The Antivan Crows are the most infamous guild of thieves and assassins in all of Thedas, even counting members of royal houses among their numbers. The organization's fearsome reputation is often as effective as the exotic poisons they have developed - letting them all but rule their homeland through terror. Zevran, born to an elven prostitute in the capital of Antiva, was sold to the guild at a young age. Although he resisted the Crows' brutal training methods at first, he eventually accepted his lot, then began to excel. Zevran rose through the ranks to become one of the Crows' most promising assassins, specializing in both seduction and stealth. Brash and ambitious, he has accepted his most dangerous commission yet: A target in far-off Ferelden, one that may bring him unimaginable rewards.

How to Recruit: During "The Long Road" random encounter, you will be led into an ambush by Zevran and his band of assassins. Should you choose to let him live after the encounter, he will offer to join your party.

Gifts of Special Significance: To substantially increase your approval rating with Zevran, you can present him with some Antivan Leather Boots, some Dalish Gloves, a Medium Gold Bar, a Medium Silver Bar, a Small Gold Bar, a Small Silver Bar, or the Rare Antivan Brandy.

Equipment: Longsword, Crow Dagger, Leather Gloves, Leather Boots, Leather Armor, and Mixed Metal Rounds.

Starting Attributes (at Level 13)

Strength: 20
Dexterity: 33
Willpower: 20
Magic: 14
Cunning: 18
Constitution: 10

Starting Talents (at Level 13)

Assassin: Mark of Death, Exploit Weakness
Rogue: Dirty Fighting, Below the Belt, Deadly Strike, Lethality, Evasion, Stealth, Stealth Item Use, Combat Stealth
Dual Weapon: Dual-Weapon Training, Dual-Weapon Finesse, Dual-Weapon Sweep, Flurry, Momentum

Companion Notes

Zevran will teach you the Assassin specialization if you gain enough approval with him.
As your approval rating with Zevran increases, he will gain additional dexterity via four "Inspired" skills.