The Zhentarim

The Zhentarim is an unscrupulous shadow network
that seeks to expand its influence and power
throughout Faerûn. The organization is ambitious,
opportunistic, and meritocratic. Rogues and warlocks
of neutral and/or evil alignments are commonly
drawn to the Zhentarim.

Goals
• Amass wealth.
• Look for opportunities to seize power.
• Gain influence over important people and
organizations.
• Dominate Faerûn.

Beliefs
• The Zhentarim is your family. You watch out for it,
and it watches out for you.
• You are the master of your own destiny. Never be
less than what you deserve to be.
• Everything—and everyone—has a price.

Member Traits
A member of the Zhentarim thinks of himself or
herself as a member of a large family, and relies on the
Black Network for resources and security. However,
members are granted enough autonomy to pursue
their own interests and gain some measure of
personal power or influence. The Black Network is a
meritocracy. It promises “the best of the best,”
although in truth, the Zhentarim is more interested in
spreading its own propaganda and influence than
investing in the improvement of its individual
members.

Ranks
• Fang (rank 1)
• Wolf (rank 2)
• Viper (rank 3)
• Ardragon (rank 4)
• Dread Lord (rank 5)

The Zhentarim

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