The Red Induction
The Shining Sea is a body of water separating the continents of Casmaron and the Crown of the World. Much of the Shining Sea is covered by the Tashen Yakuta ice shelf and connects via a strait to the Ivory Sea in the east. The Shining Sea is named for the majestic auroras whose dancing lights reflect off the sea’s waves and ice.
The Shining Sea is highly turbulent, wracked by erratic currents. Sailing the Shining Sea is dangerous no matter the time of year due to frequent storms in the warmer months and choking ice in the winter. Despite the danger, its waters are still plied by dwarven sailors from Zavaten Gura. Its waters are hunted for both fish and whales, and serve as a fur trading route.
A strange form of bioluminescent plankton flourishes in the Shining Sea, their colonies’ shifting colors seeming almost to communicate with the auroras in a strange light-based language.