Caribdus: Dark Waters
The Kieran Empire is governed by Emperor Jarris Jant—nicknamed “The Great Whale” because of his immense girth. Kiera, capital of the empire, was already perched in the mountainous highlands, and so was in little danger of the Sea Hags’ flood. Emperor Jant realized this early on and closed the gates to the city to all who could not pay an exorbitant “entrance fee.” Thousands of the Emperor’s own people drowned cursing his name at the city walls. Their bones can still be seen along Kiera’s rocky shoals. The Emperor still rules his Empire, though there have been numerous attempts to overthrow him. The Great Whale also benefits greatly from conquering the Coaker Mountains, the only known source of iron remaining in the Thousand Isles.