Dock Ward of Waterdeep

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Waterdeep’s most notorious and colorful ward is also the oldest

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06/21/24

Waterdeep’s most notorious and colorful ward is also the oldest. Traveler’s tales portray it as a lawless, brawling place of drunks, smugglers, roaming monsters, and fell magic, which is not all that far from the truth. The bustling harbor scene and its attendant activities dominate this ward.

The Warrens

Beneath the heart of Dock Ward lies one of Waterdeep’s lesserknown neighborhoods. Reachable through narrow winding tunnels leading off various dark alleys, the Warrens have been centuries in the making, starting with ancient stone houses built along hilly streets. From time to time a higher floor has been added to a building, or a walkway built to add living space or to connect houses, even those across a street from each other. Over time, parts of streets have been completely hidden from.

The Keelhauled Dwarf

In the cavernous cellar beneath the warehouse known as the House of Tarmagus (d30) lies The Keelhauled Dwarf, a subterranean tavern favored by duergar and their ilk, as well as many of the city’s half-orcs, thugs, and ruffians.

The Monster Pit

Beneath the Fishscale Smithy (d60) building and the neighboring Thirsty Sailor (d12) lies an abandoned gladiatorial arena once owned (indirectly) by Elaith Craulnober. Various Dock Ward gangs sometimes use the place for settling their differences.

map key: name (usage, building class, # of floors)

  • d1: The Gray Griffon (tavern, C, 3)
  • d2: Turnstone Plumbing and Pipefitting (business, C, 2)
  • d3: The Metal House of Wonders (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d4: Dhaermos Storage (warehouse, D, 5)
  • d5: Whistling Blades (business, D, 1)
  • d6: Selûne’s Smile (tavern, C, 2)
  • d7: The Rearing Hippocampus (inn, C, 2)
  • d8: The Splintered Stair (inn, C, 3)
  • d9: The Blackstar Inn (inn, C, 3)
  • d10: Serpentil Books & Folios (business, D, 3)
  • d11: The Ship’s Prow (inn, C, 4)
  • d12: The Thirsty Sailor (tavern, D, 3)
  • d13: The Thirsty Throat (tavern, D, 2)
  • d14: Helmstar Warehouse (warehouse, C, 2)
  • d15: Warm Beds (inn, C, 3)
  • d16: Lanternmaker Zorth Ulmaril (business, D, 2)
  • d17: The Bloody Fist (tavern, D, 1)
  • d18: Three Pearls Nightclub (festhall, D, 1)
  • d19: Shipwrights’ House (guildhall, B, 2)
  • d20: Red Sails (warehouse, C, 2)
  • d21: Muleskull Tavern (tavern/guild, D, 2)
  • d22: The Hanging Lantern (festhall, C, 6)
  • d23: The Sleeping Wench (tavern, D, 3)
  • d24: Aurora’s Realms Shop, Slut Street Catalogue Counter (business, C, 3)
  • d25: The Purple Palace (festhall, C, 4)
  • d26: The Mermaid’s Arms (festhall, C, 3)
  • d27: The Blue Mermaid (tavern, D, 2)
  • d28: Shippers’ Hall (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d29: Shippers’ Storage (warehouse, D, 3)
  • d30: The House of Tarmagus (warehouse, D, 4)
  • d31: Coopers’ Rest (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d32: The Hanged Man (tavern, D, 1)
  • d33: House of Pride Perfumes (business, C, 1)
  • d34: Arnagus the Shipwright’s residence (row house, B, 3)
  • d35: Full Sails (tavern/guildhall, C, 3)
  • d36: The Blushing Mermaid (festhall, C, 2s & 3s)
  • d37: Felhaur’s Fine Fish (business, D, 1)
  • d38: Khostal Hannass, Fine Nuts (business, D, 1)
  • d39: Seaswealth Hall (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d40: Nestaur the Ropemaker (business, C, 2)
  • d41: The Sleeping Snake (tavern, D, 1)
  • d42: Shipmasters’ Hall (inn, C, 3)
  • d43: Watermens’ Hall (guildhall, C, 3)
  • d44: Mariners’ Hall (guildhall, B, 3)
  • d45: Torpus the Tanner (business, C, 2)
  • d46: League Hall (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d47: The Butchers’ Guildhall (guildhall, C, 2)
  • d48: Melgard’s Fine Leathers (business, C, 1)
  • d49: Thomm Storage (warehouse, C, 4)
  • d50: Telethar Leatherworks (business, D, 2)
  • d51: Fellowship Storage (warehouse, C, 4)
  • d52: Smokehouse (business, D, 2)
  • d53: Jemuril the Dwarf’s residence (rowhouse, C, 2)
  • d54: The Copper Cup (festhall, C, 4s & 5s)
  • d55: Gelfuril the Trader (business, C, 1)
  • d56: Guard Barracks (city building, C, 3)
  • d57: Cookhouse Hall (city building, C, 2)
  • d58: The Pickled Fisherman (tavern, D, 2)
  • d59: The Soaring Pegasus (tavern, C, 2)
  • d60: The Fishscale Smithy (business, C, 2)
  • d61: Jester’s Clubhouse (guildhall, D, 1)
  • d62: Horizon’s Sails (business, B, 2)
  • d63: Mother Jatha’s (business, D, 1)
  • d64: Talnu’s Ropeworks (business, D, 2)
  • d65: Merlook Nets & Knotware (business, D, 1)
  • d66: Ralagut’s Wheelhouse (business, D, 1)
  • d67: The Angry Coxswain (tavern, D, 1)
  • d68: Gathgaer Milomynt’s residence (row house, D, 2)
  • d69: Maernath Storage (warehouse, D, 2)
  • d70: Alex Lenter’s Storage (warehouse, D, 2)
  • d71: Old Xoblob Shop (business, B, 3)
  • d72: The Pavilion of Paving Stones (guildhall, C, 3)
  • d73: Sailor’s Corner (inn, D, 2)
  • d74: Darth’s Dolphyntyde (tavern, D, 1

 

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