Scurvy Space Dogs – the Pirate career
|Yo Ho . . . HOLY CRAP WHAT IS THAT?
Pirates who retire
Well, retire isn't the word. Pirates don't get a pension or retirement, according to the COTI book.
The Mustering Out benefits are . . . not great. Cash is not generous except at Captain level, and Doctors & Diplomats both beat it. Oh, look, there's the -1 SOC 'benefit' on the table, along with a weapon, passages, and a blank result. Throw a 4 and you get bupkis. Captains may come out with a ship, but few Pirates get their own Captain's chair. The benefits of piracy are not in evidence on these tables.
Sam “Shanker” Hollowell
887867 Pirate Corporal Cr 11,000
Brawling-2, Streetwise-1, Dagger-2, Vacc suit-1, Gambling-1
Dagger, Mid Passage
Shanker dropped out of college and became a pirate. He didn't have any genuine desire for the adventurous life; he did it for revenge. During his schooling, his beloved father died in a pirate raid on a star liner. Sam (rashly) vowed to find the pirate responsible, and kill him. It took him twelve years to track down the ship and crew that attacked his father's ship. By this time, Sam had amassed a rep, and a rap sheet. He was too late, though. The guilty pirate had drunk himself to death almost a year before Sam identified him. He jumped ship and left the pirate life behind as soon as he could.
The Life won't let him alone though. His past continues to follow him around. He travels under assumed names and stays off the radar as best he can. He uses the skills he's acquired to oppose criminal gangs to remind himself that he's 'not one of them.' Sam has killed before, but only other pirates, so he is not charged with murder in any jurisdiction that he knows.
|We don't do X marks the spot anymore. We use beacon lights now.
His former comrades may be after him. The other thing Sam did during his time was keep careful note of every base, station, hideout and treasure trove he came across. He has already raided two hideouts for cash and supplies. Odd isn't it how professional thieves don't like it when someone steals from them. Or notifies the local Space Patrol of where they are.