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The Black Dragon Gate, also known as the Landward Gate,[2] was the grand northward gate that allowed passageway through the northern wall of Baldur's Gate.[3] It also segregated the Outer City slums of Blackgate, from the entirety of the Upper City.[1]

DescriptionEdit

The gate earned its name from the large stone sculpture of a black dragon head that loomed over the inner side of the wall. The stone statue of the dragon's head was actually constructed in honor of an actual black dragon that was slain by a knight and whose head had been proudly displayed in the exact same location.[3]

ActivitiesEdit

Each morning, laborers and peddlers traveling along the Trade Way would wait in the streets outside the Black Dragon Gate, in order to enter into, or pass through, the city at dawn.[4] Each individual passing through the Black Dragon Gate was required to pay 2 cp, and an additional fee if they were selling goods at a stall in the Wide.[5]

All of the goods brought in by parcel, handcart or wheelbarrow were inspected by members of the Watch.[6]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dungeon Master's screen included in Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). Murder in Baldur's Gate. Edited by Dawn J. Geluso. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 60. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
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