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Deep in the the Claw Rift the mysterious masked Drow assassin tossed the head of Quenthel Baenre at Drizzt, Jarlaxle’s, and Catti-brie’s feet.

“Well that made our job easier”

Jarlaxle joked

“Who are you?

Drizzt’s asked in incredulous astonishment

The mystery Drow instead of answering with words took off his mask and hood; shook his long mane of white hair out of his face and looked up. Jarlaxle, who is normally hard to surprise and catch off guard, suddenly reeled back widen his eyes, and gasped.

“BY THE GODS it cannot be!”

Catti-Brie caught her husband as his knees grew weak.

Drizzt stuttered


The newly revealed assassin of the Matron Mother just smiled warmly and quipped boastfully
“Who else could get the job of killing a Drow Priestess done”

All three jaws dropped.

Catti-Brie looked up at her very much alive father in law

“Which God?”

She asked
The Masked Drow
What should happen

I wrote this little fan fic of the Drizzt storyline form R. A. Salvatore, to help curve my anticipation for the latest release "Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf" of the 20 plus years of this on going series.  If you aren't caught up with the story line I recommend doing so. Crap just got real! 

Anyway, I am a huge Zaknafein fan and wish he'd come back (though I doubt very much that it will happen). Anyway enjoy!
In a dark secede part of Menzoberranzan the newly a inducted young Master of Mele Megether sat at his comrade Jarlaxle’s newly acquired tavern slowly sipping wine created form Underdark mushrooms. He was mumbling to himself angrily while giving a scowl to his unusual friend behind the bar. Jarlaxle had worked very hard to obtain this property which on the surface just appeared to be a rundown tavern. It was actually secretly holding something more important in design for the young eccentric owner. His noble family shunned his existence but wouldn't out right dispose of him in fear of upsetting their Evil Goddess Lolth. They assumed he was marked by the Spider Queen herself since his birth sacrifice failed horribly. Ah but he knew better. They secretly put him through the famed fighters’ school and gave him some meager monetary assistance to keep him out of the house and “self employed” but not enough to raise suspicion. It was enough to buy this caravan whole in the wall. It suited him quite well he thought. Little did his mother realize that it would be the perfect way to keep his plans secret for the future.

“Why do you have such a disposition for one who just grabbed such highly prestigious position which gives you power and I dare say a bit more freedom just like you wanted? And at such a young age I might add”

The unusual but quite handsome Jarlaxle stated with his typical grin on his face.

“It’s not the being a teacher at the academy that vexes me. It’s the fact I will not stay as long as I hoped. I would be quite content just spending the rest of my awful existence there, where all I have to do is teach how to fight and go out and hunt the vicious monsters of the Underdark with my students. But no she keeps coming! That vile creature! Keeps visiting me ever sense graduation night when she choose………. Gaaaa. Curse that entrancing ceremony! ”
The handsome and well built Zaknafein said with a snarl
Jarlaxle sighed, pathetically looked at his friend and started to state

“The newly appointed Matron Malice I assume you referring too? You know my dear fellow graduate. I do attract the lovelies quite well but you my friend could honestly out do me in that department, as hard as it is for me to admit. You’d have to be scorched by dragon’s breath to get that attention off you. It doesn't help that you a commoner who graduated top of the class almost your entire way through the academy and brought curious eyes upon you. I don’t see why it is such a bad thing getting her attention. She is quite lovely and anyone would want her… ”


The agitated Zaknafein said in exasperation  

“I should have made sure she didn't enjoy it so much. Then she would have left me alone.”

“You mean she’d whip you to death with her whip if you didn't please her. Oh for the Love of Lolth enjoy it at least. Enjoy what you can in our pitiful male lives. As much as you hate her revel the physical pleasure to the same degree. At least she doesn't torture her play mates.”

Jarlaxle said with a wink.  

“I am grateful for that.” Zak chuckled “I never said I didn't enjoy it. I just dislike the fact it is with someone I hate. The one, the one who…….. gaaa forget it. Do you know what it’s like to bed with someone you hate?”

“My good dearest associate I do it regularly”

Jarlaxle boasted with a laud tone and mischievous grin.

“You have to separate the two it’s the only way to get along around here really. Though I dare say I am looking forward to purchasing my first set of female slaves to tend this counter sometime in the near future. They are planning a surface raid and I plan to get my first pick on a few. I here surface female are much kinder especially if you aren't vicious to them.”
“When has our kind been known to show mercy especially to slaves?” Zak asked with suspicion
Not wanting to give away all his secrets on how he collects his information. Jarlaxle just shrugged. He was currently slowly building up a network and didn't wish to divulge anything even to the only Drow he really trusted sitting right before him. While the young upstart enjoyed ciaos, intrigue and a good battle something about slavery and torture didn't sit well with him. Maybe because he lived so close to that line most of his life for the fact that males were nothing more than glorified slaves. On top of that he had run into a couple of human and elf female slaves and was quite curious that they didn't seem to fit the awful description they were often portrayed as. Despite his misgivings, he still had to act the part of a Drow appearing vicious and intimidating. Sure by purchasing a few surface slaves it would appear as such. In reality something else hit him. He wasn't sure what this emotion was but it would be considered what many on the surface would call pity. Someone was going to get the slaves and if it had to be someone why not someone less vile then the rest of his kin. He could at least spare one pretty things existence and his reputation for sexual play would fit right into that billet and no one would question. He would just have to teach them how to pretend to be consorts if they weren't willing to play the role 100%. He would never force such a role. Forcing anyone into that role seemed a pathetic act to him. If someone didn't want to give it away willingly you were weren't very good at it. Course if the female slaves were to willingly oblige then he wouldn't deny her the pleasure of his company.
“When did you shave your head? You look the fool”

Zak interrupted his friend’s contemplation.

“Just my harmless stab at conformity. Though we do look quite the odd pair of co-partners, I myself am lean and stylish with not a hair on my head and you with your long mane, unusual height and strong build. I guess that doesn't play well into us not wanting to attract attention.”

“Ha ha” Zak laughed “You always want attention! Don’t pretend otherwise.”

“I don’t wish to have all the attention all the time, hard to keep secrets and such.”

Jarlaxle retorted

Zak nodded his head in agreement. Then his face turned grim.

“I will have to be a silent partner unfortunately and I don’t know how long that will last. While I get a decent stiffen form the Academy to help support you. I fear that Malice wants me to be more permanent fixture in her house. Even though she apparently is already pregnant with her first daughter by the sire isn't that pleasing to her. She just wanted his seed because he had good blood lines. She made it clear to me she is looking for a new Patron within the next few decades once she’s studded this one dry. Ha nothing more than studs and grunts us males. Also she made mention of needing a new Weapons Master since the current one is older than all 3 of us put together”
Jarlaxle nodded

“It’s a good prospect friend. You will have honor and prestige. Your skills have moved you up in the world and I am not just talking with weapons. No worries friend I will appreciate whatever you can invest until your tenure is up at the Academy and when Malice is done with you I will have the doors of this establishment wide open for you”

Zak tilted his glass towards his friend

“Here is to freedom while it last and this fine tavern called Bergan D’Arthea
The Mercenary and The Weapons Master
All Characters belong to Wizards of the Coast and R. A. Salvatore 

This is a little back story of Zaknafein and Jaralxe form the Drizzt series. 
The Weapons Master Zakanfein  by Green-Eyed-Leopardes
The Weapons Master Zakanfein
He belongs to R A Salvatore and Wizards of the coast.

Here is my fan girl tribute to Zakanfein. He is tied for first place as my favorite characters (Jarlaxe who also appears in my allergist other) in the Drizzt Du Urden series. He's Drizzts father, teacher and mentor. To bad he's only in two of the 25 or more books (lost track of the count and he still keeps writing them). I don't know why but I have a soft spot for tortured souls. I think he is one of the best heroes other then his son. He deserves to be the best father of the Realms but I am a weee bit bias. Trust me trying to maintain any sort of morals and yet thrive while passing them wrongfully son while in the Underdark is no small feet. If only he had the chance to be truly happy. Ahhh well I will stop fan girl rambling.
After a heartfelt emotional reunion of hugs and tears; Drizzt and his Father Zakenfein set out with the combination of the companions and Jarlaxle's allies to join the massive battle. As the group gathered their various mounts, Drizzt called upon Adar his magical unicorn mount.  Zakenfein’s eyes popped out of his head, jaw dropped then his expression quickly changes to stupefied and shakes his head in denial

“ YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! NO DRIZZT NO! Are you a Drow or aren't you? He’s not horrible but a unicorn no way or I’m a surface elf with a sun tan.”

Drizzt stared at his father at a loss and offended.
“I assure you he can be fierce in battle”.
"Son if you didn't have a wife I’d have to wonder about you. You have a unicorn Goddess and mount and carry a sword named twinkle.”

Drizzt glared at Zak
“Dear father what are you getting at?”

Zak chuckled
"What are you going do next my boy, put your hair pretty braids with bows?"

Drizzt on the verge of outburst challenged Zak in a sparing match to show his father he was still very much the worrier he trained all those years ago.

When the sparing match was over pretty much ending in a draw,  Zak looked at Jarlaxle and says “This is your doing isn't it????!!!!!!!!!!!! And points towards the Unicorn.

The Mercenary shrugged and adjusted his eye patch
"My dear old friend, I ride a nightmare for Lolth sake. How could you blame me of that?"

Zak put his hand on his old comrades shoulder and exclaimed with a hearty chuckle “I have known you long enough to realize everything is your fault in one way or another”

Jarlaxle said with a sly smile "Would you like me to get you one too? That way father and son can match?"

Zak stared hard at his old friend

The eccentric dwarf Athrogate surely enjoying the whole scenario belts out "If a man loves the horn, he's suren to ride a unicorn! BWHAHAHAHAHA Snort !!!!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAH

Everyone but Drizzt joins in on the laughter
Zaknafein's reaction to Drizzt's Unicorn

All Characters belong to Wizards of the Coast and R. A. Salvatore 

First off I want to stress I AM NOT A WRITER! I have never written fan fiction but I really wanted to record this scenario some of my friends and I made up. 

I am a huge fan of the D&D and played on and off much of my life. Last Spring I got hooked on to the Drizzt Dark Elf Novels and joined an awesome fan site on FB. We were discussing what would happen if Drizzt's father Zaknafein was brought back to life and to be reunited with him and of course like many conversations with the geeky fantasy lovers it can go to some odd, weird and hilarious places. Well we ended up playing off one another in regards to what would Zaknafein's reaction be to his son Drizzt's unicorn mount Adar. I had laughed so much with the banter that I decided to take some of teh content of that conversation and make a quick fan fic scene. 


I still have moments when I get stressed, upset, feel lonely, and express anger but they only last for so long now. Instead of in mostly sorrow and depression with only moments of happiness I am now in reverse. I am healing form much of my life's turmoil. Many of you don't understand the battle I had over the years. Some of you may think "oh she hasn't had a bad life". Especially those who know me for most of it. I will tell you, you have no clue what went behind close doors or the playground cruelty that I still battle with today. I will leave it at that. For I no longer want to focus on that I want to focus on all the glory God gives!

Yes I will still have negative moments and negative thoughts. I mean gezz we do live in a fallen world. But I don't have to cling on to them!. I have learned to be in a general state of contentment. No it isn't because I am married (I still feel lonely at times), it isn't because I financially stable (I live with the constant reminder I could lose my job at any moment), and it isn't because I have a cat. It is because I learned a lot about me and still am. I am trying to build a relationship with God like I have never known. The last 2 years have been life changing but not in extreme way. I am experiencing a gentle subtle touch from Jesus not an emotional high moment found from some church alter call, retreat or revival. While they have there place once but when I left those venues I ended up still battling in my private corners of my mind. If I wasn't constantly going to one of those broken and needing "the holy spirit to fill me" I'd be right back were I was. I am not even sure what clicked but things are changing. Changing in the quite, serenity I never knew. I never understood, as all I knew was dramatic highs and lows. I didn't think calm or stillness was that great. I thought it was boring. Oh how wrong I was!

I am learning how wonderful the sweet calm blissfulness of the early morning. The sweet calm of a night time wind crashing the waves on the shore. The enjoyment of just "being" in his presences.



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