Blackalblade was a small city and the capital of Ondeeme in the Border Kingdoms.[1]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The town was located on the border of Ondeeme and The Barony of Great Oak near the western edge of Qurth Forest.[1]

Government[edit | edit source]

The city was governed by a council of eight merchants, which would choose three of its members to head it. This council was influenced by a group of local wizards called the Slee.[1]

Trade[edit | edit source]

Blackalblade was one of the weathiest cities in the Border Kingdoms and was famed for its gem-cutting and jewellery-making industry. Its location near the Raundawn Hill gave it access to a plentiful supply of raw gems. The council would hire famous gem-cutters from abroad to work their trade for the benefit of the city. The city was home to the Sparkling Hall, the first human school of gem-cutting and jewellery-making. Gems and jewelry from Blackalblade were seen adorning many nobles across Faerûn.[1]

There were several inns located in the city. The most popular inns were Naraxalan's on Gardlaer Street, Orlisk's Orb on The Street of Stallions, and The Old Knight on Reldruth Street.[1]

Blackalblade was home to a unique type of festhall called a drauda. They ranged from regular taverns with some gambling and gossip to dark, violent establishments filled with illicit business.[1]

  • Droum's Beard was located on Turnwall Lane, and was a large drauda with a whole central floor for dancing and other exhibits.
  • Skaeling's Scorpion was located on Sarkskull Lane, and was a "dark" or "blood" drauda infamous for illicit activity.
  • The Burning Mask was located on Dragonfang Street, and was a "dark" or "blood" drauda infamous for illicit activity.
  • The Laughing Nazir was located on Glaudra Lane, and was known for gambling.
  • The Sunset Cloak was located on Darcandle Street and was the most expensive drauda.[1]

Defenses[edit | edit source]

Law and order were maintained by the Kauroanars, a constabulary of roughly 70 men led by Lord Mace Heldraego Rauntlet. Their base of operations was Lawgauntlet Hall on Murloar Street, which also housed the Hall of Law and the constabulary armory and barracks.[1]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The city was named after Kururn Blackalblade, a famous pirate who built the first house in what would become the city. [1]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Ed Greenwood (2006-03-22). The Border Kingdoms: Blackalblade. The Border Kingdoms. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-08-21.

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