The great blackwater river in Archana
"The Black River is an important asset to Archana, providing water to three of the Kingdom's largest settlements."
The most important river in the Kingdom of Archana, it is also one of the greatest in their territory. It supplies the cities of Blackbourne, Hrastgar, and the capital, Nouvemond.
In the early days after the Realm Wars, the fall of Bashmu killed off the Orne River, but a small intermittent stream was left in its place. Its dark water earned it the name of Black Bourne. Through the next decades, new springs and streams were formed and civil constructions changed the course of existing ones, transforming the bourne into a full perennial river - the Black River.
The river is very sinuous throughout its entirety. Nearing the city of Blackbourne, the Black River enters a small artificial cave system known as Devin's Retreat, where it travels under the city, before discharging in the Bay.