Anyone notice how the pirate raiding fleet shoots everything... not just the player its going after? if you own a planet or have ships between the pirates and the planet they are going after... expect to lose a few trade ships... Or in this case...
An envoy ship in the middle of a random astroid field greets the pirate fleet that warped in to join it.
They offer a bribe...
The pirates accept... and begin firing on the envoy ship.
"Stop firing! I thought we had a deal!"
Firstly... The survival of your envoy ship was not part of our negotiations... so well kill you anyway.
"But... we called parley!"
secondly... you have to be a pirate for the pirate code to apply...
"but even so th-..."
Thirdly... The code... is more like guidelines than actual rules.