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The sea surrounds several islands. Stirk is the easternmost and lies just off the western coast of Cyrodiil. Further west is Stros M’Kai, which lies to the south of Hammerfell and is similarly dominated by Redguards. Due west of Stros M’Kai is The Chain, a series of three islands of which little is known, a lack that also to applies to Cespar, a larger island to the west-northwest. Just northwest of Cespar is Herne, which was used as a temporary refuge by the Redguards as they migrated across the sea from their ancestral home in Yokuda. Lastly, at the western ends of the sea, are The Sestres and Vandor. The Sestres is a group of three islands northwest of Summerset Isle, and Vandor lies to their northwest. Together, these islands make up all that remains of Thras. A whirlpool located somewhere in the Abecean, known as the Maelstrom of Bal, is rumored to be a portal to Oblivion. Ships which ride its waters are said to disappear.
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