2 The Vile Lake
originally a natural lake, one of many in a porous, limestone region. absent edible fish
now the mucksuckers, a local breed of post-poc fish, are caught by locals with crude nets
while a huckster from out east runs the soupy, green-brown water through an ancient sieve, and sells it inland as a miracle cure
The opaque water of the Vile Lake is exceptionally frothy when it splashes against the busted limestone of the rocky beach. It leaves an oily sheen on anything it touches. The mucksuckers are yay-long, with squirelly moustaches and fins as tough as hardtack.