Rickety’s Squibs refits and modifies the lines and profiles of
ships without changing a ship’s size, characteristics, or deck
layout, providing both discretion and a new identity for a price. These rebuilt vessels are referred to as “squibs.” In fact, “It’s like as not to be a squib,” is a common saying among the pirates of the Shackles for a ship of suspicious origin.
Rickety’s Squibs lies in the estuary of a nameless river on the Slithering Coast. The river mouth is concealed from passing ships by a protruding headland, so that it is difficult to find if one doesn’t knowwhere to look, and the facilities are hidden under the eaves of the encroaching jungle, further warding them from prying eyes.
Corruption –1; Crime –2; Economy +0; Law –4; Lore +0;
Qualities insular, tourist attraction (ship squibbing)
Danger +0; Disadvantages drought-stricken
Population 77 (63 humans, 14 halflings)
Base Value 600 gp; Purchase Limit 2 500 gp; Spellcasting level 3 spells
Minor Items +1 leather armour, masterwork breastplate, +1 silver guisarme, circlet of persuasion, wand of cure light wounds (29 charges), divine scroll of lesser restoration; Medium Items +2 light wooden shield, potion of fox’s cunning, scroll of sending (divine)
Drought-Stricken: Rickety’s Squibs has been under the effects
of a severe drought for the last month. The drought has increased the community’s Danger value by 10 and reduced its Law modifier by 4.