Great Magnus, thanks for the answers! Give us more when it shows up (especially legend/s!) this information was very good. The rumor that magic artifacts from the north is showing up in Alderland is ceartinly a good rumor in itself, but I will not give it to the players yet. And a low level Legend had also been great, to not give the players to much of a straight line to go!
(actually - the sea rout to Alderland is also an interesting topic... why not just go by boat?)
There are fierce storms at sea and also some magical forces that hinder travel ... very dangerous.