Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure that takes place in the city of Waterdeep. The adventure runs through levels 1–5 and is followed by the adventure Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

Welcome to Waterdeep

Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city's most influential figures.

A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you've never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!

A Dungeons & Dragons® adventure for characters of levels 1–5. For use with the fifth edition Player's Handbook®, Monster Manual®, and Dungeon Master's Guide®.

Chronology[edit | edit source]

The adventure takes place after the events described in Hoard of the Dragon Queen, The Rise of Tiamat, Princes of the Apocalypse,[1] and Tomb of Annihilation,[2] but does not directly depend on them. It is not set in a particular year, but is assumed to be the Year of Three Ships Sailing, 1492 DR (see note).

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Pronunciation Guide
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: A Friend in Need
  • Chapter 2: Trullskull Alley
  • Chapter 3: Fireball
  • Chapter 4: Dragon Season
  • Chapter 5: Spring Madness
  • Chapter 6: Hell of a Summer
  • Chapter 7: Maestro's Fall
  • Chapter 8: Winter Wizardry
  • Chapter 9: Volo's Waterdeep Enchiridion
  • Appendix A: Magic Items
  • Appendix B: Monsters and NPCs
  • Appendix C: Handouts

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Dragonborn
RishaalThrakkusValetta
Dwarves
AhmaergoElaspra UlmarrIstrid HornJarbokken FrostbeardMorana HuldarkNoska Ur'grayOtt SteeltoesThorvin TwinbeardUlkoria StonemarrowZemk
Elves
Arannis Nur'zekkBeldar TlabbathDavil StarsongDraknafein UrissFala LefaliirFel'rekt LafeenJarlaxle BaenreKrebbyg Masq'il'yrNar'l XibrindasRemallia HaventreeRylvar TlabbathSoluun XibrindasZardoz Zord
Gnomes
DalakharPynt OomtrowlSkeemo WeirdbottleXoblob
Half-elves
HeldarMelannor FellbranchTalisolvanar FellbranchUmbero Zastro
Half-orcs
Grum'sharHrabbazYagra StonefistYorn the TerrorZiraj
Halflings
Blossom SnobeedleBroxley FairkettleBrynn HilltoppleDanika FiddlewickDasher SnobeedleHavia QuickknifeKelso FiddlewickLosser MirklavManafret CherryportMookie PlushRoscoe Underbough
Humans
Agorn FuocoAmath Sercent • Sir Ambrose EverdawnAmmalia CassalanterArn XalrondarAvareen WindrivverBarnibus BlastwindBashekk OrtallisBlack ViperCorylus ThannDurnanEmmek FrewnEred PaynoEsloon BezantEsvele RosznarFenerus StormcastleFloon BlagmaarGaxly RudderbustGrinda GarlothGondafreyGysheer OmfreysHammond KraddocHarko SwornholdHaru HamatoriHavi TermockHester BarchHlamHoliver TorinrudderHyustus StagetIokaste DalianoJalester SilvermaneJelenn UrmbruskJenksJeryth PhaulkonJezrynne HornrabenJustyn RasskKaeth WarloonKaevja CynavernKrentzLaeral SilverhandManshoonMarta FuocoMattrim MeregMavia OxlanderMeloon WardragonMirtNatObaya UdayOrond GralhundOsvaldo CassalanterRenaer NeveremberRongquan MystereRowan EvenwoodSaeth CromleySalazar LorranceSavara FirethornSavra BelabrantaSeffia NaelrykeSembra VashirShan ChienSidra RomeirSora CuttleTashlyn YafeeraUrlaster GhannUrstul FloxinUza SolizephVaelle LurvalVajra SafahrVevette BlackwaterVictoro CassalanterVolkarr KibbensVolothamp GeddarmWern MalkraveWestra MoltimmurYalah GralhundYaliek IltizmarZorbog Jyarkoth
Tieflings
Kylynne SilmerhelveSquiddly
Others
AurinaxAviBonesnapperBonnieEmbricGod CatcherLifMalkolm BrizzenbrightMartem TrecMaxeeneMorgaNihiloorNimObliterosQrr'zarqSylgarUld BrandathValantajarVincent TrenchWillifort CrowelleWishesXanatharZelifarn
Referenced only
AghaironAlcedor KolatAlgondar DalianoArthagast UlbrinterAsmodeusBaneCorellonCorylus ThannDagult NeveremberDorgar AdarbrentDuhlark KolatDumathoinEldathElminsterFaerrel DunbladeGondGorm GulthynHalaster BlackcloakHelmKelemvorLolthMielikkiTamzynThardouk StarbucklerTormTyrVorondar LevelstoneWakanga O'tamu

Creatures[edit | edit source]

acolyteanimated armorapprentice wizardarchmagebanditbandit captainbardbarlgurabearded devilbeholderbeholder zombiebronze dragonbugbearcarrion crawlercatclericcommonercrawling clawcultistdeep gnomedoppelgangerdraft horsedragondragonborndrowdrow gunslingerdruidduergardwarfelffaerie dragonfire genasiflameskullflesh golemflying snakeflying swordgargoylegas sporegazerghostgiant sharkgnomegold dragongoblingray oozegrellgriffonGriffon Cavalry riderguardhalflinghalf-elfhalf-orchelmed horrorhumanimpintellect devourerkenkuknightkoboldmagemartial arts adeptmerrowmind flayermimicmonknecromancernimblewrightnoblepaladinpigeonpriestrakshasaratred slaadscarecrowshield guardianskeletonspectatorspecterspined devilspystirgeswarm of batsswashbucklerthugtieflingtreanttrollveteranwereratwalking statue of Waterdeepwater genasiwizardwood elf
Referenced only
abolethgas sporelamiaquipperrock gnome

Locations[edit | edit source]

Buildings & Sites
Ahghairon's TowerBent NailBlackstaff TowerBook Wyrm's TreasureBrandath mausoleumBrizzenbrightCassalanter VillaCorellon's CrownCuttle's Meat PiesDeepwater HarborEndshift TavernFelzoun's FollyFrewn's BrewsGarloth mausoleumGralhund VillaGuts & Garters InnHalls of JusticeHouse of Inspired HandsHouse of TyrannyUlbrinter VillaKolat TowersLightsinger TheaterManshoon's extradimensional sanctumMetal House of WondersMistshoreMount WaterdeepMuleskull TavernOld Xoblob ShopPalace of WaterdeepPeaktop AeriePhaulkonmerePink FlumphPit of Blood and FortuneRiver GateRosznar VillaSeven Masks TheaterSkewered DragonSkullportSnobeedle Orchard and MeaderySpouting FishSteam and SteelTiger's EyeTrollskull ManorTwelvedog CourtUndercliffVault of DragonsWeirdbottle's ConcoctionsYawning PortalYellowspire
Roads
Brondar's WayCandle LaneCastle LaneCopper StreetDelzorin StreetDock StreetEndshift StreetFillet LaneFishgut AlleyHassantyr's StreetHigh RoadJulthoon StreetNet StreetSaerdoun StreetSalabar StreetSeawatch StreetSorn StreetShark StreetShattercrock AlleyShield StreetShip StreetSpices StreetStabbed Sailor AlleyTarnath StreetThunderstaff WayTrader's WayTrollskull AlleyVhezoar StreetZastrow Street
Wards of Waterdeep
Castle WardCity of the DeadDock WardField WardNorth WardSea WardSouthern WardTrades Ward
Settlements
Waterdeep
Vessels
Big BelchyEyecatcherHeartbreakerHellraiserKraken's FollyScarlet Marpenoth
Referenced only
AmendsfarmAmphailBaldur's GateChultDamaraLantanLuskanMirabarMithral HallMount HotenowNeverwinterThe NorthPort NyanzaruSilverymoonSword CoastUndermountain

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Adventuring Bands & Mercenaries
Blood Hawk PosseDoom RaidersForce GreyGray HandsShard ShunnersSea Maidens Faire
Civic
City GuardCity WatchGriffon CavalryWatchful Order of Magists and Protectors
Clans
Clan FrostbeardClan HornClan SteeltoesClan StonemarrowClan TwinbeardClan UlmarrClan Ur'grayClan UxgulmPeabody familySnobeedle family
Factions
Bregan D'aertheEmerald EnclaveHarpersZhentarim
Guilds
Bakers' GuildCarpenters', Roofers', and Plaisterers' GuildCellarers' & Plumbers' GuildCoopers' GuildCouncil of Farmer-GrocersCouncil of Musicians, Instrument-makers, and ChoristersDungsweepers' GuildFellowship of Bowyers and FletchersFellowship of Carters and CoachmenFellowship of InkeepersFellowship of Bowyers and FletchersFellowship of Salters, Packers, and JoinersFishmongers' FellowshipGuild of Apothecaries and PhysiciansGuild of ButchersGuild of Chandlers and LamplightersGuild of Fine CarversGuild of Glassblowers, Glaziers, and Spectacle-makersGuild of Stonecutters, Masons, Potters, and Tile-makersGuild of Trusted Pewterers and CastersGuild of WatermenJesters' GuildJewelers' GuildLaunderers' GuildLeague of Basket-makers and WickerworkersLeague of Skinners and TannersLords' AllianceLords of WaterdeepLoyal Order of Street LaborersMaster Mariners' GuildMost Careful Order of Skilled Smiths and MetalforgersMost Diligent League of Sail-makers and CordwainersMost Excellent Order of Weavers and DyersOrder of Cobblers and CorvisersOrder of Master ShipwrightsOrder of Master Taylors, Glovers, and MercersOrder of the GauntletSaddlers' and Harness-makers' GuildScrivners', Scribes', and Clerks' GuildSolemn Order of Recognized Furriers and WoolmenSplendid Order of Armorers, Locksmiths, and FinesmithsStablemasters' and Farriers' GuildStationers' GuildSurveyors', Map-, and Chart-makers' GuildVintners', Distillers', and Brewers' GuildWagon-makers' and Coach-builders' GuildWheelwrights' GuildXanathar Guild
Noble Houses
House AuvryndarHouse BaenreHouse CassalanterHouse GralhundHouse AmcathraHouse KyszaltHouse LafeenHouse MargasterHouse Masq'il'yrHouse PhaulkonHouse PhylundHouse RosznarHouse TarmHouse Xibrindas
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Clsan LevelstoneClan MelairkynCult of the Howling HatredHouse BrandathRed Wizards of Thay

Magic[edit | edit source]

Items
adjustable stiltsapparatus of KwalishAzuredgebackpack parachutebadge of the Watchbarking boxBlackstaffbracer of flying daggersbracers of archerycape of the mountebankcharm of heroismcharm of restorationcloak of invisibilitydragonstaff of Ahghairondriftglobeelemental gemfeather of diatryma summoningfigurine of wondrous powerflametongue longswordhat of disguiseheadband of intellectiron bands of Bilarroknave's eye patchlord's ensemblematchless pipenecklace of fireballsnimblewright detectorpaper birdportable holepotion of animal friendshippotion of climbingpotion of flyingpotion of greater healingpotion of healingpotion of mind readingpotion of poisonpotion of water breathingpotion of resistancering of force resistancering of invisibiltyring of mind shielding]] • ring of protectionring of truth tellingrobe of the archmagi rod of rulershipsmokepowderspell scrollspellbookstaff of powerStone of GolorrTeleportation Circleteleporter ringwand of lightning boltswand of magic missileswand of secretswand of web
Spells
Ahghairon's dragonwardanimal messengerarcane eyearcane lockBigby's handburning handscharm personclairvoyancecomprehend languagescone of coldcontinual flamecounterspelldancing lightsdarknessdarkvisiondetect magicdetect thoughtsdisguise selfdimension doordispel magicdominate monsterfabricatefaerie firefalse lifefeather fallfind familiarfireballflyglyph of wardinggreater invisibilityice storminvisibilityknocklevitatelightning boltlocate creaturemage armormage handmagic missilemagic weaponmajor imagemisty stepmodify memorynondetectionphantasmal forcephantom steedpolymorphrope tricksendingshieldsimulacrumsuggestionTasha's hideous laughterteleportunseen servantwater breathingwitch bolt
Referenced only
gentle reposeknockpotion of longevityraise deadspeak with dead

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

General
assassin's bloodBlood WeddingCode LegalDeadwinter Day feastdragon (coin)DragonchessDrow Sign Languagegemharbor moonKiss of the LamiaMeet the GoodberrysnibpistolSapphiria's Bootyshard (coin)sun (coin)taolthieves' toolsThree-Dragon Ante
Books and Periodicals
A History of Waterdeep: Age One, The Rise of the WarlordThe Fall of TiamatFlumph Mating RitualsA History of Waterdeep: Age Two, The Lords' Rule BeginsThe Man from DamaraThe TargeVolo's Guide to MonstersVolo's Guide to Spirits and SpectersVolo's Guide to WaterdeepVolo's Waterdeep EnchiridionWaterdeep Wazoo
Food and Drink
aleshadowdark alewine

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  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. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". 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).

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 38–39. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  2. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 5. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.

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