The regular rains over the Vast Swamp caused the Darkflow to swell and flood the lands beside it.
The river was wide and flowed only sluggishly. As the name suggested, the water was so dark that it was described as "inky". This was a result of sediment, filth, and pollution in the Vast Swamp—the water was not filtered or cleaned as would happen in a natural marsh. As a result, the river-water was foul and stinking.
The river was home to countless dangerous creatures.
The village of Battlerise, which stood on the west bank of the Darkflow River, was once beset by lizardmen from the river and monsters emerging from the Vast Swamp. Long before the 1360s DR, its population had plummeted.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Cormyrean Marshes”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 6. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Richard Baker, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (2007). Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 07-8694-119-7.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 77. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.