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 Void Gate, the Iron Corsairs emerged from a nearby asteroid belt and completely wiped out the Free Fleet.