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[2.8.1] The Pirate Republic
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[2.8.1] The Pirate Republic


This is the updated version of The Pirate Repulic mod originally made by lpslucasps[].

I've decided to maintain the mod since he has been inactive for the last 16 months.
Contributions are welcome and encouraged on Github[].

Here is his description of the mod

Originally posted by lpslucasps:
This mod adds some flavor to pirates. It's easy to completely ignore them, specially in the late game, when they are no more than a nuisance. They are pretty inconsequential.

Now, if a system with pirates stays unattended for too long (10 years or more), the pirates will try to seize a nearby colony.
If they win, they will become an independent megacorp with the Criminal Heritage civic!

There's more: the newly-formed "Pirate Republic" may offer to become your tributary in exchange of the system. This offer will only appear if you do not already have another rebellious pirate as a vassal.

This mod was inspired by this suggestion published on the official Stellaris forums[].


No vanilla files overwritten. This mod should be compatible with anything.

Bug reporting and ideas

Please use the Discussions board on the Github repo[] for reporting bugs and giving feedback. It's much easier to have everything in one place. However I will still take a look at the mod comments from time to time.

If you like my work and you want to buy me a tea you can sponsor my work on Github[]!

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The24thDS  [author] Jan 12 @ 2:14pm 
f the pirates didn't spawn yet then you can add it without any problems
Jedinate6 Jan 12 @ 1:41pm 
Based on the description for how this works, it seems like this mod can be added mid-game. Am I correct, or should I wait until my next playthrough to enable it?
Starlet Jan 11 @ 4:19am 
Oh, that's actually better. Thanks :)
The24thDS  [author] Jan 11 @ 3:54am 
Nope, pirates are those that spawn due to intercepted trade
Starlet Jan 11 @ 12:51am 

I assume pirates mean the "Khan"/"Dwamak" factions?
ValtusIII Jan 10 @ 3:11pm 
are gonna also maintain the Planet states???
The24thDS  [author] Jan 9 @ 3:35pm 
You mean the Freebooters?
Ulthar Jan 9 @ 2:17pm 
There is a Pirate Origin in the ModJam2020. Do you think you could somehow have the new pirate nation use that origin if it is succesful/and or spawn in other empires?
Ulthar Jan 9 @ 2:16pm 
OMG, wow.

Really? I am excited by this idea.
Spider Jan 9 @ 5:26am 
Awesome. Instant sub.

Now if only someone would do the same for Planet States by the same author...