Candlekeep Forum
Candlekeep Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Realmslore
 Sages of Realmslore
 FR Reference: Waterdeep 1479DR (Spoilers)
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:01:29  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
First off I would like to thank Lirdolin for starting this thread over at the Wizards Forums.

Waterdeep 1479DR

These are Lirdolin's notes on waterdeep, taken from the waterdeep-Novels.

Key: BT (Blackstaff Tower), MS (Mistshore), DS (Downshadow), WATE (LFR-Adv.)

WATE1-2, Dark Secrets of Downshadow, CotD (City of the Dead), GS (Onlinestory : Gedrin Shadowbane)

BRJ (Brian R. James unofficial timeline)

** (Speculation)

The Wards of Waterdeep

Sea Ward
Opulent well tended buildings

Valkur’s Temple
(on Sul Street)
Wavetamer Garyn Raventree (Priest of Valkur, peaceful eyes) BT

Temple of Beauty
On Greengrass, annual costume ball (30 of Tarsakh), DS39/158
Lorien Dawnbringer, one of the temples celebrants, ventured into Downshadow with Lady Ilira to help people in need. She had a fine-boned face of forty winters and red-golden curls of hair DS51
Was murdered by the dwarf monk Arrath Vir.

Heroes’ Garden
Has fallen into disrepair, well known spot to hire sellswords & adventurers BT 25

Slaked Sylph
(Tavern in Darselune Street, near Gulzindar Street)
at the edge of the sea and Castle wards, patron’s are a wide array of Waterdhavians, dark ale, night black loaves, shelves with broadsheets, Tavernmaid Arlanna

Demondraught
Taverne, Corner of Morningstar Way, (Grey-stoned) Stormstar Ride, Aurrenar Street crossing, BT88

Tespergates
(Haunted nobel house at the southern End of Senarl’s cut) BT

Neverember Hall
On the west side of Mendever Street (servants entrance at Senarl’s Cut) BT
Renaer ‘Ren’ Neverember (Dagult’s son, sage and book-collector, rake by night, son of Lady Brandarth)
Madrak Salibuck (Renaer calls him ‘old hin’, white-haired halfling butler, looked out for Renaer since childhood, was servant to Renaers mother)
Bramal Salibuck (Madark’s son, manages bulk of Neverember business as Renaers proxy)

Roarke House
Kulzar’s Alley
BT44-45-46(Rook’s Hold)

Halaerim Club
Directly across Kulzar’s Alley BT44

Gildenfires Festhall
In need of repairs BT43
Abandoned, scorched BT63

Field of Triumph
BT17

Kendall’s Gallery
BT 61, slate-tilted, Khulzar’s Alley

Castle Ward
Utilitarian domiciles and row buildings (since the Spellplague many of these have arches to support them), a few exeptions. BT
Poor people, festhalls narrow less crowded streets refuse on the streets, near silkstreet DS39

Open Lord’s Palace
Home of Dagult Neverember Open Lord of Waterdeep
Vorgan Drulth (BT 266, Lord’s Champion, the bodyguard of the Open Lord Neverember, giant bulldog of a man, wear’s many weapons on his person, among them metal sleeves over his index fingers, both shaped like claws.

Former Open Lords:
Ahghairon
Piergeiron Paladinson
Caladorn Cassalantar
Lhestyn Arunsun
Baeron Silmaeril

Gilliam’s Haberdashery
DS 97
*near the Smiling Siren (Location speculated)

Blackstaff Tower
Built as Arunsun Tower in 1150 DR. The black tower seems to absorb light.
Curtain wall around courtyard, the gate is adorned with metalworked roses and staves entwining it’s metal bars. Enchanted with a slow spell.(BT19)
The only living resident of Blackstaff Tower is Vajra ‚Blackstaff’ Safahr
Dusky skinned Tethyrian, bright indigo eyes, short black hair.
Former Blackstaves / Blackstaff Ghosts
Khelben Arunsun (1150-1374)
Tsarra ‘Autumfire’ Chaadren (Half-elf, 1374 - 1399)
Kyriani Agrivar (Half-drow, 1399 -1400)
Krehlan Arunsun (1400-1424)
Ashemmon of Rymanthiin (Half-elf,1424-1464)
"The golden haired half-elf Ashemmon carried his mother's grace, his father's guile, and Art both learned and innate. Many said the fifth Blackstaff outshone all but the first in statecraft" BT 238
" If he(Samark)'s like his mentor Ashemmon at all, we'll need a lot more gravediggers." BT 116
Description BT 242
** Might be the son of Ashemmi and Sememmon.
Samark Dhanzscul(1464-1479)

Ahghairon’s Tower
BT288 Now toped by a Walking Statue in the form of a stone griffin, making the tower the tallest building of the Castle Ward, surounded by spellwards.

Spires of the Morning
(Temple of Amaunator, Julthon Street)
Pink marbel courtyard walls, BT18

The Yawning Portal
Inn, DS

Charistor
Looming three stories tall over the intersection with of Sword Street, ‘Gargoyle infested’ BT18

Jhurlan’s Juwels
Tchozal’s Race, squat white building with quaint Old Cormyrean wall merlons atop it’s roof. BT18

Flagon Dragon Inn
Corner of Tharleon Street, Three Stories high, stone dragons at the base of the walls are all gouting fire, two dragon helmed guards at the door. Caters more to the less-than-noble class. BT19

Rarknal’s Whitesmiths
Backside? Silkanth’s Cut, BT19

Smiling Siren
Festhall, well lit windows, BT20,
visited by gurdsmen (Bors and Kalen) DS49,88-89
Sanchel, dwarf madam of the Sirene DS89

The Singing Sword
Tavern BT20

Ordalth House
Marbel Four-story grandhouse Castle ward, owned by Raenar Neverember BT

Diloontier’s & Sons Apothecary
Near Ordalth House, BT

Curious Past
Shop, Street of Silks, over a century old, sells oddities, antiques and chapbooks (including Arita's 'Silver Fox' Series) DS86-87

Blushing Nymph
Festhall, an alley near it leads to a tunnel to Downshadow near the Grim Statue. DS272

Nathalan's Menagerie
beauty/dress salon run by Lady Ilira, DS 139-145

Bright Bell
hearth-house (i.e. restaurant) with good, plentiful, moderately expensive food, DS 219

Nurneene’s Marvelous Masks
Street of Bells, sells Masks DS157/ Dragon321

Mountainside

The Godstair
On top of Mount Waterdeep

The Talltumble Stair
BT188-189
Runs down the eastern slope of Mount Waterdeep to Mountainside)
The initial straight run-stair was reworked into angled stairs with four resting platforms alonge the way.
The first landing of the Stair is called the ‘Lover’s Landing’ because it’s a favourite meeting spot of Mountainside’s nobles for amorous adventures. The second landing is called ‘Dragon’s Spout’ because of the magically maintained stone fountain with fresh clear water, which has the form of a dragon’s head. The head once topped the Dragontower of Maaril, which was destroyed during the Spellplague.

Wildhound Court
Cursed place where all stray dogs gather at night and turn into a wild pack, no matter how good-natured the dogs might be at other times. BT176

Home of Parlek Lateriff
Side-alley of Windless Way
Sage, sorcerer and smith of the highest order BT

’Early Morning Bakery’ (not actual name)
At Trellamp Court, opens early. BT176

Streets:
Mandarth Lane/ Ambergrislide seawards slopes of Mount Waterdeep. Bright blue doors on every building and white stone tiles on the roofs.
Goral’s Way parallel to and one block east of Tybrun Ridge
Trellamp court: Between Sulvan’s way and Three Lord’s Crossing
(Down) Shyrrhr’s steps, northeast on the Garmarl’s Dash over to (dark-bricked)Windless Way

Dock Ward

Knight’n Shadow
Corner of Fish and snail streets DS14
Two-story tavern, on the site of the former Sea Knight tavern (which collapsed in 1425 due to spellplague or mage-duel)
Connects Waterdeep and Downshadow DS15

Thirsty Sailor
tavern, on the corner of Fish and Ship Streets, WATE1-1

Thirsty Throat
tavern on the corner of Candle Lane and Slu.t Street, WATE1-1

Huge Mansion in Ruins
**Moonstar-Villa/Blushing Mermaid Festhall??? BT

Angette’s
Shop, MS47

Sleepy Sylph
Tavern, on Snailstreet, DS74

The Dancing Pony
Tavern, on Snailstreet, DS74

Rhalgut's Wheelhouse
Shop, on Snailstreet, DS74

Skewered Dragon
Inn? Rowdy. Fayne the Trickster has rooms above, DS146

Mistshore

Arowall’s Cradle
Semi-secret Fightclub in Mistshore
After the death of the former owner Arowall, the dwarf Bellaril ’Bells’ now heads the cradle.
If someone wants to hide at the Cradle, at least one member of the group has to fight there. ‘Bells’ takes a perverse pleasure of spoiling the Lock-Sisters undertakings. MS

The Dusk and Dawn Inn
Whalebone Court
Proprietor: Relvenar Red Coat (wears bright red coat, wizard? Uses magic to built tent of the gambling hall)
Movable, open from Dusk till dawn, Dicing rounds, card games, no tables no chairs, no bar (except for a mass of ale kegs and crates of food hauled in every night) MS

The Hearth
Largest firepit offshore anywhere in Faerûn, only open fire allowed in mistshore besides the path torches. MS

South Ward

House of Dust
Way of the Dragon/Blacklock Alley
Tavern Keeper Sintus Farlhor , MS

Brant’s General Goods and Gear
Propritor Brant Tearn was recently murdered, MS

Shureene’s Clothiers
Tulmaster’s street, Two streets north of High road? MS

The Lone Rose
Currently empty flower shop, but someone is watering the violets outside the shop. Next to Shureene’s Clothiers, MS

Inn of Spirits
Two ‘condemned’ warehouses, made unstable through Spellplague workings, separate the Inn from the Lone Rose shop. MS

Drunken Bard Nightclub & Theater
Festhall,WATE1-2

Legendary Pottery
shop,WATE1-2

'Kolatch'(not actuall name)
Shop near south gate in or near street of silver (between way of dragon and snail street?) DS 7/12
Ellis Kolatch , a fat, greasy unpleasant man,
Sells jewelry and fine silks (and its rumoured also knives flints and small crossbows) Arrogant, hates elves and spellscarred DS10-12
Purple hair and beard DS 37
Had an encounter with Shadowbane (while on a trademeet in Downshadow with thieves)
Turned himself over to the guard to be arrested for trade violations and dirty dealing after his encounter with Shadowbane DS43

Trades Ward

Ruins of the Plinth

Dagger’s Rest
Inn, the former Inn of the Dripping Dagger WATE1-1, WATE1-2

Felzoun’s Folly
Tavern on River's Square, WATE1-1

The Gentle Rest
Inn, on High Road, where it bends to meet Waterdeep Way, WATE1-1

Egetha
On Coffinmarch, wizard, old woman, some think she is a crazy mad witch, “never did much more than sell beauty charms to old maids and protections for young men with mischief on their minds”, most of Egetha’s stock is not for minors. CotD32


City of the Dead
BT107, lawns untended, weeds grow everywhere, many tombs destoyed, dead and twisted trees, portals to the extradimensional tombs are malfunctioning.
(Note: this description of the City of the Dead landscaping is at odds with what was stated in the FRCG)
Isn’t safe after dark. Gates closed to public.

Tomb of Sareal 'Trollscourge' Arunsun
sports a statue of Sareal, Khelben's oldest son, BT

Weeping Gate
Leads from Mhalsymber's Way into the City of the Dead, Haunted by an sobing, unidentified ghost on the new moon BT

Coffinmarchgate
CotD40/58, guarded by the Watch

Andamaargate
CotD40, guarded by the Watch

Portal to the Hall of Heroes
functions, CotD61

Portal to the Coinscoffin Graveyard
functions, CotD61

Dead End Gate
CotD, Carver family’s private Gate CotD9

Dead End House (actually outside the City of the Dead)
In front of the Dead End Gate, public gate leads to Zendulth Street) CotD2,13
Home of the Carver Family, the gravediggers and guardians of the City of the Dead
“Carvers can’t get lost” CotD5
Make coffins and gravestones CotD2
Have a multitude of black and white cats CotD3,12
Astute Carver (Leaplow, Runewright and Sophraea’s father, a giant of a man, bushy beard, master stonecarver) CotD7-9, 15-16
Reye C. (Leaplow, Runewright and Sophraea’s mother) CotD7-9
Leaplow and Runewright C. (Sophraea’s brothers) CotD3,13
Bentnor and Cadriffel C. (Sophraea’s cousins, twins) CotD3,12
Perspicacity, Sagacious, Vigilant and Judicious C. (Leaplow, Runewright and Sophraea’s uncles) CotD7-8
Sophraea Carver (youngest in a mostly male family, 17 years old, young girl with black curly hair) CotD3,32
Gustin Bone (friend of Sophraea, A tall thin man, dresses in faded tan leathers, brown hair , a close-trimmed beard, sharp long nose and bright green eyes with lashes long enough to envy any girl. About twenty. CotD13-14, a wizard, animating statues being his specialty (which he uses to con people into believing his stonestatue to be a spell-petrified hero), usually makes his living by ‘displaying the rare artifacts of a more magical time’CotD55. Currently lives at Dead End house and works of a dept for a statue made by Astute by moving statues to their designated positions within the City of the Dead. CotD301-302 Owns a Guidebook to Waterdeep, that’s from a time before the spellplague. CotD 126-127
**Maybe the guidebook is a copy of “Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep” ?


Deepwinter Vault
CotD10

Beacon and Watchwaytowers
CotD10

North Ward

The Lock Sisters Home
The sunelves Ristlara and Shenan are the richest thieves living openly in Waterdeep. Support adventuring groups and grave-robbers alike. MS

The Grinning Lion
Propriator Argupt, good food, favourite place of the Thongolirs BT16

Ten Bells
Festhall? On Brondar’s Way. Has female dancers. BT82

Dailantha’s Herbs and Exotic Plants
Copper Street, linked through a footbridge with Breerdil’s Fine Wines, the stream below the bridge is enchanted to appear midnight blue. MS

Breerdil’s Fine Wines
On Copper Street, MS

Adarbrent Villa
On Manycats Alley, home of Lord Dorgar Adarbrent. CotD 114

Manycats Alley
A very grand neighbourhood, only the finest families of Waterdeep have mansions here. The mansions are remodelled in the newest style, gatehouses and courtyards completely enclosed so people entering here are not plagued by rain. CotD 114

'Silver Bowls' (not actual name)
(unsure of location, might be located in Trade Ward instead) Silversmith, the man is as round and heavy as one of his bowls, has a room to rent CotD53

Ralnath Villa
Vhezoar Street, green-marbled setting, BT238
** near or in place of the old Hunabar Villa

Field Ward

Strongcroft Smithy
Owned by a cousin of Dorn Strongcroft BT87

Undercliff
---

The Warrens

Temple of Baravar Cloakshadow
Omphar Daegrech (gnome, ancient high-priest of Baravar Cloakshadow, studied together with Ahghairon in Silverymoon and helped him make the first Lords’ Helms)
Roywyn (gnome, great-great-great-granddaughter of Omphar)

'Pleased Toes'
Philbin
Male Halfling, printer of ‘Pleased Toes’, gruff patriarch, one of the wealthiest merchants in Waterdeep DS 40-41
Lin
Female Halfling, Philbin’s wife, have several children (Dem and Mira and probably Harravin among them, Cellica considered them her adoptive family) DS40
Harravin
Male Halfling, Works as a crier in Castle Ward, sells ‘Pleased Toes’ set of tales written printed and sold exclusively by Halflings, broadsheet? DS 40
Cellica ‘Cele’
Female Halfling, liked to watch people and scanned broadsheets for Kalen Dren/Shadowbane DS 37-38
Wore a crossbow-shaped amulet, which turns into an actual crossbow on command DS39/181Hailed from Luskan DS41
Killed DS

Downshadow and Undermountain

The Great Cavern
Southernmost cavern of the complex is a shanty-town DS25

The Grim Statue
DS272-276

Hall of the Sleeping Kings
as described in the 3.5 Return to Undermountain sourcebook, except the floor functions intermittently as a result of long-ago tampering by a thief attempting to disable it, DS 69-71

Environs of Waterdeep

Khelben the Elders Tomb
Carved from the marbel cliffs of Mount Khimbarr amid the Lonely Hills, BT

Earth Motes
At least one drifts above the city MS11

The Pellamcopse
BT, Once a pleasant little woods good for hunting game within a short walk from Northgate, it was corrupted by the Spellplague into a spell-warped forest, home to strange animals like six-legged bears with white manes, perytones, green owls, two-headed deer and the tentacled buarala whose limbs are coved with maws and who fear light,
Plants like conifers with blazing red needles, that glow slightly in the moonlight.
Located in the middle is a stonecircle that’s connected to the portal-network of Varad (Neverember Manor, Varadras, Ordalth House, Pellamcopse)
Lair of the Nameless Haunt (see Folk of Waterdeep).

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 22 Aug 2009 15:08:22

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:02:08  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
History

1374 DR Tsarra ‘Autumfire’ Chaadren takes up the mantel of the Blackstaff, but hides under illusions of Khelben Arunsun.

Xxxx DR The first outbreak of the Spellplague is held at bay by Tsarra Blackstaff Chaadren.

Xxxx DR The second outbreak of the Spellplage in Waterdeep resurges from Undermountain and forces Tsarra to drop her disguise as Khelben Blackstaff.

The Retributive Years(xxxx/xxxx DR): The revelation of Khelben’s death draws his enemies to Waterdeep, but all are soundly defeated by Tsarra.

1388DR House Gundwynd is destroyed when most it’s members where transformed into giants and trolls by the Spellplague. The few survivors merged with the Brokengulfs into House Gundgulf.

1395 DR Plaguebringer's Blight - Sickness and pestilence spreads throughout the North, unleashed by the Putrescent Anathema. (BRJ)
The Putrescent Anathema was unleashed from Stump Bog to the northeast of Waterdeep to spread sickness and pestilence throughout the region, hitting the temple-farm of Goldenfields particularly hard. (FRCG 194)

1399 DR Tsarra Blackstaff Chaadren, her heir and many of the Tel’Teukiira die fighting a coven of vampire-wizards of the Stump Bog. Kyriani Agrivar risks her sanity by bearing the Staff and the powers of the Blackstaff back to Waterdeep.

1399 DR Kyriani Agrivar becomes Blackstaff. To acknowledge her legitimacy as the city’s archmage, she proclaims it from atop Blackstzaff Tower, with Open Lord Caladorn at her side. This form of proclamation of the inheritance to the titel of Blackstaff becomes tradition.

1400 DR Krehlan Arunsun becomes Blackstaff

1424 DR Chartham Dellenvol kills Krehlan ‘Blackstaff’Arunsun
(Ches) Ashemmon of Rymanthiin becomes Blackstaff

1425DR The tavern ‘Sea Knight’ collapses due to Spellplague or mage-duel

1464 DR Samark Dhanzscul becomes Blackstaff

1478 DR The Black Robes, a quorum of city judges in Waterdeep, welcomes the tiefling Kylynne Silmerhelve into their ranks. (BRJ)

1479 DR Samark ‘Blackstaff’ Dhanzscul is murdered by Khondar ‘Ten Rings’ Naomal BT
His heir Vajra Safahr becomes Blackstaff


"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 22 Aug 2009 15:10:24
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:02:49  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Movers and Shakers of Waterdeep

Noble Clans and Houses of Waterdeep
(Information mostly from BT and Candelkeep-Forum replies by Steven E. Schend)

House Adarbrent
Lord Dorgar Adarbrent, old man, corpse-like appearance, last of his family, CotD1/299

House Ammakyl
Lady Ammakyl 43

House Anteos
still exists, lost some property to House Ralnarth
Lord Korras Anteos the Third, WATE1-2

House Cassalanter
Very influential since Caladorn's Open Lordship

House Belbrundel
Merger of the Houses Belabranta, Eltorchul & Phylund

House Gralleth
Absorbed the interest and estates of the Bladesemmers and Markals
House Gralleth is one of the more powerful houses in terms of money and social position in Waterdeep.
Lord Challras Gralleth (BT125 /240)
Lord Rharlek Gralleth (BT240, Challras’s son, short of build, has a lisp, ‘a squat, poor-compexioned boor with bad teeth,worse manners, two left feet, and a wasted education’.

House Grifstone
Ran Grifstone, third son WATE1-1

House Hasard
Malaerigo Hasard (Guildmaster of the Cellarers and Plumbers’Guild, paranoid, dislikes nobles)
Laraelra ‘Elra’ Hasard (daughter, sorcerer, skinny, pale, black hair, Heir of the Blackstaff) BT

House Hawkwinter
DS197, at least one female

House Kothornt
The houses Thorp and Kothont merged through marriage.

House Mandarth
Disliked for it’s abusive ways and it’s whaling-derived riches.

House Moonstar
Stedd Moonstar from WATE1-1

House Nandar
Greatest land-holder in the city

House Neverember
Dagult Neverember, Open Lord of Waterdeep (see Folk of Waterdeep) BT, DS
Renaer ‘Ren’ Neverember (see Folk of Waterdeep) BT
Coat of Arms: bear’s claw atop a diamond, all atop a field with three stripes from dexter to sinister. BT115

House Phulbrinter
Merger of the Houses Phul & Ulbrinter
Youngest Sisters of the family notorious for their shopping sprees. BT14

House Ralnarth
The Ralnarth absorbed the holdings of the Estelmer clan
Kahlem Ralnarth (nephew of Lord Ralnarth, a vain bully with coin and a noble name behind it, member of the Watch, See also The Watch)

House Raventree
still exists; not as powerful
**Wavetamer Garyn Raventree (Priest of Valkur) BT

House Roaringhorn
Talantress Roaringhorn (heiress, was caught in a bawdy boudoir, which led to a scandal in Tarsakh of 1479DR, was called ‘brainless’ in Minstrel)

House Sandhor
Lord Ruldrin Sandhor, elf DS171

House Silmerhelve
Kylynne Silmerhelve, newly appointed tiefling magister **maybe Kylynne is no tiefling at all, but a half-dragon descendant of the bronze dragon Nymmurh –the Wyrm Who Watches?
Dala Silmerhelve, only daughter of House Silmerhelve WATE1-1

House Tesper
still exists

House Thann
still exists

House Thongolir
Lord Terras Thangolir

House Wands
House Wands is reduced to only two Waterdhavian family members:
Lord Torlyn Wands (see Folk of Waterdeep)
Nharaen Wands (Torlyn’s younger sister, always after the next modern fashion)
Hurnal Wands, the cousin of Torlyn and Nharaen was recently slain because of his dealings with and by Khondar Naomal. BT

House Wavesilver
Lady Alondra 'Wildfire' Wavesilver, Heir to the House, called 'student' by Lady Ilira DS163/167

Stormont Family
(DS22) Wants to become a noble house
Larr (might be a Masked Lord)
Sievers (younger brother of Larr)


Former Noble Houses

House Bladesemmer
lost noble status, House Gralleth controls all property/interests

House Brossfeather
dead House

House Estelmer
dissolved; some property to House Ralnarth

House Gralhund
House Gralleth controls all property/interests

House Gundgulf
Merger of the Houses Brokengulf and Gundwynd. The Gundwynds of Waterdeep were destroyed in 1388, when it’s members where transformed into Giants and trolls by the spellplague. The few survivors merged with the Brokengulfs into House Gundgulf, which lost it’s noble status

House Hunabar
Lost noble status, still exists, but House Ralnarth controls it’s interests
Lady Kastarra Hunabar, a large olive-skinned woman with blond hair, a ’coin-sucking Amnian harpy’ BT 239

House Khearen
dead house, hailed from Impiltur, lost all their family and fortunes with the Spellplague, their only legacy remaining is the Chamber Emerald, audience chamber of the Open Lord.

House Mairgrave
dead house, maybe survivors outside of Waterdeep CotD 80/297
houses the grave of Vyvaine Mairgrave, lost love of Dorgar Adarbrent.

House Markarl
dead house, even their tomb was sold CotD 24/71

House Melshimber
dissolved

House Roarke
BT45, Lost noble status and riches 40 years ago, Neverembers bought their holdings in Waterdeep. Own only two inns along the High Road between Leilon and Neverwinter now.

House Thunderstaff
dead house

House Vesham
dead house, even their tomb was sold CotD 24/71

Guilds of Waterdeep

The Cellarers and Plumbers’Guild
Wear deep orange clothes at work. CotD165
Guild rule: If something washes out of the City of the Dead, it has to be replaced properly. CotD168
Harug Shieldsunder (old dwarf tunneler of the guild)
Dorn Strongcraft (dwarf, Harug’s nephew)
Firebeard (dwarf, works in the City of Dead part of the sewer-system)CotD169
Tollemar (gnome, works in the City of Dead part of the sewer-system)CotD169

Guild of the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors
BT 189 the grey robes of the wizard’s of the W.O.,
BT 191all grey-robes have wands to either paralyze or slow their foes (nod to the Gray Hands?)
BT 147 humble blue robes
Guildsenior Maerla Windmantel
Guildsenior Eltalon Vaundrar (usually mutters, greying wizard, possesses a flying carpet)
Guildsenior Khondar ‘Ten-Rings’ Naomal (Khondar was bald with a tightly trimmed grey mustache, prominent eyebrows and a scarecrow frame. Wore an ornate ring on every digit of his hands. (BT 48-49)
Traitor to the Order, murdered the former Blackstaff Samark, died when he tried to gain the powers of the Blackstaff and Aghairons secrets and thereby take control of Waterdeep, his ghostly skeleteal remains can still be seen within the newest spellward surrounding Aghairon’s Tower, endlessly re-enacting the guildsenior’s death) BT
Centive Naomal (son the late and traitorous Guildsenior , illusionist, beard, chestnut-colored hair, missing since his father’s failed bid for power, last seen in Blackstaff Tower)

Cere-Clothiers, Ossurists and Gravedigger’s Guild
BT 49
** has Guild apparently still exists and is called when dead people are found in the City, but as the Carver family seems to taken over the care for the graveyards of Waterdeep, the guild apparently lost many responsibilities to the Carvers. Either the guild closely works with the Carvers or is a bitter rival.

Stonecutters Guild
BT 188

Dungsweppers Guild
BT 18

The Thieves Guild - The Shadow Thieves
BT 256

Other Organizations

‘The Heirs of Waterdeep’ (not actual name)
Headquarter: Roarke House
Symbol: Golden signet ring marked with a creseant moon and a star, each bearing a smooth garnet inside the ring below the signet.
Members:
Renaer ‘Ren’ Neverember (see Folk of Waterdeep)
Laraelra ‘Elra’ Hasard (daughter, sorcerer, skinny, pale, black hair, heir of the Blackstaff)
Vajra ‚Blackstaff’ Safahr(see Folk of Waterdeep)
Harug Shieldsunder (old dwarf tunneler of the guild)
Eiruk Weskur (wizard of the Watchful Order, black hair, worn as skullcap, loves Vajra but she only offers friendship to him, a possible heir of the Blackstaff)
Meloon Wardragon (Sell-sword, Long blond hair, pale blond beard, tall, musclar, wields Azuredge)
Lord Torlyn Wands (see Folk of Waterdeep)
Parlek Lateriff (sage, sorcerer, smith )
Osco Salibuck (Halfling, grandson of Madrak)
Vahrem Kuthcutter (dead, posthumous member, buried beneath Roarke House)
Faxhal Xoram (dead, posthumous member, buried beneath Roarke House)

The Dark Brotherhood
BT 256

Cabal Arcane
BT 256
** Maybe the 'Cabal Arcane' is a remnant or splintergroup of the Arcane Brotherhood, after it's headquater went down with the rest of Luskan?

The Sightless
criminals, operate from Downshadow, many are spellscarred, lead by the lich Avaereene DS197

The Moonstars or Tel’Teukiira
BT 303 are gone, many were killed while fighting a coven of vampire-wizards in Stump Bog.

The Red Sashes
BT 303 are gone and remembered as a dubious group at best.

The Grey Hands
Status Unknown...for now.

The Watch
BT53
The watch never draws steel against unarmed foes, only rods or staves. BT91
Priests of Torm heal guardsmen DS47

Members:
Daerovus ‘The Wolfhound’ Tallmantle MS58/59, Warden of the Watch
Grey hair and moustache, moves graceful and predatory despite his age.
TesleenaMS61/62, the secret spell guard of Tallmantle (small woman, crimson cloak, grey, frizzy hair gathered in a neck-tail, narrow nose, spectacles)
Rashemel Steeldrover BT97, the Watchlord of the North Towers
Captain Morrath Varbrent (seasoned officer, grizzled older man, salt-and-pepper beard, has the ability to ‘disappear’ into the streets within an instant, ‘friend’ of Renaer)BT20
Kahlem Ralnarth (nephew of Lord Ralnarth, a vain bully with coin and a noble name behind it, sometimes overseer of the Watch in Castle and seaward, because of him his uncle sponsors the watch-equipment, ‘enemy’ of Renaer)
Watch Commander Delnar Kleeandur BT263
Watchman Kersh Tegerin MS51 (patrols North Ward, friend of the spellscarred adventuress Icelin Tearn)
Commander Bors Jarthay
Commander of Araezra, Talanna and Kalen
Thirty winters, brown hair bright eyes, bemused smile DS42/45
Araezra ‘Rayse’ Hondyl
Ranking valabrar of the Waterdeep Guard, Beautiful ravenhaired DS7, Likes to paint as a hobby DS43, Would like to marry a Masked lord to archive things for Waterdeep DS46
Talanna ‘Tal’ Taenfeather
Rank of Shieldlar, Araezras best friend , red haired, fast runner DS7, Got a ring of feather flight as a gift from Open Lord Neverember DS46
Kalen Dren
Vigilant guardsman and Araezras chief aide. Has strange, colourless eyes.
Sickly, wears glasses and a ring bearing the sigil of Helm. Currently missing, after his secret identy ‘Shadowbane’ was compromised (See Folk of Waterdeep)


The Broadsheets of Waterdeep

The Vigilant Citizen
the most reputable broadsheet BT / DS38

The Blue Unicorn
BT

The Mocking Minstrel
caustic, sarcastic and widely read DS22-23,37

Daily Luck
DS39

Halivar’s
DS39

North Wind
features illustrations of fashionable garments and easy-on-the-eyes models and gossip about the higher circles DS39

Merchant's Friend
DS86


Folk of Waterdeep

Vajra ‚Blackstaff’ Safahr
The only living and permanent resident of Blackstaff Tower,
She was the heir and lover of the former Blackstaff Samark, who was murdered by Khondar ‘Ten-Rings’ Naomal in 1479DR
Vajra is a dusky skinned Tethyrian, with bright indigo eyes and short black hair.
Youngest daughter of the paladin Tamik al Tamik el Safahr and Parama yr Manshaka, the only one born with magic, BT247-249
Apprentice to her aunt Mynda Gyrfalcon-Thann and Princess Zandra, the Court Viziras of Tethyr BT 249-251
** maybe a descendant of Danilo Thann?

Dagult Neverember
Open Lord of Waterdeep, BT, DS
worked with Khondar ‘Ten-Rings’ Naomal, in order to gain possession of the ‘Overlord’s Helm’ in order to uncover his fellow lords secrets. BT23

Renaer ‘Ren’ Neverember
Son of Lady Brandarth and Dagult Neverember, a sage and book-collector, rake by night

Lord Torlyn Wands
long mahogany locks and full beard, collects books, especially about dragons

The Nameless Haunt
Once Tsarra ‘Blackstaff’ Chaadren’s husband Raegar, the Nameless Haunt was born during an outbreak of the Spellplague when Raegar was merged with Tsarra’s tressym familiar Nameless.
He lives in a tree-top lair, similar to elven tree-settlements, a few miles to the west of Waterdeep.
The Nameless Haunt can open a portal to the place of his ‘creation’, a cathead-shaped mark on Mount Waterdeep at dawn.

Lady Ilira Nathalan
Midnight hair, eyes of pure gold without iris or pupil, a moonelf (DS170-171)
has Dethek/dwarven runes tattooed across her collarbone, 'Gargan vathkelke kaugathal', vathkel- meaning 'lost' (DS173-174). Actually the script seems to be Gol-Kaa, the language of the goliaths, that also uses Dethek. And the inscription seems to be the the name of Fox-at-Twilight's goliath friend 'Gargan the Dispossed' in it's native tongue.
Shared a deep friendship with Lorien Dawnbringer. Her death lead to the discovery of Iliras secret. Currently suspected to be a shade spy and in hiding, due to false news spread by Fayne the Trickster.
Ilira wears a star sapphire pendant looped around her her left wrist DS166
Spellscarred: Her touch burns living flesh. Her shadow is/can become a separate entity, probably the remains of her former goliath-companion.
Ilira killed Fayne’s mother Cythara Nathalan in a duel.
**Probably the former adventuress Fox-at-Twilight, who took the family name of her dead friend Yldar Nathalan (Cythara’s brother) as her own.
**Probably writes the 'Silver Fox'-books under the name Arita (elvish:'silver fox').
** might her star sapphire pendant be ‘Erevan’s Shroud’?


Shadowbane (Kalen Dren)
DS1-6
Wears Grey cloak DS24 black armour and sword sheet. Magic boots DS99
A Paladin, has healing touch and protection. Prays to the Threefold God of the Church of the Eye (a heresy revering Tyr-torm and Helm as a single entity, it's first crusaders recruited from the ranks of the Night Masks of Westgate to confront the thieves guilds vampiric masters). His teacher, the half-elf Levia, used spells to heal. DS99
Spell-scared: Kalen seems to be of sickly health, but is resistant to pain and has toughend flesh, but his body will increasingly lose feeling and perish eventually. DS98
Myrin transfered some Life-energy into him, allowing him 'to live a little longer' DS309
He inherited his sword 'Vindicator' from the famous knight Gedrin Shadowbane, shortly before Gedrin died in Luskan.DS98/Short-story Shadowbane
Gedrin himself received the blade after he awoke from a dream about the duell between Helm and Tyr, Vindicator being Helm's sword from the dream. DS98
**Speculation: It might be possible, that Vindicator holds a small part of Helm's divine essence. Maybe it would be possible to ressurect Helm with the blades help?

Myrin
Spellscared girl, when active her body is coverd in blue glowing runes and her hair seems to be blue fire, not beautiful, but terrible, death embodied DS102
Myrin is barely more then a girl and litle more than bone and skin DS102
Deeply tanned skin, blue eyes DS102
Myrin was already present when Lady Ilira battled Fayne's mother Cythara, almost 100 years in the past and Ilira was looking for her back then. DS253/256
Fayne is afraid that she might run into an archmage or plaguechanged and 'absorbe something to powerful to control' DS257
** Speculation: Maybe Fayne's joke about 'Myrin being a goddess' (DS258) will prove to prophetic? Maybe she is the 'seed' a new Mystra was supposed to born from? Lilten mentioned something about a great mad mage from Waterdeep, who wanted to stop the Spellplague (Halaster)DS216. Maybe Myrin was 'made' by Halaster to absorbe the Weave?
Fayne remembers, that 'the girl wreathed in blue flames flickered into being just as Faynes mothers magic burned her from the inside out'(DS242). That could either mean, that Myrin was created by Fayne's act of magic or that her mother's magic, concealling Myrin from Ilira, failed that moment.

Fayne the Trickster
Often appears as a half-elf girl, writes her exploits under the alias of Satin Rutshear for the Mocking Minstrel (a caustic, sarcastic and widely read broadsheet) DS 22-23, other alter egos inclued: Lueth, which means ‘Riddle’ in elven, a half-elf boy and Charl(atan) a red haired girl). Fayne (who has in her natural form) also at one point called herself "Rien" which means "trick" in Elvish (DS 236) and "Ellyne" ("sorrow"DS239), which appears to be her actual name (as Lilten calls her that at the end of the novel DS 307, and the voice that tried to stop her from using her mother's wand on Ilira DS255).
Fayne is also the one who caused Kolatch to have purple hair and beard (by magic) and when Talantress Roaringhorn was caught in a compromising/public scandal, it was Fayne, using her shapeshifting abilities to become a very handsome and kinky hunk of a man, which was then outed in the Minstrel (again, by Fayne, writing as Satin Rutshear). This is what Fayne does professionally--mischief and scandal--she's sort of a political/social catspaw you hire to cause your opponents grief.
In her true form she has pale skin, bright red hair, gleaming eyes of silver, long elf-ears, delicate features, sharp teeth, a scar on her cheek(caused by the bolt that killed her mother DS255), leathery wings and a long tail tipped with a spade-shaped ridge of bone. DS 304 (Probably a fey’ri).
** Speculation: Fayne's mother Cythara might not be dead at all, as Cellica recognized her in terror(when Fayne took her mother's form) as the 'golden elf lady with the eyes of darkness' who was part of the demon cult that held Cellica as a slave in Luskan. Cythara had three succubus servants, who occasionally took her place, so the Cythara Ilira killed could have been an imposter. Or someone else took Cythara's form (maybe Lilten's 'old friend'?)

Lilten the Turncloak
Golden skinned, eyed and haired elf DS20/303/306
Patron and (adoptive?) father of Fayne, Also called Lilianviaten (master fate spinner) and ‘Last Heir’ DS306
Fayne suspects, that he might be a Masked Lord DS303
Once served Erevan Ilesere as high-priest, but abandoned his faith in favour of Beshaba.DS307
His personal seal is a silver shooting star surrounded by a ring of tiny flames. DS21
He plays a game of 'wits' with an 'old friend' who covets a 'plaything' (probably Myrin), so Lilten planned to obtain it himself. DS215
** Speculation: Lilten himself might be a fey’ri (Last Heir of his house), the demonlord Grazz’t (the cult Fayne’s mother had joined, or the god Erevan Ilesere himself (due to his personal sigil, which is somewhat similar to the gods symbol and the connection to Fox-at-Twilight/Lady Ilira)He might also be the person Fox-at-Twilight called ‘Uncle Nemesis’.

Kirenkirsalai
A ‘shadowman’ with black eyes who is looking for ‘a child’ for over 80 years. A child (his foe) Gedrin Shadowbane promised him to deliver over 80 years ago (GS)
His sword is a long thin blade composed of pure midnight (GS)
** might be Lilten’s ‘old friend’
** Kirenkirsalai’s true name starts with ‘Ne-‘ (GS) Maybe he is Neveren Darkdance? Neveren was a Nightmask operative from Westgate, the same group Gedrin Shadowbane recruited his first followers from. Neveren was also an onetime ally of Fox-at-Twilight and a shadowdancer (explaining his movements in the shadow ). Maybe he’s also a vampire (explaining his long life and the fact, that he could turn Gedrin’s wife Sivgena into a ‘creature’ Gedrin had to destroy).
** Kirenkirsalai might be no man at all, as he said ‘you men are all alike’ as if it didn’t include himself (GS) might be a disguise of Cythara Nathalan or the person who took her form and headed the demon cult in Luskan. Both have shadowy black eyes. But then again Kirenkirsalai considers himself a higher being.
** Neveren Darkdance might have joined forces with Cythara Nathalan to regain possession of ‘Erevan’s Shroud’ and the rapier 'Neveren’s Betrayal' from Fox-at-Twilight.

Arrath ‚Rath’ Vir
Beardless, bald dwarf monk/ murderer, Foe of Shadowbane, was arrested by guard for the murder of Lorien Dawnbringer. DS

Avaereene
a powerful lich and crime lord (originally appeared in the 3.5 Waterdeep sourcebook as a member of the Xanathar's guild) (DS 183+)
Hides below the illusion of a youthful, well rounded women, with a heart-shaped face surrounded by vibrant gold curls. DS183
Before Avarenee became a lich, she was in command of the Xanathar’s kidnapping agents known as ‘the Hand’. She was already askilled mage and slver of the Xanathar’s Thieves Guild. CoS/WiW 89


"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 23 Aug 2009 04:24:28
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:03:25  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Monstrous Residents of Waterdeep

Ghosts of Waterdeep

Ravencourt
The Magistree (Magister Nharrelk’s ghost) BT

Mouth of Scarlet’s Well Street
Haunted by the harmless spirit of a woman still weeping bloody tears for her lost love.

Tesper House
** Tespergate Sisters

Sea Wraiths
MS

Creatures of Waterdeep

Sewyrm
Mastiff-sized Lizards, live in sewers, mottled green, bite is half as bad as their tail lash, BT
Some say there is a great albino sewyrm, down in the darkest deepest sewers CotD 91-92


**Lirdolin's Stuff**
Things I inclueded in my game:

Sea Ward

**Ruins of the Dragon Tower of Maaril
Few people in Waterdeep do even remember who Maaril was. Nothing remains of the former dragonshaped tower except rubble, it’s only remaining recognizable piece, the Dragonhead, forming a fountain spout on the Talltumble Stair in Mountainside.
No one wants to build here because of the magical chaos inflicted by the Spellplague, but now and then foolish or greedy sellswords try to find the supposed basement levels of the tower in hopes of magical treasure.

Castle Ward

**Pantheon-Temple of the Seldarin
Below are the crypts of Aelinthaldaar (the capitol city of Illefarn)

**Elfstone Tavern

**The Crawling Spider
Tavern, now staffed with actual drow, staff was changed into actual drow during the Spellplague. It also has become the favourite meeting spot of other drow visiting the city.
As the Pantheon temple of the Seldarin and the Elfstone Tavern lie close by, the different elven races bump into each other here quite often. Sometimes on friendlier terms as usual, sometimes not.

Downshadow and Undermountain

** Arcturiadoom
The Arcturia (fey creatures, developed when the undead larva mage Arcturia was plaguechanged, all larva of her body cocooned and from them hatched small duplicates of Arcturias former fey self.)

** The Ten Rings
Headquater: Downshadows
Made up from wizards who were expelled from the Watchful Order of Magisters and Protectors for being loyal to the late guildsenior Khondar ‘Ten-Rings’ Naomal, traitor to guild and city. The group is lead by ten wizards, each of them wearing a magic ring on a different finger than the others. Among the ten are Mouron, Raman, Gharill, Ulik and Sarkap, all pupils of Khondar who have developed a special hatred for the ‘traitor’ Eiruk Weskur.

Environs of Waterdeep

** The Floshin
Halfway between the town of Daggerford and Ardeep Forest, lies a graceful, ridgeside manor that dates back to the days of ancient Illefarn. Tended by moon elf retainers
in the employ of the House Floshin, the Floshin Estates encompass an expanse of lightly wooded land generally used for animal husbandry and the cultivation of rare native plants.
**House Floshin the Younger
Elorfindar Floshin’s four gold elf children and the half-elf descendants of his children with three Waterdhavian noblewomen.
The gold elves still guard the many portals in the House of Long Silences,
which lies in the depths of Ardeep Forest, while the half-elves represent the family within the walls of Waterdeep.
Elfhost the ancestral Floshin blade (defending +3)
**House Floshin the Older (Fey’ri)
In the days of the Siluvanede, House Floshin gave rise to one branch of the Fey’ri.
Lady Nylaersyn ‚the Changeling’ Floshin (Fey’ri)
Waterdeep-CoS pg58


"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 22 Aug 2009 15:14:32
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:04:04  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reserved for future use.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:29:25  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reserved for future use.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  16:32:18  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Again I would like to THANK Lirdolin for this.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2009 :  18:41:54  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I praised this effort over at the WotC boards and I will do the same here. This is an extremely thorough scavenge, and I heartily encourage you to keep doing it . . . and for others to get involved as well!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
Go to Top of Page

Afetbinttuzani
Senior Scribe

Canada
434 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  02:28:36  Show Profile  Visit Afetbinttuzani's Homepage Send Afetbinttuzani a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I praised this effort over at the WotC boards and I will do the same here. This is an extremely thorough scavenge, and I heartily encourage you to keep doing it . . . and for others to get involved as well!

Cheers


Amen to that. The writers at WOTC would do well to consult this before doing any new work on Waterdeep. Kudos to all involved.

Afet bint Tuzaní

"As the good Archmage often admonishes me, I ought not to let my mind wander, as it's too small to go off by itself."
- Danilo Thann in Elfsong by Elaine Cunningham
Go to Top of Page

Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
1632 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  19:10:52  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing this. I think I'll print it out and slip it into the Waterdeep bible next to my desk.

For current projects and general natter, see www.steveneschend.com
Go to Top of Page

sfdragon
Great Reader

2219 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  22:18:17  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
but does anyone know the fate of the Grey Hands??

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


My FR fan fiction
Magister's GAmbit
http://steelfiredragon.deviantart.com/gallery/33539234
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3037 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  22:20:21  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Thanks for sharing this. I think I'll print it out and slip it into the Waterdeep bible next to my desk.


The real thanks goes to Lirdolin for most of the work.

That is high praise Steven.

The Grey Hands I dont know.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  22:35:14  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Afetbinttuzani

Amen to that. The writers at WOTC would do well to consult this before doing any new work on Waterdeep. Kudos to all involved.

Keith and Claire Hoffman--the writing directors of LFR: Waterdeep, who really do their research when crafting adventures--are participants in the thread on the WotC boards.

I had dinner with them at GenCon actually, and I think our beloved city is in pretty good hands as far as LFR is concerned!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
Go to Top of Page

sfdragon
Great Reader

2219 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2009 :  22:39:38  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
pardon me though if I don't like the idea behind living FR......

so how's your next book coming Erik???





edit: spelling

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


My FR fan fiction
Magister's GAmbit
http://steelfiredragon.deviantart.com/gallery/33539234

Edited by - sfdragon on 18 Aug 2009 22:40:06
Go to Top of Page

Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2009 :  05:27:27  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sfdragon

pardon me though if I don't like the idea behind living FR......
Sure--though I'm curious what idea it is you don't like?

quote:
so how's your next book coming Erik???
I've written two books since Downshadow, and I'm working on selling them. I'm about in the middle of writing a third one.

As for Realms novels, though, alas--nothing in the cards at the moment.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2009 :  17:43:21  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the praise
And thanks in return to Brimstone, that he is taking it upon himself to update it here, as i can't edit the posts of other people

As Wizard's forums are down for some time, here's part of my curent update (rest will follow)

Key: (...)CoS/WiW (City of Splendors Boxed Set Who is Who)

Sea Ward
Kendall’s Gallery
BT 61, slate-tilted, Khulzar’s Alley

Castle Ward
Open Lord’s Palace
(…)
Vorgan Drulth (BT 266, Lord’s Champion, the bodyguard of the Open Lord Neverember, giant bulldog of a man, wear’s many weapons on his person, among them metal sleeves over his index fingers, both shaped like claws.
Gilliam’s Haberdashery
DS 97
*near the Smiling Siren (Location speculated)

Other Organisations
Haven of the Scarred
DS 140, consortium of healers and priests tending to those run afoul of spellplague and other magical maladies. Cellica, Shadowbane’s helper, was a member prior to her death and Lady Ilira Nathalan is a patron.

Noble Houses
House Gralleth
(…)
Lord Challras Gralleth (BT125 /240)
Lord Rharlek Gralleth (BT240, Challras’s son, short of build, has a lisp, ‘a squat, poor-compexioned boor with bad teeth,worse manners, two left feet, and a wasted education’.
House Ralnarth
(…)
Kahlem Ralnarth (nephew of Lord Ralnarth, a vain bully with coin and a noble name behind it, member of the Watch, See also The Watch)

Folk of Waterdeep
Avaereene
(…)
Before Avarenee became a lich, she was in command of the Xanathar’s kidnapping agents known as ‘the Hand’. She was already a skilled mage and slaver of the Xanathar’s Thieves Guild. CoS/WiW 89

Best wishes
Lirdolin

Edited by - Lirdolin on 21 Aug 2009 17:53:31
Go to Top of Page

Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2009 :  00:01:03  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lirdolin

Other Organisations
Haven of the Scarred
DS 140, consortium of healers and priests tending to those run afoul of spellplague and other magical maladies. Cellica, Shadowbane’s helper, was a member prior to her death and Lady Ilira Nathalan is a patron.


For an additional tidbit, I should mention that this order isn't necessarily as peaceful as that makes it sound. Sure, on paper, they're all about relieving suffering, but scratch the surface . . . ahem.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2009 :  05:37:59  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
Sure, on paper, they're all about relieving suffering, but scratch the surface . . .


...and even then you probably wouldn't notice, that it's connected to the Order of the Blue Fire?
I had already wondered, if the 'Haven' is one of the nice public faces of the Order.

Lirdolin

Edited by - Lirdolin on 22 Aug 2009 05:39:00
Go to Top of Page

sfdragon
Great Reader

2219 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2009 :  05:01:35  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
thats linu from neverwinter nights....
so thats where I saw Eric's avatar.

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


My FR fan fiction
Magister's GAmbit
http://steelfiredragon.deviantart.com/gallery/33539234
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2010 :  10:52:58  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
After a long time of doing freelance work for a german RPG (The Dark Eye) I decided to do some Realms-related work this weekend again.

North Ward
The Lock Sisters Home (Changed)
The sunelves Ristlara and Shenan are well known dealers in antipuities and magic. Their private mansion resembles more of a museum, stocked with artifacts either stolen or recovered from tombs across Faerûn, all carefully tagged and catalogued. MS 44-45, 305

Cerest Elenithils’ Home
On Sammarin Street, Home of the late gold-elf merchant Cerest Elenithil. The elf merchant, who died in 1479 DR during an confrontation with the adventuress Icelin Tearn, is believed to have had ties to Waterdeeps underworld. The blocky stone structure sports a single tower braced against the main building and a private garden. The private garden includes a gladehouse with panteflowers, yellow orchids and varieties of roses and a fish pond under which a former servent of Cerest, who stared to long at the elfs’ disfigured face, is entombed MS44, 46-47

Folk of Waterdeep
Ristlara and Shenan- the Lock Sisters of North WardThe sunelves Ristlara and Shenan are well known dealers in antipuities and magic, but also the richest thieves living openly in Waterdeep. Both have fiery gold hair, bronze skin and moss green eyes and are fully aware of their beauty. Shenan the older sister is as sedate as Ristlara is furious. They claim to be sisters, but some wonder if they are also lovers. They had an intimate relationship with the late Cerest Elenithil. ‘The Locks’ have defined the market for rare antiquities in the city. Magic, the older the better pleases them best. They are mostly retired from business these days and after almost two centuries of thievery, they today support adventuring groups and grave-robbers alike. MS 44-50

**Lirdolin's Stuff**

Castle Ward
** Home of Lirdolin ‘Lil’ Lacûva
A small towerhouse near Sevenlamps Cut in Silkstreet. Some whisper that the tower is haunted or cursed, because sometimes magical light erupts around it’s top at night.

Folk of Waterdeep
**Lirdolin ‘Lil’ Lacûva
The beautiful female crinti (halfdrow) warlock hails from Dambrath. The Dambrath before the Spellplague that is. She was in stasis for many years after Spellplague raged and only recently awakend. She spent some time to forge pacts with the fey to compensate the sorcerer-spells she lost after the Spellplague hit. Lirdolin is quite devastated with all the damages the Spellplague did to the world and misses ‘the Old World’. She has a spellscar, a blue tattoo on her left shoulder which along with the eyes and hair, starts glowing at certain times.
Lirdolin is really moody in the morning and sleeps long if possible. She reads old romance and magic-mystery novels from before the Spellplague. Lirdolin has several female lovers across the Realms, but first among them is Nualash Starym, a female moonelf noble in Myth Drannor. Lirdolin actually created a functioning gate in her tower to a place near that city. Lirdolin reveres the drow-goddess Eilistraee to this day and still wears a symbol of Eilistraee, but prays to Selûne and Corellon for guidance.
Among other things she travelled with several adventuring groups, disguised as a cleric of Loviatar and was a tavern-slave in the drow city Fyvrek’zek, a district of Undrek’Thoz in her past. Today, when she is not adventuring with the adventuring group of ‘The Sunshadows’, she tries to live the quite life of a magical sage, collecting (among other things)knowledge about her new home city of Waterdeep.

Edited by - Lirdolin on 03 Jan 2010 10:54:22
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2010 :  14:57:19  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And a second batch on the same day:
The following NSC's and locations are taken from:

VOLO BREAKS A HOT TALE by Ed Greenwood The 2008 “Spin A Yarn” Realms Tale

And so they might not be taken as serious Realmslore at all, but I tried to formulate it as serious as possible.


Noble Houses

House Geddarm
Lord Volothamp ‚Volo’ Geddarm the Lucky SAY1,4

Folk of Waterdeep
Olimbur Dardulph
Volo’s fat and cigar-chewing publisher. Publisher of Broadsheets. A journalist even in the face of dire danger. SAY1, 3

Lord Volothamp ‚Volo’ Geddarm the Lucky
Survived the spellplague and the century since, thanks to some meddling wizard or other.
SAY1, 6

Lord Bones
Crime-Lord, visits seedy festhalls. An intelligent undead formed by a conglomerate of crawling claws and dretches. SAY4-5
** a plaguechanged creature?

The Bandoun Family
Matriarch Kalandra, who is addicted to shape-changing potions SAY6,19
Haramond Bandoun, a lich, SAY6
Emily Bandoun, Bandouns’s much younger sister who trails around after him all the time—and wears magical boots that could “jump” her through walls and closed doors and any other sort of obstacle intended to keep her out. She never says anything. She just sits and watches with her huge dark eyes, and listenes.

Verity Morninglady
Dragonborn pirate captain in the employment of the lich Haramond Bandoun. She always growls, if she remembes to, because she thinks pirates should growl, and because she was a dragonborn. She wears a cursed magical girdle —not entirely by choice; because of the curse – which not only grants an armorlike protection, but also kept her figure breathtakingly buxom…and as short as a halfling child. Verity regards the world through lowered eyelids, looking perpetually bored, because she has a lazy eye and preferred that not all the Realms knew that. She also had a purple peg leg because the skin of the gigantic red dragon she’d once slain had faded to a fetching purple hue, because as a matter of style a pirate captain should have a peg leg, and because the dragon had helpfully removed her own right leg at the knee during their fight to the death. She worked with Haramond Bandoun because an obsessed lich was perhaps the most powerful but biddable creature she could think of for getting her whatever she wanted in Waterdeep, so long as his obsessions remained unfulfilled. SAY6

Watch
Orsar Rondreval Sambrast, the fattest elf Waterdeep has ever seen, being rounder than most ale-kegs but only a head taller. Had a (rumoured) brief career as a rogue. SAY13


Dock Ward
Velvet Tentacles
also known as No Liches Allowed Festhall

on Ship Street, contrary to Waterdhavian law, curses are being cast on customers. SAY3,4
it is one festhall that had never known any need to advertise. SAY4
The former Patron Dusk Lanvyl of High Healers Everywhere, a weary-looking—but smiling—man, was arrested by the Watch for working with the crimelord Lord Bones. SAY5
The place pays monthly tribute to deep gnomes and serves even the most exotic customers. The hellhound pelt that decorates the floor of its back hall is sentient and howls and belches fire when stepped on. SAY9

Home of Melvar the Mouth
on Ship Street , near the Velvet Tentacles Festhall. Melvar ‘the Mouth’ is a halfling who sells information SAY11

Brain Food
On Ship Street, raw-fish-balls eatery, largely notorious for being owned by a mind flayer.

The Wanton Weredolphin
Tavern SAY5

Arrowclad Jester
Tavern, where ‘Mirt underwent his unexpected pregnancy, and the place Fzoul Chembryl groomed his mustache a time or two’. SAY6
Has poor-performing minstrels at the door and a tasteless interior SAY9


Ward Unknown
Aldremand’s Finest Quaffs and Broths
Tavern SAY1,13
Probably also located in Dock Ward





Edited by - Lirdolin on 03 Jan 2010 14:58:59
Go to Top of Page

The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
Moderator

Australia
31701 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2010 :  16:31:39  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lirdolin

And so they might not be taken as serious Realmslore at all, but I tried to formulate it as serious as possible.
You'll hear no complaints from me. In fact, as I've told Ed before, I try to incorporate into my Realms what I can from his "Spin A Yarn" tales -- humour and all.

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Scribe for the Candlekeep Compendium -- Volume IX now available (Oct 2007)

"So Saith Ed" -- the collected Candlekeep replies of Ed Greenwood

Zhoth'ilam Folio -- The Electronic Misadventures of a Rambling Sage
Go to Top of Page

Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
1632 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2010 :  16:57:40  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Quick note after scanning the details--The Nameless Haunt lives EAST of Waterdeep; west of Waterdeep is an awful lot of water.

For current projects and general natter, see www.steveneschend.com
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2010 :  19:15:08  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Memo to me:
Never set directions without first consulting the "Nie Ohne Seife Waschen" saying ('spoken' clockwise, translation 'Never wash without soap', the first letters indicating the german directions Nord-Ost-Süd-West ;) )

Edited by - Lirdolin on 04 Jan 2010 19:17:59
Go to Top of Page

Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
194 Posts

Posted - 04 Feb 2010 :  14:25:24  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some updates from the first 40 pages of 'The God Catcher' (some other infos on the characters and places I already extracted from the book will follow after I'm finished with the whole book) and Draconomicon2:

Sea Ward
The God Catcher
An apartment house, built from a former Walking statue. Lies at an accidental square created where Sul Street meets an unnamed jog of Market Street. A hearth house, a dry-goods store and a few far-shippers lie nearby. One of its legs is sunken into the ground connecting the building with the sewers. (TGC pg. 5-6).
Aundra Blacklock, a sorceress is the landlady of the house, ‘raptoran’ appearence, lives in a sphere without a visible door floating 20ft. above the statues upward-reaching arm(TGC pg. 6-7)

‘Hearth-House at the God Catcher’(not actual name)
has a certain irrepressible charm, owned by Mardin Eftnacost, a former adventurer and friend of Lady Tennora Hedare and her late mother Liferna (TGC pg. 5, 20,35)


Noble Houses:

House Hedare
Lady Aowena Hedare, (TGC pg. 5)
Lord Eckhart Hedare, has thick mustaches (TGC pg. 5)
Live in the North Ward. Looking for tutors for their 4 children (TGC pg. 7)
Their mansions room are named after magical beasts like Griffon Room and Phoenix Room. (TGC pg. 8,11)
Lady Tennora Hedare (See Folk of Waterdeep)

House Marchenor
Ballinton Marchenor, a third son, officer of the guard, patrols the sewers, can be very sweet and eager around women, but is an utter bore and smells of the sewers (TGC pg. 8)

Folk of Waterdeep
Jalanvaloss
Female Steeldragon, ‘The Wyrm of many Spells’, disguises herself as a lady of means, currently trying to rebuilt her fortunes, which where diminished by the Spellplague. (Dracon.2 210-211)

Edited by - Lirdolin on 04 Feb 2010 14:57:09
Go to Top of Page

The Red Walker
Great Reader

USA
3543 Posts

Posted - 04 Feb 2010 :  15:04:05  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WoW!!!!

This is great stuff. Thanks to everyone working on it and keep it up please!

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 04 Feb 2010 15:04:33
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2019 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000