The Outer World Marauders are one of the biggest of the known pirate groups. Due to regular internal struggles the OW Marauders never gained real power in the universe. But for many traders and travelers they remain a daily issue. The Marauders prefer to raid trading ships. Many governments have taken drastic measures against them, but the OW Marauders are still out there. For every hideout taken out two new ones have spawned. Since some time there seems to be a pact of some kind between the OW arauders and the organization called "The Hand". On several occasions coordinated maneuvers could been observed. A confirmed report states that a cornered group of OW Marauder vessels was saved by a party of Hand Hitmen.