Corsair

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A Corsair is one of the most common terms used to describe interstellar pirates.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Note that all raiders who work within a single system are of the corsair variety.

  • Vikings are too smart to stay in one place, and rippers either self-destruct or are hunted down and exterminated.

Associated Terminology[edit]

  1. Black Marketeer
  2. Corsair
  3. Corsair Band
  4. Corsair Vessel
  5. Counterfeiter
  6. Criminal
  7. Pirate
  8. Smuggler
  9. Space Pirate

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Corsairs in pre-Rebellion times were bands of pirates, usually Vargr, who raid both ships and worlds for goods.

  • During the Rebellion period, with the failing naval powers to suppress them, many armed ships turned to raiding to support themselves.
  • As always, the bulk of corsair recruits are military deserters, criminals, and desperate indiviuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Corsairs do not like fighting against well-organized and comparably-equipped defense units—they prefer preying on the weak and attacking by surprise.
  • Many corsair societies have adopted an appropriatly macabre, ritualized method of announced assassination, which discourages casual attempts at assassination and thereby stablizes the band's leadership.
  • Corsair bands in 1126 are retaining an increased numbers of dependents, who may either be stashed in a safe place immediately before a "hit" or brought along for the ride. The crowding and filth aboard corsair hulls is legendary.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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