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Smuggler’s Shiv is a small island in Desperation Bay, off the coast of Sargava. It is infamous for its reefs and dangerous currents, which have wrecked numerous ships—some of them getting too close because they were seeking to avoid the attentions of the Sargavan navy based in nearby Eleder.
The island is believed to be inhabited by cannibals and ghosts, and maybe even worse creatures—passing ships sometimes report sighting strange glowing forms on the shore. Because of its fearsome reputation, Smuggler’s Shiv is a popular place for pirates to bury their treasure.
The island gets its name from the knife-like shape of its coastline and the habit of destroying the ships of smugglers trying to avoid the Sargavan navy.