I don't think it has something do with Beholders. You can assemble a spear called "Vision of the Absolute"
Absolute Night. Chance to blind target. Deals an additional 2d6 Piercing to certain creatures that sport multiple sets of eyes
This appears to be intended to fight beholders.
I think your analysis of Mintharas psyche is reasonable. The absolute ties in nicely with the drive for power in drow society while protecting its followers from the typical backstabbing.
The people at Larian want to keep the nature of the absolute a secret until act 2. You have to go in blind. That makes the whole recruitment a bit difficult. "Join us and butcher everyone else because reasons" "Reasons?" "Sorry, secret"
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