The region, which lies on the Kuknasi Sea, is dotted with countless islands, both large and small, many of which are nations in their own right. The Dukedom of Gaien is the largest of these island nations. In addition to Gaien, there is also the Kingdom of Obel and many other islands, with different races and cultures, giving the region a great deal of diversity.
The region thrives on trade and Shu was once a major trading partner there. Since none of the island nations operate strong naval control, pirates often plague the relatively unguarded trade routes. Uninhabited islands are often used as bases or stashing places for the pirates who operate in the area.
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 95
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 149, 417, 826