Movies with Dark Elves

Posted in Movies and Video on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253

Here are some good movies with Dark Elves!

Record of Lodoss War. Author or Producer: Bandi Visual. Date of Publication (1990-06-30).
Online Location: http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/e/
Discrption: This movie has a single Dark Elf who attacks the main character a few times. He is defeted by Dee

Legend Of Crystania : OVA Series Complete Set . Author or Producer: Unknown. Date of Publication (Unknown). Online Location: http://www.advfilms.com/
Discrption: An anime series based on the movie Legend of Crystania and the series Record of Lodoss War

Legend of Crystania. Author or Producer: Unknown. Date of Publication (Unknown). Online Location: http://www.advfilms.com/
Discrption: the movie that takes place after Record of Lodoss War using some new and old characters

Legend Of Crystania : The Chaos Ring. Author or Producer Unkown. Date of Publication (Unknown). Online Location: http://www.advfilms.com/
Discrption: an anime series based on the movie Legend of Crystania and the series Record of Lodoss War

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Books with Dark Elves

Posted in Books on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253

Here is a list of books with Dark Elves in them and links to where you can get them! I personally suggest the War of the Spider Queen series.

Dissolution. By Richard Lee Byers.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/178790000

Book 1: War of the Spider Queen series.Insurrection. By Thomas M. Reid.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/179930000

Book 2: War of the Spider Queen series.Condemnation. By Richard Baker.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/965410000

Book 3: War of the Spider Queen series.Extinction. By Lisa Smedman.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/176740000

Book 4: War of the Spider Queen series.Annihilation. By Philip Athans.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/967030000

Book 5: War of the Spider Queen series.Resurrection. By Paul S. Kemp.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/frnovel/954637400

Book 6: War of the Spider Queen series.Fiend Folio. By edited be Don Turnbull.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition sourcebook with description of DrowDescent into the Depths of the Earth. By Gary Gygax.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition dungeon module D1-2Vault of the Drow. By Gary Gygax.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition dungeon module D3100 Ways to Create Fantasy Figures [ILLUSTRATED]. By Francis Tsai.
Online location:#

A how to guide of drawing fantasy art charactersDescent into the Depths of the Earth. By Paul Kidd.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

2nd novel in a series based on 1st edition D&D modules featuring a ranger and a faerie.Queen of the Demonweb Pits. By Paul Kidd.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

3rd novel in a series based on 1st edition D&D modules featuring a ranger and a faerie.Homeland. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 1: The Dark Elf TrilogyExile. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 2: The Dark Elf TrilogySojourn. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 3: The Dark Elf TrilogyThe Crystal Shard. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 1: The Icewind Dale TrilogyStreams of Silver. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 2: The Icewind Dale TrilogyThe Halfling’s Gem. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 3: The Icewind Dale TrilogyThe Legacy. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 1: Legacy of the DrowStarless Night. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 2: Legacy of the DrowSiege of Darkness. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 3: Legacy of the DrowPassage to Dawn. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 4: Legacy of the DrowThe Legend of Drizzt Collector’s Edition, Book I. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Books 1-3 in one collection – includes Homeland, Exile, and SojournThe Legend of Drizzt Collector’s Edition, Book II. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Books 4-6 in one collection – includes The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling’s GemThe Legend of Drizzt Collector’s Edition, Book III. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Books 7-10 in one collection – includes The Legacy, Starless Night, Siege of Darkness, and Passage to DawnThe Orc King. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 1: Transitions seriesThe Pirate King. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Book 2: Transitions seriesReader’s Guide to The Legend of Drizzt. By R. A. Salvatore.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

An illustrated guide to the Legend of Drizzt seriesDrow of the Underdark. By Robert Schwalb, Anthony Pryor, and Greg Vaughan.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons edition 3.5 source bookUnderdark. By Bruce Cordell, Gwendolyn Kestrel, and Jeff Quick.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition sorce bookComplete Guide to Drow. By Jeffrey Quinn.
Online location:http://www.goodmangames.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemPlot and Poison: A Guidebook to Drow. By Matthew Sernett.
Online location:http://www.greenronin.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemThe Drow of the Underdark. By Ed Greenwood.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Dungeons & Dragons source bookDrizzt Do’Urden’s Guide to the Underdark. By Eric Boyd.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Dungeons & Dragons source bookExpedition to the Demonweb Pits. By Wolfgang Baur, and Gwendolyn Kestrel.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons edition 3.5 source bookThe Quintessential Drow. By Sam Witt, and Anne Stokes.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition source bookThe Gathering Storm. By Adrian Bott.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book aka : Book 1 The Drow WarThe Dying of the Light. By Adrian Bott.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book aka : Book 2 The Drow WarThe Darkest Hour. By Adrian Bott.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book aka : Book 3 The Drow WarDezzavold : Fortress Of The Drow . By Christina Stiles and Steven Trustrum.
Online location:http://www.greenronin.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemSheoloth : City of the Drow . By Sam Witt and Chris Quilliams.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemBlood and Shadows : The Dark Elves of Tellene . By Travis Forshee and Mark Plemmons.
Online location:http://www.kenzerco.com/

Dungeons & Dragons source bookEncyclopaedia Arcane : Drow Magic . By Patrick Younts.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemTome of Drow Lore. By Greg Lynch.
Online location:http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/

A role playing game source book for D20 game systemCity of the Spider Queen. By James Wyatt.
Online location:http://www.wizards.com/

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Historical Dark Elves

Posted in Information on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253
Dark Elf

Dark Elf

I love Dark Elves! They are one of my favorite fantasy critters. Here is an ultra-short primer on their history!

The first historical mythological context of the Drow was seen in ancient Norse, Germanic, and Scottish mythology/folklore. The Drow, also called Dark elves, are seen in Germanic and Norse mythology. Dark elves were called the Dökkálfar (old Norse) or the Svartálfar; However, the Svartálfar were mainly referred to as black elves, as “Svar-“ means ‘Black’, while the Dökkálfar were referred to as the dark elves. These Germanic myths of the dark elves were first documented in Snorri Sturluson’s Gylfaginning Edda. These were considered the opposite of the Ljósálfar, or “light elves” (Simek, R., 1993, p.295-296).

The Svartálfar from Norse mythology were humanoids that lived underground where they flourished in a place called Svartálfheim, or “Black-Elf-World”. According to the folklore they worked forges on the world tree at the lowest level, and it was thought that they developed their black skin from working the forges (Dark elves, 2007). Also these elves were believed to act either benign or evil, but most myths told of the elves acting evil (Lindow, J., 2001, p. 110).

The Dökkálfar from Norse mythology were a bit different from the Svartálfar. While they did not like the light they did not live underground usually and were considered ancient male spirits that could protect humans, however they were often malevolent. They were considered the opposite of the Ljósálfar (light elves and/or high elves) Scottish folklore developed their version of dark elves from the Norse. They were referred to as Trow or black elves and were homogeneous to the Svartálfar. They lived in mines and caves and were sometimes considered to be good, but most stories portray them as being evil (Dark elves, 2007).

Gary Gygax in the game Dungeon’s and Dragons created the second and most commonly known context for the Drow. He based all of the games mythology on ancient mythology, such the mythology listed above. This is a role playing game using paper, dice, and a pencil, most commonly played by the gaming and nerd culture. In my experience I have found that more males play this D&D then do females. The Drow are a playable race in this game. In general a Drow character has the social-alignment of evil. They have black skin and silky white-silver hair, generally. They usually have red eyes, but may have grey, amber, or even violet eye colors. Their eyes are sensitive to the light and they cannot tolerate sunlight well so, they live underground in a place called “the Underdark” (Vaughan, G. A., Schwalb, R. J., Pryor, A., Marmell, A., 2007).

In this fantasy realm there is a vast amount of mythology and story behind the Drow. There is so much mythology; this essay cannot cover it all. Depending on which branch of D&D is being played, generally there is one goddess that Drow worship called Lolth. She has eight corporal forms, however she is mainly depicted as a Drow, a Strider (half Drow and half spider), or as a spider. She is often referred to as the spider queen. Also in the Drow realm the females rule and are the clerics to Lolth. The males are looked down upon and are often sacrificed to Lolth. In other branches of the D&D, such as Forgotten Realms, there are two other popular Drow gods. The first, Eilistraee is the only goddess that is good and attempts to lead the Drow from their evil ways, while the second, Vhaeraun, is an evil god yet his followers are males that wish to overpower the females of the race. All of these gods and goddesses are continually at war with one another (Vaughan, G. A., et al, 2007).

The third context Drow are found in is really an off-shoot from D&D. Again the cultures involved are gamers and nerds. Many books were written about the Drow from the mythology found in D&D. These books again depict the Drow, as being evil however there are a few exceptions. In the Forgotten Realm series the Drow Drizzt Do’Urden and Liriel Baenre reject their evil culture and choose to follow a moral path they felt in their hearts (Salvatore, 2005).

The last and fourth context for the Drow can be found in video games. Again, the cultures involved are gamers and nerds, and again most males play these. Some video games are part of the D&D world and those games include: Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG, or Massively Multiplayer Online Roll-Playing Game, and the Neverwinter Nights series, Icewind Dale, etc. Other video games, however, are not related to D&D directly; yet still contain Drow by other names. The Drow are referred to as dark elves since they did not have the copyrights to call them by the same name as D&D. Dark elves can be played in the following role playing games: The Elder Scrolls Series, Everquest (mmorpg), Everquest II (mmorpg), Lineage (mmorpg), and Lineage II (mmorpg) are just some of the examples. Again, generally the dark elves are socially-aligned as evil.

“Dark elves.”, (2007). Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 13, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Elf

Lindow, J.(2001). Handbooks of world mythology: Handbook of Norse Mythology. Denver, Co: ABC Clio.

Salvatore, R. A. (2005). The Legend of Drizzt, Book I: Homeland. Renton, Wa: Wizards of the Coast.

Simek, R. (1993). Dictionary of Northern Mythology. (Hall, A., Trans.). Rochester, NY: D. S. Brower. (Original work published 1984).

Vaughan, G. A., Schwalb, R. J., Pryor, A., Marmell, A. (2007). Dungeons & Dragons: Drow of the Underdark. Renton, Wa: Wizards of the Coast.

Watson, T. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master (personal communication, September 12, 2007

Dark Elf Wallpaper (Warning Nudity)

Posted in Wallpapers on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253

Dark Elf Prestess Wallpaper

Dark Elf Prestess Wallpaper

WARNING! Some nudity in this picture!!!

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Please contact Lotus@darkelves.org if you would like to make a custom request.

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Dark Elven Priestess Animation

Posted in Movies and Video on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253

Here is a Dark Elven Priestess I animated using Poser 7. The animation was simple and didn’t take long to render give my system’s specs.

Enjoy the animation and let me know what you think.

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Eilistraee.org

Posted in Websites on January 28th, 2011 by lotus253

Eilistraee.org is a great little website, also run by Lotus, which focuses primarily on the Dark Elven Goddess Eilistraee, from D&D’s Forgotten Realms. She is a force for good in the Dark Elven world and in direct opposition to Lolth, the evil Dark Elven Goddess.
Eilistraee.org

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