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Rivergate is a Rylandic city at the mouth of the Ruin River, on the north shore of The Valesar. Rivergate is on Ryland’s western-most border, directly across the river from Erdoga. Rivergate’s population measures in the tens of thousands.
Rivergate is notable for being one of three safe locations to cross the Ruin River. Rivergate operates a system of ferries (that navigate the relatively calm seas near the coast, instead of the rapid river waters) for passengers and cargo to cross the Ruin River. This commercial and passenger traffic sustains a healthy population of porters, longshoremen, sailors, traders, and shipwrights.
Rivergate lies almost entirely on the eastern side of the Ruin River. A small portion of Rivergate sits on the western side of the river, amounting to little more than necessary to sustain the city’s ferry operations. Living on the west side of the river is seen as a mark of low status (owing to the history of Valemarians living on the east side while the Andermanni farmers lived on the west side).
Most buildings in Rivergate are two stories tall, with the tallest buildings being three (and occasionally four) stories. Rivergate bulidings are predominately wooden, with some brick and stone buildings too.
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