[A] large, narrow island ringed with a marble wall in the likeness of a ship's side. Ahead, looming against the Ebonbane, was a huge white structure with mastlike spires from which streamed banners of scarlet and gold. The grounds around it swarmed with people costumed and plain, rich and shabby, all dancing together in the mad grip of carnival, drunkenly singing the praises of the Sirdan Theocandi and the great, the wonderful thieves of Tai-tastigon.
Jame's narration, God Stalk,
"Chapter 3: Into the Labyrinth"

Ship Island is the largest island in Tai-tastigon's rivers, and is the site of the Sirdan's palace. It sits in the River Tone, and is so named because it has been built upon to look like a ship. It is ringed with a marble wall carved to resemble a ship's side, and the point of the island, facing into the river's flow, is a ship's jutting prow and figurehead (a woman brandishing two severed heads).[1]

It is from this island that Jame sees one of Bane's victims tossed into the Tone, and Dally diving in to to collect the body.

Theocandi has nightmares involving Jame as the figurehead of Ship Island, brandishing his head.[2]


  1. God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 3: Into the Labyrinth" — "At its point the walls rose in a jutting prow set with the figurehead of a woman triumphantly brandishing a severed head in either hand. Their stone beards curled down her arms and the swift waters of the Tone creamed about her bare feet as though the island were surging onward into the heart of the city."
  2. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 11: The Storm Breaks"

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