Clubs (Sons of Anarchy Supplement)
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The Sons of Anarchy setting is gritty and full of numerous outlaw organizations. Here are a list of some that players may run across in their adventuring.
The Calaveras Motorcycle Club is a motorcycle gang based in Lodi, California, whose membership is mostly Hispanic. Their club colors are red, green, and white. Their patch is three skulls with the center one wearing a crown and white and red roses. The gang is allied with the Mayans.
The Calaveras are shown to be largely unreliable, such as when they botch the drive-by during Half-Sack's wake and when members of SAMCRO easily steal a Mayan drug shipment from them.
The Devil's Tribe Motorcycle Club (DTMC) is a one-percenter motorcycle gang based in Indian Hills, Nevada, but also active in Las Vegas. Their insignia is Satan's head on fire, and their rockers are written in Old English-style writing. Their President is Jury, and his Vice-President is a man named Needles.
Most of their revenue is made through prostitution and running security for strip clubs. When the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began investigating the Sons of Anarchy, their brother club, they helped them by allowing their weapons to be stored on their property. They were eventually patched-over by the Sons of Anarchy, as the Mayans frequently taxed them because they were not a large club, with only 18 members.
The Grim Bastards Motorcycle Club (GBMC) is a motorcycle club based in Lodi, California. Their patch is a laughing skull and a fist, and their colors are orange and black. The majority of the gang members seem to be of African American ethnicity. The club is allied with the SAMCRO. Their president was T.O. Cross, until he joined SAMCRO.
The Mayans Motorcycle Club is a one-percenter motorcycle gang that controls Southern California and Nevada. The President of their Oakland chapter is Marcus Álvarez and all of their members seem to be Hispanic, most likely Mexican. They run two heroin factories near Oakland and are also involved in prostitution. Their insignia is a Mayan tribal symbol and they are based on the real-life Mongols.
They have stole the Sons of Anarchy's guns from their weapon storage and burned down the warehouse, prompting a turf war over the right to rule the San Joaquin Valley. They planned to use these guns to hijack a One-Niners heroin shipment. However, the Sons of Anarchy located the guns in an industrial storage warehouse in San Leandro and retaliated by stealing the guns back and destroying the building, as well as killing three Mayans members in the process. The Mayans then allied themselves with the Nordics in an attempt to break the Sons of Anarchy's iron-fisted control over the town of Charming, as the SOA supply their competition with weapons. They also provided muscle for the Nords' drug pushing in exchange for 20% of the profit. The affiliation was ended, however, when they tried to kill Nord leader Ernest Darby. The Mayans and SOA eventually made a deal in order to stop a war; every SOA-Mayan dispute club-wide would end in the Sons' favour, and the SOA will begin selling the Mayans weapons. However, when both gangs met in Oakland to make a deal, the One-Niners attacked and killed a number of Mayans.
Sons of Anarchy
The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (SAMC) is a one-percenter motorcycle gang, and the protagonist gang of the series. The club was formed by John Teller and Piermont "Piney" Winston, two Vietnam War veterans, in 1967 in Charming, California.
The series follows the club's Mother Chapter, the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original, or SAMCRO. The club's current President is Clay Morrow and his Vice-President is Jax Teller. Their primary business is importing illegal weapons and selling them to drug gangs in the East Bay, along with protection runs for local businesses by protecting valuable truck shipments from hijacking. They also protect Charming from outside gangs who try to manufacture and sell drugs, mainly methamphetamine, there. Naturally, their main enemy is the White supremacist Nords gang who specialize in the meth trade. The fact that the Sons of Anarchy are racially diverse also puts them at odds. They also have to deal with a rival Oakland-based motorcycle club, the Mayans, who control the neighboring territory of Nevada. The Sons of Anarchy also have a number of allies, in the form of the True IRA, which supplies them with illegal Russian-made guns, and the One-Niners, an African American street gang to which SAMCRO sometimes sells weapons, and various affiliates in the state prison system.
Cacuzza Crime Family
The Cacuzza crime family is an Italian American Mafia clan and organized crime syndicate, led by Jimmy Cacuzza. It is unknown where they are based exactly, but it is likely that it is one of the larger cities in California or Nevada, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco or Las Vegas.
They buy weapons from the Sons of Anarchy and showed great patience with them when their shipment of guns was delayed. Nonetheless, the Sons of Anarchy gave the Cacuzzas the contents of a truck that they had recently hijacked as a good will gesture.
The Lin Triad (Chinese: 林三合會) is a Chinese American organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco and led by Henry Lin. They run a prostitution and counterfeiting ring and launder their money through Chinese restaurants. When speaking in their native tongue, their members speak Cantonese, suggesting that they originate from Southern China or Hong Kong.
Chuck ran their books for them but eventually started stealing money unnoticed. He was later arrested, and turned informant on several Triad members who were then imprisoned. He was also jailed, however, and was wanted by the Triad. He hired a number of Sons of Anarchy, who were also imprisoned in Stockton prison, to protect him from the Triad. When he was released, the Sons of Anarchy still protected Chuck on the outside in return for information on where the Triads keep their money. When the Sons and Chuck went to a Triad-owned restaurant to retrieve the money, Henry Lin and his gang turned up and a shoot-out ensued. Both gangs eventually made a deal, however; the Sons handed over Chuck and the counterfeiting plates that they had stolen, and the Triad paid off the Sons for their trouble.
The League of American Nationalists, or LOAN, is a White separatist criminal organization headed by Ethan Zobelle with help from his lieutenant, AJ Weston. Zobelle, who opens a cigar shop on Main Street intent on ingratiating himself with the community and forcing SAMCRO out.
The Nordics, or Nords, are a White supremacist gang led by Ernest Darby. They are mainly involved in producing, transporting and distributing methamphetamine throughout California and run meth labs near Lodi where they mainly sell to truckers and Mexican American street gangs. They have around 15 to 20 members but also have ties to the Aryan Brotherhood.
They began selling meth in the town of Charming, much to the detest of the Sons of Anarchy who protect their town from drug dealers. The fact that the SOA sell weapons to African American street gangs also puts them at odds. The Nordics became allies of the Mayans in an attempt to overcome the Sons of Anarchy. They also gave the Mayans 20% of their drug profits for providing muscle for them. Their affiliation with the Mayans ended when they tried to kill Darby. The SOA and Nordics were also once allies, however, as they protected Opie Winston when he was imprisoned in Chino.
The One-Niners, commonly known as the 9'ers, are a street gang based in Oakland, Los Angeles and possibly other cities. Laroy is their leader. All of their members appear to be African American and their "colors" are purple. They also appeared in The Shield.
They mostly deal in heroin and buy their weapons from the Sons of Anarchy and Russian Mafia. When the Sons of Anarchy's weapon storage was raided and their gun shipment was late, Laroy told Clay Morrow to never let it happen again. Later, the Sons told the Niners to eliminate some Mayans in exchange for a shipment of guns. They were supposed to attack an arms deal between the SOA and Mayans after the Sons left, but they decided to take them out also. The Sons of Anarchy escaped. Eventually, SAMCRO member Piney Winston went into a One-Niners bar in Oakland and took a Niner hostage and demanded to know who killed his daughter-in-law. It was not the Niners who killed her, however, and when Laroy arrived, he told him this.
The state militia is a right-wing terrorist organization led by Nate Meineke, a Vietnam War veteran, and his son Russell. They are based in Woodbridge Forrest in Northern California, but also have links to Mexico. Not much is mentioned about their cause, but it is revealed that they want to start a revolution.
The Sons of Anarchy sold five AK-47s to Nate and Russell Meineke, who then used the guns to ambush a prison convoy and free one of their members, Frank Cison. A police officer and two innocent bystanders were killed during the assault. Nate dropped his cell phone at the scene, and his last calls had been to Clay Morrow of the SOA. When the ATF found the phone, they arrested Clay and raided the Sons of Anarchy's clubhouse. The other Sons of Anarchy decided to kill Meineke and his gang to stop them "snitching" if they were apprehended by the authorities. They pretended to sell them more weapons. The bags of grain supposedly holding the guns were actually filled with explosives, and the militia loaded their trucks with them. All of the militia were killed when the bombs were detonated.
The True Irish Republican Army, True IRA or TIRA are an Irish terrorist organization and crime syndicate who sell illegal Russian-made guns to motorcycle gangs and Russian Mafias in the United States to fund their cause. Two of their members, Cameron Hayes and Michael McKeavey, are introduced in the series. Both are from Dungloe, in the Republic of Ireland. They are based on the Real IRA.
They have been supplying the Sons of Anarchy with weapons since the mid 1990's through Michael McKeavy. McKeavy was murdered, however, by the Oakland Port Commissioner Brenan Hefner and his cousin, Cameron Hayes, took his place. McKeavy's death was avenged when Bobby Munson, a SAMCRO member, murdered Brenan Hefner.