River Stower

The River Stower marks the boarder between Southaven and Highdunn. A long, pleasant body of water, poets write many an ode to the way the moonlight glints off the Stower's gentle surface and the freshness of its cool depths. While short-distance vessels representing local fishermen and moneyed luxury cruises keep the river busy, there is little real traffic. The Stower is bridged in the little hamlet of Stowerbridge some nine leagues from the sea, where an island splits the river in twain. Stowerbridge has a small district at either side of the river, but pays its dues to Southaven, not Highdunn. The bridge here is low, so that vessels trying to travel upriver from the sea or downriver to the sea are unable to pass.