Whenua is a submerged continent located in the Pelagic Ocean. It is the location of many merfolk
settlements and sovereign nations. Most of the land of Whenua is formed by the mountains of the submerged continent rising from the ocean floor. Many are active volcanoes which slowly raise or lower the islands.
Whenua is in the unique position of a continent that is also its own ecological region, a mass of scattered tropical islands of various sizes. It is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the ocean – rather than land borders – connects the nations. It is home to glistening white beaches, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, beautiful coral reefs, and rugged volcanic islands rising out of the blue sea. Its diverse islands have some of the world's most interesting cities or some of its most remote and culturally isolated villages.
Most nations within the continent have either a tropical rainforest or savanna biome with a monsoon climate.
Fauna & Flora
ocean: sea turtle, sea lion, starfish, squid, seahorse, orca, corals, lobster, manatee, krill, shrimp, whale shark
Whenua supports substantial inshore fisheries and contains the world's largest gas field. Offshore mineral resources include iron sands, volcanic massive sulfides and ferromanganese nodule deposits.