Background: Elendar is the self-given name of a drow that’s dedicated his life to sacrificing his body (and the bodies of others) to appease his goddess in hope that she will bless him with power. Elendar was orphaned and raised in a Seldarine cloister, though he found his lot in life lacking to say the least. He found refuge in the temple library to reading complex and obscure texts and became fascinated with the stories of Lolth and her transformation into a half-drow-half-spider creature. And so Elendar, inspired by the renewed sense of power and purpose Lolth bestowed on herself through her transformation, put his past behind him and renounced his faith to become part of her brood.
Elendar went on to become a self-taught cleric of the dark arts in addition to a small-scale tyrant, sacrificing his own body and the bodies of his enemies to appease Lolth. His Drider form is no doubt also thanks to the experiments he’s carried out on the bodies of his enemies to mutate them to have a more spidery appearance. Over decades, his Drider form has progressed--at first his fingers lengthened, then his limbs, until eventually a large abdomen formed where his legs once were with eight slender legs. Elendar views his new body as the ultimate evolution of not only Drow, but all other humanoid creatures, believing it’s the only way to reach true enlightenment and strength. He seeks to carry on his progeny to raise a brood fit for serving Lolth and attempt to summon her to the domain of mortals.