Skull & Shackles
Renamed after its citizens built a giant coliseum near the center of the small city, Arena is home to some of the most popular blood sports in all of the Shackles. Hundreds of roaring spectators attend such elaborate gladiatorial slave fights, and the mayor of Arena—an ex-pirate by the name of One-Eyed Aethyl—makes a point of attending each major tournament at the coliseum, as well as betting a fraction of her massive fortune on matches that she finds particularly compelling. Competitors who show exceptional prowess in the arena have been known to earn Aethyl’s favor and a private audience with the personable overseer, and more than one such occasion has resulted in the purchase and immediate freedom of enslaved gladiators. The coliseum itself is truly a remarkable spectacle to lay eyes upon, as its towering bronze walls hint at but a small fragment of the wealth that circulates through the island thanks to its base attractions.