These falls located at the Mithral
Mountains in eastern Santharia were probably first seen by the Thergerim and
thus named UravAnul WaaInn, or "True Water Falling". When humans started trading
with the Thergerim in the Mithral Mountains they couldn't quite pronounce the
name of these falls and corrupted it. The Thergerim may still call these
magnificent falls by the old name but most know them as Ravenwing Falls.
The Ravenwing Falls start as a cold
mountain stream originating high in the Mithral Mountains. The stream works its
way down out of the mountains gaining more streams until it is a large river
when it reaches the cliff face over looking Mossy Rocks Cove where it falls into
a clear pool hundreds of peds below. The water starts its fall at the top of a
cliff that is rounded the first fifty to one hundred peds. It has worn a groove
in the rock as this white churning water starts its mad run to oblivion. The
locals call this area the Raven's Shoulder.
At the precipice the falls shoot out about two peds only to fall four or five
hundred peds to the floor of Mossy Rocks Cove below. At the bottom is a clear
cold pool, roughly oval shaped about twenty peds wide and thirty long. The
cascading falls slam into several huge boulders with churning white fury of bone
jarring force at the back of this pool. The savage thunder this produces echoes
for hundreds of peds and seems to reach right into the marrow of a persons
bones. There is heavy mist around the falls being so thick at times that upper
areas of the falls seem to disappear. The mist thins out the further a person is
form the falls but always present around the pool. The whole area around the
pool is covered in thick mosses and ferns giving it a dense green aspect. From
the front of the pool a small river meanders its way easterly until it flows
into the Adanian Sea. On the left side a larger river works its way south along
the Mithrals until it finally flows into the Adanian Sea by Tyr Ethran.
As is often the case with naming things, misnomers occur. Such is the case for
the small river flowing from the pool. It is called Mossy Rock Creek even though
it is a river, albeit a small one. This may have occurred because the larger
river, called Raven River, has probably three times the water flowing from it.