The Tear (pronounced like "tare") is a great harbor to the west of Vale and the home of the Mariners. It is so named due to it being a literal tear in the great cliffs that surround the rest of Vale. The convenient seismic formations of the area created a massive bay as well as a passable (but steep) series of switchbacks that lead up into the city. On any given day, thousands upon thousands of ships are berthed here, big and small. It also rivals The Great Twin Gates for the sheer volume of trade that pours through it - each of them brings more goods on a given day than the entire continent of Rodash.