Jharrath Xaniqos



At first glance, Jharrath doesn’t look very out of the ordinary. He is average height and average weight. He has long, thick hair reaching just below his shoulders, usually worn loose or in a partial tail. His body is reasonably muscular, but doesn’t look bulky and he looks quite agile. He has a sharp chin, a thin nose and smooth skin. His facial expression is most often sharply inquisitive, whether he’s in conversation or researching something, but he does on many occasions look bored as well, when there’s nothing to crack his brains over. His posture is solemn and thoughtful.


Jharrath comes across as sober and austere. Even when he’s busy with something he enjoys it’s hardly noticeable, except for a small smile that sometimes appears and the sharpness of his eyes, showing that his brain is at work. Jharrath is easily bored by menial tasks that don’t require his intellect. He is curious about many things, mostly that which is foreign to him. Anything he comes across that he’s not familiar with intrigues him and he likes to research those things at length.

Jharrath is silent and calm in his interaction with others, both when he is being appropriately submissive to his female superiors, and also when is being dominant to his inferiors. He doesn’t believe in ass kissing, but he finds rebelling just as alien. He knows his place in society in general and is content. He is ambitious in his search for knowledge and more power and wants to rise higher to prove his worth. He is cautious in battle and likes to know the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents and exploit those as best as he can. With people around him he adheres to drow hierarchy, but when he notices weakness among his peers, he definitely makes a mental note of it.

When it’s about family, Jharrath follows the normal drow mentality of family taking precedence over personal ambitions. Though he still wants to show his strength and worth to his Mother and siblings, the way he wants to make it happen is by making sure his family grows in the city.

Jharrath’s strength is his intelligence and his hunger for knowledge. He is not satisfied with learning basics, but wants to know as much as he can. In Sorcere this results in him stalking tutors for questions. He is also charismatic. Though mostly stoic, Jharrath can be friendly with people he deems of the same intellectual level. Within the family he is level-headed and tries to calm emotions when they rise high. His opinion is that emotional behavior is a lack of brain activity. When he is being disrespected he doesn’t respond in anger, but remains neutral. This doesn’t mean that Jharrath lets people walk all over him. He adheres to the saying ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’.


From a young age Jharrath was sent to Sorcere. For as long as he could remember he was always a curious being and Sorcere suited him well. He found out quickly he had a knack for the Arts and tried his hardest to excel in it. After initial training, Jharrath chose to specialize in Conjuration. He had always been curious about the Planes of existence and the ability to summon creatures from different worlds had caught his interest.

He dropped his training in enchantment and necromancy spells. Jharrath finds enchantments too unpredictable in effect and limited in use. He dropped necromancy because he has a strong distaste of undead. He finds it filthy and he feels that the dead have died for a reason, so to rely on their skills again is laughable.

From that point he dedicated himself to training his skills in the Arts, especially those of his chosen school. He also kept reading books from a variety of subjects. From historic encyclopedia on the Underdark, as well as the World above, Geographic maps of various regions in Faerûn, tomes of arcane knowledge and studies on the different planes. He also started practicing alchemy, in an attempt to make some practical use of his knowledge. He enjoyed his time at Sorcere more than his time at home. Sorcere lacked domination by females, he got along well with tutors as he didn’t pose a threat to them yet, and the same went for his peers. Unlike other students, Jharrath was in no hurry to fulfill his ambition to rule Sorcere as an archmage. For the moment he is satisfied at biding his time and exercising patience, while others hurry to the top or their death.

Though he enjoyed his time at Sorcere more than his time at home, he still felt a strong urge to see his House do well, and when the call from his Mother came to return home, he did so, choosing to bring his personal collection of books on various subjects, his strategy game and his alchemical set. His desire to prove himself for his family now is priority for him.

Phaedra Xaniqos



Silver-haired Phaedra has an angular face with a thin nose, high cheekbones, a sharp jaw and narrow, bright amber eyes.  Normally, these features would be considered attractive (and she is certainly not unpleasing to look upon), but the combination does not sit particularly well on her small face and wide forehead.   Her frame is slight, barely reaching 4 feet and 5 inches, but she is lithe and muscular.  Phaedra’s form is graceful, and her movements are fluid and precise.


The same cannot be said, however, about her social skills.  In the presence of other drow, she is rather stiff and speaks mostly only when addressed, preferring to remain in the background.  She does not have a penchant for the verbal back-and-forth between the drow.  This should be not confused with an impatience or lack of interest in the political maneuvering and mental games in which the drow engage; Phaedra enjoys such games.  She knows her strengths, and the pragmatist in her knows that her skills are better served in the background, in observation, rather than in direct participation.  She is always watching and calculating, intent on spinning her own webs.

Phaedra enjoys being alone, relishing the times when she can move around Erelhei-Cinlu freely, whether scouting, gathering information for the future, or executing a task for the house.  Endless, inane chatter aggravates her, and she has punished a slave or two for talking needlessly in her presence.  Unlike her mother, she has a taciturn and calm demeanor.


Phaedra is partial to wearing leather and spider-themed accessories.  She normally wears leather armor tailored into a sleeveless dress with a short, pleated skirt, paired with arm-length gloves, thigh-high boots and a hooded cloak.  Her waist-length hair, mostly worn loose, is adorned with combs and clips.  She is quite fond of accessories and creates sketches in her spare time.  Her favorite piece is an obsidian choker resembling a web wrapped around her neck with a spider dangling from it. Despite her aversion to small talk, she is particularly fond of parties and occasions which give her a chance to display her fine clothing and jewelry.  Phaedra knows what looks good on her, and she uses that knowledge to full effect.

In combat, however, her weapons are her only accessories.

Lilith Xaniqos


Lilith Xaniqos

Gender: female
Age: 28
Appearance: slim yet wiry, pure black skin; pointed ears and lavender almond-shaped eyes; 5.4 feet tall, 120 pounds. Dressed in tight-fitting black long skirts with high splits to enable maximum freedom in movement and a leather bustier with red silk accents, more revealing than concealing. There are tiny pockets hidden in this leather outfit. She wears leather bands around her neck and and holds her long white hair back with (sharp) hairpins, so it tumbles down her back in a nonchalant mass. In the throat band is hidden a holy symbol of Lolth.

The drow sweeps into the room, slamming the door shut. Utter indignation causes her eyes to flare red. ‘How dare they!’, her fierce voice resounds off the walls. ‘They will pay for this. House Xaniqos will NOT be played for a fool!’ Then she goes through the calming rituals she learned at school and kneels before the stone image of her deity, Lolth. Praying ‘Elliya Lolthu’ over and over again, she surrenders herself to the Spider Queen’s mercy. 

Meet Lilith, second daughter of the house of Xaniqos.

At the head of House Xaniqos stands the Matron Mother Thandysha, for whom Lilith has the utmost respect, though that is the only thing she feels for her mother. Lilith doesn’t really know her that well, since she was half raised by her elder sister Quarra, half by the clergy. Lilith has a younger sister who sometimes listens to the name Phaedra, and two brothers: Avra and Jharath. Ever since she was a child, Lilith has shown an aptitude for divine magic and has been studying to become a Cleric for many long years. These studies led her away from home over longer periods.

She has recently graduated from the Clergy school: a big step to reach her main goal in life: become a High Priestess of Lolth, as to honor the Spider Queen and thus bring wealth and influence to House Xaniqos. Lilith is determined to reach this aim in whatever way possible. She won’t let anything stand in her way, not even the tests of Lolth. In fact she’s looking forward to them, so she can prove to the Spider Queen that she is worthy to serve her!

Others might describe her as strong, proud and dedicated, quite bossy and stubborn. Also touchy and quick to anger. She is a born leader and expects others – lower ones like men and other races – to simply fulfill her demands and orders without hesitation. When disobeyed, she will not hesitate to swiftly set things straight. Lilith will not confide in others quickly, if she does at all. She’s learned early in life to trust in herself and in her faith in Lolth.  She will always act with the House Xaniqos’ interests in mind.

Lilith is a fervent disciple of Lolth and makes sure that all members of House Xaniqos are faithful in their devotion to the Spider Queen. And this – whether or not forced – preaching of the devotion to her goddess does not stop at the threshold.