The Spire of Mysterious Origin
35 years ago, a mysterious structure rose from the depths a few hundred feet from the shoreline off the Sword Coast. This naturally caused many rumors to circulate not just throughout West Faerûn, but the greater region as a whole. Many people of all races, classes and professions sought out the mysteries of The Spire (as it quickly became known), speculating that it must contain vast treasure and secrets to attain immeasurable power. A town was built on the coast near The Spire by these travelers, where pilgrims to this day still settle to be close to the action, ever hopeful that they will be the ones to solve its riddles. The town became a city called Outer Spire, bustling with new commerce aimed towards providing items and services for the fresh flow of new-blooded adventurers.