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Karwen was a relatively obscure planet in the system of Neyadis, and home to the Water of Life. At least part of the planet was wooded, apparently temperate, and home to a large number of irritating but harmless jewel flies. Orac stated that only one location on Karwen matched the description given by Reno of a clearing where a waterfall ran into pool. (TCAA: Mindset)

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Karwen was mentioned in Astark's Archanum Planetarum as home to dangerous living waters. Travellers were warned to avoid it. However, a mistranslation of the phrase 'living water' as 'Water of Life' lead many to journey there seeking the fabled fountain of youth, including Reno, and later Vila in the Liberator. Grant and Tarrant followed Vila to the planet's surface, and all three were caught by the Water of Life. Cally was able to free her friends from the Water, but Reno, whose body had already decayed, and who existed as pure thought within the Water, could not be helped. He managed to escape Karwen in the wet clothes of those who had been freed. (TCAA: Mindset)

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