Backwater is known for its furs, textiles, and spun yarn.
Backwater features three-story houses shingled in slate. The town has a traders' market supplied by mule trains from Jaelot.
Role in the Story
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.|
Third Age 5923: With Arithon on the run in Lanshire, Selidie Prime sends a message through the Koriathain's secretive message relay to coordinate a final trap. The message is received by a high-ranking Senior in Barish, who coordinates with subsequent pigeons to East Bransing, Backwater, and Ostermere.
After failing to convince Arithon to aid the clans at Tiendarion, Tarens opts to seek summer work in Backwater rather than returning to Halwythwood. In late summer, Asandir charges him to help Esfand defend the clans in Halwythwood and offers his mount, who was once Isfarenn, to speed the journey north.