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Waukeen's Promenade was one of the most impressive structures in Athkatla. It was a huge marketplace—twice the size of Waterdeep's market—and built as an oval stadium surrounded by terraced 50-foot walls. The Promenade had 75-foot-wide levels for consumer and mercantile traffic. From the upper levels, some shade fell to the lower ones. The most expansive areas for merchants was the entry level on the ground floor or the first terrace over the entry arches. Greater guilds and merchant houses monopolized that area of the market. Wide ramps led up to the terraces, where additional stalls and booths provided anything and everything from across the Realms. The city guards were constantly patrolling the market, and therefore only a few illegal or magical items could be found at Waukeen's Promenade. Despite the guards, the Promenade was also a place where clandestine meetings were often planned for unlawful business, which actually took place elsewhere.[1]

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

Main article: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

In the game Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn the Promenade is one of the main areas at the beginning of the adventure. The only place to buy some magical items there is the The Adventurer's Mart at the north western side of the lowest level. On the higher levels the adventures can find some taverns and inns.[2]

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  1. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Two: Amn. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  2. BioWare (2000). James OhlenKevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBlack Isle Studios.