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The Docks, the Piers, the Bay, whatever anyone wants to call it, Baroque Bay is one of the busiest centers of commerce in Sunberth. Where else can one find so many slaves for such low prices? Or a palatable drink at The Drunken Fish, or a place of trade at the Seaside Market. One of the few "sections" of the city, the bay is seen as its own territory beginning at the seaside market near the south and marked at its end by the last pier in the north known as the "Dead Man's Swagger".



The bay encompasses most of the city's 'back'. Several piers, all in some form of disrepair, extend to house all sorts of craft, merchant vessels, personal yachts, and even the occasional battleship, albeit most of those belong to certain "enterprising privateers". As most of Sunberth, though, there is no separation between business and residential. Several homes are placed throughout the dock, dispersed between the taverns, shipwrights, and merchant stalls, all intermixed in the trademark Sunberth chaos.

Each pier has its own name and often a history to go along with it. While no one agrees on most of the details, some can at least come to a consensus on names. Farthest to the north is "Dead Man's Swagger", named for its perpetual use in suicides. No ship ever docks there, so its a perfect place to end one's life if they so happen to be marked. "Darkest Waters" and "Cherry Bay" are the busiest traffic centers and are the largest part of the docks; most merchants disembark here and gather in numbers they consider to be safe. "The Gangplank" is the base port for most of the Sunberth "privateers" and is also the most violent, carrying anywhere from three to five pirates vessels at any time.


Each pier often has its own personality and use along with a unique cast that they house. Those listed below are the major areas of activity.

Dead Man's Swagger

While clear for most days, Dead Man's Swagger is known as the home for those looking for death. The occasional debtor or marked is a common sight on the long, lonely stretch of rotted wood, but for no more than a few moments. It is rumored that a ghost haunts the waters at the edge, wishing goodwill to those that depart for the depths of the sea. In fact, there are many ghosts of those who died here.

Darkest Waters and Cherry Bay

Sisters in design, these dual piers are near one another and house the majority of incoming traffic. The two largest piers on the docks they are capable of housing several large ships at once and make for the busiest trafficking in the Bay at any time of day. These piers are kept in surprisingly good condition, their repairs, and maintenance funded by some of the more wealthy merchants in the city, the gangs, and even its inhabitants along with.

The Gankplank

On the far southern edge of the docks one can find the more insidious crews that haunt the city's waters, "Privateers" and malcontents. Most of the ships that dock here are only brief inhabitants and pay well to ensure that no unwanted individuals tour their vessels without intense supervision.

Byron's Bank

The short pier that once housed the Baron's personal yacht, this area was at one point closed to those that do not belong to the Baron's "Boyz", but Sunberth had proven to be stronger than the gang itself. Although Byron and his gang have long been disbanded, Bryon killed, and his personal ship used to repair various other vessels, nobody had bothered to rename the pier, or at least nobody with the power to make a name stick. With a name easy to remember and lasting for so long, it didn't easily die away.

The Leg's Other Leg

The personal pier of Harry "the Leg" where his home can be found in his business, it is also used as one of the most active shipwright companies in all of Sunberth. Unfortunately, a space is always left for incoming ships that wish to dock without a fee, except for the hidden price of your ship disappearing before the day's end.


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Baroque BayThe Baroque Bay location thread with information on NPC's and services.