Rilauven was a drow city in the Underdark.[1]


The city was located under an area near the surface city of Neverwinter.[citation needed]


Rilauven's Lolthite priesthood was overthrown by the worshipers of Vhaeraun in a relatively bloodless coup. The city was ruled by a council of the representatives of the Sorcere, Melee-Magthere, and Arach-Tinilith academies. All aspects of culture, be they wizard, fighter, or cleric, were treated the same, although the city's Archmage, Malavon Despana, who organized the coup, seemed to hold the most power and Vhaeraun was venerated above Lolth.[2]


House DespanaEdit

House ArabaniEdit

House PharmEdit

Other notable housesEdit

Other notable inhabitantsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (July 1991). The Drow of the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 98. ISBN 1-56076-132-6.
  2. Black Isle Studios (2000). Steve Bokkes, J.E. Sawyer, John Deiley, Reg Arnedo, Matt Norton, et al. Icewind Dale.