During the time of the Qing Dynasty, pirates along the coast of China entered a golden age. Operating in vast fleets that could rival most navies, they preyed on shipping and settlements, often setting up extortian rackets in coastal villages, much like modern crime syndicates. In 1804, the female pirate Cheng I Sao formed a coalition of over 10,000 pirates, enough to hold its own against the Qing navy. This specific pirate army was known as the Yang-Fei .
Battle vs. Kaizoku (by SPARTAN 119)Edit
Sea of Japan
A Chinese Pirate junk approaches a Japanese kaizoku ship. At a range of about 50 meters, a Chinese Pirate turns the gun one kaizoku ship and fires a blast of grapeshot. The blast cuts down two kaizoku.
As the junk moves in closer, the kaizoku return fire with a barrage of bo-hiya. One of the fire arrows hits a Chinese pirate. The attached gunpowder charge explodes, increasing the trauma and kills the pirate outright.
A Chinese pirate sneaks up on the kaizoku with the dao and slashes at his neck, severing his head. . The Chinese pirate, however, is soon cut down by a kaizoku armed with an Osutzu, which fills the pirate's chest with shot.
A Chinese pirate raised his flintlock pistol and shot the kaizoku with the osutzu. . The pirate then as he heard another kaizoku running across the deck. The pirate tried to draw his dao, but it was too late. The kaizoku sliced off his arm with a katana, and then ran him through with the sword.
More Chinese pirates came over onto the ship, reinforcing the lone survivor of the first group, slaughtering the surviving crew and taking anything of value on the ship, including gold artifacts and a number of ornate katanas.
The superior weaponry of the Chinese Pirates allowed them to triumph over their Japanese counterparts.