The Pirates who don't do anything
In 4674 AR the Free Captains of the Shackles banded together as a single pirate fleet. The elected leader of the new fleet took the title of Hurricane King.
Captain Kerdak Bonefist, the current Hurricane King, is the leader of the Free Captains and accordingly effectively the head of state of the Shackles. He earned the position in 4674 AR by virtue of possessing the strongest fleet and holding Port Peril. Despite his fearsomeness, as with all Hurricane Kings he maintains this position only so long as he retains the confidence of the Pirate Council. He is moderately successful, though many criticize his priorities.
In addition to ruling Port Peril, largest of the ports of the Shackles, he also commands the man-o'-war Filthy Lucre, flagship of the pirate fleet. Bonefist is famous for killing people in a instantaneous and thunderous flash – countless challengers have died before people can register what he does to achieve this effect.
His fortress home in Port Peril is known as Lucrehold. However, he prefers to spend most of his time at sea, handing over the running of the city to the joint control of Sabas Odabio, Pheiras Jakar and Tsojmin Kreidoros.