Skull & Shackles
Shark Island’s first major settlement, Moak Harbor was once a thriving port city whose plentiful lumber and quality stone, as well as artifacts and other treasures pillaged from Ghol-Gan ruins in the western Shackles, drew over 8,000 people to its shores at the settlement’s peak. The town’s prosperity came to a crashing halt when the sahuagin living just off the island finally took notice of the development and laid utter waste to the city more than 200 years ago. Moak Harbor’s demise was swift, and now the port is little more than ruinous remains. A few of the city’s rotting docks still stand, and ships that need to make an emergency stop for repairs along the Sahuagin Coast may be able to find temporary refuge in the ramshackle and half-burnt-down buildings that line the shore of the harbor. Many sailors who have braved the harbor since its downfall claim that it’s haunted by ghosts, and numerous mutated sahuagin—including the fabled malenti—are said to lair in the sewers beneath the city, awaiting the arrival of unwary visitors.