The Torán's Falls

Torán's Creek is no more than a small river originating on the east side of the snow-covered heights of the Chalbern Peak, one of the prominent double summits of the Mithral Mountains in the province of Manthria in the United Kingdom of Santharia (Southern Sarvonia). It is known mainly for Norgerinth's Tomb, which it passes on its way down, and for its spectacular Falls, though these don't have the water volume and height of the nearby Ravenwing Falls. It joins the Rocky Moss Creek in Nepris not far away from the coast. It is not known, if the name "Torán" derives from an eagle roaming the Mithral Mountains, or if Torán's Creek is named after an adventuresome inhabitant of the former Phris, which is now part of Nepris.

Just where the bridge crosses the Torán brook its channel widens till it is about eleven peds broad when tossing over the edge. The fall's beauty lies in the way in which nature formed the riverbed. At the edge a flat, broad, but thin slab of rock protrudes about a ped farther than the underlying structures of a slightly different rock. This allows the water to fall without hindrance for more than a hundred and twenty peds. When the water level drops in autumn, a jutting boulder rising from the middle of this flat rock parts the waterfall into two separate ones.

Falling so smoothly over the edge, the water doesn't aerate much, not taking much air in. When looking at the falls from the right angle, one can nearly see the wall of rocks behind it, so clear and lucid it falls down. Therefore the falls was also nicknamed "Veil Falls" by the locals.

At the foot of the falls just about twenty peds before it would reach the ground, another strong slab of rock, this time about two peds thick, reaches out for about three peds forming a kind of rim. The upper side is slightly hollowed out to a basin by the always carving water, underneath it is supported by the underlying rock, but still being more prominent.

Only in the last twenty peds when darting over the rim of the basin, the water becomes more opaque, taking the white airy color familiar to us from other falls. However, this basin can only be seen, when the water coming down the mountain is running only sparsely, in spring or early summer it is hidden behind the water masses.