The Sword Coast
The Sword Coast Setting
This map represents the portion of the world known to the characters at the start of the campaign.
The region encompassed by the game is roughly bordered to the South by the Cloud Peaks, the East by the Wood of Sharp Teeth, the West by the Sea of Swords, and the North by Baldur’s Gate-the largest and most affluent city in the region. Collectively called the Sword Coast, it attracts adventurers for good and evil alike, and provides the backdrop for this grand adventure.
Major Settlements in the Sword Coast
South from Baldur’s Gate along the Coast Way is a fortified town called The Friendly Arm.
Threats in the Sword Coast
Wildlife varies by location but players can expect to encounter a variety of species, ranging from bears and wolves to basilisks and wyverns.
The Sword Coast and Wood of Sharp Teeth are well-named, however, and wildlife is not the main concern for most adventurers here. Predators more challenging than mere gibberlings and kobolds roam the forest; parties are advised to stick together lest they find themselves facing groups of bandits, hobgoblins, or gnolls by themselves.