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Vierna Do'Urden
Basic Information
Aliases Noamuth Lil ("The Wanderer")[1]
Home West Wall, Menzoberranzan, Northdark[2]
Gender Female
Race Drow
Patron deity Lolth[3]
Dates
Born 1213 DR
Died 1357 DR (aged 144) (killed by Drizzt Do'Urden)[4]
Rules Information

2nd Edition Statistics[3]
Class
Cleric 11

Vierna Do'Urden was a drow priestess of Lolth of House Do'Urden in Menzoberranzan.[5] She raised her younger brother, Drizzt Do'Urden, in his early years.[6]

PersonalityEdit

Because of the drow acceptance of harsh practices, Vierna used violence as part of her motivation in teaching her brother Drizzt his part as a male in drow society. However, she also used violence very sparingly and only when Drizzt did something wrong, whereas her sisters used violence for their own enjoyment. She tried to instill in him the mindset of unquestioning respect and obedience to and reverence of their Matron Mother.[7]

Vierna showed sadness when her father, Zaknafein, was sacrificed to Lolth, and showed genuine interest when Drizzt's whereabouts in the Underdark were reported. It was speculated that she embraced Lloth's teachings because she had nothing else, and perhaps if she had gone with Drizzt earlier in life, she might have turned out differently.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

House Do'Urden=Edit

Born in 1213 DR, Vierna was the second daughter of Matron Malice, sired by Zaknafein Do'Urden and the full-blooded sister of Drizzt.[8]

After 1297 DR, she reluctantly took the task given to her by her mother to educate and tend the young Drizzt during his early years in House Do'Urden.[9] After Drizzt entered the Academy, Vierna became a high priestess and began teaching as an instructor at Arach-Tinilith.[10] She spent only a few years there, as she was called back to strengthen her house.[7]

Vierna survived the destruction of House Do'Urden in 1339 DR.[11]

Bregan D'aertheEdit

Prior to 1357 DR, Vierna joined forces with Jarlaxle and her half-brother Dinin of Bregan D'aerthe in order to follow her obsessive desire to kill Drizzt.[12] She lived with Bregan D'aerthe during that time as its sole female member, known as Noamuth Lil ("The Wanderder").[1][3]

In her search for Drizzt in 1357 DR, Vierna turned her brother Dinin into a drider because he doubted her.[13] Soon after, Vierna was killed by Drizzt when his scimitar plunged into her chest. In the moments before she died, she forsook Lolth.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). (TSR, Inc), p. 63. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  2. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The House Do'Urden Retrospective). (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 302. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  5. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  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 R.A. Salvatore (December 2005). Homeland. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3953-2.
  8. Warning: edition not specified for Exile
  9. Warning: edition not specified for Homeland
  10. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  11. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 40. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  12. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.
  13. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Legacy (reissued). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 75. ISBN 0-7869-3984-2.

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