Dungeon Crawl Classics - Rise to Glory
The Lirean Sea
Located squarely between the North and Lostlands, the Sea of Lirea is at once the best-mapped sea of the North and its greatest mystery. Legend holds that the sea was once a landmass home to ancient empires of both dwarves and elves. These same myths tell that an ancient apocalypse of unknown origins caused the lands of Lirea to sink beneath the rushing waters of the Empyrean Ocean. Modern scholars doubt the legends of the Lirean—what magic could be strong enough to sink an entire subcontinent?—but weapons and coins of ancient make and unknown metals regularly wash ashore, keeping the rumors alive. Many companies of adventurers have tried to plumb the depths of the Lirean in search of lost treasure hordes; those that return tell of entire cities hidden beneath the waves, defended by fierce squid-men astride mighty dire sharks.