Thomas's Forgotten Realms
"Still, in all, twas quite a lusty, intriguing place to spend an evening."
Situated on the Great Harbor of Waterdeep, the Docks Ward houses the city's shipbuilding yards, warehouses for sea trade, and ships full of exotic travelers. Compared to the rest of the city it is exceptionally dirty, smelly, and dangerous. It is also home.
This busy harbor is always crowded with strangers to the city. Guarded by enormous gated sea walls above the surface and by a cadre of merfolk beneath it. It is known all over the world as the safest of harbors, with the finest repair facilities for ships across Faerûn and with everything a merchant captain needs—from storehouses and marketplaces to myriad inns, festhalls, and taverns for the entertainment of the crew. Despite it's reputation as a safe harbor it can be a dangerous place for the unwary.