Gulf of Shadows
The gulf of shadows is a cold northern water scape separating Hybernia from Lemuria. The gulf is named so because of the dark shapes that can be seen moving in the waters beneath ships. The shapes seem ever changing, some smaller than a man, other larger than the ships from which they are seen. But none has yet discerned the nature of these shapes, nor dared to interfere with their progress. The barbarians of Hybernia insist that the shapes are neither fish nor whales.
There is a legend among some Hybernian peoples of a lost trapping and fishing village…something washed up on the shore one night, something completely alien, something apparently dead…a runner was sent to fetch the shaman of a nearby town, but when she returned with a trading caravan several days later, the entire village was abandoned. The village was never resettled and the whole area is warded off as forbidden territory by the Hybernians.