The Northern Sea is the second largest Ocean in Totania, after the Great Sea.
ExpanseThe Northern Sea spans the entire northern part of Totania, separating the land of Moroza from the rest of Totania. It is all around Moroza. The Northern Sea reaches into various smaller seas, rivers, and bays. These are things like the Gulf of Cassis and the Strait of Ildial.
Water CharacteristicsThe temperature of the Northern Sea varies depending on the region. In the area between Elone and the Northern Islands, it can be quite warm, allowing for beach vacations and enjoyable trips. Once one gets into the Northern Islands, the temperature begins dropping. To go into those waters, for many, is not something they'd like to do, as it's naturally colder than most other bodies of water. North of that (and north of Udai), it is considered impossible to survive. The temperature drops so low that people can freeze to death in that water. It is part of what discourages Orcs from travelling the sea, as many have frozen off the northern coast. The same goes even for residents of Moroza like Mishans and Wolfmen. Some crazy people are said to train in ice water to survive in the waters north of the Northern Islands, but many say there is no point, as even if one survives the water, there are many other dangers that are as of yet unknown due to people avoiding that section of the ocean. It is a mystery what lies within it, but whatever it is, it cannot be good.
SalinityThe Northern Sea is the saltiest ocean in Totania. The legends say it is the tears of the Giants as their kingdom drowned. They were so large that they filled the Northern Sea, drowning themselves and keeping the salt within the water. This is where the Northern Sea gets another one of its names, the Ocean of Tears. When ships crash or people drown within it, they are said to be "taken by the tears." For this, people have been known to walk into the Northern Sea to die, considering it a rather poetic way to end their lives. Most governments have warned against this, as the body cannot be buried.
The Flood MythThe Northern Sea was created during the time of the Giant Kingdom. At that time, the Giants lived on a northern continent that was connected to Elone, and the only ocean was the Great Sea to the South. Sehanine was jealous of this. Melora, who had created the Great Sea, had been getting too much credit for doing this. Sehanine wanted to show she was just as good as Melora, and could do it as well. She wanted an ocean of her own, just as she had made a Sun of her own with the Realm of the Moon. Sehanine also disliked the Giants. They did not honor her like some other Gods. Erathis, Kord, and the Nameless God were the ones they worshipped, and some other Gods were praised on occasion. So Sehanine made an ocean of her own. One that just so happened to flood the Giant Kingdom, submerging most of the Northern Continent and instead creating what are now the Northern Islands. This destroyed the Giant Kingdom, spreading the Giants out to other continents and destroying many of their structures. The Northern Sea rivalled the Great Sea of Melora, but it still did not reach its greatest expanse.
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