Saltwater Canyon refers to the dried riverbed of the Saltwater River, which once flowed as a strong distributary from the Blue Ribbon, Irmina’s largest river. As its name would suggest, the Saltwater River kept all the land it irrigated dry and despoiled and thusly, during their colonization of the area in 500 – 600 A.E., the Arkhosian Empire constructed an enormous dam at Pokhaz, creating a dried canyon where once a mighty river flowed.
The city of Twin Ridge spans across the Saltwater Canyon. The fortress of Bluffguard is constructed to warn the city of threats approaching down the riverbed. The river once terminated in the Barrowfeet, barren foothills of the Spine of Tojezen, and the river’s eventual damming was the catalyst that began The Barrows War of 680 A.E..