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introducing Drizzt Do'Urden

Drizzt is the main character in a collection of 21 books by author R.A. Salvatore. Drizzt is an drow, a dark elf from Menzoberranzan. Born the night House Do’Urden destroyed House DeVir, the death of Nalfien Do’Urden saved Drizzt from being sacrificed to Lolth. After refusing to kill a Moon elf, Drizzt caused House Do’Urden to lose Lolth’s favor, resulting in Zaknafien being sacrificed. Drizzt escaped Menzoberranzen and became a wanderer for many years.

A perfectionist who yearned to be accepted into places and groups and to make friends widely, Drizzt was haunted by the danger he brought to those he befriended, thanks to the scrutiny of the clerics of Lolth and his other foes (notably the demon Errtu and the human assassin Artemis Entreri).

Drizzt is the famous violet-eyed drow ranger of Icewind Dale and Mithral Hall. Son of Malice, he was raised in Menzoberranzan and taught swordplay by his father Zaknafein. He rejected the cruel teachings of Lolth and the wicked drow of his home city and made his way to the surface world through the Underdark, befriending many along the way. His favored weapon is the scimitar, and he wields two magic blades at once in combat: Twinkle, a scimitar at home in starlight, and Icingdeath, a magically cold blade named for a white dragon he and his friend Wulfgar slew. His closest companion is Guenhwyvar, an extradimensional black panther he can summon to his side with a magic onyx figurine.

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Bruenor Battlehammer was the eighth and tenth king of Mithral Hall from 1356 DR – 1362 DR and 1370 DR – 1409 DR. He was the dwarven adoptive father of Catti-brie and Wulfgar, friend to Drizzt Do’Urden and Regis, crafter of Aegis-fang, and a member of the Companions of the Hall.45
Obould, also known as King Obould Many-Arrows, was an exarch of Gruumsh and the mortal orc king of the Broken Arrow tribe.
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Dahlia Sin’felle, originally known as Dahlia Syn’dalay, was a promising young elf in the service of Szass Tam, until she released a primordial hidden in the lost dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym.
Dahlia is a beautiful, tall, blue eyed elf with a head shaved clean but for a single braid of raven black and cardinal red locks, woven to run down the right side of her shapely head. She wears a set of diamonds in her left ear (one for each of the lovers she had killed) and a set of sparkling studs in her right (for lovers she had yet to kill). Like most Thayans of the day, she tattooed her head with blue and purple dye.
Dahlia carried a potent weapon known as Kozah’s Needle which could switch forms between an eight-foot staff, a flail, a tri-staff and a walking stick. Dahlia also carried the Cloak of the Crow, an enchanted cloak that turned the wearer into a giant crow, which she took after defeating Borlann, High Captain of Luskan. However, the cloak was later taken by Sylora Salm and recovered again by Dahlia after her and her companions Drizzt Do’Urden and Barrabus the Gray defeated Sylora Salm.51
Artemis Entreri is a ruthless assassin and the arch-nemesis of Drizzt Do’Urden. Portrayed as a cunning and tactical assassin, Entreri lives an empty life, devoid of any kind of pleasure, existing only to kill. Credited with being one of the best assassins in Faerûn, he is a highly composed and calculating man, with fighting skills rivaling those of his nemesis.
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Jarlaxle (born Jarlaxle Baenre) was a drow mercenary and leader of the Bregan D’aerthe mercenary company. He is (sometimes) an ally of House Baenre, although his band’s services were often available to the highest bidder or to whoever suits him. He was one of a small number of male drow who actually had significant power in a Lolth-worshiping city.59
Herzgo Alegni was a Shadovar tiefling warlord of the Netherese.
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Guenhwyvar is an astral panther, not native to the Material Plane. She is Drizzt Do’urden’s most trusted companion and protector. Guenhwyvar can be called for short periods of time via her figurine.
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House Baenre
The most powerful noble house in the city, House Baenre dominates its trade, politics, military (its forces are reputed to be able to match any other 5 nobles houses combined), and even the schools (with the heads of both Sorcere and Arach Tinilith members of the house).
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Errtu the Balor
Errtu is a balor, a true tanar’ri (chaotic evil demon).Second to the assassin Artemis Entreri and Obould Many-Arrows, Errtu is the greatest nemesis, most powerful and dangerous foe of the drow renegade, Drizzt Do’Urden, though Errtu has described himself as ‘he who hates Drizzt most’.
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