''No Prey, No Pay'' Code

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By Crusader1307

This 17th Century Pirate “Code” (also known as "No Prey, No Pay") - involved the practice of recruiting Pirate or Privateer Crews for Expeditions or Raids. It was stipulated from the beginning of a raid, that if it was successful – then a full share (of loot) would be given. If the raid was unsuccessful, then no payment was expected (or received). By stipulating the “commission” or lack of, The No Purchase, No Pay Code was supposed to make a Crewman more “aggressive” with regards to his “duties”. The Law was practiced mostly on The Spanish Main.