Post Greyhawk Wars: 585 CY
The Velverdyva River
The Velverdyva meets the Fals river on a vast flood plain. The Velverdyva River, often called the Velva, has clear blue waters when they meet. The two currents slowly turn a light sepia in the winter or deep green in the summer by the time they cross under the Peace Bridge to Furyondy. By now the barges are often filled with autumn’s harvest of grain, vegetables or livestock. It is always busy with full keelboats running down the center of the vast river and being pushed empty up the sides. The Rhennee work these waters well past Nyr Dyv and onto Selintan River and the great The Free City of Greyhawk. The trip to Greyhawk from Mitrik by river can take from three to six weeks with the slow trip back up the river taking three times that long. Diocese act against much of the piracy reported trying to keep the merchants and travelers safe. Alongside Whitehale and Grayington the river is quiet yet powerful running along rich farmlands centuries old. Fewer stone watchtowers can be seen than ample tributaries from the highlands before entering the Dapple Woods. Through the peaceful Dapple Woods the river goes from areas that are almost still to areas so swift that can scare the daylights out of seasoned travelers. The Devarnish town of Jarl is the point where the Great Western Road meets the river. From here the river is much calmer making it the trade path where everything imaginable can be seen shipping up and down its waters. The Velverdyva takes it’s time traversing the Iron Woods and past Verbobonc, Gnarley Forest and Dyvers before emptying into the Nyr Dyv.