The Caritz Sea or Sea of Caritz is a sea connected to the Alan Ocean surrounded by the Caritz region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Aels, on the south by North Zarhuy, and on the east by western Hieyoks. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Alan Ocean, although it is usually identified as a separate body of water.
Before The Cataclysm, it was much more open and clear in its connection to the Alan Ocean, only marked the separation of the sea of Caritz the line marked by the islands of Mercania.
It was an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times that allowed for trade and cultural exchange between emergent peoples of the region. The history of the Caritz region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of many modern societies.
The countries with coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea are Anglasecuarnia, Pamelia, Motzabili, Marcelooneo, Sercia, Uslen, Mercania, Cretor, Zir, Asrael, Bazikstan, Guaderia, Moritania, Tunecern and Sretor.
Several ancient civilisations were located around the Caritz shores, and were greatly influenced by their proximity to the sea. It provided routes for trade, colonisation, and war, as well as food (from fishing and the gathering of other seafood) for numerous communities throughout the ages.
Due to the shared climate, geology, and access to the sea, cultures centred around the Caritz tended to have some extent of intertwined culture and history.