The Blue Mother
A hard, isolated nation defined by the odd, powerful creatures which infest its waters, Wholthal is a tough place to live, and an impossible place to leave.
The origins of this place are long lost, but what remains is a story of five races, forced to live in unusually close proximity. Humans, Elves, Gnomes, Half-Orcs and Dwarves all inhabit Wholthal, although no-one is quite sure how these races ended up together on such a small island.
The thing that stops them leaving, or rather the things, are the wholds; silent, massive, maddening monsters, lurking in the ocean depths, crushing any boats that stray too far from land.
Wholds are central to all life on Wholthal, they provide sustenance and professions for almost all of its inhabitants.