Posted 3 days ago

((While we’re here, a little Doylist note on names: most of the drow/elf names we use are randomly generated from D&D naming tables found online. We don’t even generate multiple names and pick the best, it’s really just luck of the draw the first go-round, though if we get something really unpronounceable—or sounding like something it shouldn’t—it gets tweaked a bit to make it work. The roll for Istaghavrae originally produced “Istagharvrae” but we agreed no one was ever pronouncing “rvr” in quick succession. One headcanon about his name is that it’s a variant of the name Istaghar, one of Lloth’s many husbands, so a pretty standard religious name.))

Posted 1 week ago

((What a little complainer…))

((I forgot to mention it before, but we have comments through Disqus now! We’re only going to be doing OOC replies there, but I just thought it was a cool thing to add. :D))

Posted 3 weeks ago

((There’s a lot of different takes on who becomes a drider and why in canon to choose from, but Istaghavrae neither passed nor failed Lloth’s test, since he wasn’t eligible to take it.))

((We do have a bunch of asks, but don’t be afraid to send more! We answer them in random order, pretty much just whatever we felt most interested in that day.))

Posted 1 month ago

((They may disagree on how it happened, but deep down they’re both glad it did.))

Posted 1 month ago

((An update! Thanks to everyone who stuck with us or even joined us during the hiatus. We’re delighted at how popular this blog has become, even without updates, much more than we expected for a simple askblog for an OC in a minor fandom. For example, this blog is now on the first page of google results for “drider,” and that’s AMAZING. We have tentative plans for a more regular update schedule, and are excited about all the cool asks we have to answer. Not to spoil anything, but we have some awesome stuff in store.))

((Additionally! Co-mod Aiffe now has an artblog, over at vampyrrhicvictory, which is absolutely a quality pun.))

Posted 7 months ago

((As if his appearance wasn’t ruined enough, she had to give him a scar too….))

Posted 7 months ago

((It’s complicated, really….))

Posted 9 months ago

((Gosh Ista, would you like some pearls to clutch? It wasn’t even about you…))

((I solemnly swear this is all about the worldbuilding…especially those little loincloths….because it’s hot. *cough* In the Underdark. The temperature. But yeah. A tiny peek into class and gender in a drow city.))

Posted 1 year ago

So, that’s Sorrel. Human, good with pointy things.

((We’ve noticed some correspondence from RP blogs—in-character asks and replies are as welcome as OOC ones, and we love seeing what you guys come up with, but we thought you should be aware that we don’t keep up with replies/long RP threads. As an art blog, that’s a bit too labor-intensive for us, and we want to focus on asks—we’ve got over 50 of them, so we’ve already got plenty to do! We hope everyone will continue to enjoy sending asks and seeing the art on this blog. <3))

Posted 1 year ago

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