The Summer Heroes
The Saltstones are the southernmost grouping of the Penwith Islands, and Saltstone itself is the largest of these islands. While Brightwater commands the primary trading route across the Orem Channel, the Saltstones have long maintained the strongest navy, and farthest-reaching trade routes, of the people of Penwith. Scattered across the many islands that make up this grouping, the people of Saltstone are almost without exception sailors and people of the sea. They rebelled along with Starll during the Sorian invasion and were thus targeted during the Scourge, but were able to retreat into numerous small islands and caves and thus emerged comparatively unscathed from the violence. Saltstone itself has since been rebuilt atop its former ruins, and the Salt Fleet remains the strongest naval force in Penwith. Saltstone is the only Penwithan state with considerable contact to the world beyond immediately neighboring regions in Orem, and though it has maintained a largely peaceful relationship with Brightwater since the Scourge, it is the second strongest power in Penwith.