In the Free Remote D&D Resources archive that Wizards of the Coast is providing, for April 30, 2020 there is a "Waterdeep Digital Backgrounds" zip file that includes artwork that one might be able to use as a background while videoconferencing. The second file (named "DnD_Video_bg-WDDH2") looks to be a scene outside of Waterdeep proper, with people along a path, a building (maybe some kind of temple), and the wall of Waterdeep in the background. I'm presuming putting a smaller version here counts as fair use:

Waterdeep scene 2

What is that building, and more generally where is this scene set? Is it part of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist book or storyline? (I don't remember seeing it in there, though probably I just missed it, but the filename saying "WDDH" makes me think it's related.)


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This image is from Volo's Waterdeep Enchiridion (a chapter in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, also available separately on DM's Guild), and represents the City of the Dead, a ward within Waterdeep itself. The building is not specifically identified, but it's most likely a mausoleum.

During Chapter 4 of Dragon Heist, there are three possible encounters that take place in various mausoleums depending on which season is being played.

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    – Someone_Evil
    May 29, 2020 at 13:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, of course. I was thinking that it must be from the farms around Waterdeep since the wall of the city was in the background, and that's why I was confused where it was from, but that's just the wall that surrounds the City of the Dead. It makes so much more sense to me now. Thank you! \$\endgroup\$
    – user63817
    May 29, 2020 at 13:58

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