Despite its name, the River Stinks is an unpolluted oasis for all kinds of life. The largest river in Godville, its source is way up in the World's Apex and many lower-order streams branch out from it along its course. Eventually it merges with the River Kraktor into the Mainstream. The River Stinks brings all sorts of refuse down to Beerburgh including traders and even Heroes.
The name of this great river is as old as Godville itself and nobody really knows why it was named in this way. Various linguists have pointed out the similarity of the word 'stinks' to the old high elvish word for 'flow' which may have been heard by humans and misinterpreted into English. Anyhow, the name has provided much humour for as long as anyone can remember and all attempts to change it have been futile.