A City in Need of Heroes
Mount Hotenow, a volcano, was situated to the northeast of the city of Neverwinter on the Sword Coast North, deep in Neverwinter Wood. It was home to a large population of fire elementals, warming the Neverwinter River to the point where it never froze over, even in the heart of winter (hence the city’s name).
In the Year of Knowledge Unearthed (1451 DR), Mount Hotenow erupted. The resultant earthquake and combination of smoke and lava destroyed much of Neverwinter and surrounding countryside, killing thousands.