The Skies of Velaris
The Great Sea
The Great Sea is the term for the huge sphere of water which forms the core of Velaris. None are certain whether there is any solid matter to create a “bottom” of the Great Sea, and estimates of its depth are thus imprecise. Some claim that the Great Sea is the source of and destination for all life on Velaris, and others state that the Sea was once unified with the Floating Isles. There are semi-stable landmasses on the surface of the Great Sea, such as Grozztang, on which a number of species live, although these civilizations are often disparaged by their counterparts on the islands above them.
Due to the harsh conditions common to the Great Sea, exploration of its waters is largely nonexistent. While some claim that there are things to be discovered beneath the waves, the most common theory is that the Sea is bottomless, and thus that it would be impossible to have anything of consequence supported under the surface. This view that is supported by the beliefs of the cult of Melora, which claims that the Great Sea is the essence of chaos, and that it is from this chaos that all life springs.