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. “Dangerous Waters” in Pirates of the Inner Sea, 4. Paizo Inc., 2012
  3. Joshua J. Frost. Taldor, Empire in Decline” in Taldor, Echoes of Glory, 13. Paizo Inc., 2009