Thus, the value lies in the opportunity for battle, and no Ork shirks from a good fight!
Orks rarely organise above the level of a single ship.
Among the Freebooterz are a handful of unstable individuals who are particularly dangerous and aggressive (again, even by Ork standards).
Ambushes on convoys of supply ships from this kind of hidden position are common, and even small fleets or warships are not unheard of.
However, small fleets can form around a particularly charismatic or successful Ork leader, known as a Kaptin.
To the mind of an Ork Freebooter, two things are uppermost: battle lust and greed.
Some of these Orks prefer to remain anonymous, some want to forget, some want to start a new life, but most have simply forgotten who they were.
Often they will employ what the Imperium has named the "Jolly Ork" skull and crossbones icon, a universal symbol of all Freebooterz.
We'z gonna go on 'dere ship, we'z gonna smash it up an' kill anyfing dat gets in our way, an' den we'z gonna get back on da boat an' go home. Some of these Orks are fugitives, eccentrics and the remnants of shattered Greenskin tribes and klanz, so it is hardly surprising that many Freebooterz have very treacherous and unpleasant characters indeed -- even by Ork standards.