The Szarn Archipelago are a collection of about 40 islands at the western end of the Straits of Szarn where it enters the Fairge. They are nominally under the control of the Arch-duchy of Telxerxes though that realm makes little if any attempt to assert authority. Due to shallow seas and reefs, they make an effective barrier to any navigation between the Fairge and the more sheltered waters beyond the Straits of Szarn.
As with most islands in this part of the world, they are of volcanic origin, and swathed in rainforest. Unlike others though, the treacherous currents and dangerous reefs dissuade pirates and other types from making these islands their home, and as such, are largely uninhabited.