It Started With a Kidnapped Pig...
Northwest of Westbridge, far to the north of Red Larch, on the edge of the Kryptgarden Forest, stands Helvenblade House, the principal country estate of the Silmerhelve noble house of Waterdeep. It consists of a fortified manor, stables, a guest lodge, and two outlying hunting lodges connected by grass paths that enclose a food and herb garden and lawn. A large, lightly wooded hunting preserve extends for several miles from the manor.
Several members of the Silmerhelve family visit as a group perhaps six times per year, and the rest of the time the sleepy estate is left to the live-in staff, or may have only one or two Silmerhelve family members there, usually to have some time away from Waterdeep.
Helvenblade has never been over run by bandits or monsters, or otherwise put to ruin. Stories say that the estate is under the protection of a “family ghost”.