Letter of Mark

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A letter of mark, also called a letter of marque, is a government license authorizing an independent person to attack and capture enemy ships. Such people are often known as privateers.[1]

Known privateers

Andoren privateers

The Office of Privateering Actions, a division of the Andoren Navy, grants letters of marque to Andoren privateers and tracks their actions.[2]

Zimar Corsairs

Each captain of Zimar Corsairs gets a Letter of Mark that both identifies him as a full captain of the Taldan Imperial Navy and grants him some legal protection in the case of falling into the hands of the enemy.[3]


  1. Letter of marque, Wikipedia.
  2. Amber E. Scott. (2012). Pirates of the Inner Sea, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-405-4
  3. Joshua J. Frost. (2009). Taldor, Echoes of Glory, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-169-5