Call them Drow or Dark Elves, it makes no difference. From the popularity of a single, well-known individual, a race of elves arose that suddenly had everyone wielding double scimitars and not putting enough vowels in their names.
And really, when you get down to it, something about them IS compelling. But also, horribly over used. Come along with us and figure out where Drow came from and why they're still around.
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