Well met, traveler!

You hold in your hands an amusing and insightful guide to Waterdeep - the metropolis of the North, the City of Splendors. This handy pouch-sized tome presents Volo's choice of the finest, most spectacular, and least known (but most desired) information about the people, customs, and locations in Waterdeep - ranked with a handy coin, dagger, pipe, and tankard ratings system.

Discover:

  • What it's like to attend a private party hosted by Waterdhavian nobles,
  • Where Waterdeep's ghosts walk,
  • Legends and clues about famous, as-yet-unrecovered treasures,
  • What fare a typical Waterdhavian menu offers you,
  • The best moon-kissed spots to meet Waterdhavians of the opposite sex,
  • Waterdeep's best shops and craftsmen,
  • The best places to dine, stay, see -- and, of course, avoid!
Special note: This edition of Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, intended for travelers from beyond the borders of Faerûn, contains notes and commentary by the famous archmage and sage Elminster."

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Amaratha RuendarrAnsilverBalarg DathenBalthorr OlaskosBlazidon "One-Eye"Cathal SunspearElguth IramblinFelzoun TharHilmerIlmairen ArnskullImmitharJaerloon BucklebarJathaliira ThindrelJannaxil SerpentilJhauntar OlmhazanKhelben AransunKriios HalambarLoeneMasked MinstrelMhair SzeltuneMirtMoarinskoar IrlingstarNarthindlarOuldraOrlpiir HammerstarPhalantar OrivanPiergeiron the PaladinsonShyrrhrSimon ThrithynTathlornVolothamp GeddarmVorn LaskadarrWelvreene ThalmitXanatrar HillhornXandos WaeverymYaereene Ilbaereth
Referenced only
AhghaironAuroraMintiper MoonsilverNain Keenwhistler

Creatures[edit | edit source]

battle horrorblue dragonboarcockatricecrabcrawling clawdeath tyrantdeepspawndeerduckfaerie dragongargoyleghoulgriffonkillmoulislizardmenlongfinmimic (grubspace) • myconidoxpheasantquailrabbitshrimpsilverfinskeletonspectatorspider (watchspider) • squirrelstone golemtome guardianWalking Statues of Waterdeepwightwizshadewraithzombie (monster zombie)
Referenced only
Baatezu
Playable Races
elf (drowhalf-elfhalf-ogremoon) • halfling

Locations[edit | edit source]

Unindexed
Ahghairon's TowerThe MarketDragon Tower
Districts of Waterdeep
Castle WardCity of the DeadDock WardNorth WardSea WardSouthern WardTrades Ward
Buildings
Businesses & Shops
Aurora's Whole Realms Shop Catalogue CounterBalthorr's Rare and Wonderous TreasuresBelmonder's MeatsGelfuril the TraderThe Golden KeyHalambar Lutes & HarpsHalazar's Pine GemsHalls of HilmerHelmstar WarehouseHriiat Fine PastriesMaerados Fine FursOld Monster ShopOld Xoblob ShopNueth's Fine NetsOlmhazan's JewelsOrsabba's Fine ImportsPhalantar's Philtres & ComponentsPlauvir's CounterRed Sails WarehouseRiautar's WeaponryRiven Shield ShopRouse of PrideSaern's Fine SwordsSelchoun's Sundries ShopSerpent Books & FoliosSulmest's Splendid Shoes & BootsTehntavva's Boots
Castles & Forts
Palace of Waterdeep
Dungeons
Sewers
Festhalls, Nightclubs, & Gambling Houses
Copper CupGentle MermaidHanging LanternHouse of Purple SilksJade DancerMermaid's ArmsMother Tathlorn's House of Pleasure and HealingPurple PalaceSmiling Siren Nightclub & TheaterThree Pearls Nightclub
Guildhalls
Citadel of the ArrowCobblers' & Corvisers' HouseCostumers' HallFellowship HallGolden Horn Gambling HouseGuildhall of the OrderGuild of Chandlers & LamplightersGuild PaddockHouse of CleanlinessHouse of CrystalHouse of GemsHouse of HealingHouse of SongHouse of TextilesHouse of Fine CarversMap HouseMarket HallMaster Bakers' HallOffice of the League of Basketmakers & WickerworkersOld GuildhallStationers' HallTower of the OrderWheelwrights' GuildZoarstar
Inns
Blackstar InnCliffwatchDacer's InnGalloping MinotaurGentle RestGondalim'sGrey SerpentHouse of Good SpiritsInn of the Dripping DaggerJade JugMaerghoun's InnPampered TravelerPilgrims' RestRaging LionShip's ProwRearing HippocampusSplintered StairShipmasters' HallUnicorn's HornWandering WemicWarm Beds
Residences
Fair WindsHawkwinter HouseHeroes' RestHigh House of RoaringhornHouse of LoeneHouse of ShyrrhrKappiyan Flurmastyr's HouseMarblehearthMirt's MansionSnookeryStormwatch
Taverns
Bloody FistBlue JackBlue MermaidBlushing MermaidBowels of the EarthCrawling SpiderDragon's HeadElfstone TavernFelzoun's FollyFiery FlagonFriendly FlounderFull CupGrinning LionGounar's TavernHanged ManMaiden's TearsMisty BeardRed GauntletRed OwlSailors' OwnShip's WheelSinging SwordSleeping SnakeSleeping WenchSleepy SylphSpouting FishSword's RestThirsty SailorThirsty Throat
Temples
House of the MoonHouse of WonderPlinth
Hills & Mountains
Mount Waterdeep
Islands
Mintarn
Landmarks
Field of Triumph
Nations
AmnCalimshanEvereskaTashalar
Roads
Alleys of Waterdeep
Asmagh's AlleyBlue AlleyBuckle AlleyCat AlleyCat's TailDuir's AlleyElsambul's LaneHowling Cat CourtJesters' CourtLemontree AlleyLhoril's AlleyThe ProwlThe ReachSevenlamps CutShadows AlleyTurnback CourtZeldan's Alley
Streets of Waterdeep
Julthoon StreetStreet of the Singing Dolphin
Settlements
NeverwinterSilverymoon

Magic[edit | edit source]

Potions
potion of longevitypotion of treasure findingpotion of vitality
Items
bead of forcedust of petrificationfigurine of wondrous powerthe Harp that Sings by Itselfmoon spherering of free actionring of gargoylesring of invisibilityring of jumpingring of levitationring of protectionring of shooting starsring of spell storingring of spell turningwand of misplaced objectswand of paralyzation
Spells
forcecageprismatic spheresilence

Organizations[edit | edit source]

City Watch
Adventuring bands
Company of Crazed Venturers
Families
Clan ArnskullClan BucklebarClan HammerstarClan Thar
Guilds
Council of Musicians, Instrument-Makers and ChoristersJewelers' Guild

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Clothing
apronbreechesgownsashspectaclestunic
Food and Drink
alebitterbrandybread (brown bread) • buttercarrotcheesecoast chowderCrab meatElverquisstEvereskan clearwaterguldathen nectarhorseradishjellylemonlimemint jellynectarNeverwinter whitepicklepotatoRoast oxenroesausage rollsoupSpiced silverfinstewstoutsweet and sour sauceTashlutan amberthroatVenisonWhiskeyWine (firewineMaerlathen blue winemoonwinered winewhite wineZzar)
Games
chess
Gemstones
amarathablack opalemeraldkings' tearsrogue stonerubystar sapphire
In-Universe Fiction
Trollsong
Items
rope
Music
fluteharplyrepipetwostring
Plants
nightshadetobacco
Ships
Moonwind
Vessels
caravelghost ship

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Shannon Appelcline. Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2014-01-10.

Connections[edit | edit source]

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