I did not think there was a crime heinous enough to deserve this place as a sentence..
"Zutul? You mean someone took time to give it a name?"
Maj. Rielle Law
Pirates' many bejeweled rings and piercings actually had a practical purpose - when the pirate or sailor died, the rings could be taken off as payment for a proper burial, saving him from a watery grave. This could be tied into regional culture, or made into a quest (The Pirate's Lost Rings, etc.). Also gives treasure-seeking divers another thing to look for besides crusty old chests.