From the out-Territory Gen point of view, Licensed Raiders, Unlicensed Raiders or Freeband Raiders are just Raiders, though Freeband Raiders look more terrifying (being skeletal figures in rags, with feral expressions). Freeband Raiders are less well organized, and less well armed, and so easier to defeat. Licensed Raiders are the most disciplined, organized and purposeful of the Wild Gen's foes, determined to capture as many as they can, often including children. Unlicensed Raiders are perhaps the least formidable as they often arrive as individuals, Kill one adult, and leave.
(Source: Index card file. House of Zeor) Groups of simes, can be licensed by the sime government (like Runzi) or unlicensed. Unlicensed raiders often cover ground in-Territory; consider channels fun, but would be looking for Gens at harvest time --- needed because of augmentation or because simes weren't satisfied with Kills from the Pens. If a group of unlicensed raiders gets really frustrated --- for lack of time --- will even go after a Householding --- Zeor almost wiped out by such an attack several years before --- this is illegal. Any surviving attackers would have been heavily fined, but the House wouldn't receive the funds.
Raiding is a high risk profession demending extensive periods of augmentation. Raiders can also be called to defend the border, taking captives in the process. Licenses are expensive.
(Source: Index card file. House of Zeor) Gen towns have walls and apparent defenses. Gen treatment of sime prisoners --- day and night questioning, sometimes lasting a month, until the prisoner died of attrition --- given nothing to eat or drink, and constantly wearing retainers.
Gens used rifles on raids --- range was less than the sensing range of a renSime. Raiders used well-coordinated infighting teams against individual riders --- composed of 4 simes. Confuse the horse, one vaults up behind victim and disarms him. The third Raider pulled a complex harness over the victim's head. With the help of the 4th sime, got the victim to the ground, blindfolded --- Killed the first few to panic the other riders --- Simes in hard Need led the group --- attacked key point man first --- weeds out the irresponsible and weaklings among the Raiders --- many casulaties in first attack.
Gen sharpshooters did pick off Raiders.