The Darkness Below
A wealthy city-state on the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate is among the largest settlements in Faerun. Baldur's Gate is ruled by a Grand Duke, elected by the city's parliament. The Flaming Fist, formerly a mercenary company, manages the defense of the city, but multiple other military groups are present, such as the Knights of the Unicorn.
Baldur's Gate is one of the largest trade hubs in the region, with its safe port providing the only easy anchorage for ships plying their trade up and down the Sword Coast.
The city has experienced somewhat of a boom lately, with its population spilling outside of its walls. With plenty of internal issues relating to this expansion, its eyes have been drawn inward.