The Straits of Darkness - Midkemia Online Online Help The Straits of Darkness

Separating the Bitter Sea and the Endless Sea, the Straits of Darkness is a narrow passageway rife with shoals and reefs. Matched with unpredictable winds, passing the Straits is a daunting task even in ideal weather conditions. Every winter, however, the Straits endure a series of fierce storms which give them their namesake and make passage impossible. Combined with snowed in mountain passes in the Grey Towers, the seasonal inaccessibility of the Straits makes travel to and from the Far Coast nearly impossible for much of the year.