The Savage Expanse
Many captains, pirate or legitimate, lack the funds or expertise to create a disciplined force of armsmen. Instead they draw on disorganized gangs from the lower decks—the shipborne version of hiver gangs, who will fight for pay and plunder.
Janis Sethra led the the strongest such gang aboard the Savage, having destroyed her rivals in an underdeck turf-war just weeks before its interdiction. Her motley band of loyal followers has since been trained and armed into a modest but competent company of uniformed armsmen; and her ambition is to see them become a proper military formation.