Centric Sea

The area of open ocean situated in the centre of the the world of Kelbonnar, the Centric Sea is warm and regarded as being one of the calmest area of maritime water, second only to the Sea of Gormallis on the other side of the continent of Euristan to the east.   Its position in the centre of Kelbonnar, and completely surrounded by its largest continent, Euristan means that the Centric Sea is heavily travelled by ships moving between the geopolitical entities that have managed to survive the deprivations of the Divine War. Sometimes these traders take to the sea aboard individual vessels travelling on their own, and sometimes in enormous merchant convoys, so large that they stretch from horizon to horizon.

Geography

The waters of the Centric Sea are relatively shallow, with a mean depth of around 1,500m which helps keep it much warmer than its counterparts to the west and north the Malcont Ocean and the Icefang Ocean respectively. Some areas of the Sea are much shallower than others, predominantly because there are a number of submerged mountain ranges that stretch beneath its waves.   Though it does experience some large and violent storms, most of which form in its central region, on the whole the Centric Sea is calm, especially in its southern and western parts, where it is screened from storm fronts that might encroach on it by the Dragons' Tears Mountains in the west and the Heavenspire Mountains in the south.   The Centric Sea has two major archipelagos within its waters, the The Kelrik Isles in the west, a hub of maritime activity, representing some of the most trafficked stretches of water in the whole of Kelbonnar, and what is now known as the Centric Desolation  in the east, a collection of islands now uninhabited and cursed by the fighting of the Divines in the Divine War.   There is only one access point from the Centric Sea to the rest of Kelbonnar's seas and oceans, the Strait of Jore in the south, which opens up into the The Strait of Carboni and the Malcont Ocean beyond.

Fauna & Flora

Its warmth and relative shallowness means that, especially in its coastal regions, the Centric Sea is the perfect environment for coral reefs along with the creatures that live in them. The peaks of the submerged mountain ranges also create ideal habitats for coral reefs that form away from the coasts.   The open waters of the Centric Sea are also well traversed by pods of whales, many species of which come to its warmer, shallower waters to breed and calf.

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