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DROW NAME GENERATOR

from the official Dragon magazine article by Owen K.C. Stephens

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To Generate Personal Names:

* Roll 1d10 on Table 1 below & follow the directions the table gives you

      For instance, if we roll a d10 and get a 4, then Table 1 tells us to roll once on Table 2, and twice on Table 3. We then roll 1d100 (commonly known as percentile dice) on Table 2. If we get a 1, then the name will start with Akor for a female, or Alak for a male. We then roll 1d100 on Table 3 twice. Say we come up with 60 (rae/rar) and 72 (tana/ton)

* Arrange the name fragments as you'd like
* If you don't like the definitions of the name fragments, switch them around and/or drop one of them

      If we are making a female character, we begin with Akor and can add rae or tana however we wish. Akortanarae (Ah-kor-tana-ray) isn't as easy on the tongue, however, as Akoraetana (Ah-kor-ray-tana). If we look at the meanings for all three pieces, we see that the name means "beloved secret darkness."

To Generate Last Names and/or House Names:

* Roll 1d10 on Table 4A & follow the directions the table gives you
* Arrange the fragments as you will

General Suggestions:

      Names can be as long or as short as you'd like, but you might want to keep them shorter so they will be easier to remember and pronounce. When you come up with a good amount of name pieces, play with them a little to see how they will best fit together. If you are having trouble making a name sound good, try adding a letter or two (vowels tend to work well) or an apostrophe between the pieces.

      You do not have to start randomly rolling on Table 1 or 4A. You could just pick a style you like, and then follow the directions. Or you could just pick out name fragments you like and put them together in a way that pleases you. One of the nice things about this generator is that it provides meanings for all of the parts, so you can construct a name so that it means something special.

      Keep gender politics in mind when you are making Drow names. Females might be given male name parts if they are in a male-dominated society, or if their mothers are feeling particularly mean in a female-dominated society (the female with a male name is rather like the boy named Sue). In traditional Lolthian society it would be rare for a male to be given feminine name pieces - but males might use feminized names in secret societies, especially if feminine names are the ones with power.

      Have a look at some naming practices of the Drow to further enhance your Drow names.

TABLE 1 - RANDOM PERSONAL NAME GENERATION

1d10 Result
1-3 Roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3
4-5 Roll once on Table 2, and twice on Table 3
6-7 Roll once on Table 2, once on Table 3, add an apostrophe, then roll again on Table 3
8-9 Roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3 for a first name, then roll on Table 1 for a second name
10
Roll once on Table 3, add an apostrophe, then roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3

TABLE 2: PREFIXES

1d100
Prefix (Female/Male)
Meaning
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Akor/Alak
Alaun/Alton
Aly/Kel
Ang/Adin
Ardul/Amal
Aun/Ant
Bae/Bar
Bal/Bel
Belar/Bruh
Briz/Berg
Bur/Bhin
Chal/Chasz
Char/Kron
Chess/Cal
Dhaun
Dil/Dur
Dirz/Div
Dris/Riz
Eclav/Elk
Elvan/Kalan
Elv/Elaug
Erel/Rhyl
Ethe/Erth
Faer/Selds
Felyn/Fil
Filf/Phar
Gauss/Orgoll
G'eld
Ghuan
Gin/Din
Grey/Gul
Hael/Hatch
Hal/Sol
Houn/Rik
Iiv/Dip
Iim
Illiam/Im
In/Sorn
Ilph
Irae/Ilzt
In/Izz
Iym/Ist
Jan/Duag
Jhael/Gel
Jhul/Jar
Jys/Driz
Lael/Llt
Lar/Les
LiNeer/Mourn
Lird/Ryld
Lua/Lyme
Mal/Malag
May/Mas
Micar
Min/Ran
Mol/Go
Myr/Nym
Nath/Mer
Ned/Nad
Nhil/Nal
Neer
Null/Nil
Olor/Omar
Pellan/Relon
Phaer/Vorn
Phyr/Phyx
Qualn/Quil
Quar
Quav/Quev
Qil/Quil
Rauv/Welv
Ril/Ryl
Sbat/Szor
Sab/Tsab
Shi'n/Kren
Shri/Ssz
Shur/Shar
Shynt
Sin/Szin
Ssap/Tath
Susp/Spir
Talab/Tluth
Tal/Tar
Triel/Taz
T'riss/Teb
Ulvir/Uhls
Umrae/Hurz
Vas/Vesz
Vic
Vier/Val
Vlon/Wod
Waer/Wehl
Wuyon/Wruz
Xull/Url
Xun
Yas/Yaz
Zar/Zakn
Zebey/Zek
Zes/Zsz
Zilv/Vuz
Beloved, best, first
Lightning, powerful
Legendary, singing, song
Beast, monstrous, savage
Blessed, divine, godly
Crypt, dead, deadly, death
Fate, fated, luck, lucky
Burned, burning, fire, flame
Arrow, lance, pierced
Graceful, fluid, water, wet
Craft, crafty, sly
Earth, stable
Sick, venom, venomed
Noble, lady/lord
Infested, plague
Cold, ice, still
Dream, dreaming, fantasy
Ash, dawn, east, eastern
Chaos, mad, madness
Elf, elven, far, lost
Drow, mage, power
Eye, moon, spy
Mithril, resolute
Oath, sworn, vow
Pale, thin, weak, white
Dwarf, dwarven, treacherous
Dread, fear, feared, vile
Friend, spider
Accursed, curse, unlucky
Berserk, berserker, orc, wild
Ghost, pale, unliving
Marked, trail, way
Deft, nimble, spider
Magic, ring, staff
Liege, war, warrior
Life, living, spirit, soul
Devoted, heart, love
Enchanted, spell
Emerald, green, lush, tree
Arcane, mystic, wizard
Hidden, mask, masked
Endless, immortal
Shield, warded
Ambitious, clan, kin, family
Charmed, rune, symbol
Hard, steel, unyielding
Iron, west, western
Binding, bound, law, lawful
Legend, legendary, mythical
Brand, branded, owned, slave
Bright, crystal, light
Mystery, secret
Beautiful, beauty, silver
Lost, poison, widow
Lesser, minor, second
Blue, storm, thunder, wind
Lost, skeleton, skull
Doom, doomed, fate
Cunning, genius, mind, thought
Fear, horrible, horror, outraged
Core, root, strong
Sad, tear, weeping
Skin, tattoo, tattooed
North, platinum, wind
Honor, honored
Bless, blessed, blessing
Mighty, ocean, sea
Aged, eternal, time
Charmed, docile, friend
Foe, goblin, slave
Cave, rock, stone
Foretold, omen
Amber, yellow
Abyss, empty, void
Fool, foolish, young
Silk, silent
Dagger, edge, stiletto
Invisible, skilled, unseen
Festival, joy, pleasure
Blue, midnight, nigh
Learned, skilled, wise
Burn, burning, fire
Love, pain, wound, wounded
Bat, winged
Blade, sharp, sword
Gold, golden, treasure
Faith, faithful, true
Blood, body, flesh
Abyss, deep, profound
Black, dark, darkness
Bold, hero, heroic
Deep, hidden, south, southern
Humble, third, trivial
Blooded, crimson, ruby
Demon, fiend, fiendish
Riddle, spinning, thread, web
Dusk, haunted, shadow
Dragon, lithe, rage, wyrm
Ancient, elder, respected
Forgotten, old, unknown

TABLE 3: SUFFIXES

1d100
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Suffix (Female/Male)
a/agh
ace/as
ae/aun
aer/d
afae/afein
afay/aufein
ala/launim
anna/erin
arra/atar
aste
avin/aonar
ayne/al
baste/gloth
breena/antar
bryn/lyn
cice/roos
cyrl/axle
da/daer
dia/drin
diira/diirn
dra/zar
driira/driirn
dril/dorl
e
eari/erd
eyl
ffyn/fein
fryn
iara/ica
ice/eth
idil/imar
iira/inid
inidia
inil/in
intra
isstra/atlab
ithra/irahc
jra/gos
jss
kacha/kah
kiira/raen
lay/dyn
lara/aghar
lin
lochar
mice/myr
mur'ss
na/nar
nilee/olil
niss/nozz
nitra/net
nolu
olin
onia/onim
oyss/omph
qualyn
quarra/net
quiri/oj
ra/or
rae/rar
raema/orvir
raena/olvir
riia/rak
ril
riina/ree
ryna/oyn
ryne/ryn
shalee/ral
ssysn/rysn
stin/trin
stra/tran
tana/ton
thara/tar
thrae/olg
tree/tel
tyrr
ual/dan
ue/dor
uit/dar
une/diin
uque
urra/dax
va/ven
vayas
vyll
vyrae/vyr
wae/hrae
wiira/hriir
wyss/hrys
xae/zaer
xena/zen
xyra/zyr
yl
ylene/yln
ymma/inyon
ynda/yrd
ynrae/yraen
vrae
yrr
zyne/zt
Meaning
Breaker, destruction, end, omega
Savant, scholar, wizard
Dance, dancer, life, player
Blood, blood of, heir
Bane, executioner, slayer
Eyes, eyes of, seeress/seer
Healer, priestess/priest
Advisor, counselor to
Queen/prince, queen of/prince of
Bearer, keeper, slaver
Guardian, guard, shield
Lunatic, maniac, manic, rage
Path, walker
Matriarch/patriarch, ruler
Agent, assassin, killer
Born of, child, young
Ally, companion, friend
Illusionist, trickster
Rogue, stealer
Initiate, sister/brother
Lover, match, mate
Mother/father, teacher
Knight, sword, warrior
Servant, slave, vassal
Giver, god, patron
Archer, arrow, flight, flyer
Minstrel, singer, song
Champion, victor, weapon, weapon of
Baron, duke, lady/lord
Obsession, taker, taken
Alpha, beginning, creator of, maker
Harbinger, herald
Secret, wall, warder
Lady/lord, rider, steed
Envoy, messenger, prophet
Acolyte, apprentice, student
Dragon, serpent, wyrm
Beast, biter, stinger
Scout, stalker
Beauty, hair, style
Apostle, disciple
Flight, flyer, wing, wings
Cynic, death, end, victim
Arm, armor, commander
Messenger, spider
Bone, bones, necromancer, witch
Shadow, spy, witness
Adept, ghost, spirit
Corpse, disease, ravager
Chance, gambler, game
Kicker, returned, risen
Art, artist, expert, treasure
Ascension, love, lover, lust
Rod, staff, token, wand
Binder, judge, law, prison
Ally, caller, kin
Horde, host, legion
Aura, cloak, hide, skin
Fool, game, prey, quarry
Secret, seeker, quest
Crafter, fist, hand
Center, haven, home
Chaos, storm, tempest
Bandit, enemy, raider, outlaw
Enchanter, mage, spellcaster
Follower, hired, mercenary
Blooded, elder, experienced
Abjurer, gaze, watch, watcher
Artifact, dweomer, sorcerer, spell
Clan, house, merchant, of the house
Spider, spinner, weaver
Darkness, lurker, prowler
Glyph, marker, rune
Charmer, leader, seducer
Exile, loner, outcast, pariah
Dagger, poison, poisoner, scorpion
Speed, strider
Arm, artisan, fingers
Breath, voice, word
Diviner, fate, future, oracle
Cavern, digger, mole, tunnel
Nomad, renegade, wanderer
Comrade, honor, honored
Forge, forger, hammer, smith
Punishment, scourge, whip, zealot
Mistress/master, overseer
Heir, inheritor, princess
Seneschal of, steward
Best, creator, starter
Orb, rank, ruler, scepter
Cutter, gem, jewel, jeweler
Sage, teller
Drow, woman/man
Handmaiden/squire, maiden/youth
Drider, feet, foot, runner
Captain, custodian, marshal, ranger
Heretic, rebel, riot, void
Architect, founder, mason
Protector, rival, wielder
Finder, hunter

TABLE 4A: RANDOM HOUSE NAME GENERATION

1d10 Result
1-3 Roll once on Table 4 then once on Table 5
4-5 Roll once on Table 4 then twice on Table 5
6-7 Roll once on Table 4, once on Table 5, add an apostrophe, then roll again on Table 5
8-9 Roll once on Table 5, add an apostrophe, then roll once on Table 4 and once on Table 5
10
Create a personal name, then add a prefix from Table 4

TABLE 4: HOUSE NAME PREFIXES

1d100
1-3
4-6
7-10
11-13
14-16
17-20
21-23
24-26
27-30
31-33
34-36
37-40
41-43
44-46
47-50
51-53
54-56
57-60
61-63
64-66
67-70
71-73
74-76
77-80
81-83
84-86
87-90
91-93
94-96
97-100
Prefix
Alean
Ale
Arab
Arken
Auvry
Baen
Barri
Cladd
Desp
De
Do'
Eils
Everh
Fre
Gode
Helvi
Hla
Hun'
Ken
Kil
Mae
Mel
My
Noqu
Orly
Ouss
Rilyn
Teken'
Tor
Zau
Meaning
The noble line of
Traders in
Daughters of
Mages of
Blood of the
Blessed by
Spawn of
Warriors from
Victors of
Champions of
Walkers in
Lands of
The caverns of
Friends to
Clan of
Those above
Seers of
The sisterhood of
Sworn to
People of
Raiders from
Mothers of
Honored of
Sacred to
Guild of
Heirs to
House of
Delvers in
Mistresses of
Children of

TABLE 5: HOUSE NAME SUFFIXES

1d100
1-3
4-6
7-10
11-13
14-16
17-20
21-23
24-26
27-30
31-33
34-36
37-40
41-43
44-46
47-50
51-53
54-56
57-60
61-63
64-66
67-70
71-73
74-76
77-80
81-83
84-86
87-90
91-93
94-96
97-100
Suffix
afin
ana
ani
ar
arn
ate
ath
duis
ervs
ep
ett
ghym
iryn
lyl
mtor
ndar
neld
rae
rahel
rret
sek
th
tlar
t'tar
tyl
und
urden
val
viir
zynge
Meaning
The web
The night
The widow
Poison
Fire
The way
The dragons
The whip
The depths
The Underdark
Magic
The forgotten ways
History
The blade
The abyss
Black hearts
The arcane
Fell powers
The gods
The void
Adamantite
Challenges
Mysteries
Victory
The pits
The spider's kiss
The darkness
Silken weaver
Dominance
The ruins

 

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