Princes of the Apocalypse
The Sword Coast
The Sword Coast stretches along the Sea of Swords from Waterdeep down to the river Chionthar at Baldur’s Gate in the south. The Sword Coast takes its name from the white cliffs that rise up sharply for hundreds of miles along the coastline, from Baldur’s Gate to the south and up to The Dessarin valley in the north. Officially, the coast line north of Waterdeep up to Icewind Dale is not part of the Sword Coast, though most folk simply use the term Sword Coast for this region as well.
It is a strategic location, encompassing the main caravan trade route to the Inner Sea. Several of the largest and most powerful city-states including Waterdeep, Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter are located on the Sword Coast, and adventurers can easily find work anywhere in the region.