Storm King's Thunder
Loudwater is the last bastion of civilization in the Delimbyr Vale east of Seacomber. It is an ancient city founded by elves, but since settled by humans, elves, and dwarves. It is a city made of ancient wood and stone buildings, all well kept and in good repair, overgrown with vines and flowering plants. Huge old trees line the riverbanks, and most homes have small garden spaces for fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
The high lord is Telbor Zazrek, a retired adventurer who runs the town with the backing of the Zhentarim. The Zhents charge exorbitant taxes on non-Zhent goods, and so the cost of living in Loudwater is exceptionally high.
The mage's guild is exceptionally pricey as well, run by an ancient order of elves with access to rare magic and techniques.
The Smiling Satyr Tavern houses a small Harper safehouse, with a teleportation circle that connects to the other Harper circles in the North: Mirabar, Neverwinter, Everlund, Yartar, and Waterdeep.