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18th Feb '17 10:12:56 AM Kakai
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* The Pirate Republic of Saldonica in ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' is a city-state controlled by two pirate groups always hungry for more slaves for their GladiatorGames. While the Baedyed half is actually well-maintained, the Red Sails part is a WretchedHive where no-one dares to go without their weapons out.
18th Jan '17 7:54:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'': Innsmouth in the CthulhuMythos is a Stormalong Harbor TownWithADarkSecret.

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* ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'': Innsmouth in the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos is a Stormalong Harbor TownWithADarkSecret.
28th Dec '16 5:00:25 PM ArcticYoshi45
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* In [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony the Winningverse]], the city of Rogueport, run by greedy merchant-princes and with guards so corrupt they are ''expected'' to supplement their income with bribes, is a notorious haven for BlackMarket deals in every sort of banned good, a hotbed of espionage and counterespionage, and a nest of organized piracy.

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* In [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony the Winningverse]], the city of Rogueport, Freeport, run by greedy merchant-princes and with guards so corrupt they are ''expected'' to supplement their income with bribes, is a notorious haven for BlackMarket deals in every sort of banned good, a hotbed of espionage and counterespionage, and a nest of organized piracy.
22nd Sep '16 11:47:37 PM MercutioDreams
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** A non-nautical example is the Inn run by Mousier and Madame Thenardier. Definitely a Booty Bay according to [[http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/lesmiserables/masterofthehouse.htm Mousier Thenardier's description of his patrons]]

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** A non-nautical example is the Inn run by Mousier Monsieur and Madame Thenardier. Definitely a Booty Bay according to [[http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/lesmiserables/masterofthehouse.htm Mousier Monsieur Thenardier's description of his patrons]]
22nd Sep '16 6:46:33 PM FordPrefect
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As far as humankind has dominated the sea, sailors have been considered as one of the lowest links of the social hierarchy, since these men spend many, many weeks at sea and usually not having a steady place to live, traveling a lot and usually, but not always, using the little wages they have on [[TheDrunkenSailor lowly pleasures]]. Hence, the typical image got through times on the settlements made to give these men a place to spend their wages and satisfy their urges.

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As far as humankind has dominated the sea, sailors have been considered as one of the lowest links of the social hierarchy, since these men spend many, many weeks at sea and sea, usually not having don't have a steady place to live, traveling a lot and usually, but not always, using usually use the little wages they have on [[TheDrunkenSailor lowly pleasures]]. Hence, the typical image got through times on of the settlements made to give these men a place to spend their wages and satisfy their urges.



# '''[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Booty Bay]]''', usually the hangout of your favorite {{pirates}}, whether [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything they're idle]] or not. Expect them to be on an unknown location where authorities try to be on the margin of things and raids every once in a while. Set either somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or in Southeast Asia, though not exclusively, expect it to be on the 18th or the early 19th century. And yes, it's full of [[PirateGirl both kinds]] of PirateBooty.

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# '''[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Booty Bay]]''', usually the hangout of your favorite {{pirates}}, whether [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything they're idle]] or not. Expect them to be on an unknown location where authorities try to be on the margin of things and raids every once in a while. Set either somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or in Southeast Asia, though not exclusively, expect it to be on set in the 18th or the early 19th century. And yes, it's full of [[PirateGirl both kinds]] of PirateBooty.
5th Aug '16 1:51:28 AM PaulA
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* The Literature/{{Dragaera}} novel ''Orca'' is set in a costal city and involves the House of Orca, whose [[PlanetOfHats "hat"]] is both seafaring, and being [[CorruptCorporateExecutive crooked businesspeople]] or [[CorruptBureaucrat government officials]]. So, while the town is actually quite nice looking, probably like a pretty New England town, it's actually a hive of corruption.

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* The Literature/{{Dragaera}} novel ''Orca'' ''Literature/{{Orca}}'' is set in a costal city and involves the House of Orca, whose [[PlanetOfHats "hat"]] is both seafaring, and being [[CorruptCorporateExecutive crooked businesspeople]] or [[CorruptBureaucrat government officials]]. So, while the town is actually quite nice looking, probably like a pretty New England town, it's actually a hive of corruption.
7th Jun '16 1:08:07 PM skyandbeyond49
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has Booty Bay, the TropeNamer for Booty Bay. Though, oddly enough, at least some pirates have actually been ''banned'' from docking there--the Bloodsail Buccaneers dock in a natural cove nearby. The mayor of the town even sics you on them as part of a quest. The town seems to be run jointly by the Steamwheedle Cartel and the Blackwater Raiders, the latter of which are (or at least were) pirates.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has Booty Bay, the TropeNamer for Booty Bay.former TropeNamer. Though, oddly enough, at least some pirates have actually been ''banned'' from docking there--the Bloodsail Buccaneers dock in a natural cove nearby. The mayor of the town even sics you on them as part of a quest. The town seems to be run jointly by the Steamwheedle Cartel and the Blackwater Raiders, the latter of which are (or at least were) pirates.pirates.
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has Blackheart's Bay, a battleground ruled by the titular pirate himself, with his [[GangplankGalleon Ghost Ship]] at the center of the map, waiting for any hero to deliver his [[PirateBooty Doubloons]] to him.
14th May '16 9:04:16 PM Theriocephalus
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* In [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony the Winningverse]], the city of Rogueport, run by greedy merchant-princes and with guards so corrupt they are ''expected'' to supplement their income with bribes, is a notorious haven for BlackMarket deals in every sort of banned good, a hotbed of espionage and counterespionage, and a nest of organized piracy.
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2nd Feb '16 3:08:53 PM Theriocephalus
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* The port in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Waterbending Scroll." A rather scary-looking WretchedHive where "[[DoubleSpeak high-risk traders]]" read: "pirates", irresponsible Avatars and their inexperienced companions, and obsessive Fire Nation princes all end up at the same time.

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* The port in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Waterbending Scroll." A rather scary-looking WretchedHive where "[[DoubleSpeak high-risk traders]]" read: "pirates", [[note]]read: "pirates" [[/note]], irresponsible Avatars and their inexperienced companions, and obsessive Fire Nation princes all end up at the same time.
28th Aug '15 2:13:12 PM Vios
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* Neceda in the ''Literature/EddieLaCrosse'' series. It's a small-ish river port rather than a sea port, but has a lot of the same characteristics (like having actual residents be outnumbered by disreputable passers-through looking to get drunk and/or laid).
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