Zaravron Rarthree was the leader and major stakeholder of the Shield Trading Company, headquartered in Voonlar,[1][2] some years before the Year of the Shield, 1367 DR,[3] through at least the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR.[4] Zaravron was originally a trader in textiles but he greatly expanded the business into a large merchant house that had caravan routes throughout the Dalelands and the Moonsea region in north Faerûn. Despite the great influence of the Zhentarim in the same geographical and economic regions, Zaravron managed to keep the Shield Trading Company independent and unaffiliated with that organization.[1][2]

In his later years, Zaravron became somewhat of a recluse and was seldom seen in public.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. p. 23. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood (2001-06-20). Part #18: The Finest Beds in Town. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-09-06.
  3. John Terra (February 1995). The Moonsea (Reference Guide). (TSR, Inc), p. 4. ISBN 978-0786900923.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.