Overview of Westgate
|Aliases||Gateway to the West|
|Area||Dragon Coast, interior Faerûn|
|Religion||Amaunator, Beshaba, Gond, Ilmater, Lathander, Lliira, Loviatar, Malar, Mask, Shar, Sune, Talona, Talos, Tymora, Umberlee|
|Population||40,000 (as of 1479 DR) |
|Exports||Perfume, wine, pottery|
|Ruler||Jaundamicar Bleth, First Lord of the city|
|Inhabitants of Westgate|
|Locations in Westgate|
|Organizations in Westgate|
Westgate was the oldest, richest and most corrupt port in the Sea of Fallen Stars. It received the nickname, "Gateway to the West", from its role as the Inner Sea's most prolific port city. A person from Westgate was known as a Westar or a Westhavian. It was an open city that welcomed all races and all religions.
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.
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.
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.
Inns and tavernsEdit
- Aurora's Emporium: Curio shop
- House of Spies and Shadows: Abandoned temple of Mask.
- House of Steel: Abandoned temple of Garagos and lair of the vampire Kirenkirsalai.
- House of Winds: Temple of Talos
- House of the Sun: Temple of Amaunator
- Whitecap Hall: Temple of Umberlee
- A small shrine to Sune
- Castle Thalavar: Gedrin Thalavar's childhood home and headquarters of the Eye of Justice.
- Darkdance Manor: Home of House Darkdance and ancestral home of Myrin Darkdance.
- Lair of the Night Masters: Formerly the lair of the vampire Orbahk.
- Purple Lady: Festhall owned by Ilira Nathalan.
- Shou Quarter: District home to many immigrant Shou.
- Tidetown: New dock district built after the water level of the Sea of Fallen Stars dropped
- Timeless Blade: Fencing school
- Clyde The Cleaver: Information broker & underworld figure. Notorious for his hand axe of Sharpness
- Gedrin Thalavar: Founder of the Eye of Justice
- Gul The Grim: Dwarven Leader & figurehead of the Westgate underworld
- King Verovan: last King of Westgate who during a ship race against the Red Wizards of Thay, was tricked into turning his whole crew into stone when the Red Wizards secretly replaced his whip with one braided with a cocatrice feather.
- Lord Topaz: Mercenary, assassin, bounty hunter, and unofficial contractor for the Night Masks. Affiliated with Waterdeep's Assassin's Guild of the VenomBlade.
- Mintassan the Magnificent
- Zedrick Neely: Leader of the Night Masks
Organizations and factionsEdit
- Eye of Justice: Paladin order dedicated to the worship of the Threefold God
- Fire Knives: Assassins' guild at war with the Nine Golden Swords.
- Night Masks (guild): Thieves guild driven out of Westgate by the Eye of Justice in 1391 DR.
- Nine Golden Swords: Shou organization with criminal roots by way of Telflamm, opposes the Fire Knives
- Zhentarim: mercenary company
- 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
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