A wild, rather swiftly flowing river in the region of its source in the Altan Tepes Mountains, The Volaga flows down through a series of canyons and cataracts through the territory of Othol, the Red Khan. From there it passes through rolling hills and moors to the plains surrounding Verbonum, where it broadens and is joined by the Shutturgal and the Staroi Voda.
Below Verbonum, the river becomes quite wide, and is a major shipping route from the interior of Traladara down to Zerkalov. Pole-boats and barges, both sailing and towed, make for heavy traffic at times along the river. The depth and breath of the river allow fairly large craft to navigate as far as Verbonum, and from there even moderately sized sailing craft are able to continue up the Staroi Voda.
The Volaga is a wide, powerful flow; communities along its bank (including Zerkalov) may be subject to floods with the melting of winter snows in the mountains.