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Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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A privateer was a privately-owned warship operating with the (overt or covert) tacit approval of a larger authority to attack and seize the shipping and property of designated enemies of that authority. The term was also applied to the captains and crew of such ships. In some cases privateers were sanctioned because the authority lacked the resources or infrastructure to support more conventional military forces. In other cases, privateers provided one entity with a means to harass its rivals while preserving deniability as to the source of that harassament.

In the strictest sense of the term "privateer", the "larger authority" was a national government which issued a formal license ("letter of marque", in traditional Earth terminology) to commit certain kinds of actions against certain targets of certain hostile governments. It was this formality that technically distinguished a privateer from a pirate. However, privateers were also employed by sub-national entities (Houses/Lines, local governments, Orion trading clans, corporations, etc.) as well, usually more covertly. This (and violations of the terms of their letters of marque by privateers) has resulted in an intertwining in the usage of the terms. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection; TNG novel: Blaze of Glory)

Known Privateers

  • Deigo DeBlazio of the Glory
  • Demon Fleet of the Klingon Assault Group
    • Tor'Ka sutai Triquetra of the Demon Justice
    • JuB-Chal of the Dragon's Wrath

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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From Final Fantasy Wiki

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Final Fantasy Enemy
Buccaneer
Buccaneer PSP
#20
Japanese パイレーツ
Romaji Pairētsu
NES Name Kyzoku
PS Name Privateer
GBA Name Buccaneer
PSP Name Buccaneer

The Buccaneer, also known as the Kyzoku or Privateer, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. It appears in the ocean, and is the only palette swap of the Pirate. It is not a threat.

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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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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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

A Twi'lek privateer.

A privateer was a civilian ship serving a governmental organization in a paramilitary role, or a member of its crew. Often basically legitimized pirates, a privateer captain would operate under a government contract known as a letter of marque, giving him authority to harass, seize and destroy the shipping of another organization—typically one that was considered an enemy in times of war.

In the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance would hire a number of privateers to harass Imperial shippings, a policy supported particularly by Ral'Rai Muvunc of Ordnance and Supply. After the Battle of Endor, the use of privateers by the New Republic shrank considerably, reflecting the increased size and status of the fleet under Admiral Ackbar, who had always opposed their use. However, Imperial Moffs and warlords started issuing their own letters of marque, and during the crisis of the reborn Emperor, the New Republic would once more make use of privateers. By 11 ABY, privateering sponsored by the New Republic, as well as by the Imperial Remnant was nearly completely phased out.[1]

Privateers were also common in the Hapes Cluster, where they seem to have served the interests of political factions in the Hapes Consortium. Prince Isolder famously went undercover with the crew of Corellian pirate Grov Bricker to track down Harravan, the Hapan privateer who killed his brother, Kalen.

Han Solo had once operated as a privateer, including a close encounter with Hapan naval forces on the edge of the Cluster.

Other governments that issued letters of marque included the Allied Tion and the Centrality. Some corporations also sponsored privateer-like mercenaries, including TaggeCo, Santhe/Sienar Technologies, SoroSuub, the Corporate Sector Authority and the Mining Guild.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pirates & Privateers

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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
(Redirected to Privateer Badge article)

From City of Heroes Wiki

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Contents

Description

You have put a huge dent into the pocketbooks of the Sky Raiders by destroying their most expensive equipment, the Sky Skiffs.

How to Get

Defeat 100 Sky Raiders Sky Skiffs.

Notes

  • At various times, both the Pirate Badge and the Seaweed Badge in City of Villains have been bugged by being named the Privateer Badge.
  • For Heroes, Sky Skiffs can be found in most areas of Terra Volta, as they're basically ubiquitous in that zone. It is also possible to do this by hunting them in the Overbrook Dam area in the far southern portion of Faultline, but they aren't as ever-present, and you'd have to deal with Arachnos there as well. They can also be found in Striga Isle. Having Flight really helps for this badge.

See Also

External Links

  • Privateer Badge at City Info Tracker
  • Privateer Badge at Badge-Hunter.com

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