Okay, so here is what I had, at least, pending discussions to confirm etc. I’ve mostly defined the various seas by geographic features that would allow for navigators and sailors to more easily identify where they are, and have stuck to historical conventions where possible.
Also, this is entirely to do with the Seas in direct contact with the main landmass of the Crownlands, beyond that, I’ve not really thought about it. So, without further ado…
The Sea between the Crownlands and Tescana. (1)
In the lore (as it currently stands) Tescana grew out of the former colonies from the Crownlands. This land was discovered by fisherman and sailors island hoping along the chain to the west of this sea, eventually finding the larger land mass.
So, in my head, I was going to call it something like “O Mar de Meio” (The Middle Sea) or “O Mar de Travessia” (The Crossing Sea) to represent that, in the early history, it sat in-between the two main landmasses that made up the lands where the same broad group of people lived.
Though I did split this area off, being bound by the island chain to the west, and drawing a rough line from Amali to the final broken splinter of land coming off the crown lands on the right side. The sea next to that, I had felt was deserving of a different name, hence the split.
The Sea between the Crownlands and the Desert (or Sultanate). (2)
At the moment, there is a general lack of lore here, so it’s difficult to tie this to anything on that front. However, a few things to consider:
- It, along with the previously mentioned sea, sits in what I would consider the major oceanic crossroads of the world. Nearly all factions, if traveling by sea, would likely pass through this waterway as the quickest route to most other nations.
- The boundary line i have placed between 1 and 2 on the map is, IMO, somewhat arbitrary when considering convention, so that line could be easily abolished and the two seas merged together, which would make “The Middle Sea” a somewhat appropriate name.
The Straights between Crownland and the rest of the Desert (3)
This area is easily definable by the edge of the land on one side, though not on the other, which, historically, is not an issue. It does have the very obvious delta in it, which would be such an important geographical feature IRL that it could serve as the basis for it’s name. Most straits IRL are named after a major location based around it (Gibraltar, Hormuz, Malacca) etc. Do we have a name for the river at all?
Whatever it ends up being, it should be “Straits of ******” I reckon.
The Sea between the Crownlands and Nigardheim. (4)
I actually quite like where Fluffy is going here, but for a different reason. For the Crownlands, it would be a northern sea, or O Mar de Norte (The North Sea). Norte and Njord do sound very similar, so perhaps the most logical answer is in a blending of these two words, as the two societies crossed the waters and mingled on each side, resulting in a name that came from the two? It’ll take a little creative license, but I think that’s reasonable? @DKfluffyDK
Picture to show what I am referring to.