The Angelus Peninsula was first discovered about 350 years ago by an expedition from the nation of Lomander. This expedition was soon followed by a wave of colonization efforts, as the peninsula was found to be breathtakingly rich in rare minerals. Access to the peninsula was restricted by a small straight dividing two lands filled with impenetrable jungle. For about ten years these colonies flourished, sending wealth beyond imagining back to Lomander.
All this was shortly ended when a great storm covered the straight and its surrounding open water in an impenetrable barrier of danger to both ships and flying beasts. Even teleportation and scrying efforts were in vain, as the storm seemed to be both magical and mundane. Contact with the colonies was lost, and efforts to reach the Peninsula were ultimately abandoned.
Now, the storm has lessened greatly for unknown reasons and access has been restored.