When Riddleport was founded, it often had difficulty with the goblins, ogres, and trolls that dwelt in the Calphiak Mountains. While these creatures have dwindled in number since then, the traditional ban on building bridges over the Velashu remains. Those seeking to cross the river can either pay local fishermen for passage, or they can engage the services of the Velashu Ferry here. The ferry runs regularly throughout the night and day. Grimas Oltedler works steadily through the evening and night but must be summoned from his bed by ringing the ferry bell if one is seeking passage before midday. Prices range from 2 to 6 cp per traveler, depending on the length of the journey up or downriver.