Nerds of Darkwater
Azamarin is a prosperous merchant port, run like a well-oiled machine by a man named Baron. Baron taxes everything that comes in or out of Azamarin and thought he lives fairly lavishly, he uses most of the money to maintain order. However, there is one indulgence he cannot resist: racing. Every year, he stages the 3 Isle Races, in which contestants compete to circle three neighboring isles and return to the port. The races draw spectators from miles around, and people give favors to the boats the hope will win. The most coveted favor is, of course, the Baron’s flag, for contestants tend to let the Baron’s favored ship take the lead. After the races, he invites the contestants to feast (but makes them pay for the honor), and that is, by far, the best way to catch the wealthy Baron in a good mood.