|The ACU (Anti Crime Unit)
||The ANTI CRIME UNIT (ACU) is an
international law enforcement agency
created with the single purpose of
bringing down the Council of Nine
by any means necessary!
Privacy and Civil liberties come
second to this primary objective.
Sean Justice is the leader of the US
Division of the ACU and he fights a
private personal crusade to bring
down the CON.
He is a man haunted by the loss of
his family, and heavily burdened by
the weight of his father's legendary
image. He walks under that shadow
and is constantly compared to him.
He is after Nightshade and has
come close several times to capturing
|The USU (United Security Unions)
||UNITED SECURITY UNIONS:
When the governments went broke, a
lot of officers were out of jobs. Many
of them continued to "protect and
serve". These few brave men and
women kept fighting the good fight.
They combined resources with local
security groups and the infrastructure
of the United Security Unions was
born. They protected neighborhoods
and got paid by the citizens directly.
The governments restructured the
law enforcement agencies and worked
with the USU to make a smooth
transition. The USU covers 90% of the
crimes in the nation, and whenever
the Council is involved it falls under
the jurisdiction of the ACU.
Isabella Knight is the leader of the
USU and she is highly respected.
Her tactics are polar opposites to that
of the ACU who she doesn't trust.
It is an uneasy relationship
Benjamin Jones is a charismatic and
unusual man. He was a member of the
ACU and was the leading profiler. He
worked side-by-side with Sean Justice.
He was tasked with profiling and
learning everything possible about
Nightshade. He actually caught
Nightshade on his own, but
something happened between the
two men and he let Nightshade go.
Justice was infuriated and
demoted Jones to training detail.
A month went by and he became
'different'. His fiance couldn't handle
the changes and she quite the ACU.
The next day he lost it and killed
everyone in the training facility except
Agent Sias who survived.
Jones referred to himself as Psycho,
and formed a group known as the
Freelancers who won't bow to the
Council or answer to the ACU. The
Freelancers have continued to grow in
|The CON (Council of Nine)
||THE COUNCIL OF NINE:
Not much is known about the Council
of Nine other then they are responsible
for uniting a majority of the known
criminal groups into a highly efficient
The Council of Nine reads like a who's
who of criminal families. With groups
like the Jamaican Posse, La Raza
Escogida, the Pimps, the Thugs, the
Triad as well as many others
that claim loyalty to the Council of
Nine, it is no question why the
governments of the world have come
together to create the Anti Crime Unit.
The only known link to high level
members of the Council of Nine is a
man who is only known by the
There are rumors that Nightshade is
responsible for the death of Sean
Justice's wife and his two young
|The Jamaican Posse
||THE JAMAICAN POSSE:
The Jamaicans are known around the
world as stone cold killers who would
walk into a room full of cops just to
shoot the mark to make a point.
King Stone is the leader of the
Jamaican Posse. Unlike the other
groups allied with the Council of
Nine, King Stone demanded to be
added to the alliance.
Rumor has it, that his sons
Dreadman Walkin' and Rasta Fear Him
as well as King Stone entered a well
known Council night club and killed
30 heavily armed elite CON men to
submit their request in person.
While not the largest group in the
Council of Nine's organization, they
are one of the deadliest.
The Jamaicans are fearless and have
left their mark on both the ACU and
the USU, as well as made enemies
with the Freelancers.
|La Raza Escogida
||LA RAZA ESCOGIDA:
The MATRIARCH is an amazingly
strong and influential woman. She
has managed to unite several different
cartels, as well as many Latino gang
organizations. With so many warring
factions under her, many wonder how
she has been able to maintain control.
Faith and religion. LA RAZA
ESCOGIDA (the Chosen People) is
loosely kept together by her sheer
conviction and "visions", as rumors
abound over her keen insight into
many of her enemies plans. There
have been seven attempts on her life,
and each time, she comes out without
any life threatening injuries, which
strengthens her hold.
This mixed with her seemingly end-
less energy and attention to all details
allows her to keep tabs on LA RAZA.
The Council of Nine helps her keep the
balance as well.
The TRIAD is allied with the Council of Nine,
and the leader of the TRIAD, Shimong Kong
is the main reason for it. He is a genius and
very ambitious. He has invented and sold
many cutting edge wepaons which has
changed the urban landscape. His inventions
are highly in demand and of primary interest
to the Council of Nine.
Shimong Kong doesn't trust the Council of
Nine, but their seemingly endless resources
insures that his inventions, no matter how
exotic, come to see the light of day.
His daughter Lian Li Kong has ambitions of
her own. She wants a more powerful role in
the TRIAD which he is against. He has her
guarded at all times.
Shimong has never met Nightshade face to
face, but they are in contant communication.
There are other members of the TRIAD who
plot for Shimong's position, but mysteriously
each time an opposing member arises, he
soon is missing. The Council makes sure
that nothing happens to Shimong Kong.
Things were hard for everyone, and for
Shorty things were unbearable. He
took the world's oldest profession and
changed it up, focusing on gathing
information, which he found was
power as well as money.
Recruiting only the most beautiful and
deadly women around. Shorty's
Girls had collected intel on judges,
lawyers, political leaders, as
well as other crime families. With
the information he had collected
he became for the most part
untouchable. This helped gain the
attention of the Council of Nine.
Shorty's girls are the best of the best.
They know at least ten ways to get
the information needed. Some
pleasant and some not.
Everyone knows, you do not attempt
to rough up any of the girls, or you'll
get introduced to Mistress Pain.
The THUGS are ran by CEREBUS, who
single-handedly united over 70% of
the street gangs in the US. He has
over 320,000 members nationwide.
He has implimented a strict militant
structure and demands absolute
loyalty. Once you are in the THUGS,
you're in for life. There is only one
way out, and that's death.
Nightshade was very impressed with
the success that Cerebus has had
and financed the growth of the
The old ways of battling over colors
and neighborhoods has ended, now
the only color THUGS care about is
Cerebus is one of the few criminal
masterminds that deals directly with
Nightshade face to face. He is the
keepers of many Council secrets.