The Coldfire Beetle
A large river flowing from the Coastal Highlands, the Hudson is one of the main routes of travel through the Apple Chain Mountains. It varies in width from twenty to two hundred feet in width, is never less than six feet deep, and has relatively clear and potable water for most of its length. Only one short section features rapids of any note, located less than four meles from Albani, but several varieties of aquatic predators do pose a significant danger for travelers. Several individuals and organization offer passage up and down the river on boats of varying size, and quality of armed escort, with prices ranging from 14 to 80 TU per individual.