History Literature / LegacyOfTheDrowSeries

27th Mar '16 12:08:41 AM Teakay
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The adopted daughter of Matron Faen Tlabbar, despite being a devout priestess of Lolth, is mentioned to be "loyal, even loving."
19th Mar '16 9:08:17 PM JM1982
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* BigDamnVillains: In ''Siege Of Darkness'', Matron Baenre and her entourage are hunting the Companions. Errtu, realizing that Matron Baenre could easily kill Drizzt before he can force Drizzt to end his banishment, intervenes when Baenre summons a glabrezu to bolster her forces. Errtu gives the glabrezu an AntiMagic gem with instructions to reveal it if it seems the Companions are doomed. Matron Baenre and her forces have nearly overwhelmed the Companions when the glabrezu uses the gem. The drow priestesses lose their magic spells, but the Companions' magical weapons are still sharp even without their magic. Matron Baenre is helpless to stop Bruenor nearly cutting her in two with his axe.
13th Mar '16 5:44:17 PM StarSword
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Back in ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'', after fighting his way out of Menzonberranzan Drizzt swore he'd never kill another humanoid, drow included. In this series he realizes this was a bad idea and makes a new oath to never kill except in defense of himself or others.
13th Mar '16 5:40:04 PM StarSword
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->''"No race in all the Realms better understands the word vengeance than the drow. Vengeance is their dessert at their daily table, the sweetness they taste upon their smirking lips as though it was the ultimate delicious pleasure. And so hungering did the drow come for me."''
-->-- '''Drizzt Do'Urden''', ''Starless Night''



The first book picks up right where ''The Icewind Dale Trilogy'' ended, with Regis showing up for the wedding of Wulfgar and Catti-Brie. But some bad shit's about to go down, since Drizzt has some enemies who haven't forgotten about him and are willing to pursue him all the way to Mithral Hall: his sister Vierna, his old nemesis Artemis Entreri, and the mercenary Jarlaxle (who has been hired by Vierna, along with his band of [[{{Mook}} Mooks]]). His friends are there to defend him and save him from capture and a FateWorseThanDeath, but when it's finally over the heroes have paid a terrible price.

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The first book picks up right where ''The Icewind Dale Trilogy'' ended, with Regis showing up for the wedding of Wulfgar and Catti-Brie. But some bad shit's about to go down, since Drizzt has some enemies who haven't forgotten about him and are willing to pursue him all the way to Mithral Hall: his sister Vierna, his old nemesis Artemis Entreri, and the mercenary Jarlaxle (who has been hired by Vierna, along with his band of [[{{Mook}} Mooks]]).mercenaries). His friends are there to defend him and save him from capture and a FateWorseThanDeath, but when it's finally over the heroes have paid a terrible price.



In the third book, The Time Of Troubles has arrived, and magic has ceased to work properly. This causes all sorts of chaos in Menzoberranzan, delaying the planned invasion of Mithral Hall...but eventually things return to normal, at which point the dwarves of Mithral Hall and their allies must turn back the numerically superior drow armies.

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In the third book, The Time Of of Troubles has arrived, and magic has ceased to work properly. This causes all sorts of chaos in Menzoberranzan, delaying the planned invasion of Mithral Hall...but eventually things return to normal, at which point the dwarves of Mithral Hall and their allies must turn back the numerically superior drow armies.



* DoubleEntendre: "Wield me!", "Take me!"

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* DoubleEntendre: "Wield me!", "Take me!"me!" [[spoiler:Catti-brie to Drizzt, after being possessed by her intelligent sword Khazid'ea, which prefers Drizzt as a wielder but is shaped wrong for his fighting style.]]



* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Drizzt attempts to outrun a drow raiding party sent to recapture him, tries to avoid a confrontation with Artemis Entreri, who is pursuing him in the tunnels, and attempts to join up with his friends while physically dragging the injured Regis along with him.
** In the fourth book, Drizzt and Captain Deudermont have a few scenes like this. Once when leaving Mintarn [[spoiler: when battling the pirates who have it out for the Sea Sprite]], Deudermont contemplates this very fact [[spoiler: as Drizzt's boat happened to get shot to hell by catapults. He contemplates the amount of time it would take, but he will *not* leave Drizzt behind, no matter the cost]] and another time while Deudermont is meeting with a representative of the Mintarn's leader. Drizzt and Cattie-brie are there to ensure nothing happens to their friend. [[spoiler: Turns out it's a good thing they are there.]]

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: NoOneGetsLeftBehind:
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Drizzt attempts to outrun a drow raiding party sent to recapture him, tries to avoid a confrontation with Artemis Entreri, who is pursuing him in the tunnels, and attempts to join up with his friends while physically dragging the injured Regis along with him.
** In the fourth book, Drizzt and Captain Deudermont have a few scenes like this. Once when leaving Mintarn [[spoiler: when battling the pirates who have it out for the Sea Sprite]], ''Sea Sprite'']], Deudermont contemplates this very fact [[spoiler: as Drizzt's boat happened to get shot to hell by catapults. He contemplates the amount of time it would take, but he will *not* leave Drizzt behind, no matter the cost]] and another time while Deudermont is meeting with a representative of the Mintarn's leader. Drizzt and Cattie-brie are there to ensure nothing happens to their friend. [[spoiler: Turns out it's a good thing they are there.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy'', Catti-Brie was mainly a love interest for Wulfgar and a DistressedDamsel. In ''Legacy Of The Drow'' she's now an ActionGirl.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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In ''Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy'', Catti-Brie was mainly a love interest for Wulfgar and a DistressedDamsel. In ''Legacy Of The Drow'' she's now an ActionGirl.
21st Sep '15 8:21:24 PM JM1982
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* WorfHadTheFlu: When Errtu first confronts Drizzt in the previous trilogy, he thought he would simply be able to tear Drizzt apart. Drizzt manages to get in a lucky hit with Icingdeath, which ends up destroying Errtu. When they meet again in ''Passage To Dawn'', Errtu makes full use of his magic and very nearly gets a TotalPartyKill on the Companions.
9th Mar '15 9:22:36 PM DamascaRamza
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* {{Jerkass}}: Berkthgar. He's an arrogant misogynistic barbarian who due to his own issues regarding Wulfgar's legacy, acts like he's entitled to Aegis-Fang and is just overall a massive egotistical jackass to everyone.
1st Jan '15 11:17:31 PM Omeganian
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** It has been made pretty clear in both the book and other material that the Drow are almost incapable of viewing surface races as equals. They certainly imagined that their superior training and advantage in the night would overwhelm the surfacer armies without any difficulty long before dawn became an issue.

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** It has been made pretty clear in both the book and other material that the Drow are almost incapable of viewing surface races as equals. They certainly imagined that their superior training and advantage in the night would overwhelm the surfacer armies without any difficulty long before dawn became an issue. Also, the previous book mentions an abnormally high amount of lights in the drow city, so, apparently, they did try to build up ''some'' resistance.
13th Jul '14 1:56:18 AM duckofdeath
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** It's also a near-universal truism of military tactics that it is always better to outflank any fortified position rather than attack head-on.
2nd May '14 6:01:24 AM Earriorwatcher
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** Errtu as well. In his last appearance, he is killed fairly easily by Drizzt and Guenhwyvar. Now, it takes not only Drizzt and Guenhwyvar, but Bruenor, [[spoiler: Kierstad, and Wulfgar]], and even then it's a drawn-out battle.
31st Mar '14 8:25:41 AM StarSword
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* FantasyGunControl: While battling piracy on the Sword Coast with Deudermont they encounter a ship armed with a smokepowder cannon whose projectiles prove too much for the ship's usual projectile defense (a ''wind wall'' spell). Catti-Brie takes it out with a precision arrow shot to the magazine, which blows the enemy ship sky-high.
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