Skull & Shackles
Large herds of livestock graze in the grassy plains surrounding Vezhnu. A veritable city of slaughterhouses lines the shore; the excess blood that runs down the factories’ grates drains into the Arcadian Ocean, where ravenous sharks and other maritime carnivores glide through the crimson-hued waters. Many of the islands’ more insolent citizens find themselves on Vezhnu’s shores awaiting punishment for their crimes. This usually entails lashings on the so-called Docks of Chastening, though citizens deemed guilty of the worst crimes (such as attempting to instigate rebellion or free potential slaves) are tortured by being repeatedly dipped beneath the shark-infested waves until the beasts have had their fill.