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



Brazen, messy and always raring to fight, Zaid appears to move almost entirely on impulse, preferring to focus more on brawn over brains. Rugged as he is, his few ideas aren't all that fleshed-out—even his dreams of exploring the world are, in themselves, quite shallow, with little thought or purpose behind them besides an instinctive or childlike curiosity. However, while he might act boisterous and reckless, he proves to be very dependable when the situation calls for it, according to the other residents of the settlement, and is apparently quite generous when it comes to them.

Zaid takes great pride in 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, namely udon. He's a bit of a child when knowing of his special day, such as by using the term "gimme, gimme!" unlike anybody else. In his speech, he tends to talk in a chain. He is also highly competitive.

Zaid doesn't like insects, claiming he'd rather fight a Hercules Beetle than face a "speedy black bug" that he saw. Zaid hates sweets, perhaps because he's very sensitive to sweet things, like Marian's over-sensitivity to the smell of tomatoes. Zaid calls his sword "Mr. Slice", believing that forging a relationship with one's own weapon is key to getting stronger, and is always sharpening and repairing it. He crafts his own weapons—after all, as a dwarf, crafting is his specialty.


He is a dwarf, living in the Univir settlement in Sol Terrano Desert. Zaid wears green clothing and has shoulder-length blond hair that he keeps pulled back into a ponytail. He has a scar on his left cheek that goes down to his jawline. 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.


When Micah asks him why he doesn't reside alongside humans as he is a dwarf like Gaius, Zaid reveals that before coming to the Univir settlement, he used to live in a town that was inhabited by his dwarf clan. However, he claims that humans destroyed this town, and he developed a strong hatred for humans as a result. 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.


Zaid: Come here!
Zaid: Come see me!
Zaid: I want to talk
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Help me out!
Zaid: Random Quest 1
Zaid: Random Quest 2
Zaid: Random Quest 3
Number Title Requirement Reward Type
po - 01 oira no toko ni koi! -
po - 02 shitai ga aru -
Owl - 01 (今すぐ来てくレ!, ima sugu kite kure!) Pineapple -
Owl - 02 Help me out! Battle

Come here!

Right now! Hurry!

Location: Owl
Objective: Give Zaid Pineapple x3.
Reward: Pineapple


As a member of the settlement, Zaid is on friendly terms with Ondorus and Kuruna, who are somewhat guardian figures to him. Their stern attitudes towards him suggest that they view Zaid as akin to a rowdy teenage child. Zaid highly respects the pair and listens to them as best he can. He fears getting into trouble with them (though that doesn’t stop him from acting brashly) but wants to please them whenever the opportunity arises. He is, to some degree, more familiar with Ondorus, with whom he talks slightly more freely. Since Kuruna is the elder, he maintains a relatively polite distance from her, though only marginally.

He apparently develops a crush on one of the girls at the Unity Festival, though it is unclear who she is or whether this changes every single year. Either way, he never manages to talk to her because he's too busy trying to figure out what to say beforehand.


Loved H-Hey... Is this... [item]? You're awesome...
Tempura Udon
Liked Oh?! Udon! It's so good. Thanks!
Udon, Curry Udon, Fried Udon
Neutral Hmm, well, I guess

I'll take this.


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

I don't want that. Bring me udon next time! Got it?!

Failed, Trash, Pudding, Pumpkin Pudding, Cookie, Chocolate Cookie, Apple Pie, Yam Dessert, Cake, Chocolate Cake, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Cheesecake, Poundcake, Pancakes, Donuts, French Toast, Baked Apple



Techniques: Silver Hail

  • Zaid charges at the enemy and transists between them like a gale hail. His attacks are all rushing-based attacks, which always help with knocking back foes. Zaid would likely use most of his Shortsword skills like Dash Slash and Power Wave. He's fast and reckless enough to change 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 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 spin. And the fact about it is very hard to operate the ultimate attack without combos.

[Melee]> Severe Wind[Shortsword ultimate attack]

23 398 32 0 0 0 57 56 24
Default Cutlass


During festivals, he can be found with Ondorus chatting near the Sharance Tree, and after the Unity Festival, he can be seen visiting the blacksmith's fairly often.




  • Zaid means "abundance", "growth" or "the person who excels and help others excel".
  • He was the one who found Will, Kuruna's pet.
  • He only uses his hands to cook, though Kuruna states that he is a skilled chef nonetheless.
  • 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 characters are Shino and Sophia when the monsters eat her father's food.