Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
The Serpentine River (Elweir City)
The Serpentine is a broad, fast-flowing river that runs over two-thirds the length of the content of Sarth, starting in the far south and ending in the north at the Gulf of Blue Waters. From bank to bank it measures nearly a thousand feet (152") wide where it runs through Elweir. At Elweir, the average depth of the river is thirty feet (5"); it reaches hundred feet (15") deep at its center.
The Serpentine is the single most important contributor to the city’s wealth, since trade goods come downriver from the lands of Amyklai, Graecoria, Three Fingers, and the Cynthian Plains, Abyzinian sea captains come upriver from the Gulf of Blue Waters, where the river debouches into the sea.
The headwaters of the Serpentine lie somewhere in The Cold Peaks The Cold Peaks, but their exact location is a mystery. Bards frequently tell fantastical tales of brave heroes journeying the length of the Serpentine to discover its source. In these tales, the purported headwaters run the gamut from the center of the Il-Ryveras to the divine abode of the Old Gods; sometimes the heroes meet tragic ends, sometimes they find their hearts desire.