Although this was the first title actually published about Drizzt, it has now been placed in its proper chronological order as fourth in the series. While Drizzt ends up overshadowing almost everyone and everything, The Crystal Shard is technically an ensemble piece. There's Bruenor, a dwarf that hits pretty much every fantasy stereotype, including his desire to reclaim an ancestral home that his people were chased out of after they dug too far and awakened a monster. As such, The Crystal Shard is characterized by its adherence to the basics.
You must succeed on a ranged touch attack with the ray to deal damage to a target. The ray deals 1d6 points of piercing damage.