Lordship and Security
Elven City of Renown; Population 40,000
p. Silverymoon is the Gem of the North, a center of learning and a symbol of greatness. It is a beautiful place of ancient trees and soaring towers, with curving lines and garden plantings adorning every nook and balcony. Aerial steeds carry riders across the skies, magic and learning are revered, music and laughter echo in the streets, and the city is celebrated for its fascinating shops brimming with maps, books, art, and items of esoteric lore.
p. Silverymoon boasts a conservatory of music, a great library, parks, and castlelike residences of noble folk. It boasts temples and shrines to such deities as Mielikki, Oghma, Silvanus, Sune, Tymora, and long-dead gods (the old temple to Mystra still stands, but now as a memorial shrine and monument to the goddess of magic). The arcane-oriented University of Silverymoon comprises several formerly separate colleges, including The Lady’s College, Miresk’s School of Thaumaturgy, and Fochluchan.
p. The city’s army, the Knights in Silver, circulates constantly and lends detachments to the Luruar confederacy for patrols between the three main cities. Silverymoon’s famed magical wards of protection faltered during the Spellplague and have not yet regained their original strength. On rare occasions, though, a particular ward flares into life for unknown reasons, altering just-completed rituals in sometimes bizarre ways.
NOTED WAY STATIONS OF SILVERYMOON
Among the watering holes of Silverymoon, the following are well respected.
Son of the Goat: Located north of the Moonbridge, the Son of the Goat tavern is built where its forerunner, the Dancing Goat, stood before a fire consumed it. The Son of the Goat is every bit as renowned for its raucous revelry at all hours as its predecessor. Dancing, flirting, and singing are never-ending pastimes, all fueled by a cellar boasting hundreds of vintages. Pickpockets and other professionals are drawn to the tumult.
Golden Oak Inn: This historic inn features cozy, rustic rooms, dim flagstoned passages, fragrant herbs, and pots and window boxes full of well-tended plants. All the rooms open off a central atrium dominated by a gargantuan oak that rises into the open sky. The tree’s branches are alight with glimmering lanterns, giving soft light to the tables beneath.
Government: Constitutional magocratic republic
Ruler High Mage
Military: Knights of Silver, Spellguard