Did you know that Boldhome is even higher up in the mountains than Wintertop Fort? Or that thanks to the proximity of Sky Fall Lake, Alone actually gets more snow than Alda-Chur? Or that there is an active cinder cone less than 10 km away from Alda-Chur?Or how about this – less than 8 km from Boldhome is a deep canyon through which the Quivin River falls, but that it is a mere seasonal stream not far past Toena Fort?
Did you know that the Dragon’s Eye is actually the physically largest settlement on the surface of Dragon Pass?
Did you know that Dragon Pass gets its name not from one dragon, but from at least eight! The more you know!
Did you know that there are at least a half-dozen active volcanoes in Dragon Pass, and probably more?
Farmland tends to be around rivers and streams as those areas tend to have the best soil to work with a scratch plow, are the best watered, and easiest to irrigate. There’s a few areas with some dry farming, but not much.My uncle was a soil scientist who headed up the desalinisation project with the HAVA back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, so he had loads of books and papers on this stuff. And since it was Afghanistan it was remarkably on point for this.
At this scale we are getting streams more than rivers. The Nymie stream for example is only about 16 km long. The Swan is a little seasonal stream. I suppose you might be able to get a canoe in there when it is high, but you can get a canoe into pretty much anything – you only need about 15 cm of water for them. That being said, I don’t consider the Swan to be navigable. As an aside, even the Creek and the Stream are more about the size of the American or Stanislaus Rivers. So this might well be the Stream:
The only big river is the Creek-Stream River itself. Fed by Skyfall Lake so it has a huge water flow. Even the ducks need to portage their boats above Geo’s River Inn. The New River is fast and turbulent – experienced river folk and ducks can navigate it safely, but there is a reason most caravans take the roads.
And keeping up the analogy, the Sacramento is a pretty good point of comparison for the Creek-Stream River. They are even roughly about the same length.