Skull & Shackles
The second-largest port on Shark Island, Raketooth is jointly ruled by two pirate lords—Mauril Breakwater, captain of the frigate Banshee’s Wail_, and , captain of the sloop Water Nymph. Palpathe claims he descends from an aristocratic Thrushmoor family in Ustalav but that unscrupulous enemies drove him out. However, he also claims that he has come within a hair’s breath of touching the Starstone, keeps a ruby the size of a human head in his vault, and has shaken hands with the Whispering Tyrant in his prison-tomb below Gallowspire; when Palpathe says that fire is hot, the wise wave a hand over the flames to be certain. Raketooth itself is a dreary settlement specializing in pilfered luxury goods that usually make their way to Motaku Isle if not sold to the few non-slaver merchants who come to Shark Island. Raketooth is known to have the least difficulty with sahuagin of any settlement on the island; Breakwater and Palpathe tell any visitors who will listen that this is a benefit of their clever leadership.