Tyranny of Dragons
AHHH, YOU EXPECT A WELCOME I SEE. A WELCOME TO WHAT I MIGHT ASK? I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS THING YOU CALL THE ZHENTARIM. YOU ARE A FOOL TO BELIEVE IN SUCH THINGS.
The Zhentarim, or Black Network, is thought to be an organization of well-trained mercenaries, savvy rogues, and crafty warlocks who seek to expand their influence and power throughout Faerûn. Agents of the Zhentarim feel that if they play by the rules, nothing gets done. Ultimately, they want to make the rules — and, in some cases, they already do. They walk a fine line when it comes to the letter of the law and don’t shy away from the occasional shady deal or illicit activity to get what they want.