Ghazrim was born to a wealthy family in Amn. In later life, he joined the Zhentarim and was appointed as their representative in the crucial garrison of Mantol-Derith.
During the Rage of Demons, he was the only bulwark against the chaos spreading in the trading post, with duergar and deep gnomes making war on each other and the drow ready to seize total control of the place. However, the drow representative Sirak Mazelor needed Ghazrim's approval of her plan in order to act.
Ghazrim had the typically smarmy demeanor of the Amnian aristocracy coupled with a biting sense of humor that he used to diffuse tense situations. He liked a good battle but not with superior enemy troops.