The Collected Stories: The Legend of Drizzt Anthology is a collection of short stories written by R.A. Salvatore and set in the Forgotten Realms D&D setting. The book also contains short preludes to each story detailing the experience of writing the stories, the events that led up to the stories being written, how R.A. Salvatore feels about the short stories, etc. All short stories were originally published in other anthologies or Dragon Magazine, with the exception of "To Legend He Goes."
This book contains the following stories:
- The First Notch (Originally published in Dragon Magazine #152. TSR, December 1989.)
- Dark Mirror (Originally published in Realms of Valor. TSR, 1993.)
- The Third Level (Originally published in Realms of Infamy. TSR, 1994.)
- Guenhwyvar (Originally published in Realms of Magic. TSR, 1995.)
- That Curious Sword (Originally published in Realms of Shadow. Wizards of the Coast, 2002.)
- Wickless in the Nether (Originally published in Realms of the Dragons. Wizards of the Coast, 2004.)
- The Dowery (Originally published in The Highwayman. CDS Books, 2004.)
- Comrades at Odds (Originally published in Realms of the Elves. Wizards of the Coast, 2006.)
- If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair (Originally published in Dragons: Worlds Afire. Wizards of the Coast, 2006.)
- Bones and Stones (Originally published in Realms of War. Wizards of the Coast, 2008.)
- Iruladoon (Originally published in Realms of the Dead. Wizards of the Coast, 2010.)
- To Legend He Goes
The First NotchEdit
The Third LevelEdit
That Curious SwordEdit
Wickless in the NetherEdit
Waiting in Waterdeep to ask to join the crew of Captain Deudermont's Sea Sprite, Drizzt Do'Urden and Catti-brie undertake some pirate hunting of their own. Drizzt, under the alias "Masoj," approaches the suspected pirate Thurgood of Baldur's Gate, seeking a job on his ship. Thurgood tells him to report back in two days, at which time Drizzt is led blindfolded to a warehouse. When Thurgood asks if he has killed anyone in the past and Drizzt answers in the affirmative, Thurgood and his men attack. Catti-brie comes to his aid from outside and it seems the two are winning the battle when they are interrupted by the arrival of Captain Deudermont himself, who recognizes them and reveals the ruse: Thurgood was in fact the wizard Robillard and part of a front to trap pirates. Drizzt expresses his and Catti-brie's intentions to join the ship, but some of the crew are less than pleased with the idea of sailing with a drow. Deudermont take the opportunity to test his crew's moral strength; in the end, he dismisses two of the crew who had been belligerent about having Drizzt aboard; Drizzt and Catti-brie are then welcome to become full members of the crew.
Comrades at OddsEdit
Tos'un Armgo gets to know his new sword, Khazid'hea, and despite its demands for the death of the elves of the Moonwood, he is able to push them aside. Meanwhile, Drizzt Do'Urden comes to peace with his long-ago actions concerning Ellifain when Innovindil briefly serves as a revenant for her spirit.
If Ever They Happened Upon My LairEdit
Bones and StonesEdit
To Legend He GoesEdit
(After 1439 DR)
Wulfgar is now an old and frail man—more than 100 years old—in the Tribe of the Elk in Icewind Dale, and his time is ending. He has a number of children set to hold positions of power among the various tribes, and he has changed some of the ways of his tribe, including raising the status of women and allowing them on hunts. When the tribe leaves for a different campsite, Wulfgar elects to stay behind with a small group of hunters, despite the objections of his son Bruenorson, the chieftain of the tribe.
A tenday later, Wulfgar has become very ill. Laying in his tent, he hears a the sounds of tundra yeti attacking and rushes to the aid of his group. In the process, he is mortally wounded. His body is left on the tundra, but he is shocked to find that his soul moves on not to the Halls of Tempus but to Iruladoon, where Catti-brie and Regis reside.