Ziraj the Hunter (pronounced: /zɪərˈɔːzeer-AWJ[2]) was a half-orc agent of the Zhentarim, operating within the city of Waterdeep during the late 15th century DR.[1]


A taciturn man, Ziraj would only kill a target if asked to by one of his friends.[1]


Ziraj was a master archer and a skilled assassin.[1]


He carried an oversized bow, with which he fired equally oversized arrows.[1]


Ziraj was a member of the Doom Raiders adventuring company. He and his former companions composed the leadership of the Zhentarim of Waterdeep.[1] After Ziraj saved the life of Fala Lefaliir, they became friends. Ziraj frequently visited Fala, who kept a room reserved for him.[3]


Ziraj was once an adventurer but together with his adventuring companions he decided to join the Zhentarim.[4] In 1489 DR, Ziraj and his allies were sent to establish a Zhent foothold in Waterdeep.[5]

In 1492 DR,[note 1] Ziraj was seen riding a carriage with Davil Starsong in the Dock Ward of Waterdeep.[6]



  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).