven god Corellon Larethian. Few elves are even willing to discuss their deep-dwelling kin, let alone the dark deity who is blamed in large part for their depravity. Chaotic in the extreme, the church of Lolth has little formal hierarchy outside that imposed by its most powerful members and shaped by the will of Lolth. The most powerful of Lolth’s worshipers are the matriarchal heads of the five major drow houses. Fear is as strong as steel, while love and respect are soft and useless. She patterned her life and the lives of her worshipers on a regimen of chaotic acts and the veneration of spiders. In her arachnid form, Lolth takes the appearance of a giant black widow spider with the head of a female drow or human peering from between the eight spider-eyes. Patron of Drow and their inseparable companions, the spiders. Lolth (pronounced LOALTH), sometimes Lloth in the Drow dialect, the Queen of Spiders or Queen of the Demonweb Pits, was the goddess of the drow, a chaotic evil deity who reveled in chaos. Lolth is the chaotic evil god of shadow, lies, and spiders. Araushnee once again tried to kill her former lover but the intervention of three elven goddesses prevented this. When Lolth is displeased, she sends a yochlol or a myrlochar (a spider demon of lesser rank) to attack the cleric. Lolth is a Demon Princess that dwells in the Demonweb in the Abyss where she dwells in darkness surrounded by schemes and stretching webs. [13][14] Lolth shared an enmity with Ghaunadaur, and was opposed every non-drow deity of the Underdark. 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. Lolth sneakily tries to end Corellon when he faces her for leading the Primal Elves astray. https://frc.fandom.com/wiki/Lolth?oldid=4432, Queen of Spiders, Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Black spider with female drow head hanging from a spider web, Assassins, chaos, darkness, drow, evil, spiders, Drow and depraved elves, sentient spiders. She is also known as the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits. The Spider Queen, Queen of Spiders, Demon Queen of Spiders, Demon Queen of the Abyss, Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Weaver of Chaos, the Hunted, the Mother of Lusts, Dark Mother of All Drow, Lady of Spiders Chaotic evil Corellon also opposes the deities of the goblinoids. These events are assumed to have occurred in the first edition Dungeons & Dragons supermodule GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders. She is resisted by Zinzerena and her cult. Great temples and cities were built in Lolth's name, foremost among them Menzoberranzan. The Spider Queen … So you have Orc cults that worship these infernal beings, and you have other Orcs who worship regular gods and are peaceful. She is malicious in her dealings with others and coldly vicious in a fight, coveting the power of deities worshiped by the surface races. In the Abyss, many millennia passed by as Lolth raged bitterly over her failed plans, along the way rejecting the advances of Ghaunadaur and sending it into a terrible rage, during which it stole the intellect of many of its followers, effectively robbing itself of most of its power, power which it has only recently regained. In drow cities ruled by clerics of the Spider Queen, such as fabled Menzoberranzan, the seniormost clergy also lead the most powerful drow noble Houses and rule through a noble council led by a single Matron Mother. The most powerful ceremonies defy description and are seldom seen by nondrow. Questioning Lolth’s motives or wisdom is a sin, as is aiding nondrow against the drow, or ignoring Lolth’s commands for the sake of a lover. Statuettes of the Spider Queen, usually worked of black stone, are present in all temple chambers. Weed out the weak and the rebellious. The god-army marched on Arvandor, facing Corellon Larethian and the rest of the Seldarine (bar Sehanine Moonbow, who was still imprisoned), including Eilistraee, who was unaware of her mother's treachery. Lolth is a demon lord and a goddess worshipped by the drow (some myths propose that she was originally a goddess who was transformed into a demon). In every temple, despite large differences in size, opulence, and importance, certain constants apply. The entire orc pantheon hates Corellon intensely. Lolth’s foes include the Seldarine (the elven pantheon), Ghaunadaur, Eilistraee, nondrow Underdark deities, and Gruumsh. 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. Gruumsh is the chaotic evil god of destruction, lord of marauding barbarian hordes. Her symbol is a black spider with the head of a female drow (and in the Forgotten Realms, hanging from a spider web). At other wikis Lolth is unanimously hated by the other members of the Dark Seldarine. Tharizdun – The Chained God, also known as the Elder Elemental Eye, creator of the Abyss. She is then joined by the series' main villain Venger, with whom she is apparently allied, who introduces her as "Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders." 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. The drow, as they came to be known, grew strong in the Underdark, infiltrating and dominating their subterranean environment with zealous fervor. 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. Gruumsh One-Eye, god of the orcs, is the god's greatest enemy, because Corellon took his eye in an ancient battle. 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. The dark elves were sundered forever from their creator and all Tel'Quessir, and again Lolth had taken another step in her quest for vengeance against Corellon and his Seldarine. Seldarine ( the elven people were created godhood, that of Intermediate power Lesser... 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