There are five available heritages for PtP3 drow player characters.
Tei'kaliath - the survivors of Shifaye'sindil's fall and the following Exodus. Taller than the Chelians, with a very light skintone. Practicioners of Tir'ay.
Drowolath - basic Chelian commoners.
Drowussu - light-skinned Chelian commoners with taller males than females (ie opposite of what's normal).
Halfbreed - rare Chelian commoners, drowolath x drowussu cross.
Mimian - Nal'sarkoth drowolath commoners, with a much darker skintone than regular drowolath.
Any non-Tei'kaliath joining the colony will be giving up any ranks they might have held, as well as their worldly possessions. Any connections a non-Tei'kaliath character may have had are void as soon as they join the colony, for better or for worse it is a new start for everyone.
Val characters are not allowed.
Tainted characters are not allowed.
Any characters not of the five listed heritages are not allowed. (ie, no driders, naga, etc)
New! Feral character heritages:
Chelian feline - Chelian-born, imported ferals, either drawn to the colony along with their owners, or moving there themselves. Very varied backgrounds, some may have been bred and trained as servants, others may have had a more free background.
Forest-dweller feline - Living in the forest, moving from place to place as the seasons passed. Some ferals have for their own reason chosen to join Ama'varde rather than continuing their forest life.
Amavardian feline - Either born in Ama'varde or having moved there within the last 6 years, these ferals view Ama'varde as their home.