A mobile city made up of dozens of old vessels that had made it to the new lands and were molded into one giant floating civilization.
Population: 5,000; the main dominant races of the original continent are the dominant races of Shipsgrave though that doesn’t mean it is rare to find other species. The population rush from the old world over to the Shattered Isles has created giant mixes of races where groups of people gather together out of occupation and necessity rather than race.
Government: Shipsgrave is run by a group known as the Admiral’s League. These are the decedents and inheritors of the ownership of some of the main ships that make up the base of this floating city of lumber. Some members of this group are the original captains of the ships that make up the lower levels of the city, while others have gained the ownership of the position through deals, purchases or even blackmail. The Admiral’s League lay down the law of the land, and together give orders to the crew and elementals that help maneuver this massive flotilla. They also put out decrees which are taken as law upon Shipsgrave.
Since there is no large governing body and the city acts more as a shared barony, the city guard and other “official” duties are carried out under the will of the Admiral’s League. Though all the guard and officials work for the league as a whole, there are sections where each Admiral has more influence than others. These minor politics aren’t noticeable by most travelers and only those who watch for it will see the subtle machinations of the Admiral’s as they try to gain a slight advantage in control over the entirety of Shipsgrave.
Defense: The city guard is a multiracial, quasi-organized group of about 150 men and women who take upon the badge to patrol Shipsgrave. It is assumed that any ship docked at the city will have it’s own defenses and that if the city is attacked, the Admiral’s League maintains the right to call upon all vessels to help defend the city.
Supplies: Most common supplies are easily found on Shipsgrave while exotic supplies are available depending on where the city is docked. If an island that is being worked holds a commodity that might be rare elsewhere, it will be easier to find and cheaper on Shipsgrave until the city moves on. With frequent merchant ships stopping off to load up on new supplies from the islands, there is always fresh stock of trade available upon Shipsgrave.