The Scent of Blood and Salt
Piracy in Ho-Kai-Yo
Ho-Kai-Yo is an island archipelago midway between the West and the Blessed Isle, and the setting of The Scent of Blood and Salt. The Year is 769, and the Realm is weakened. Now, the sharks begin to circle.
[In terms of inspiration, Ho-Kai-Yo is a mixture of Japan and Micronesia, with elements of the Malay Archipelago thrown in for good measure.]