Saeth Cromley (pronounced: /ˈsθ ˈkrmliSAYTH KROM-lee[3]) was a retired City Watch sergeant in Waterdeep in the early 1490s DR.[1]


Saeth, like his friend Barnibus Blastwind of the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors, wanted solid evidence and testimonies before ordering arrests. He preferred to not have unauthorized people inside the crime scene.[4] Saeth was a likable fellow with a sharp, sarcastic wit. He was very capable of collecting information from common folk. Once he was very strict about the City Watch's dress code but after his retirement he wore more practical dress.[1]


Saeth had a working partnership with Barnibus.[1]


Saeth was once an officer in the City Watch until he decided to retire. Sometimes, however, he helped Barnibus in difficult cases.[1]

In 1492 DR,[note 1] Saeth, together with Barnibus, was called in to investigate the blast that killed ten people in North Ward, including the gnome Dalakhar. He acted as bodyguard and assistant to Barnibus.[4]

Later, Saeth accompanied Barnibus when he was called in to investigate the Gralhund Villa Bloodbath.[5]



  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).



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