Trade by sea, though manageable by the most skillful sailors, has become a dangerous path since the collapse of the mountains during the great war. Clumsy trade vessels often find manoeuvring the ruins too difficult to chance. Because of this, the Ore Pass remains the most reliable and safest trade rout between the kingdom of Iome and its neighbours. For decades, King Friduric’s predecessors have kept the pass safe for traders and travellers alike.