Shipwrecks

  • The sea is a dangerous place, especially with Umberlee dwelling within it and sending forth disasters at her whim.
  • A large number of ships sink beneath the waves of the Sea of Fallen Stars, but so many ships ply the waters that those lost are barely noticed overall.
  • Some fall victim to the Queen of the Deep, while others fall prey to pirates.
  • The Sea of Fallen Stars is deep enough that once a ship slips beneath the waves, it is lost forever.
  • Even by conservative accounts, hundreds of ships have been recorded to have sunk in the Inner Sea, thousands more have gone down without record of their existence.
  • More than 80% of all sunken ships fall within 20 miles of a shore.
  • With the bulk of the shipping on the Inner Sea hugging the coasts, more than 80% of all shipwrecks fall within 20 miles of a shore.
  • In general, there are more shipwrecks along the shallow waters of the Vilhon Reach and the southern shores of Thay and western Mulhorand than anywhere else on the Inner Sea.
  • These areas have had boats upon their waters far longer than some of their northern neighbors.
  • Thay and Mulhorand both are notoriously close-lipped on details about their ships, whether sunk or not, as they almost always seem to be shipping contraband, slaves, and magical items, none of which they want folk to interfere with.
  • Most of the recorded and famous shipwrecks of the Inner Sea are those of the northern powers of Sembia, Cormyr, and Impiltur.

Shipwrecks

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