Robin Hood believed in doing good, no matter the cost to those who wanted to do bad. That was one of the reasons he became a pirate, or privateer, as he preferred to call it.He stole his first ship when he was 15, named it the Merrimen, and threw together a crew that was loyal to him ever since. His best friend since youth, Little John, was his first mate and adviser, but didn't always provide the best advice. They were the most famous crew on the seas. They made their living stealing from the king's patrol ships, namely from Richard, the king's personal favorite. Everything they took they distributed equally between the crew and to the needy lower class on the shores of the kingdom.
Richard had a long-lasting feud with Robin that had gone on for years. All of his attempts to rid the sea of the Merrimen and her crew had ended with either his personal ship or an entire fleet of the kings ships at the bottom of the ocean. Robin was one of the most wanted criminals in the kingdom.