Luskan, also known as the City of Sails, is a port city at the mouth of the River Mirar on the Sword Coast North. It is considered by most to be the furthest reach of civilization. The Spine of the World Mountains, which mark what most believe to be the end of the known world (in spite of the presence of Ten Towns in Icewind Dale), are just a few miles north of the city. People or things (usually in reference to evil plots) from Luskan are known as Luskanite.
Places of Interest
Host Tower of the Arcane
The site of real power in the city. Arklem Greeth presides over around 130 mages in this 4-spired tower. While delegating laws to the High Captains, the arcanists within partake in their studies and bouts of infighting.
One of the busiest taverns in the city, a haven for the crews of the pirate ships that dock in the harbour as well as the escorts whom they spend their share of the booty on. The famed Barbarian Wulfgar spent some time working here as a bouncer.
Seven Sails Inn
An establishment where one can actually get some sleep. However, it is also a place closely watched by the Arcane Brotherhood.
Ruins of Illusk
Some of the ruins of the city that Luskan was built atop of still exist. Most folks stay away from the ruins as wandering undead, restless spirits of Illusk, are known to prey on the drunks and adventurers who got too close to the hidden passageways to the old city.