The Zhentarim Gambit
Known as the City of Wonders, Waterdeep is one of the last shining examples of civilization in a region dominated by wilderness. The city is situated on the western coast of Old Antaria on the deepest coastal bay on the continent, making it a primary trade hub. The city lies south of the Western Shield Peaks between two great rivers, with vast plains of farmland expanding to the east and south.
The city is ruled by a collective of masked Lords, who govern the city’s inner workings in secret. Factions and guilds vie for power within Waterdeep’s great walls, acting out the will of the Lords and smaller groups.