|Population||660,000 (not including Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate) (est.)|
|Races||Humans, dwarves, orcs, half-orcs, elves, halflings, gnomes, half-elves|
The Sword Coast is a portion of the northwestern coast of Faerûn, and stretches from the city-state of Baldur's Gate, in the south, along the coast of the Sea of Swords, to city-state Waterdeep, and from Waterdeep further north to Neverwinter, Luskan, and Icewind Dale, the Arctic and northernmost region of the Sword Coast.
The metropolises of Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate are not counted as part of the Sword Coast, instead Baldur's Gate lies in the Western Heartlands, while Waterdeep is an independent city-state. Mirabar and Ten Towns are found here.
Because of its quasi-lawless, "frontier" setting, being a place where all races can meet and interact, it has been the setting for many modules (especially those subtitled with the Savage Frontier name), as well as the MMORPG Neverwinter Nights (AOL, 1991–1997) and the video games Neverwinter Nights (Bioware, 2002), Baldur's Gate, Gateway to the Savage Frontier and Treasures of the Savage Frontier.
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast is the title of an expansion disc for the game Baldur's Gate.
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... Sea, that border along the Sea of Swords ... that lies to the north of Tethyr along the Sword Coast, this region is a fertile plain between mountain ranges to the north and south ... The capital city of Athkatla is a port along the coast ...
... For the Icewind Dale role-playing video games, see Icewind Dale series Icewind Dale is a sub-Arctic region, along the northernmost part of the Sword Coast ... It is famous because many events involving the drow hero, Drizzt Do'Urden, occurred here, chronicled in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, a series of fantasy novels by R ...
... Baldur's Gate Tales of the Sword Coast is a role-playing video game in a high fantasy setting, developed by BioWare and published by Interplay in April 1999 ... as an expansion pack for the award winning Baldur's Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast adds from 20 to 30 extra hours of gameplay to the original game ...
... ancient fortress-turned-library in the rural Sword Coast region south of Baldur's Gate ... At the beginning of the game, the Sword Coast has entered a difficult time iron production has virtually halted, metal already produced quickly crumbles, and bandits scour the ... The Iron Throne intends to gain control of the Sword Coast by diverting the iron supply to its own armies exclusively, and stockpiling all plundered iron at the only working iron mine in the region, located ...
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“Frequently also some fair-weather finery ripped off a vessel by a storm near the coast was nailed up against an outhouse. I saw fastened to a shed near the lighthouse a long new sign with the words ANGLO SAXON on it in large gilt letters, as if it were a useless part which the ship could afford to lose, or which the sailors had discharged at the same time with the pilot. But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
round rulers, round nudgers, round poles,
numb nubkins, the sword of sugar.
I feel the skull, Mr. Skeleton, living its
own life in its own skin.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)