The Teeming Sea comprises the bulk of the southern expanse of West Meridia. Named for the thousands of islands that fill the sea, the Teeming is filled with fishing and small trading boats. Piracy is less common here, because the Teeming lacks the huge merchant galleons that ply the Mesobalmic Sea. Most of the journeys are short, and most of the cargoes fairly mundane. The Teeming Sea also has an abundance of fish, and it is rumored that somewhere in the Teeming, there is an entire world within the ubiquitous underwater caves, ruled by an aquian race whose empire existed long before humans settled the area.