A Bounty hunter was someone who hunt for someone or something for a price. It is an occupation on Faerûn.[1] The Bounty hunter will track, hunt, capture, kill or seize the thing or person for the right price, no matter the cost to him (unless the cost is more than the gain).[citation needed]


Bounty hunting was a popular alternative for adventurers looking for making a name for themselves. Bounty hunters always attempted to bring back criminals or stolen property to the authorities and the wronged people, or at least eliminate the outlaws and so "repay the debt in blood before the gods."[1]


Although initially people mistrusted bounty hunters, this public attitude toward them began to change in 1400 DR, when the Lords of Waterdeep issued a decree known as the Tarnsmoke Proclamation, by which it became legal in Waterdeep and its patrolled environs to hire bounty hunters to go after wanted outlaws. This practice became very popular over the next decade, and by 1480 DR it was legal in most places along the Sword Coast, though frowned upon by many faiths.[1]

Notable bounty huntersEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0786960345.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (March 2006). Exile. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 234. ISBN 0-7869-3983-4.}}
  3. Erin M. Evans (December 2015). Ashes of the Tyrant. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 978-0786965731.
  4. R.A. Salvatore (June 2006). Sojourn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-4007-7.