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Waterdeep: Cloak & Dagger

Waterdeep and Undermountain are filled with many strange and secretive factions. From the renegade drow of the Dark Dagger, to the vigilante organisation known as the Red Sashes, this guide will take you through twelve different factions operating in and around Waterdeep. These factions can serve as either allies or enemies. Each faction has its history, purpose and membership detailed, as well as information on joining the faction.

This guide serves as a useful supplement to Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, but can also be used for adventures that take place beyond Waterdeep. These factions can be used to add flavour to an otherwise unrelated adventure, or can serve as the basis for an entire campaign. As well as giving information on new factions, this guide also provides details for new monsters, NPCs and magic items.

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Tigon - January 12, 2019 6:59 am UTC
Throughout your document, and even here in your summary on DMs guild you have "organisation". Organization is spelled with a Z.

I recommend spell checking your document in MS Word or another word processor.

Also in the Knights of the Shield section under 'Organisation & Members' the second paragraph starts:

"The Iron Throne have the following notable members:" - this appears to be a copy paste error that was not edited to reflect this being the Knights of the Shield section. If you'd like to contact me, id be happy to act as editor for you on this content.

Also, as a hardcore lore chaser of Gargauth in particular, where did you get the information about his strike against Asmodeous during the Second Sundering? I need to read this.
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Aaron L January 21, 2019 8:04 am UTC
The British spelling of organization is organisation.
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Tigon - January 22, 2019 1:10 am UTC
Oh interesting, I was not aware. My apologies.

My other two points still remain true though. It refers to Notable members of the Iron Throne within the Knights of the Shield section, and i'm still very interested to know where you found information on Gargauth post-second sundering.
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Mr D January 26, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
Thanks for catching the Iron Throne/Knights of the Shield mix-up. Should be fixed now.

The Gargauth stuff isn't really based on anything much. As a fellow lore hunter, I'm sure you know that 5e Forgotten Realms lore can been infuriatingly vague at times. That's part of the reason why I decided to write this faction guide. I knew that there was a bunch of cool Forgotten Realms lore that'd be ignored otherwise. Of course, I also tried to add something of my own, to put my own spin in things instead of just copying from lore I'd found elsewhere.

That's where the Gargauth stuff came from. In the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (page 139), it offhandedly mentions how he seeks godhood while trapped within a magical shield. There's no explanation for how he came to be reduced to such a sorry state. As such, I decided to come up with an explanation that I thought made sense. To my knowledge, aside from that minor reference in SCAG, there are no post-Second Sundering (or even post-Spellplague)...See more
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Tigon - January 28, 2019 2:56 am UTC
Yeah ok, that's what ive run into as well. However, I have been able to locate a LOT of old stuff on him, from old supplements to an entry in a single Dragon Magazine article back in the early 90s and such.

There's also several long threads on him over at the forums of candlekeep where people have speculated some things, and we've even received cryptic confirmation from Ed Greenwood on some of the theories. A few tie in with Graz'zt and his parentage, ways the shield could be destroyed, Gargy's dragon pal and how he escaped the pit at Peleveran
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Zach R November 20, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
This looks great! Lots of useful info for when I move my homebrew group into Waterdeep later on.

Not sure if this will be of much use for my Adventurer's League/Explorer's Guild games outside of flavoring the modules, but still glad to have found this.
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