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The Beldrobbaen clan symbol.

Specters of days past who watch events from above, the Beldrobbaen are a clan far past their prime. Their numbers and influence have dwindled dramatically since their time of greatness through disasters, lost wars and social change. Though weakened they maintain their defiant grip on their Val title, standing tall against the waves of change so intent on sweeping them away and hoping for a day when they may recover from the tragedies that so consistently befall them.


The Beldrobbaen and the Balvhakara ancestors originated in the southern region of Phariasta, and at an unknown time these ancestors fled north into the Underworld. The Balvhakara formed in Nuqrah'shareh from the remnants of those commonborn left behind by the fleeing nobility, who would later become the Beldrobbaen in Chel'el'sussoloth. The early Chelian settlers were among the first of clans to arise within drow society as vassals of the Sharen during the 3rd Century Wars, and one of the very few of those clans to survive to the current era. The Beldrobbaen had at one point seen a great rise to prominence, second only to the Sharen. Their downward fall began with the changes in drow culture. Newer generations held less reverence for the dogma of old which the Beldrobbaen held so dear. In the face of progressive sociological changes the culturally immutable Beldrobbaen found themselves losing power in favor of other clans that more readily embraced change.

The greatest blows to the Beldrobaen clan's prominence came within the last couple of decades. A supposed attempted assassination attempt against Waes'soloth by a Nidraa'chal-affiliated slave led to the wholesale purging of all slaves within the clan, the servant caste replaced with golems. Hardly a decade later a teacher at Orthorbbae lost control of her seed, succumbing to demonic possession. This latest incident wiped out nearly an entire generation of the Beldrobbaen's women; only Naal'suul survived, left a tainted shell of her former self.

Currently the Beldrobbaen persists as a mere shadow of its former glory. In this grave time the clan holds itself together by the memories of its once powerful status, the respect it garners from its long history and the sheer willpower of its Ill'haress.

Notable Event: The District War

In the aftermath of the Nidraa'chal Uprising, the The Beldrobbaen had lost much land and its fair share of members. When war broke out yet again, they were obligated to aid the Vel'Sharen in the Sarghress rebellion, and maintained a defensive stance in the war. They successfully checked Sarghress forces near First Landing until Vloz'ress assassination of the false double forced Waes'soloth to publicly declare the Empress dead, and withdraw their forces from the battlefield.

Notable Event: The Flower Plague

Culture and Politics

The Beldrobbaen: Steadfast Guardians.

Among the most orderly of the Chelian clans, the Beldrobbaen hold to their ancient customs with obdurate determination even in the face of the ever-shifting society outside of their walls. Formalities, most dating back centuries, are prevalent in their everyday life from style of dress to behavior. Digression and restraint are core tenants of Beldrobbaen culture; shades of black and gray dominate nearly every visual facet of the clan and rarely are voices raised to a high octave. Most outsiders see members of the Beldrobbaen as soft-spoken and emotionally distant, and in light of the events of the past few decades many rightfully add mournful to that list.

One of the most prominent aspects of Beldrobbaen culture is their high reverence for the spider, a tenant that has faded nearly completely from most of contemporary drow society. Driders and the intelligent Awares, ostracized outside of the walls of clan, are more than welcome within.

While the doctrine of the Beldrobbaen doesn’t hold up outside of the clan, its long and rich history alongside its ferocious will to survive demonstrated by the Ill'haress Waes'soloth has garnered much respect among the other Vals of Chel'el'sussoloth, and none of the other clans are actively at war with them. None the less, their vulnerable state has forced the clan to make their political steps carefully so as to garner minimal resentment from the bigger fish.

Clan Fortress and Properties

The land under the Beldrobbaen’s control has shrunk alongside their loss of personnel. Whatever notable property they hold outside of the clan fortress has yet to be seen.

Postcard Val'Beldrobbaen Fortress.png
From the northern edge of Chel'el'sussoloth the Beldrobbaen’s fortress hangs watchfully over its limited territory. Though once lively, the attrition of wars and time, along with the more recent tragedies, have taken a heavy toll on its people, and the great halls that once clamored with the sounds of many footsteps now echo hollowly with the occasional few.
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Dariya'ko is a Beldrobbaen/Sharen colony close to the surface in the mist sea, being used by the Sharen as a training camp for their slave army.


There is currently little known about particular Beldrobbaen houses. An article about the houses based on information from podcasts can be found here

Clan Members


Portrait Waes'soloth Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Waes'soloth is the powerful and ruthless Ill'haress of the Val'Beldrobbaen clan.

Important Figures

Portrait Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Naal'suul is the daughter of Waes'soloth. She was heavily tainted in the incident that claimed the lives of the rest of the Beldrobbaen female students living in Orthorbbae at the time.
Portrait Khal'harror Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Khal'harror is a son of Waes'soloth Val'Beldrobbaen and a drummer for Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro's band.
Portrait Hile'wen Val'Beldrobbaen.png
An elder daughter of Waes'soloth and a Beldrobbaen commander.
(Naubol'oth Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
Naubol'oth is one of the eight headmasters of the male's section of Orthorbbae. He takes a key role in resolving the crisis his clan suffers at the hands of a traitor from within.

Other Members

Portrait Banja'pyrex Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Banja'pyrex is a maternalistic drider guardian of Waes'soloth.
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(Ischa Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
A well-meaning, if somewhat overbearing, attendant of Waes'soloth.
Portrait Laan's sixth born.png
An as-yet unnamed Beldrobbaen Val that released flower spores within the clan.
Portrait Luth'el Beldrobbaen.png
Luth'el Val'Beldrobbaen is a Drider Knight for the Beldrobbaen clan.
(Manoj Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
Portrait Naika Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Naika is a sniper for the Beldrobbaen military on the homefront.
(Nemea'tari Delbara Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
Portrait Nin'diil Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Nin'diil was an emotionally unstable Beldrobbaen Val.
(Odelia’sigismondo Shessembrae Val'Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
Portrait Priyala Ka'shatriya Val'Beldrobbaen.png
The Dev'ess of the Ka'shatriya house.
Portrait San'dellora Dizen'ralith Val'Beldrobbaen.png
A Beldrobbaen clan ambassador.
(Sarai Shessembrae Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)
Portrait Sol'iania Azaeloth Val'Beldrobbaen.png
A guardian of Waes'soloth and Manoj's mate.
Portrait Thalestris Azaeloth Val'Beldrobbaen.png
The ancient Dev'ess of the Azaeloth house.
Portrait Verthandi Azaeloth Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Verthandi is a Nidraa'chal agent that works to get Kiel'ndia to the false Empress.
Portrait Vierraena Beldrobbaen.png
Vierraena is a resident of the Beldrobbaen fortress.
(Yaz’hazelaar Shessembrae Val'Beldrobbaen.png not found, click to upload)

This article reflects events up to Chapter 48.

Archive version of this article can be found here