Alter Aeon Area - The Eisenmere, the Iron Sea
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Recommended Area Level: 39
Creator(s): draak shadowfax
Location: The Alter Aeon Mainland
Nearby Areas -
West - The Fathomless Bathysphere
West - Mount Bliztstadt
East - The Rittermark
South - Brightstone Keep
Northeast - Cape Sovestia
The Eisenmere, or the Iron Sea, is a branch of the Northern Ocean. It is a
gulf in the extreme northern reaches of the Ash Mountains, west of
Ritterholm and east of Mount Bliztstadt.
The Iron Sea has several notable features. First, it is bounded by the
steep cliffs and mountains of the mainland's northern shore. It has no real
beach to speak of, thus there are no ports or settlements on its shore.
Brightstone Keep sits on a cliff on southern part of the Sea but has no
access to it. Ritterholm has access to the Iron Sea via way of the Red
River, but is not directly on the coastline.
Another one of its unique properties is its depth. The steep shorelines
allow large boats and truly massive sea creatures to swim far closer to the
mainland than most coastlines in the world.
The most distinct feature of the Iron Sea is at its heart. In the center of
the Sea is a turbulent region known as the Iron Maelstrom. Icebergs are
pulled out of the Northern Ocean by powerful currents to grind each other
to powder in the frothing waters. A particularly large whirlpool can be
seen in the southern part of the Maelstrom, shrouded in a constant mist.