The River Saffron is one of the largest rivers in the Aulesiri Empire, flowing from the Dustbane Mountains in the center of the continent of Surotsi, through the enormous Lake Balatyn, to the Prophet's Deed in the north. Named for the incredibly valuable saffron spice that is harvested there, the river is a vital trade conduit through the southern continent, a trade which supports the large city of Sotulisi at its mouth. It has been a frequent target of Esurkish raids in the past, though at present it is more well-known for its pleasant vistas and villas on Lake Balatyn.