Year of the Tiger
Great Lake Desert
The Great Lake Desert is to the south of Haarlem, the Swamp of Pontra, and the Old Wood. Haarlem Harbor reaches out into the lake itself, which slowly transitions from ordinary salt water to a very wet sand. The ships which sail this vast desert are built to withstand the hazards of both, and are incredibly versatile. Although wind is the primary form of locomotion, the larger vessels almost all harness elemental power as well, to enhance speed and maneuverability.
To the west of the Desert is a land full of legends, known as Rockt. Although little is known about it, great ships occasionally sail to find it, bringing back interesting and eclectic items. It is this route that has made Haarlem so wealthy. To the east lies the Entarik Region.
South of the desert is a vast plain, filled with barbaric nomadic tribes of many races, constantly warring. This is known as the Land of Strife and is the most common place for exiles to be sent.