“There’s not a lot to say about my childhood. My father was probably a male slave of some Drow House or other. My mother could have been anybody – a Matron Mother, or a wealthy merchant, or a shadowy underworld figure, or just any old female Drow who happened to demand sex from my father. I’ve never known either of my parents – by no means uncommon amongst male Drow. Mostly, when I think of my origins and my people, I focus on the most important detail: that if you look far enough back along my family line, I’m related by blood to a hideous dark spider-goddess who raped my Elven ancestors over and over as their shrieks of horror and pleas for mercy echoed through the endless, lightless caverns of the Underdark. Cheery, eh?
“The most important thing to know about my childhood is that it ended earlier than it does for most Elves – when I left the Underdark at 25. What came before certainly had a lot of influence over who I am and what motivates me even to this day – but, frankly, you don’t get to know about it. It all ranges from unpleasant to boring to painful, and I’ve got plenty of stories from the one-and-a-quarter centuries I’ve lived in the surface world which are far more entertaining and reveal just as much about my personality.”