- "A hellish island where thunder and lightning dart across its landscape scourging all those who dare tread! Even here across this ocean, you can hear its booming roar! They call it Enca the Isle of Storms, more like the Isle of Dread if you ask me. It's a place where man is not welcome. If you go there, may the gods have mercy, cause that island sure as hell wont."
- — Unknown Fisherman
|Enca the Isle of Storms|
Enca the Isle of Storms (小島魔風の園佳, Kojima Makaze no Enka) is a large mountainous island, located just south of the country of Sin. Little is known about the island for none dare to tread there for it is wrought with powerful thunderstorms, and severe weather patterns that make travel to the island inadvisable for any ship. The island is said to have once been the home of a prosperous nation of humanoids, but would later fall into ruin thousands of years agos when a perpetual storm ravaged the land.
Widely known as, "The Isle of Storms", Enca is a massive island filled with staggered mountains, and cave systems sprawling all over its surface with a smattering of lush forests. It's beaches are said to be a graveyard, and indeed it appears that Enca is a terrible omen as vessels lost at sea inevitably resurface along its shore, none for the better. At the center of the island lies an enormous mountain, a monumentous peak that extends beyond the clouds. However the island derives its fearsome reputation from the perpetual, if monstrous thunderstorms that blankets the island in unending darkness, rainfall and lightning. The storm covers the entirety of the island and a bit beyond it, and the frequent tsunami's that crash against its shores depositing wayward vessels crushed beneath the pressure of its waters and typhoons ensure that no country will ever set foot on this island.
Enca's strange weather patterns have been the subject of much debate for centuries, as bold explorers have tried and failed to launch a successful voyage to the famed isle. Its fierce storms buffet the sails of any ship, and the treacherous waters, whirlpools and tsunami's ensure that any vessel that draws close is utterly destroyed. Still, such dangers have only brought about fancifal tales of what treasure and wonder lies on the island, with many mages wondering if perhaps these occurances were perhaps of a magical nature. To date there has only been one expedition that could be considered a success as the vessel reportedly was able to get within sight of the island and take measurements. Sadly the ship was heavily damaged leaving only a single survivor who was regretfully retired following rescue. However the measurements they took has astounded researchers as it appears that Enca's atmosphere possess heavy concentrations of eternano or magical energy.
The storms that plague the island are believed to be caused due to the turbuluence of this highly saturated atmosphere creating a perpetual feedback cycle which fuels the island strange weather. It has been observed using various other magics that the region itself is an enormous zone where the laws of magic become irrevocably unraveled. The intense saturation of eternano foils any attempt by mages to scry, teleport or otherwise enter the island beyond the standard conventional if highly dangerous means. All attempts have been met with brutal failure, some mages teleporting only to never reappear again, others have had a feedback loop wherein the magical discharge caused significant backlash resulting in catastrophic explosions. Ships using navigational equipment and those with very powerful spyglasses have been able to even map out the islands exterior and what they have found is mind boggling.
There appear to be creatures native to the island that despite all adversity thrive. These beasts are no doubt magical, as the concentration of eternano is poisonous even to mages. Many of these creatures have adapted to the storms possessing traits that allow them to harness the energy constantly bombarding the island's surface. How they are able to mitigate and contain the surges of raw magic is uncertain, though there are theories that mages exposed to sufficient levels of eternano might be able to develop similar adaptions. Sadly all efforts for research and investigations have been repelled as it has repeatedly been shown that navigation is impossible due to sudden whirlpools, fierce winds that could topple a vessel into its ocean depths. The magical energy in the atmosphere appears to disrupt the function of magic in general. On its surface magic is simply put "wild", uncontrollable, and difficult to maintain if it can be at all. Due to all of these factors, the Isle of Storms has largely remained an unknown in Earth Land.
There is very little that is known regarding its history, and few if any are able to make expeditions to discover the ancient secrets of the isle. Even if they could, much of the lands history has been eradicated due to the severe weather. What is known is that the island was inhabited by humans or humanoids thousands of years ago, and were supposedly a properous nation. When the storm hit however, much of the island and its inhabitants were killed, and those that didnt perhaps fled or lost at sea. There are those that theorize that the survivors fled underground and have remained ever since.
Enca the Isle of Storms is home to a number of beastial species on Earth Land, many of which possess innate magical abilities or magical potential. They are very powerful and stories propagate throughout countries of large sea serpents and other such mythological creatures that dwell in its region.
- Vritra the King of Storms is the titular ruler of the island and appears as a massive thunderstorm, though it has been known to take on dragon form.
- Indra Svargaloka was orphaned at sea and washed ashore on Enca. After nearly seven years of surviving on the Dread Isle, the young man now considers the island nation to be his home.