Pirate Pact

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Pirate Pact

Extortion of river traffic
Source: Guide to the River Kingdoms, pg(s). 42

The Pirate Pact is a protection racket on a part of the Sellen River and was established by Morgan the White.

It operates in the region of the River Kingdoms known as of 4710 AR as the Protectorate of the Black Marquis and is overseen by the Black Marquis, Urdal Bazzak. The Protectorate controls a 30-mile stretch of the river, and river traffic is expected to stop in the capital of Deadbridge to pay a toll. Those that evade the toll are attacked by river pirates.

Anyone willing to work can join the Pact and share in the racket's risks and rewards. However, candidates must undergo a six-month probation period working as a deckhand on one of the pirate vessels.

The Protectorate abides by the River Freedoms, so vessels flying the flags of the other River Kingdoms are exempt from the toll. Agreements have been made with Numeria, Brevoy, and Mendev, and their vessels pay a lower toll in the interests of "neighbourly goodwill". The Numerians enjoy a particularly good deal as their military support was the main reason Urdal Bazzak was able to become Marquis.1



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