characters: color refined rendition of assorted pirate designs for "Jack Rogue and the Piratebusters"BLACKBEARD ORGANIZATION
Rumored to be the descendants of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, the Blackbeard Pirate organization is a global pirating syndicate which recently resurfaced in a series of hijacks of military frigates and naval fleets patrolling the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Resurrecting 16th Century buccaneering and equipped with modern weaponry and surplus aircraft, helicopters and naval vessels, the Blackbird Organizations' primary motives and objectives are to hijack and plunder various military and civilian ships and steal high value military weapons and equipment they either keep for themselves or re-sell them to various clients including criminal organizations and terrorist groups.
Their various tactics combine old-fashioned pirate and current military strategies, taking advantage of using Chinese-based sorcery, superhuman powers and technological advances such as mechanical power suits and cybernetic enhancements, making them unpredictable when deploying them in their heists. They also has the edge in air and land power as well as naval strength.
Aside from their approximately 700,000 operatives, some of them experts in their field ranging from magic to weapons to electronics/computer hacking to infiltration and intelligence gathering, Blackbeard also possess an arsenal of various weapons and vehicles, most of them black market surplus dating back from the Vietnam War era, including F-14 Tomcat, AV-8B Harrier and FH-1 Phantom jet fighters, AH-1 Cobra and Gulf War I era Apache helicopter gunships, current generation land-based FAV (fast attack vehicles), M3 tanks, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, jet skis, hovercrafts, speedboats, submarines and various 1980's era naval battleships, aircraft carriers and frigates (all updated with modern engines, electronics and countermeasures). Some of their technological-enhanced gear include heavy robotic armor and power suits. They also operate highly-modified space shuttles for operations around Earth's orbit.
Although they presumably operate mainly in the Caribbean, the organization also has several sells in Japan, Hong Kong, East Asia and the South Pacific, North Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Serbia, Antarctica.
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