Reth is one of the five free cities located in the Chondath region of the Vilhon Reach in Faerun. Initially, the city was established to train Chondathian troops for the Southshore Games near Hlondeth
Since gaining its independence, the city has worked on entertaining its own citizens, most notably in the arena. Of course, visitors in Reth also play an important role in its economy. Alaghonian merchants are common spectators at Northshire Coliseum, and nobles from as far south as Nimpeth make regular voyages to Reth. Adventurers can make some money by participating in arena combat, but be warned that many of these battles are fatal. Most professional gladiators don’t want to face an opponent more than once.
Recently, there have been some rumblings between the city and the Emerald Enclave. While Reth eventually decided to back down from its harvesting of trees from the Nunwood, the Enclave has retained an open presence within the city. The little tree harvesting the city has done lately has been complicated by reports of monsters in the Nunwood. No one knows what these creatures are. They attack under cover of darkness and cause great confusion before retreating into the forest. The Emerald Enclave has remained silent, but many suspect they’re behind the recent altercations.