Jazayir al-Sartan, the Isles of the Crab, formed a crab-shaped archipelago in the eastern part of the Crowded Sea of Zakhara, south of Ajayib. Poorly explored and marginally settled by enlightened Zakharans, it was the home to a large number of monsters as well as savage tribes of halflings, humans, ogres and ogre magi. Even the waters were avoided due the strange crab-like monsters.
Four major groups of islands were usually recognized within the archipelago: the larger Jazirat al-Sadaf (the "Island of the Shell") and Jazirat al-Qraidis ("Shrimp Island"), the long chain called Jazayir al-Alfar (the "Islands of the Claws") extending north and south of Jaziat al-Sadaf, and the smaller Uyun al-Sartan ("Eyes of the Crab") in the center around the so-called Batihat al-Saji, the "Lagoon of the Brave".
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Maps). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763291.
- David Cook (October 1992). “Al-Sartan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 978-1560763314.
- Map of the Crowded Sea included in David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages. Edited by Bill Slavicsek. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 978-1560763314.