The Uferbrech Gyre
At the centre of the Uferbrech archipelago lies one of the most treacherous and mysterious bodies of water in Shadowfire. The shallow seas are littered with the drowned ruins of one of the greatest of the pre-Destruction capitals, Lafaelle. The bravest of tomb raiders only ever manage to access the edges of the ruined city, where at low tides, the shallow seas reveal the tops of ancient towers and the obscured canyons and crevasses formed by semi-collapsed buildings and shattered streets 20 metres or so below the surface. The closer explorers get to the centre, fell mists rise from the waters. These grow thicker the further one travels, until all is obscured and the light from the sun refracted until all directions seem to glow an identical cool grey. The only sense of direction can be gleaned from the currents of the waters. No matter the original direction of travel - from the north or south, sunside or shadowside, all currents pull toward the centre of the mist shrouded expanse. The most intrepid of explorers who managed to return speak of these currents getting stronger and stronger the further they ventured, until they were cascading like rapids through the treacherous ruins. Tales have been told, but never verified by trusted reports, of a vast gyre of water spiralling and sucking down into the depths at the centre of the ruined city. The entire ocean surging into a darkness of tumbled ruin, black waters and churning thunder clouds.