Forgotten Realms: Splendors & Shadow
The largest and most diverse of the city’s wards, Castle Ward sits in the shadow of Mount Waterdeep, and Castle Waterdeep at its foot. Stretching from the rich and orderly streets of Sea Ward to the dingy, sprawling alleys and waterfronts of Dock Ward, Castle Ward holds row houses, estates, embassies, temples, businesses, and most any other kind of dwelling that can be found in the city. The eastern end touches Trades Ward along the High Road Central; at the north end of this broad commercial drag and thoroughfare sets the Market. Of interest to many visitors is Rainrun Street, a stretch of taverns and festhalls surrounding the infamous Yawning Portal, the best-known entrance to Undermountain.