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For questions about drow or dark elves in tabletop RPGs. Dark elves are a race found in many fantasy books, movies, and games; they have their origins in Norse mythology, and are depicted as having a dark complexion. The usage of the name "drow" for a race of dark elves is unique to D&D/Pathfinder. In D&D's Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk settings, most drow live in the Underdark, apart from the surface world.

For questions about drow or dark elves in tabletop role-playing games.

Dark elves are a race of found in many fantasy books, movies, and games; they have their origins in the Dökkálfar or Svartálfar of Norse mythology, and are depicted as having a dark complexion.

The usage of the name drow for a race of dark elves is unique to Dungeons & Dragons and related games, such as Pathfinder. This name comes from the Orcadian and Shetland dialects of the Scots language as an alternative form of the word trow (used to refer to an evil or mischievous sprite in the folklore of the Orkney and Shetland islands).

In D&D's and campaign settings, most drow live in the Underdark, apart from the surface world; this is not necessarily true of drow in other settings.