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The City of Ravens Bluff is a 2nd-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons accessory for the Forgotten Realms.

A dozen years in the making, this sourcebook contains everything you need to know about Ravens Bluff, home of the Living City™ campaign:
  • The movers and shakers of the city are described in detail, from the deans of the Wizards Guild to the prelates of the Clerical Circle, from the Lady Mayor to the heads of the noble houses.
  • The laws of the city are revealed, along with the officials responsible for enforcing them and the punishments for breaking them.
  • Read the history of the city and discover the secrets of Lost Sarbreen, the dwarven city buried beneath its foundations.
  • New monsters and new magics, hidden cults and secret societies, and a description of the entire Vast surrounding the city are all included within these pages.
  • As if this were not enough, this sourcebook also includes the most detailed map of the city ever published and an extensive Walking Tour visiting hundreds of locations throughout Ravens Bluff.
Come join one of the largest and oldest RPG campaigns in the world! Find out why it has attracted some of the best players in the game today. Accept the challenge. The Living City awaits...

Contents[]

  • The Living City
  • Local History
  • Lost Sarbreen
  • Life in Ravens Bluff
  • Where to Buy
  • Dark & Deadly Secrets
  • Secret Societies
  • The Wizards Guild
  • Temples & Religion
  • The Fellowship of Bards
  • The Silent Network
  • The Knights of Ravens Bluff
  • The Nobility
  • The Authorities
  • Law & Order
  • Merchant Houses
  • The Guilds
  • The Game of Masks
  • Monsters of Ravens Bluff
  • The Magic of Ravens Bluff
  • Landmarks of Ravens Bluff: The Walking Tour
  • Beyond the Living City: The Vast
  • City Locations Index

Index[]

Characters[]

Archveult TattercloakAlitherAmandas BleruneAmber Lynn ThodenAnna GedenAralagath TarsilArrion WeatherspoonAuglustor TelsarkBarriltar BhandraddonBeatrice WeatherspoonBeliot SevenechoBeluarBendro MundigrarBrunhilde ErikksonnBuirin ThalshondCharles BlacktreeChyndrie StormwindColin O'LyreConoptora BillonCortyara PhindelstalDamien RethartDelila RosebudDerry BrandondaleDunstable NeminrimEldivvyr BlackbladesEmbro AlbrathEormennothFred FaberGideon SagsonGlora VarroGondegalGuidoGuldaeth GrimshieldHalarglauthaHannath PierreHari MehlbrukhHathmar BlademarkHelbuidrikh MalortHoaten TheeHudson GreycloakIndigo SurisIrtimarr ShattershieldJacinth MoonspringJalagalar ForkbeardKriel IllendelKuldlathen DuruthLaerlyn SnowbrookLark ThorncastleLarraine BlacktreeLashan AumersairLauryn ShavvyrstarLeonard SmithsonLoki SpellsingerLucky WhitewolfMamblatMarantos GoldthroneMarian WicksalMarisalea CatMastraeroMelusine MellicotMirial MoonsilverMortonbrace (person)Mreeiel KlintarMyrkyssa JelanNaer TlarraNalabarNarbrest OzondarNarglar BrightswordNarrNight PrincessNoelin TlestlinOrlathon LunemastOthla MultarQuarthar HalbrithanRahlerael SinaranRandall MorannRegora RavensworthRethryn HawkynfleurRiliyyn ScantsharRougeSardoli QuislinShondarl StonegiantSilva SinaranSnowhair the SorceressSolandraSshansalue WonderharpSylvia DawnwatcherTalila DawnsongTappetran BoadelmarTevlo SpathThogonia GrimTlanchass HailstormTomaldi EverspringTorstan HolbrarTraiyiken TrumboldTuir StonebeardTuk LomanUligker OloskarUrurnst HorthlaerVernon CondorVesper RobbintonWillowbrook GreenleafZylara

Creatures[]

alhoonalu-fiendannisantaarakocraarcaneargosbarnaclebattle horrorbeholderblink dogboarbrowniebugbearbustardcaryatid columncatoblepascloud giantcrabcrabmancrawling clawcrowdark nagadarktentaclesdeepspawndemilichdisenchanterdolphindoppelgangerdraggerdragon, blackdragon, bronzedragon, golddrowdryadduckeagleeelelephanterinyefaerie dragongargoyle golemghoulgiant centipedegiant clamgiant froggiant snakegiant spidergiffgnomegnollgoatgoblingoldfishgolem, irongolem, stonegoosegorgongreater sea haggrellgriffongullhalf-elfhalf-ogrehalf-orchalflinghareharpyhelmed horrorheronhippocampushobgoblinhorseillithidjackalkenkukoboldleucrottalillendlionlizardmanmagebanemagedoommanscorpionmanticoremanyfinmedusamermaidmimicminotaurmonkeymonster zombiemousemulemusselnarwhalnereidobserveroctopusogreogre mageowlbearoxenoysterpartridgepegasuspenanggalanperytonpheasantpigpigeonpixiepseudodragonquailrakshasarothésharksheepshrimpslithering trackersnailsnakesongbirdspectrespritesquidsquirrelsteel shadowstirgeswordfishtieflingtoadtreanttroutturtlevampirewar dogwarhorsewatchghostwater elementalweredragonweresharkwhalewill-o'-wispwind walkerwolfwerewyvernyuan-ti

Locations[]

Bodies of Water
Lakes
Ghost PondLake ChristinaLake of SteamMoonseaSwords Pool (pool)
Rivers
DeVillars CreekRiver LisRiver VesperViperstongue Ford
Waterfalls
Dragon Falls (waterfall)
Bridges
Flaernar's BridgeLandelo BridgeNew Dragon BridgeRavensbridge
Buildings
Businesses
Bendekar's MercantileBlack Dugal's Music ShoppeBurnhart's OutfittingDelmer's FerryDownunda PatisserieDressed to the NinesElonia's Beauty ShoppeEmber Me MoreFriendly FamiliarFruits & MoreHorace's Shirt ShopIron Bull SmithyLamps by WattLeaf in RootLittleate & SonsMorigan's Complete ComponentsPotions, Lotions, & NotionsSafe Harbor Marine GuaranteesSamara's ScrimshawThe Sapient SorcererUmbrel's Hot TartsWinn's Ice HouseYe Olde Bluff Jeweler
Embassies
CalaglaraCormyr HouseEmbassy of ChessentaEmbassy of ImpilturEmbassy of ProcampurEmbassy of Zhentil KeepWaterdeep House
Guild Houses
Crossed Quills HouseHall of Five ArchesSeekers' Guildhall
Inns, Restaurants, and Taverns
Inn of the DragonThe Last JackKettle of Many ThingsRolling Heads InnSword Tables Dining LoungeThe Blasted WizardThe Blue StallionThe Elf in ArmorThe Merry MageThe Nine SwordsThe Sleepy DwarfThe Stag and ViperWorried Wyvern
Residences
Bendekar's HouseBlacktree ManorBroadleaf Manorcloud castleDarksilver HouseDragonsyr HouseHengelhouseManyboughsManscorpion HouseOndrelspiresRosepillarsRundelstones ManorSablegarth HouseSumbrylstairsSundersideWhitegatesZorden Hall
Temples
Battering WaveCradle of Pain and RedemptionCult of the ShadowHouse of Bountiful HarvestHouse of DesiresHouse of LoyaltyHouse of Scarlet HooksHouse of WarMoonflameMoonsilver HouseMoonwaterTemple of Torm's ComingThe Rising MoonTurning Wheel
Forests
Adhe WoodFlooded ForestHighbank ForestTsurlar Forest
Islands
Pirate Isles
Landmarks
DeVillars Park
Mountains
Earthfast MountainsGiantspike MountainsMount WolfTroll Mountains
Nations
AglarondAltumbelCalimshanChessentaDamaraEvermeetImpilturMulhorandNetherilNimbralUntherVar the Golden
Planes
Elemental Plane of EarthElemental Plane of WaterNegative Energy PlaneRavenloft
Portals
Dreaming Moon Door
Regions
AshabenfordBattledaleChultHarrowdaleKara-TurMoonsea LandsOld EmpiresShadowdaleStonelandsSword CoastTharUnapproachable EastUtter EastVilhon ReachZakhara
Roads
Alan StreetAmandagar StreetBlack Visor DriveBlaern's TrailBroken Bit LaneCoast RoadCross RoadCrothmar's LaneDagger StreetElvenblood PassFeldar's TrailFire LaneFireleap LaneGlorming PassGriffon TrailHelve's TrailHigh TrailHippocampus StreetHlintar RideLong ReachMacIntyre PathManycoins WayMoorland RideMorlgar's RideNorth RoadRaphiel RoadStormcrest TrailSylgarth StreetTantras TrailThree Trees PassTsurlagol RoadVesper WayWyvernar StreetXander's LaneZeldazar Street
Settlements
Cities
AirspurArrabarAthkatlaBaldur's GateBerduskElturelHillsfarLyrabarMurannMyth DrannorNeverwinterProcampurRethSelgauntSembiaSigilSpandeliyonTantrasTelflammWaterdeepWestgate
Towns
EssembraMaerstarMossbridgesKing's ReachKurthSevenechoThindilar
Villages
Dragon Falls (village)High HaspurOrlimminSendrinSwords Pool (village)Tavilar

Magic[]

Items
cube of forceioun stoneMouth of Savrasrod of rulershiprod of stewardshipsphere of annihilationwand of paralyzationwand of polymorphing
Potions
potion of delusionpotion of healingpotion of levitationpotion of vitalitypotion of water breathingoil of invisibility
Rings
ironguard ringring of dimensional dartingring of feather fallingring of helmed horrorsring of human influencering of nine livesring of scrying globesring of spell storingring of spell turning
Spells
airy wateraudible glamerBigby's clenched fistBigby's crushing handBigby's forceful handBigby's grasping handblade barrierburning handschain lightningchaoscharm monstercharm personchill touchclairaudienceclairvoyancecloudkillcone of coldconfusioncontinual lightcreeping doomcure diseasecure light woundsdancing lightsdeath fogdeath spelldelayed blast fireballdisintegratedispel magicemotionenergy drainenervationEvard's black tentaclesexpeditious retreatexplosive runesfeather fallfeeblemindfinger of deathfire trapflame arrowsflame strikeflaming sphereflesh to stoneglobe of invulnerabilityhasteheat metalhold personhypnotic patternice stormimproved invisibilityincendiary cloudlightning boltmagic jarmagic missilemass charmmass suggestionMelf's acid arrowMelf's minute meteorsmeteor swarmminor globe of invulnerabilitymirror imagemonster summoningmonster summoning Imonster summoning IImove earthNystul's magic auraNystul's nullifierpermanent illusionphantasmal killerplant growthpolymorph otherpolymorph selfpower wordprotection from goodprotection from normal missilespyrotechnicsray of enfeeblementremove cursesepia snake sigilshadow monstersshattersilencestinking cloudsummon swarmtears of the crocodiletonguesvampiric touchwall of firewall of forcewall of icewall of ironwall of stonewebwishwish, limitedwizard eye
Other
dead-magic zonesilver firespellfirethickwaterwildfire

Organizations[]

Adventuring Bands
Band of the Flaming SwordCabal of the CrownCompany of the Talking ShieldFour WindsMen of the Purple ShieldMistdown MaraudersSix Spiked RingsSkullsword ReaversTurning Key
Criminal Organizations
Cult of the DragonGrayclawsShadowcloaksZhentarim
Clans
Clan BoldenbarClan Shattershield
Cults
Cult of the Raven
Guilds
Fellowship of Bards, Performers and ArtistsFellowship of Herders and ButchersFellowship of Jewelers, Goldsmiths, and WhitesmithsSages GuildWizards Guild
Merchant Houses
AlbrathBhuklynBlackbladesDoumathFirestormHorthlaerHouse of KuldathHouse of WhelkNightbirdSmokeflowerStorm DragonStrangestarsTelsark's HouseTempest RoseVespersWhale's TailWyrmhoard
Military Organizations
Knights of the DoveKnights of the Golden RoosterKnights of the LadyTuigan horde
Noble Families
MoorlandRaphielSkyhawkTherogeon
Political Organizations
Advisory CouncilClerical CircleLords of Westgate
Secret Societies
Silver Sheaf

Religions[]

Church of ChaunteaChurch of EilistraeeChurch of EldathChurch of GaragosChurch of KelemvorChurch of SelûneChurch of SharChurch of SharessChurch of TempusChurch of Umberlee

Miscellaneous[]

Armor & Clothings
breecheschainmailearringeyepatchgirdlegorgetleather armorpeg legplate mailpurseriding bootssandalsurcoattabardtunic
Classes
cat burglardruidhedge-wizardspellsinger
Conditions
cursediseaselycanthropymummy rotpetrification
Events
Battle of DeepfiresBattle of Fire RiverBattle of Murky ConfusionBone DanceHornmootThe ArmingThe PlowingTime of Troubles
Fields of Study
architecture
Food & Drinks
beerBlood of the Ravenbrandybutterchutneycoffeecordialeggsfish-spice pastegingerhalomondeleeklemonmangomoonmint cordialonionpearpeppercornplum winepotatoricerice wineRooksroot Redhsarsalted fishsausagesoabrathspiritteatomatoTwo Mountains Platter
Games
chess
Gemstones
amberbeljurilemeraldmoonstonepearlruby
Industries
slavery
Items
anchoraxlebathtubbellowsBhuklyn's boxblanketbook (blank bookchapbookspellbook) • brazierbroadsheetbroomcandlecanechiselcigarcoffercrutchflaskgaffgrappling hookhairbrushharrowhingehoehorseshoehourglassinkstonelobster traplockmagnetmakeupmarblesmugnosebagovenpaintbrushpickplowquillropesaddlesaddlebagscrollcaseshacklessoaptargettinderboxtongs
Instruments
birdpipeschimeflutehand drumharphunting hornlutelyresonghorn
Languages
CommonDwarven
Materials
acidclaycoalcopperflagstonegraniteivorymarblefieldstonenickelpapersandstoneshimmersheenvellumzinc
Plants
blueleafcherrywoodchestnutduskwoodfelsulmoldoak (chime oak) • pineseaweedshadowtoptoadstoolwalnutyew
Professions
accountingapothecarybookkeepingbounty hunterjesterlocksmithmercenarymoneylending
Substances
dung (guanomanure) • inksealing waxsmokepowder
Vehicles
caravelcogdinghygalleonrowboatskiffsledgewagon
Vessels
BroadbackGolden BallLasher
Weapons
axeballistabroadswordcatapultgreataxehalberdlongswordpolearmrapierscimitarscythesicklestiletto
Works
Book of Fair PrayersRavens Bluff TrumpeterThe Dragon CriedThe Way of the Blade

Credits[]

  • Design: Ed Greenwood
  • Editor: John D. Rateliff
  • Brand Manager: Lisa Stevens
  • Cover Art: Jeff Easley
  • Cover Graphic Design: Tanya Matson
  • Interior Graphic Design: Dee Barnett
  • Interior Art: Valerie Valusek, Paul Phillips
  • Cartography: Rob Lazzaretti, Dennis Kauth
  • Typesetting: Nancy Walker, Eric Haddock
  • Art Director: Paul Hanchette

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
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