Star Wars the Age of Cartels
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals, who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist organizations, are politically motivated. Sometimes criminal organizations force people to do business with them, such as when a gang extorts money from shopkeepers for so-called “protection”. Gangs may become disciplined enough to be considered organized. A criminal organization or gang can also be referred to as a mob, a crime syndicate, or the underworld.
How Cartels are Organized
1. Chief (or Capo) – the head of sector operations. He may have any number of actual titles (eg Prince)
2. Underbosses (or Don) – high ranking lieutenants that may serve as leaders, highest level enforcers, or the biggest earners
3. Lieutenants – serving underbosses may be other crew leaders, or might be highly skilled persons such as Slicers or Doctors
4. Made Men – trusted blood in blood out veteran agents with years of loyalty. They often pay a large fee to the cartel to show their worth. No cartel member may harm or kill a Made Man without the Chiefs permisdion. Each Made Man runs a crew of 3 to 10 Earners
5. Earners – scum who have been formally introduced to the Cartel and do the daily crime work. They are not trusted with any information they dont explicitly need and are working hard to earn loyalty. They must have a proven track record of providing income
6. Outsiders – untrustworthy employees outside the cartel. Not worthy of respect in general and more or less potential targets. Some can potentially wield influence however if they have use to the Cartel.
1. “Code of silence”, never talk to the authorities.
2. “Family secrets” – members are not allowed to talk about cartel business to non-members.
3. “Blood for blood” – if a cartel member is killed (by another member) no one can commit murder (in revenge) until the boss gives permission.
4. “Peace Ties” – No fighting among members; from fist fights to knife fights.
5. “Tribute” – every month; members must pay the boss; also giving the boss a cut on any side deals.
6. “Adultery” – members are not allowed to commit adultery with another family member’s wife.