River that runs from he North to the South in Krauhausen. It runs under Lord Vlad's Castle and intersects the Spear River, which runs from east to west. It's flow is powerful enough to turn the enromous Water Wheel in the milll, and it's said that several people die in it every year. Chlomo the Makeup Lover sets up a booth by the banks of the Pierce further down stream, ignoring Lord Vlad's orders long enough to slaughter a father and daughter that happen along. After throwing his victums into the river, he finds Baron Byron Balazs in the water near a fallen tree putting his make up to use after draging the body back to his abode.