Montero Strait

The Montero Strait is a narrow waterway located between the island kingdom of Rennsfar and the peninsula of Serathyr, they are named for King Avner Montero of Ralas.

The Straits can be deadly with churning waves, frequent storms and unpredictable currents. Nevertheless, they are one of Corwyn’s busiest waterways, as ships of Rennsfar, Serathyr, Melinarë, and Iskandar ply them regularly as they sail across the Sea of Ralas,

Battle of Montero Strait

(596/5) The Montero Straits were the site of a fierce Naval battle which was fought between the fleets of Orel and the Ravinian Empire, ending the Merchant’s War.

During this epic battle, all six heavy squadrons of the Imperial Southern Fleet were caught at anchor and nearly annihilated. This battle was regarded as the greatest victory in the history of the Orellian Navy, which secretly sailed a naval force of 25 vessels around the Cape of Black Ice, and surprised the Ravinian Fleet of 42 heavy warships anchored near their home port of Rastios.

The battle was very costly to the Empire; a total of 39 heavy Imperial warships were sunk for the loss of only six Orellian vessels. The legacy of this victory was that any further chance that Orel would join the Ravinian Empire faded forever.