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Zaid (ゼゼ, Zeze) is a character in Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

He is a dwarf, living in the Univir settlement in Sol Terrano Desert. He wears a green clothing, and has shoulder-length blond hair that he keeps pulled back into a ponytail. His eyes are silver, the same as the rest of his tribe, and he's very proud of them, occasionally bragging about them to Micah. He also brags about his 'muscles' despite the fact that he seems to have very little.

He is boisterous and reckless, but according to the other residents of the settlement, he is very dependable in spite of his negative traits, and is apparently quite generous when it comes to them. He was the one who found Will, Kuruna's pet. Zaid is also highly competitive, and hates to lose any kind of contest. During festivals, he can be found with Ondorus chatting near the Sharance tree.

He doesn't like insects, claiming he'd rather fight a Hercules Beetle than face a "speedy black bug" that he saw.

Zaid hates sweets, maybe because he's very sensitive to sweet things like Marian's over-sensitivity to the smell of tomatoes.

Zaid calls his sword "Mr. Slice", and is always sharpening and repairing it.

When you first meet Zaid, Micah will ask him why he isn't really short. Zaid says dwarfs (In Rune Factory) are normal sized.


Zaid is quite a rugged person and is very proud of his own bloodline traits and physiques, such as his silver eyes and his muscles. He is also very loud and clear about what he likes: Udon. Even though Zaid is always being to outspoken and brave (yet), he's a bit of a child when knowing of his special day, and likes to use the term "gimme, gimme!" unlike anybody else. In his speech, he always likes to talk in a chain. He is mostly seen with Ondorus during the festivals.


Before he lived in the Univir settlement, Zaid used to live in a town that was inhabited by his dwarf clan. However, he claims that humans detroyed this town and he had a hatred for humans as a result of this when Micah asks him why he isn't living alongside humans as he is a dwarf like Gaius. This also shows a relation where he and Doug (from RF4) were part of the same clan before this attack happened and Zaid was the only survivor to not be manipulated.


Favorite Gift:

  • Tempura Udon

Zaid: H-Hey... Is this... Tempura Udon? You're awesome...


  • Udon
  • Curry Udon

Zaid: Oh?! Udon! Its so good! Thanks!


Zaid: <Item name>? Hmm, well I guess I'll take this.

Bring me udon next time! Got it?!


  • Sweets

Zaid: Ugh... I'm not like Kuruna... Keep those sweets away from me...

Unity Festival

Before Annual

Zaid: Tomorrow is finally Unity Festival...

Micah: You uneasy about it?

Zaid: W-Why would I be uneasy about something like that?

Proposal Joke

Zaid: S-Stop it! I ain't like that!!


During the Occassion

Zaid: Today's my birthday! Gimme a present! Present!

Loved Gifts

Zaid: Oh, Tempura Udon!! Yeah! What a great birthday!

Liked Gifts

Zaid: Thanks. I love getting something I like for my birthday.

Disliked Gifts

Zaid: W-Why would you give me <sweets name> for my birthday?! What did I ever do to you...? Bring me udon next time! Got it?!

Other's Preludes

Kuruna: Today is Zaid's birthday. He can be of a loose cannon, but he's loyal to the settlement.

Ondorus: Today is Zaid's birthday. I hope he calms down a bit this year.

Battle Information


  • Cutlass (Short Sword)

Techniques: Silver Hail

  • Zaid with charges at the enemy and transists between them like a gale hail. His attacks are all rushing-based attacks, which always help with knock-backing the foes. Zaid would likely use most of his Shortsword skills like Dash Slash and Power Wave. He's fast and reckless enough to echange targets without hesitation.

[Melee]> Rending Desert (regular attack)

[Melee to Mid-range]> Steel Pierce[Shortsword dash attack] (sparringly)

[Melee to Mid-range]> Cutlass Propulsion[Dash Slash] (sparringly with Steel Pierce)

[Melee]> Sandstrom[Power Wave] (finisher)

Special Skill: Severe Wind

  • Zaid is well, special. He's the only character that can operate the Shortsword ultimate attack without starting or finishing a combo. He doesn't really do this too many times, since it'll make his head spins. And the fact about it is very hard to operate the ultimate attack without combos.

[Melee]> Severe Wind[Shortsword ultimate attack]

Zaid Battle Level Health Attack
23 398 32
Defence Magic Attack Magic Defence
0 0 0
Strength Vitality Intelligence
56 51 31
Default Weapon Cutlass
Weapon Type



  • "Let's go!"
  • "Hahaha!" and "Hahahaha."
  • "Uggh..
  • "Hey, Hey, Hey!" (If You Don't talk to him for a while)
  • "Dangit!" (If struck down in battle)


  • "You ain't seen... the last of me."



Zaid in the Japanese version

  • Zaid means "abundance", "growth" or "the person who excels and help others excel".
  • Zaid constantly brags about his silver-colored eyes, and is one of the only two characters in the series whose eyes are silver with the other being Doug.
  • Zaid is one of the three Rune Factory 3 characters who can be invited to complete their own Battle Requests. The other character is Shino and Sophia when the monsters eat her father's food.