The Troubled, and the Secret Hoard
Neverwinter is a bustling city located farther north along The Sword Coast from Waterdeep, along the High Road.
From the notes of Elminster the Sage: "Neverwinter is a friendly city of craftsmen, who trade extensively via the great merchants of Waterdeep; their water-clocks and multi-hued lamps can be found throughout the Realms. Neverwinter gained its name from the skill of its gardeners, who contrived to keep flowers blooming throughout the months of snow – a practice they continue with pride. Another source of the name comes from the Neverwinter River, which remains warm throughout the year and never freezes over – the warmth which causes this phenomenon seems to spread around the area, leaving a large swathe of land which remains snowless while the rest of the land around it turns white from the harsh winter weather.
“’By the clocks of Neverwinter’ is a watchword for accuracy and delicate precision. The water-clocks produced here are accurate within five minutes over a year, provided that sufficient water is available. These clocks sell for 150 gold pieces, can be carried by a single man using both hands, and are quite in fashion in the town houses of the more “civilised” regions. The multi-hued lamps are a result of carefully mixed and blown glass, designed to produce pleasing colours against the walls at night. These lamps sell everywhere, and are usually priced at 5 gold pieces each."