Forgotten Realms: Age of Worms
Introduction of Daggerford
Situated on the flood plains of the Delimbiyr and built against the side of a low hill, Daggerford is a small community dominated by the small castle of the local duke. The city is sparsely inhabited but strategically located where the Trade Way crosses the Delimbiyr River on the north side of the ford. This self-styled city is a town of about 800 folk. The town is the largest stop on the Trade Way between Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. It is home to human craftsmen, a few halflings, and a handful of folk of other races.
There are about 20 farming hamlets within a day’s walk of Daggerford (15-20 miles), each of which is home to around five families. Each hamlet has a fortified building where the residents retreat in case of raids. There are also isolated farms and a few estates of minor nobility. In all, about 1,200 people depend on the Daggerford market for goods they can’t make themselves.
Daggerford lies approximately one hundred twenty miles southeast of Waterdeep and forty miles from the Sword Coast. To the north grows the Ardeep Forest and the Misty Forest spawls to the east. Beyond lies the High Moor, a desolate land overlooked by dreaded Dragonspear Castle. Not far to the west lies the Lizard Marsh, a dangerous stretch of swampland where the River Delimbiyr empties into the ocean. The nearest settlements include the City of Splendors itself, Waterdeep, as well as small towns such as Secomber and Red Larch. Far to the southwest (approximately three hundred sixty miles) stands Baldur’s Gate, and beyond it (approximately five hundred miles) stands the great library of the Realms, Candlekeep.