MEMBERS (est.): 1,200
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Networking
SIN REQUIRED?: No
STRICTURES: Don’t talk to the cops
COLORS: Black and green
LOYALTY: Maximum of 1
KARMA COST: 5
The Ancients are one of the largest gangs in North America. Originally an elf go-gang based in Seattle and formed from political outcasts of Tir Tairngire, the Ancients have members in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, and Miami. They also have ties overseas to England, France, Germany, and Spain. The Ancients also have a group operating out of Tir Tairngire.
The Ancients specialize in pro-elven/pro-metahuman political activities and control smuggling operations between Salem, Portland and Seattle. They have rigid initiatory rituals that mimic the Tir Rite of Progression. New recruits participate in events such as “Razor Biking” and “Head Hurling”. The recruits that survive the initiatory rites become members.
The Ancients wear black and green leather jackets with dangling chains and fingerless, studded gloves. Most also wear clothing and weapons appropriate for bike combat. Some Ancients sport green and black mohawks. The gang symbol is a modified version of the anarchy symbol (a stylized capital A with a circle around it), with the specific modification unique to each gang.
Due to their connections, the Ancients often get their hands on SOTA gear and military equipment.
Group contacts’ cost comes out of your character’s starting Karma, rather than your free Contact points (Run Faster, p. 177).