Situated on the Varisian Gulf at the mouth of the Chavali River, Roderic's Cove is a small town that serves as an alternate destination for merchants too nervous to dock at the pirate-controlled city of Riddleport.
Roderic's Cove was founded about seventy years ago as part of the wave of emigrants leaving the city of Magnimar, led by the notorious privateer Sir Roderic. Looking for a smaller and less structured way of life, they founded such communities as Riddpleport and Roderic's Cove. Most of these outposts did not survive, falling prey to native creatures or the countless other rigors of frontier life. Despite attacks by the bandits and goblins of the Churlwood, not to mention countless pirate attacks, the town flourished. Approximately 10 years ago the pirate captains of Riddleport finally decided that Roderic's Cove was too juicy of plumb not to pluck, and brought the town under their control.