Neverwinter, also known as the City of Skilled Hands or the Jewel of the North, is a metropolis sitting on the northwestern coast. Neverwinter was regarded by many as the most cosmopolitan and the most civilized city in all of the world, quite a reputation, considering the breadth and variety of the continent. The city was a member in good standing of the [[Lords Alliance]] and Lord Nasher ensured that the city was well defended before his death, both physically and magically, against attacks or infiltration from the Vuldrok, Neverwinter's warlike rival.
The city of Neverwinter was so named because, even though the town is situated in the cold north of Faerûn, the Neverwinter River that flows through it was heated by fire elementals living under the nearby Mount Hotenow in the Neverwinter Wood. The heat given off from the river creates a permanent warm climate in the immediate area; without the elementals, the river, and subsequently the city's water supply, would freeze over.