After a long journey, Elkintra orders some hot water and asks his comrades to help scrub his back.
If anything, a drow likes to be clean. And there is nothing more satisfying for wiping the stench of the world from one’s person than the luxurious form of one of the world’s most common substances – hot water.
Bath time for a drow in Olath Jess usually involves slaves, sometimes servants, and frequently, sex. However, the main purpose of the bathtime is never forgotten, for a drow likes to be clean.
Hot water clears the grime in ways that cold water can only dream of. Cold water dreams of being drunk by the parched throat of the thirsty warrior. Hot water dreams of being smeared over the sweaty body of a bather that revels in its cleansing power. For a drow likes to be clean.
Hot water can also be a metaphor for trouble in the world of politics and strategy. A substance that clears out dark secrets and creates cauldrons of difficulty for those cave shrimps that fall into the soup. It is not a substance that a drow likes to drown in. No, indeed! A drow likes to be clean!