The Lamentable Stench was a small stream fed pond. A local witch summoned the regional elemental of the stream to defend her against a local bully. The elemental killed the bully, and the witch was blamed. The local baron sent his troops to arrest the witch, who again summoned the elemental to defend her. The baron's knight killed the elemental, while arresting the witch. In less than a month, the stream dried up, and the pond went stagnant, thus creating The Lamentable Stench.