While technically one of Waterdeep's many guilds, the Watchful Order functions primarily as a mage academy. The Watchful Order polices the use of magic within Waterdeep, encouraging wizards to use magic wisely.
The Order provides many services to its members including a venue for trading spell components and magic items. The Order serves Waterdeep by providing spell wards for wealthy inhabitants and fire fighting through the use of water elementals. The Order also maintains important wards throughout the city.