We may fly the flag of the Maelstrom now, but in years past, me and my crew were some of the scurviest pirates to sail the seas. Traded in our Jolly Rogers for the crimson and black when Merlwyb assumed the admiralship, aye.
Our days of pillaging and plundering may be behind us, but a pirate never loses his nose for treasure and glory.
If you can convince my crew that there's a fortune to be had in fighting the kobolds, I suspect you'd find them most agreeable to joining your cause.
Say, for instance...if there were a healthy bounty for any buccaneer who made a name for him or herself in the kobold war.
I believe something like that just might be arranged, aye. Why don't you convey the message to my men?