Highmoon was a large town and the capital of Deepingdale, known to be the most well-integrated settlement of humans, elves, and half-elves in all of Faerûn. It was prosperous, exciting and often full of adventurers and travelers from Cormyr, Sembia, and beyond.
The city was founded in the late 11th century DR, but grew quickly over its 400-year existence. The population rose to over 3000 by 1372 DR and over 8000 by 1479 DR. Although early growth of the city was stymied by a lack of military support, conflicts with Vhaeraunian (particularly Auzkovyn ) Drow of Cormanthor spurred its expansion and fortification.
- The High Market: The open market of Highmoon would attract many merchants from Sembia and Cormyr, looking to buy local harvest.
- Lords' Barracks: This military structure was home to the Watchmen of Highmoon. It also housed some of the elven archers that defended Deepingdale and had a small building that served as their collective armory, storing their armaments of hundreds of weapons and sets of armor.
- The Leaves of Learning: The Leaves of Learning was a temple dedicated to Oghma that contained one of best libraries in Faerûn
- Darian Stables: Run by the horse master Alamus Darian, who hailed from Impiltur.
- Royal Provisioners of Highmoon: High-end provisions were sold here for traders and caravaneers passing through the dale.
- Trading Costers
- Andelmaus Logging: A timber supplier to the nation of Sembia.
- Hanseld's Emporium: This company, run by the amiable Hanseld, imported rare and exotic items, finished goods and spices from Selgaunt and Marsember.
- Silverhand House: This merchant coster exported rare woods, resin, amber, and furs to the cities of Arabel in Cormyr and Ordulin.
- Inns & Taverns
- Oak and Spear: A taproom known for their local homebrew.
- The Rising Moon: This rowdy inn was regulated by its owner, the retired adventurer Gorstag.
- The Silver Shield: A rather fancy inn, run by an elven family.
- Rhauntides's Tower: The tower was built by the Sage of Deepingdale, Rhauntides, in 1342 DR.
- Tower of the Rising Moon: Home to the Lord of Highmoon, this horned tower served as a symbol of the dale.
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