Cartographies and Colonies
There is not as much difference between the drow of Elfhame and the drow of Mboshu as there is between the other races. Simply because there have been far, far fewer generations of drow since the divide.
There is far greater variety in Underdark drow. Mboshu drow have experienced two bottlenecks in their population: First when Clan Ardeleigh was banished. And again when nearly all of the adult drow who were exiled were killed.
- Underdark drow exhibit a greater variety of skin color, ranging from deep, deep purple to charcoal to pure black. They also have a greater variety of eye colors although red is common.
- Pure-bred Mboshu drow have jet black skin and tend towards purple eyes, although red is not uncommon.
- Mboshu drow have lives that involve physical labor and they live in a world that does not shield them from physical hardships. Consequently they are much more solidly built than the drow from the Underdark.
- Mboshu drow interbreed with other races more commonly. Any variation in the drow there is a result of this. It is also a contributing factor for their stockiness.