So today i got more ideas of a newer age of world. such as its 1980s but technology has barely advanced and wars are still fought in wooden ships with the wealthy (not many at this point) using more aluminium for their warfare. resources aren’t mined up fast enough for the pirates and the supply and demand market is pushed too far.
this causes pirate acadamys to spring up and train pirates in how piracy was once done and how to advance in the pirate world under that flag.
now the common understanding of pirates is they opperated under the jolly roger and only answered to the fleet. history will prove that pirates were so successful in the golden age that pirates soon took over empires and ran them as their own. employing other pirates for their works and soon pirates joined the respective pirate empires. (ie. United Kingdom is now English pirates who fly a certian pirate flag. Spain a different Pirate clan. and there is a world war of the pirate empires.)
since piracy is so hard and the pirate empires needed troops for their wars. they would build up acadamys with ex pirates as teachers to educate the pirates in certian pirate ways.
perhaps classes will include. Rigging 101, History of the Golden Age, and Piracy interns.
once you graduate from the pirate acadamy you get awarded your black flag and you can join the pirate free agent listings. the acadamy will notify the local pirate run taverns about recent graduates and you can be employed upon your first pirate ship. then you begin your pirate career.
the story would lead you to death, or a pirate leader of your own pirate nation.
(note. i won’t use any known RL places or names but i may use some inspired names.)