“People travel and hunt on the sea ice; they hunt in skin boats for whales, they hunt with dogsleds for cervidae. The ice is their highway. The ice is their lifeblood.”— Gretel Ehrlich, Late Matron of Aoutji
Aoutji Bay is a small inlet of water from the greater Baltian Sea, northeast of the Atlasovan Pass. It is fully covered in a thick layer of ice most of the year; the thick layers of permafrost have been growing yearly for millennia.
The small village of Aoutji, for which the bay is named, is a relatively new establishment, formed by displaced refugees of the Unification Wars raging to the south.