Since its early days in the old country, Italy, the Mafia has been a major player for power and money. The little family-oriented business from the halls of time has moved through many levels of power though out its lifespan. Many times the long arm of Johnny Law tried to snuff them out entirely. Now Johnny Law is gone, replaced by Lone Star, which doesn’t mess with the mob unless the mob gets in its way. In the world of the shadows, the Mafia almost seems legit. Bringing its long traditions of loyalty, vengeance, and organization to the dark underbelly of the world has left them stronger than ever. Gambling, prostitution, black market trade in drugs, BTL, and cyberware have the nuyen flowing into their coffers like never before. That is not to say the new order in the world is not without its barriers to free trade and enterprise. The Yakuza, Triads, and even gangs like the Ancients and the Halloweeners try to muscle in wherever they can. A moment’s weakness can get you dead. So the mob is hard and fast with its response to anyone that crosses them. Be sure you don’t get caught with your hand in the cookie jar or they will cut it right off. Wherever there has been a human desire for power, lust, or merry making, the Mafia has been around to help facilitate the transaction.
The Finnigan family is now run by Capa Rowena O’Malley after the assassination of Capo Maurice “The Butcher” Bigio. She provides the greatest possibility to reunite the Mafia against its Yakuza competitors. The Finnigans operate mainly in the Downtown dock area and in Bellevue.
The Ciarnello family works in corporate finance, prostitution, and pornography within Snohomish and Everett with Don Vince “Numbers” Ciarnello at the helm.
The Gianelli family took on the Bigio family after Maurice Bigio’s death and added the members to its already-small ranks in order to further its hijacking, smuggling, loan-sharking, and fencing in the Seattle districts of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Auburn.