The Northern Sea is the second largest Ocean in Totania, after the Great Sea.
The 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.
The 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
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.
The 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.