Skull and Shackles
The westernmost islands of the Shackles are known as the Cannibal Isles. They consist mainly of tiny atolls, and have not been settled by the Shackles Pirates. Instead they are home to ferocious kuru cannibals, who live in the numerous Ghol-Gan ruins.
By day, the islands are deceptively peaceful, and those ignorant of the islands’ true nature may be tempted to drop anchor in one of the many lagoons. At night, however, the jungles are illuminated by torch-lit processions of the kura, and the night air rings with a horrible chanting. The kura launch night-time assaults on anchored ships, seeking to capture the crews. The beggar Strong-Arm Hix claims to be the sole survivor of one such luckless ship’s company.