Lloth, The Spider Queen|
Lloth is the evil deity of the Drow. She can be seen as either a beautiful Drow female or as a huge spider. The whole of the Drow society is based around an endless struggle to please her and gain her favour and therefore advantage over other noble houses. She revels in the ensuing anarchy of constantly changing power bases and traiterous deeds commited by friend on friend. Those who displease Lloth are shown no mercy as justice is swift and metered out by her Priestesses and her will is the will of the Drow society and those who rule it. Lloth has her handmaidens - the Yochlol, to do her evil work for her as well as countless other minions. Lloth is indeed a formibable enemy and she will not rest until she has the still warm and dripping heart of Drizzt Do'Urden!
Artemis Entreri is a man of shadows and instant death and is a master of his chosen profession. An assassin. No target is too hard to kill. No amount of protection will stop him eliminating his quarry. He dances a dance of death similar to Drizzt's but has a heart as cold and unfeeling as that of any of the Drow and those who cross him never do so twice. He is from the great southern city of Calimport in the province of Calimshan. Artemis Entreri's path crossed that of Drizzt when Regis stole a treasure of great value from Pasha Pook, the leader of the thieves guild in Calimport and Artemis was comissioned to retrieve it. After three long years he finally tracked Regis to Ten Towns and another of the friends adventures began but this time, death followed them silently in the form of Artemis Entreri.
Jarlaxle is the leader of the mercenary group known as Bregan D'Aerthe. He is a Drow male who is charming, charismatic and breaks all the accepted rules concerning males in the female dominated Drow culture. Yet he seems to be able to get away with it because of his powerful contacts within the city's ruling elite. Unlike other drow, he wears garments of exotic colours and flouts his differences openly. Bregan D'Aerthe itself is made up of houseless nobles and commoners who would otherwise be easy prey in the Underdark, yet as a group they are a force of some influence and power. Jarlaxle and Bregan D'Aerthe are somewhat of an unknown as their only allegiance is to whoever is paying them at the moment and both can only profit from any ensuing chaos.