Neverwinter: Tyranny of Dragons
The docks are the heart of Neverwinter’s economy and its primary link to the outside world. The eruption of Mount Hotenow in the Year of Knowledge Unearthed (419 NR, 1451 DR) left the whole area swamped with tidal waves. When he arrived from Waterdeep with his ambition to restore the city, Dagult Neverember poured much of his attention and resources into rebuilding them. He sent engineers and loggers to the forested upland rise outside the city. Residents had once used it as a park, but Neverember’s crews clear-cut it for timber to rebuild the docks. Today, supplies and coin flow into Neverwinter through the rebuilt docks, along with repatriated refugees. Like the Lord Protector before them, the Commonwealth of Neverwinter derives a great deal of its revenue from tariffs on ships that pass through the docks, which has led to a rise in smuggling to avoid them.