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    Hydrarchy literally meaning Rule of the Waters is a term used to refer to a system of government in which political power is concentrated in pirates or more generally in sailors. The ball itself is used to ideologically represent actual pirates (as opposed the FDF-Pirate.png internet kind), especially historical.

    Pirate societies were historically Awaj.png Stateless Societies, who also believe in semi-equal wage (a captain only got twice as much as an average pirate).

    Piracy might also support both right-wing or left-wing economically. For instance, many people see elements of Quasi-socialism in the Victual Brothers and the Likedeelers, who were common people that became pirates and promoted equality, but there were also pirate societies clearly favoring free markets, such as Chinese pirate Wang Zhi, who was a merchant that turned to piracy as a result of Chinese Government strongly regulating sea trade.


    Ancient Pirates

    Pirates have existed since antiquity in the area known as the Mediterranean. An early example of pirates were the Sea Peoples who attacked various Mediterranean civilizations prior to the bronze age collapse.

    Medieval Pirates

    Pirates were rather prominent in medieval Europe. With some of the most prominent hydrarchs being Vikings like the Victual Brothers.

    The Golden Age of Piracy


    Modern Pirates

    In the modern day, hydrarchy is primarily practiced by people in Somalia which is a country that due to civil conflict does not have much economic opportunities. Thus leading a lot of people to raid nearby-ships.

    Pirate Code

    pirate code, pirate articles or articles of agreement were a code of conduct for governing pirates. A group of sailors, on turning pirate, would draw up their own code or articles, which provided rules for discipline, division of stolen goods, and compensation for injured pirates. This form of communal governance would typically divvy up the earnings from the loot, with every crew member taking an equal share, with the captain taking two share.


    Hydrarchy acts as the stereotypical pirate you would see in films and cartoons. Based on the pirates in the golden age of piracy like Blackbeard.

    Stylistic notes

    • Drunk on rum
    • Angry
    • Violent
    • Adventurous
    • Speaks with stereotypical Pirate dialect. Meaning forced Rs and the slang.
    • Likes to sing sea shanties while travelling somewhere. No matter where.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Hydrarchy

    Hydrarchy's design is based the famous stereotypical "Jolly Roger" flag, used by pirates in the Golden Age of Piracy.

    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Fill in with black.
    3. Draw a skull and crossbones or crossed swords in white.
    4. Draw in the eyes.
    5. (Optional) Add a brown tricorn and/or eye patch.
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Black #191919 25, 25, 25
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255


    Me Hearties

    • Front.png Anarcho-Frontierism - Frontiers be epic, can't wait fer space pirates.
    • Merc.png Mercantilism - Sometimes he hires me mateys as privateers.
    • Illeg.png Illegalism - If it be illegal, it be based.
    • Reactsoc.png Reactionary Socialism - Like Mercantilism, but pays me mateys and I much better. Somethin' about social welfare fer all ye workin' men.
    • Anqueer.png Queer Anarchism - Arrr, be gay and do crime, eh?
    • Agorismf.png Agorism - A matey in arms, trades me goods fer the gunpowder we use to plunder!
    • Plutocrat.png Plutocracy - Wealth, Fame, Power. ARRRRG! I love havin' them valuable doubloons in me collection, ye couldn't believe how massive they are! Bein' rich is life fer ME!


    Walk the plank!

    • Jeffersondem2.png Jeffersonian Democracy - Barbary Wars, nev'r ferget!
    • Monarch.png Monarchism - Unless ye wanna hire me and me mateys as "Privateers", walk the plank!
    • Caesar.png Caesarism - Avast! Ye crucified me mateys! I'll have ye walk the plank fer that!
    • Klep.png Kleptocracy - Ye drenched the legacy of us pirates with yer cowardly ways, ye wee landlubber! To Davy Jones's locker wit' ye!

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