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Lolth (pronounced LOALTH), 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.
She drove the drow into heavy infighting under the pretense of culling the weak, while her real goals were to hold absolute control over the dark elves, prevent the rise of alternative faiths or ideas, and avoid complacency (even though she found amusement in the strife that plagued her followers’ communities). However, in the long run her influence can prove to be an obstacle to the growth and success of the drow, preventing them from unifying against common enemies or for a common cause.
Her sacred animals are arachnids. She considers them valuable enough to kill those who mistreat them.
Lolth’s clerics are almost exclusively female. They represent the rulers of most Lolthite communities, and strictly follow the Spider Queen’s will, forcing the drow into extreme subservience to their deity, and into the constant state of conflict that dominate their lives. Each priestess strives for the favor of the Spider Queen and is ready to do anything in order to gain status in her goddess’ eyes. Their vestments are normally adorned with spider motifs. Her clergy sacrifice the living and offer up treasure for her glory.