The Gulf of Shattered Leviathans

The Gulf of Shattered Leviathans

Also called The Thunian Gulf by more patriotically minded map makers, The Gulf of Shattered Leviathans is one of the most impressive and significant geological features on the Ashen Coast.

Running from the ocean for more than one-hundred miles to the Thuni Capitol of Thunaar, the Gulf is the major navigable water way into the Kingdom, dominating the land within it’s boarders. The Gulf is a fissure torn in the fabric of the land by and ancient event of cthonic turmoil, within the unfathomed depths of the Gulf lurk the relics which land it its name, the accumulated remains of an uncounted number of primordial monstrosities.

The bones of these titanic beasts form shoals and reefs within the Gulf, sometimes sitting just below the water, other times protruding hundreds of feet above the surface like ancient fortifications.

The bones render the Gulf hazardous for large ships to navigate without an experienced pilot, this has protected the capitol Thunaar from invasion from the sea throughout its history.

The Gulf’s unfathomed depths allow for some features to form. While many regard the Gulf as an unusually large river, this is not really the case. The first few hundred fathoms of the Gulf are freshwater running off the land and down to the ocean, below this the depths of the Gulf are fridged oceanic water, flowing inland and filtering away through cthonic aquifers.

In sparse locations throughout the Gulf there are regions where the oceanic water becomes heated and rises up from the depths in up-swells of varying regularity and ferocity. Some of these up-swells have arcane properties which savants say indicate there origins in the undying hearts of ancient Leviathans rather than geothermal heat.

Constructed in the heart of one of the largest bone-reefs is the settlement of Rib.

The Gulf of Shattered Leviathans

Voyages Beyond Zayfod