Drow Merchant Houses were an important part of drow society alongside independent traders. They were run mostly by male drow, though a few merchants, such as Nal” Xalyth, contradicted this standard. The trade was a dangerous one, even more so for non-drow, and many died quickly due to "accidents" from Houses that disliked them or from rival traders. Some were sponsored by noble Houses, ensuring their survival in some cases.[1]

Notable merchant housesEdit

Black Claw Merchant House
Brown Mushroom Merchant House


  1. Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Douglas Niles (December 1992). Menzoberranzan (boxed set), Book One: The City. (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.