Scars of Faerûn
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 liew 150 miles north of Daggerford on the shores of the Sword Coast.
The city sits slightly above the 45 degree north latitude line on Toril. The road to Waterdeep is well paved and well patrolled. The city is the hub of trading from the mineral-rich lands to the north, the merchant kingdoms of Amn and Calimshan to the south, the kingdoms of the Inner Sea to the east, and the sea kingdoms and traders to the west.
Waterdeep’s authority extended between thirty to forty miles from its walls and its ruler, Dagult Neverember, is known for his strong rule.
On the 29th of Eleint, 1479 DR, Waterdeep was the victim of an unprecedented attack from a Netheril Shadovar host, 2000 thousand strong, led by the dragon Tyristis. The attack happened after the famous Diamond Meeting, where an alliance of the west against Netheril was decided.
At the point of writing there are no news if Waterdeep has fallen or not.