Anonymous 080716Sun122159 No4867080548670878 File Koreian-Peninsula-at 423 KB 722x722 This is the next post to which I previously alluded 12 The thing about drow stories is that weve only ever seen things from the perspective of drow nobles which makes them look like a bunch of Mafia crime families competing with each othr This is intentional - RA Salvatore based his Drow Houses on the mafia But I think it's also limited We never see what life is like for the drow commoner And after thinking it over Ive reached a conclusion Drow society is North Korea Seriously consider drow culture for a minute 1 The drow tell a story about how in ages past they fought a war with the surface elves and then chose to live underground leaving the horrible surface and the burning sun to the elves 2 The war is still going on and the drow could totally win it if push came to shove 3 Lolth created everything she is the only goddess and could easily defeat everything that came her way All other races are subdrow scum Glorious raids are occasionally made on the surface where the drow show off how powerful they are to the surface world which then cowers in fear That's pretty much just a reflavored version of Nork propaganda about how the Korean War went down and is still going on as far as they're concerned The DMZ is replaced by the mile or two of rock between the forests and the Underdark Dear Leader is replaced by Lolth Juche is replaced by the Will of Lolth the vast militarization of North Korea is exactly represented by the Noble Houses that exist pretty much exclusively as a war caste - the first use of a priestess to a drow House isnt as a resource or a source of spiritualism but as a weapon that can be directed against other Houses It's all exactly there in all its real-life 1984 glory just underground and with dark elves The thing that defines modern North Korea though is the food situation North Korea doesn't have enough partially due to geography but mostly due to the ineptitude of the Nork leadership Anonymous 080716Sun122950 No4867087848670962 File 1469897385213jpg 91 KB 810x534 212 The Underdark has been flavored as basically being a room-temperature desert in Realms lore Water is in short supply cities form around oases and your access to water is something you fight for and defend at all costs But there just isn't enough water to support huge populationsbut the drow have those anyway Menzoberranzan for example is in a cavern only a few miles wide and all of their food supposedly comes from only a small subsection of that cavern the area referred to as Donigarten Yet the population of the city is 20000 drow and thousands more slaves of various races according to the most recent source Out of the Abyss There is no way that that area produces sufficient food to feed that many beings and certain vital nutrients and vitamins will be lacking simply due to the limited types of food available mostly mushrooms lichen and insects one imagines with the nobility able to access rothé meat - there's no way the herd of rothé on that island is large enough to be available to the common drow Drow are generally described as being shorter than surface elves but why? They live in vast caverns not cramped tunnels and indeed most tunnels in the Underdark seem to be perfectly able to accommodate an elf-sized individual Nature would not select for shorter drow r tho drow aren't left to the wiles of nature anyway - they went underground when they were already technologically advanced But what does* cause shortness is a lack of nutrients in one's diet as one is growing up We see this in North Korea the average soldier the Norks station at the DMZ is actually six inches* shorter than his South Korean counterpart due to the horribly insufficient diet that the Norks suffer Drow would be the same way Things like scurvy due to a lack of vitamin C would be widespread Anonymous 080716Sun123913 No48670962 File WPK Emblempng 350 KB 827x408 48670878 32 I can't count Basically as near as l can determine if you're a member of one of the Eight Great Houses you eat well and live well albeit constantly fighting for your life against the other Houses If you're in one of the lesser Houses you'reokay you can afford access to the best food from Donigarten and probably even occasionally have some rothé meat But every other drow? The commoners? They're malnourished and undereducated and what education they do receive is couched in propaganda They live off of lichen paste mushrooms and insects Theyve never tasted real meat like rothé in their lives and their diet is severely lacking in most other nutrients And the worst part of all of this just to bring us back to North Korea? The Great Houses ENFORCE this It is their desire to keep the common drow starving and stupid while telling them stories about how it's all the surface elves' fault It makes them easier to control and manipulate It ensures that fex urbis lex orbis never comes to pass and keeps them dependent on the noble houses Add in a culture that encourages and supports backstabbing and betrayal of one another a culture in which reporting your friend for subversive activities stands a chance of letting you maybe have some sweet rothé meat for once in your life or at least put you in the good books of the ruling class? 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