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Daggers Falls was a large, stone-walled town in the Daggerdale region of the Dalelands. The town was situated near a steep waterfall of the same name.[1]

DefensesEdit

Dagger Falls had a strong stone wall encompassing the town and whilst under the rule of Zhentil Keep boasted a garrison of 100 Zhentilar soldiers, 200 mercenaries, and roughly 130 Dalesmen reserves.[5] Two gatehouses guarded the entrances to the town, holding 35 troops each,[6] located by the northern forest gate and eastern river gate.[7]

HistoryEdit

The site was once used as a storage site for dwarven metals mined from the Desertsmouth Mountains to the east.[1] As all cargo heading along the River Tesh needed to be unloaded before the Dagger Falls and reloaded on the other side it wasn't long before humans and other folk began coming to the site to trade with the dwarves. It was here that dwarven fortifications for the shipments sprang up and the beginnings of the village grew.[7]

Dagger Falls had long been the seat of power for Daggerdale if only by virtue of it being the largest settlement. The Morn family ruled the dale from Dagger Falls for centuries until 1336 DR when the Zhentarim agents deposed them.[8][1]

The town was then primarily controlled by series of Zhentilar-nominated constables, who held it until Randal Morn's triumphant retaking of Dagger Falls in 1369 DR.[1]

In 1372, it still existed as a frontier town under the authority of Randal Morn, Lord of Daggerdale.[1]

Notable locationsEdit

Constable's Tower
This fortified tower served as the seat of power for the town's constable,[9] before being afflicted by a destructive magical tempest.[1]

ShopsEdit

Fulgath's Caravan Supplies
This shop provided basic provisions and goods useful to merchants, albeit at a 200% markup.[9][10]
Market Square
This was the town's open market area.[11]
Old Dulwar's Leatherworks
This store operated as a safehouse during Randal Morn's resistance and rebellion against the Zhents.[9][3]
Thund's Warehouses
[10]

Inns and tavernsEdit

Teshford Arms
This low quality inn, with exorbitant prices, was run by a matronly woman named Olavia.[9][12]
Broken Dagger
The epitome of rough-and-tumble bars whose patrons were primarily Zhentish soldiers and mercenaries before the rebellion.[9][13]
Red Rock
A ramshackled inn frequented by the country folk.[14]

TemplesEdit

Lathander's Light
This formerly grand temple was destroyed in a fire during the war with the Zhents and rebuilt afterwards as a testament to their determination and resiliance.[1][9][11]

RoadsEdit

Dagger Bridge
[15]
Tethyamar Trail
The southbound road that continued to Serpentsbridge and Spiderhaunt Woods.[16]
Tesh Trail
[16]

Natural featuresEdit

Dagger Falls
The eponymous waterfall had a sheer drop and was unnavigable by boats.[1]
Eagles' Eyrie
This rocky knoll was home to altars sacred to the Clan Brightblade of Dwarves.[1][17]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 79. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eric Menge (July 2011). “Backdrop: Daggerdale”. Dungeon #192 (Wizards of the Coast).
  4. James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  5. Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  6. Jim Butler (1995). The Return of Randal Morn. (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-0170-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  8. Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 86. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  12. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 91. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  13. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 89. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  14. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 90. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  15. Matthias Schäfer (Oct 22, 2008). Blades for Daggerdale. (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 12.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  17. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 84. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.