Far to the west accross the Maelstrom Sea is the tropical paradise of Newshore. Thick jungles cover the huge unexplored continent, barelytouched by the exploration of Imperial pioneers. Since crossing by sea is extremely dangerous, most preicous cargo is transported though the portal system managed by the Imperial Mages Guild. The portal links from the city of Dryport in Mageshire to the furthest inland town of Newshore, known as Rainstones. However those who cannot afford the costly portal ritual must brave the Maelstrom. It is said that only the elemental warships of the imperial fleet or the airgalleys of the Provincial Trading Consortuium can cross the expanse of swirling water. Rumer has it that a small isle of tropical islands actually lies in the middle of the maestrom, called the 'Isle of Dread'.