Chelēn Bay

Chelēn [cheh∙LEEN] Bay (sometimes written as Cheleen) is the salt water body into which the Safēda River empties. It is named after the great black dragon, Chelēn, who was killed by the Dragonné over three centuries ago. When it died, the dragon’s enormous corpse fell into the Bay outside of the city, where it sank and slowly decomposed over a decade’s time (quite unnaturally). During that period, the waters of the Bay became unnaturally acidic and fish harvested from the Bay were poisonous.

Today, water from the Bay still has a slightly acidic taste and prolonged exposure to a diet of locally harvested fish has been known to cause chronic health issues, especially dental issues and stomach aliments. Unfortunately, for many of the city’s poor, including most of the population of Smoke (Old Punjar), fish taken from Bay (a.k.a. Chelēn fish or crudely, the dragon’s vomit) is their primary source of sustenance.

Chelēn Bay

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