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City of Splendors: Waterdeep is an accessory for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting using the 3.5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset.

The first in-depth look at Waterdeep, the shining jewel of the Forgotten Realms setting, in many years. City of Splendors: Waterdeep offers an in-depth examination of the great city of Waterdeep in the Forgotten Realms setting. An overview of the city includes history, a who’s who, information on laws, and rules for running and playing in a Waterdhavian campaign. Information on the people of Waterdeep covers non-player characters, arcane schools, armed forces, guilds, nobility, prestige classes specific to the city, and more. Also included in the book are discussions of specific Waterdeep locales, adventure locales, and new monsters. An extensive appendix gives information on new equipment, magic items, psionic powers, poisons, spells, and more.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The City of Splendors
  • Chapter 2: People of Waterdeep
  • Chapter 3: Prestige Classes
  • Chapter 4: Waterdeep Locales
  • Chapter 5: Adventures in Waterdeep
  • Chapter 6: Monsters of Waterdeep
  • Chapter 7: Heroes and Magic


It details the city of Waterdeep, including a history of the city, detailed city maps, descriptions of key locations, game statistics for important NPCs, information on local laws, and rules for running and playing in adventures in the City of Splendors.


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Alaura CartierArnagusArtor MorlinBamaal DunsterCorinna LathankinDjarrus GostFrethianGathgaer MilomyntGhentilaraHanor KichavoHaurier BrightshadowHelve MoonstarHronkil ElgredessonIlbrost MythylJandar IlbaerethJuz'laKadila adh VitendiMhaere DryndilstannMulgorNylaersyn FloshinAthosarTessalar HulicormTlinthar RegheriadTomas SiohcenXorla Djannas




Bodies of Water
Chionthar RiverDelimbiyr RiverNaval HarborTrackless SeaUnicorn Run
Downybeard TobacconistDunblast Roofing CompanyEilean's Maztica DelightsFallen Stars FishKhammeral's CoinsMeiroth's Fine SilksMelgard's Fine LeathersMeraedos Fine FursMillomyr HarpsPaethier's PipeweedPatient Fingers FineworkSarsantyr's Tapestries & DraperiesTammerbund's GlasswaresTaurntyrith AdornmentsThentavva's BootsThond Glass and Glazing
Hospice of St. Laupsenn
Felzoun's FollyGrinning LionKeelhauled Dwarf
Towers, Civic
Endcliff TowerFarwatch TowerUpper Towers
Towers, Residential
Mhair's Tower
Stronghold of the Nine


harper pin (greater)horned ringring of feather fallingring of freedom of movementring of the ramring of researchring of shooting starsring of warmthring of wizardryrod of Lathander
abolish shadowsantimagic auraantimagic fieldbacklashbaleful polymorphbinding chain of fateforcewaveKhelben's dweomerdoomKhelben's suspended silenceLaeral's crowning touchLaeral's cutting handLaeral's silver lancelow-light visionLutzaen's frequent jauntruby ray of reversalscintillating spheresymbol of insanityTirumael's energy spheresTrobriand's baleful teleportTrobriand's crystalbrittleTrobriand's glasse
Weapon Qualities


arcane devoteearcane tricksterbear warriorcognition thiefdivine championdivine discipledivine seekerdragon discipleduelistdweomerkeepereldritch knightgoldeyeHarper agentheartwarderloremastermage-killermaiden of painmystic theurgenightcloaksacred fistsilverstartechsmiththaumaturgistThayan knightThayan slaverthief-acrobatvigilantewarrior skald



  • Designer: Eric L. Boyd
  • Additional Design: Ed Greenwood, James Jacobs, Steven E. Schend, Sean K Reynolds
  • Developer: Richard Baker
  • Editors: Cindi Rice, Gary Sarli
  • Editing Manager: Kim Mohan
  • Design Manager: Christopher Perkins
  • Development Manager: Jesse Decker
  • Senior Art Director RPG R&D: Stacy Longstreet
  • Director of RPG R&D: Bill Slavicsek
  • Production Managers: Josh Fischer, Randall Crews
  • Forgotten Realms Art Director: Mari Kolkowsky
  • Cover Artist: Scott M. Fischer
  • Interior Artists: Steve Belledin, Steve Ellis, Wayne England, Ralph Horsley, William O’Connor, Lucio Parrillo, Vinod Rams, Rick Sardinha
  • Graphic Designer: Dee Barnett
  • Cartographer: Dennis Kauth, Robert Lazzaretti
  • Graphic Production Specialist: Angelika Lokotz
  • Image Technician: Jason Wiley
  • Special Thanks: Thomas M. Costa, Elaine Cunningham, George Krashos, Alex Roberts


External links[]


  1. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.