The Mage Islands to the south are the only solid land masses in the Sea of Clouds. Very little research has been done on how or why these areas survived Linniah’s actions. By and large the lives of the Mages haven’t changed much since since the disaster. The development of the Thermal Ships allowed for greater trade among the islands and increased contact with the continent. In recent years trade has dwindled and stopped as the mages become more and more self-sufficient.