Tyranny of Dragons
THE SWORD COAST AND THE NORTH
Running along the Sea of Swords from north of Amn to the Sea of Moving Ice, the Sword Coast is a narrow band of territory dominated by the City-States of the area that use the sea for trade. The Sword Coast proper is delineated by three major City States; from north to south Neverwinter, Waterdeep, and [[Baldur's Gate]], but most maps of the region include areas further in both directions not under the sway of a particular influential power.
"The North" refers to all territory north of Amn, split into two general regions: The Western Heartlands and the Savage Frontier. The Western Heartlands encompasses a narrow strip of civilization running from the Sunset Mountains to the Sea of Swords, outlined north and south generally between the Cloud Peaks, the Troll Mountains and the Trade Way. The Savage Frontier is the name given to the rest of the unsettled or sparsely settled territory in The North, excluding major cities, towns, and any settlements in their immediate spheres of influence.