Like many of the waters of Gamma Terra, the Smelly-wear is horribly polluted with industrial chemicals, radioactive waste, and rusting metal wrecks. Additionally, it is home to many dangerous and mutated flora and fauna. Few dare to drink the river water without meticulous sanitization and/or other processing. Fewer still dare to enter the river itself without some means of defense.
The town of Mars-ville lies near the banks of the Smelly-wear, directly across from the ruins of a city whose name has been lost to time.