The Dark Stalkers of Faerun
Waterdeep, also known as the City of Splendors or the Crown of the North, is the most important and influential city in the North and perhaps in all Faerûn. For this reason it is considered part of the Western Heartlands of the Realms, even though it lies 150 miles north of Daggerford on the shores of the Sword Coast. The city sits “slightly above the 45 degree north latitude line on Toril.” The road to Waterdeep is well paved and well patrolled. The city is the hub of trading from the mineral-rich lands to the north, the merchant kingdoms of Amn and Calimshan to the south, the kingdoms of the Inner Sea to the east, and the sea kingdoms and traders to the west. Waterdeep authority extends between thirty to forty miles from its walls where over a million people make their home.
The Darkstalker’s time in Waterdeep was brief. The reasons for visiting were mundane, but the band guickly was engulfed in chaos and subterfuge. They stumbled into a contest over an ancient magical statue, started a race riot in the Dock Ward, and quickly came to the attention of the town watch. They were eventually released from prison by the Shadow Thieves, but not without a few strings attached.