Reik

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The Reik at around 750 miles is the longest river in the Old World. [1]

It originates in the Black Mountains and widens as it flows towards the sea with Nuln being the last place it is bridged. South of Nuln, the river is clear and fast flowing and is known as the Upper Reik. The Reik between Nuln and Altdorf grows to 200 yards wide. [1]

By the time it reaches Altdorf it is swollen by a confluence of the River Talabec, itself heavy with black soil from the Middle Mountains. A few mules north of the current capital, it becomes a massive sluggish expanse studded with rocky islands. [1]

Trade and Traffic

The stretch of river that flows between Nuln and Marienburg carries more shipping than most of the other rivers in the Empire combined. [1]

Quotes

In Reikdorf Town did Sigmar stand and great Empire of Man found he. There Reik, the bless'ed river, swell'd. Upon whose banks all great men dwell'd and would for etern'ty.

~ Sighardt Schneider-Koller.[2]

Notes

WFRP Companion states that it is over 1000 miles from the sea to the source of the River Urskoy. [2]

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