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The Code of the Pirate Brethren, also known as the Code of the Order of the Brethren and
commonly referred to as the Pirate's Code or simply the Code, was a code of conduct used among pirates.
These revered collection of rules were chronicled in the hallowed Pirata Codex which was kept at Shipwreck Cove.

 
"At any rate, the second Brethren Court drew up the Pirate Code which has served us well. Two of the Pirate Lords, Morgan and Bartholomew, figured it out and wrote it down, and that's what we've all lived by ever since."
The Code was set down in the classic age of piracy by Morgan and Bartholomew during the second meeting of the Bretheren Court. It was chronicled in a large book, the Pirata Codex, which would be kept within Shipwreck Cove and protected by the Keeper of the Code. One of the requirements to become the Pirate King was that the applicant must swear by the Code. Following the Second Court, the Pirate's Code was used as a code of conduct among pirates.
Captian Teague, Keeper of the Code - Despite governing all pirates, and drawn upon by the Pirate Lords themselves, the Code was seen more as guidelines than actual rules by certain pirates. Hector Barbossa in particular held this belief, though he tended to honor the Pirate Code only when it suited him and further his own ends.
 
Captian Teague took the Code more seriously as Keeper of the Code. Teague insisted that the Code is the law, and would shoot anyone who spoke against it. However, deep down he knows that the real code is in a pirate's heart and comes down to one thing: what a man can do, and what a man can't do, a philosophy he passed on his son.

 
Pirate Code
 
Rule one, befriend others wisely.
The Right of Parlay
Artycle II, Section I, Paragraph VIII (sharing of the spoils)
Artycle II, Section II, Paragraph I (whoever first spotted a treasure-laden ship could choose the best pistol for themselves)
Every crew member is to have an equal share in any treasure found
Any man who falls behind is left behind
An act of war can only be declared by the Pirate King, who would parley with shared adversaries.
The King could only be elected by popular vote by all nine Pirate Lords.
Any person who refuses to serve aboard a pirate's ship must die.
Trading for products fair and square mean the seller can do as they like, including resell at profit.
The Code calls for pirates to respect their fellows on the account.
Knowingly targeting and sinking other pirate ships is strictly forbidden.
Killing a surrendered enemy is not allowed.
The Code also contained strict regulations on eye patch color and peg leg size as well as implying that a pirate never gives another away.

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