A second important Waterdhavian faction is the local nobility. It consists of 76 families of varying degrees of power, most of whom can trace their lines to before the founding of Waterdeep itself. Many powerful names come out of Waterdeep, including the Amcathras (whose scion is now Lord of Shadowdale), the Cassalanters, wealthy moneylenders, as well as the Wands, a family of powerful and noble wizards.
The nobility of Waterdeep are listed below.
— One of Waterdeep’s leading shipping clans.
— A long-standing trade house.
— House Irlingstar is said to have made their fortune through ship building and running caravans.
— A house with ties to the Church of Selûne and several ocean-faring guilds.
— One of the city’s leading clothiers and furriers.
— A leading vintner in Waterdeep.
— One of the city’s leading magecraft houses.