Based in Bakal Station, in the Tycho system, The Iron Corsairs are a well-known organization of mercenaries, famous for boasting some of the most skilled pilots and having arguably the most formidable space force in the sector.
In 318 A.E. the Iron Corsairs skirmished with the Free Fleet, near the Carnine Nebula. The Free Fleet won the day, and a tentative cease-fire was agreed upon.
In 422 A.E. the Free Fleet was hired by Temejin Corp - a Shen megacorp, to blockade a remote planet under Selassian Hierarchy control. Once the Fleet was on duty and far from a Voidgate, the Iron Corsairs emerged from a nearby asteroid belt and completely wiped out the Free Fleet.