Vulkêhar saka, or "Lake Vulkêhar " is the largest body of fresh water in the Aþeŋ archipelago.
The lake itself is a volcanic crater flooded by streams flowing from the mountains at either side.
Its shores comprise the majority of farmland in the northern isles, and its soil is widely accepted as being the richest in the archipelago.
The Vulk- element of its name is most likely related to Vuka, meaning "hole in the ice" or "icefishing-hole", the second is of undetermined etymology, possibly related to harþz, "fireplace/hearth" or farþ, meaning "steady, stable, or stagnant"
The land at its shores is some of the most contested in the north, sometimes changing hands within less than a generation. Despite its wealth, the lands about the Vulkêhar are quite hard to defend; the mountain passes leading to these wide, open reaches of flatland being too numerous and conflicted for any one power to hold for long. When a vasgar (allied confederation of tribe