THE HAMLET AESTHRAN STATION

This tiny hamlet in the western rainshadow of the Mithral Mountains ekes out an existence by netting the Mithanjor Minnow's irregular spawning runs on the Olantani and the Nekoma. The dainty fish bulge the fine-meshed nets almost to breaking several times a year; some are sold or devoured fresh immediately but the bulk are dried or smoked for transport elsewhere.