The Trade Sea (Mediterranean Sea) is named in recognition of the ships that ply its shores, completing a clockwise circuit every six months. The vast majority of trade ships go no further west than Carthage and Sicania (Sicily) before turning back toward Hellas, although Cana’an vessels have travelled as far west as Gibraltar. Hellan and Cana’an vessels comprise the majority of sea traffic.
Islands are a dominant feature of the northern Trade Sea, with the Aegean archipelago offering many harbors and the Hellan kingdom of Alashiya (Cyprus) serving as a waypoint. Ships generally avoid Minoa (Crete) due to the constant threat of enslavement by Minotaurs.