City of Neverwinter (formerly known as Border Town) is the new capital city of the Kingdom of Graycastle. After Roland's second Month of Demons and completion of the road between the former Border Town and Longsong Stronghold, he decided to merge them together to form the new city. After merging, Border Town was referred to as Border Area and Longsong Stronghold as Longsong Area instead.
Neverwinter City is located in the most western part of the Graycastle Kingdom, bordered in the north by the Northern Mountain Slope and in the west by vast Hidden Forest. To the east a road leads to the Longsong Stronghold. On its south runs the Redwater River and going further south there is another Mountain Range, which gives way then to the Sea.
Border Town was around roughly 30 years before Roland Wimbledon's arrival, a young place compared to Longsong Stronghold's 200 years of history. It was set up by Duke Ryan's ancestor to be an outpost with the intention to serve as an early warning to the evil beasts' invasion. However, the pioneers discovered a mine rich with mineral resources in the Northern Mountain Slope and so it became practically a small municipality. Every winter the entire population would evacuate to the Stronghold to flee from the monsters.
Two years before Roland's arrival Months of Demons had last for almost 4 months. Because of mined ore was enough for three months stock city official Reynolds who was responsible for supplies refused to provide additional grain. It caused starvation among Border Town's people and death of nearly one fifth of its population. Despite some nobles complaitns Reynolds wasn't punished as he was Duke Ryan's son-in-law.
When Roland Wimbledon arrived in Border Town, it counted 2000 people. After accepting refugees from all over the country, the number of residents exploded exponentially.
At the start, the main exports of the Border Town were from mining and hunting, and the bulk of the imports were food items. Everything would be transported through Longsong stronghold or directly through the Redwater River from Willow Town.
The mining exports contained all kinds of minerals, like iron, copper, sulfur, rock crystal, ruby, sapphire, with an annual output value of 1000 gold royals. The minerals exported by the town weren’t paid for with the kingdom’s gold royals, instead they were paid for with the foodstuffs that arrived, as the Longsong Stronghold had the trade monopoly.
Roland's first policy was breaking the embargo. He started trading directly with Willow Town, selling ores and gemstones at market price and bying food, saltpeter and refined metals.
Agriculture was introduced and expanded, leading to a situation where the domestic production could sustain alone the entire population. Serfs are allowed to retain 30% of the wheat production, and that can only be sold to the State at a fixed price.
Industrialization allowed for the increase of productivity in the mines, smelting of metals and also for the very lucrative export of steam engines.
With the setting of the convenience market, a diverse assortment of innovative products were offered to the residents, such as perfumed soap, wine, mirrors and mushrooms. Amenities like public bathrooms and piped water were also implemented.
Buildings and Places of Interest Edit
- City Wall: spanning from the Nothern Mountain Slope to the Redwater river, built to defend the town from the beasts' invasion.
- New Civilization District: a planned neighborhood.
- Kingdom Main Street: a paved road to Longsong Stronghold.
- Third Border City
- According to Chapter 273, the town had been established 70 years before prince Roland's arrival.