Chaos is the largest port in Graveyard and its de facto capital. It is not on a planet but a mass of empty space hulks, which hide the city from visual searches while its proximity to the Eye of Thundera masks any sensor signature. Chaos is a space station built from a conglomeration of arkships that have been welded together. The city is protected by deflector shields, and the stronghold of Hazard Station. All manner of vices can be found in its twisting streets, and its busy markets thrive on the sale of stolen goods. Rumor has it that the plunder from decades of piracy is hidden in ancient starships beneath the city.
Despite being the capital of the Free Captains, merchant ships sometimes dock here to trade. Those flying the flags of the greater galactic nations are not welcome, but unaligned vessels are permitted to dock.
The city is ruled by Kang, lord of Iron Dragon and king of the Free Captains. During his frequent absences, the affairs of the city are jointly overseen by Sabas Odabio, dockmaster Tsojmin Kreidoros and master merchant Pherias Jakar.
Though a pirate city is difficult to neatly compartmentalize, there are certain areas of the city of Port Chaos that might classify as city districts:
- Crescent Harbor
- Eastwind: High Eastwind & Low Eastwind
- The Knotworks
- Merchant Marina
Places of Interest
The harbor is deep enough to accommodate even the largest and most heavily laden of vessels. Visitors to Port Chaos are required to dock at the Crescent Harbor, which is overseen by surly harbor-master Tsojmin Kreidoros. There, their vessels have their cargoes inspected before they are allowed to continue on to the main docks.
The city’s poorest (and often, toughest) inhabitants live in the Beggarbriar district. Many of them earn a living crafting parts, stocking fuels, and other starship supplies.
Eastwind is another well-known district, and is home to both rich and poor. It is built on the bluffs overlooking the city, and is divided into Low and High Eastwind.
Kerdak Bonefist makes his home in the fortress of Lucrehold, on the bluffs above Besmara’s Beacon, the city’s lighthouse.
Humans, Exalted and Thunderans make up the majority of the city’s inhabitants.
However, Port Chaos is also one of the main seshayan settlements in the Verge. Here seshayan pirates and brigadiers roam the seas freely, many having fought for their freedom from slavery from their previous owners. Seshayan captains may offer seshayan on captured ships the bloody choice: become slaves again or turn on their current masters and join the captain’s crew as pirates with full rights and equality.