Two other earthmotes hover near the Neverwinter
coastline, flanking the Moonstone. One is the site of
much activity, and the other quite the opposite.
This island hovers over the Sea of Swords beyond the
southern end of the bay. Dotted with a smattering of
shacks, it is the home and workplace of fishers who
have lived on this earthmote since the Spellplague.
Skilled at their trade and fearless of the weather and
the turbulent sea, they provide a great deal of food for
For many years, rumors have spread that the fishers
have thrived because of their worship of dark
gods or unnatural alliances with creatures that live
beneath the waves. Regardless of the veracity of these
barstool stories, the people of Never winter happily eat
the fish and crustaceans brought to land each morning
Neverwinter legends say that this high-floating earthmote
served as an unassailable harbor for sky pirates in
the years following the Spellplague. Because the mote
floats a hundred feet up and could not be accessed by a
direct path from the land, the pirates supposedly stored
all manner of treasure there, as safe storage for wealthy
or well-connected residents of the city.
Then, the story takes a dark turn. All the pirates
died in one night of blood and betrayal, leaving
the treasure and their skyship on the mote- along
with whatever slew them. Some people believe that
a dragon has claimed the pirates’ loot as its hoard,
taking the earthmote as its lair because the city below
lacks the means to interfere.
Regardless of the story’s truth, one thing is true -
Pirates’ Skyhold has long been abandoned. From the
right locations in Neverwinter, one can see rotting
wooden buildings poking out of the forests of the
mote, but whatever still exists up there has seen little
intrusion in decades.