Hanging by a Thread
The City of Splendors is a bustling, walled city on the Sword Coast. Some merchants have dubbed Waterdeep the best supply center in the world, with the largest collection of superb craft workers, experts, useful contacts, and potential hirelings to be found anywhere. Others caution that the city houses a veritable army of potential enemies for those who aren’t careful — and everyone agrees that its wide, crowded streets are full of spies.
Waterdhavian noble families and guilds hold tremendous political and economic sway up and down the Sword Coast, but within the city itself, true power lies with the Masked Lords of Waterdeep — rulers who convene in secret and whose identities are largely unknown. The public face of this ruling body is the Open Lord of Waterdeep, Lady Laeral Silverhand, and she has held this position for a few months.
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