Originally posted by Leetsepeak
Does the southern coastal area of the White Sea still freeze over in the winter such that you need iceships to travel?
This hasn't come up yet in dev discussion, but given the changes in the map—civilization extends farther north than in previous editions, and the north shore of the White Sea no longer consists of pack ice—this seems unlikely. My off-the-cuff assessment is that waters off the White Sea's southern coast may freeze solid on rare occasions as per the Little Ice Age, but are unlikely to freeze with any consistency south of Icehome. Iceships will remain a thing in Haslanti territory.