Confederation of Freebooters
Rather than actively plying their piracy, some of the pirate captains who troubled the Gulf of Dafar** after Malatesta** gave it up organized under a single flag forming a powerful protection racket to extort gold from merchant companies rather than having to kill for it. After a series of bloody maritime engagements that pitted pirates against Reavers**, the Confederation was born taking up their trade.
At present, a great deal of the Confederation's income is derived from squeezing all traffic in and out of Dafar** which now finds itself on the brink of collapse. The reason for this uncontrolled and unsustainable hemorrhaging of funds is still not entirely clear.