Orithia- Skull & Shackles
The Blacksand Spike ends in a splintered archipelago of tropical islands covered in beautiful sandy beaches, lush green jungles and crawling with filthy pirate towns.
Little is known about the early history of the region. At one time it was part of the now-lost kingdom of the Wind Dukes of Aaqa. There are many ruins of this ancient civilization dotted around the tropical coastline and lost within the deep green jungles. Some of these ruins are easily identifiable as Aaqan- built with the traditional green stone and carved with symbols of Hextor, these ruins largely resemble vaults and burial tombs. There are some ruins however which have been left behind covered in disturbing carvings depicting cannibalism and blood sacrifice. These ruins intrigue scholars to this day who believe that they are newer than the Aaqan constructions as they generally represent temples, shrines and sacrificial pits- not something that the Wind Dukes were known for.
Isles of the Shackles
There are hundreds of islands, atolls, coral reefs and rocks in the archipelago of the Shackles. Below is a gazetteer of some of the largest and most important: