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The island is located about 320W 840S, northeast of Ashbury. In fact Ashbury is the only port from which the Isle of Despair can be reached. And boat captains are only willing to take you there during your adventures between exploring the Dwarven communities of the Black Mountain Clan and the Wheel Clan.

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The island is home to its eponymous penal colony; as well as to a tribe of Amazons, an infamous notable exile, and a strange shipwreck.

Apart from game glitches, exploration on and of the island is limited to traveling afoot; as teleportation to, from, and within its shores impossible.

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