Chandlerscross was a clean, fresh-looking town in Scardale located on the River Ashaba within the great canyon called the Scar. This town rose to prominence, and even served as its capital city, during the occupation of the dale by a coalition of foreign forces during the mid–14th century DR.
While in 1356 DR the town was barely noticeable, by the late 1360s it had become a bustling center of trade, having evaded the chaos and destruction that was rampant in Scardale Town. Following that settlement's devastation during the Shaking Plague in 1370 DR, Chandlerscross was designated as the capital of Scardale.
Throughout the 1400s DR, Sembian merchants consolidated the nation's power over Scardale through a series of underhanded deals and betrayals. These actions culminated with Sembia's mercenary army marching on Chandlerscross and slaughtering many dalesfolk. After their bloody coup, the merchant nation re-established Scardale Town as the capital of the dale.
The city watch was composed entirely of Scardalefolk, a point of pride for the dale after years of foreign occupation.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 38. ISBN 978-1560766674.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.