Lake Rufel is large body of fresh water located in the center of the continent that is presumably landlocked. So large is the Lake Rufel many people argue that calling it a Lake is mistake in nomenclature stating it should be called an Ocean or Sea despite it being a fresh water sea. Another debated portion of the name is the controversy is the fact the word “Lake” is even included in the name, as the direct translation of Rufel from Elven is Dream Lake. Nevertheless the name persisted as the Hobgoblins added Lake in front of Rufel to differentiate the former Rufel Province and the Lake itself.
Despite the advancement in ship technology much of the coastline is still unexplored mainly due to the wasting disease from the fall of Citlali. In certain places especially like the western half of the Lake, the wasteland is so strong that people can succumb to its effects even before seeing land. However as the Wastelands recedes, many pirates began using hidden safe pockets of Islands as hidden locals, safe in the knowledge that unless you know the safe route of entering an Island you could be sickened.