Luminos River Valley and Forest

This area contains the fertile valley of the Luminos River to the south of the Central Valley, and the vast desert area bordering on the south that was once part of the Narna Desert and the Bad Lands in old Locura. In the world split the abandoned ruins of the medieval city of Lumiere were moved from their location at the head of the river to a place on a side branch of the Luminos near where the river, mountains, and desert come together. Subsequent events led to the rebuilding of this city under the Konstroda and renaming it “Hydrobess”. Other ruins from “the Land” of old Locura may also exist in the area but are in far worse condition than Lumiere, and have not yet been unearthed. Near the head waters of the Luminos River is the hidden elven village of Aldeon.
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This fertile river valley is just below the mountains south of Midtown and the Central Valley Region, and extends from deep within the Mana Mountains across the northern part of the Narn Desert to the sea, following the Luminos River.

This thread is for the Luminos River itself and forest around it.
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At the fork of the rivers a man appeared wearing rain gear and heavy boots. He put his backpack down on a large flat rock, and took out his fishing gear. Then he cast out the fishing line from the rod and reel he had. On the line was a large silvery spoon lure. A 20lb salmon immediately swallowed it and fought hard. The man pulled the fish in slowly and dragged it up on the large flat rock. After he cut off the head of the fish and gutted it, he put it in a plastic bag in his pack.
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The rain stopped and the sun came out. There was still a Summer warmth on this first day of Fall, and the position of the sun was high, after noon about 1:00 by it's position. A cool breeze came from the mountains to the southeast ruffling the leaves in the trees as a group of does came out of the woods further upstream on the right hand fork and drank from the river before going back into the woods. It was turning into a beautiful sunny day after the morning rains.
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The man standing on the rock started a fire and cooked 1/2 of the 20lb salmon he caught and fell sound asleep.
He dreamed he was traveling on a long journey and met his wife in the front of a small house nestled under a grove of weeping willow trees. He awoke to find a 900 lb bear digging through his pack to find the other half of the fish. He lay very still and the bear finished the salmon in one huge gulp then the animal jumped in the water and swam off. The man was very happy to be alive and packed up his belonging and continued upstream on the river.
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Unknown to him someone else had been watching him silently from the woods and wondering about him. Lenwe had never seen the size and kind of fish the man had caught in the Luminos River before, nor had he ever seen a bear quite that big. Was there something unusual about the man himself, or were those animals just a coincidence. He would watch a little longer from the shadows.
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Tom decided to build a raft from the logs around the river bank. There were many already piled up and floating on the side so he lashed 2 sets criss-cross on top of each other and tied his gear securely on top of the raft. Then he began to float down the river. As he floated down he fished and sang songs to the Lord his God.
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Wondering just where the fallen logs had come from, as this part of the river came past Aldeon and there had been no heavy storms, or konstroda loggers, through here recently, Lenwe watched the man build a raft and float down the river, back the way he had come. Very odd, he thought scratching his head, but as the man was headed away from his village it was no longer his concern. Let the konstroda deal with it. He had his own business to attend to, like hunting game for the village. He took off on the trail of the does he had seen earlier, calling to his hawk Quessa as he went.

It was already around 4:00 in the afternoon by the time Tom Johnson had finished fishing, napping, and building his raft, and the shadows were lengthening towards evening as he found his raft going through the swift rapids of the river. Other salmon like the one he had caught were jumping over the rocks, and one even smacked onto his raft before flipping itself off.
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It was almost night so Tom Johnson lifted a net that he had found caught in the rapids on to his raft.
What a wonderful blessing from his Lord and God that He was able to go to the bottom of the rapids and stretch the net across to catch fish at night. He tied the ends of the net securely and roped his raft on the side in so he could enjoyed a good night sleep and wake up in the morning to harvest all the fish caught in his new found net.
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The net filled quickly with fish. So much so that in the middle of the night one of the ends snapped letting half of the salmon go, and the ones that came later on go up stream freely. A fairly large group of salmon was so entangled in the net though that they remained trapped as the sun rose up stream making the water glitter.
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The man awoke with a startled cry and halted in the huge catch of fish. He ate one for breakfast and clean and fileted the rest of them, stretched them out on a rack to dry for later. Now all that was left to do was to untie the raft and drift lazily down the river toward the sea. The man guided the raft skillfully down the river waving to the people who would gather at the banks of the river. The raft began picking up speed now and the man had to position himself on the back of the raft to keep it from spinning around.
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