Black Flag Fleet
A notorious pirate fleet that operated from 999-1001 AI. While most pirate crews are interested in goods and gold, the Black Flag Fleet cultivated a reputation as merciless with regards to crew and property. They were rumored to take whatever they like, often leaving valuables and food to burn with the ships and prisoners. The capture of a ship or her crew was rare with the Black Flag Fleet, with their preference appearing to be total destruction. This, paired with the reputation of their leader Bellock Blackheart (see also: “Ghosthand”), made them a formidable force on the seas.
Captain Reginald Sandgarden was dispatched with a special detachment of the 3rd fleet to capture or kill any members of the Black Flag Fleet. Unfortunately the detachment was defeated in Amelon 1000 AI. The Fleet was finally reigned in and defeated in Craefel 1001 AI when, in a brilliant move, two Imperial warships reign together the Black Flag ships, allowing six Imperial triremes to batter them to pieces before boarding the Fleet’s “flagship”, the GodsBane.
Other ships in the Fleet either captured or scuttled included the Grey Cut, the Blighted Sea, the Duggar’s Damned and many smaller miscellaneous craft most of which seemed to be laden with barrels of pitch and runestone, Gods know why.