The City Watch of Waterdeep served as the police force within the city.[1][2]


Members of the City Watch held the following ranks:

Rank Title
Patrolperson Blade[3], Patrolman[1] or Watchman/Watchwoman[2]
Corporal Sword or Armar[3]
Sergeant Amlar[1] or Swordcaptain[2]
Lieutenant Rorden[3]
Captain Civilar[1][2] or Orsar[3]
Major Guardsword[3]
Colonel Commander[3]
Major General Watchlord[3]
Lieutenant General Captain of the Watch[3]
General Commander of the Watch[3]


The City Watch performed everyday policing duties. They never acted outside the walls of the city.[1]

They were a peacekeeping force, performing simple duties and solving crimes and apprehending criminals.[citation needed]


When within the walls of Waterdeep, the City Watch typically patrolled in groups of four, with two patrolmen, one armar, and one civilar.[1][2]


Members of the City Watch typically wore leather and chain armor and carried sturdy rods like clubs, short swords, and daggers.[1][2]

Notable membersEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Michael Fleisher (December 1988). “The Gathering”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #1 (DC Comics).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 35–37. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.

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