The Pirate Council consists of the most powerful of the pirate lords of the Shackles. Each controls one of the major ports of the region. They are led by the Hurricane King, who rules the Shackles with the support of the members.
The current Hurricane King is Kerdak Bonefist. It is rumoured that his successor will be Tessa Fairwind, but some speculate that the succession might be sooner rather than later.
The winner of the annual Free Captain’s Regatta is awarded a seat on the Council, but for the last five years this has been the Master of Gales, so the composition of the council has not changed.