The Edge of the Knife
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby-de-la-Zouch was recently a colony of Congresbury, but a human noble, the Marquess Canifrey la Zouch, broke away from the control of his home country and managed to claim the city of Ashby for his own. He turned this bustling port and shipyard into a den for pirates and privateers, though he has also brought some civility and central control to the practice of piracy throughout the seas. La Zouch now sits as the chair of a council of influential captains who guide, though some would say control, the affairs of those seafarers who keep Ashby as their base of operations. Ships that bring goods to trade in Ashby are to run up a red and white flag as they head toward the city.