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In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, the small city of Nesmé is built upon the southern bank of the Surbrin River, on the northwestern edge of the Evermoors in northern Faerûn. The city is part of the confederation of the Silver Marches ruled by Lady Alustriel Silverhand. The city has approximately 6,000 permanent residents, but the population may increase up to 50 percent during the trade season.
Because Nesmé is located in the middle of the wilderness, the city faces constant threats. To the north lies the dark woods of Lurkwood. Tribes of Uthgardt barbarians roam the plains north and west of the Surbrin. To the south and east lies the hidden dangers of the Evermoors. As a result, the city has funneled much of it's resources into maintaining a viligent defense force called the 'Riders of Nesmé'[attribution needed].
Due to the Riders' commitment to protect the city, they are very suspecious of outsiders. Their wary nature caused them to turn back Drizzt Do'Urden's party in the book, Streams of Silver. This act would later cause frosty relations between Nesmé and Mithral Hall.