|Type||Group of castaways|
|Headquarters||Hesmene's Grotto, the Shackles|
|Goals||Survive and escape the island|
Source: Isles of the Shackles, pg(s). 23
The Penitents are a group of 18 religious pilgrims who are stranded on the island of Hesmene's Grotto in the Shackles. They are led by the paladin Jayhalle Messierre, and include worshipers of both Erastil and Abadar. Messierre does his best to keep the arguments and petulant bickering between the members of the Penitents to a minimum, all the while fending off the unusual and deadly creatures found on the island. They occasionally come into conflict with the Merry Pranksters, a group of pirates who are also stranded on the island, and even more rarely join forces with the buccaneers to fight against their common foe, the rusalka Blue Hesmene.