The Avienfloe, a collection of naturally occurring flying islands high above The Shattered Platinum Sea. These islands are actually the ruins of an ancient civilization that stood at the center of a single landmass at one time or another. The sea formed when the two dragon gods Bahamut and Tiamat crashed down and began a cataclysmic battle, thus creating a crater and fissures throughout the land. These fissures and crater slowly filled with water from the distant Sea of Dead Mages. Over the eons the powerful magic of the ancients and the inherent magic of the fallen dragons from that battle melded together and formed two powerful natural magicked resources.
Firstly, Floestone… floestone is a metal more than a stone, it is as strong as iron but lighter than air. This is one of the sources of Avienfloe’s buoyancy.
Secondly, Dracosteam… this highly pressurized, highly flammable gas is actually the remnants of a long deceased dragon that has broken down over time. Pockets of this gas can be found in veins of floestome from time to time. This gas has several distinct properties, it can be pressurized beyond any other normally occurring gas and is often used in the adamantine capsules found powering almost every piece of technology in the empire. It also creates lift, being lighter than air as well, so it is often found in airships either in armored balloons lifting the ship from above or in an internal chamber pressurized so that the amount of gas lifting the ship can be controlled quickly.