Treacherous Pirate Isles
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Capital: Port Peril (pop: 43, 270)
Ruler: Captain Kerdak Bonefist, the Hurricane King
Government: A council of pirate lords known as the Free Captains
Languages: Common, Polyglot
Religion: Besmara, Calistria, Cayden Cailean, Gozreh, Norgorber, Pharasma
The Shackles started as groups of independent pirate lords, but they banded together to form a unified pirate fleet over 30 years ago. Today, the Shackles consist of a motley collection of bandit and slave ports, where freebooters find safe harbor and trade their plunder. The populace is mostly runaway criminals, escaped slaves, and buyers seeking illegal goods such as drugs or poisons. Each port is ruled by a powerful Free Captain, who divvy up loot and dispense pirate justice when needed.