Waterdeep, also known as the City of Splendors or the Crown of the North, is the most important and influential city in the North and perhaps in all Faerûn. For this reason it is considered part of the Western Heartlands of the Realms, even though it lies 150 miles north of Daggerford on the shores of the Sword Coast.
Waterdeep is the start of several trade routes:
- The Long Road, the inland trade route to the north.
- The High Road, the coastal trade route to the north.
- The Trade Way, the trade route to the south.