From the blog "A pirate captain's log"

The execution The day of the execution soon arrived, when a crowd of thousands of people of all ages and social conditions assembled to witness Chago's last few minutes on this earth. It was the first execution of this kind to take place in Kanesville in the latest ten years or so. The judge had wanted an example out of him, discouraging such deeds in his precious town. Chago had time to get resigned to his fate. He was still wondering, though, who was the Judas among the Steamhawke