Underworld organizations of Guangzhou

1. Zaan Jip Kong (Blessed Enterprise of Heaven)

  • Client triad to the White Lotus Society.
  • Their Red Poles control large amounts of the underworld activity in the suburban belt of the Sprawl.
  • Openly involved in local politics, receiving the “Blessing of the Blessed” is almost a surefire way to get elected.
  • Not an overly violent organization, but members do enforce security in sections of the sprawl where the police have little presence.
  • They offer money laundering for lesser criminal outfits through their network of legitimate businesses.
    2. Gao Lok Bao Wu (The 96 Guardians AKA The Defenders of Eternal Wealth)
  • Local Triad with ties to the Phoenix Lodge
  • Run Matrix and Magical protection rackets through their various client gangs.
  • Main focus is white collar crime and hacking for profit masquerading as hacktivism.
  • Dabbles in online vices and illicit talismongering.
    3. Se Gwai Kim (Society of the Black Rose)
  • Client Triad to the Black Chrysanthemums.
  • Ruthlessly violent Red Poles control most of the human trafficking and vice trades in the slums, especially in Zengchen.
  • Savvy and more forward thinking Red Poles have moved into more lucrative criminal enterprises throughout Guangzhou with complicated con’s and blackmail schemes.
    4. The 80 Dragons
  • Small client triad to the Red Dragons
  • Smuggling and underground gun / weapons make up the majority of their activities.
  • They have invested heavily in counterfeit production through dozens of small sweat shops throughout the sprawl.
    5. Wan Jin Gwa (Phantom Lords)
  • Loose confederation of smaller outfits throughout the Sprawl.
  • Diversity in criminal activity, they have fingers in everything.
  • Inter Triad conflict common amongst some members, older, wiser Red Poles prefer to use targeted kidnapping and assassination or police set ups.
  • Operates the largest number of Shadow Clinics in the Sprawl.
  • Not overly traditional, they have made connections with various Vory outfits and Yakuza Rengos.
    6. The Black Karma Network
  • An affiliation of like minded fixers offering shadow ops services.
  • Operates mostly virtually, sort of like a Craig’s List of Crime.
  • Small in terms of manpower and influence, the main ideal of the Network is to undermine central authority and diminish corporate control in Guangzhou.
  • A sizable portion of profit goes to various anti authoritarian and anarchist Rad groups and Policlubs.
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Underworld organizations of Guangzhou

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