Aquallor, also known as Ossa, was the second layer of Arborea in the Great Wheel cosmology. An endless ocean, similar to the Elemental Plane of Water, it contained Elavandor, the realm of Deep Sashelas, and Caletto, the realm of Poseidon.
The layer was an infinite ocean. However, unlike the Plane of Water, it had a surface and a bottom, which was shallow for the most part. There were deep chasms scattered throughout the layer, where the water was completely dark. Vortices in the depths connected the layer to locations in the Elemental Plane of Water and to Thalasia in Elysium.
There were no islands anywhere in the layer. The weather was stormy and unpredictable and the ocean was subject to strong random currents, which presented a major navigational hazard for sailors.
Aquallor was considered to be the mouth of the river Oceanus, its last stop after running its course through the Upper planes from Thalasia. However, there were maelstroms near the bottom of the layer that were capable of transporting travelers back to the river's headwaters. This cyclic nature led some sages to believe that the river infinitely looped back on itself.
- Caletto, the divine realm of Poseidon.
- Elavandor, the divine realm of Deep Sashelas, was primarily located in this layer, although at some times it could also be reached by searching the caverns at the bottom of the Sparkling Sea off the coast of Arvandor.
- Elshava, a nautilus-shaped floating city built on logs on a calmer region of the layer.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), pp. 50–54. ISBN 1560768746.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 144–146. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), pp. 95–96, 173. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- ↑ Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 174. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.