Location: The Underside
Description: A neighborhood that defines “wrong side of the tracks,” The Underside is what you get when a large number of desperate people are channeled into a small area, then ignored by any sort of authority. Street crime is rampant, and the area is basically owned by the Scorpions, a gang which specialized in protection rackets and the drug trade. Interestingly, the Scorpions do actually do some good – if only because a “customer” who’s getting attacked despite paying protection is unlikely to remain a paying customer for long. They’ve noticed an uptick in kidnapping and human trafficking, and figure it’s about time to find out who’s responsible and show why it’s a bad idea to intrude on Scorpion turf.
Theme: Small, Scattered “Safe” Spots
The idea: The Underside is on the verge of a gang war. The Scorpions have managed to prevent a few kidnappings by Fomor agents via the application of overwhelming numbers of bullets, but none were easy or clean. They’ve seen things they never expected to see, and the gang is nervous. Some of the lieutenants are even muttering about needing a change in leadership. Things are going to boil over, and soon.
The Aspect: Domination through superior firepower
The Face: Carlos Valdez, Tough But Honorable Gang Leader