The Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Tales #5 is the fifth and final issue in a collection of five comic issues centering on Thibbledorf Pwent, Drizzt Do'Urden, and Dahlia Sin'felle during the events of the Neverwinter Saga. The story was written by R.A. Salvatore and his son Geno Salvatore. The majority of the art and colors were done by Agustin Padilla and Leonard O'Grady, but Tim Seeley and Gonzalo Flores also contributed to special covers.
|“||The MOST POPULAR CHARACTER from the MOST POPULAR FANTASY WORLD of all time comes to life in his FIRST ORIGINAL comic book tale! Drizzt leads this massive thriller into R.A. Salvatore's next blockbuster novel! Drizzt and his companion Dahlia hunt for something that seems part vampire and part elite dwarven warrior and must find out how the evil lich Valindra Shadowmantle and her minion Korbin Dor'crae factor into the mystery.||”|
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The group—Pwent, Dahlia, Drizzt, and Guenhwyvar—hunt Dor'crae far into the night. As the sun begins to rise, they return in failure to a cave. Pwent resolves to sit and wait for the sun to kill him. Drizzt and Dahlia leave him, trusting him to follow through. However, after they leave and the sun begins to burn his flesh, Pwent gives up and retreats inside.
Flashback to "some time ago": Dor'crae's vampire form is gone, replace with a ghostly form. Valindra compels him to follow her command. He flies out to find Pwent.
Back to the present, Dor'crae finds Pwent and attacks him. Pwent holds his own until he loses consciousness. When he awakes, Dor'crae is gone, either dead or flown. Pwent knows he can't stay on the surface where there will always be temptation to attack people. He remembers something that Drizzt had said—that the tunnels were made by a volcano and many of them lead as deep as the Underdark. He resolves to hunt in the Underdark where he can drink from goblins and other "things that deserve to be killed." The last image is of Pwent walking down a tunnel to the Underdark.
- Main characters
- Dahlia Sin'felle • Drizzt Do'Urden • Thibbledorf Pwent
- Supporting characters
- Andahar • Dor'crae • Guenhwyvar • Valindra Shadowmantle
- Referenced only
- Athrogate • Beealtimatuche • Bruenor Battlehammer
- Mithral Hall
- astral panther • deer • drow • dwarf • elf • ghost • goblin • human • lich • owlbear • pit fiend • tiefling • unicorn • vampire
- Ashmadai • Gutbuster Brigade
- Icingdeath • Kozah's Needle • Twinkle