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The North Ward was the northeastern sector of Waterdeep.[1][3] It was famous for being the quietest ward of the city, consisting mostly of residential areas.[2]

Geography

The North Ward was delimited by the walls of the City of the Dead to the southeast and the Trollwall to the east and north. Its southern border was at Andamaar's Street and Trader's Way up to Shield Street, which marked the western border until Vondil Street. North of that, the western border was defined by the High Road the rest of the way to the Trollwall.[6]

The architectural style of the North Ward was dominated by rowhouses, which filled the gaps between the villas of lesser noble houses. The ward also counted with a variety of taverns and shops.[2][7]

Geographical Features

The most prominent feature of the North Ward was the Cliffwatch, a section of the Waterdeep plateau that was so steep and high that it provided a natural defense, so the area was marked by an interruption of the Trollwall between the Endcliff Tower and the Watchway Tower in the City of the Dead. A walkway traversed the entire Cliffwatch, along which some of the best inns and taverns of Waterdeep were located, taking advantage of the beautiful landscape to the east.[7][8]

History

The North Ward was officially included as one of the official wards of Waterdeep in the Year of the Crumbling Keep, 1276 DR, together with the Sea Ward.[4][5]

Notable Locations

Field WardSea WardCastle WardTrades WardCity of the DeadHigh Road (Waterdeep)Shield StreetCopper StreetTrader's WayTrollkill StreetTrollmarchWindborne WayThunderstaff WayWhaelgond WayDelzorin StreetSaerdoun StreetTower MarchImmar StreetSashtar StreetHorn StreetPony WaySelrin StreetLion StreetHorn StreetPony WaySelrin StreetStallion StreetSulmor StreetIlzantil StreetSidle StreetVhezoar StreetBrondar's WayUssilbran StreetNindabar StreetHassantyr's StreetTarsar's StreetBelzound StreetTarnath StreetSuldown StreetStreet of the ManticoreShando StreetGolden Serpent StreetAndamaar's StreetJulthoon StreetVondil StreetSammarin's StreetBlack Cat WayGelthoon StreetAveen StreetBrahiir's StreetPassarMhalsymber's WayZendulth StreetBeaconmarchBrassfeather LaneAnteos LanePhull LaneEndcliff LaneUndal's LaneMagecourtTrollskull AlleyWatch AlleyBlack Dog AlleySprangalar's SwordcutStabbed Sailor AlleyShattercrock AlleyLittle StreetCatchthief AlleyManycats AlleyGuard BarracksThe SwordmaidenHospice of St. LaupsennFarwatch TowerEndcliff TowerCliffwatchTrollwallTrollwallTrollwallUpper TowersUpper TowersRaging LionA Maiden's TearsTwilight HuntersGentle MermaidMisty BeardRagathan FurriersHouse of CrystalGalloping MinotaurMeraedos Fine FursSulmest's Splendid Shoes & BootsAurora's Realms Shop Catalogue CounterHouse of HealingFallen Stars FishGrinning LionDownybeard TobacconistHriiat Fine PastriesCliffwatch InnSilent ShieldSarsantyr's Tapestries & DraperiesBent NailTaurntyrith AdornmentsBhephel's BottlesTirelessly Turning WheelMillomyr HarpsGreenglade TowerOrlpar HusteemMaerik ThaelcloakObelos BraerilIrbryth AuthamaunDanilo ThannSimon IlzimmerBrianne's TowerGralhund VillaBrossfeather VillaAnteos VillaPhull VillaSnome VillaCrommor VillaPiiradost VillaThunderstaff VillaTalmost VillaThann VillaHawkwinter VillaSultlue VillaCragsmere VillaMassalan VillaKothont VillaMaernos Villa/Holyhands HouseLanngolyn VillaUlbrinter VillaJardeth VillaMaerklos VillaNandar VillaStormweather VillaDurinbold VillaEstelmer VillaTarm VillaMajarra VillaAgundar VillaAmcathra VillaHunabar VillaThorp VillaLathkule VillaKormallis VillaAdarbrent VillaPhylund VillaMargaster VillaRoaringhorn VillaZun VillaHothemer VillaIlvastarr VillaWands VillaGost VillaHelmfast VillaFiresong Villa

Map of the North Ward in the late 15th century DR. Hovering over the map will reveal streets and main features. Clicking will link to the article for that location.

Entertainment

Guildhalls

Inns & Taverns

Temples

Residences

Shops & Businesses

Streets & Alleys

Inhabitants

The North Ward was inhabited primarily by upper-middle class Waterdhavians, successful merchants, lesser noble families of the city,[2][6] and civic workers. Typical residents of the North Ward were wealthy enough to afford a few servants, who usually came to work for the day and returned to their homes elsewhere in the city at night.[7]

Activity on the streets peaked soon after sunrise and at the end of the day, when day servants arrived by drays to their places of work, while residents left home to work in other wards. This period of high-intensity traffic lasted for about one hour, after which the ward fell back into quiescence.[7]

When engaging in parades or competitions, the North Ward adopted the colors green and orange. Its mascot was a white dove, that was typically depicted mid-flight. The ward was famous for its numerous birds that flew in large flocks at dawn and dusk, and it was also common for North Ward buildings to have dovecotes on their roofs.[7]

Appendix

Appearances

Adventures
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

Gallery

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 81. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Adventurer's Guide to the City”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  8. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 43. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  9. Elaine Cunningham (May 2007). “Games of Chance”. The Best of the Realms III (Wizards of the Coast), p. 309. ISBN 978-0-7869-4288-6.
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  12. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
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  15. Ed Greenwood (July 2012). “Eye on the Realms: The Six Horned Crowns”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #413 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 72–76.
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  18. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 68. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
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  22. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  23. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 0786960345.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 100. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  25. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 101. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
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  27. 27.0 27.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 103. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.

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