Crescent Sea

Upon approaching, you find documents sourced from the General Kylindrography Encyclopedia - Regions of the Cylinder. According to the tag on the folder, the text was taken from the fourteenth edition, published in 5495 AR. Numerous sources were compiled to produce the encyclopedia.   The Crescent sea is one of the seven larger bodies of water of the of the Mild Band. Because of the abundance and stability of sea products it offers, it is thought to have been surrounded by sedentary civilizations for several thousand years.

Geography

The Crescent sea has an average depth of several hundred steps, or a few dozen ropelengths. Although it has not been proven, it is suspected that the sea floor is full of holes and cavities, some of which are connected to the underworld of the Cylinder.   The Northern and Southern coasts of the sea are notably different. Indeed, the northern coasts mostly consist in beaches, with a relatively continuous slope for several kilometers. On contrary in the south, most of the coasts consist in hard cliffs, and mountains throwing themselves into the sea. The Southern coast is less definite than the northern one, and is cut with several islands and archipelagos.

Natural Resources

Whaling

  The northern coasts of the Crescent Sea represent a breeding point in Summer for various cetaceans, including Crescent whales and Dolphins. Although their hunting is severely regulated by the Crescent Coast Whaling Union so as to avoid completely depleting the populations, adult animals are hunted down in summer and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the year.  
Crescent whales cover
 

Fishing resources

The Crescent sea, as well as the rest of the temperate seas, is home to a seemingly unlimited variety of fish. Although some specific species such as Herrings, Tuna fishes, Salmons and Cods represent the main fishing stock, it is often said by locals that one trail haul-up in ten recovers an undiscovered species.  
Fishes of the Crescent sea
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Sea


Cover image: by Pouaseuille

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