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ST Expanded

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A pirate is a person who commits acts of robbery on another vessel either in space or traditionally at sea. A person who does so on behalf of a sovereign government is called a privateer.

During the Dominion War acts of piracy increased within Federation space due to Starfleet's resources becoming stretched due to the commitments of the war. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "A Rough Time")

The GHS Marianela began her career as a Prime Industries sectorial flagship before being captured by the Gorn Hegemony. Along with the RIS Bouteina it launched an attack on a planet held by a Mirak-dominated pirate cartel to both recover some of the Marianela's crew and to privateer from the cartel by outright capturing the planet. (RIS Bouteina)

The crew of the USS Justice (NCC-1721) from 23rd century were lost in time; going from 2263 to 2363. Lost and alone in the Oralian sector, almost ten years before the Federation made official contact with the local inhabitants of the region, Captain Bruce Aranog and his crew turned to piracy as a way to cope with being surrounded by strange aliens, who were technologically superior to them by a hundred years. In 2380, they were discovered by the USS Pioneer near the Great Barrier Rift. This caused some rejoicing on the Pioneer, before they realized that the crew of the Justice had changed and become pirates. Aranog and his crew attempted to takeover the Pioneer. Kelsoe and his crew fought back and eventually turned Aranog and his crew over the authorities. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP): "Space Pirates")

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The term pirate referred to the variety of rogues that were scattered across the galaxy who would attack, rob or commandeer ships as they saw fit.

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While their actions were inherently illegal, the morals of various pirates varied considerably. Some were cutthroat brigands who were petty murderers or thieves, but others, such as Nym, had a set of morals that prohibited killing the innocent, and generally restricted their actions to the rich. Other pirates, referred to as "privateers", operated under the sanction of governments or organizations like the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Privateers tended to hold themselves to a more "civilized" standard than other pirates, and restricted their activities to specific targets. Most pirates were orphans or citizens that were unemployed because of either being uneducated or having a lust for adventure, riches or anarchy.

Indeed, on a few occasions, pirates have pulled through to help the galaxy as a whole. Nym himself aided the Naboo around the time of the Battle of Naboo by destroying a Trade Federation droid foundry on Eos, and helping the Naboo resistance hold off an army attempting to flank the Gungans on the Naboo plains.

A popular weapon of space pirates was the ion cannon. The ion cannon could disable an entire ship and therefore would be easier to board and loot. Pirate gangs operated as two groups: the boarding group and the attack group. The attack group would disable the ship and its weapons and the boarding group would board the ship to steal or plunder whatever they could find (credits, chronos, comlinks and blasters).

Some pirates lent their services to other organizations, such as the Rebel Alliance or the Zann Consortium.

The most identifiable symbol of the pirate was the Blazing Claw.

List of pirates

Organizations

An Aqualish pirate.

Individuals

The pirate known as Crimson Jack.
Pirates, 137 ABY.

Notable pirate symbols and insignia

Appearances

A member of the Binayre Pirates.
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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"

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Traveller

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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

OOC : Piracy is a vexed subject in Traveller. Canon makes it clear it happens, but the mechanics of profitable piracy just arent that easy, given Trav rules and what we can extrapolate from current physics.

The below is the Sunbeard Declaration, the peace statement authored by yours truly that just about everyone signed up to at the end of the Great TML Piracy Flamewar of 1997-8.

  1. Mainworlds with either significant trade or significant economies can and will defend their space out to about their 100-diameter limits.
  2. These defences will make piracy in and around mainworlds unprofitable.
  3. These defences do not extend to the entire system.
  4. Most career pirates concentrate on the unsafe outsystems.
  5. Shippers apply risk premiums to trade with either unsafe systems or outsystems.
  6. Merchant ships specialising in trading in unsafe areas tend to be heavily armed.
  7. Merchant ships specialising in trading in safe areas tend to be lightly armed or unarmed.
  8. The best markets for stolen starships and cargos are in other states, however unsafe areas will buy commodities they know to be stolen at heavily discounted rates.
  9. Pirate ships will tend to be converted merchants, as unsafe areas tend not to be profitable enough to justify custom-built warships. Safe areas tend to be too dangerous for even custom built warships to operate in for long enough to defray their build costs. Pirate warships may exist from mutinous or rebel crews.

A corollary of #4 and #5 is that Outsystems will tend to remain underdeveloped, as they cannot develop until they are secure, and they are not worth securing until they are developed.

Ian Whitchurch


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