It is by these waves that rainy city mariners navigate, such as they can.
Refugee ships are tossed into the outer swells by the maelstroms that have destroyed their home worlds. The storms of the Outer Swells are fiercest, smashing many ships before they even approach the refuge of the Rainy City. Out here there also are monsters: great serpents and demons of wind and wave and thunder. Those ships fortunate enough to survive this passage find no rest, for in the middle swells lurk pirates in fast cutters seeking treasures from lost worlds. Salvage crews pick up where they leave off.
Lost ships may spot a dim light among the waves and finally find hope for refuge.
But they will not find it in Rickety.
(Thanks to Warbeard for his newest contribution to the Rainy City!)