The Šinour [ˈʃi nowr] is the main river of the plains of Skouras, and the second river of southern Ereláe, after the Xengi. It has its sourcewaters in the eastern part of the Lenani plateau, and is swollen by rainstorms caught between the Ediri Mountains and the Fansava. It's wide and deep, and lacks the Xengi's large delta, making it eminently navigable. This allowed the Old Skourenes to develop a strong naval culture, making it possible to colonize the Littoral. All the earliest Skourene cities were founded along its banks, including Iṭili, Imuṭeli and Engidori closest to the sea, and Miligenḍi, Ṭisuram and Gasibur further upriver.