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Highmoon a large town and the capital of Deepingdale, known to be the most well-integrated settlement of humans, elves, and half-elves in all of Faerûn.[1] It was prosperous, exciting and often full of adventurers and travelers from Cormyr, Sembia, and beyond.[3]

GovernmentEdit

Highmoon was led by the Lord of Highmoon, who also served as the ruler over all of Deepingdale. By 1372 DR, this position was held by Theremen Ulath.[4]

HistoryEdit

The city was founded in the late 11th century DR, but grew quickly over its 400-year existence. The population rose to over 3000 by 1372 DR[1] and over 8000 by 1479 DR.[2] Although early growth of the city was stymied by a lack of military support, conflicts with Vhaeraunian, particularly Auzkovyn, drow of the High Forest spurred its expansion and fortification.[1]

Highmoon was attacked on Tarsakh 17, the Year of Rogue Dragons, 1373 DR, by the black dragon Zarlandris, who destroyed the Tower of the Rising Moon before being killed.[5][6]

Notable LocationsEdit

  • The High Market: The open market of Highmoon would attract many merchants from Sembia and Cormyr, looking to buy local harvest.[3]
  • Lords' Barracks: This military structure was home to the Watchmen of Highmoon. It also housed some of the elven archers that defended Deepingdale and had a small building that served as their collective armory, storing their armaments of hundreds of weapons and sets of armor.[3]
  • The Leaves of Learning: The Leaves of Learning was a temple dedicated to Oghma that contained one of best libraries in Faerûn
Shops
Trading Costers
Inns & Taverns

TowersEdit

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 111. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 978-1560766674.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Eric L. Boyd (April 2007). “Volo's Guide: Cormanthor: War Amidst the Trees”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #354 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 71.
  6. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 978-1560766674.

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