In cities all along the Sword Coast, rumors spread of wealthy nobles involved in secretive, devil-worshipping cults. Such rumors provide excitement for bored aristocrats and an air of fear and intimidation to keep others away. Of course, they also provide the perfect environment for actual worshippers of Asmodeus to infiltrate a city and set in motion their plans to seize control. The seal of Asmodeus can be found painted amidst graffiti scribbled on the walls of abandoned structures throughout the Blacklake District, and sometimes on people’s doors. Some whisper that there is a sinister cult active in Neverwinter that worships the god of the Nine Hells. Others say that such symbols are simply used to intimidate people for much more worldly concerns, like sinister but all too mundane blackmail, racketeering, and extortion.