Heroes of the Realms
Drow Ranger of the North
Appearance: (CG drow male fighter; Ranger)
Drizzt Do’Urden, also called Drizzt Daermon N’a’shezbaernon, was a male drow ranger. He was an atypical drow who had forsaken both the evil ways of his people and their home in the Underdark, to become the legendary hero of the North.
Drizzt Do’Urden was a drow. He stood about 5′4″ (1.63 m) tall and weighed about 130 pounds. His handsome features were sharp and well proportioned and, like other drow, Drizzt’s skin was black and his stark white hair was long, thick, and flowing. His eyes were a lavender hue and seemed to glow fiercely when he was angry or determined. He normally wore a forest-green cloak that was given to him by the Weeping Friars upon his departure to Icewind Dale, high black boots, and a necklace attached to a white unicorn head, the symbol of his goddess, Mielikki, the goddess of rangers. This symbol was crafted for him by his good friend Regis from scrimshaw (the bone of the knucklehead trout found in Icewind Dale).
Thoughtful and sensitive to others, Drizzt held himself to the highest ideals but didn’t expect the same of others. He credited Catti-brie for imparting cultural awareness and tolerance upon him. Ever alert for treachery and danger, he spoke little but was apt to be polite (if terse) in his dealings. 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). Those he met perceived him as having a grim manner. On relatively rare occasions, Drizzt regressed into a bestial and instinctive state of mind that he identified as the “Hunter”. The first time this happened was after Drizzt had fled from Menzoberranzan and was living in the wilds of the Underdark. For those ten years, he came close to being completely overwhelmed by this animalistic personality, but began learning to master it when he came close to harming some svirfneblin children. In the heat of battle, when his friends seemed to be in great danger or when he was alone in the wilderness, Drizzt would occasionally lose control over himself or give in to the urges of the Hunter, such as when he went back to his homeland to prevent harm from coming to his friends. Another example was when, during the war with King Obould Many-Arrows and his horde of orcs, Drizzt had thought Bruenor dead, and wasn’t certain if his other friends were alive.
Drizzt’s favorite weapon was the scimitar, and he carried two, nicknamed Twinkle and Icingdeath. He also carried a unique figurine of wondrous power that summoned his black panther companion Guenhwyvar.