Ziss al-Waran, or Ziss the Lizard, was a lizardfolk merchant living in Huzuz, the City of Delights, in 1367 DR.[note 1][1]


Green scales covered Ziss' skin. She tattooed herself with several geometric patterns.[1]


Ziss specialized in the sale of trained monkeys. She cared deeply for the animals and refused to sell them to anyone known to mistreat animals. She would even refuse to sell one of her monkeys to anyone who had recently purchased one, believing that these people were only using her animals to trigger traps while adventuring.[1]

Though she maintained a stall in the Grand Bazaar, Ziss often roamed the city with a dozen of her monkeys on leashes, luring potential customers with their tricks.[1]

Ziss' monkeys were very well-trained. They were capable of obeying an impressive number of commands and, for an additional fee, could even be trained in more elicit ventures such as pick-pocketing.[1]


Ziss first came to Huzuz in 1347 DR via a spelljamming vessel with some other lizardfolk.[1]


Ziss had two sons—Zina and Kreel.[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. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). Al-Qadim: City of Delights (Golden Huzuz). (TSR, Inc), p. 69. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.