Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #260
September 18th, 2023
Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: The Banks of the Red River’s Run of Taodeas – Part 1
Location: Central Taodeas between the Tuton Maug and the Danthas River
Population (approx.): Varies
Brief: The Danthas River, as it makes its way from the Ulu Maug to the Sea of Hethichol, is bolstered by a half-dozen major tributaries, most notably the Saut River from the Wastelands. Perhaps second in size and length is the Red River of central Taodeas. The course of the river currently marks the border between lands claimed by the Gotasi Tribe to the northwest and the Danthas Tribe to the southeast. The banks of the Red are home to a wide range of peoples both allied with either tribe or preferring to stay neutral. The further upstream one travels; one discovers tribal influence wanes and thus the inhabitants are more indifferent to the tribes themselves and tribal politics in particular.
Geography: The Red River source springs and brooks rise from the southwest Tuton Maug, northwest of Weatherton (#91) and west of Lake Natia Vai (#190). The river zigzags west and south down the foothills and across the plains before meeting the Danthas River east of Blackstone Fortress (#15) and across the river from the hidden Peacewalker Orphanage (#102). The Red River features 3 major waterfalls, stretches of rapids and forms Tuton Lake as it exists the hills.
Next Article: Over the course of this week, we’ll present some of the notable peoples, happenings and plot threads of six notable sites along the Banks of the Red River’s Run.