Skull & Shackles
The inland fortress town of Tyvas-Devas, built of stone by slave labor on the banks of the Holshod River, is a result of Arronax Endymion’s paranoia. Endymion forbids outsiders from entering the town without his express permission. The castle at the town’s center is thought to be all but impregnable, intended as the admiral’s redoubt should his Chelish enemies arrive in strength against him. For now, the town is overseen by his fiercely loyal chief lieutenant, Iome Paemadar, whom many say bears an unrequited love for Endymion. The black-clad summoner and her fearsome eidolon are known to walk the well-ordered streets of Tyvas-Devas at night, making certain that all is ready for her beloved admiral should he ever arrive. Rich farmland tended by slave labor surrounds the town, providing food crops for the island, and locked away in trapped cellars below the fortress lies the bulk of the admiral’s considerable wealth.