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Question On Corsairs, Pirates, Smugglers and Privateers.

I was reading the Robots in the 3I thread over in the Ship's Locker forum and there was a tangent about the various TUs (Traveller Universes) there and some of the differences, such a Book 2 v. High Guard (small v. big ship TU) or Virus or No Virus, Real Strephon v. Clone (or LMD) Strephon and so on. Well, one of the posters mention that one might create a TU where the Navy was everywhere and thus there were no pirates or smugglers and that made me wonder, why would some people not like such a TU?

See, thing is I am getting very close to my first half century of age, was raised in a nice middle class nuclear family and rather well educated at MPS, my home and the Library and to me pirates and cosairs are bloody vermin who rob on the King's Road and I am with Hammurabi on this and they are the Enemies of All Mankinds and anyone is legally allowed to execute these pukes. Hey, mom was from New England (Mass near Boston to be exact) and so I got a very serious education on our Revolution against the English Crown and the Age of Sail. That education avoided Tommy's naughty hookups with his property, but did give me the awful low down on just not at funny tarring and feathering is and why John Paul Jones gets to be lauded as a hero as opposed to a pirate which he also may have been along with smuggler. That one thing, Papers, me lads, he had a Letter of Marque and Reprisal from the Continental Congress in his pocket.

So in my [T5 ATU] The Permatic Imperium I do have a few pirates (in fact one of them features in the 2d Ed MgT Merecenary book, thanks to Matt & Rob who gave me the bump). So I have at least one open Ticket against one and I am considering having an open Bounty on known pirates or corsairs, maybe smugglers. I do have Prize and one group (meatspace) with a Letter of Marque and Reprisal against the Parthian Remenants coreward, but that is about it for now. Truth is I merely have them for tropes sake and in the glory days of the Fifth Imperium they had pretty much eliminated them from Civilized Space.

Still, that is my personal hatred bleeding through into my TU. I am curious on the thoughts and practices of my fellow Travellers. So how do things work in your Traveller Universe?
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