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Map of Bishlan
Basin countriesKaltariezh (MBE)
Surface area42,313 km2 (16,337 sq mi)

The Bishlan (Kaltareg: Aberbish) is a 42,313 km2 (16,337 sq mi) sea area bounded by two Kaltariz provinces The Bishlan drains into the Filari Sea via the Ider River (Krösenau) and is geographically a continuation of the Filari Sea. It may be seen as a bay of the Filari, but in traditional Kaltariz usage, this is not the case.

The Bishlan is a rather shallow sea and can be very difficult and dangerous to navigate because of the many sandy and stony reefs and tricky currents, which often shift. In modern times, artificial seabed channels have been dug, many reefs have been dredged by either sand pumping or stone fishing, and a well-developed light signaling network has been installed, to safeguard the very heavy international traffic of this small sea.

There are several large cities and major ports in the Bishlan, including, in descending size, Aurus, Lambertupol, Novenum, Cavenhelm and Kingsfort.

According to the definitions established in 1832, the northern boundary between the Bishlan and the Filari Sea is Sterm Cape, in Novenum on the western shore, and Uchelpol Cape on the eastern shore, while the southern boundary is where the Bishlan connects to the estuary of the Ider River at Cavenhelm on the eastern shore and Maroness on the western shore.


The local name Aberbish derives from the Kaltareg placename element Aber, which means "confluence of waters" or "rivermouth". Since antiquity, the Ider River was known as the Bish River and remains so in Kaltariezh today, though since the 17th century the river has been known internationally as the Ider River.

When the Staynish cartographers mapped Aurora in the 15th century, they named the sea area Bishlan, deriving the suffix from the Staynish word -lan, meaning "shallow seas". Bishlan was later the Staynicised name given to the Aberbish cultures in the creation of the name Morstaybishlia.