The Masi Crime Syndicate Apr 5, 2015 19:57:08 GMT -5
Post by Endicott on Apr 5, 2015 19:57:08 GMT -5
Faction Name: The Masi Kajidic (also known as the Masi Crime Empire, the Masi Gang and the Masi Crime Syndicate)
Faction Type: Hutt Kajidic
Faction Leader: Zonna The Hutt
Player Character Members: Zonna Masi Golga
Other Important Members:
Kreega Masi Golga, deceased former kingpin
Corran Wyndaru, head accountant and manager of all of the income
Arten Talatheen, spice expert and head of the spice trade
Grexi Chekka, weapons expert and head of the gun running
Varlo Delstee, head of Zanno's entourage of guards and former head of security of a large now-redundant PMC
Lo Dov'Krey, bounty hunting manager and former bounty hunter
Leru Tane, head lone shark and head extortionist
Intentions: The Masi Kadjidic wishes mainly to advance it's criminal empire and influence across Hutt Space and beyond, eventually rising to become part of the Hutt Cartel once again. Their main focuses lie in monetary gain and political advancement, both in Hutt Space and with other factions outside of it.
Common Beliefs: Due to the large human presence in the Masi Kajidic, what motivates most of the members of the crew is monetary gain. Members of the inner council however believe in the longevity of the kajidic, and seek to fortify it's ties any way they can.
Allies: While having affiliations with various Hutt families, their main ally it the Hutt Cartel despite the fact it has mixed views on the Masi Kadjidic and hasn't officially given it their blessing.
Enemies: They are sworn enemies of the smaller kajidic known as the Sotha Kajidic, but aside from that they have few enemies worth mentioning..
Headquarters: While some consider their main HQ to be on Nal Hutta at the Masi Palace, Zonna himself considers his starship to be their intergalactic base of operations.
Other Strongholds: They have various safehouses and small strongholds across Hutt Space, but their main one aside from their Nal Hutta palace lies on Kessel near their spice mining operation.
Number of Members: Their inner council consists of 7 men, while their workforce totals roughly 500.
Other Assets: The Masi Kajidic is one of the main contenders in the spice trade, owning several spice plantations and mines on Kessel and other planets rich in spice. Where their plantations lie, they practically own the people working on them and have total control of the nearby towns. Zonna's father left behind a collection of droids that the Masi Kajidic make good use of, consisting of dozens of assassin droids (mostly IG Series models and BX Series Commando models), hundreds of battle droids (mostly LV8 Series and Droidekas, as well as some B2 Super Series models) and several protocol droids (mostly TC Series), all of which serve the Kajidic in one way or another. Zonna himself has several hundred slaves spread across his palace, his starship and his various safehouses and places of business. The smuggling and gun running operations require freighters, of which the Masi Kajidic is in possession of approximately thirty.
Standard-Issue Weapons: There's no standard issue weapons, both the droids and workforce use whatever they have, albeit most of the weaponry is high-quality.
Standard-Issue Apparel: Personal and up to the wearer, although certain situations or operations may require certain attire which the workforce will be encouraged to use.
Vehicles: Zonna's Luxury Sail Barge x1, Surplus 74-Z Speeder Bikes x200, 48 Roller Wheel Bikes x50, MZ-8 Mobile Pulse Canon x2,
Starships: Zonna's personal Luxury Yacht 5000 model is the best starship amongst the Masi Kajidic's fleet, with all the others being various large freighters used for smuggling and gun running.
Other Equipment: Several of the guards will use blades or explosives ordinance equipment (e.g. grenades), and two of Zonna's personal guards use lightsabers (though in the way one would use a conventional sword, not in a Jedi manner).
The Masi Kajidic, later known by various other names, began roughly eight-hundred years ago after Kreega The Hutt, AKA Kreega Masi Golga, reached adulthood. While his father had previously owned the Kajidic, it was nothing more than a small corporate business clique that dealt in insurance schemes and petty fraud from time to time; nothing heinous. Kreega transformed it by using the funds left by his father to acquire large quantities of spice and by then firing the entire former workforce, replacing each and every position in his outfit with various rogues and criminal masterminds. Kreega sold the spice at relatively low prices at first to attract attention on the black market and soon expanded his level of influence and contacts, after which he raised the prices to a more reasonable amount in relation to their value. Using some of his new-found power and his father's old connections, he solidified himself a seat on the grand Hutt Cartel, becoming deeply involved in a variety of criminal schemes including illegal pod-racing, spice dealing, gun running, protection rackets and fraud.
As time passed, Kreega dominated much of the illegal spice trade due to how connected he was, even occasionally using his Cartel connection to overrule the Hutt Council on matters that were involving his criminal schemes. Kreega shied away from galactic politics and even Hutt Space politics as much as possible and simply focused on building an empire, which, although short-sighted, certainly allowed him to focus all of his energy into letting it grow. It peaked during his older years as he began to involve smaller kajidics into his own and assimilate them, thus allowing him to absorb their assets as a result. All was well and control was tight, but Kreega was going to die someday and required an heir to keep his business going. He procreated with another Hutt, whom he later killed to keep the secret that she had the wasting disease, and raised himself a son named Zonna The Hutt.
The empire had been in the sights of the Hutt Cartel ever since Kreega began expanding at a rapid rate, as they felt it was hurting their own businesses when he ruthlessly took control of smaller kajidics; enough was enough. They allowed him to raise his son and let his wisdom rub off on him before quietly executing Hutts below him. Kreega became deeply paranoid and started taking large quantities of strong spice to calm himself, leading to heavy addiction and lack of control; The Cartel were very pleased. Mandalorians were hired to kill off all of the Masi Kajidic's major operations, and soon afterwards Kreega himself succumbed to assassination by the Cartel via poisoned spice (though Zonna was never aware).
Angered at the loss of his father's mantle, Zonna The Hutt decided to revive the kajidic using what little assets were left over; like his father before him he manipulated the black market of spice and got himself connected, but didn't take the ruthless path his father did by taking over other kajidics... yet. The operation quietly expanded as Zonna aged and became more experienced, and soon enough the Masi Syndicate had a variety of rogues under it's banner, working as bounty hunters, guards or dealers. The credit income was not even half the amount his father had owned, nor was the operation as large, but with connections on Kessel and the slow growth of Zonna's influece the Cartel were pleased... or perhaps just too busy with the Hutt Civil War. The war affected Zonna, but only in the sense that it made business harder; many of the influencial Hutts were dying off, albeit luckily for him he was too small time to be in anyone's sights.
With the Hutt Civil War now over and relations more stable, or as stable as Hutt Space can be, Zonna is looked on with mixed views in the cartel; some want to cripple his operation, fearing the same ruthless expansionism existed within him as it did his father, whereas others seem to believe he's not a problem and perhaps a potential ally for the future. While the Masi Kajidic is a shadow of it's forming self, it's on the way to recovery.