The Glowing, Monster-filled, Sea of SosIwa.
From the depths of the Dwarvish Iwate Through the Glowing Sea. Many fish caught only to be burnt and scraped. Through the Glowing Sea. Their three eyes and odd-numbered fins just aren't for me! No we make our way now Through the Glowing Sea! From the Metal Shores of Broken Dams Through the Glowing Sea! Deep and away towards Forkdens mighty realm. Through the Glowing Sea! For not to return, to have my future children spurned. No we make our way now Through the Glowing Sea!
After five hundred years, the fresh clean waters of the Iwate Sea still retain the slightest glow of irradiation. A reminder of the fury of the gods and the hubris of mortal science. The Reminder that even the strongest fall in front of divine might. The Iwate Sea never fully recovered from the Atomic Blasts that ripped through them. The capital city of SosIwa; Iwate stands as tall as it did in the years before, but the stone walls are thicker and the ports are built in the memory of tidal waves that washed over the landscape. While, on the opposite side of the sea, the rebuilt megacity of Broken Dams bears no such scars, the people remember the fury of the gods over the use of the items.
GeographyThe Iwate Sea takes up the middling ground in size between the The Great Bay and the Sea of Hearts. The waters are fed by the Feng Mountains and glow with a dull shiny green that is only really noticeable at night. At one time, this sea was known for it's islands that held any number of secrets. Such as villages and groups of rare and reclusive species like Arydia-born Arctele, however, most of those that remember and take note of the seas today think only of the mortal hubris that brought it to it's knees.
Flora and FaunaThe fresh waters of the Iwate Sea hold a number of fish. However, many are found to be deformed or poisonous and are destroyed for the sicknesses they have been known to cause. Due to this, the fishing of the region is heavily restricted and massive fines are applied to those that overfish the area. The islands retain the largest population of Arydian Arctele, which are said to be found on one of the islands in the Iwate Sea, the exact location and population is privately kept knowledge due to the secretive and reclusive nature of the species.
Natural ResourcesThe biggest natural resource of the Iwate Sea in modern times are the heavily guarded shipping paths that are cut through them.