The Stirrings of War
Westdeep is the elven home in the Elsir Vale. In the past, the elves of Westdeep have allowed trade caravans from Brindol and the Dwarven Kingdoms safe passage by land through their secret paths and on the Elsir River. While a proud, secretive group, the Elsir maintained close ties to their human and dwarven neighbors, even rising to defend their neighbors when need be.
These days are long gone. Factions within the Waterdeep ruling council have pushed for tighter borders, arguing that allowing trade caravans through their lands presented a security risk. Cooler heads prevailed and the borders remained open, at least until the Red Horde’s movements in the Vale. Their military encroachment gave the isolationists the political weight they needed and Westdeep became an unwelcome location for any not of elven blood.