Unda Vosari is a series of fantasy novels (most of which are in Development Hell) that started in 2010 with the release of Unda Vosari: Legends, by Brad Norsworthy. The (main) story (of the only released book) is about Captain Vincent Lorimar (and the crew of his ship, the Dark Vigil) trying to rescue his family, take down an evil baron and turn a profit in the process.Several other novels have been in Development Hell since the first book was finished in 2007, and an Expanded Universe series of (ongoing) short stories has been available online since January of 2011 (known as Unda Vosari: Chronicles). Other Interquel novels have been planned as well.
All-Powerful Bystander: Played straight in the original game the novels were based on - the author has admitted "Random Pirate #12" was, more or less, an amused God who wanted to watch the events unfold.
Cast Herd: The political characters and the "adventurers" split up towards the end of the first book so each group can do what they do best. The second book cements this. Unda Vosari: Chronicles also splits the characters up, and can be seen as part of the overall Cast Herd.
Kudzu Plot: And how. Issues of Unda Vosari chronicles introduce characters not seen for a few dozen issues later, and some of the dangling plot hooks and story threads from the beginning of the novel are brought back in entirely different story arcs to be resolved by characters in Unda Vosari: Chronicles that, at best, only had a cameo.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Averted. There is one instance where the crew of the Dark Vigil raids a palace once in the beginning of the first novel, but they don't rape, pillage or plunder anything else at all.
Privateer: The crew eventually becomes privateers.
"Don't I get a say in this?" The accompanying "no" is second to the fist saying "shut the hell up."
The Magnificent Seven Samurai: Zigzagged in Unda Vosari: Chronicles. While there are seven main characters (Lorimarko, Coulton, Genaya, Natalia, Alucard, Michael and Murai), it's fairly obvious that some of the roles are blurred. A few characters have a clearly defined role (Coulton being the Big Guy and Lorimarko being the Hero are pretty obvious).
True Companions: Averted and justified at different times. The crew goes to great lengths to give Alasse a proper burial, but Linden and Myranel are abandoned.
Vincent, Dashade, Michael, Coulton and Lorimarko (the first from the released book, the second having a cameo in the first book and the remaining characters being from the web-based stories) are partially based off the author. Lyri was partially based off an ex-fiancÚ (although she has since undergone a retcon to be no one in particular. Dean is based off a friend (and the character he played) from the original game.