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The Sword Coast, not to be confused with the Sword Coast North, was the region in western Faerûn that lay along the coast of the Sea of Swords[1] and extended inward into to the vale.[2] It was bordered by the Delimbiyr Vale in the North,[3] and to the south by the merchant nation of Amn.[1]

Some say the Sword Coast took its name from the white cliffs that rose up sharply for hundreds of miles along the coastline between the River Dessarin and Baldur's Gate.[citation needed] Traveling author Volothamp Geddarm attributed the region's name to its dangerous inhabitants, both humanoid and bestial.[1]

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Baldur's Gate
The port metropolis was the hub of trade for the Sword Coast.[4] While it always flourished, by 15th century DR it had become the most powerful city in all of Faerûn.[5]
Beregost
This large trading town, a day's travel off the Coast Way, was a popular stopping point for merchants traveling between Amn and the Gate.[6] By the 1360's it had become a major mercantile center in the region.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  2. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 147. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 226. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  9. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  10. Steve Kenson, et al. (November 2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47. ISBN 978-0-7869-6580-9.
  11. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 39. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  12. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
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