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Blood Sea of Istar

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The Blood Sea of Istar (or simply Blood Sea) is a large sea on the eastern side of Ansalon. It borders Kern to the east, Balifor and the Desolation (formerly Goodlund) to the south and the Blood Sea Isles to the north and west. A warm current flowing south from the Northern Courrain Ocean feeds into the Blood Sea.

Ghagglers are known to live in the eastern part of the sea. The western part of the sea has patches of azure seaweed and shy pricklebacks. The northern sea has many swordfish and bull sharks. Also, Lacedons are known to be in the northern part of the sea. The sea also has grey kelp, bloodwrack, and other seaweed that is usually found about about a hundred yards of shore.

History of the Blood Sea of Istar

Cataclysm

It was created during the Cataclysm when the Gods struck Istar with the Fiery Mountain. Much of the eastern part of the continent sank and the sea formed. As the area sank and filled with water the Maelstrom started.

Age of Despair

The Maelstrom constantly stirred up the soil causing the water to look red which is how the sea got its name. Though the legend on Krynn was that the color was really caused by the blood of all those who died in Istar. During this time the currents moved clockwise while the winds moved counterclockwise.

During this age, Dargonesti Elves led by Apoletta were sent to explore the ruins of Istar and eventually settled there.

Age of Mortals

After the Summer of Chaos, the Maelstrom stopped and the waters of the Blood Sea finally calmed. While the sea was much calmer the warmer northern currents would combine with the cooler temperatures from the south and make small storms usually in the mid to late afternoon. The number of vessels traveling the sea increased to take advantage of the calmer waters.

Post War of Souls

In 422 AC, Mina raised the newly reconstructed Tower of High Sorcery at Istar onto an island in the Blood Sea and it became known as the Tower of the Blood Sea.

Islands

Elian Isles
Firemount
Karthay
Kothas
Misty Isle
Mithas
Saifhum

Coastal Cities

Crest
Cuda
Dak-Bregan
Dak-Droka
Dak-Kothas
Dak-Roth
Dak-Sirrin
Dak-Teskos
Dak-Zhakan
Dragon's Point
Flotsam
Foam
Jarva
Gill
Grim Spire
Gutrip
Kari-lan
Meitol
Nethosak
Ogrebond
Ogreshield
Ran-Helios
Rymdar
Salt
Sargonath
Shiv
Sea Breeze
Sea Reach
Somber Keep
Spray
Tower of the Blood Sea
Trade
Varga
Waterspan
Wavend
Winston's Tower

Undersea Cities

Deep
Gag
Grotto
Hippocamp
Reef
Surf

Geography

Blood Bay
Blood Cup
Choppy Waters
Cracklin Coast
Death's Teeth
Devil's Basin
Dragon Rising
The Crown
Eye of the Bull
False Refuge
Firewater
Haunted Waves
Horned Bay
Illtide Bay
Land's End
Last Watch
Magori Basin
Mantle
Mire
Mistlesstraits
The Neck
Norreach Coast
Pirate's Run
Razor's Edge
Road of the Dolphins
Rugged Coast
Saifhum Crossing
Slim Chance
Sombre Coast
Watery Grave
Wishing Well
World's Spine Wall

Coastal Ruins

Bloodwatch
Breakwere
Micah

Undersea Ruins

Bael
Calah
Chidell
Edessa
Gamesh
Istar
Marl
Mithra
Odacera
Phelat
Rhaddu
Tayv
Zalodh

Coastal Mystical and Holy Sites

Arrorhead Furrow
Dream Path

Undersea Mystical and Holy Sites

Anchorage Mirage
Ilak, Alchemiest Stone

Kender Tales

One source said the sea was on the eastern border of Nordmaar.

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