Sa'id Firdawsi was a rich halfling cloth merchant in Huzuz, the City of Delights, in 1367 DR.[note 1][1]


Typical for many halflings, Sa'id was cheerful and got along well with most people. All of this was an elaborate ruse that concealed his manipulative nature.[1]


Sa'id's cloth business in the Court District was a front for his real job as spymaster of Huzuz. His network of spies stretched across the entire expanse of the Land of Fate. He communicated regularly with Tannous al-Assad with special message rings. In order to keep hired muscle ignorant of their true patron, Tannous used Sa'id to hire adventurers and mercenaries for his special missions.[1]


Tannous al-Assad personally appointed Sa'id to his position when Khalil al-Assad al-Zahir became the Grand Caliph 30 years earlier.[1]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). Al-Qadim: City of Delights (Golden Huzuz). (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.