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Thresh is a large trading city located above the Third Cataract of the great river on the southern continent, which was featured in the events of Shadow Games. It is 860 miles south of Gea-Xle on the river. Travelers must take an 8-mile portage at Thresh to re-enter the river and continue south.

Before Croaker's Annals[]

Thresh was a city which featured in the history of the Black Company. About 200 years before the first chronicle, Thresh was the enemy of a nearby city called Goes. The Company was in service to the leaders of Goes, and soundly defeated Thresh. Although the Black Company departed for Gea-Xle to the north, and although Goes would cease to exist for unspecified reasons afterward, the people of Thresh never forgot their defeat by the Company.

Before Shadow Games[]

The wanderers Willow Swan and Cordy Mather – and probably their new friend Blade – passed through Thresh in their meandering trek down the great river. Shortly afterward, when the Howler arrived in the region sometime after the Battle of Charm, he established a new, powerful river pirate kingdom upriver to the north of Thresh. The city fell into serious decline due to the resulting lack of trade, including a major trading partner city far to the north, Gea-Xle. Anyone who left Thresh to confront the pirates was killed.

Shadow Games[]

Thresh was visited by the Radisha Drah (the princess of Taglios) and her advisors Smoke, Willow Swan, Blade, and Cordy Mather. Since no one was willing to bring them upriver through the pirate territory to Gea-Xle, they waited for several months in Thresh for the arrival of the Black Company. North of them, the Company and Shapeshifter finally broke the Howler's grip by destroying his blockade. They arrived at the piers on their fortified river barge with a convoy of other vessels from Gea-Xle. On the wharfside road of Thresh, Croaker and the rest of the Company (including the imp Frogface) met the Radisha and her advisors for the first time.

Presumably Thresh recovered economically, as the pirate kingdom dissolved when the defeated Howler left the region to participate in the Shadowmaster wars.

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