Keron Island, off the eastern coast of Hârn, features a natural harbour offering safe anchorage and shelter from the often ferocious storms of the Sea of Ivae. Balhafen, located at the mouth of the Beldel River, offers easy access to a wide sandy beach where shallow-draft vessels can be easily dragged ashore.
Balhafen was established in TR 704, but was destroyed in TR 707 by a freak storm and has been unoccupied ever since, quickly falling into disrepair. The same storm that destroyed Balhafen also destroyed an Ivinian fleet that had congregated there prior to sailing to Thay to sack the city.
by Jay Sojdelius