Fireborn: Dark Phoenix
The region collectively called Goralia bears some similarities to Pelargossia; a series of continental islands interspersed with diverse archipelagoes.
Unfortunately for the Trans-Arbinan powers, the lands.are less suited to agriculture and mineral-poor, as well as being smaller landmasses with wilder weather and harder to navigate. With these constraints, their colonization was slow and the rivalries created over the few good colonial sites fuelled destructive rivalries that still resonant in the region. The presence of Goralia between Trans-Arbina and Pelargossia therefore distracted the powerful but small nations there, strained their nascent alliances, and led them to contest Imperial and Cyronian control further west far too late to prevent their most significant foes from becoming dominant global powers.