Skull and Shackles
The Pirate Queen
Areas of Concern: piracy, sea monsters, strife
Domains: Chaos, Trickery, War, Water, Weather
Favored Weapon: rapier
Pirates rarely have the time or patience to dedicate their lives to worship, but all buccaneers know of Besmara the Pirate Queen. Said to sail the turbulent seas of the Maelstrom in her grand ship Seawraith, Besmara’s raids on places as diverse as Elysium, Axis, Heaven, and Hell are legend among certain circles of pirates. Yet few honestly worship her until their deaths loom large, be they in the form of a sinking ship, a ravenous sea monster, a violent storm, or a war at sea, at which point even the most callous pirate suddenly finds faith and prays to Besmara for just one more day of life. Besmara’s actual priests are most commonly found in the waters off the Shackles or on the waterfront boardwalks of Ilizmagorti — those found at sea generally serve double duty as priest and captain, and their reputations on the seas are among the most notorious. Her symbol is the jolly roger, a black flag decorated with a skull and crossbones.