Skull & Shackles
Many merchant captains leaving Port Peril after securing ill-gotten goods choose to sail along the mainland coast despite its reputation for treacherous reefs and rough surf. Doing this is often the best way to avoid the depredations of Shackles pirates who regularly stalk the calmer waters of the archipelago’s seas in search of fat, lumbering prey. The pleasant mainland port of Parley Point is an obvious stop for those taking the coastal route before sailing farther north into the capricious storms spun off by the Eye of Abendego. The town of Parley Point is renowned for its remarkably friendly folk, warm and hospitable inns, and some of the finest brothels in all of the Shackles. The approach to the harbor calls for a skilled hand, but few sailors complain about the added risk—one last night in a warm bed before braving the Eye is adequate temptation for most. Indeed, the kindly residents of Parley Point keep a lighthouse to aid those traveling at night and in foul weather, and even maintain a surprisingly large fleet of oar-driven galleys to rescue any ships that have run afoul of the rocky spines that lurk beneath the waves.