Dirwen is the large river flowing in the South Estisia. Forming by three unique rivers, their activity create the manificant landscape in which affect and observed by all people inhabiting along the river for the past thousand years. The name come from its width expended to its greatest near the end of the river.
The Dirwen river is consisting of three rivers: Durn, Ferson, and Gioson. Durn is formed by the melting ice glacier from the Grand Range, and the heavy rain of the mystical jungle. Flowing downward pass the inland it's one of the longest river in the southern hemisphere.
Ferson came from the Iron Height, the mountain with large iron veins, passing through the forest. The mountainside getitng corrode by a rain turns the river partly reddish. The result forming concentrated ironsand around its bank. Gioson came from the abundunce area known as Lake Gios - A large eastern lake. Even though the weakest out of three it has a cleanest water.
Dirwen begin when Ferson and Gioson meet together called the Golden Triangle. It is around a few hundred kilometers before Durn also meet, making it wider and more powerful. Not everyone agrees with the definition though; Some may call it starting at the triangle or their favorite three. Overall, they agree that the river ends the same way as it reaches the west coast, flowing out into the Esparia Ocean.
The beautiful lake and the source of Gioson. The peaceful and brim with life is where many crops local people that were first gathered and cultivated come from and also provides the clearest freshwater.
Several meters up from the lake level, a natural line splits the abundance of evergreen forests and the less grown shrubland, showing that the lake is supposed to be more enormous. This is because of the great gravity dam.
The dam was constructed in 747 BVE by Kritus to provide more fresh water to Knirk and control floods. Because of the usage it had, it's so vulnerable that if it breached the flood would severely devastate the whole country.
Dirwen river can become incredibly high during the summer, causing the flood to the surrounding area along the bank from a few weeks to a whole month. It can even form a deep lake at the Durn confluence. In contrast, the water in Dirwen may become low and red in the winter due to Durn's weakened current, allowing Ferson to flow more.
Fauna & Flora
Over the course of the river(s), the forests are indistinguishable as the main factor of their liveness. The largest one is obvious the myst jungle covering the Durn, with Earth Jaguar, an apex predator, as the well-known species.
Horses seem to be dominated in the lower area. People use it as an alternative way of transportation. They are scatted around the midland but the majority of them live near the mouth. The native breeds are sadly hard to find these days since the Horsepower Genocide in 32 BVE.
Basses, pikes, and catfishes are a crucial part of the river civilizations. they are so numerous one can easily catch them alone. Some have been caught raised in dedicated ponds until it's time to eat. Other than reserved for emergency ration, some are carefully bred for certain quality like weight and tastiness in order to sell them for a high price.
Several food recipes contain those creatures, from a simple meal with simple preparation to a ceremonial cuisine with various ingredients such as Fish In Flatbread, the expensive, seasonal Valonian dish.
Although it originates from Lake Gios, millets are generally grown around the river. It yields in such a significant amount that even months of flood passed they still get no shortage. The other plants being cultivated are lemon, celery, papyrus, buckwheat, and Peppers - the specie originated from the jungle.
For a long time people started settling and taking advantage of the river to the point that a few of them get bigger and form its domination. Some ain't do that but having a connect to river somehow.
The former capital city of the Empire of Kritus, the first dominator of the river. Not only the location they settled which is the Golden Triangle that provides the best strategic value, they also built a mega road network and lots of bridges thoughtout the river to double its connectivity.
Standing for a thousand years, the city survives every rise and fall of an empire, becoming rich of buildings, cultures, and history, which inspire several cities like Valone. And speaking of Valone...
The most recent river power. Needless the say the city succeeded from the Knirk of both buildings and culture. It was established by the immigrants from there around 400 BVE.
Being known as The City at the River's End, this place is one of the busiest places on the planet. Combining with the Valonus Bridge as a tollway with a low tariff in a location like this is no surprise why Valonia becomes wealthy so quickly, suppressing its predecessor before it even fell.
The small town by the Durn river, it is what many would call "The Jungle Passage" as the safest place before entering the harsh dense rainforest.
Once under the control of the Krins, now it stands of its own with partly claimed of the jungle. The infinite amount of woods and wild exotic goods keeps Duris somewhat profiting - and makes it safer.
Last but not least is a small Krin town located near Lake Gios. Initiated by the Kritus the town was settled to supply the people and materials in need for the Lake Gios' gravity dam to be constructed.
The town was changed its owner several times by the conflicts in the past. Currently, it belonged to Valonia Empire, and the idea of reconstructing the dam is under discussion despite the local's fear of the failure that wiped a quarter of its population.