The Maw is located to the south-east of M'Chek, past the Cape of Tumult. The island is formed by the caldera of a long dead volcano, with sheer cliff faces on all sides preventing ships from landing at any point on the island. The only access to the Maw's interior and its deep, hidden lagoon is via a submerged tunnel. Originally inhabited by Sahuagin, the Maw was converted by the Drotid Navy into a privateering harbour during the war with M'Chek. This harbour was later discovered and destroyed by the M'Chekan privateer vessel Dark Hawk, under the command of Shelly Maroon.