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History of Piracy
Piracy began in Omneutta sometime in the 400s After Time. The boom in space-faring Sentient-Species, in addition to nearly every major gathering of each Sentient Species possessing far more wealth than they had previously. Culturally this period of sudden wealth was brought on by quick technological advancements in many aspects across each Sentient Species. This ensured that a large percentage of any craft in space would be worth robbing for the first time in history.
In modern times, as many space-craft have become better defensed, pirates have taken to thievery with fast ships as vehicles of escape and evasion. Less willing to attack heavily armoured and weaponized fleets, pirates instead plan heists of historic and wealthy artifact sites and use smaller, faster ships to escape authorities in pursuit.
Ce’Tus is widely believed to be the greatest pirate of all of history. Mentioned below, his last (and perhaps greatest) purported heist is covered in the books To Scheme and To Thieve. In no relation, another Avotoc named Le’Tus (though in fact named for the former), is widely considered to be the ‘last great’ pirate of Omneutta. Though his hauls and career were not as extensive as the former, Le’Tus’ reign came at a time in which many believed piracy was eradicated on a large scale, and preceeded a time in which no pirates achieved anywhere near a reputation. The Avotoc known as Skeli was briefly notorious in the mid-to-late 900s, A.T. as well.
In addition to Ce’Tus there is some debate in (admittedly small) academic circles of historians on whether or not early Xiruen Rex’s of the 200s~400s meet the criteria of Pirate captains, as they oversaw destruction, theft, and general ransacking much to the same scale as the high times of Pirates.
Writings on Omneuttian Piracy
While piracy has not been covered in any in-depth academic writing, a number of reports detailing losses at their hands, as well as semi-biographical writings detailing famous pirates exist in some number.