Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #122
May 2nd, 2023
Name: Saut Falls
Location: Where the Saut River meets the Danthas River
Population (approx.): 2200
Brief: The town of Saut Falls sits at the base of the waterfall where the Saut River cascades into the lower Danthas River. The sight is spectacular and attracts visitors from all parts of the City-State. The waterfall varies in width depending on the strength of the Saut River when it reaches the Danthas, but the cascade has only ceased once or twice during recorded history of the City-State and the Ta’arnan Empire. The Danthas is wide enough at the town such that barges and ferries can avoid the effects of the waterfall by hewing to the north bank of the river. The small amount of traffic from the Wastelands stops upstream of the falls and then is hauled overland to switchback paths cut into the cliffs next to the falls.
Geography: Saut Falls sits on a low rise above the north bank of the Danthas River across from the waterfall. Wharves and quays line the riverbank with piers jutting into the river at the north end of town. The docks are lined with hotels, taverns and restaurants competing to offer the best views of the river and squeezing other businesses further inland. Businessfolk used to complain about the practice, but most realize visitors bring vital revenue into city coffers. Saut Falls celebrates the culture of the River Tribes of Danthas and Saut with a grand yearly festival when the waterfall reaches full strength after spring rains and snowmelt fill the southern source of the Saut to the limit of its banks.