The "Dozen Rules" were a code of conduct created by Urias Xhaxin and followed by the crew of the privateering ship Free Lance, and was seen as typical of a privateer's code of conduct. The Rules included:

  • Keep mobile, be flexible
  • Never pick a fight on someone your own size, and don't fight fair
  • Never hunt in your own backyard
  • Gamble
  • Make a name for yourself
  • Stick to the shadows
  • Stick to the job
  • Plan obsessively, but allow for the unexpected
  • There are no sure things
  • The prize's crew is not the enemy
  • Maintain initiative
  • Keep your crew well


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