In the 20th century, on the ocean blue, traditional pirates were all but extinct, however, with the advent of this new 21st century, a new breed of pirate has emerged - the Maritime Marauders.
The Maritime Marauders, led by the unseen and nefarious 'Captain Akula', are modern day pirates that have raided ports, docks, businesses and shipping all across the western hemisphere, stealing and amassing incredible wealth and riches. Aside from his incredible fleet of raiding ships, submarines and planes, one of Captain Akula's officers, Rivermaster, also controls a 60-foot long Sea Dragon named "Mamilus".
Coupled with his crews of pirates and technical wizards, Captain Akula has become the most dangerous man on the open seas. He's raided and sunk millions of tons of commercial shipping, luxury liners and even military and Coast Guard vessels.
With the crews constantly rotating out with some of the meanest, nastiest seafarers alive, the Maritime Marauders are known to never stay in one place too long. All efforts to track and capture them have ended in failure, due in part to the Marauder's incredible high-powered fleet of ships and expert jamming equipment against any surveillance, radar or satellite monitoring.
Captain Akula's aggressive fighting men (and women) are armed raid ships with the highest tech weapons and armor. When the raids are done, the parties begin. Renown for their after-raid parties, socialites and celebrities alike amass amongst the capricious and wild parties ever thrown. By morning, the Marauder's are gone and they're off to another port or shipping raid.
With his powerful fleet of ships, aggressive high-tech raiding parties, and superior jamming equipment, and access to a vicious sea dragon, Captain Akula's Maritime Marauders are a band of pirates you DON'T want to cross...
The original Maritime Marauders was created in 1978 and called the Sub-Pacific Organization (SPO), led by Rivermaster. In 2008, with the advent of the City of Heroes MMORPG, Rivermaster was made as part of the Atlantic Kingdom villain-group. In October 2012, Rivermaster was reassigned to "The Vilified" VG in the same game until the game's sunset. As part of rebuilding the MDU, the Maritime Marauders was created on 7 August 2013 with Rivermaster as the original leader. Leadership was changed to Captain Akula in Dec 2016.