Rivers have a major effect on the regions they flow through, they can be seen to unite people culturally and or politically. When it comes to uniting people the Kirar River is a classic example, during ancient times it was the river that made the foundation for the nations that can be found along its banks today. In recent times it has been seen as a unifying symbol for the people of the Grand Duchy of Iceden , in its effort to hold back the hordes of soldiers from its neighbour to the west the Principality of Clifia .
The Kirar River begins as a small spring in the foothills of the Darbiens mountains, a low mountain chain running across the middle to the northern part of central Mirateia. During its first 130 km, the river drops drastically in elevation for thereafter only slowly decent until it's at the destination. Where the river merges with a small stream named Agos is where the grassland begins to give way to more densely forests.
One of the most important natural resources that the Kirar River provides is a major supply of fresh fish and other water creatures but along the banks of the river, it can provide the locals with the materials they use to make clothing and rooftops and other everyday things out of.
The Kirar River have a long history of fighting, it's currently what the defence of the Grand Duchy of Iceden is based upon. The dutchy has forts and towers all along the river facing the Principality of Clifia. Throughout history, both the duchy and the principality have fought long and bloody wars as the principality sought to expand its borders in all directions and it was only with a series of bloody battles and some clever diplomatic manoeuvres that the dutchy managed to stop the principality at the Kirar River. While being the utmost strategic feature in the area, it's also an important route for trade with its merger with the main river in the central continent, the Kodin river, it brings wares from the inland down to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Ved , Ved.