D&D 5E Lolth's Warrior, Way of the Drow Book 3 (Drizzt Novel)

I don't think Lolth will get overthrown in her most iconic city, I think it's more likely the Rebel factions go into exiles. I mean what is Lolth and what will Drizzt novels be without it's City of Spiders?

If the Lolthites are desperate enough they will call on reinforcements from other Drow cities, and the Abyss/Demonweb pits.

I am not caught up on the recent books, but remember the Dark Elf trilogy. Menzoberranzan probably wouldn't be the most geamable place if it were made into a just city ruled by Drizzt. At least it would be only as gameable as any other city, not the terrifying place it functions as in the setting, so I think this sort of outcome seems more likely: just more factions of Drow, with many in exile or forming a rival city nearby.
 

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Which is kind of funny given Greenwood is younger than one thinks, at 63, so it wasn't even born until 1959, and thus was a little kid in the '60s.
I'm sure he absorbed a lot of it by other means. I think also the term 60s is usually not used in the strictly literal sense (at least here in the US it isn't). My father, was very much a product of the 60s, always say the 60s were really from something like 67 to 73 (and her sometimes goes up or down a year on either end). Greenwood would have been 10 when the 60s were at the peak? and probably experienced a lot of 60s culture as a teenager in the 70s. I was born in the mid-70s and the 60s were pretty inescapable culturally. All of the conflict, all of the culture, all of the achievements sort of loomed into the Regan era. And a lot of us had parents who were hippies from that time. I am in the states though, I don't know what it was like for Greenwood in Canada at the time.
 

I'm sure he absorbed a lot of it by other means. I think also the term 60s is usually not used in the strictly literal sense (at least here in the US it isn't). My father, was very much a product of the 60s, always say the 60s were really from something like 67 to 73 (and her sometimes goes up or down a year on either end). Greenwood would have been 10 when the 60s were at the peak? and probably experienced a lot of 60s culture as a teenager in the 70s. I was born in the mid-70s and the 60s were pretty inescapable culturally. All of the conflict, all of the culture, all of the achievements sort of loomed into the Regan era. And a lot of us had parents who were hippies from that time. I am in the states though, I don't know what it was like for Greenwood in Canada at the time.
Likely, given there's a lot of "woodsy polyamory" in Greenwood's work, which I think is more of a '70s thing than '60s. Like the maybe ideas developed in the '60s and but they actually took root in the '70s.

It's definitely true that in the US and to some extent the UK that '60s culture kept rolling through the '70s even in some cases into the '80s. If you were 19 in 1969 you were only 39 in 1989 so probably still had a lot of the same ideas. A lot of the most "hippie" schools got set up in the late '70s and early '80s I note, as more aging hippies started raising kids and so on. I went to one of them which was set up in '78 by the headmistress when her daughter was born (I was in the same class as the daughter).
 


DarkCrisis

Reeks of Jedi
Considering what a deity did to him and his people, it's a bit understandable if his attitude to the gods weren't exactly in a positive view.
It comes off more of the end goal of 4th Ed changes.

Orcs are good! But Drizzts god said they weren’t! 5th Ed. Oop NM Orcs are bad… was the god right? Well seems they are good. So my god is insane?

Keeping in mind his goddess basically saved his life and not to mention kept the souls of his friends safe until they could be resurrected.

Yet he still questions her guidance. Which wouldn’t even be a thing if WotC hadn’t messed with the fricken time line in the first place and just stuck with the idea that hey Orcs can be good. All that cause led a crisis of faith in Drizzt that he’s still dealing with by basically ignoring it and just trying to be Zen at the monastery
 

GreyLord

Legend
Like what @Scribe mentioned earlier, Hasbro ties this with the new rules of drow being any alignment and not just evil. Wonder if the books have the orcs join with them and all hold hands.

That sort of happened some while back already. The Orcs attack in the Hunter's Blade's Trilogy but it's more because they are un-understood Klingons rather than traditional Orcs. There is a lot of orcs and people who die. Eventually everyone gets to being at peace and holding hands and respecting each other and getting married...etc.

This was before 4e even, it was in the era of 3e when a lot of people wanted orcs as PC's or something like that.
 

GreyLord

Legend
I am not caught up on the recent books, but remember the Dark Elf trilogy. Menzoberranzan probably wouldn't be the most geamable place if it were made into a just city ruled by Drizzt. At least it would be only as gameable as any other city, not the terrifying place it functions as in the setting, so I think this sort of outcome seems more likely: just more factions of Drow, with many in exile or forming a rival city nearby.

What is even crazier is that Menzoberranzan was just a Drow City in the beginning. It was not the largest nor the greatest of them. It was just one of them that threatened the North.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
An uprising the city won’t forget? Did they already forget about the last one that nearly burned the whole thing to the ground decades ago in War of the Spider Queen? In drow terms, that was just like, yesterday in the timeline of their perception of time lol
 

Zardnaar

Legend
An uprising the city won’t forget? Did they already forget about the last one that nearly burned the whole thing to the ground decades ago in War of the Spider Queen? In drow terms, that was just like, yesterday in the timeline of their perception of time lol

More like a decade or two.

Maybe 2-4 decades since a lot of Drow don't die of old age.

WotSQ equivalent of Drow Nu Metal.

Anyway the premise of the story isn't bad by itself I'm sure RAS will botch the execution of it.

1989 Renegade Drizzt is on the surface.

1991 Drizzt flees to the surface, other Drow Gods exist. Drow of the Underdark.

1992 we knew Vharaun was undermining Lolth. Menzo boxed set.

1996 Hinting at males be less than happy en masse. Daughter of the Drow

Early 2000 WotSQ.

They've essentially spent decades building up to this so either way (Lolths rule in Menzo ends or doesnt or even city destroyed) it makes some amount of sense.
 
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