You feel loath to leave the place. With the welcome you received, all that you have seen
and experienced there, and all the people you have met you feel like leaving a home of
sorts. Finding solace in the assurance that you can return here whenever you want, you
can’t help but turn around and look back once more.
The entry door with its two guardian statues is still slightly ajar. The girl, your
welcome and guide through the complex, is still standing there looking at you, a smile in
sad goodbye on her dark face. Briefly you raise your hand in a final ‘thank
you’ and then resolutely turn to leave the building behind.
After nearly an hour, or so you estimate, you emerge from the woods back at the road. A
few more minutes walking brings you to an intersection from where you know you can go
almost anywhere. Or at least almost anywhere that matters. You stand a few moments to
study the brown, wooden signs inscribed with curling, black script and pointing in all
the directions of the wind. Then you decide where to go and leave on the chosen path.
Here you’ll find a couple of, what one could describe as, “official links”.
These are a couple of links to official pages from companies and products in some way related
to the Chosen. It is both as a common courtesy to the professionals behind said
products/companies as the first place for our visitors to look for more information on them.
Well, this is the game it’s all about: Neverwinter Nights. To quote the official text:
“Prepare to embark on an epic adventure with Neverwinter Nights, the highly anticipated
roleplaying game set for a summer 2002 release. With a gripping single-player campaign and
unparalleled multi-player options, Neverwinter Nights will change the face of PC roleplaying
forever.” Well, there you have it. We highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t
After Neverwinter Night’s success it, of course, couldn’t last long before a sequal
would be made. And with the highly inspired name of “Neverwinter Nights 2” this is it.
Still in development, looking at a spring 2006 release, it promises to bring better graphics,
better tools, a better official campaign and, well, just more and better. From the brief glimpses
we have had so far it certainly looks like the developers will deliver on their promise. But
seeing how high the anticipation runs for this game this certainly isn’t an easy task.
BioWare is the computer games development company that created Neverwinter Nights. Adding it to
their list of excellent games such as “Baldur’s Gate”, it’s
sequel “Baldur’s Gate 2 - Shadows of Amn” and Star Wars roleplaying game
“Knights of the Old Republic”. Seeing the quality of these games BioWare’s
dedication to make top-of-the-line roleplaying game it shouldn’t come as a surprise that
Neverwinter Nights is, to date, still one of the most popular computer roleplaying games
despite it’s release in 2002. Of course this is in no small part also due to their
continued support of the game, having created two expansion packs, numerous premium modules
and far more patches giving new content and functionality to count.
Where BioWare developed Neverwinter Nights, it is Obsidian Entertainment who is making it’s
sequel Neverwinter Nights 2. With only one previous game to their name they might look like
a somewhat dubious choice for such a highly anticipated and complex game, until you take a
closer look at the people that make up the studio. First of all this one game is the highly
successful “Knights of the Old Republic 2”, sequel to another of BioWare’s
games. This alone should show the quality this studio is capable of. And if you then consider
that the key members of Obsidian have been responsible for titles such as “Fallout”,
“Fallout 2”, “Planescape - Torment”, “Icewind Dale” and
“Icewind Dale 2” (not to mention the numerous other talented individuals now part
of this studio) it seems clear that they have what it takes to make the sequel every bit as
successful as the original. We are all holding our breath, Obsidian, so show us what you’ve
More information on our Good goddess than you’ll probably ever need. While the first
link might be considered ‘official’, all others are fan pages. Still, the
information they contain is for the most part based directly on (if not a direct copy of) the
official information and should still provide valuable.
With the release of the 3E Forgotten Realms sourcebook “Faiths and Pantheons”,
Wizards of the Coast released excerpts from that book on four deities. And lucky for us one of
those deities was Eilistraee. So here we can offer the full, official description on
If the official 3E information isn’t enough for you, then here is the full
2nd ed. information. There is even more background information here, though all
statistics are old. And once you’re done reading even more on Eilistraee you can also
find full 2nd ed. descriptions on the five other drow deities here.
Provides basically the same information as the previous links. Again all 2nd ed.
with ample background information, though little new compared to the previous links.
A text file with more 2nd ed. information on priestesses of Eilistraee. It is old
information (for example, the pronunciation is listed wrong, it’s
Eel-iss-TRAY-yee), but still has some good information. It seems to pre-date the
“Demihuman Deities” sourcebook, maybe even the “Drow of the Underdark”
A whole city devoted to Eilistraee! From what I can tell it’s a group of roleplayers,
though I can’t seem to find the forums. I’m not sure how active they are for I
found the site a while back and it doesn’t appear to have changed since then.
These links are not Eilistraee specific, but still relate to the drow. Again all but the first
are fan created, though a lot of it is based on official information. All in all there’s
a lot of juicy information here so enjoy the read.
Three authorities on the drow post their thoughts on the dark elves. These people are R. A.
Salvatore (famous for his Drizzt novels), Elaine Cunningham (for her books on Liriel) and
Chris Pramas (for his contribution on drow in Chainmail). Especially Elaine’s piece is
definitely worth reading, if only for the short story she provides with it.
Based on the dictionary as presented in the “Drow of the Underdark” book it
provides some useful information particularly on grammatical rules. The list of words is by
far not as extensive as that in the Drow Fortress.
A collection of drow oriented fan-fiction stories. I must admit that I have yet to read them,
but it seems like a nice diversion if nothing else.
This is the homepage of the Sojourney server that represents the famous drow city Menzoberranzan. Has
very good information on the city and extensive forums.
This is the homepage of the artist who made the image on the front page. “Head bowed
in prayer, Demona of the House Vandree seeks the one thing she craves most in her dark and
forbidding heart… the attention of the Spider Queen.”
Italian web site dedicated to drow, with translation in English. Galleries, resources, downloads... and all about drow!