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  • Mercreday

    The fourth day of the week. Sacred to [[Mercury | Mercury]], Maiden of Journeys; it is considered auspicious to begin any journey on Mercreday. The [[Guild]] holds all of its meetings on Mercreday, since they hold the goddess in particular esteem.

  • Bay of al-Hirzhara

    [[File:380514 | class=media-item-align-none | istanbul-wallpaper-10.jpg]] The Bay of al-Hirzhara is the gateway to the [[South]]. Here, hundreds of ships unload their wares and travelers to the bustling hub of [[Chiaroscuro]], and hundreds sail out into …

  • Lintha

    The Lintha are a pirate nation that have hunted ships in the [[Southwest]] for centuries. They make berth in a floating wooden city called [[Bluehaven]]. Recently they have launched audacious attacks against even the armored [[trireme]]s of the [[Fire …

  • Bluehaven

    [[File:380802 | class=media-item-align-none | water_city_concept_by_jjpeabody-d7og6ob.jpg]] The capital of the [[Lintha]], Bluehaven is a floating wooden fortress of flotsam and derelict ships, deep in a rocky, Sargasso and mist-shrouded section of …

  • Inland Sea

    The Inland Sea refers to the body of water separating the [[Blessed Isle]] from the [[Threshold]], and east of the [[Western Ocean]].

  • Sandships

    Sandships are vessels built to sail the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]; visually they resemble your average seafaring vessel, most often [[Caravels | caravels]], but they are personally enchanted by the goddess of the Tsu-Dian-Pei, [[:yu-tian | Yu-Tian]]. [[File: …

  • Tsu-Dian-Pei

    [[File:423115 | class=media-item-align-none | On_dangerous_waters_by_Ruskatukka.jpg]] The Tsu-Dian-Pei is also known as the Great Sand Sea, the Great Southern Ocean, and a host of other names, is an enormous body of liquid sand, quite distinct from the …

  • Ispata Kamala

    [[File:382077 | class=media-item-align-none | cairo_market_place_by_jonathandufresne-d79czru.jpg]] The capital of [[An-Teng]], located at the border of the [[Middle Kingdom]] and the [[Flatlands | Flatlands]], it is a major trading port and has a …

  • Rabi'ah's Bounty

    A double-masted galley with a length of 98 feet, a beam of 22 and a draft of 6 feet. The hull is worn and covered in [[Chik'ul | chik'ul]], though small paint flecks indicate it was once a vibrant indigo. It had no weapons to the best of anyone's …

  • Merchant Fleet

    The Merchant Fleet is the trading wing of the [[Realm]]'s naval power. It is under the control of [[House V'neef]], although [[House Peleps]] also has considerable influence.

  • Inner Ring

    The Inner Ring is a semi-circular strip of sand dunes that runs across the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], running from the town of [[Fulan]] in the west, down to [[Sh'ab'qa]], interrupted by the [[Straits of Azh'hal | Pilgrim's Strait]], over to [[Azh'hal]], south …

  • Sand Fleet

    The naval might to the extent that it exists on the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. Five war [[Triremes | triremes]] form the backbone, along with six [[Caravels | caravels]] which are more often engaged due to their high speed and minimal crew. The ship captained by …

  • Triremes

    A large warship, powered by large numbers of rowers. The favored warship of the [[Realm]] during the [[Fifth Age]] due to its high short-distance speed and maneuverability, as well as carrying capacity for boarding marines. It's travelling speed is …

  • Caravels

    Any medium sized sail-powered vessel, such as the [[The Seventh Ifrit | Seventh Ifrit]] or the [[The Sandcock | Sandcock]].

  • Thundering Cricket Chorus

    [[File:422875 | class=media-item-align-none | thunderingcricket.jpg]] A [[Shogunate]] [[Man O'War | man o'war]], the flagship of the [[Sand Fleet]], captained by [[:ragara-yun-lei | Ragara Yun-Lei]]. It has a length of 212 feet, with a beam of 39' and …

  • Red Sun

    An enormous four-mast warship of strange design, it is some 200 feet long, with a beam of 38 feet and a draft of 19 feet. Its hull is covered in rusty spikes and a dozen firedust cannons line each side. In the front is a wicked looking battering ram, in …

  • Rochome

    A large region of the eastern [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], containing numerous verdant and fruitful islands. The region is feared by sailors and traders for being home to the [[Roc | rocs]], enormous birds of prey with wingspans up to a hundred feet or more. …

  • Mists

    The Mists are a region in the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], just west of [[Ti'amah | Ti'amah]]. They are considered cursed by sailors, and few ships make it out of even the periphery of the deep green mists that hang over this part of the sandseas.

  • Pto-Xao-Jing

    According to old sailor legends, Pto-Xao-Jing is the goddess of the [[ha-pto | ha-pto]]. Many sailors claim to have seen glimpses of her, but few credit these accounts. In all the legends she is truly titanic in size, dwarfing even [[The Old Man | the Old …

  • The Meandering Pacifist

    Just ordinary merchant-musicians-mummers. Nothing to see here. Except of course our smash-hit adaptation of _The Amazing Paschoo and the Cyclops Who Was No Match For Her_.

  • Fire Fleet

    The Fire Fleet is the [[Realm | Realm's]] naval force along the shores of the [[South]], and as such is of extreme importance, protecting trade to and from [[Chiaroscuro]], [[Paragon]], and [[An-Teng]]. It is composed of roughly 250 ships, and the …

  • Straits of Azh'hal

    A gap in the [[Inner Ring | Inner Ring]], the most sizable such, also called the Pilgrim's Strait. Its proximity to the [[Pontusian Alliance]] has been one of the main strengths of the confederation, and the recent betrayal of [[Balial]] has compromised …

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