With the grand cities of Oritolon and Alowca claiming the vast majority of the richer trade and travellers Warmanoras tends to attract only those who cannot afford their steep docking fees and those who, for one reason or another, prefer to avoid these busy and well policed cities.
As a result the taverns and inns of the few small towns concentrated along the northern shoreline of Warnamoras are cheap, colourful and exciting, if not a little dangerous. This is not lost on the more adventurous young nobles of Oritolon and Alowca, many of which take advantage of the small ferries that criss-cross the bay every evening.
With land travel to nearby Alowca city so arduous most commercial travel is by sea. There is a long standing tradition of smuggling in Warnamoras; their dock-masters are a byword for inventive alteration of shipping documents. Even during the long war between Alowca and Oritolon much unofficial trade took place between the cities via the many small harbours that populate the coast.
This black-market trade, along with fertile land, abundant fish stocks in the southern seas (and not least the gold of bored young nobles from Oritolon and Alowca) lends Warnamoras a modest prosperity and cosmopolitan atmosphere not enjoyed by many other regions that are equally remote and rural.