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Dinin Do'Urden was a drow fighter of House Do'Urden of Menzoberranzan. He later became a drider.[6]

HistoryEdit

House Do'UrdenEdit

In 1297 DR, secondboy Dinin accompanied the soldiers of House Do'Urden in a successful attack on House DeVir. During the battle, Dinin took advantage of an opportune moment to distract his older brother, Nalfein Do'Urden, and put a sword in his back. Dinin then ascended to become elderboy of House Do'Urden. That action fortuitously saved the life of newborn Drizzt Do'Urden, who was to be sacrificed to Lolth as the third living son; Nalfein's death was deemed an acceptable sacrifice instead.[7]

Twenty years later, Dinin became a master at Melee-Magthere, the drow academy for fighters. He watched over his younger brother, Drizzt Do'Urden, and was a member of the same training patrol, along with Masoj Hun'ett and Berg'inyon Baenre.[7] In one of their excursions into the Underdark, Dinin cut off both hands of the svirfneblin Belwar Dissengulp, sparing his life only after Drizzt convinced him that the gnome could return home as an example to those that cross the path of the drow.[8]

Dinin was recalled to House Do'Urden when Drizzt graduated in order to add strength to the house's upcoming war with House Hun'ett.[7]

The legacy dinin

Dinin as a Drider

Bregan D'aertheEdit

In 1339 DR, when House Do'Urden was destroyed by House Baenre he was spared by Jarlaxle under the conditions that he join the mercenary band Bregan D'aerthe. He became a trusted ally of Jarlaxle[9] until he was turned into a drider by his sister Vierna Do'Urden for openly mistrusting his older sister's motives.[10][11] In Vierna's personal attack on Drizzt Do'Urden in 1357 DR, the transformed Dinin was killed in a vicious battle with King Bruenor Battlehammer.[4]

PossessionsEdit

Dinin often fought with a sword and dirk.[12] After Zaknafein Do'Urden's death in 1328 DR, Dinin carried his swords and wore his armor. Dinin's favored weapon was his hand crossbow.[5]

SkillsEdit

Dinin was a skilled rider of riding lizards.[13]

RelationshipsEdit

Dinin was the son of Matron Mother Malice Do'Urden and house patron Rizzen Do'Urden.[14] He was the brother of Drizzt Do'Urden, as well as Nalfein, Briza, Vierna, and Maya.[15]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 29. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  2. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  3. R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 9. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 242. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The House Do'Urden Retrospective). (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  6. Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 R.A. Salvatore (December 2005). Homeland. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3953-2.
  8. Eric L. Boyd (1999). Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-7869-1509-9.
  9. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 3. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  10. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 75. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  11. Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.
  12. R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 161. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  13. R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  14. R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  15. Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 60–62. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.

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