Sabelic Sea

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Sabelic Sea in Tarephia
LocationNortheastern Tarephia
TypeMinor Sea
River sourcesPat, Col, Yagui, Enabas, Albantes, Landraque, Gaiduroz, Mondaril, Targueral, Josef, Brosnan
Basin countriesAeda
South Serion
Average depth1,500 m
Major citiesHaez, Port Damescu, Port Vakopu, Patar, Raxa, Salvia, Teba, Puerto Valras, Bashkim, Farrera, Puerto Norte, Belrosal, Briatacán, Orapolis

The Sabelic Sea (English pronunciation: [Sɑːbɛlɪk]; Castellanese: Mar Sabelico; Draconian: Sufe Sabelica; Gameni: Sabilec Bahri; Hellenic: Σαβελική Πέλαγος, Savelikí Pélagos) is an arm of the upper basin of the Sea of Uthyra. It is bounded by (counterclockwise, from the north) the nations of Druqua, Sirrhae, Hlelhia, Takaria, Gamen, South Serion, Draco, Targueral, and TA011; its drainage basin also covers parts of TA013 and TA025. The entrance to the Sabelic Sea is officially located between the Isle of Druqua and Punto Oeste in TA011, but The area between Punto Santa Carla in Pohenicia and Punto Este in TA011 is sometimes referred to as the 'Outer Sabelic,' as well.

El Sabel

The area along the southern shore of the Sabelic Sea, referred to colloquially as "El Sabel," has a long and rich history dating as far back as the 4200s BCE. Trade with Egani and Sathria was an early influence, especially during the Hellanesian Golden Age (1398–144 BCE) and the Second Ionean Empire (144 BCE–614 CE). Still, the precursors to modern-day Draco, Gamen, and South Serion evolved independently of each other until the period between 600-900 CE, when trade and communication increased, along with regional conflict.

The arrival of Castellanese colonists at the beginning of the 15th century CE marked another major turning point in the region's history. While they never controlled it outright, the Castellanese remained active in the El Sabel region for more than five centuries before finally being expelled from Targueral, their most important colony on the Sabelic, following the 1945-47 Revolutionary War.

Today the area is relatively highly developed. Gamen, Aeda, Draco, and Targueral all enjoy high standards of living, and a diversified, interconnected regional economy. The lion's share of regional GDP is generated in the urban mega-region that stretches along the southern Sabelic coast, with 45 million people living in the 700km corridor from Haez in Gamen, through Raxa in South Serion, and Bashkim in Draco, all the way to Briatacán in Targueral. Thanks to warm weather, multiple cultural and historic centres, and hundreds of kilometres of beaches, El Sabel is also a major global tourist market.