The Bitter Sea is the large expanse of water that surrounds the Ynesleaic archipelago in the north and west, filled with jagged rocks (resulting in the natives giving it the ill nickname of “the Bites”) and perpetual thunderstorms. It meets the Chaotic Sea to the south and east. According to his journals, Hagreger came up with the name due to the taste of the water and the intensely cold winds that swept through the area. In more northern areas icebergs are common along with a fine frozen mist.