Quent

The second-busiest harbour in the archipelago
after Port Peril, raucous Quent lies on the picturesque
bay that bears the same name. Sheltered from surf and
storm by large barrier islands, Quent is called the finest
deepwater port in the Shackles by many sailors that either
live or visit there. Charismatic Tessa Fairwind is lord of
the port and a major voice on the Pirate Council—only
the Hurricane King himself can boast of more pirate
captains who answer his call. Lady Tessa frequents Quent’s
many dockside taverns when she is in port, such as the
Lusty Mermaid, Fat Jessup’s, the Barnacle, Three Sailors
Smiling, the Drunken Boatswain, and Lilibeth’s Tavern
and Hostel. There she rubs shoulders with fellow pirates
while her famous sloop-of-war Luck of the Draw is refitted
or business keeps her ashore. She has an amazing way with
sailors, charming some while simultaneously coercing
others. All are flattered by her attention, and watching the pirate lord work a roomful of hardened sea dogs and turn them into infatuated lapdogs is a sight to behold.

The vast number of boarding houses and inns in Quent
accommodate sailors whose ships dock here. Lilibeth’s and
Three Sailors are the largest, followed by Mama Leroux’s
and Haekle’s Dry Berth, and lavish manor homes in the
bayside hills known as Spendthrift Ridge house well-heeled
buccaneers who prefer to luxuriate in privacy. Running
right off the docks past the rows of warehouses is Blue Sky
Road, the main thoroughfare through town, lined with
every manner of mercantile establishment one could ask
for. Unlike many outlaw ports, Quent has developed into
a real city with a population of industrious landlubbers
who make a fine living supporting the free-spending
freebooters. The sacred prostitutes of Calistria’s House of
Stolen Kisses at the centre of town are considered the best sources of information on the island, and can inform wayward travellers of many rumours and secrets, for a price.

Statistics

Large City

Demographics

Population 12 560

Quent

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