Ah, Hellsreach. I thought you’d be asking about there, nothing quite like the most infamous port in the western seas to peak curiosity.
Hellsreach was founded by Brazn in the twin hopes of establishing a foothold from which to explore the western seas and of driving pirates form the surrounding area. While the first goal proved to be moderately successful, with several expeditions departing for the west and a couple even returning, the king of Brazn severely underestimated the number and strength of the pirates in the area to the effect that they raided and captured the newfound colonie in its second year. Subsequent attempts to recapture the port have proved fruitless, not least because there are six to a dozen pirate vessels in port at any one time.
Hellsreach is ruled by a governor, elected by the ‘counsel of captains’ a fluid collection of pirate captains based out of the port. The current governor is Uthavel the Wolf, who is putting his experience with sieges to good use in fortifying the port.