Some years ago, in the city/town of Aerie
The rain had stopped some time after midnight, but not soon enough to have kept Blend from getting soaked, not that he seemed to notice.
From his vantage point near the locale that the townsfolk called the docks, Blend could survey the entire area. There were seven docks sticking out into the normally shallow Blythe river. The river ran very shallow from the town of Aerie down to where it joined up with a larger river, and only small merchant vessels and flat bottomed barges could make it upstream this far.