Isolation Island is a warm weather tropical island primarily divided into two distinct regions. The eastern section of the island is dominated by thick jungle, while the western is made up of grassy plains, mountains and rocky coast due to volcanic activity. The entire island is ringed by a maze of sharp shallow reefs that can easily shred the bottom of a boat, sinking numerous vessels over the years. Prevailing tides tend to wash these wrecks closer to shore.
It became en vogue years ago for the nobility to display their benevolence to exile instead of execute prisoners of the state. Therefore, they started shipping their most dangerous prisoners to Isolation Island in great prison ships to live out their days on the lonely island.
Although most of these prisoners end up dying just trying to survive on the island enough of them survived to build small communities or tribes. So it is inhabited by fresh prisoners and the offspring of prior generations. The offspring of the original prisoners tend to look on fresh prisoners with distrust and can be a bit harsh with them until they prove themselves.