The Maroon Island is an uncharted island somewhere in the Bahamas, not far from New Providence Island. For years it has been the home of a community of escaped slaves who organized themselves into Maroons, isolating themselves from the civilized world. There is now a large settlement filled with possibly a thousand men, women and children. It was built and is ruled by the Maroon Queen and 'away' King. They rely on the King in Nassau to send them supplies they cannot produce.
They harbour a bitter resentment for the civilized world which enslaved them. The crews of any ship that lands on the island, are captured, imprisoned, and subjected to slave-labour themselves.