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Westgate
Overview of Westgate
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Westgate
Geographical information
Aliases Gateway to the West[1]
Size Metropolis
Area Dragon Coast, interior Faerûn

Interior Faerûn

Societal information
Races Humans
Religion Amaunator,[2] Beshaba, Gond, Ilmater, Lathander, Lliira, Loviatar, Malar, Mask, Shar, Sune,[3] Talona, Talos, Tymora, Umberlee[4]
Population 40,000 (as of 1479 DR) [5]
Exports Perfume, wine, pottery[4]
Political information
Government Oligarchy
Ruler Jaundamicar Bleth, First Lord of the city[5]

Inhabitants of Westgate
Locations in Westgate
Organizations in Westgate

Westgate was the oldest, richest and most corrupt port in the Sea of Fallen Stars.[6] It received the nickname, "Gateway to the West", from its role as the Inner Sea's most prolific port city.[citation needed] A person from Westgate was known as a Westar or a Westhavian.[7] It was an open city that welcomed all races and all religions.[5]

HistoryEdit

This area of the Dragon Coast was first settled by humans from the Vilhon Reach roughly 3,000 years ago.[as of when?] The largest place was the human town of Westgate, ruled cruelly by the great topaz dragon Kisonraathiisar.[8]

In -349 DR, Saldrinar destroyed Kisonraathiisar and became Westgate's first human king.[9]

In 257 DR, pirates from the Pirate Isles invaded Westgate and began the 200-year-long reign of the Pirate Kings.[8]

After the Spellplague, the Sea of Fallen Stars began to drain into the Underdark. The lower water level caused the shoreline to recede and left the dock area of Westgate high and dry. The docks were rebuilt on the new shoreline and the new dock area was known as Tidetown.[10]

Foreign PolicyEdit

By the Year of the Ageless One, 1479 DR, Westgate was one of the few free cities left on the Dragon Coast not occupied by either Cormyr or Sembia. In order to preserve its independence Westgate played both powers against each other, perhaps even supporting insurrections within Cormyr's borders to stem its expansionism.[11]

Notable locationsEdit

Inns and tavernsEdit

ShopsEdit

TemplesEdit

Other locationsEdit

InhabitantsEdit

Organizations and factionsEdit

Noble housesEdit

  • Athagdal: symbol is a set of russet weighing scales
  • Bleth: symbol is seven suns
  • Cormaeril: symbol is a red wyvern and a silver hor
  • Guldar: symbol is a black hawk
  • Malavhan: symbol is a red sun
  • Ssemm: symbol is an ivory bird's claw
  • Thalavar: symbol is a green feather
  • Thorsar: symbol is a blue hand holding corn
  • Urdo: symbol is a yellow eye
  • Vhammos: symbol is a steel-gray open hand
Westgate Arena

Westgate arena - Illustrated by Carlo Arellano

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 117. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Lee Byers (Feb 4, 2014). The Reaver. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0786964588.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Lee Byers (Feb 4, 2014). The Reaver. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0786964588.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 116. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 143. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  7. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  9. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  10. Mel Odom (2009). Wrath of the Blue Lady. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 9780786951925.
  11. Richard Baker (August 11th, 2008). The one and only "Ask the Realms authors/designers thread" 4. Retrieved on January 8th, 2009.
  12. Erik Scott de Bie (September 4, 2012). Shadowbane: Eye of Justice (Kindle edition), loc. 5312. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN B007JCC1EU.
  13. Richard Lee Byers (Feb 4, 2014). The Reaver. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0786964588.
  14. Erik Scott de Bie (September 4, 2012). Shadowbane: Eye of Justice (Kindle edition), loc. 546. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN B007JCC1EU.
  15. Erik Scott de Bie (September 4, 2012). Shadowbane: Eye of Justice (Kindle edition), loc. 2370. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN B007JCC1EU.
  16. Erik Scott de Bie (April 2009). Downshadow. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 978-0-7869-5128-4.
  17. Curtis Scott (March 1992). Pirates of the Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 978-1560763208.
  18. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  19. Erik Scott de Bie (September 4, 2012). Shadowbane: Eye of Justice (Kindle edition), loc. 3071. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN B007JCC1EU.

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