The shipping lanes of Golarion’s seas and oceans are filled with fat merchant vessels laden with trade goods both mundane and exotic, as well as the pirates and freebooters who prey on them. Under the banner of their Hurricane King, these buccaneers sally forth from that archipelago of lawless pirate ports and anchorages known as the Shackles, plundering the shipping of countless countries and trade consortium’s, then vanishing back into the maze of islands and reefs they call home. The nations of the Inner Sea would like nothing more than to end the pirate menace once and for all, but the eternal hurricane known as the Eye of Abendego has thus far shielded the Free Captains of the Shackles from the threat of retaliation.
You find yourself in a rancid, dank tavern known as the Formidably Maid in the port city of Peril. For many, this city is a drogue holding one down before the final passage. For others, this is a last chance at life. For you…well, your reasons are your own and whether you’re running towards something, or running away…you’re here, knocking on hell’s door. May Besmara keep you dry.