Roaming the seas on stolen sailing ships, pirates travel from coast to coast, waylaying cargo vessels and sacking defenseless coastal villages for riches and plunder. Pirate gangs are lawless nomads, living in a state of endless competition with each other. Their hideouts range from docks-district taverns to great hidden coves, where they spend their downtime and ill-gotten booty in pursuit of all manner of misguided activities.
While most gangs of pirates are violent and feared by common folk, there are rare parties who exhibit noble intent, such as the legendary Sigrid One-Eye, who managed to save over a hundred lives during a pirate raid on the city of Westport. Heroes who come from this lawless stock are known for their thirst for adventure and an uncanny nimble prowess in combat. Their knowledge of ships and navigating deep waters is unrivaled, and many pirates find that a dangerous, unpredictable life at sea is well worth living.