A Different Sword Coast
This Sword Coast, wherein lies Neverwinter, Baldur’s Gate, and Waterdeep, is not part of the Forgotten Realms. It lies to the west of the Astari Empire, a mighty kingdom that rules all the eastern lands.
The cities of the Sword Coast are wealthy and present a tempting target, but they also have some formidable defenses. Many great warriors, wizards and adventurers have settled in the region, all hardened by war. They are also protected by the Sword Mountains, which separates the Coast from the Empire. The Empire’s might lies in its powerful armies of men and orc, not its navies. It would be extremely difficult to march an army through those mountains. The Empire also has its own internal problems, as not everyone enjoys being under their rule. It is also said, that dark cults threaten its stability, fomenting rebellion. Of course, others say that the Lords of Waterdeep are funding this instability …