Many centuries ago all elves lived together in the upper world.
Over the course of a few years, one group of elves dared to
challenge the oppresive regime held over all by the Grey elves. These
brave souls were the drow. Strong in combat, but not well versed
in magic, they strove to achieve freedom even though the
oppresive Grey elves were the strongest magicians in the world.
The drow were beginning to be victorious over the selfish Grey
elves, when the traitorous High elves and the Silvan elves struck
the valiant drow by suprise. They had joined the repressive Greys
for the promise of wealth and the drowish lands. The drow fought
on, even though they now had no chance of victory.
The drow leaders decided that the stuggle must continue, but that
it was lost for the present. So it was decided that one hundred
of the bravest warriors would cover the retreat of the drow. The
warriors slew thousands of the Greys' forces while the reminants
of the drow elves retreated to the only place safe from the
repressors, the dark underworld. The valient one hundred fought
on until they were overwhelmed by the vast number of Greys. But
they succeeded in their mission, and the drowish race was saved.
They survived by learning from the underground denizens, where to
get water, how to grow the fungal crops that grew in this
lightless realm. And slowly, ever so slowly, they began to change.
They began to adapt to this new world, developing a darker skin
color, and more powerful visual capacities. And they began to
learn new magical lore, becoming as strong, if not stronger than
their Grey elf oppressors. And they became friends with the giant
spider races that lived in this underworld. But their new home
also provided them with new enemies. The Ithillids (known to
surface dwealers as Mind Flayers) lived in the same caverns as
the drow, but they were of an evil bent. The Illithids were cruel
and placed no value on intelligent life. They hunted the drow
through the caverns, but the drow refused to flee from their new
home. They fought a century long war, with the drow finnally
forcing the Illithids to flee.
The drow now had all the power they had ever desired, they were masters of magic, they were powerful warriors, and they had new allies. They had kept alive the knowledge of their glorious struggle against the Grey elves, and some drow leaders were in favor of renewing the struggle. But it was finnally decided that they had no use of the upper world anymore, and that they were already free. But, it has recently been rumored that a party of Grey elves, who knew of the drow and their underground home, stole the most holy object of the drow. They have placed a copy of this golden statue in the TinyLondon Museum to flaunt their treachery. And the drow want it back... The end.