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Arach-Tinilith is a cathedral in the [[drow]] city of [[Menzoberranzan]] designed specifically for the training of [[Priestesses of Lolth]]. It makes up the largest and most powerful branch of the [[Academy]], followed by [[Sorcere]] and lastly by [[Melee-Magthere]].
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'''Arach-Tinilith''' is a cathedral in the [[drow]] city of [[Menzoberranzan]] designed specifically for the training of [[Priestess of Lolth|Priestesses of Lolth]]. It makes up the largest and most powerful branch of the [[Academy]], followed by [[Sorcere]] and lastly by [[Melee-Magthere]].
 
Arach-Tinilith is the second largest cathedral in the city, only bested by [[House Baenre's]] own chapel.
 
   
 
Arach-Tinilith is the second largest cathedral in the city, only bested by [[House Baenre]]'s own chapel.
   
 
== Priestesses of Lolth ==
 
== Priestesses of Lolth ==
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All female, the Priestesses of Lolth go to Arach-Tinilith after being trained by her house in the basics of worship of the [[Lolth|Spider Queen]]. This usually happens around the age of 16, and they are to spend 50 years studying under the tutelage of the masters there.
   
All female, the [[Priestesses of Lolth]] go to Arach-Tinilith after being trained by her house in the basics of worship of the [[Spider Queen]]. This usually happens around the age of 16, and they are to spend 50 years studying under the tutelage of the masters there.
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Priestesses help fulfill the duty of Arach-Tinilith and the Academy by enacting healing spells, serving as part of the guard of Menzoberranzan, and praying to Lolth to keep the city holy.
 
Priestesses help fulfill the duty of Arach-Tinilith and the [[Academy]] by enacting healing spells, serving as part of the guard of [[Menzoberranzan]], and praying to [[Lolth]] to keep the city holy.
 
 
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
As with Menzoberranzan and the Academy, little is known about Arach-Tinilith's origins except that it is ancient, probably starting soon after Menzoberranzan was formed.
   
 
What is known, or at least speculated, is that Arach-Tinilith was formed with the rest of the Academy as a sort of general civil-service for Menzoberranzan. Since the individual houses rarely do anything that does not in some way benefit them, it is commonly thought that a group of long-dead [[matron mother]]s banded together to form the Academy as a city guard, city executioner, and training center for all future soldiers, [[wizard]]s, and [[cleric]]s.
As with [[Menzoberranzan]] and the [[Academy]], little is known about Arach-Tinilith's origins except that it is ancient, probably starting soon after [[Menzoberranzan]] was formed.
 
 
What is known, or at least speculated, is that Arach-Tinilith was formed with the rest of the [[Academy]] as a sort of general civil-service for [[Menzoberranzan]]. Since the individual houses rarely do anything that does not in some way benefit them, it is commonly thought that a group of long-dead [[matron mothers]] banded together to form the [[Academy]] as a [[city guard]], city executioner, and training center for all future [[soldiers]], [[wizards]], and [[clerics]].
 
 
 
== '''See Also''' ==
 
   
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Academy]]
 
*[[Academy]]
 
*[[Melee-Magthere]]
 
*[[Melee-Magthere]]
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*[[Sorcere]]
 
*[[Sorcere]]
   
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== References ==
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*[[R.A. Salvatore]] (September, 1990). [[Homeland]]. [[Wizards of the Coast]]. ISBN 0-8803-8905-2.
   
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== '''Resources''' ==
 
 
*''Homeland'', by R.A. Savatore
 
*This Site
 

Revision as of 20:24, 9 March 2007

Arach-Tinilith is a cathedral in the drow city of Menzoberranzan designed specifically for the training of Priestesses of Lolth. It makes up the largest and most powerful branch of the Academy, followed by Sorcere and lastly by Melee-Magthere.

Arach-Tinilith is the second largest cathedral in the city, only bested by House Baenre's own chapel.

Priestesses of Lolth

All female, the Priestesses of Lolth go to Arach-Tinilith after being trained by her house in the basics of worship of the Spider Queen. This usually happens around the age of 16, and they are to spend 50 years studying under the tutelage of the masters there.

Priestesses help fulfill the duty of Arach-Tinilith and the Academy by enacting healing spells, serving as part of the guard of Menzoberranzan, and praying to Lolth to keep the city holy.

History

As with Menzoberranzan and the Academy, little is known about Arach-Tinilith's origins except that it is ancient, probably starting soon after Menzoberranzan was formed.

What is known, or at least speculated, is that Arach-Tinilith was formed with the rest of the Academy as a sort of general civil-service for Menzoberranzan. Since the individual houses rarely do anything that does not in some way benefit them, it is commonly thought that a group of long-dead matron mothers banded together to form the Academy as a city guard, city executioner, and training center for all future soldiers, wizards, and clerics.

See Also

References

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