Drow'Shayri (born of venom, without kin) sometimes called Venom Elves, are so different from the common depiction of elves that many do not consider them the same race. In many ways, the Venom Elves resembled Silver Elves. They had obsidian-coloured skin and pale yellow (or pale golden), silver or white hair, the latter being by far the most common. This hair was carefully groomed and cared for by most Drow with jewelry and other accessories decorating it. 

Drow eyes were usually bright red, but some had different colored, often much paler eyes such as blue, lilac, pink, or silver. Sometimes a Drow's eyes could even be green, which meant that that particular Drow had some surface elven blood in their veins. They usually varied in height between 5' 4" and 6' (1.6 to 1.8 meters), and weighed between 130 to 175 lbs (59 to 80 kg) on average.

Drow had lifespans far beyond those of humans, almost comparable with the rest of the elven race. This was, of course, presuming they didn't meet a premature and violent end, as many often did.

The Drow culture has changed since the last Moon War. Drow were once Silver Elven followers of Valotha, the Venomous. Banished from Elven lands, they retreated into hidden depths of the World Cavern. Generations spent exposed to the wild magic of the world cavern twisted and warped their bodies and minds, making them even more cynical, cruel and aggressive. The energies also stunted their height, and altered their eye and skin colour, but granted them exceptional darkvision. Since the cult was toppled, many Drow have found themselves free for the first time and have left for the surface world, establishing settlements near the surface or living in Findle, at the invitation of Arundel Shay, another under the Shayri Curse. The descendants of Drow living on the surface have given rise to the race of Anar.


These traits are in addition to the Elven traits found in the players handbook.

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma Score increases by 1

Drow'Shayri Weapon Training. You are proficient with the raiper, shortsword, and hand crossbow.

Superior Darkvision. Your darkvision has a radius of 120 feet.

Sunlight Sensitivity. You have disadvantage on attack rolls and on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight when you, the target of your attack, or whatever you are trying to perceive is in direct sunlight.

Drow'Shayri Magic. You know the dancing lights cantrip. When you reach 3rd level you can cast the faerie fire spell once with this trait and regain the ability to do so again with a long rest. When you reach 5th level you can cast the darkness spell once with this trait and regain the ability to do so after a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.