Skull & Shackles
The southwestern settlement of Mezdrubal is ruled by a grasping and petty buccaneer called Longbeard, who resents the tribute he must pay to Hell Harbor at the beginning of every month, but lacks the power to contest Endymion’s demands. Instead, he takes out his frustrations at a permanent gibbet sitting on the waterfront, which is constantly occupied with the latest victims of the pirate lord’s cruel and often arbitrary judgments. Mezdrubal itself is as dark as its overlord’s moods, and outsiders had best keep any clever banter to themselves. On the other hand, Longbeard is known as a lover of fine clothing and jewelry, and many pirate vessels head to his town when such wares are a part of their hauls, knowing that those seeking to appease Longbeard will pay a pretty price for these commodities.