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Pirates, Corsairs, Buccaneers and other wolves of the sea can be found on the oceans and rivers of the world.

Notable Bands, Captains and their ships


  • Jolie Rouge or the Bloody Flag: A plain red flag and the sign of no quarter or mercy. [1b]
  • Pirate Marks or the Black: Designs on a black background that warned a victim ship to give over without a fight, or informed another pirate of a fellow. If a pirate displayed his black before an attack and you surrendered without a fight, he was obliged to show mercy. [1b]


The Norse are infamous raiders and marauders and happy to indulge in piracy when the opportunity arises or they have fallen on hard times. Even those who have a good relationship with a tribe may fall victim to the same tribe at sea. Old Worlders, even those who live in the north, seldom regard them as Pirates, considering the traditional archetypal pirate as being Tilean. [4a]

The Cross

Pirate captains do not usually carry their riches with them but often bury them and keep a private and often coded chart. On that chart is a cross, an X, which marks the location of his buried trove. When a captain reaches the end of his career on the waves, he and his crew sail for that cross uncover the riches and share them out, a portion to every man as befits his duty, service and rank. [1i]

Jeremiah Tusk set sail for his Cross with his crew, and he was the first such captain that Luka Silvaro had ever known to retire. [1i]


See also


Dogs of War
Units Dark Emissary - Duellist - Fenbeast - Halfling Hot Pot - Hireling Wizard - Hireling Wizard Lord - Irongut - Leadbelcher - Maneater - Mercenary Cannon - Mercenary Captain - Mercenary Crossbowman - Mercenary Dwarf - Mercenary Dwarf Sapper - Mercenary General - Mercenary Halfling - Mercenary Heavy Cavalry - Mercenary Light Cavalry - Mercenary Ogre - Mercenary Paymaster - Mercenary Pikeman - Mourngul Renegade - Norse Marauder - Ogre Bull - Paymaster's Bodyguard - Truthsayer
Characters Aranessa Saltspite - Asarnil the Dragonlord - Arnulf Schwarz - Beorg Bearstruck - Borgio the Besieger - Bruno Hauptleiter - Deathfang - Edvard Van Der Kraal - El Cadavo‎ - Ennio Mordini - Fleugweiner Sonderblitz - Ghazak Khan - Golgfag - Golthog - Gossippa Lotta - Hrothyogg - Ignatius - Jacopo d'Arezzo - Jaego Roth - Jeremiah Tusk - Leitpold the Black - Long Drong - Lorenzo Lupo - Lucrezzia Belladonna - Lucky Levi - Luka Silvaro - Malakai Makaisson - Mann Hirsch - Marco Colombo - Marquand Volker‎‎ - Mengil Manhide - Muhannad Ru'af - Mydas the Mean - Otto Steinroth - Rienzi - Roque Santiago Delia Fortuna - Ruglud Bonechewer - Sheerglas - Toxote - Ulli Leitpold - Willi Ziege - Zara Bok
Notable Mercenary Companies Al Muktar's Desert Dogs - Alcatani Fellowship - Anakonda's Amazons - Bearmen of Urslo - Birdmen of Catrazza - Blue Herons - Braganza's Besiegers - Bronzino's Galloper Guns - Cursed Company - Giants of Albion - Golgfag's Maneaters - Grevenfeld Company - Gorskull's War Trolls - Grudgebringers - Leopold's Leopard Company - Long Drong's Slayer Pirates - Lumpin Croop's Fighting Cocks - Manann's Blades - Marksmen of Miragliano - Oglah Khan's Wolfboyz - Pirazzo's Lost Legion - Red Talons - Reivers - Ricco's Republican Guard - Ruglud's Armoured Orcs - Star of Victory - Tichi-Huchi's Raiders - Toxote's Hellmounts - Van Klumpf's Buccaneers - Vespero's Vendetta - Voland's Venators - Von Kragsburg Guard - Wythel Warriors
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