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Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders

Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders

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An intrigue-focused play-by-post role-playing game set in Menzoberranzan, the drow city featured in the Forgotten Realms D&D campaign setting and R.A. Salvatore's Legend of Drizzt novels.

1,043 readers have visited Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders since BobPalindrome created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

https://dnd.wizards.com/story/lore/forgotten-realms

Introduction

.Welcome to Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, underground city of the drow.

This is an intrigue-focused play-by-post role-playing game using the Forgotten Realms setting of the Dungeons & Dragons game. Players can create drow characters of any age, gender identity, or class, be they matriarch of an up-and-coming house or an lowly rogue in the slums. It is up to the player to decide what their characters' goals will be and how they will go about it. Want to finally usurp House Baenre and become the preeminent family in Menzobarranzan? Or want to establish the most feared criminal syndicate the city's underworld has ever seen? Perhaps you want to patrol the edges of the Underdark and earn glory defeating the horrible and fantastic creatures that dwell beneath the earth. Or maybe you just want to start and sustain a secret cult to Eilistraee, the drow goddess of beauty, dance, and freedom. The limits are your imagination and, of course, the rules!

There will be monthly plot events to post around, representing important events, with chances to interact with major NPCs. However, PCs are allowed (and encouraged!) to post their own threads for open or closed RP with others. If required, conflict will be moderated, with the expectation PCs will abide by all decisions made. There will be no dice rolls, but god-modding is not allowed. PCs cannot go around killing all their rivals with impunity. Success in conflict will be a product of good roleplaying, creative thinking, and collaboration.

The game's setting is consistent with that laid out in the 5th edition products of D&D, save for the events of Out of the Abyss.

PCs will have to be approved before they are accepted. See the rules for more information.

Useful Links

Menzobarranzan -- Forgotten Realms Wiki

Drow -- Forgotten Realms Wiki

Toggle Rules

1. Be kind. Humans reside behind the screen. Act like it. Use common courtesy.
2. Keep in mind the major no's of RPing: Godmodding, overpowering, metagaming, and retconning.
3. Players and characters must be adults. While graphic sex and violence are not encouraged, mature subjects are.
4. One player per character.
5. Characters must be drow, but can be of any age, class, alignment, etc.
6. Characters must be approved before posting IC.
7. Conflict will be moderated. There are no dice rolls. PCs can kill other PCs, but there are no guarantees of success. Success will be determined by the quality of roleplaying (believable behavior and reactions, building up to a conclusion, etc.).
8. All canon characters from the Forgotten Realms and its various media, such as Jarlaxle Baenre and Drizzt Do'Urden, are not allowed as PCs.
9. Don't be an edge-lord. Just because the drow are evil does not mean you can over the top with descriptions of cruel and perverse behavior. Characters should be more than two-dimensional mustache-twirling Saturday morning cartoon villains or Patrick Bateman in elf form. Drow do not even necessarily have to be evil. While indicating the cruel, callous nature of drow society is fine, the focus should be on character development and story progression, not torture porn.
10. Have fun!

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The Bazaar

The Bazaar by BobPalindrome

A permanent market located in Duthcloim. Nearly anything can be bought here, for a price. It is also the location of many unlicensed and illicit activities.

Menzoberranzan

Menzoberranzan by BobPalindrome

Menzobarranzan is an underground drow city located in northeastern Faerun. Known as the City of Spiders, House Baenre has held ultimate power for time out of mind.

The Braeryn

The Braeryn by BobPalindrome

Nicknamed Stenchstreets, this is the lowest, poorest, and most crowded district in the drow city of Menzoberranzan.

Eastmyr

Eastmyr by BobPalindrome

Most commoners, including mercenaries and lesser merchants, lived in this neighborhood. While better than the Braeryn, Eastmyr was still where you would find many poor and outlaw drow and non-drow of no discernible means.

Duthcloim

Duthcloim by BobPalindrome

Home of the well-off commoners of the city, as well as wealthy non-drow. Tradesfolk and their shops/businesses are mostly found here.

Narbondellyn

Narbondellyn by BobPalindrome

This is the home of the wealthy and up-and-coming drow houses. No fewer than seven existing powerful noble houses and several of the most luxurious and profitable of businesses are located in this neighborhood.

West Wall

West Wall by BobPalindrome

The West Wall is covered in the fortresses of more minor noble houses and the proudest of the non-noble drow families.

Qu’ellarz’orl

Qu’ellarz’orl by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

The House Loft

The House Loft by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl ("The House Loft") is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

Tier Breche

Tier Breche by BobPalindrome

The location of the three academies of Menzoberranzan: Arach-Tinilith, Sorcere and Melee-Magthere. It is the highest point in the city and is protected by two giant spider statues that can be animated to protect the academy.

Donigarten

Donigarten by BobPalindrome

The area around Lake Donigarten in the eastern side of the cavern is nearly uninhabited but is the source of all of Menzoberranzan's food

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It is 1491 DR, Year of the Scarlet Witch.

Quenthel Baenre rules supreme over Menzoberranzan, her house as ever unrivalled in status among the drow nobility. Few know, however, that her brother the arch-mage Gromph Baenre mistakenly summoned Demogorgon, Prince of Demons, into the city the year before, causing great destruction and loss of life. Gromph has recently returned from a long, mysterious absence, and once more adopted the duties of his position. Quenthel has decided to host a gala to welcome back her kindred. She hopes the wizard's return will bolster their family in the constant chaos that is politics among the great houses. Houses Barrison Del'Armgo, Faen Tlabbar, and Mizzrym are nominally allies, but none would hesitate to supplant Baenre if given the opportunity. And the Spider Queen's favor can be fickle...

In the Stenchstreets, the Black Sun criminal organization has splintered. New groups rise to fill the vacuum, including the Red Skulls, largely made up of feed (and some escaped) slaves. Only a handful of drow have bothered to notice the increasing popularity and power of this movement made up of goblins and bugbears, but it's only a matter of time...

At the Sorcere, where drow wizards study, the renowned illusionist Sendal Vrylan is investigating an artifact recently recovered from elsewhere in the Underdark. Vrylan is very interested in working with other like-minded colleagues to identify where the artifact came from and, most importantly, how it might help the drow...

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The Bazaar

The Bazaar by BobPalindrome

A permanent market located in Duthcloim. Nearly anything can be bought here, for a price. It is also the location of many unlicensed and illicit activities.

Menzoberranzan

Menzoberranzan by BobPalindrome

Menzobarranzan is an underground drow city located in northeastern Faerun. Known as the City of Spiders, House Baenre has held ultimate power for time out of mind.

The Braeryn

The Braeryn by BobPalindrome

Nicknamed Stenchstreets, this is the lowest, poorest, and most crowded district in the drow city of Menzoberranzan.

Eastmyr

Eastmyr by BobPalindrome

Most commoners, including mercenaries and lesser merchants, lived in this neighborhood. While better than the Braeryn, Eastmyr was still where you would find many poor and outlaw drow and non-drow of no discernible means.

Duthcloim

Duthcloim by BobPalindrome

Home of the well-off commoners of the city, as well as wealthy non-drow. Tradesfolk and their shops/businesses are mostly found here.

Narbondellyn

Narbondellyn by BobPalindrome

This is the home of the wealthy and up-and-coming drow houses. No fewer than seven existing powerful noble houses and several of the most luxurious and profitable of businesses are located in this neighborhood.

West Wall

West Wall by BobPalindrome

The West Wall is covered in the fortresses of more minor noble houses and the proudest of the non-noble drow families.

Qu’ellarz’orl

Qu’ellarz’orl by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

The House Loft

The House Loft by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl ("The House Loft") is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

Tier Breche

Tier Breche by BobPalindrome

The location of the three academies of Menzoberranzan: Arach-Tinilith, Sorcere and Melee-Magthere. It is the highest point in the city and is protected by two giant spider statues that can be animated to protect the academy.

Donigarten

Donigarten by BobPalindrome

The area around Lake Donigarten in the eastern side of the cavern is nearly uninhabited but is the source of all of Menzoberranzan's food

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The Bazaar

The Bazaar by BobPalindrome

A permanent market located in Duthcloim. Nearly anything can be bought here, for a price. It is also the location of many unlicensed and illicit activities.

Menzoberranzan

Menzoberranzan by BobPalindrome

Menzobarranzan is an underground drow city located in northeastern Faerun. Known as the City of Spiders, House Baenre has held ultimate power for time out of mind.

The Braeryn

The Braeryn by BobPalindrome

Nicknamed Stenchstreets, this is the lowest, poorest, and most crowded district in the drow city of Menzoberranzan.

Eastmyr

Eastmyr by BobPalindrome

Most commoners, including mercenaries and lesser merchants, lived in this neighborhood. While better than the Braeryn, Eastmyr was still where you would find many poor and outlaw drow and non-drow of no discernible means.

Duthcloim

Duthcloim by BobPalindrome

Home of the well-off commoners of the city, as well as wealthy non-drow. Tradesfolk and their shops/businesses are mostly found here.

Narbondellyn

Narbondellyn by BobPalindrome

This is the home of the wealthy and up-and-coming drow houses. No fewer than seven existing powerful noble houses and several of the most luxurious and profitable of businesses are located in this neighborhood.

West Wall

West Wall by BobPalindrome

The West Wall is covered in the fortresses of more minor noble houses and the proudest of the non-noble drow families.

Qu’ellarz’orl

Qu’ellarz’orl by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

The House Loft

The House Loft by BobPalindrome

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl ("The House Loft") is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

Tier Breche

Tier Breche by BobPalindrome

The location of the three academies of Menzoberranzan: Arach-Tinilith, Sorcere and Melee-Magthere. It is the highest point in the city and is protected by two giant spider statues that can be animated to protect the academy.

Donigarten

Donigarten by BobPalindrome

The area around Lake Donigarten in the eastern side of the cavern is nearly uninhabited but is the source of all of Menzoberranzan's food

Menzoberranzan

Menzobarranzan is an underground drow city located in northeastern Faerun. Known as the City of Spiders, House Baenre has held ultimate power for time out of mind.

The House Loft

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl ("The House Loft") is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

Tier Breche

The location of the three academies of Menzoberranzan: Arach-Tinilith, Sorcere and Melee-Magthere. It is the highest point in the city and is protected by two giant spider statues that can be animated to protect the academy.

The Bazaar

A permanent market located in Duthcloim. Nearly anything can be bought here, for a price. It is also the location of many unlicensed and illicit activities.

Qu’ellarz’orl

Contrary to the rest of the city, Qu'ellarz'orl is spacious and bare, no crowds are found here, nor any businesses. The space that is occupied is dominated by the most powerful noble houses.

Donigarten

The area around Lake Donigarten in the eastern side of the cavern is nearly uninhabited but is the source of all of Menzoberranzan's food

Narbondellyn

This is the home of the wealthy and up-and-coming drow houses. No fewer than seven existing powerful noble houses and several of the most luxurious and profitable of businesses are located in this neighborhood.

The Braeryn

Nicknamed Stenchstreets, this is the lowest, poorest, and most crowded district in the drow city of Menzoberranzan.

Eastmyr

Most commoners, including mercenaries and lesser merchants, lived in this neighborhood. While better than the Braeryn, Eastmyr was still where you would find many poor and outlaw drow and non-drow of no discernible means.

Duthcloim

Home of the well-off commoners of the city, as well as wealthy non-drow. Tradesfolk and their shops/businesses are mostly found here.

West Wall

The West Wall is covered in the fortresses of more minor noble houses and the proudest of the non-noble drow families.

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