A Tale of the Realms
Also known as the Black Network, it is an evil organization based on the continent of Faerûn. One of its goals is to dominate the lands from the Moonsea to the Sword Coast North. It is a criminal network that worships Bane. Originally a secret society, the Zhentarim have operated openly in the area of the Moonsea, particularly around Zhentil Keep, its greatest base of operations. The organization is currently led by the evil wizard Manshoon with his second in command Fzoul Chembryl, Chosen of Bane.