The Fenlands of Anhalt

Eastwards past the walls of Marinburgh, and the piers of Port Neresheim, rise the forbidding fenlands of Anhalt. In spring the fens flood, leaving the raised roads as not much more than fog shrouded threads through black waters.

The Farol river was once one of a dozen rivers that fed these sunken bogs. But the Farol was dredged, and diverted west, to feed a growing city and expanded river trade. The fenlands persisted, as they will until the end of time.

Unwary travellers go missing here, lost in the fog or taken by the hags. It is better to go by sea, in the spring, if you seek the estates and villages beyond the fens.

The Fenlands of Anhalt

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