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{{Greed}}: The prevailing Virtue in Vodacce society, even among its Heroes. ''Selfishness'' is very much looked down upon, but money is power in Vodacce, and power can change the world.

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* {{Greed}}: The prevailing Virtue in Vodacce society, even among its Heroes. ''Selfishness'' is very much looked down upon, but money is power in Vodacce, and power can change the world.
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!!!La Bucca (The Azores; Second Edition)

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!!!La Bucca (The Azores; ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azores The Azores]]; Second Edition)



** If the Hero is cannot guess the name then the pacts will become more and more wicked in nature, racking up corruption points until the Hero [[FaceHeelTurn becomes a Villain.]]

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** If the Hero is cannot guess the name then creature's name, the pacts will become more and more wicked in nature, racking up corruption points until the Hero [[FaceHeelTurn becomes a Villain.]]



** The new Bearsark Quirk in Second Edition grants the player a hero point if they allow the GM to decide their next action. [[KillerGameMaster As in all things, make sure you know your GM before invoking this Quirk.]]

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** The new Bearsark Quirk in Second Edition grants the player a hero point if they allow the GM to decide their next action. [[KillerGameMaster As in all things, make sure you know your GM before be careful when invoking this Quirk.]]



{{Greed}}: The prevailing Virtue in Vodacce society, even among its Heroes. ''Selfishness'' is very much looked down upon, but money is power in Vodacce, and power can change the world.



* LoopholeAbuse: How the Vodacce manage to square being such violent libertines and pious individuals. According to their religious texts, it's only adultery if either partner is married!

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* LoopholeAbuse: How the Vodacce manage to square being such violent libertines and pious individuals. According For example, according to their interpretations of religious texts, texts it's only adultery if either partner is married!



* ASinisterClue: In the 7th Sea RPG, being left-handed is [[TheSouthpaw an advantage with a tangible combat benefit, with the conceit that everyone is used to fighting right handed opponents more.]] Vodacce characters can buy this advantage at a discount, and everyone who learns the Ambrogia Swordsman School, the main school of Vodacce swashbucklers, gets this advantage for free when using the style.

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* ASinisterClue: In the 7th Sea RPG, First Edition, being left-handed is [[TheSouthpaw an advantage with a tangible combat benefit, with the conceit that everyone is used to fighting right handed opponents more.]] Vodacce characters can buy this advantage at a discount, and everyone who learns the Ambrogia Swordsman School, the main school of Vodacce swashbucklers, gets this advantage for free when using the style.



* HonoraryTrueCompanion: The Shawl does not have any rewards it can give, as it devotes itself entirely to charity. However, every other secret society counts them as a friend. Thus members can trade Favor for ''any'' reward from ''any'' other Secret Society at a 1:1 cost. The GM does have final say over whether any such request will be granted.

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* HonoraryTrueCompanion: The Shawl does not have any rewards it can give, as it devotes itself entirely to charity. However, every other secret society counts them as a friend. Thus members Members can trade Favor for ''any'' reward from ''any'' other Secret Society at a 1:1 cost. The GM does have final say over whether any such request will be granted.
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!!!Los Vagos

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!!!Los VagosVagabundos


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* {{Crossover}}: With ''La Bravoure de líÉpervier'' in Montaigne in Second Edition. The Splat rules state that the members of La Bravoure receive Favor for all of the same actions, an have access to all of Los Vagabundos' Rewards at the same cost.
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** If the Hero is , as the pacts become more and more wicked in nature, the Hero will quickly find themselves racking up corruption points until they [[FaceHeelTurn become a Villain.]]

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** If the Hero is , as cannot guess the name then the pacts will become more and more wicked in nature, the Hero will quickly find themselves racking up corruption points until they the Hero [[FaceHeelTurn become becomes a Villain.]]



* NeverHurtAnInnocent: As noble as some of the goals of the other Secret Societies may be, Grandmother's Shawl has a basic mission in Theah. Provide for those who are hungry, hurt, or homeless, and prevent any war from breaking out.




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* WeHelpTheHelpless: As noble as some of the goals of the other Secret Societies may be, Grandmother's Shawl has a basic mission in Theah. Provide for those who are hungry, hurt, or homeless, and prevent any war from breaking out.



* Blackmail: Members may trade Favor to open letters from particular individuals and obtain compromising information.

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* Blackmail: {{Blackmail}}: Members may trade Favor to open letters from particular individuals and obtain compromising information.
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** [[HonestCorporateExecutive Annie Goldenflower]] is the Company's half-Rahuri Chief Financial Officer. She is secretly working to [[InternalReformist enact a hostile takeover]] of the organization and purge it of the slave importation in the Atabean and war profiteering in Ifri. She's had no opportunity to follow through on this plan yet.


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* LordOfWar: The source of the company's nearly endless supply of slaves. They orchestrate wars among the Ifri, sell weapons to both sides, and then buy the prisoners of war as slaves for their plantations.
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!!!The Most Noble And Ancient Order Of The Post (Second Edition)
* Blackmail: Members may trade Favor to open letters from particular individuals and obtain compromising information.
* PonyExpressRider: Riders are expected to uphold chivalrous ideals and deliver their messages discretely.
* TreasureMap: The real reason this Society has any power, though in this case the treasure ''IS'' the map- they have the most accurate maps of secret routes through marshes, mountains and forests in the Commonwealth. Bandits, armies, and smugglers consider these charts to be invaluable.
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* BlueBlood: New recruits are encouraged to find and recruit "Benefactors" (Rich Nobles) into the organization. Benefactors are given deference throughout Theah for their charitable giving to the Knights, but they hold no rank within the Order and commands from them are usually ignored by the actual Knights.
* HeroismIncentive: The only reward that can be purchased in exchange for Favor in Second Edition: Money. Considering what Wealth [[EveryManHasHisPrice can be]] [[MookMaker used for]] in this edition, it's not that bad of a reward.



* [[RightfulKingReturns Rightful Uncles Return]]: The ultimate goal of La Cosca's Uncles- [[spoiler: return to Vodacce and reap vengeance on the Princes that exiled them in the first place, reducing their wealth, influence, and followers all to]] nothing.

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* [[RightfulKingReturns Rightful Aunts & Uncles Return]]: The ultimate goal of La Cosca's Aunts and Uncles- [[spoiler: return to Vodacce and reap vengeance on the Princes that exiled them in the first place, reducing their wealth, influence, and followers all to]] nothing.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: As noble as some of the goals of the other Secret Societies may be, Grandmother's Shawl has a basic mission in Theah. Provide for those who are hungry, hurt, or homeless, and prevent any war from breaking out.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: NeverHurtAnInnocent: As noble as some of the goals of the other Secret Societies may be, Grandmother's Shawl has a basic mission in Theah. Provide for those who are hungry, hurt, or homeless, and prevent any war from breaking out.
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!!!Aragosta ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Pirates The Republic of Pirates]]; 2nd Edition)

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!!!Aragosta ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Pirates The Republic of Pirates]]; 2nd Second Edition)



!!!Atabean Trading Company ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company The British East India Company]]; 2nd Edition)

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!!!Atabean Trading Company ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company The British East India Company]]; 2nd Second Edition)



!!!La Bucca (The Azores; 2nd Edition)

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!!!La Bucca (The Azores; 2nd Second Edition)



** [[spoiler: As of 2nd Edition, there's not one Sandoval, but two. The King is actually Amadeo Sandoval and his twin sister, Rocio. Amadeo is now a "guest" of the Inquisition while Rocio secretly plans his rescue from Vaticine City.]]
* EquivalentExchange: Introduced in the Alchemist background in 2nd Edition. An Alchemist can immediately use a potion with many potential effects from healing elixirs to stat buffs, fire bombs, and others. The Hero must sacrifice a hero point to activate this power.

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** [[spoiler: As of 2nd Second Edition, there's not one Sandoval, but two. The King is actually Amadeo Sandoval and his twin sister, Rocio. Amadeo is now a "guest" of the Inquisition while Rocio secretly plans his rescue from Vaticine City.]]
* EquivalentExchange: Introduced in the Alchemist background in 2nd Second Edition. An Alchemist can immediately use a potion with many potential effects from healing elixirs to stat buffs, fire bombs, and others. The Hero must sacrifice a hero point to activate this power.



** As of 2nd Edition, this tradition has been completely replaced with UsefulNotes/Alchemy in the system.

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** As of 2nd Second Edition, this tradition has been completely replaced with UsefulNotes/Alchemy in the system.



* StateSec: The Inquisition has effectively taken hold of the entire nation in 2nd Edition, torturing educators, burning books, and running the country into the ground. They've even forced King Sandoval out of the royal compound in the capital and relocated him to Vaticine City. Though the Inquisition has agents in every nation, they only operate openly within Castille.

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* StateSec: The Inquisition has effectively taken hold of the entire nation in 2nd Second Edition, torturing educators, burning books, and running the country into the ground. They've even forced King Sandoval out of the royal compound in the capital and relocated him to Vaticine City. Though the Inquisition has agents in every nation, they only operate openly within Castille.



* AllTheLittleGermanies: One look at the political map included with 2nd Edition shows that Eisen has been fractured into dozens of nations- though only a handful are named, and many more are [[TheNecrocracy no longer inhabited.]]

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* AllTheLittleGermanies: One look at the political map included with 2nd Second Edition shows that Eisen has been fractured into dozens of nations- though only a handful are named, and many more are [[TheNecrocracy no longer inhabited.]]



!!!Jaragua (Haiti; 2nd Edition)

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!!!Jaragua (Haiti; 2nd Second Edition)



!!!Numa (Greece; 2nd Edition)

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!!!Numa (Greece; 2nd Second Edition)



!!!The Rahuri (Carib Peoples; 2nd Edition)

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!!!The Rahuri (Carib Peoples; 2nd Second Edition)



!!!The Sarmatian Commonwealth (PolishLithuanianCommonwealth; 2nd Edition)

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!!!The Sarmatian Commonwealth (PolishLithuanianCommonwealth; 2nd Second Edition)



* SuccessionCrisis: Politics in Ussura is a bit of a mess as of 2nd Edition. The prior Czar has recently died under mysterious circumstances and the country is virtually paralyzed until the crisis is resolved and a new Czar or Czarina is crowned. The leading contenders for the throne are:

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* SuccessionCrisis: Politics in Ussura is a bit of a mess as of 2nd Second Edition. The prior Czar has recently died under mysterious circumstances and the country is virtually paralyzed until the crisis is resolved and a new Czar or Czarina is crowned. The leading contenders for the throne are:



** The new Bearsark Quirk in 2nd Edition grants the player a hero point if they allow the GM to decide their next action. [[KillerGameMaster As in all things, make sure you know your GM before invoking this Quirk.]]

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** The new Bearsark Quirk in 2nd Second Edition grants the player a hero point if they allow the GM to decide their next action. [[KillerGameMaster As in all things, make sure you know your GM before invoking this Quirk.]]



** One of the most well known schools in 2nd Edition is La Passione, a former church that is not owned by any of the Merchant families, but is instead owned by the Courtesan Desiderata. Here, potential courtesans are taught to fight elegantly with multiple weapons, make love with impeccable skill, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking learn how to read.]]

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** One of the most well known schools in 2nd Second Edition is La Passione, a former church that is not owned by any of the Merchant families, but is instead owned by the Courtesan Desiderata. Here, potential courtesans are taught to fight elegantly with multiple weapons, make love with impeccable skill, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking learn how to read.]]



!!!Inquisitio Aquila, AKA The Dark Inquisition (2nd Edition)

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!!!Inquisitio Aquila, AKA The Dark Inquisition (2nd (Second Edition)



!!!La Cosca (2nd Edition)

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!!!La Cosca (2nd (Second Edition)



!!!Močiutės Skara (Second Edition)
* HonoraryTrueCompanion: The Shawl does not have any rewards it can give, as it devotes itself entirely to charity. However, every other secret society counts them as a friend. Thus members can trade Favor for ''any'' reward from ''any'' other Secret Society at a 1:1 cost. The GM does have final say over whether any such request will be granted.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: As noble as some of the goals of the other Secret Societies may be, Grandmother's Shawl has a basic mission in Theah. Provide for those who are hungry, hurt, or homeless, and prevent any war from breaking out.
* TechnicalPacifist: The Shawl does recognize violence may be inevitable, but they prefer things like sabotaging the rations of an entire army, blackmailing warmonger nobles, and kidnapping generals over outright murder when it comes to stopping a war from breaking out.



!!!The Riroco (2nd Edition)

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!!!The Riroco (2nd (Second Edition)



* WithFriendsLikeThese: As of 2nd Edition, Sophia's Daughters has developed an ideological divide. The two sides still work together, but they are moving toward a splitting up of the Daughters...

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: As of 2nd Second Edition, Sophia's Daughters has developed an ideological divide. The two sides still work together, but they are moving toward a splitting up of the Daughters...



* PirateGirl: "Bloody" Bonnie [=McGee=], amongst others. In fact, a growing criticism of the 2nd edition is that so many iconic pirates from the setting have been recast as women (including Allende, Captain Reis and the new Queen of the Brotherhood of the Coast) that one begins to wonder whether they aren't more common on the seas of Theah than pirate ''men''.

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* PirateGirl: "Bloody" Bonnie [=McGee=], amongst others. In fact, a growing criticism of the 2nd edition Second Edition is that so many iconic pirates from the setting have been recast as women (including Allende, Captain Reis and the new Queen of the Brotherhood of the Coast) that one begins to wonder whether they aren't more common on the seas of Theah than pirate ''men''.



** This trope is decidedly not invoked in 2nd Edition now. Between dozens of major warriors, politicians, and pirates being introduced, and other legacy characters like Captain Reis and Bonaventura being [[GenderFlip re-imagined,]] Theah seems to have become much more gender neutral... except for Vodacce.

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** This trope is decidedly not invoked in 2nd Second Edition now. Between dozens of major warriors, politicians, and pirates being introduced, and other legacy characters like Captain Reis and Bonaventura being [[GenderFlip re-imagined,]] Theah seems to have become much more gender neutral... except for Vodacce.
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* CitadelCity: Fort Freedom, the Company's main base of operations now that Jaragua is independent, has a stone star fort defending it. "Fort Snowflake" has multiple powder magazines, overlapping fields of fire, and fully staffed garrisons of soldiers is considered unassailable by anything but a conventional military invasion.

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* CitadelCity: Fort Freedom, Freedom is the only true Thean city in the Atabean, and is the Company's main base of operations now that Jaragua is independent, has a stone star fort defending it. independent. It's guarded by "Fort Snowflake" Snowflake" which has multiple powder magazines, overlapping fields of fire, and fully staffed garrisons of soldiers soldiers. The fortress is considered unassailable by anything but a an overwhelming conventional military invasion.invasion- something that no Thean nation possesses in the Atabean.



** President George Rourke comes off as a PresidentEvil, believing in the most harsh form of SocialDarwinism Theah has ever known. [[FrenchJerk L'Empereur]] thinks this guy is a huge jackass and wants his head on a pike.
** Chief Procurement Officer Flemming Rudd comes off as a SinisterMinister. He believes wholeheartedly that the brutality of the slave trade is necessary in order to "civilize" the Rahuri and the Ifri peoples, while bringing the light of the Vaticine Church to them and "save" their souls in the afterlife. The Church is ''horrified'' by this philosophy.
** Laerke Ulriksdottir, their head of security, is a raging BloodKnight who signed on with the company in order to follow the Vesten tradition of RapePillageAndBurn in a new world.

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** President George Rourke comes off as a PresidentEvil, believing in the most harsh form of SocialDarwinism Theah has ever known. [[FrenchJerk Even L'Empereur]] thinks this guy is a huge jackass and wants his head on a pike.
** Chief Procurement Officer Flemming Rudd comes off as a SinisterMinister. He A devout Vaticine, he believes wholeheartedly that the brutality of the slave trade is necessary in order to "civilize" the Rahuri and the Ifri peoples, while bringing the light of the Vaticine Church to them and "save" their souls in the afterlife. The Church is ''horrified'' by this philosophy.
** Laerke Ulriksdottir, their head of security, is a raging BloodKnight who gathered a band of like-minded Vesten mercenaries and signed on with the company in order to follow the Vesten tradition of RapePillageAndBurn in a new world.



* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler: Postmaster General Mesquite, a minor Aztlan god in disguise, also sits on the board as head of the Seahorses.]] No one knows what exactly they want, only that they're good at the job.
* NGOSuperpower: The Atabean Trading Company is run by people from all nations of Theah, though the board is primarily made up of Vesten and Avalonian executives. But it possesses the fleet, finances, and forces to conquer the Atabean Sea. Only the Republic of Pirates, the Rahuri tribes, and Jaragua still stand in its way.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Company's ''Seahorse Division'' (Postal Service) is the only branch untouched by the violence of the slave trade, but it allows the Company to pick and choose what information from the Atabean Sea makes it back to Theah, thus hiding their abuses of the Ifri and Rahuri from any nation that might be in a position to stop them.

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* GodWasMyCopilot: [[spoiler: Postmaster General Mesquite, a minor Aztlan god in disguise, also sits on the board as head of the Seahorses.]] No one knows what exactly they want, only that they're very good at the job.
* NGOSuperpower: The Atabean Trading Company is run by people from all nations of Theah, though the board is primarily made up of Vesten and Avalonian executives. But it possesses the fleet, finances, and forces to conquer the Atabean Sea. Only the Republic of Pirates, Aragosta, the Rahuri tribes, and Jaragua still stand in its way.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Company's ''Seahorse Division'' (Postal Service) is the only branch untouched by the violence of the slave trade, but it allows the Company to pick and choose what information from the Atabean Sea makes it back to Theah, thus hiding the full extent of their abuses of the Ifri and Rahuri from any nation that might be in a position to stop them.



* {{Polyamory}}: As of Second Edition, Queen Elaine is... involved with her Sidhe bodyguard Lugh and the [[ConflictingLoyalty separatist]] Highland Noble Colleen MacLeod. The blackmail associated with this scandalous arrangement is threatening to tear the court apart and is worthy of an Adventure in its own right.

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* {{Polyamory}}: As of Second Edition, Queen Elaine is... involved ''involved'' with her Sidhe bodyguard Lugh and the [[ConflictingLoyalty separatist]] Highland Noble Colleen MacLeod.Macleod. At the same time. With the consent of both (''and'' Colleen's husband). The blackmail associated with this scandalous arrangement is threatening to tear the court apart and is worthy of an Adventure in its own right.



* SinisterMinister: Cardinal Esteban Verdugo masterminded the Castillian collapse in the War of the Cross, nearly managed to manipulate the entire Montaigne Invasion if not for the boredom of l'Empereur, and has ensured King Sandoval can do nothing without the assent of a religious council. Of course, the man does have one [[BiTheWay potentially useful little secret.]]

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* SinisterMinister: Cardinal Esteban Verdugo masterminded the Castillian collapse in the War of the Cross, nearly managed to manipulate the entire Montaigne Invasion if not for the boredom of l'Empereur, and has ensured King Sandoval can do nothing without the assent of a religious council. Of course, the man does have one [[BiTheWay [[StraightGay potentially useful little secret.]]
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* TheMusketeer: Heroes who take the Musketeer background receive ranks in Aim and Weaponry. They are also notable for being the only authority figures the peasants of Montaigne do not view as ''entirely'' corrupt.



* GodWasMyCopilot: How the Numanari view their deities and how their magic works. Their gods are real because they are the embodiment of the human condition and manifest within their followers, granting ongoing power.



* [[GhostPirate GhostAncestor]]: The Riroco's numbers are too few to wage a war against the ATC. They've summoned the ghosts of their ancestors en masse to crew their ships and take the fight to the company.

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* [[GhostPirate GhostAncestor]]: Ghost Crew]]: The Riroco's numbers are too few to wage a an open war against the ATC. They've summoned the ghosts of their ancestors en masse to help crew their ships and take the fight to the company.
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