Abydion, the Fifth City
The river Alph is the main source of non-oceanic water for the city of Abydion, which is built on its marshy delta. The main channel of the river runs through the heart of the Fifth City, with walls rising up nearly 50 meters on each side of the channel to form the city’s Gorge district.
Due to the significance of the river Alph to Abydion, there are some who worship its spirit as a god. This cult is not officially recognized, though reactions to this status vary. Most consider it a harmless folly, but there are others who actively work to destroy the cult of Alph and its followers, believing them to be as dangerously misguided as the followers of the Outer Gods. Because of this, Alph’s cultists meet in secret locations, most of which are hidden deep in the Gorge.