Although piracy has existed on various planets since the first sapient race evolved, modern piracy only came about in around the year 3.999(.960) AM. In this year, a mysterious personage known as Latros founded the largest known pirate gang in history, the gang which accounts for almost all pirate attacks in Emenata.
Pirates mainly lurk around outer planets, waiting for cargo ships to pass. Passengers on board ambushed ships are often sold into slavery.
Large numbers of pirates can be found on Skrap.