Faces of the Deep
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A recurrent phenomenon of the Great Western Ocean are the so-called "Faces of the Deep". Observed only at night, these are large patches of illumination within the ocean depths which look like faces when seen from above from a passing ship. Often these faces are recognizably human, but just as frequently they are of decidedly non-human shape, and at times from creatures which have never been seen on Rothea. Sailors generally believe their appearances to be major omens, and have all sorts of superstitions about what kind of face will portend what fates. So far, no explorer has managed to find a Face of the Deep and to dive down to it quickly enough to discover what causes their appearance.

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Inspired by Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 2:

"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."


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