Skull & Shackles
This small port town was built on a hidden inlet 9 years ago by the Free Captain Simeon the Vain, and he remains lord of the place and senior among 10 other pirate captains who call the port home. Simeon’s sloop Blushing Bride is known for its amazing speed, and rumor has it that as soon as he builds up enough naval strength to contest Sorrinash’s dominance of the island and secure a stable power base, he intends to enter the Free Captain’s Regatta. Blackblood Cay itself is a makeshift little town, with berths along the wharf for only six ships at a time. Many joke about the well-coifed Simeon’s flamboyant dress and taste for expensive colognes, but none would dare call the brash lord “vain” to his face, nor do any doubt his determination to eventually challenge the authority of Ollo’s lord. Other notable residents of Blackblood Cay include the Kellid bartender of the seedy tavern Fallen from Grace, Arkel Kruggut. Arkel’s utterly humorless demeanor and the wicked scar that runs along the width of her brow have led many to believe her story is truly a dark one. Though she never speaks of her homeland, patrons of Fallen from Grace speculate that the bartender’s past is somehow linked to the utterly foreign Kellid warriors who pay her a visit every few months, typically wearing cloaks marked with the blood-red symbol of a three-fingered handprint.