The Inside Passage is the waterway between Bingtown and Jamaillia. Many pirates sail those waters so some captains go around, chancing the storms of the Wild Sea. The water is known to change almost all the time and have squalls and sudden mists. There are not many places to land and haul water except for the Pirate Islands' settlements, to which no honest merchant goes. The water is very bad smelling and turns green with algae soon after it is hauled and it also coats wooden ships quickly. The outer islands were mountain ranges when the Elderlings were still around.