The aspect known as Lolth is the best known to our people, in fact many do not realise that Lolth is but one aspect of our glorious queen. Lolth is responsible for how our society operates; she is the authority through which the priestesses rule. The many supplications and prayers of the faithful continue to strengthen this aspect and assure her domination over the others. Many would believe that veneration of the other aspects is worthless and that faith in Lolth is all that matters, these people are fools. Lolth is but one part of a greater whole, the whole must be sustained or the whole withers along with this aspect.
Lolth is the most active of the aspects and as such has many avatars and servants upon our world at any onetime. Her hands rove the underdark carrying out her will regardless of consequence. Sometimes she takes a more subtle approach and will send visions and dreams to the faithful. Her priestesses commune with her often and are fanatical in their faith to her. Lolth expects complete and utter obedience in her people and can change those orders on a whim.
As we know all too well Lolth is cruel and capricious, she delights in acts of great evil and viciousness carried out by her followers. Lolth can bestow great gifts and power upon her chosen, and she delights in removing those gifts when they are needed most or when she feels the follower should be tested. Lolth expects constant sacrifices to be made to her. She is particularly partial to powerful members of our own race. The elves of the surface come a close second and any sentient race will do. Lolth expects complete submission in prayer and constant offerings, those who ask for aid are likely to be punished for their impudence. A true follower of the way of Lolth asks for nothing, she takes it and then offers thanks to the queen.
Lolth expects her chosen to rule by fear. Non believers are to be converted or destroyed. The weak should be weeded out so as only the strong survive to serve her. Any who question her will should be sacrificed to our queen, as should any who aid the enemies of her chosen people.
Lolth tests her followers often and these tests increase in difficulty as her followers gain in power, often you will not know you are been tested or what is required to pass the test. Thus is the nature of Lolth.
Lolth is the dark mother of the drow, amongst all of the dark elven people, the drow are her people. For any drow to walk apart from Lolth is to be condemned to death. However be ever vigilant, for those who follow her dictates blindly will find a swift and painful death from this fickle, whimsical and chaotic aspect.
When Satuun stabs Lothiriel, she thwarts him by creating the planes of the ancestors with her wish from the Dragon. As time goes on, the influence of Satuun causes the elven queen to corrupt, and as a result new consciousnesses are born. These are referred to as the aspects of Lolth.
Lothiriel ~ Scion of the Illythiiri
Lothiriel is an aspect that is rarely seen or heard of among the dark elves, and yet she is the original, the first, the blazing light of the dawn that is the true queen of our people. This aspect rules over the hearts of the Illythiiri elves and guides them in their devotion to the old ways.
Lothiriel does not interact with the mortal world any more. Her people have all but disappeared and their descendants no longer revere her as they should. For those who truly turn to the glorious heart of our dark queen, they will discover the awesome power of the first ancestor. Lothiriel created the planes of the ancestors millennia ago and gifted the powers of incantation to us her chosen, and yet we have rejected her and so she watches silent.
Lothiriel represents the sacrifice and noble deeds of those of our race that died to secure our new home, those who gave their lives to ensure our escape from annihilation. She who suffers eternally for the bargains made for us to survive the hostile environment of the underdark.
We the guardians of truth must now restore her to her rightful place, as the unquestioned queen of our people, this will take time, maybe generations will pass and yet it must be done. For if we allow this aspect to be no more, then the planes of the ancestors will be no more and Evron will have his final victory over all the elven peoples.
Lothiriel represents our origins and what we used to be. What we aspired to be before the sundering. She represents what we should be, not what we are. To learn from Lothiriel is to learn of the evil and betrayal of others, but also the self sacrifice of her followers. It is to be filled with the awe and majesty of the early days of our people and to be tasked with rebuilding and reclaiming that lost heritage.
However be wary, to look upon our true queen is to risk blindness caused by her radiant brilliance. It is to risk heartrending sorrow and an undying thirst for revenge. It is to understand our fall from grace and Evrons' evil hold over us as a people.
The aspect of Lothiriel is almost always at odds with the other aspects and therefore is often ignored by the faithful at large, however she is our ancestor and the other are merely facets of her personality.