Wellspring is the second city of the kingdom of Veritas, with a population of just over 15,000 and a populace comprising mainly of humans, gnomes and halflings. The city itself is split into five distinct districts
- The residential district, the largest of the five is situated on the south site of the city and stretches its' full breadth. Most residents live in the residential district, with the rest (traders or nobles) residing above their shops or in the cloud district respectively. Other than various inns and taverns (and of course, homes), the residential district is also home to the barracks of the city guard and beacon park – an overwhelming expanse of green in the otherwise quite urban landscape.
- The traders district is the second largest district in the city and encompasses landmarks such as the market square, wellspring fountain and the city hall. There is also an assortment of shops and stalls, notably including the Ironforge smithy, Jerome's Apothecarial Solutions, Riva's Hunter Emporium and an alchemist's shop.
- The fishing district houses the city's thriving population of fishers – one of the pillars on which the city was built. With thousands of fishermen and fishmongers, much of the city's food comes from the shimmering emerald waters of the eponymous wellspring lake.
- The temple district is best known for the temples of Eldath (the patron goddess of Waterdeep) and Lliira. Unlike Lliira, Eldath (as the patron god) has an entire square dedicated to her and the temple houses the regional high-priestess of Eldath, who oversees all priests and priestesses of Eldath across the kingdom of Veritas.
- The cloud district is home to the houses of nobles, notable traders, officials and the like, but contains not much else. It became known as the cloud district as it lies higher than the other districts and many of the houses reach far taller than those of the residential district.
The city is run by an appointed open lord (mayor), who appoints a series of masked lords who are partly responsible for the city's management. Alongside the masked lords, the open lord also appoints a representative for each of the five districts of the city.