Talk:Drow (starting race)
How do they work? Reading quest.txt and dnethack artifact list suggests that you can turn traitor, and may have (up to 4?) different quest artifacts. Catullus (talk) 22:39, 27 February 2016 (UTC) (aka Cicero)
Some Race/Role combinations receive special quests. Some of these substitute quests are shared between multiple roles: The Drow general quests and the Elf quest.
The quest nemesis in the Drow general quests (Drow Priest, Ranger, Rogue, and Wizard, male and female variants) will give you the option to turn traitor after introducing themselves. If you accidentally decline, they will repeat the offer if #chatted to. If you do turn traitor, the nemesis becomes your quest leader and the original leader becomes the new nemesis.
In cases where there are two quest artifacts, your quest leader will give you the option to trade in the default artifact for an alternate when you (t)hrow them the quest artifact. For example, the original Drow quest leader will allow you to trade the Silver Starlight for the Wrathful Spider. These trades are non-refundable.