Originally elves tasked with guarding Gaia’s forests from interlopers. These elves were tempted by the gifts of the devil’s from the plane of Nether. As a consequence they became malevolent beings and twisted images of their former selves. Their skin became painted and ebon hue and eyes burned red much like those of the devils from the Nether. These beings are better known as the drow. The Ancients recognized the evil in the hearts of the drow and cast them into exile. The drow were driven into the deep realm were they would build their might and practice the dark magic granted to them by the devil’s of deep realm. Even to this day the drow war with their ancestors above the surface.