The Legend Reborn
Silverymoon, Capital of Silvermar
Silverymoon is the capital of Silvermar, the nation formed by the former Confederation of Silver Marshes. It was once ruled for centuries by High Lady Alustriel Silverhand, a powerful wizard and one of the Seven Sisters. She stepped down after the Time of Troubles in 1359, the Year of the Serpent, in order to travel around Toril learning at the feet of the greatest sages known. Her trusted advisor Taern “Thunderspell” Hornblade stepped in to ascend to the city’s supreme office, followed by generations of kindly and wise rulers.
The Confederation of Marshes united in 2023, ten years after the destruction of Waterdeep. The Silverymoon had become a great centre of trade in the realms, and expanded in size to encompass the lands nearby. The Silver Road was widened by the Mages’ Guild to accommodate the increased traffic and transformed the capital into the major trade city in the west.
Silverymoon is often dubbed “the Gem of the North”, for it resembles and emulates the lost elven city of Myth Drannor in many respects. It is one of the few civilized places in the middle of the rough and untamed wilderness that is the North of Faerûn. It has a rich cultural life and is renowned as a meeting place for all races that are morally inclined towards good. Even the occasional drow with good intentions (most notably the famous ranger Drizzt Do’Urden) can eventually find hospitality in the city of Silverymoon.
Silverymoon is also famous for its pervading tradition of magic, and is home to many notable wizards, sorcerers and other mages. One of its permanent structures, the Moonbridge, was created by magic.
The fighting force that protects Silverymoon is comprised of the famed Knights in Silver, currently led by a paladin named Sernius Alathar. There is also the Spellguard, an order of, primarily, wizards and sorcerers led by the half-elven wizard Jorus Azuremantle. The Lord General of the Argent Legion, the army of Silvermar (comprised of soldiers from every corner of the nation) also resides in Silverymoon. The current Lord General is a human fighter by the name of Jared Vallerion. Together with his wife the High Mage Ryvalla Moonsong, they act as the advisors to the High Lord and Lady who rule as equals.
The High Lord Valien Truehand and High Lady Miriam Elenithil ascended to rulership after the deaths of the previous rulers four years ago. They have one child, a daughter by the name of Yalenna, who is said to be a child of the dawn and whose radiance personifies the essence of joy and love. She is said to be blessed by the goddesses, Sune, Lirra, and Lara. She is currently betrothed to King Stefan of Cormyr.