The Shattered Coast refers to the mainland coastline just north of the Icarian island chain. Centuries ago, the Shattered Coast was linked to the Icarian Peninsula. After the events of The Rift, however, a deep channel was formed seperating the newly formed Icarian Islands from the continent. 

Geographically, the Shattered Coast is long and inhospitable tract of steep, high cliff faces, with no harborage availiable for passing ships.