In the Nebulous War these sand bars became home to numerous holed ships. It was a major combat zone with ships maneuvering in and around the area and seeking refuge if their hull was holed by an enemy galley. In large battles, the sand bars would be littered with ships from both sides, turning the area into a land battle for beached sailors. By the end of the war, over 100 ships remained on the bars of Derelict Cay. Here they rot, becoming hosts of fungi and the half-submerged turning into the lairs for Scrag, Lacedon, and sometimes a lone Aboleth.