The Savage Frontier
Waterdeep, also known as the City of Splender and the Crown of the North is perhaps the most influential city in the North. 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. The city is so large that its authority extends nearly forty miles beyond its walls.
As of late, the city has changed rulership, and with this change many who had purchased titles of nobility have had them revoked. The practice of purchasing nobility from faltering lords proved to be ineffectual, causing more harm than good. Thus, all nobles by blood have had their titles restored, and others have been taken away.