The Viscid separates Thelema from East Meridia. Very few ships ply the Viscid. From here, the northern shores of Thelema seem to glow red in the night, owing to the huge amount of volcanic activity. The Viscid is so named because the waters here are sluggish and thick…seeming almost to hinder the progress of ships upon its surface. From time to time ships have tried to overcome the Viscid by employing Wizards, but the waters of the Viscid seem to have a property that dampens arcane magic so that over time their efforts become increasingly ineffective. To the southeast, beyond the barrier islands, the volcanoes of Thelema have changed the character of the waters completely so that waters in the Acrid Channel are no longer viscid but highly acidic instead.