The Sunguard has enlisted several pirates into their company and works alongside several groups who have been pardoned of their crimes to serve alongside the Archon. These pirates have been given temporary clemency due to their service to the Thalassian State. Should these pirates deviate from their original purpose, they will most likely face punishment fit for their previous crimes. The act of acquiring such criminals is granted by a Letter of Marque.
Recently, the new Admiral of the Crimson Fleet has forbade any actions that might be conceived as piracy. Admiral Telchis Truefeather recalled all granted letters of marque to prepare for the Sunguard's massive naval operation with the coming campaign in Northrend.