Lolth is the chaotic evil goddess of shadow, lies, and spiders. Scheming and treachery are her commands, and her priests are a constant force of disruption in the otherwise stable society of the evil drow. Though she is properly a god and not a demon, she is called Demon Queen of Spiders. She demands that her followers:
• Do whatever it takes to gain and hold power.
• Rely on stealth and slander in preference to outright confrontation.
• Seek the death of elves and eladrin at every opportunity.
: Darkness, Trickery
The Spider Queen sits alone in the Demonweb Pits, presiding over the drow and their manifold schemes and betrayals. She revels in blood, hungers for sacrifice, and toys with worshipers and victims alike. Hers is a cold cruelty born of the blackest pits in the endless Abyss.
Lolth appears to her worshipers from time to time, but never because she is summoned. Lolth serves no one, and she demands absolute fealty from all drow, though only females can serve her as clerics. Males are considered unclean, if occasionally necessary. Still, if any drow turns his or her back on her, she takes vengeful notice.
Lolth is worshipped mostly in drow cities in the Underdark, deep beneath the surface world. Only the most corrupt or desperate surface-dwellers turn to the worship of the Queen of the Demonweb Pits, and no surface city tolerates her veneration.
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