Princes of Ragnarok
While each pirate captain rules his own ship, all pay homage to the Pirate Queen. While she may not serve as central leadership, per se, at the very least she gives the various ships a shared identity, sense of community, and occasionally a unified purpose. Renegade ships exist, but they incur the Queen’s wrath. Rogues, warlocks, and fighters might find themselves on a pirate crew.
Throughout ports and landlocked cities, pirates recognize their own, communicating with hand signals and scrawled codes.
The recent rise of water cultists acting as rogue pirates has greatly angered the Queen, and she would see them and their leaders humbled.