Khaless was a game played by the drow of House Oblodra in Menzoberranzan.[1]


Around 1358 DR[2], the members of House Oblodra used this game to test courage.[1]


In the game, Khaless, two drow would cast darkness and silence over the chasm known as Clawrift. The twin challengers would cast levitation and enter the globes. The drow who exited first would be the loser and in many cases both drow would fall to their deaths when their spells ran out.[1]


The name of the game derives from the drow word, Khaless which means trust.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 R.A. Salvatore (August 1995). Siege of Darkness. (TSR, Inc), p. 121. ISBN 1-7869-0164-0.
  2. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 142. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.