The Maelstrom is a chaotic storm in The Shattered Isles, and one of the most dangerous places in the world of Dauntless. It is the fifth zone of the game, and is home to some of the most powerful Behemoths any Slayer has faced so far.
|“||The Maelstrom continues to elude thorough study. Only one island in the entire formation – if such a word can even be applied here – seems to exist in a stable position. The others drift in long, arcing paths, disappearing into the central storm for weeks or even months at a time.
Island investigations have been further complicated by the presence of unusually strong and previously-unknown Behemoths. Though veteran Slayers are always dispatched alongside aether researchers, full-team extractions are not uncommon.''
|~ Arkan Drew|
Summary[edit | edit source]
The endless storm wayfinders have dubbed "the Maelstrom" marks the boundary between the relative safety of the known skies and the destructive atmospheric chaos that exists beyond. Few have ventured into it, and none have ventured through it and survived. Or if they have, they never returned.
All Islands[edit | edit source]
The Maelstrom is constantly shifting, drawing away and bringing forth different islands, and Behemoths, as the storm spins.
Marigold-8[edit | edit source]
An arid island that has drifted into the Ram formation for a short time.
Cerulean-5[edit | edit source]
A frozen island that has drifted into the Ram formation for a short time.
Sovereign's Throne[edit | edit source]
The island that is home to Koshai, the Sovereign of Thorns, is not a natural formation in the usual sense. Orrery scholars have determined that Koshai itself built Sovereign’s Throne from the rubble of larger islands, binding the earth beneath its feet with the same vines and bramble that channel its power.
Dyadic Drift[edit | edit source]
An island suffused with alternating currents of corrosive umbral aether and blinding radiant energy, this bizarre interloper in the Shattered Isles is home to terrifying Behemoths few Slayers have ever seen - let alone survived.