Saerloon (pronounced: /seɪɛrˈluːn/ say-er-LOON) was a Sembian city known for its gothic architecture, sprinkled throughout with gargoyles and other decorations, and for its mercantile activity, seasoned by thievery and intrigue.
Saerloon was a busy shipping hub.
In the Year of the Serpent, 1359 DR, local wizard and recluse Onsible Draung was abducted and sold into slavery. When word of his disappearance got out, other wizards began looting his tower in the western part of the city. The competition got so fierce that a free-for-all spell-battle broke out that resulted in the deaths of wizards Ieirgyn Malaunt of Ordulin, Gargreth Mraeyvyn of Hillsfar, and at least twelve others. The triangular walls surrounding the compound were destroyed, no trees on the estate were left standing, and Onsible's tower was reduced to a smouldering crater. In later years, new houses were built on the site and no traces of the former estate were visible.
In the Year of the Dark Circle, 1478 DR, Haelia Johannes was made the new Lord Governor of Saerloon. With the backing of her Netherese masters she began bringing Saerloon under control by exterminating any worship of deities besides Shar.
- Shops & Businesses
- Dolphin Market • North Market
- The Blue Cow • Crommor's • Lady Rae's
- The Black Viper • Crommor's
- Temples & Shrines
- House of the High One (Azuth) • Tower of Mysteries (Mystra) • The Darkhouse (Shar)
Rumors & LegendsEdit
After the conflict over Onsible's estate, the place was said to be infected with wild magic. One of the combatants was reportedly transformed into a phantom fungus and was rumored to roam the sewers, cellars, and wooded groves around Saerloon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 190. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
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- ↑ Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 101. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Ed Greenwood (April 2001). “The New Adventures of Volo: The Urge to Hunt”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #282 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 71.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 163–174. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.