The Pirate Isles were a collection of rocky islands that dotted the Sea of Fallen Stars and were inhabited by pirates. There were fifteen named islands but around sixty in total. The islands that comprised Prespur were not included in the Pirate Isles, despite their proximity.
The general makeup of the islands was mountainous terrain with high rocky cliffs. This meant that there were not a lot of ports in the Pirate Isles.
- Dragonisle was the largest isle. The huge Earthspur was located here. The main harbor was the settlement of Immurk's Hold.
- The Fangrocks were a cluster of natural reefs exposed only during low tide that covered a circle ten miles wide.
- Hawk's Isle
- Hawk's Isle was a pleasant, fruit-filled island on which a plague had left its natives horribly deformed.
- Ilthan was another pirate hold, though the northern end of the island was full of cyclops shepherds.
- Lith had a dangerous repuation. Spelljamming ships landed here, observed as meteors by witnesses.
- Around 20 square miles (52 sq km), Lurath was enclosed by high cliffs, and sea caves that held time portals.
- Mirg Isle
- Mirg Isle was a pirate hold once the stronghold of Xenz, an ally of Zhentil Keep.
- Oresk was the third strongest of the pirate holds in the isles, ruled by Azla.
- Paldir was a mountainous isle full of ex-pirates, and had 1000-foot-tall (305 m) stone carvings of human-like heads.
- Sarr was a tiny island. It was mostly ignored and the only structure here was a lighthouse.
- Sumbar was the location of the powerful and mysterious Sumbar Oracle. It was treacherous due to the reefs that surrounded it.
- Tan appeared as a smoking volcano and was avoided. It was home to Eshcaz the Red, a dragon.
- Telfar had the benefit of a natural harbor on its west coast, but was prone to whirlpools that were dangerous to shipping.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.