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Sovereign Family

“The deed is done. There's no going back. We are your family now.”

The Sovereign Family are one of the largest criminal organisations in the Elysian Empire, with fingers in a huge variety of pies, from theft and protection to smuggling and drug dealing. They take the loyalty of their members very seriously, and are known to have an elaborate set of rituals, customs and oaths. The highest-ranking members (known as “Ancestors”) are mostly descendants of the founders of the organisation, as was the last known leader, Allison Gold.


Image source: Sources vary on just how influential they really are, with official publications claiming they're much less of a threat than many rumours (possibly started by the Family themselves) would indicate. In regions where they're strongest however, their influence is undeniable, and the authorities are too busy with the war effort to properly stamp them out.

Rumour has it that they even have their own interstellar ships for smuggling, as well as for occasional acts of particularly nasty revenge. Although their reputation is mostly for ruthlessness, they are also regarded as honourable, by criminal standards at least, and are thus often employed to arbitrate and enforce illegal contracts, helping to keep the black markets &c. running as smoothly as can be expected.

They use familial relation words for their hierarchy, e.g. someone's direct superior is called their “Parent”.

In the Prison

The Family are one of the most secretive of the large gangs in the prison, although even their standards of loyalty don't always hold up under torture. Nonetheless, they at least try to keep an air of mystique about their activities, and are sufficiently organised that the guards usually find it easier not to pry too much.

They evidently have less control over the prison than they would like, but their experience at exploiting corruption hasn't been wasted. They have managed to some extent to continue within the prison their main business of protection, but the prison's security measures and the prevalence of violence in the prison in general limit the effectiveness of this approach.

Full membership is mostly limited to those who were initiated before being sent to prison. Any oaths made in such a desperate situation as this can't be properly trusted. A few have joined as associate members, but there's not much incentive to do so with little hope of promotion.

Prisoners of Note

  • Jeremiah Levy: The leader of the Family in the prison due to his pre-existing rank. He's usually not seen much by non-members, managing to avoid most of his assigned work by delegating it to other members of the gang.
  • Hitomi Kenta: One of the more outward-facing and seemingly most friendly of the Family in the facility, she's usually among the first to identify and welcome Family members arriving at the prison. She's always willing to lend a hand to a Relative in need.

Attitudes towards other gangs

  • Nexus: “A bit creepy perhaps, but their skills could come in very handy.”
  • Prisoners of War: “They've distracted the government for us way better than anything we could have arranged, just don't expect me to thank 'em for it in here.”
  • Creed of the Immaculate: “Y'know, some of them seem like pretty nice people. We were getting along so well until they tried to dismantle Gaby.”
  • The Coalition of Political Prisoners: “Hah! They think they can make the world a better place. It's almost cute.”
  • True Elysians: “They claim loyalty to the government, but they clearly betrayed them to get sent here. People like that just can't be trusted.”
family.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/13 22:16 by gm_misha