Fables of the Borderlands
The River Lech
Arriving at the river’s edge, they note just how deceptively large the river actually is, from where they stand the river’s breadth is easily the journey of an archer’s arrow, at some 150 yards or more. Millions of insects joined with thousands of amphibians chirp, croak and creak a symphony of marshland music in the gathering twilight, as the amber glow of the setting sun paints ribbons of orange light across the rippling surface of slow moving ebony water of the Lech. Little can they be aware of the dark instinctive predators that await beneath the surface a stones throw from their feet, full of hunger and sharp teeth. Into the Marshlands Act: I Scene: X
This river winds a serpentine path near the course of Castle Road. It is quite broad, averaging an estimated 200 yards across, and runs from the West through the territory of the Borderlands for some 6000 yards (5.5 Kilometers) or more before twisting beyond the fetid Marshlands and heading South.
In the days of Kings, before the Marshes mysteriously swallowed up the rivers and land south of Castle Road the River Lech was used to transport goods, cargo, and travelers, from one end to the other. However very few boat captains are so intrepid that they are willing to risk everything to make use of the dangerous waterway.