Sword Coast

The Sword Coast is the western coast of the continent of Faerun in the world of Toril.  Not only does it buzz with mercantile activity, but it is a hotbed of adventurer activity.  People, dwarves and elves from all walks of life call this place home, and live and die by its shores.

The name of the Sword Coast comes from its tall, white mountains that rise from many parts of the coast, particularly in the north.  When viewed from the deck of many of the ships that run up and down the coast, they appear as gleaming white swords rising from the sea.

The Sword Coast stretches from Icewind Dale in the north to Baldurs Gate in the south, and by some definitions, even as far south to places like Amn and Calimport.  Many also use the name to describe the region as far as 300 miles inland to the Anauroch Desert, although the whole region is more properly referred to as simply The North.

Sword Coast

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