Gulf of Cassis
The Gulf of Cassis is a bay of water that sits beside Saumart and comes from the Northern Sea.
PropertiesThe Gulf of Cassis has a strange current that passes through it. This current's exact reaches are unknown, but they are far enough to reach every large, connecting body of water. This is known because fish from all over the world can be found within the Gulf of Cassis, despite its location not being near any of these fishing locales. The exotic fish that the Gulf of Cassis is known for are far too numerous to name. Entire encyclopedias have been dedicated to cataloging the aquatic residents of Saumart's number 1 fishing destination, and those stack nearly as long as some Holy Texts (and have just as many avid readers). The water in the Gulf of Cassis itself is strangely well-suited to housing fish of all sorts. It has a mixture of salt and fresh water that has confounded even the most well-learned Water Mages, as the waters don't mix. Instead, patches of salt water and patches of fresh water simply sit beside each other, allowing their fish residents to live alongside each other.
TourismThe Gulf of Cassis is the most popular location in the world to fish at. It is one of the main draws of Saumart, to take a boat out into the Gulf and catch a fish you'd never be able to see because it comes from across the world. During big fishing seasons like the summer, it is difficult to get through the water or even find a spot to fish. This is due to the absurd traffic of people who fish in the Gulf of Cassis, and their boats begin to clog up the water and make it impossible to get through. This is not just made up of tourists, of course, but the locals are more likely to know the way and how to not get in the way of others.
The Old FisherwomanA legend exists about the Gulf of Cassis, and a woman named Mata Mimmar. It is said that Mata was a young woman who lived in Saumart. She got on a boat to go on a fishing trip, but was swept far into the Gulf of Cassis, where no one else would go searching. For years she lived on that boat, surviving only off of fish that she found within the Gulf of Cassis. She always had a different meal, and she cooked it by lighting part of her wooden boat on fire and wetting the surrounding planks with seawater so it wouldn't spread. By the time she returned to Saumart, she was old and grey. Few residents knew her name, and those that did hardly recognized her. Though she was old, she was still healthy and strong, and lived a long life even after returning. The story is meant to show the abundance of fish within the Gulf of Cassis, and that it would be quite easy for someone to live only off of its fish.
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