Curse of the Crimson Throne
A clot of ships at the eastern end of the Narrows on Old Korvosa. Five ships are permanently moored to a long pier. The entire area is referred to by the name of the largest ship of the five – Eel’s End, owned by Devargo Barvasi, known to many as the King of Spiders due to his strange empathy toward the creatures.
The four smaller vessels are the Goldenhawk, a flophouse for drunkards and derelicts, the Twin Tigers, a raucous gambling hall, the House of Clouds, a brothel, and the Dragon’s Breath, a drug den. The proprietors of these vessels pay a significant rent to Devargo, who mostly remains on his decommissioned warship and manages his underground pursuits. Devargo maintains just enough legality to keep the Korvosan Guard from interfering with his businesses and stays up on his vice taxes. However, his own regulation can be far more strict (and severe) than anything the Guard themselves would enforce.