Cask Away Crew
The River Gilpin is both the lifeblood, and bane of civilisation in Edrein, running roughly north-west to south-east of the country. Teeming with varied life at every point, it sustains the environment and economy throughout the region.
A mile across at its widest, and fed by a number of much smaller tributaries and streams throughout its length. Stretches of relatively calm flows are interrupted by treacherous white water portions where the gradient changes sharply. At these points, even the most experienced captains struggle to maintain control. However, it provides vital and bandit free travel from the dwarven mining mountains all the way to the open sea.
There are many magical and mundane inhabitants, both within and alongside the river. Captains passing through Faversham often tell tall tales of the monsters and wretches they must endure to secure passage for their cargo, some becoming foundations for fantastical bard anecdotes.