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City System is an accessory for AD&D 1st edition. It includes extensive and detailed maps of the city of Waterdeep, and was intended to serve as a companion to Waterdeep and the North.

It is called the City of Splendors: Waterdeep, most populous and powerful of the cities of the north. It is a city of wealth, adventure and danger. More men have died in its taprooms and bars than in all the sieges of Dragonspear Castle. Success and death lurk in its shadowed entranceways and dimly-lit streets.

Come explore the greatest city of the Realms in this incredible new boxed set dealing with urban fantasy adventures. Waterdeep is detailed in no less than 10 expanded maps, embellished with typical building interiors suitable for use in any campaign setting. In addition, a full-size poster of Waterdeep is provided, along with a grand-scale three-dimensional map of Castle Waterdeep, hub of the city's government. In addition to all of these maps, a 32 page City System booklet provides encounters and street scenes, special features and details of Waterdeep, and methods of creating types of buildings in monuments in the pockets of those unfortunate enough to get in a player character's way. Designed for use with Waterdeep, these new features are suitable for use anywhere in the Forgotten Realms!

It's all here-all you add is your imagination.[3]

Contents[]

  • Using This Product
  • Waterdeep
  • A Brief Timeline
  • Rulership, Peacekeeping, and Justice
  • City Buildings
  • City Services
  • Street Scenes
  • Recurrent Situations
  • Picking Pockets, Short Version and Long Version

Index[]

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Characters[]

AhghaironAmprantineBaeron SilmaerilDurnanEhlemm ZoarElestarGharlHanselHarshnagHrusseJanszoburJardwimJemurilKappiyan FlurmastyrKhelben ArunsunLarounLeoneLharilstarLhestynLhorar GildegghMaarilMalas HothemerMaliantorMhair SzeltuneMirt the MoneylenderNain KeenwhistlerNaneatha LharilstarNimoarOrlpar HusteemOsco SalibuckPiergeiron the PaladinsonRaurlorShilarn SilmaerilShyrrhrTessalar HulicormUlbaereg BloodhandVelstrodeZelphar Arunsun

Creatures[]

beholderblink dogboarbugbeardire wolfdwarfelfgiant lynxgnomegriffonfrost gianthalflinghawkhill gianthippogriffhumanjaguarmermenogreorcowlbearpegasussabletarrasquetrollWalking Statues of Waterdeepwerebearwyvern
Mounts
baluchitheriumcamelelephanthorsemuleoxenpack lizardreindeeryak
Monster Encounters Table
browniecarnivorous apecarrion crawlerdaemondevadjinndopplegangerdrelbdrowfoxwomangargoyle (margoyle) • ghastghostghoulgiantsgiant batgiant centipedegiant ratgiant ravengiant spidergiant weaselgulguthra (neo-otyughotyugh) • kenkukoboldlammasulizardmenmedusamindflayermodronmongrelmanmummyrakshasaratravenseawolfshadowspectretroglodytevampirewerebearwereboarwereratweresharkweretigerwerewolfwightwild dogwill-o'-wispwraith
Pets
beetlecatchipmunkdogferretlizardmonkeysnakesongbird

Locations[]

Bodies of Water
Sea of Fallen Stars (Inner Sea)
Buildings
Businesses
Arnagus the ShipwrightBalthor's Rare and Wondrous TreasuresBellister's HandDunblast Roofing CompanyFelhaur's Fine FishGelfuril the TraderGolden KeyHalambar Lutes & HarpsHalazar's Fine GemsHalls of HilmerHouse of PrideHriiat Fine PastriesMeiroth's Fine SilksNestaur's RopesNueth's Fine NetsOlmhazan's JewelsOrm's HighbenchPatient Fingers FineworkPelauvir's CounterPhalantar's Philtres & ComponentsPrestar's FurnitureRiautar's WeaponrySmokehouseSulmest's Splendid Shoes & BootsSurtlan's MetalwaresTelethar LeatherworksThentavva's BootsThond Glass and GlazingTorpus's TanneryTurnstone Plumbing and Pipefitting
Fortresses
Armory of WaterdeepCastle WaterdeepLhestyn's PalacePeaktop EyriePiergeiron's PalaceTrollfort
Guildhalls
Builders' HallCitadel of the ArrowCoach & Wagon HallCobblers' & Corvisers' HouseCostumers' HallFellowship HallGuild PaddockHouse of CleanlinessHouse of CrystalHouse of the Fine CarversHouse of GemsHouse of Good SpiritsHouse of HealingHouse of SongHouse of TextilesOffice of the LeagueMap HouseMariners' HallMarket HallMaster Bakers' HallMetalmasters' HallMetal House of WondersOld GuildhallPewterers' and Casters' GuildhallThe Road HouseSaddlers' HallSeaswealth HallShipwrights' HouseStationers' HallStone HouseTower of the OrderWaterman's HallWheel HallThe Zoarstar
Inns, Taverns, Nightclubs, & Festhalls
A Maiden's TearsBlue MermaidBlushing MermaidBlackstar InnBlue JackBowels of the EarthCliffwatchCrawling SpiderDacer's InnThe Dragon's HeadElfstone TavernFelzoun's FollyFiery FlagonFull SailsGalloping MinotaurGentle MermaidGournar's TavernThe Grey SerpentGrinning LionHanged ManHouse of Purple SilksInn of the Dripping DaggerJade DancerJade JugMaerghoun's InnMermaid's ArmsMisty BeardMother Tathlorn's House of Pleasure and HealingMuleskull TavernPampered TravelerPilgrim's RestPurple PalaceRaging LionRearing HippocampusRed-Eyed OwlThe Sailors' OwnSelûne's SmileShip's ProwShip's WheelSleeping SnakeSleeping WenchSleepy SylphSmiling SirenSplintered StairSpouting FishThirsty SailorThirsty ThroatThree PearlsUnicorn's HornWandering WemicWarm BedsYawning Portal
Residences
Adarbrent VillaAgundar VillaEirontalar VillaEltorchul VillaFair WindsGauntyl VillaHeroes' RestHothemer VillaJemuril's HouseMarblehearthMirt's MansionNaingateShyrrhr's HouseSilmerhelve VillaStormwatchThann VillaUlbrinter VillaVelstrode's HouseWands Villa
Stables
Athal's StablesHlakken StablesThe Redbridle Stables
Temples & Shrines
House of HeroesHouse of Inspired HandsHouse of the MoonHouse of WonderLady's HandsPlinthShrine of SilvanusSpires of the MorningTemple of BeautyTower of Luck
Tombs
Hall of HeroesHall of SagesHouse of the HomelessMariner's Rest
Towers, Civic
Bell TowerEast Torch TowerHarborwatch TowerTrolltowerWatching Tower
Towers, Residential
Blackstaff TowerDragon TowerMhair's TowerTessalar's Tower
Warehouses
Bellister's HouseChandler's WarehouseCrommor's WarehouseDhaermos WarehouseFish WarehouseHelmstar WarehouseHilmer WarehouseHouse of Crystal StorageHouse of TarmagusRed Sails WarehouseThomm WarehouseWarehouse of the LeagueWarehouse of the Salters
Districts of Waterdeep
Castle WardCity of the DeadDock WardNorth WardSea WardSouthern WardTrades Ward
Landmarks
Ahghairon's StatueHarbour Chain GatesHeroes' GardenField of TriumphWarriors of Waterdeep
Nations
AmnCalimshanCormyrSembiaThay
Regions
AnaurochDalelandsMoonseathe NorthTharsouth Faerûnwest Faerûn
Roads
Adder LaneAline's WayAka WayArveen StreetBazaar StreetBelzer's WalkThe BoomgardenBurnt Wagon WayCage StreetCalamastyr LaneCaldwell StreetCliffrideCod LaneCooper StreetCymbril's WalkDarselune StreetDelzorin StreetDiamond StreetDob's LossDock StreetDretch LaneEel StreetElvarren's LaneFillet LaneGeltoon StreetGem StreetGolden Serpent StreetGothal StreetGulzinder StreetHaltover StreetHeard LaneHog StreetJelzar's StrideJulthoon StreetKeel AlleyKeltarn StreetLackpurse LaneLamp StreetThe LionsManycats AlleyMarlar's LaneMelshar's StreetNag StreetNet StreetOar AlleyOdd StreetPalfrey LanePony WayRainrun StreetRough RoadSambril LaneSanborn StreetSatchel AlleySeaeye's MarchSeawatch StreetShando StreetShark StreetShank AlleySmuggler's RunSpendthrift AlleyStallion StreetStreet of LancesStreet of the Singing DolphinStreet of WhispersSulmoor StreetTchozal's RaceTharleon StreetToalar's LaneTower TrailTrollkill StreetVellarr's LaneVondil StreetWagonslide AlleyWard's WayWarriors' WayWastrel AlleyWaterdeep WayWestwall StreetWhim StreetZarmitar StreetZeldan's AlleyZendulth Street
Courtyards
Caravan CourtCourt of the WellCourt of the White BullGuards CourtJesters' CourtMagecourt
Settlements
MirabarNeverwinterSilverymoonT'QuessionWaterdeepWestgate
Wilderness
Stump Bog

Magic[]

Items
djinn ringflying carpetgem of seeingmace of disruptionsphere of annihilationQuaal's feather token
Spells
detect liefeeblemindmagic mouthraise deadspeak with dead
Other
command wordtruename

Organizations[]

Adventuring Companies
Force Grey
Civic
City WatchCity Guard
Criminal Organizations
Thieves Guild of Waterdeep
Noble Houses
AdarbrentAgundarCassalanterCrommorEirontalarEltorchulGauntylHothemerIlitulIlvastarrIlzimmerIrlingstarJardethJhansczilLanngolynLathlukeMaerklosMaernosMajarraMantharMargasterNandarNesherPhullPhylundPiiradostRaventreeThorpThunderstaffUlbrinterUrmbruskWandsWavesilverZoarstarZulpairZun
Political Organizations
Lords of Waterdeep
Tribes
Black ClawBloodhand tribeBull Elk tribeSnow Cat Nomads
Vigilante Organizations
Red Sashes

Religions[]

GondHoarLathanderMielikkiMystraOneSelûneSilvanusSuneTempusTymoraWaukeen

Miscellaneous[]

Art & Literature
filigree
Armor
banded mailchain mailfield plategauntletleather armorpadded armorplate mailring mailscale mailsplint mailstudded leather
Classes
clericfightermagic-user
Clothing
ankletapronbelt (cummerbund) • bliautbodicebonnetboots (riding boots) • breechesbuskincap-of-coinscaulcloakclogcoifdiademdoubletescoffioneyepatchgorgetgownhenninhoodhouppelandejewelrykirtleliripipepantaloonsringroberoundletsandalscarfshawlslippersmockspectaclessurcoattiaratunicveilwimple
Conditions
leprosy
Currency
Harbor MoonToal
Dates
Cormyr ReckoningDalereckoning-2120 NR-980 NR-560 NR-160 NR-145 NR-143 NR-100 NR-96 NR-92 NR-50 NR-22 NR-6 NR0 NR216 NR224 NR230 NR241 NR244 NR266 NR268 NR270 NR276 NR279 NR282 NR325 NR1332 CR1357 DR
Drugs
tobacco
Events
First TrollwarGuildwarsSecond Trollwar
Food & Drinks
breadfruitchicorycoffeecocoacranberrymilkradishspicesteawine
Herbs
garlicmarjorammintparsleyrosemarythymesage
Games
diceTalis
Gemstones
bloodstonecarbunclediamondemeraldjadelapis lazulimoonstonepearlrubystar rose quartzturquoisezircon
Items
bookbrushcagecasketcauldroncensercoffercombhandkerchiefhingeholy symbolknifelamplockmagnifying glassmapmirrorpomanderquiverropescrollsnaresoapsplintspring-jawstaketentthieftraptinderboxtorchquillvialwalking stickwaterskin
Instruments
accordiondrumfluteharp
Tack
bardingbit and bridlefeedbagharnesshobblehorseshoesaddle
Tools
anvilawlbroomchalkchiselhand axeladdernailshovelsickletongswhetstone
Materials
abaloneambergrisbrasscoppergoldironivorymortarobsidianparchmentrubbersilvertin
Textiles
brocadecamletcanvasdamasklinenmoiremuslinmusterddevelyssamitesatinsilktisshewvellumvelvetwool
Professions
cryerhard currency girljongleurmercenaryminstrelmoneylending
Substances
inkoilperfume
Terminology
hygiene
Vessels
carriagelitter (portage chair) • sleighsledgetrotting cartwagon
Weapons
arrowbastard swordbowcatapultdaggerdartfootman's macehorseman's flailhorseman's macelong swordsapshort swordslingwhip

Appendix[]

Background[]

  • According to trusted designer Eric L. Boyd, this book's designer Ed Greenwood noted that when the team was designing the map for City System they did not consult his master map. As a result, many named streets and alleys were thought to have no name, which the team took as an opportunity to name some after staff at TSR, Inc. Over time with later products, some of these names were replaced with their original ones.[4]
  • The later publication Volo's Guide to Waterdeep notes that by error the noble family Tesper is labeled as owning the villas #87 and #89, when in actuality the noble family Eagleshield owns the former.[5]

Credits[]

  • Design: Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood
  • Editing: Karen Boomgarden
  • Cover Art: Larry Elmore
  • Cartography: Dennis Kauth and Frey Graphics
  • Typography: Betty Elmore
  • Keylining: Stephanie Tabat

External links[]

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following links do not necessarily represent the views of the editors of this wiki, nor does any lore presented necessarily adhere to established canon.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (September 1988). City System. Edited by Karen Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1. ISBN 0-8803-8600-2.
  2. Jennell Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 4. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  3. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (September 1988). City System. Edited by Karen Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 1–32. ISBN 0-8803-8600-2.
  4. ericlboyd (2020-05-22). City System Map & Street of Six Casks. Candlekeep Forum. Archived from the original on 2021-08-22. Retrieved on 2021-08-22.
  5. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 51, 55. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
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