The Southwest Islands are probably based on the Azores and Canary Islands. They lay, as the name may suggest, southwest of the Continent. They are the only known islands in the Endless Ocean. The isles are currently owned by Arrida; the Arridi get their version of coffee, kafay, from there and ship it into Al Shabah from where it is traded to Toscano; many Toscano are addicted to it. The Arridi also buy slaves from the lands south of the desert here and sell them to other nations.