Post by Sanngrior on Feb 1, 2016 12:01:16 GMT
The Pirate’s Union
“Take what you can. Give nothing back.”
Faction Bank: To be created if enough interest obtained
• Swees (Awaiting meeting)
• 404-D (Awaiting meeting)
BackgroundThe life of a space pirate is a difficult one. With many groups attempting to impose order on the cosmos, those who defy the law in order to plunder space trading ways and planets for their wealth often have to be smart, powerful and self-sufficient.
The Pirate’s Union is a new development established by the feared interplanetary assassin known as Sanngrior at the urging of some of her long-term clients. The Pirate’s Union exists to provide space pirates, black-hearted mercenaries, assassins and other such criminals with a means to establish contact amongst each other, work together to achieve their ends, and fight back against the more powerful attempts to impose galactic order.
In many ways, The Pirate’s Union is a direct response to the rise of the Saiyan Solar Empire and the increasingly-draconian state of the galaxy. Disturbed by developments like the creation of Knutts and the assault on traditional strongholds of piracy in the galaxy, many Captains have found themselves needing to band together to survive.
As befits an organization of criminals, there are very few rules. Members of the Pirate’s Union are expected not to harm, betray, steal from or murder each other without good reason – and may be called up before their fellows for potential punishment if the reason given isn’t seen to be good enough. The Pirate’s Union also rarely takes any kind of unified action, as individual members are usually extremely strong-headed and, whilst the theory is that they will work together for the betterment of the whole, they almost always have different ideas of what that might look like in practice.
Any member can choose to call a meeting of the Pirate’s Union, which generally takes place within a week of the meeting being called and in a location in neutral territory. The location of these meetings is a closely-guarded secret, and any member of the Union who brought an outsider to one would have to be prepared to face very serious consequences.
These meetings tend to be a chaotic rabble. The Pirate’s Union doesn’t have much in the way of a decision making process, preferring to simply share information and then spend a great deal of time shouting at each other about it.
About the only thing that the Pirate’s Union can agree on is that when one of their members is captured or killed by another organization, they must work together to strike back at that organization. The group thus stands strongly opposed to the Saiyan Solar Empire, the remains of the Arcosian Empire, and any other organization that might attempt to institute anything like law over their people.
Also note – whilst the primary focus of the Pirate’s Union are Space Pirates (because they have the largest amount of ships and thus the largest amount to lose from total galactic domination by any group), one does not have to be a Space Pirate to join. Other forms of criminal low-life are more than welcome.
The current ‘Head’ of the Pirate’s Union is Sanngrior. Little is known about the motivations of the young woman in funding the initial establishment of the Union. She speaks very rarely, but as she is one of – if not the most – powerful members of the Union, she has a rare distinction in that she doesn’t need to raise her voice to be heard at the meetings.