The Two Rivers
“We’ll survive, the Light willing. And if the Light doesn’t will, we’ll still survive.”
—Common saying in the Two Rivers, demonstrating the strength of its inhabitants
The Two Rivers is a region in western Andor, getting its name from the Tarendrelle to the north and the White River to the south. It contains the villages of Taren Ferry, Deven Ride, Emond’s Field, and Watch Hill, along with a number of independent farms.
The Two Rivers has long been viewed as a backwater area, provincial and quiet. Part of this is due to its geographical isolation: in addition to being bordered by rivers on two sides, with only one crossing in and out at Taren Ferry, it is walled off by the Mountains of Mist to the west, and the Waterwood, a treacherous uncharted swamp, effectively bars travel to the east. For long periods of time, the Two Rivers has simply let history, and world events, pass it by.
Though officially part of Andor, the Two Rivers has functioned autonomously for many years. Official Tax collectors haven’t visited in years and most of the folk don’t know that the Two Rivers is included on maps of Andor. The towns are run by the Women’s Circle and Village Council with the leaders of those groups being the town Wisdom and Mayor respectively.