Of Frost and Fortune
Northwest Faerûn, generally referred to as The North, is a region of wilderness, difficult winter weather, orc hordes, and barbarian tribes. It is a mostly untamed region that lies west of Anauroch and north of the High Moor. The inhabitants of areas further south, in West Faerûn, describe this area in condescension as “the Savage North,” which is a reference to the Savage Frontier and a time when its inhabitants were less civilized. In spite of this reputation, the region is home to two of the greatest cities in all of Faerûn: Neverwinter, Jewel of the North, and Waterdeep, the City of Splendors.