Seem to have painted ourselves into a corner: do the drow nobles have a system of fosterage for the training of house members with a talent in something the house doesn’t specialize in?
Got a House Xorlarrin psion here, and we’re stuck trying to sort out how he might've been schooled (or even survived his house, but one might solve the other). #epicfantasy
— st. jude’s tweet account (@harelnefracture) March 17, 2021
Oh, yes. The earlier Drizzt novels have instances of "useful" drow individuals being inducted into other houses in Menzoberranzan (and so, surviving the elimination of their former house).
And some non-Lolth drow cities have very different, more tolerant customs.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) March 17, 2021