Mount Waterdeep was the name of the mountain on and around which the city of Waterdeep was built. It was a rough, rocky mountain and stood some 1,500 feet (457m) above the sea level, to the west of the city. Beneath the mountain was the notorious Undermountain. The whole of Mount Waterdeep was considered to be in the Castle Ward.

Notable featuresEdit

  • Waterdeep's Peaktop Aerie which housed the Griffon Cavalry riders sat on this mountain top.
  • A lookout tower.
  • A Celestial Stairway
  • On its seaward side rested eleven gigantic triple catapults.
  • Several sea caves existed on the western side of the mountain. These were all watched by the city guard.
  • The south seacave was connected to Undermountain by a set of hoists large enough to move a sailing ship.
  • The Cliffside was a steep gravel path that runs along the western edge of Mount Waterdeep's norther spur.
  • The bard college of New Olamn was located on that same northern spur.
  • The Spires of the Morning, a Lathander temple, was located on the northern spur.
  • A reclusive monk named Hlam once lived halfway up the side of the mountain.[1]


There was a ballad that spoke an ancient city sunk into the sea and the gods raised a head stone for it to mark the grave. That was Mount Waterdeep.[2]

Mount Waterdeep was once home to the underhalls of Melairbode, a shield dwarf hold.


Mount Waterdeep shielded the city from the worst coastal storm winds.


It was thought that the Harpers have a secret base somewhere on the mountainside.