Of Kings and Dragons
Three Hags Rock
Rising bleakly from choppy seas to the southeast of Battlewall is the stark island known as Three Hags Rock. Unlike the other isles of the region, this sizable isle features little in the way of vegetation—its rocky interior has precious little topsoil, and what grows here must be tenacious and resourceful. Seen from the sea or the eastern shores of Battlewall, Three Hags Rock appears to be a barren island on which three hideous crags stretch to the sky—the so-called “Three Hags.” Legend holds that these three mountains are in fact the burial mounds of three particularly powerful annis hags who once dwelled upon the island. So hideous, it is said, were their appearances that when they died, Desna herself came down to Golarion and raised a tor over each of the hags’ tombs in order to hide their bodies from the world. Very little lives on Three Hags Rock, although the higher reaches of the three crags are often used by rocs as nesting aeries. These great birds hunt the surrounding waters for prey, affording them the luxury of dwelling on such a barren, desolate isle. Rumors of sea hags and other creatures dwelling in caves along the isle’s shore are unconfirmed—but their persistence suggests they are likely to be true.