The Red Sashes were a vigilante group that was based in Waterdeep.[1]


The individual cells of the Sashes, one for each ward of the city,[2] each answered to an authority only known as "The One".[2]


Not an impulsive or excessively violent group,[1] the Red Sashes aimed to arrest the guilty and free the innocent, typically when the City Watch failed in these aims.[2]


Prospective members were approached by the Red Sashes and were forced to swear a loyalty oath to "The One". These invitations were only given after approval of the member was reached after much observation. Members were not allowed to reveal any secrets of the group to outsiders and had to pay a 5 gold piece per-month membership fee.[2]

"The One"Edit

Only a few of the Lords of Waterdeep were aware of "The One's" true identity. These included Mirt, Kitten, Nindil, Sammereza and, before his death, Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun.[2]


The Red Sashes were formed by Durnan in 1312 DR to fulfill his own personal needs.[3][4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 75. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  3. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  4. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.