◉黑暗席德瑞恩诸神the Dark Seldarine
艾伯尔-托瑞尔星球Abeir-Toril 的 斯瑞-泰'奎瑟一族The Ssri-Tel'Quessir，这支 优雅族裔the Fair Folk 的黑暗精灵亚种，早已脱离了 阿梵多国度Arvandor 的传统精灵神系——席德瑞恩诸神the Seldarine。卓尔drow（他们今日的名字）崇敬广泛的黑暗神力，其中的最显著者已列举在后。这些卓尔的神祇们仅在名义上同属于一个神系，将祂们罗列在一起只是信徒们的一种共有传统；虽然这些卓尔神祇的其中四位同属于一个家族，但祂们长年漠视这份家庭关系，而是只为某事之便而临时缔结短命的联盟。
The Ssri-Tel'Quessir of Abeir-Toril, the dark elven subrace of the Fair Folk, have long been divorced from the Seldarine, the traditional elven pantheon of Arvandor. The drow, as they are now known, venerate a wide range of dark powers, the most prominent of which are presented hereafter. The deities of the drow are a pantheon in name only, united only by the common heritage of their worshipers, long ignored familial ties among four of them, and occasional, short-lived alliances forged only as a matter of convenience.
根据 柯瑞隆·拉瑞斯安Corellon Larethian 的裁决，黑暗精灵的命运在很久以前就落入他的配偶——“编织者”阿罗诗Araushnee the Weaver 的掌控。在彼时，她是位次要、但却野心勃勃的精灵神力，是席德瑞恩诸神的一员。在她的神祇同伙们制造的一系列叛乱后，她因策划推翻她的爱人，以及秘密召集邪神团伙 席德瑞恩之敌the anti-Seldarine 对席德瑞恩诸神的家园阿梵多发动突袭，以取代柯瑞隆成为 阿梵多国度的冕王Coronal of Arvandor，而被柯瑞隆放逐到了 无底深渊Abyss。在遭流放后，阿罗诗化名为 蜘蛛魔后Demon Queen of Spiders 罗丝Lolth。她在深渊着手建立了属于自己的新国度，并或操纵、或征服了一些竞争对手，像是 关纳德Ghaunadaur、齐雅温纱丽Kiaransalee、以及 赞阿苏Zanassu。然而，阿罗诗并非唯一一位被从阿梵多与席德瑞恩诸神放逐的精灵神力，她的罗网同样俘虏了她的两个孩子。当母亲的背叛行径暴露时，阿罗诗与柯瑞隆之子 维伦Vhaeraun 因与织运者共谋秘密取代柯瑞隆成为席德瑞恩诸神之首，被放逐到了艾伯尔-托瑞尔星球。尽管在其母的叛乱中只是一位不知情的参与者，但维伦的姐妹“幽暗少女”伊莉丝翠Eilistraee the Dark Maiden自愿被流放。
By Corellon Larethian's decree, the destiny of the dark elves was placed long ago in the hands of his consort, Araushnee the Weaver. At that time she was a minor, but secretly ambitious, elven power and member of the Seldarine. After a series of betrayals of her fellow gods, Araushnee was banished to the Abyss by Corellon for plotting against her lover and for secretly assembling a host of evil deities-the anti-Seldarine-to assault Arvandor, home of the Seldarine, in a bid to replace Corellon as Coronal of Arvandor. After her banishment, Araushnee assumed the name Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders. She set about establishing her new realm in the Abyss and driving off or subjugating rivals like Ghaunadaur, Kiaransalee, and Zanassu. Araushnee was not the only elven power to be cast out of Arvandor and the Seldarine, however, for her webs ensnared her two children as well. When his mother's perfidy was exposed, Vhaeraun, son of Araushnee and Corellon, was banished to Abeir-Toril for his complicity in the Weaver's plots to replace Corellon as head of the Seldarine. Vhaeraun's sister, Eilistraee the Dark Maiden, agreed to exile as well, although she was only an unwitting participant in her mother's plots.
罗丝对其祂所有神力居于支配地位，并且只要祂们不挑战她的最终权威，便容许（或者说至少是容忍）祂们。只有齐雅温纱丽和席文塔姆出于对罗丝的强大力量一种无法回避的肯定，承认 蛛后the Spider Queen 为神系之首。伊莉丝翠、维伦以及关纳德在蛛后的操控面前保持着独立，但是祂们中没有哪位强大到能直接挑战罗丝，而祂们互相之间的敌意也排除了任何建立联盟对抗她的可能。齐雅温纱丽直至最近才挣脱了罗丝的阴影，但她在诸国度中只有毫微的影响力（和很少的信徒）。席文塔姆Selvetarm 仍牢牢地陷在他祖母的罗网里，尽管他的追随者们在努力从蛛后的狂热崇拜中挣脱。伊莉丝翠和维伦是对兄弟姐妹，是阿罗诗（罗丝）与柯瑞隆·拉瑞斯安的孩子。席文塔姆是维伦与“舞者”赞蒂拉Zandilar the Dancer（夏芮丝Sharess），一位 攸尔the Yuir 精灵女神不幸结合的后果。关纳德是团原始的邪恶，与席德瑞恩之敌的其祂成员参与了对阿梵多的突袭行动。齐雅温纱丽曾是另一个世界的凡人黑暗精灵，在阿罗诗堕落前她就获得了神性、并已经被指称为卓尔。
Lolth dominates all the other powers and brooks (or at least admits) no challenge to her ultimate authority. Only Kiaransalee and Selvetarm acknowledge the Spider Queen as head of the pantheon, an unavoidable acknowledgment of Lolth's great power. Eilistraee, Vhaeraun, and Ghaunadaur remain independent of the Spider Queen's control, but none of them is strong enough to challenge her directly, and their mutual enmity precludes any possibility of alliance against her. Kiaransalee only recently fought free of Lolth's shadow, but she has little influence (and few worshipers) in the Realms. Selvetarm is still firmly enmeshed in his grandmother's webs, despite the efforts of his followers to break away from the Spider Queen s cult. Eilistraee and Vhaeraun are brother and sister, children of Araushnee (Lolth) and Corellon Larethian. Selvetarm is the offspring of an ill-fated tryst between Vhaeraun and Zandilar the Dancer (Sharess), a goddess of the Yuir elves. Ghaunadaur is a primordial evil who joined the other members of the anti-Seldarine in the assault on Arvandor. Kiaransalee is a once-mortal dark elf of another world who achieved divinity and was named drow before the fall of Araushnee.
作为值得注意的例外，伊莉丝翠——这位卓尔神系的神秘神力与其追随者的生活密切相关，她严格要求追随者们以绝对的顺从和专一的崇敬来换取强大的力量。除 幽暗少女the Dark Maiden 外的其祂卓尔神系诸神，除非能借此增进自身的力量，否则对追随者们的命运均无动于衷。而除了她之外，祂们也全都居住在深渊或其它黑暗国度中——这正体现了卓尔的被从 光明之地the Lands of Light 放逐。伊莉丝翠致力于救赎堕落的黑暗精灵，带领他们回归地表的广袤森林、他们的祖先那数千年前抛弃的土地。然而，来自罗丝和神系其祂神明的力量在相当程度上制约了幽暗少女的行动，而她自己也承认这需要卓尔个体们自己找到他们的救赎路径，勉强的粗暴干涉只会事与愿违。
With the notable exception of Eilistraee, the dark powers of the drow pantheon are intimately involved in the lives of their followers, demanding absolute obedience and exclusive veneration in exchange for great power. Aside from the Dark Maiden, the gods of the drow pantheon care nothing for the fate of their followers except as it advances their own personal power. All but one dwell in the Abyss or other dark realms, embodying the banishment of the drow from the Lands of Light. Eilistraee seeks to redeem the fallen dark elves and lead them back to the great forests of the surface world that their ancestors forsook many millennia ago. However, the Dark Maiden is quite constrained in her actions by the power of Lolth and the other gods of the pantheon, and she acknowledges the need for individual drow to find their own path to redemption that heavy-handed interference on her part would preclude.
所有亚种的精灵——他们的祖先参与了那场分裂了优雅族裔的 宏伟皇冠战争the great Crown War——都牢记着卓尔的起源。其他亚种的精灵尚能回忆起被认为由黑暗精灵一族主导的 伊利斯瑞Ilythiiri 那些堕落行为的恐怖，正是这些行为导致了 大沉降the Descent；而卓尔编织了他们自己的谎言，卓尔认为正是席德瑞恩诸神和其它精灵种族的背叛推翻了斯尔-泰'奎瑟一族，并将他们不公地流放到了 幽暗地域Underdark。因为对造物主柯瑞隆极度憎恶、不屑一顾的其他卓尔们对这些故事不感兴趣，只有那些回应了幽暗少女救赎呼唤的卓尔记忆和保存了关于优雅族裔祖先的精灵神话。
The origin of the drow is firmly enshrined in the minds of all the elven subraces whose ancestors fought in the great Crown Wars that split the Fair Folk. While the other elven subraces recall with horror the depraved actions of the Ilythiiri, as the dominant tribe of dark elves was known, that led to the Descent, the drow weave their own lies regarding the perfidy of the Seldarine and the other elven races whom they hold turned on the Ssri- Tel'Quessir and unjustly banished them to the Underdark. Only those drow who have answered the redemptive call of the Dark Maiden recall and preserve the elven myths regarding the ancestry of the Fair Folk, for such tales are of little interest to those who seethe in anger at the Creator they now scorn, Corellon.
卓尔文化是一神崇拜与多神论的奇怪混合物，这对国度中的大部分人类和类人文化而言这都是不同寻常的。蛛后的祭司以罗丝的名义统治着大部分卓尔城市，例如 古奥杜斯城Guallidurth、魔索布莱城Menzoberranzan 以及 契德·纳撒城Ched Nasad，在那些地方，甚至仅仅是提及其祂神祇都被禁止，更不用说崇拜祂们。有几座卓尔城市，譬如 鲁尔斯·德雷尔城Llurth Dreier（关纳德）、维尔'德林斯莎尔城V'elddrinnsshar（齐雅温纱丽）被其祂卓尔神力的神职人员以类似的方式统治着，区别仅在于对崇拜、或提及所有其祂神祇的禁忌更为严厉。有个别卓尔城市呈现有两位或更多神祇信仰，如位于 至高荒原the High Moor 之下、陷入了困境的 艾瑞德林城Eryndlyn，或是被冲突和内战频繁造成的破坏撕裂 古鲁塞尔城Golothaer，魔索布莱城和契德·纳撒城的缔造者们就是在这样的分裂出现的年代从那里逃离的。然而，大部分卓尔神祇在任何卓尔领地里都有少量的秘密信徒，这样的信仰给了那些异议者们一件提升自身地位、满足永无止境欲望的额外武器。大部分卓尔出于恐惧、出于崇拜、出于对获得额外的力量的兴趣，而绝非出于任何理念上的虔诚，而信仰着某位（或在一些案例中的两位）神祇；伊莉丝翠的信徒是群例外，她们就像其他精灵种族崇拜席德瑞恩诸神那样崇拜幽暗少女。
Drow culture is distinguished by a curious mixture of monotheism and polytheism uncharacteristic of most human and demihuman cultures of the Realms. Most drow cities-such as Guallidurth, Menzoberranzan, and Ched Nasad-are ruled in the name of Lolth by priests of the Spider Queen and even the mention, let alone the worship, of other gods is forbidden. A few drow cities-such as Llurth Dreier (Ghaunadaur) and V'elddrinnsshar (Kiaransalee)-are ruled by the clergy of the other drow powers in similar fashion, but they too forbid the worship or mention of all other gods. The few drow cities that exhibit the open worship of two or more deities-such as beleaguered Eryndlyn, located beneath the High Moor, or Golothaer, from whence the founders of Menzoberranzan and Ched Nasad fled-are riven by strife and are usually destroyed by civil war within a generation of such a split appearing. Nevertheless, most of the drow gods have a few secretive worshipers in every drow enclave, as such devotions afford dissidents the opportunity for additional weapons in their endless quest for increasing personal station. Aside from the faithful of Eilistraee, who venerate the Dark Maiden in a fashion resembling the veneration of the Seldarine by elves of other races, most drow venerate one (or in some cases two) deities out of fear, respect, and a desire for additional power of their own, not out of any sense of true piety.
大约10，000年以前，约即-10，000 DR，皇冠战争the Crown Wars 揭露了大部分黑暗精灵已堕落到为邪恶神力们（如维伦、关纳德以及罗丝）效劳，尽管心地善良的伊莉丝翠还在努力减缓这个局面。作为优雅族裔们讨论的结果，黑暗精灵被席德瑞恩诸神和精灵国家联盟永远地放逐到了 费伦大陆Faerûn 下的地底隧道中，在此后他们被称作卓尔（原为 卓哈瑞尔dhaeraow ，这是个精灵语词汇，意为 阴影般的脸孔，黑夜般的心，叛徒 ）。
Over 10, 000 years ago, the Crown Wars exposed the depths to which most dark elves had fallen in the service of fell powers such as Vhaeraun, Ghaunadaur, and Lolth, despite the mitigating efforts of thegood-hearted Eilistraee. As a result, by means never discussed by the Fair Folk, the dark elves were forever banished to the deep tunnels beneath Faerûn by the Seldarine and the allied elven nations and thereafter named drow (originally dhaeraow , an elvish term meaning face of shadow, heart of night, traitor ), circa -10, 000 DR.
最早的卓尔文明于约-9,600 DR出现在费伦南方地下。第一个伟大的卓尔王国是 塔伦提瓦Telantiwar，它的首都位于 贝瑞丹Bhaerynden 的巨大洞穴中，这个洞穴在-9，000 DR被卓尔们征服前，是 粗壮族裔the Stout Folk 第一个伟大王国的心脏地带。为她们新国度的统治权，卓尔发生了内战，贵族对抗贵族、祭司攻击祭司。这场全面战争以一场摧毁了贝瑞丹穹顶的巨大魔法爆炸告终。完全坍塌的穹顶埋葬了许多卓尔和被他们夺取的破碎矮人城市。这个洞穴，现在因为没有了穹顶而直面天空而被称作 大裂谷the Great Rift，裂谷和周围的洞穴在之后重新成为了金矮人祖先的定居点，并据此建立了 深地国度the Deep Realm。在一场名为 大离散the Scattering 的大规模流亡中，幸存的卓尔贵族和祭祀们聚集了平民、奴隶以及她们能抢到的物资，逃进了幽暗地域、搜寻可以定居的地方。在那以后，无数的城市和更小的聚落勃兴勃灭，时至今日，卓尔的分布已遍及整个费伦大陆、甚至是更深远之地下的隧道或更深远的地方。
The first drow civilizations arose in the Underdark of southern Faerûn circa -9, 600 DR. The first great kingdom of the drow was Telantiwar, with its capitol in the great cavern of Bhaerynden, the conquered heart of the first great kingdom of the Stout Folk seized by the drow in -9, 000 DR. The drow fought among themselves, noble against noble, priest against priest, for rule of their new realm. This all-out war ended amid great magical explosions that brought down the roof of Bhaerynden. The ceiling collapsed entirely, burying many drow and the shattered dwarven cities that they had seized. The cavern, now open to the sky, became known as the Great Rift, and the chasm and thesurrounding caverns were later resettled by the ancestors of the gold dwarves to form the Deep Realm. In a great diaspora known as the Scattering, the surviving drow nobles and priests gathered what people, slaves, and equipment they could seize and fled into the Underdark in search of places to dwell. Since that time, countless cities and smaller settlements have risen and fallen, and the drow are now found throughout the deep tunnels beneath all of Faerûn and even farther afield.
The web of chaos and cruelty that enmeshes the drow is embodied in the constant strife between the gods they venerate. Likewise, the hatred they hold for all other races, particularly the Fair Folk of the surface world, is played out as well in the never ending conflict between the Seldarine and those they banished long ago. Only a small fraction have returned to the surface lands of their forefathers, typically by way of the welcoming hand of Eilistraee.
卓尔祭司通用能力General Drow Priest Abilities：
卓尔祭司的通用能力和限制，除了各种卓尔信仰中明确说明的部分外，被总结在“附录1：亚人祭司Appendix 1：Demihuman Priests”的卓尔祭司部分。
General Drow Priest Abilities：The general abilities and restrictions of drow priests, aside from the specific changes noted later in this section for each drow faith, are summarized in the discussion of drow priests in "Appendix 1：Demihuman Priests."