The Hands that Move the World
A more advanced tribe of drow, the Sulatar seem to be masters of elemental binding and may have even been the source of Zilargo’s knowledge. This form of magic dates back to the Age of Giants. In fact, the name Sulatar means “fire binders” in the language of the Giants. And the best warriors within this society use weapons and other items that are enhanced with fire. Sometimes the items are made powerful by elemental binding, but it is also done with other sorts of fire magic. Their weapons and armor often have fire art on them. The most interesting aspect of their weapons and armor is that it is made of a form of mithril that looks a lot like bronze.
The Obsidian City is the only known location of the Sulatar. It is located hundreds of miles south of Stormreach in the jungle. However, since the Sulatar stay in hiding, it is difficult to determine how many of this group of drow exist or even where they mostly reside. There is some modest evidence that most of them live in southern Xen’drik. The reason for the evidence being so modest is that their culture is isolationistic. They will not interact with other societies until their time of conquest comes. The one exception to their isolationism is that they are at war with the children of Vulkoor. The Vulkoori hate the Sulatar for the loyalty they demonstrated to the Giants forty thousand years ago. The Sulatar hate the children of Vulkoor for their disloyalty and savagery.
Sulatar worship the “Promise of Fire,” an abstract concept that revolves around setting the world ablaze and renewing it with flame. Every once in a while, a drow rises among the Sulatar who is believed to be capable of fulfilling the Promise of Fire. Three candidates have arisen in the recent past: Ryltas the Once-Burned, and the twins Jevan and Jhulae Ssambra. All three have perished at the hands of the Eclipse Collective, though the Sulatar focus primarily on their outrage at defeat at the hands of the “Eye of Vulkoor”, Xulgos Adinimys.