Seven Saints of Talis
The River Runners is the name given to a trade consortium that specializes in the transport of goods and people along the few navigable waterways of the Wastelands, primarily the Bone River. They maintain a fleet of barges, most operated under hand or steam power, as well as maintaining a number of locks and dams at all viable crossings along the Bone River.
Transport up and down the river is arranged on a per-trip basis, usually by bargaining with the captain (or his/her delegate) directly. The River Runners are more of a confederation of ship’s captains than an actual business conglomerate. They are generally believed to ask few questions about the cargoes they ship, and will transport almost anyone to anywhere along the rivers. They, of course, pass through the locks and dams at the bridges they possess, which many others feel is unfair, often leading to attacks on River Runner ships by rivals to steal their passes.