[quote]Drizzt is a dark elf, a Drow, raised in the caverns of the Underdark far beneath the surface of the Forgotten Realms. Raised in the anarchic city of Menzoberranzan, his family is but one of many houses of dark elves whose armies constantly seek to supplant one another in a chaotic race for dominance. Like a deadly game of chess, these houses continuously position their resources to strike at each other and eliminate key opposition. Key to their endeavors is the favor of their god the Spider Queen. With the Spider Queen's unseen and unspoken blessing, a house is said to have the edge in a battle with another force.
Raised by his mother and sisters, Drizzt is expected to be like every other Drow and seek to lift his family, and house, ever higher. Something within Drizzt is not quite the same as most of his brethren. He does not believe in the glory of killing innocents or the goals of his family. Most of all he is curious what lies beyond this 'ordinary' life of chaos and violence. While his family attempts to train him to be a killing machine, Drizzt's ambitions and dreams drift elsewhere. [/quote]