The Mire

The Mire is the name given to the marshland near the junction of the Tarendrelle and Manetherendrelle rivers.

The Mire is fed by continuous flows from the Winespring Water after they have branched and diverged in the Waterwood. It is a typical swampy lowland that is treacherous to travelers. As a result it is uninhabited. Along with the Mountains of Mist, The Mire is an untraversable element of geography that helps to promote the isolation of the Two Rivers region.

During the Trolloc Wars The Mire was seen as an excellent geographic feature that added value to the defense of Manetheren. Matrim Cauthon possesses memories of King Aemon al Caar al Thorin who used the swamplands to protect the right flanks of his army during the Battle of the Tarendrelle River. At the time of the fall of Manetheren the Mire was smaller and located mostly near the junction of the two major rivers. After the Winespring burst forth upon the site where the Band of the Red Hand perished, the Winespring Water began draining into the Mire, nearly doubling its size and causing it to wrap the east side of the Waterwood.

The Mire

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