The Barren Coast is a beach along the eastern edge of the small continent of Odus. Until recently it had not often been tread upon by anyone other than pirates and periodical patrols by the Deepwater Knights of Erudin. A series of docks now jut out from the shoreline, each with their own dockmaster who sells tickets to the various islands in The Buried Sea. The four ships (Bloodcrest, Isabeau, Ravaging Death, and Wind Dancer) all carry adventurers to and from the islands. Although the islands are not very far away, swimming is not a smart option given the amount of sharks in this part of the ocean. The Blacksail Smugglers have set up an outpost along the coast, selling supplies to just about anyone carrying platinum. The coast is not entirely safe though, partly due to the rise in wandering undead that have plagued all of Norrath. But there are also indigenous creatures, such as snakes, crocodiles, and basilisks that scurry through the sand.