The Vestennay Islands lie a few knots off the northwest coast of Voorsthaven. The closest of these islands are visible from the Hansheim port. The rocky Vestennays are populated by sturdy sailors and fisherfolk.
The Islanders are known to be among the finest sailors in the known world. They credit their selkie blood with this aptitude, though few mainlanders have any idea what they’re talking about. Uninterested in the standard religious conceits of the mainland, Vestens worship the Sea in her most dangerous and elemental form. As they live with Her and her moods, they are respectful when it comes to their Mother and always tip the first pour of any alcohol overboard to appease her.
Captain Virginia Hale is Vesten and comes from a long line of sailors (on her father’s side) and selkies (on her mother’s).