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This area lies at the fringes of the map, part of Torn World that is little known to the Empire. The visible part of the southern continent in time shard #69 shelves off into warm tropical water at the northern edge and heads across the equator and towards temperate waters off the map to the south. Another time shard, #68, holds part of the coast and some tiny islands just east of the southern continent. The western part of the southern continent overlaps the western ocean; the eastern part overlaps the central gulf.
There is very little human activity in this area. Sea monster populations tend to be low and not very diverse; additional species may have died off. However, this region is notable for its contrast: while northern hemisphere species tend to have gradual shading from a dark top to a pale belly, southern hemisphere species tend to be bi-colored, with a crisp division. This is also the home of the only currently known "sea monster" that doesn't cause problems for humans: the paddlefish.
Before Upheaval: Extant species included paddlefish, snagtooth, southeastern trapjaw, and western thunder-whale. Extra species of blimpfish, trapjaw, and thunder-whale may have been present.
Sundered Times: Separation cut off migration routes, killing obligate migrants; various species died out due to this and/or to low population. Shard # 69 had the paddlefish, snagtooth, and western thunder-whale, and developed the giant sea turtle. Shard #68 developed the southern trapjaw.
Modern Times: When the time barriers collapsed, numerous new species arrived, making these waters more dangerous than they had been. This has discouraged the paddlefish from spreading far; it has gone west, but only slightly north or east. Shard #69 gained deathfin, interior weed-eater, pink jellyrigger, southern blimpfish, southern soldierfish, and western dreamskate from the north; and the red harpoon snail and southern trapjaw from the east. Shard #68 gained the deathfin, giant sea turtle, interior weed-eater, paddlefish, snagtooth, and western dreamskate from the west; the southern blimpfish from the north; and the central dreamskate, pink jellyrigger, and red harpoon snail from the east. The western sea serpent has not yet arrived, as it does not willingly cross old time boundaries; but it could be blown in by a storm at any time.
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