Selvetarm was born from the brief union between Vhaeraun and Zandilar the Dancer, a demipower worshipped by elves in Yuirwood and later absorbed by Bast who would become Sharess, which was part of an elaborate plan to help Zandilar's followers against the attacks of Lolth's.
Selvetarm was alone for a time, until he was befriended by Eilistraee who showed him the ways of good, but all this would be shortlived as a result of the trickery of Lolth. The Spider Queen was enraged by the existence of a demonic lesser lord of the Abyss, who professed himself as having power over spiders, and whose name was Zanassu. Around this time the spider demon Zanassu had been weakened by a conflict in the Prime Material Plane, and so Lolth tricked Selvetarm into destroying the Abyssal lord and absorbing his divine power, under the false pretences of winning Eilistraee's gratitude. But in his actions Selvetarm also absorbed enough of Zanassu's malevolence to overcome his acquired goodness. Lolth used this to her advantage and entrapped Selvetarm's will, binding her grandson to her service.
In 1372 DR, during the War of the Spider Queen, the drow of Menzoberranzan send a contingent to Lolth's Demonweb Pits where they discover Lolth defenseless. Their guide summons his god Vhaeraun to attack the defenseless Lolth, but Selvetarm appears and in the ensuing battle they both fall off the web and plummet into the darkness below.
War is the ultimate expression of individual power, and only through battle and death can you realize the respect of your comrades. Hone your fighting skills constantly and teach those who will follow into the fray. Never give or recieve quarter, and hope to die amid the bloodlust of battle against overwhelming odds.
Allied and Enemy DeitiesEdit
Selvetarm is grudgingly allied with Lolth even though he is her consort and although he is not hugely enamored of that fact he guards her vigilantly, he is also known to defend Garagos due to the similarity of their personalities and portfolios. He fiercely opposes his father Vhaeraun's machinations and has opposed him on multiple occassions, one being during the War of the Spider Queen as Vhaeraun sought to destroy Lolth in her weakened state.