“Don’t pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side! It is true what they say, you know … one of the boatsmen ferrying people across the Reik is a cursed revenant who will drown you halfway over the Reik if you pay him before you’ve reached the other shore! So, don’t pay the ferryman! You’ll use the bridge up ahead, good sire, if you know what’s good for you. That’s the truth, may Stormfels send his Kraken to take me if I’m lying!”
– Superstitious sailor besieging me to use the Ostlander Brücke instead of one of the thousands of small boats crossing the Reik.