City of Splendors: Waterdeep, Part 1
Noble Houses of Waterdeep
By Eric L. Boyd

The information presented in Noble Houses of Waterdeep, the new City of Splendors: Waterdeep web enhancement by Eric L. Boyd, provides complete information on Waterdeep's nobility. So if you've been looking for key information with which to set up intrigues in your Forgotten Realms campaign, look no further! Download this web enhancement now and introduce your PCs to some of Waterdeep's more important citizens!

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The blood of steel dragons runs through certain noble houses of Waterdeep. Below are the adjustments to the half-dragon template presented in the Monster Manual for half-steel dragons.

Half-Dragon, Steel

A half-steel dragon is the product of a union between a steel dragon and another creature. Because steel dragons prefer human form over draconic form, half-steel dragons are by far the most common kind of half-dragons in Faerūn. A typical half-steel dragon has dark gray hair, light gray scaled skin, and eyes of two different colors (one dark gray and one silver).

Half-dragons are fully detailed on page 146 in the Monster Manual. The adjustments for half-steel dragons are as follows.

Special Attacks: A half-steel dragon can breathe a 30-foot cone of corrosive (acid) gas.

Special Qualities: A half-steel dragon has a +10 racial bonus on all Fortitude saving throws against poison.

In the Realms

Half-steel dragons are most frequently encountered in large cities and metropolises, such as Neverwinter, Silverymoon, Suzail, and Waterdeep. In the City of Splendors, most half-steel dragons are members of the Confluence, a mysterious organization that battles the Unseen in Waterdeep's shadows.

About the Authors

Eric L. Boyd has been a fan of the Forgotten Realms product line since the first time Elminster graced the pages of Dragon magazine. When he's not playing the role of software development manager or dad, Eric enjoys writing about Faerūn late into the night and knitting together obscure bits of Realmslore. Eric has written or coauthored nearly a dozen books about Faerūn and contributed to many more. His most recent credits include Faiths and Pantheons, Races of Faerūn, Serpent Kingdoms, and Champions of Ruin.


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