A watchman or watchwoman was a junior member of the City Watch of Waterdeep, serving as a patrolperson.[2][1]


They typically patrolled inside the walls of Waterdeep in groups of four, with two patrolpersons, one sergeant, and one captain.[2]


Circa 1357 DR, patrolmen and women of the City Watch typically had the standard City Watch kit of leather and chain armor, short swords, daggers, and sturdy rods like clubs.[2]

Circa 1372 DR, in addition to their uniform, watchmen and women were outfitted in masterwork studded leather armor, with a steel light shield, and carried a masterwork short sword and club. They also possessed a potion of cure light wounds and an oil of magic weapon.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Michael Fleisher (December 1988). “The Gathering”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #1 (DC Comics).