Grand Theft Auto Series Storyline Guide Version: 3.1 (July 4, 2007) By: Matthew Vetere ===================================================================== A. Introduction A1. What the &^#$ is this thing? A2. Why not GTA 1, GTA London, and GTA 2? A3. Meet the Author A4. Submissions/ Contact Info. A5. Version History ===================================================================== B. Locations B-LC. Liberty City B-VC. Vice City B-LS. Los Santos B-SF. San Fierro B-LV. Las Venturas ===================================================================== C. Gangs C-BA. Ballas C-BI. Bikers C-BLFT. Blood Feather Triads C-CH. Cholos C-COC. Columbian Cartel C-COL. Columbians (Vice City) C-CULC. Cubans/ Los Cabrones C-DANB. Da Nang Boys C-DIA. Diablos C-FOF. Forelli Family C-GOL. Golfers C-GSF. Grove Street Families C-HAI. Haitians C-LFM. Leone Family C-MBR. Mendez Brothers C-MCBT. Mountain Cloud Boys (Triads) C-PUN. Purple Nines C-REGT. Red Gecko Tong C-REJ. Red Jacks C-SAFR. San Fierro Rifa C-SEG. Security Guards C-SFM. Sindacco Family C-STW. Streetwannabe's C-TRLC. The Triads (Liberty City) C-TRPM. Trailer Park Mafia C-VAG. Vagos C-VLA. Varrios Los Aztecas C-VGCR. Vercetti Gang/ Crime Ring C-YAK. Yakuza C-YAR. Yardies ===================================================================== D. Characters D-8B. 8-Ball D-BD. B Dup D-BM. Baker, Mitch D-BGB. Big Bear D-BGS. Big Smoke D-BRN. Burner, Ned D-CRA. Carrington, Avery D-CSG. Casa, Giovanni D-CMJ. Cassidy, Mary-Jo D-CP. Cassidy, Phil D-CWL. Cassidy-Williams, Louise D-CA. Catalina D-CL. Chong, Lee D-CM. Chonks, Marty D-CV. Cilli, Vincenzo D-CMS. Mrs. Cipriani D-CT. Cipriani, Toni D-CLD. Claude D-CJG. Cortez, Juan Garcia D-CRM. Cortez, Mercedes D-DI. D-Ice D-DR. Diaz, Ricardo D-DW. Dwaine D-EB. El Burro D-FB. Forbes, Bryan D-FF. Forelli, Franco D-FM. Forelli, Mike D-FS. Forelli, Sonny D-GL. Goterelli, Luigi D-HM. Hamfists, Mickey D-HOJ. Hernandez, Officer Jimmy D-HJ. Hopper, Jane D-JT. Jethro D-JZB. Jizzy B. D-JB. Johnson, Beverly D-JBR. Johnson, Brian D-JC. Johnson, Carl D-JK. Johnson, Kendl D-JS. Johnson, Sean D-JCM. Jones, Cam D-KA. Kasen, Asuka D-KK. Kasen, Kazuki D-KKJ. Kasen, Kenji D-KT. Kasen, Toshiko D-KC. King Courtney D-KH. King, Hilary D-LM. Latore, Maria D-LJ. Leone, Joey D-LS. Leone, Salvatore D-LRF. Li, Ran Fa D-LD. Love, Donald D-LF. Love Fist D-MC. Maccer D-MR. Machowski, Ray D-MD. Madd Dogg D-MJ. Martinez, Jerry D-ML. McAffrey, Leon D-MA. Mendez, Armando D-MDG. Mendez, Diego D-MTB. Mendez, T-Bone D-MG. Miguel D-MI. Misty D-MWZ. Mu, Wu Zi D-OJD. O'Toole, JD D-OGL. OG Loc D-PK. Paul, Kent D-POR. Pendelbury, Officer Ralph D-PM. Perkins, Millie D-PA. Poulet, Auntie D-POE. Pulaski, Officer Eddie D-RU. Robina, Umberto D-RD. Robinson, Denise D-RK. Rosenburg, Ken D-RY. Ryder D-SS. Scott, Steve D-SA. Shrub, Alex D-SJ. Sindacco, Johnny D-SP. Sindacco, Paulie D-SN. The Snakehead D-SC. Suxxx, Candy D-TOF. Tenpenny, Officer Frank D-TM. Toreno, Mike D-TMS. Torini, Massimo D-TT. The Truth D-VL. Vance, Lance D-VV. Vance, Victor D-VT. Vercetti, Tommy D-VC. Vialpando, Cesar D-WR. Wassulmaier, Reni D-WMJ. Williams, Marty Jay D-ZR. Zero ===================================================================== E. Storyline by Timeline E1. 1971-1983 E2. 1984 E3. 1985 E4. 1986 E5. 1987-1991 E6. 1992 E7. 1993-1997 E8. 1998 E9. 1999-2000 E10. 2001 E11. 2007 ===================================================================== F. Legal Stuff ===================================================================== G. Thank You/ Closing Comments ===================================================================== ===================================================================== A. Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------- A1. What the &^#$ is this thing? This guide is here to give you insight into the Grand Theft Auto Series universe. Dealing with the main storyline of the game series, trying to make connections wherever possible in order to help you see the 'big picture' and how everything in this series is related. Each game is a part of a larger world and, hopefully, this guide will help you see that. If not, then I've failed in life. I'm sorry. This guide will go through a chronological timeline of the games giving the stories and general plots of each. It'll also get into the background and some history on the major gangs or groups in the series. We'll then deal with main characters related to the storyline of the games. Of course, the guide won't get into every single background story on each building or group simply because there would be too much data and I'd probably be an old man by the time I finished writing this. GTA Advance is a different story than the other modern GTA games. Some of its cannon but then there are other facts that don't make sense. Recently, I purchased a Nintendo DS so I may be able to grab a copy of this and review it. I'll keep you all updated on it. However, if there's currently something that you feel is important to the general storyline then email me and I'll try to include it. Please note that this guide contains as much information as possible about the Grand Theft Auto series storylines. That means SPOILERS! It's all discussed here so if you want to be surprised than you shouldn't read any further. Go play the games and come back. I'll wait. OK, you done? Good. Now we'll continue. This guide will be a comprehensive look at the Grand Theft Auto series but will not include GTA 1, GTA London, or GTA 2. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A2. Why not GTA 1, GTA London, and GTA 2? The main problem with these games is that they don't have a fixed year. It isn't specified in 1 or 2. Yes, London is set in the 60's but it follows the ideas and flow of the 1st series of games. The Grand Theft Auto 1 series/era if you will. GTA III was basically the start of the "true" series and storyline aspect. Also, GTA 1 doesn't have a lead character. So my description would be "some guy runs around doing jobs for some people". Now you don't want crap like that in here do you? Do you? You're sick! Therefore, these games will be left out of this guide. One day I may do some info from them like a 'History of GTA' or something but for now they're gone. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A3. Meet the Author My name is Matthew Vetere and I'm a 23 year old gamer. I've been playing video games since as far back as I can remember. I originally started out on the old Atari systems with my cousins but moved to better technology afterwards. I began my love for writing long after I'd finished college and I do regret not taking some writing courses when I had the chance. But I did specialize in Accounting and now work for the Town of Markham which is just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It's a good town as they're very environmentally friendly here. My first writing experiences came on a former site of mine as I would review wrestling shows, PPVs, and write columns. I'm still a big wrestling fan but video games are my true hobby. With my recent wedding and a new house I have had less time to write but I still enjoy it. This is my first guide experience and I really enjoyed writing it. The Grand Theft Auto series along with the Metal Gear Solid series would be my favourite games of all time. They're just 2 wonderful series and I'm biting my nails waiting for GTA IV and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PS3. Also note that just because I have a PS3 I am not a 'fanboy'. I think all the current systems have great features and the gamers benefit. Well, I think that covers it for now. If anyone wants to know more or wants me to write about something specific then email me (MATTVSIN@GMAIL.COM). Or you can find me posting on the forum at Stablewars.com. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A4. Submissions/ Contact Info. As thorough as I feel that I've been in this document I know that it's not perfect. Nothing is ever perfect. Therefore, if you see any problems or if you have any suggestions then contact me. If your submission is new, better information or just a different idea it'll be added and you'll be credited. Also if you have any comments about the series or anything like that. My contact email is: MATTVSIN@GMAIL.COM Simple enough email I believe. I also check it everyday so I should be a good contact if you have a question. Thanks to everyone that has emailed me so far and given their feedback or additional information. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A5. Version History Version 1.0 (July 6, 2006) - The beginning. Pretty comprehensive. Version 1.1 (August 24, 2006) - Made some grammatical corrections. Added information based on Vice City Stories. Version 1.11 (August 31, 2006) - Made some small additions thanks to Dan Justice's info. Some other additional information added. Version 2.0 (January 10, 2007) - Been a while since my last update. Big update here. Added in characters and storyline for Vice City Stories. Corrections and adjustments on other information. Version 3.0 (March 8, 2007) - Rebuilt the search IDs for the cities, gangs, and characters to make it easier (the number system was weak). Added in points from some people who have email. Reworded almost everything to correct grammar, spelling errors, and to genuinely improve the guide. Basically a huge overhaul. Version 3.1 (July 4, 2007) - Fixed a bit of the wording and added a section for GTAIV. ===================================================================== B. Locations The Grand Theft Auto universe (GTA 3 to GTA Vice City Stories, soon to be GTAIV) has been portrayed in five different cities. They're all based on real-world cities and modeled similar to them. While in the game you can notice the similarities between the cities and their real- world counterparts. The most significant features will stand out (the hills and streetcars of San Fierro, the crime and pollution of Los Santos, the Miami Vice carbon copy of Vice City). Below is a list of each city in the GTA universe, some information, and its corresponding real-world city. ----------------------------------------------------------- B-LC. Liberty City Based on: New York City, NY Population: Approx. 4 million Comments: Motorcycle operation/ ownership banned in 2001. It's composed of three islands attached by tunnels, bridges, and ferry lines. The islands in Liberty City are: Portland, Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. Portland would be the industrial sector of the city. It contains the poor neighbourhoods, docks, red light districts, warehouses, etc... Portland is also the home to several criminal organizations including the Italian Mafia, Chinese Triads, and the Diablos. Staunton Island would be considered the commercial and business sectors. Containing skyscrapers, a huge park, and a casino it's the heart of the city. Crime gangs like the Yakuza and the Yardies find their homes here. Shoreside Vale is primarily the residential area. Upon entering the island one discovers a huge international airport (Francis Intl. Airport). Moving further along, the upper class housing is located on Shoreside Vale but several poor neighbourhoods still exist (such as Wichita Gardens). There is also a small industrial area located north of the airport. Liberty City would be the most featured city in the GTA universe. It has been featured in 6 of the games. GTA III, Advance, and Liberty City Stories were entirely set in the city. GTA IV will be the next game to be entirely set in Liberty City. Vice City and San Andreas have opening credits that start in Liberty City and during each game there are constant references back to the city. San Andreas even has a mission that's in Liberty City. Liberty City is a town ruled by gang violence and corruption. There are numerous gangs based on real-world groups. Yakuza, Triads, mafia, and several others are all based on their real-world counterparts. While there are some allies between the gangs the bonds are weak and it usually doesn't take much to start a gang war. No one group can control the city for too long as there are just too many gangs in the same struggle for power and the strongest usually become the target for all other groups. The city is frequently referred to as 'the worst place in America'. The city has seen a huge facelift for the upcoming GTAIV. It has been reworked with hi-def graphics to look even similar to New York City. Games located in city: GTA 3, GTA Advance, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTAIV ----------------------------------------------------------- B-VC. Vice City Based on: Miami, FL Population: 1.8 Million in 1986. Comments: Enormous tax increases in the 1980's. Vice City is a unique city. Its southern location provides for warm weather all year long while this also positions it close to the Caribbean. Legal and illegal immigration is a huge factor in the city's population growth during the 1980's. Ethnic groups such as Cubans, Haitians, Mexicans, and Dominican immigrants all call this city home. Vice City consists of 2 primary islands. The east island contains an enormous beach, a huge shopping mall, clubs, a beach front district, apartment complexes, hotels and boating docks. The west island contains most of the immigrant areas with Little Haiti and Little Havana being the largest areas. Escobar Intl. Airport is located here as well as the Fort Baxter Military Air Base. Hyman Memorial Stadium attracts crowds with demolition derbies and other violent car activities. The west island is also the business side of the city with shipping docks and industrial areas. Located in the centre of the 2 islands are several smaller ones. Starfish Island contains a gated community of wealthy Vice City citizens. Leafs Links Golf Course is located on these islands as well and provides a premiere golf experience. Gangs and racism are big issues in Vice City. Thanks to its southern location and proximity to the Caribbean, most of the gangs are immigrants. Groups of Cubans and Haitians have set themselves up in Vice City and developed their own areas within the city. The primary income for most gangs is the sale of drugs. Most of these drugs get imported from the Caribbean and sold at a huge mark up to the Vice City population. Corrupt businessmen and politicians hold the real power over the city. Paying off the law or changing laws and legislation is how they maintain that power. Games located in city: GTA Vice City, GTA Vice City Stories ----------------------------------------------------------- B-LS. Los Santos Based on: Los Angeles, CA Population: Unknown. Comments: Nicknamed the "City of Saints" Los Santos is a city located in the southeast region of the San Andreas state. Situated close to the Mexican border, immigration and low income families are a huge problem for the city. There are several poor neighbourhoods located in Los Santos. The city also suffers from pollution problems, thanks to the industrial sector in the southeast corner of the city. The wind off the ocean pushes this pollution all over the city creating a 'haze' that surrounds it. The early 1990's saw the huge introduction of drugs into Los Santos. Some of the local gangs sold the drugs and profited from it while others stayed away from the issue. These gangs suffered since some members betrayed them to score on this industry and the drugs basically took over the city. Gangs are a huge problem for Los Santos. Each gang has their own territory located around their homes or neighbourhoods. Gang wars are sparked very easily between similar ethnic groups or rival gangs. Simple insults or accidentally walking into a gang's territory can be the spark for gang wars. The early 1990's were filled with gang wars and drug problems for the city. Corrupt police officers rule the town and align themselves with gangs to promote their own agenda. Games located in city: GTA San Andreas ----------------------------------------------------------- B-SF. San Fierro Based on: San Francisco, CA Population: Unknown. Comments: Least problematic city in the GTA universe. San Fierro is located in the northwest region of the San Andreas state. San Fierro has a very polished look to it. The streets are clean and the city has no industrial sector so pollution isn't a problem. There is no low income or "poor" area in the city possibly due to high housing costs. San Fierro is a prime business city with hotels, car dealerships, and clubs being the main businesses. San Fierro has a large Chinese and Vietnamese population thanks to its position on the west coast of the U.S. These 2 ethnic groups fight with each other but not very often. Chinatown is a hot spot for tourists along with the docks on the northern shore. San Fierro's airport is located to the southeast of the city near the US Naval Base. San Fierro has several gangs but most of them aren't very violent. They stick to their own businesses and fronts. The Chinese gangs would be the only large gang in the city with the Rifa (a Hispanic gang) following. Some of these gangs have profited off the drug problems in Los Santos. They produce the drugs in factories in San Fierro and then send them off to Los Santos to be sold at a mark-up. Chinese and Vietnamese gangs had several conflicts in the early 1990's but it quickly ended with the disappearance of the Vietnamese gangs. Games located in city: GTA San Andreas ----------------------------------------------------------- B-LV. Las Venturas Based on: Las Vegas, NV Population: Unknown. Comments: City based around gambling. Las Venturas is located in the northeast region of the San Andreas state. Smack dab in the middle of a huge desert, Las Venturas glows with neon lights in the night. The city is powered by a huge hydroelectric dam located in the west called Sherman Dam. Tourist gambling and spending is a primary source of revenue for the city. Several quiet suburb areas surround the central district called 'The Strip' which consists of restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels, and other businesses. A main highway has been built which circles the city and helps ease the flow of traffic around the main tourist locations. In the early 1990's the town was owned by the mafia. The casino business was firmly in their grasp. However, Chinese Triad gangs moved in and develop their own casinos in competition with the mafia. Gang issues arose but settled shortly after. The mafia's hold on the city was eventually weakened and the city has become simply a business community with minimal gang influence. Games located in city: GTA San Andreas ===================================================================== C. GANGS What would be a Grand Theft Auto game without gangs? Gangs are what drive the personalities and motivations of the individuals met throughout the GTA universe. There is no one type of gang in GTA. They're very diverse and even the same gang can be totally different depending on the time period and location. Motivations change during the years. Gangs are armed differently, have different goals, and use different fronts for their business. This section will list and explain each gang or group that is worthy of such a description. Worthiness is based on what influence they have in their city or their importance to the storyline. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-BA. Ballas City: Los Santos Turf: Idlewood, Glen Park Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Any purple clothing. Hoody, pants, bandanas, etc... Vehicles: Majestic (Credit: Dan Justice), Tahoma (Credit: Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Robbery, drug dealing. The Ballas were originally formed somewhere in the 1980's. It is unknown who started the group or where in Los Santos it originated. Some theories suggest they started in or around Idlewood or Glen Park since those are typically low income, African-American neighbourhoods. This puts them close to the Grove Street Families which could also point to the hatred between the gangs. The gang is the most hated enemy of the Grove Street Families. Due to fighting among the Grove Street Families and the introduction of drugs the GSF lost much of its former glory. The Ballas were able to take over most of the Grove's territory during this time. In 1992, Carl Johnson returned to Los Santos and began helping the Grove Street Families regain territory and influence. The Ballas may have been caught off guard as CJ was able to unite the families quickly. However, due to the defection of Big Smoke and Ryder to the Ballas and the murder of several top members, the Grove Street Families were almost wiped out. The drugs the Ballas sold were a strong reason for this defection. Later that year, the Grove Street Families returned and were eventually able to wipe out most of the Ballas gang. At present it is unknown whether the Ballas were completely taken out or not. Storyline: The Ballas started gaining strong influence around 1987 when the Grove Street Families lost one of its leaders. Carl Johnson left Los Santos after a mistake he made that got his brother, Brian, killed. The Ballas began using drugs to expand their influence and control in Los Santos. During this time they seemed to have allied with the Vagos and had a drug syndicate set up with the Rifa from San Fierro. In 1992, the Johnson's mother was killed and Carl returned. Carl set out to bring the gang back to life. He managed to get it going but found drugs had a big influence over the former members. The Ballas has taken control of much of the city. However, CJ was succeeding and had several key victories over the Ballas. This was until the Grove Street Families were betrayed by Big Smoke and Ryder who defected to the Ballas. Several high ranking members of the Grove Street were killed in the incident. The Ballas re-established themselves at the top of Los Santos again. Later, CJ destroyed the Rifa drug factory in San Fierro so the supply to Los Santos and the Ballas would end. CJ then killed Ryder, broke up the drug syndicate and returned to Los Santos. He brought together the Grove Street Families again and took on the Ballas. CJ and the Grove Street Families were able to kill Big Smoke, Officer Tenpenny, and numerous Ballas members. Continuing on they took over the Ballas' territory. It is unknown if the Ballas survived and if the gang is still around. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-BI. Bikers City: Vice City Turf: Small area near Greasy Choppers Bar Leader: Big Mitch Baker Clothes/ colours: Leather jackets and vest, blue jeans, bandanas Vehicles: Harley-style Motorcycles Activity: Security services, protection The Bikers consist of several war veterans and motorcycle fanatics. They act as a family and are very close to one another. Joining the gang is difficult and not taken lightly among the members. One must prove that they're worthy and this usually involving winning a race against other bikers and perform several tasks to prove they're worthy to be accepted. Once you're in the group, they will treat you as a member of the family. Storyline: Kent Paul decided that he needed security for a Love Fist concert. So he asked Tommy Vercetti to go get the Bikers and hire them as the security. Tommy first had to become a member of the gang before they would do the security. So Tommy performed several tasks for the gang including getting Big Mitch's bike back after it was stolen. Eventually, Tommy is accepted into the gang and Big Mitch agrees to provide security for the concert which goes off without any problems. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-BLFT. Blood Feather Triads City: San Fierro Turf: Chinatown Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Black suits, traditional red and white Chinese clothing. Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Possibly involved in gambling The Blood Feathers were a section of the Chinese Triad group in San Fierro. Little is known about them as the gang was completely wiped out by the Da Nang Boys, a Vietnamese gang, who moved to San Fierro in the early 1990's. The Blood Feather Triads appeared to have been targeted first by the Da Nang Boys as they were the weakest group of the Triads. It didn't appear that the Blood Feathers had much control or influence over the Triad operations or in the city of San Fierro. Storyline: CJ and Woozie go to the Blood Feathers in an attempt to strengthen their alliance in order to stop the Da Nang Boys. CJ and Woozie were too late as the Da Nang Boys had already killed all the Blood Feathers gang members. They attacked CJ and Woozie who managed to escape after a brief chase. This action by the Da Nang Boys starts a gang war between the Triads and themselves. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-CH. Cholos City: Vice City Turf: Little Havana Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Gang shirts Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Drug and weapon distribution In the early 1980's the Cholos controlled the Little Havana area and the majority of the illegal business in Vice City. They were involved in drugs, guns, and several other business fronts. The Cholos were involved in a constant war with the Trailer Park Mafia as well as Phil Cassidy over their business fronts. In 1984, Los Cabrones arrived in Vice City and started a massive turf war with the Cholos for control of Little Havana. The Cholos fought Los Cabrones off for a short time but were eventually wiped out that same year. Storyline: In 1984 the Cholos had control of Little Havana. Los Cabrones arrived in Vice City and started a turf war with the Cholos over Little Havana. The leader of Los Cabrones, Umberto Robina, acquired the help of Victor Vance to assist Umberto and his gang in taking out the Cholos. That same year they were successful and Los Cabrones took over. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-COC. Columbian Cartel City: Liberty City Turf: Cedar Grove, Construction Site (Port Staunton) Leader: Currently unknown, 1998 - Miguel, 2000 - Cisco, 2001 - Catalina and Miguel Clothes/ colours: Navy blue pants, Hawaiian shirts Vehicles: Cartel Cruiser Activity: Drug distribution In 1998, the Cartel was led by Miguel (who leads in GTA III) and seemed to be just starting out in Liberty City. They were heavy into the drug business, which was their primary business front. In 2000, the Columbian Cartel was lead by Cisco. It is unknown why or how Miguel fell from leader of the Cartel during this time. They were primarily involved in the drugs industry under Cisco's leadership as well. A man by the name of Mike started working for the Cartel during the same year. Mike began working with the Cartel after he had killed and beat up several of the Cartel's high officials. Cisco, not knowing of the murders, hired Mike for his brutality. The Cartel started some bad blood with the Yakuza by kidnapping the Yakuza leader's niece. She was eventually broken out by Mike. Cisco is eventually killed by a man that Mike thought was dead. In 2001, Catalina and Miguel took over the Cartel. They used the Cartel to sell their new drug, SPANK, to Liberty City. Catalina, however, was still obsessed with ending her former boyfriend's, Claude's, life and eventually was killed by Claude along with several high ranking members in the Cartel. It's unknown what happened to the Cartel after that. Storyline: In 1998, the Cartel wasn't big time just yet. They were led by Miguel who would later lose his power to Cisco and then regain it thanks to Catalina. They were already into the drug business. In 2000, Cisco hired Mike for the Cartel and Mike would work with them until he started to work for the Yakuza. Mike then went back to the Cartel when Cisco said that he had information about Mike's friend's (Vinnie) killer. Cisco was then murdered by Vinnie himself. In 2001, Catalina and Miguel took over the Cartel. They used the Cartel to distribute their new drug, SPANK. Catalina also used the Cartel to attempt to kill Claude but they were unsuccessful. Miguel was captured by Claude and Asuka. He proceeded to give up valuable information to Asuka as a result of her torture. Catalina returned to where Miguel was captured, killed Miguel and Asuka, and kidnapped Claude's girlfriend, Maria. Claude followed them and managed to kill Catalina as well as numerous Cartel members. It is unknown what happened after this to the Cartel. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-COL. Columbians (Vice City) City: Vice City Turf: Starfish Island, Diaz Mansion Leader: Ricardo Diaz Clothes/ colours: Hawaiian shirts and dark pants. Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Protection, drug dealing In the mid 1980's the Vice City Columbians became extremely powerful and held a great deal of influence over Vice City. They ruled the city. The leader, Ricardo Diaz, had only been in the country for a few years and had a reputation of being a hot head. He would do anything and kill anyone to further the Columbian's business. They were heavily into importing and selling of drugs. In 1986, however, the Columbian gang interfered in a drug deal between the Vance Brothers and Tommy Vercetti. Tommy eventually decimated the Columbians including killing their leader, Ricardo Diaz. It's unknown if the gang regrouped or ceased to exist in the following years. Storyline: Ricardo Diaz was assisted by Victor Vance in 1984. Victor did several jobs for Ricardo and when Victor and Lance left Vice City for a short time, Ricardo took over most of their business. In 1986, Ricardo Diaz had learned of Tommy Vercetti's drug deal and sent a team to ambush it. They were successful. Tommy and the returning Lance Vance set out to find who had done this. Tommy started working for Diaz and soon discovered that it was Diaz who broke up their deal. Tommy planned Diaz' downfall but Lance jumped the gun and attacked Diaz. He was captured. Tommy broke him out, they stormed the Diaz mansion, killed all of Diaz' men and then killed Diaz himself. It's not known if some of the Diaz' gang members survived and restarted or it ended at that point. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-CULC. Cubans/ Los Cabrones City: Vice City Turf: Little Havana Leader: Umberto Robina Clothes/ colours: Red bandanas, white shirts, blue pants. Vehicles: Cuban Hermes Activity: Drug dealing, smuggling In the mid 1980's, Cuban refugees came to Vice City in increasing numbers due to its close proximity to Cuba. In 1984 a turf war broke out between the newly arrived Los Cabrones and the Cholos in Vice City. They fought with the Cholos for control of Little Havana and were successful. Between this time and 1986 they began a turf war with Haitian refugees in Vice City. Little Haiti and Little Havana are located right beside each other and the pursuit of new territory may have been a cause for this turf war. The war was back and forth with neither side getting the upper hand. However, the Cubans eventually crippled their Haitian rivals when several Cubans destroyed a Haitian factory. The Cubans continued on with their business after this. Storyline: In 1984, Los Cabrones came to Little Havana and started a turf war with the Cholos for control of the area. They managed to wipe out the Cholos with the help of Victor Vance. In 1986, they were in a turf war with the Haitians. The Haitians tried to break up a deal the Cubans were making with Ricardo Diaz and the Columbians but Tommy Vercetti stopped them. Umberto Robina, the leader of the Cubans, hired Tommy after he'd killed a man that did some jobs for Umberto. Tommy first had to prove himself to Umberto and was successful. Tommy proceeded to help the Cubans steal drugs from the Haitians and then destroy the Haitian factory. It is assumed that the Cubans continued along with their business after the turf war. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-DANB. Da Nang Boys City: San Fierro Turf: Easter Basin Leader: Currently unknown, 1992 - Snakehead Clothes/ colours: Regular street clothes. Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Shipping, importing of illegal immigrants The Da Nang Boys are a Vietnamese gang that moved to San Fierro in the early 1990's. During the move they managed to kill the Blood Feather Triads in an attempt to make their mark and seize territory. However, they were quickly killed off by the Mountain Cloud Boys in retaliation for this attack. It's not known if the remaining members returned to Vietnam to rejoin the rest of the gang or not. Storyline: In 1992, the Da Nang Boys attacked the Triad gangs in San Fierro. The Triads questioned themselves on why the Da Nang Boys had been on the offensive in recent weeks. The answer was found to be that the entire group was relocating to San Fierro and looking to seize territory. Woozie got CJ to bug the tanker that the Da Nang Boys operated from to find this information. They also found that the leader, Snakehead, is arriving in San Fierro and will be on the tanker. CJ heads out to the tanker and kills all the Da Nang Boys on the boat including the Snakehead. This ends the group's activities in San Fierro. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-DIA. Diablos City: Liberty City Turf: Hepburn Heights Leader: El Burro Clothes/ colours: Jeans, navy blue jackets, orange or navy blue hats. Vehicles: Diablo Stallion Activity: Car racing, burglary, small time activities. The Diablos are a relatively small gang. They pride themselves on being the top street racers of Liberty City. This causes issues between the Yardies gang and themselves since both gangs were heavily involved in street racing. Both gangs are located on separate islands in the city but still managed to place hits and attacks on each other. The Diablos only have small weapons such as handguns and bats. Their other fronts include burglary and possibly some small time drug dealing. The Diablos started making waves in 1998 on Portland Island. By 2001, they controlled Hepburn Heights and the surrounding areas on Portland after they won them in a turf war with the Leone Family. Storyline: In 1998, the Diablos attacked the Leone Family in Hepburn Heights in order to gain control of the area. The Diablos weren't successful, thanks to Toni Cipriani, but after several more attacks they were and the Leone Family lost Hepburn Heights, possibly forever. In 2001, Claude gets a call from El Burro, the Diablo leader. He wants Claude to work for him but he must prove himself first in a race. Claude wins this race and shortly afterwards he performs some minor jobs for El Burro before he stops doing business with them. Later, Claude goes to work for the Yardies and in a job for them he guns down numerous Diablos members. This severely hurt the group and its unknown if anyone capitalized on this afterwards. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-FOF. Forelli Family City: Liberty City Turf: St. Mark's Bistro Leader: 1986 - Sonny Forelli, Franco Forelli by 1998 Clothes/ colours: Black suits, mafia style Vehicles: Sentinel Activity: Arms dealing, drug trafficking, protection, loan sharking. The Forelli Family is a gang whose power has fluctuated over the years. In the mid 1980's they had strong influence over much of Liberty City. Attempts at expanding to Vice City would fail and would cause numerous Forrelli Family member's deaths. In 1992, they joined with the Leone and Sindacco Families to fund a casino in Las Venturas. That venture would also fail as the Leone's took over, the casino was eventually robbed and the Sindacco's would take over from there after the Leone Family pulled out. In 1998, they were losing influence and numbers in Liberty City. The Leone Family killed several more members in turf wars involving all three families and the Sicilians. By 2001, the Forelli Family had very little influence in Liberty City and were almost wiped out by the Leone Family. Storyline: In 1986, Sonny Forelli was the head of the Forelli Family. He sent Tommy Vercetti down to Vice City to get things rolling down there with a drug deal. The drug deal was ambushed and the money was lost. Tommy promised he would get Sonny's money back but began forming his own criminal empire in Vice City. The Forelli Family attempted to take over Tommy's empire and failed. Sonny along with several Forelli Family members were killed. In 1992, the Forelli Family had a part in Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. But the Leone Family took over the casino, which would eventually be robbed by Carl Johnson and the Triads. By 1998, the Forelli Family had minimal power in Liberty City. They were caught in a war with the Sindacco and the Leone Families thanks to a group of Sicilians. The Leone Family, mainly Toni Cipriani, killed several Forelli Family members in this conflict. By 2001, the Forelli Family had lost a lot of influence in Liberty City. Joey Leone started up some bad blood with them but Claude, working for the Leone Family at the time, took care of the Forelli men that opposed him. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-GOL. Golfers City: Vice City Turf: Leaf Links Golf Course Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Regular golfing clothing. Vehicles: Caddy Activity: Playing golf The golfers are a group in Vice City that are centered around the Leaf Links Golf Course. They consist of elderly men and women, probably retired, in golfing attire who love the club and sport. They aren't particularly violent or well armed, however, they will attack with golf clubs and even 9mm pistols if provoked or assaulted. They will only resort to violence if you attack them first or disrupt their golf game. Storyline: Tommy Vercetti encounters this group only a few times while taking over Vice City in 1986. They aren't too hostile but on a few occasions attack him. One particular incident happened after Tommy Vercetti killed a man and several of his guards on the driving range in the golf course area. Several nearby golfers attacked Tommy but he managed to escape them. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-GSF. Grove Street Families City: Los Santos Turf: Grove Street Leader: Carl Johnson (CJ), Sean Johnson (Sweet) Clothes/ colours: Any green clothing. Shirts, pants, bandanas, etc... Vehicles: Savanna, Greenwood, Blade, Voodoo (Credit: Dan Justice, Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Robbery, land/ property acquisition The Grove Street Families were originally formed somewhere in the 1980's. The Johnson brothers, Sean and Carl, along with Big Smoke and Ryder lead the group. Due to fighting among the family, rival gangs, and drugs the Grove Street Family lost much of its influence by the early 1990's. In 1992, Carl returned to Los Santos and began helping the Grove Street Families regain territory and influence. However, due to the defection of Big Smoke and Ryder and the murder of several top members, the Grove Street Family was almost wiped out. Later that year, the Grove Street Families returned and were eventually able to wipe out most of the other gangs in Los Santos. They allied themselves with the Varrios Los Aztecas at this point. Storyline: The downfall of the gang started around 1987 when a mistake by Carl allowed the youngest brother in the family, Brian, to be killed. Carl left Los Santos and went to Liberty City. In 1992, the Johnson's mother was killed and Carl returned. Upon his return he was framed for a cop's murder and found his former gang to have lost influence and been broken up through fighting among themselves. Carl set out to bring the gang back to life. He managed to starting gaining influence again but found drugs had become a big problem with the former members. Carl looked to be succeeding until the Grove Street Family was betrayed by Big Smoke and Ryder. Several high ranking members were killed in the incident and Sweet was placed in jail. Carl was forced out of Los Santos. While Carl went around other cities and towns in San Andreas he was able to acquire a garage, an airstrip, and become a partial owner of a casino. He killed Ryder and a number of individuals that he thought were involved in the drug operation that cost him his family and gang. He returned to Los Santos with new allies and was able to take back his neighbourhood. Sweet was released from jail. Carl and Sweet got the Grove Street Family together again and they eventually killed Big Smoke and most of the rival gang, the Ballas. It's unknown whether the family was able to maintain their influence in the following years. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-HAI. Haitians City: Vice City Turf: Little Haiti Leader: Auntie Poulet Clothes/ colours: Purple bandanas and shirts, blue pants. Vehicles: Voodoo Activity: Drug dealing, smuggling In the mid 1980's, Cuban refugees came to Vice City in increasing numbers due to its close proximity to Haiti. At some point they began a turf war with Cuban refugees in Vice City. The war was very back and forth with no one getting the upper hand. The Haitians were able to win several key fights between the gangs; however, the Cubans eventually crippled the Haitians when several of them destroyed a Haitian factory. The Haitian gang was not heard from after that point and are believed to be either gone or in very few numbers. Storyline: In 1986, the Haitians were involved in a turf war with the Cubans in Vice City. The Cubans were aided by Tommy Vercetti in several missions. However, Auntie Poulet used some special potions and brainwashing to get Tommy to perform a few tasks for the Haitians. He helped them in several fights with the Cubans. However, Tommy went back to work for the Cubans and blew up the Haitian factory which may have crippled the Haitian gang. It's unknown what happened after this. Comments: A lot of the dialogue for GTA Vice City referencing the killing of Haitians had to be removed or edited in later versions or re-releases of the game. This was due to the Haitian community's reaction over the negative treatment of their culture/ group and the image it portrayed of them. But apparently it's ok to reference the killing of Italians, Cubans (although the Cubans also had problems with this), Columbians, French, etc... It's a game people, get over it. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-LFM. Leone Family City: Liberty City Turf: Saint Mark's Leader: Currently Joey Leone or Toni Cipriani, formerly Salvatore Leone (formation of family in 80's until 2001) Clothes/ colours: Black suits, sunglasses, mafia style Vehicles: Mafia Sentinel Activity: Protection, gambling, prostitution, drug trafficking Little is known about the Leone Family before the 1990's. Salvatore Leone became the leader sometime in the 1980's after a power struggle in the family. In 1992, they were a third owner of a casino in Las Venturas called Caligula's Casino. This was thanks to Salvatore lending the Sindacco Family $5 million as an investment for the casino. The Leone Family waited for the right time and that same year they made their move. Taking over the casino, they were able to basically wipe out the Sindacco Family. The Forelli Family sent men after the Leone's but they were killed as well. However, the casino was later robbed and it is assumed that the Leone's pulled out of the casino after that incident. The Sindacco's took it over again afterwards. In 1998, the Leone's made further pushes in Liberty City when Toni Cipriani returned to the family. They killed several Sindacco and Forelli Family members in a turf war. They also lost a lot of territory to the Diablos, Triads, and Yakuza. By 2001, the Leone's were in gang wars with the Yakuza, Cartel, and Forelli's. This put a severe strain on their resources. The biggest blow came when Salvatore Leone was murdered by a former employee named Claude. It is assumed that either Joey Leone, Salvatore's son, or Toni Cipriani, Salvatore's right hand man took over the family. Storyline: In 1992, the Leone Family took control of Caligula's Casino from the Sindacco and Forelli Families. Retaliation was met with by Carl Johnson who was working for the Leone's at the time. What Salvatore Leone didn't know was that Carl was planning a heist on the casino and using his access to gather information. Carl eventually robbed the casino and it's believed that the Leone's pulled out of the casino at this point or shortly afterwards. In 1998, Toni Cipriani returned to Liberty City and the Leone Family after performing a hit on a "made" man in the city in 1994. Toni helped Salvatore expand the Leone's influence by first killing the mayor of Liberty City. They would also end the Sindacco Family in Liberty City and kill a great deal of Forelli Family members. However, they lost territory to the Diablos, Triads, and Yakuza during that time. Toni would eventually become Salvatore's right hand man. By 2001, the Leone's had lost some influence in the city but recruited Claude to do work for them. With his help the Leone's were able to eliminate the Triad threat and destroy a huge tanker owned by the Columbian Cartel. Salvatore began to believe that Claude had betrayed him. Salvatore set up a trap but Maria, Salvatore's former lover, saved Claude. Through Maria's connections, Claude began to work with the Yakuza. He had to prove to the Yakuza that he was no longer allied with the Leone's and, therefore, killed Salvatore. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-MBR. Mendez Brothers City: Vice City Turf: Vice City (City-wide influence) Leader: Armando and Diego Mendez Clothes/ colours: Light coloured suits/ clothing Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Drug trafficking/ distribution The Mendez Brothers were a huge drug cartel that choked Vice City in the 1980's. They were the largest cartel in the city and would kill anyone in their way. The Mendez Brothers supplied the Vice City citizens with drugs and were involved in any drug deal that took place in the city. Lead by Armando and Diego they maintained their power until 1984 when the group was killed off by the Vance Brothers after a turf war was started between them. Storyline: In 1984, they had a deal setup with the Vance Brothers and Jerry Martinez. The deal went bad and the Mendez Brothers were set to kill everyone involved. Lance managed to talk them into working with the Vance Brothers as business partners. However, this was just a setup and they attacked the Vance's. The Vance Brothers killed the Mendez Brothers and most of their bodyguards. It's believed that the group was ended at that point. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-MCBT. Mountain Cloud Boys (Triads) City: San Fierro, Las Venturas Turf: Chinatown (SF), Four Dragons Casino (LV) Leader: Wu Zi Mu Clothes/ colours: Black suits Vehicles: Sultan and Stratum (Credit: Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Casino operating, street racing. In the early 1990's the Mountain Cloud Boys attempted to bring together the Triad groups in San Fierro in order to unite them against a Vietnamese gang known as the Da Nang Boys. Located in San Fierro, the Da Nang Boys choose the Triad territory as their new area of business. The Da Nang Boys killed the entire Blood Feather Triads before the Mountain Cloud Boys could ally with them. As retaliation, the Mountain Cloud Boys and Carl Johnson managed to kill several Da Nang Boys members in the following attack. The Da Nang Boys were becoming increasingly aggressive because the group was making a full move to San Fierro from Vietnam. The Mountain Cloud Boys lead an attack on the Da Nang Boys' tanker out in the bay, north of San Fierro. Killing all the Da Nang Boys within including their leader, Snakehead, the Mountain Cloud Boys had ended the threat. They soon moved primary operations to Las Venturas in the Four Dragons Casino. Facing pressures from the Mafia the Mountain Cloud Boys, along with Carl Johnson, were able to rob the Mafia's casino and end their threat. The Mountain Cloud Boys would become strong allies of the Grove Street Families. Storyline: CJ first meets Wu Zi Mu (Woozie for short) out near Red County. They have a race and CJ ends up winning. CJ moves to San Fierro after winning a garage from Catalina and Claude. CJ and Woozie proceed to team up and face off with the Da Nang Boys after they killed the Blood Feather Triads. In order to gather more information CJ swims out to the Da Nang Boys' tanker and planted a bug on their communication devices. Listening in, they found that the entire Da Nang Boys gang is moving to San Fierro. In an attempt to stop them, CJ heads out to the tanker and kills the entire gang, frees some refugees, and kills the Da Nang Boys' leader, Snakehead. Afterwards, the Mountain Cloud Boys move their main operations to Las Venturas and open a casino called the Four Dragons. They run into problems when the Mafia give them a hard time. CJ performs several tasks to get the Mafia off the Mountain Cloud Boys' back. Eventually, CJ and Woozie set up a heist on the Mafia casino and it is successful. The Grove Street Family and the Mountain Cloud Boys become allies. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-PUN. Purple Nines City: Liberty City Turf: Wichita Gardens Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Jeans, purple jackets. Vehicles: Hoods Rumpo XL Activity: Burglary, robbery, drug dealing. In 2000 or 2001, the Purple Nines started up as a small gang in Wichita Gardens in Liberty City. They mainly dealt with drug dealing of a new drug, SPANK, supplied by the Cartel and the Yardies. The Purple Nines were also into burglary and small time robbery. Unfortunately, their turf was originally and currently the turf of the Red Jacks. This started a gang war between the two groups. The Red Jacks were eventually able to wipe out the Purple Nines and end their short history. Storyline: The Purple Nines started up in 2000 or 2001. They quickly tried to take over the territory of the Red Jacks. Their main front was the sale of SPANK supplied by the Columbian Cartel. The Red Jacks decided to enlist the help of Claude in 2001 to deal with the Purple Nines problem. They first got him to kill any Purple Nine he saw on the street which quickly decreased their numbers. Afterwards, there wasn't much left for the gang so they decided to have one final battle with the Red Jacks and Claude. Claude and a member of the Red Jacks took on the remaining members of the Purple Nines and were able to finish them off for good. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-REGT. Red Gecko Tong (Triads) City: San Fierro, Las Venturas Turf: Chinatown (SF), Four Dragons Casino (LV) Leader: Ran Fa Li Clothes/ colours: Black suits Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Gambling The Red Gecko Tong's are led by Ran Fa Li. They're a section of the Triads in San Fierro. In the early 1990's, one of the sects, the Blood Feather Triads, were killed by a Vietnamese gang known as the Da Nang Boys. Ran Fa Li and Wu Zi Mu, leader of the Mountain Cloud Boys, come together to form a union in the Triad gang to fight the Vietnamese group. They were successful in destroying the Da Nang Boys thanks to the help of Carl Johnson. Later that year, Ran Fa Li became a partial owner of the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas with the Mountain Cloud Boys and the Grove Street Families. Storyline: CJ first meets Ran Fa Li when he is introduced by Wu Zi Mu. CJ recovers some packages for Ran Fa Li and helps him to leave the Mountain Cloud Boys betting shop safely by creating a diversion. CJ also ends up killing off the entire Da Nang Boys gang. Later on, Ran Fa Li becomes a partial owner of the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas with CJ and Wu Zi Mu. Ran Fa Li, apparently, is ranked higher than Wu Zi Mu in the Triad organization. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-REJ. Red Jacks City: Liberty City Turf: Wichita Gardens Leader: D-Ice Clothes/ colours: Jeans, red jackets. Vehicles: Hoods Rumpo XL Activity: Burglary, robbery, drug dealing. In 2000, the Red Jacks were ruling the neighbourhood of Wichita Gardens in Liberty City. Then in 2000 or 2001 the Purple Nines arrived on the scene and staked their claim on the Wichita Gardens area. The Red Jacks and Purple Nines immediately erupted into a gang war for control of the area. The groups had very similar fronts and activities so the gang war wasn't just based on territory. Both distributed drugs on the streets so the other gang's activities would cost them profit. In 2001, the Red Jacks decided to end the Purple Nines' threat. A series of shoot outs and fist fights broke out and the Red Jacks killed off the Purple Nines gang entirely. Storyline: In 2001, D-Ice, the leader of the Red Jacks, enlisted the help of Claude to eliminate the Purple Nines forever. He first went out to the streets and killed every Purple Nines he saw. This decimated the Purple Nines numbers and they decided to make one final stand against the Red Jacks. Claude and a Red Jack member (D-Ice's brother) fought with the remaining members of the Purple Nines and won. This ended the Purple Nines and established the Red Jacks as the top gang (only gang) in Wichita Gardens. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-SAFR. San Fierro Rifa City: San Fierro Turf: Doherty Leader: T-Bone Mendez (until 1992) Clothes/ colours: Any turquoise clothing. Wife-beaters, pants, bandanas, etc... Vehicles: Stallion, Blade, Sabre (Credit: Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Robbery, drug dealing, drug production. Sometime before 1992, the Rifa and the Ballas (Los Santos) allied themselves in a business deal. This was in large part thanks to the Loco Syndicate that the Rifa leader, T-Bone Mendez, was a part of. The Rifa would manufacture drugs in San Fierro and then send them to Los Santos for the Ballas to sell on the streets. Both groups profited from this and it was the main form of income for the gangs. However, in 1992 the factory was destroyed and T-Bone Mendez was killed. The group is believed to have disbanded or continued on in a weakened state. Storyline: It isn't known when the Rifa gang was formed. They primarily manufactured and sold drugs to other groups as well as the Ballas gang in Los Santos. They were lead by T-Bone Mendez. In 1992, the Ballas destroyed the Grove Street Families, their biggest rivals. One of the leaders, Carl Johnson, took his revenge on the Ballas and destroyed the Rifa's drug plant so the Ballas could no longer get their supply of drugs. CJ also killed T-Bone Mendez. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-SEG. Security Guards City: Vice City Turf: Starfish Island, North Point Mall, Leaf Links, Escobar International Airport Leader: Company - Patrol Invest Group (P.I.G.) Clothes/ colours: Dark blue officer uniforms Vehicles: Baggage Handler (airport only) Activity: Protection, smuggling. Security guards are hired by certain companies for protection and security purposes. The main company is called Patrol Invest Group. In the mid 1980's they were in high demand in Vice City because of the huge increase in criminal and drug activities. They will usually shoot, before asking questions, at anyone they feel is up to no good. These security guards are often chased by police officers. The reason for this is that the police don't see them as a legitimate security company and because they randomly shoot at anyone. It's believed that the group uses Escobar International Airport for smuggling activities. Storyline: Tommy Vercetti encounters these guards several times in Vice City in 1986. They're involved in numerous conflicts mainly around the North Point Mall. This is the turf of the Streetwannabe's so the conflict of the two groups is sparked easily. The security guards are often chased by cops for their "shot first, asked questions later" attitudes. It's believed that the Security Guards use Escobar International Airport for smuggling activities. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-SFM. Sindacco Family City: Liberty City, Las Venturas Turf: Portland (LC), Caligula's Casino (LV) Leader: 1992 - Johnny Sindacco, 1998 - Paulie Sindacco Clothes/ colours: Suits, sunglasses, leather jackets Vehicles: Sindacco Argento (LC) (Credit: Dan Justice), Admiral (LV) (Credit: Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Protection, gambling, prostitution, drug dealing. In the early 1990's, the Sindaccos were one of three Liberty City mafia families that owned shares of Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. They were able to fund this after a loan of $5 million from the Leone's. Out of the 3 mafia families the Sindacco's were that ones that seem most interested in Las Venturas as a business opportunity. They maintained a warehouse in Las Venturas where they manufactured fake betting chips to distribute at rival casinos to disrupt their business. They also owned a meat factory. However, the Sindacco's time ran out in 1992 when management at the Four Dragons Casino killed almost every member of the Sindacco Family in their meat factory in Las Venturas. In 1998, the Sindacco's had become a shell of their former selves. They would be caught in turf wars with the Leone's and the Forelli's in Liberty City. The Leone's would eventually finish off the Sindacco Family for good in the city. It's believed that the Sindacco's then left Liberty City to operate full time in Las Venturas at the casino. Storyline: In 1992, Johnny Sindacco led the Sindacco Family. He was captured by Woozie and CJ drove him around town tied to the front of a car to get information out of him. Based on this, CJ was able to destroy the Sindacco plastic warehouse and stop their fake chip production. Johnny was released from hospital after the trauma he suffered thanks to CJ. CJ went to meet Johnny and the Sindacco's as a favour to Ken Rosenburg. When Johnny recognized CJ he died of a heart attack. CJ proceeded to kill all the Sindacco Family members in the factory and, basically, destroyed the family. By 1998 they had very little influence in Liberty City but were operating the casino in Las Venturas still and profiting. The Sindacco's got in a turf war with the Forelli's and the Leone's. Toni Cipriani managed to finish off the Sindacco's for good in Liberty City. Itís believed that they decided to focus on the casino in Las Venturas after this. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-STW. Streetwannabe's City: Vice City Turf: North Point Mall, Prawn Island Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Blue jeans, leather jacket, red shirts. Vehicles: Gang Burrito Activity: Theft, arms dealing. The Streetwannabe's are a small gang of wannabe thugs in Vice City. In the 1980's they took part in several minor acts against other gangs in Vice City to increase their reputation but were usually dealt with quickly. They mostly deal with theft of drugs or weapons and then resell them on the streets for profit. The Streetwannabe's focus mainly around the North Point Mall in Vice City and can often be seen in conflicts with the local security guards. Storyline: Tommy Vercetti deals with the Streetwannabe's several times during his rise in Vice City in 1986. Ricardo Diaz finds that one of his men is working with them and has been stealing extra cash from Diaz. He assigns Tommy to follow him. Tommy finds the man head into an abandoned house on Prawn Island. Tommy returns in a helicopter and slaughters most of the members there. He then travels on foot and recovers Diaz' drugs. Later, the Streetwannabe's steal Big Mitch Baker's bike and Tommy Vercetti recovers it from the group. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-TRLC. The Triads (Liberty City) City: Liberty City Turf: Chinatown Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Blue uniforms (like a mechanic's clothes) Vehicles: Fish Van Activity: Food distribution (fish), protection. The Triads of Liberty City were never an organized group or held much power until 1998. At that time, they sabotaged a Leone Family complex and destroyed it. This site would later become a Fish Factory for the Triads. During the following years the Triads gained more and more influence on Portland Island. They were never major but had a good front and numerous members. In 2001, the Triads started a war with the Leone Family again by attacking some high ranking members. With the help of Claude, the Leone's were able to kill several high ranking members of the Triads and destroy the Triad Fish Factory. The Triad influence seemed to drop after that incident. Storyline: The Triads weren't much of a group until they destroyed a Leone Family facility in 1998. Toni Cipriani was in the building and managed to survive the explosion and the following swarm of Triad members. This could be the cause for his strong hatred of the Triads by 2001. The Triads rebuilt the building as their Fish Factory, a legitimate front for the group. Subsequent attacks on the Leone Family allowed them to gain more territory. In 2001, the Triads started a gang war with the Leone's by first attacking Toni Cipriani. He instructed Claude to take out several Triad leaders and destroy their Fish Factory in Portland. Claude accomplished this and ended the threat from the Triads. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-TRPM. Trailer Park Mafia City: Vice City Turf: Trailer Park Leader: Marty Jay Williams Clothes/ colours: Dirty jeans, wife beater shirts. Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Drug distribution, prostitution, protection. The Trailer Park Mafia existed in the poor neighbourhoods of Vice City in the early 1980's. They took advantage of the poor civilians in these areas and squeezed all they could out of them. Their activities cause problems with other local gangs but they fail to care about these matters. Their leader is killed in 1984 and the group is broken up after this. Storyline: Marty Jay Williams leads the Trailer Park Mafia in the 1980's. In 1984, they start working with Victor Vance. Marty was constantly abusive to his wife, Louise. She eventually tries to leave but Marty kidnaps her. Victor Vance tracks him down and kills him before he can get to his hideout. The group breaks up and Vic takes over their business after this. It's unknown if the group reforms later on. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-VAG. Vagos City: Los Santos Turf: Las Colinas, East Beach Leader: Unknown Clothes/ colours: Dark pants/ shorts, white shirts (wife-beaters), any yellow bandanas, hats or other clothing. Vehicles: Voodoo, Tornado, Ocean, Hermes (Credit: Nitzhi Volganopol) Activity: Drug distribution, robbery. In the early 1990's (or late 1980's) the Vagos allied themselves with the Ballas in a drug distribution empire lead by Officer Tenpenny of the LSPD's CRASH dept. In 1992, the Ballas wiped out the Grove Street Families the Vagos were able to wipe out the Varrios Los Aztecas, the rival Hispanic gang. Taking over their territory, the Vagos enjoyed a time of dominance along with the Ballas. However, the Grove Street Families and the Varrios Los Aztecas returned and killed numerous Vagos members. They would eventually lose most or all of their territory. Storyline: In 1992, the Ballas wiped out the Grove Street Families the Vagos had several Varrios Los Aztecas members defect to them due to drugs. The Vagos killed most of the remaining Varrios Los Aztecas members and took over their territory. They enjoyed this time as an ally of the Ballas and the Loco Syndicate. Eventually, Cesar (former leader of the Varrios Los Aztecas) returned and with the help of CJ and other Varrios Los Aztecas members they killed the Vagos. It's unknown if the gang survived after this decimation. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-VLA. Varrios Los Aztecas City: Los Santos Turf: El Corona Leader: Cesar Vialpando Clothes/ colours: Any turquoise clothing. Wife-beaters, pants, bandanas. Vehicles: Any low-rider Activity: Street racing, car modifications (car shops) In 1992, the Varrios Los Aztecas were in a turf war with the Vagos. The Vagos represented the Mexican gangs involved in drugs distribution. The Los Aztecas wanted nothing to do with drugs and focused primarily on car racing and modifying of cars. However, the Vagos allied themselves with the Ballas and managed to kill most of the Varrios Los Aztecas members. Several others turned on their friends and joined the Vagos because of the drugs. Cesar Vialpando and several high ranking members fled Los Santos. A while later they returned and allied with the Grove Street Families, managing to kill off most of the Vagos members and reclaim their territory. Storyline: In 1992, Cesar Vialpando led the Varrios Los Aztecas. After the Ballas and Vagos killed most of the Varrios Los Aztecas and Grove Street Families members, Cesar, CJ, Kendl, and other members of both gangs left Los Santos. They set up base in a garage in San Fierro to figure out a strategy on getting back their territory in Los Santos. Eventually, CJ and Cesar made it back into Los Santos. CJ helped Cesar and several members of the Varrios Los Aztecas fight off and kill most of the Vagos gangs and reclaim their territory. Cesar and CJ created a strong alliance between their two groups but it is unknown if it lasted. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-VGCR. Vercetti Gang/ Crime Ring City: Vice City Turf: Various locations, Starfish Island Leader: Tommy Vercetti Clothes/ colours: Hawaiian shirts and navy blue pants. Vehicles: Unknown Activity: Protection, drug trafficking, counterfeiting, various businesses used as fronts. In the mid 1980's the Vercetti gang appeared, basically, overnight. After completely destroying the Diaz (Columbian) gang, the Vercetti gang took over most of their property. The Vercetti Gang was involved in tons of property acquisition which included such companies as the Print Works, Boatyard, Kauffmann Cabs, Pole Position, and several others. After an attempt to destroy the gang by their former allies, the Forelliís, the Vercetti Gang settled in to their spot at the top of Vice City. It's reported that the Vercetti Gang was still running Vice City in 1992. Storyline: In 1986, after Tommy Vercetti killed Ricardo Diaz and most of his gang, he took over Diaz' mansion. The new 'Vercetti' mansion on Starfish Island became the central base for the Vercetti Gang. They purchased several companies as fronts for their activities. Soon enough, Tommy Vercetti's former bosses came looking for him. Tommy and the Vercetti Gang took care of the Forelli threat and continued to gain influence in the city. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-YAK. Yakuza City: Liberty City Turf: Torrington Leader: 1998 - Kasuki, 2001 - Asuka & Kenji, currently unknown Clothes/ colours: Black suits, black clothing. Vehicles: Yakuza Stinger Activity: Gambling, extortion. In 1998, the Yakuza had an immense arsenal. This included a tank and other military weapons. However, the Leone Family were able to destroy a great deal of this weaponry and slow the Yakuza take over in Torrington. Unfortunately for the Leone's, the Yakuza still managed to take over Torrington on Staunton Island. The Yakuza continued their turf war with the Leone Family and started one with the Columbian Cartel. These turf wars continued through 2001. However, the Leone Family would suffer a significant blow from the Yakuza. The Yakuza managed to kill Salvatore Leone, the Don of the family. The Yakuza would suffer as well as both Kenji and his sister Asuka, the leaders of the Yakuza, were killed. Both killed by the Columbian Cartel. The Cartel would be almost completely wiped out shortly after that. Storyline: In 1998, the Yakuza was building up their arsenal in Liberty City. However, the leader, Kasuki Kasen, had a very vengeful wife. They were in an arranged marriage and he preferred the company of men over her (you catch my drift?). She wanted to see her husband dead and his gang destroyed thanks to this lack of attention. So she hired Toni Cipriani to perform a few jobs to destroy the gang, its arsenal and kill Kasuki. Even so, they managed to take Torrington on Staunton Island from the Leone Family. In 2001, the Yakuza were in turf wars with the Leone Family and the Columbian Cartel. Asuka, one of the leaders, would partner up with a former employee of the Leone Family after he was betrayed. This person was Claude. Claude killed Salvatore Leone and several assassin groups of Leone Family members searching for Claude. Having put this war behind them, the Yakuza focused on the Columbian Cartel. Asuka and Kenji sent Claude on several missions to stop their activities. Claude would eventually work for a media tycoon named Donald Love. Donald set up a plan to kill Kenji and frame the Cartel. It worked. The Yakuza believed the Cartel killed Kenji. Asuka launched a war of revenge against the Cartel and their operations. But Asuka would eventually be killed by the Cartel leader, Catalina. ----------------------------------------------------------- C-YAR. Yardies City: Liberty City Turf: Newport Leader: King Courtney Clothes/ colours: Tan coloured vest and pants. Vehicles: Yardie Lobo Activity: Car racing, drug dealing The Yardies are a street gang in Liberty City. They focus on street racing and dealing of drugs as their primary fronts. In 2001, the Yardies were allied with the Columbian Cartel to produce and distribute a new drug called SPANK. The Yardies' drug fronts, coffee stands, would be destroyed that year by the Yakuza. The Yardies would suffer another blow later as the Columbian Cartel was almost completely wiped out. It's most likely that the Yardies simply went back to the regular drug dealing and car racing activities. Storyline: In 2001, the Yardies allied with the Columbian Cartel to distribute SPANK across Liberty City. During the same time, Claude worked for them on a few missions to help collect cars and to try and wipe out the Diablos in Portland. Once Claude was done with them he was working for the Yakuza and destroyed the Yardies' front, their coffee stands. Claude would later be responsible for the destruction of the Columbian Cartel. It's likely that the Yardies continued on with drug selling and car racing. ===================================================================== D. Characters Well we've gone through the gangs and cities of the Grand Theft Auto universe but now we get down to the characters. No 2 characters in the GTA universe are alike. Past experiences and circumstances change people's lives and set them down their own path or destiny. This section will go through some of the more influential people in Grand Theft Auto. As I have previously stated, if you have any comments or wish I add someone's profile then email me and I'll work it out for you. This section contains background information and a few comments from me. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-8B. 8-Ball Full name: Unknown Nicknames: 8-Ball Affiliation: None specific. Lives in: Liberty City 8-Ball is the man to go to in Liberty City when you need a bomb. He's an explosives expert that operates 3 shops across the city. In 1998, 8-Ball helped out Toni Cipriani on several missions he did for Donald Love. This was probably why he had such strong ties with the Leone Family by 2001. Prior to the events in GTA III, 8-Ball suffered injuries to both his hands. Although it was believe to be caused by a cop spilling hot oil/ fat on them, GTA Advance reveals that he suffered these injuries from a gang ambush. By 2001, 8-Ball is on his way to jail with his hands bandaged up. However, the Columbian Cartel attacks his police escort to break another man out. 8-Ball and a man he just met named Claude (you may know him) use this opportunity to escape. 8- Ball went back to work and introduced Claude to the Leone Family. 8- Ball provide Claude with his explosive expertise on several occasions including joining Claude in a mission to blow up a Cartel tanker. However, the Leone Family betray Claude. Nothing is heard from 8-Ball after this. It's assumed that he carried on regular business operations. Comments: Despite living in Liberty City, 8-Ball has bomb shops located in Vice City and the San Andreas state. He sure does get around. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-BD. B Dup Full name: Mark Wayne Nicknames: B Dup Affiliation: Was Grove Street Families, became a drug dealer and probably allied with Ballas. Lives in: Los Santos B Dup started his days as a member of the Grove Street Families. He ran with them no matter what. However, once CJ left for Liberty City and drugs started being pumped into the city he changed. B Dup became a drug dealer. One of the biggest drug dealers in Los Santos in fact. He introduced Big Bear to the drug world and used Big Bear's addiction to keep him as a slave. When CJ returns to Los Santos, he and Ryder headed over to try to get B Dup and Big Bear back. But B Dup rejected them and Big Bear is simply too addicted to do anything. Later, when CJ returns to Los Santos after the destruction of the Grove Street Families, B Dup is still the same but Big Bear turns on him and joins the Grove Street Families again. B Dup continues on his ways. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-BM. Baker, Mitch Full name: Mitch Baker Nicknames: Big Mitch Affiliation: Bikers (leader) Lives in: Vice City Big Mitch is a Vietnam veteran turned biker. He leads the biker gang that is located at the Greasy Chopper Bar in Vice City. The biker gang and Mitch are all about respect and being a family. When Kent Paul asks Tommy Vercetti to get the bikers as security for the Love Fist concert, Baker gets Tommy to prove himself to the gang. He makes Tommy race with a bike and see how he handles it. Tommy wins and Baker gets Tommy to deliver the country a "kick in the ass" which Tommy is glad to deliver. But Baker's prized bike gets stolen and he asks Tommy to get it back. Tommy succeeds and Baker agrees to provide security for the Love Fist concert. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-BGB. Big Bear Full name: Barry Thorne Nicknames: Big Bear Affiliation: Was Grove Street Families, left for drugs but returned. Lives in: Los Santos Big Bear started out as a member of the Grove Street Families. After CJ left and drugs were introduced to Los Santos, his path changed. He became addicted to them thanks to B Dup. Big Bear became B Dup's slave for just a few sniffs of drugs now and again. He did anything B Dup wanted. When CJ returns to Los Santos and tried to get him back he was too attached to the drugs to leave B Dup. Once CJ comes back again, Big Bear has denounced his drug ways and leaves B Dup to rejoin the Grove Street Families. Comments: I was hoping to have a mission or two with Big Bear after he gets out of the rehab centre but that storyline never played out. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-BGS. Big Smoke Full name: Melvin Harris Nicknames: Big Smoke Affiliation: Was Grove Street Families, turned and joined the Ballas Lives in: Los Santos Big Smoke lived on Grove Street with Sweet, CJ, and Ryder since they were young. They did it all together eventually forming the Grove Street Families. However, CJ left for Liberty City after his brother, Brian, died and things changed. Drugs were introduced to Los Santos and Big Smoke got in on this with Ryder. Big Smoke became a huge drug dealer in Los Santos thanks to the drugs supplied to him from San Fierro. Big Smoke turned his back on the Grove Street Families and led them to an ambush. Most of the Grove Street Family members were killed. Big Smoke used this opportunity to fund different hospitals and centers around Los Santos. He became a loved philanthropist but these donations were based on drug money. CJ eventually destroyed the drug factory in San Fierro and returned to Los Santos. He stormed Big Smoke's drug base and came face to face with Big Smoke. Big Smoke stated that he wanted power and to be remembered. Big Smoke then attacked CJ but was killed. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-BRN. Burner, Ned Full name: Ned Burner Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Liberty Tree Newspaper Lives in: Liberty City Ned Burner was a newspaper reporter for the Liberty Tree by 1998. He always wanted to get the inside scoop so he impersonated a priest. Toni Cipriani came to see him and Ned got Toni to do several jobs including stealing diamonds from thieves and killing celebrities. Ned became an "award winning reporter" as he always knew the real story behind the incidents. Ned reveals he's a fraud and leaves Toni scratching his head in the church. Later, Ned catches Toni in the act of killing Avery Carrington. Toni chases after and kills him. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CRA. Carrington, Avery Full name: Avery Carrington Nicknames: None Affiliation: Vercetti gang but he isn't a member. Lives in: Vice City Avery is the main real estate developer in Vice City in the 1980's. He has a set plan for each area of the city and if something is in the way then he takes actions to make sure it gets out of his way. Avery hires Tommy Vercetti to perform some of these "clearing" jobs for him. Once Tommy destroys the Diaz gang, Avery is there to lend Tommy advice on business and the town. During one mission, Avery introduces Tommy to his protťgť, Donald Love. Donald Love seems to learn a lot off Avery as he becomes a big business tycoon in Liberty City years later. When Avery comes to Liberty City he plans to start up the Panlantic Corporation but Donald Love has Toni Cipriani kill his former mentor and steal his plans. Donald gets Toni to steal Avery's body as it was being transported and deliver it to Donald for his 'morgue party'. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CSG. Casa, Giovanni Full name: Giovanni Casa Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Sindacco Family Lives in: Liberty City Casa owned and operated a deli near Chinatown on Portland Island. It's located in the heart of Sindacco Family territory which sparks ideas that he could have been allied with the Sindacco's. Casa became Ma Cipriani's lover some time in the mid 1990's. Ma always compared her son, Toni, to Casa as she believed he was a good man and treated his mother with respect. Toni knew that Casa was nothing but a pervert and decided to show his mom the truth. He followed Casa and took pictures of him dressed as a baby with some hookers but Ma wouldn't accept it and yelled at Toni for spying. Toni was fed up and finally killed Casa. He proceeded to cut Casa's body up and sell his organs to his own deli shop. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CMJ. Cassidy, Mary-Jo Full name: Mary-Jo Cassidy Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Phil Cassidy's sister Lives in: Vice City In 1984, Mary-Jo Cassidy lived in the poor trailer park areas of Vice City along with her brother and sister. Mary-Jo appears to be jealous of her sister as Louise is the one who gains Victor Vance's friendship and love interest. Mary-Jo is also jealous when Louise is kidnapped. After Louise is killed, it's believed that Mary-Jo takes care of Louise's young daughter according to Louise's wishes. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CP. Cassidy, Phil Full name: Phil Cassidy Nicknames: The One-Armed Bandit Affiliation: Freelance arms supplier Lives in: 1984-86 - Vice City, 1998-2001 - Liberty City Phil Cassidy is a war veteran who took part in several missions in Nicaragua with the U.S. Army. He states that he lost one of his arms during that war. However, in 1984 he was living in Vice City and still had both arms. Phil is revealed to have 2 sisters named Louise and Mary-Jo. In 1984, he helped Victor Vance in his building of the Vance Brothers Empire. In 1986, He was hired by Tommy Vercetti to take part in a bank heist. After the mission, Phil was celebrating with Tommy and made some of his famous "Boomshine" alcoholic drink. An accident occurred and the Boomshine exploded. Phil was standing in front of it and his arm was blown off. Tommy rushed him to the hospital. In 1998, Phil was living in Liberty City and supplying weaponry to the Yakuza. By 2001, he had set up shop in the northern part of Staunton Island. Claude was tasked with helping Phil fight off some Columbian Cartel members that were coming to rough him up. They were successful and Phil continued with his arms business called "Phil's Army Surplus". ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CWL. Cassidy-Williams, Louise Full name: Louise Cassidy-Williams Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Phil Cassidy, Marty Jay Williams (Trailer Park Mafia) Lives in: Vice City The sister of Phil Cassidy and the wife of Marty Jay Williams, Louise was involved with Victor Vance in 1984. She had a daughter with Marty Jay Williams despite his abusive habits. Victor kills Marty after kidnapping Louise and she becomes involved in a rocky relationship with Victor. She's kidnapped by Jerry Martinez later on and then is killed by Armando Mendez as a way of punishing Victor Vance. As she dies she tells Victor that she wants her daughter to be raised by Mary-Jo. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CA. Catalina Full name: Catalina Nicknames: None Affiliation: Columbian Cartel by 2001. Lives in: Badlands in San Andreas (1992), moved to Liberty City. Catalina lived in the outer areas of Los Santos in the early 1990's. She is Cesar's cousin. In 1992, Cesar gets CJ to meet with her at a bar. When CJ walks in the bar he finds Catalina holding a knife up against two men. They go after her but she slices one and take CJ out of the bar. Catalina immediately takes control and orders CJ to take her on some robberies she has planned. This includes a tanker, a betting shop, a bank, and a store. During this time Catalina falls in love with CJ but she quickly turns on him and has found a new lover. This happens to be Claude. Claude and CJ have a race which CJ wins. Catalina hands CJ the deed to a garage in San Fierro and leaves for Liberty City with Claude. In 2001, Catalina and Claude rob a bank in Liberty City. Catalina turns on Claude here and shots him. Claude survives and gets out of jail. Catalina takes control of the Columbian Cartel and introduces SPANK to the city along with her partner, Miguel. She uses the Cartel to take out Claude but they fail. Eventually, she kills Claude's business associate, Asuka, and kidnaps Claude's lover, Maria. Claude chases after and kills her by blowing up the helicopter she was in and decimates the Cartel. Comments: Catalina appears to like the rough stuff in bed as she shows CJ. A woman after my own heart. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CL. Chong, Lee Full name: Lee Chong Nicknames: "Chunky" Lee Chong Affiliation: Triads Lives in: Liberty City Chunky Lee Chong was a member of the Triads in Liberty City in 2001. He owned a small noodle stand in the heart of Chinatown. It's found out that Chunky Lee Chong is using his noodle stand to sell SPANK for the Columbian Cartel. Joey Leone can't stand for this and hires Claude to kill him. Claude enters Chinatown and is attacked by a group of Triads. Claude kills them and then kills Chunky. This event sparks more conflict between the Triads and the Leone Family. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CM. Chonks, Marty Full name: Marty Chonks Nicknames: None Affiliation: His business. Lives in: Liberty City Marty is the owner of the Bitchin` Dog Food Factory in Portland. He has fallen on financial problems and hires Claude to take care of a few issues to help with this problem. Claude delivers Marty`s banker, his wife, and some street thugs that Marty paid to raid his house. Each time they are brought to the factory, Marty kills them and adds them to the dog food list. Unfortunately, Marty`s wife had a lover that Marty owed money to and he comes to the factory for revenge. Marty attempts to kill him but the lover gets the drop first and kills Marty. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CV. Cilli, Vincenzo Full name: Vincenzo Cilli Nicknames: Lucky Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City In the early 1990's, Vincenzo was a small time member of the Leone Mafia Family. At some point around 1994, Toni Cipriani killed a made man and had to flee Liberty City. Vincenzo started to climb his way up the family hierarchy. He became one of Salvatore's top men. When Toni returned in 1998 he found Vincenzo had taken his place. Toni was forced to work for Vincenzo. Vincenzo treated Toni like crap and with no respect. Toni dealt with it for Salvatore's sake but was growing increasingly impatient. Soon Vincenzo assigned Toni with picking up his car and a stash of drugs in it. Toni went there but found the car was a setup with the cops. Toni called up Vincenzo who said he knew it was a setup but didn't care as sometimes you have to take risks. Toni quit Vincenzo's employment and crushed his car. Vincenzo then called to make peace. He invited Toni to a tanker to offload a shipment. Toni entered the tanker and was trapped with a bunch of chainsaw maniacs. Toni killed them and then killed Vincenzo. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CMS. Mrs. Cipriani Full name: Mrs. Cipriani (no first name is given) Nicknames: Ma, Ma Cipriani Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Mrs. Cipriani is the mother of Toni. Her husband was once part of the mafia (probably the Leone Family) as well but was eventually killed or died in an undisclosed manner. She holds Toni to the same standards as her husband and is, thus, never satisfied with what he does. Toni is a failure to her. In the mid 1990's Toni had to leave Liberty City after killing a made man. In 1998, he returns and she sees Toni as bringing a bad name to her family so she calls a hit on him. Toni fights off the assassins and she eventually calls it off once Toni becomes 'made'. She's proud of him at that point. Toni moves back in with his mother and she resorts back to her old ways of putting him down. Even after the hit attempt Toni still loves her and wishes to make her happy. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CT. Cipriani, Toni Full name: Antonio Cipriani Nicknames: Toni Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Toni Cipriani followed his father and got into the Leone Family mafia. He made his way up the family ladder and was eventually asked to kill a made man. Toni succeeded but had to leave Liberty City for several years until it blew over (ala Michael in GodFather). Returning in 1998, Toni joined the Leone Family again. He was placed under Vincenzo's watch, much to Toni's dismay. Working his way back up the ladder, he becomes Don Salvatoreís right hand man. Toni helps Salvatore in attempts to wipe out the other families in Liberty City. They succeed in killing off the Sindacco Family. By 2001, Toni had become the Donís capo. Toni would hire Claude to do some work for him usually involving the Triads. After Salvatore betrayed Claude, Claude returned and killed Salvatore Leone. It's unknown whether Salvatoreís son, Joey, or Toni Cipriani took over the family after that. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CLD. Claude Full name: Claude Nicknames: Fido, Kid Affiliation: Has worked for multiple groups. Lives in: San Fierro then moved to Liberty City Claude originally lived in San Fierro and owned a garage. In 1992, he started dating Catalina after she broke up with CJ. Claude and CJ raced for pink slips but Claude ended up losing. He handed over the deed to his garage to CJ. Claude and Catalina left for Liberty City. During the next few years they probably robbed several stores and banks in Liberty City. In 2001, they robbed another bank. On the way out Catalina shot Claude stating that he was only small time. Claude was sent to jail. However, on the trip to Liberty City Penitentiary the Columbian Cartel inadvertently broke Claude out. He started to work for the Leone Family but was eventually betrayed by them. Claude then killed Salvatore Leone as payback for this betrayal. Claude continued on his quest for revenge by working for the Yakuza. Eventually, Claude was able to kill Catalina after she kidnapped his girlfriend, Maria. He saved Maria and they moved on. But at the end of the game a shotgun blast can be heard. It's possible that Claude shot her to shut her up but nothing is certain. Comments: Claude's name was speculated at during GTA III. He was never referred to by name. Claude was the name fans gave him as some of the GTA III disc files referred to the name Claude. This would later be confirmed in GTA San Andreas when, after you have completed the game, Catalina calls CJ and yells out Claudeís name during their intimate love making. Claude's silence was also referred to in San Andreas. When Claude doesn't respond to CJ's threats, CJ calls him a mute. So this could mean that Claude actually is mute. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CJG. Cortez, Juan Garcia Full name: Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez Nicknames: Colonel Affiliation: Diaz Gang (Columbians) then Vercetti Gang Lives in: Vice City Colonel Cortez retired after serving many years in the army. It isn't known which army specifically but probably the Cuban one. There he became a friend of Ricardo Diaz and they moved to Vice City. Ricardo became a huge drug dealer while Cortez preferred to set up deals and help in his own way. Cortez sets up a deal between Ken Rosenburg and two brothers (Lance Vance and his brother) but the deal is attacked and the money and drugs are stolen. Cortez launches an investigation while getting Tommy to do a few jobs for him. The Colonel eventually steals some technology from the France and American armies and must leave Vice City on his boat. He gets Tommy to watch over his daughter, Mercedes, after he's gone. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-CRM. Cortez, Mercedes Full name: Mercedes Cortez Nicknames: Mercedes Affiliation: None. Lives in: Vice City Mercedes is Colonel Cortez's daughter. The Colonel is very protective of his daughter but she usually has things under control. Tommy Vercetti is introduced to Vice Cityís big time players thanks to Mercedes. She works at the Pole Position Strip Club originally and Tommy hires her to perform in one of the pornographic films that Steve Scott produces. Tommy also gets her to entertain the rock band Love Fist for him. She hits on Tommy during this time but nothing develops of their relationship. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-DI. D-Ice Full name: Unknown Nicknames: D-Ice Affiliation: Red Jacks Lives in: Liberty City D-Ice is the leader of the Red Jacks in Witchita Gardens. He finds an enemy in the new gang the Purple Nines after they start to move in on the Red Jacks' territory. D-Ice hires Claude to take care of the Purple Nines. Claude first runs around Witchita Gardens killing any Purple Nines member he sees which decimates their numbers. Claude then performs some small tasks for D-Ice and eventually Claude is asked to finish off the Purple Nines for good. He succeeds and D-Ice is left to rule Witchita Gardens. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-DR. Diaz, Ricardo Full name: Ricardo Diaz Nicknames: Diaz Affiliation: Diaz Gang Lives in: Vice City Ricardo originally served with Colonel Cortez for the army (possibly the Cuban one). He moved to Vice City only a few years before the events of GTA Vice City. He became a huge drug dealer in the city and established his gang after his dealings with Victor Vance in 1984. Diaz lived in a massive mansion on Starfish Island. He got his hands into every drug deal that went down in Vice City during that time. In 1986, Tommy Vercetti was sent to watch over one of Diaz' drug deals. When Haitians tried to kill them, Tommy helped keep Diaz alive. Tommy began work for Diaz such as stealing boats, collecting drugs, etc... He soon discovered that Diaz was the one that ruined the drug deal. Tommy plots to kill Diaz but Lance jumps the gun. he rescues Lance and they storm the Diaz Mansion and kill Ricardo Diaz before he kills them. Tommy takes over his empire and it's believed that his gang was finished afterwards. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-DW. Dwaine Full name: Dwaine Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Vice City in 1986, moved to San Fierro shortly after Dwaine was a partial owner of the boatyard in Vice City during 1986. He and his partner, Jethro, were bought out by Tommy Vercetti during his takeover of the city. Shortly after they moved to San Fierro. Dwaine began to run a Hot Dog Van business near the hospital. In 1992, The Truth came to Dwaine and offered him a job at CJ's garage. Dwaine jumped at the opportunity and helped CJ in starting up the car dealership business. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-EB. El Burro Full name: Unknown Nicknames: El Burro Affiliation: Diablos Lives in: Liberty City El Burro is the leader of the Diablos in Liberty City. Operating out of Hepburn Heights on Portland Island, El Burro runs a pornographic magazine publishing company. He hires Claude in 2001 to perform some tasks. He first requires Claude to win a street race and see if he's worthy. When Claude wins he's sent off on several missions to help El Burro maintain his business. Claude also gets El Burro`s car back after it's stolen by Triads. Afterwards, Claude goes to work for the Yardies who task Claude with killing as many Diablos as possible. This hurts El Burro's gang but he probably continued on with his business and the remaining members. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-FB. Forbes, Bryan Full name: Bryan Forbes Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vance Brothers, FBI Lives in: Vice City Brian was an undercover FBI cop in Vice City in 1984. He meets Victor Vance and begins to assist him on his rise to the top of the crime world. However, Lance soon discovers that he's an agent and he's captured by Victor and Lance. They take him to an abandoned building and make him talk. He reveals some false information that leads them to a gay white supremacist bar. They fight their way out and return. Victor proceeds to kill Brian as he tries to escape. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-FF. Forelli, Franco Full name: Franco Forelli Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Forelli Family Lives in: Liberty City Franco became the leader of the Forelli Family sometime after 1986 when Sonny Forelli was killed. Franco continues to hold substantial power in Liberty City primarily thanks to the Forelli's having Mayor R.C. Hole in their pocket. In 1998, the mayor began to put too much pressure on the Leone Family. Salvatore had Toni Cipriani kill the mayor while he was in the park. Franco was irate and began backing another candidate for the mayor spot. This was O'Donovan. O'Donovan would win but the Leone Family saved his life from the Sicilians and he owed them, thus giving control of the mayor to the Leone Family. Paulie would suffer more as several of his men were killed by the Leone Family during this time. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-FM. Forelli, Mike Full name: Mike Forelli Nicknames: Lips Affiliation: Forelli Family Lives in: Liberty City Mike "Lips" Forelli was a high ranking member of the Forelli Family in 2001. It isn't clear if he was the leader at that point but Joey Leone chose to kill him after the Forelli's wouldn't pay up on some debts they owed Joey. Joey hires Claude to kill Lips who's at Marco's Bistro enjoying a meal. Claude steals Lips' car and rigs it with a bomb. Claude returns the car and waits. When Lips returns to the vehicle and gets in it explodes and kills Lips Forelli. This was the start of another turf war between the Leone's and the Forelli's. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-FS. Forelli, Sonny Full name: Sonny Forelli Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Forelli Family Lives in: Liberty City Sonny Forelli was the head of the Forelli Family in the early 1980's. The Forelli's had a good hold on business in Liberty City so they decided to expand in the south, specifically Vice City. Sonny sent Tommy Vercetti down there to keep Tommy out their business and to prevent him from causing trouble in Liberty City. The drug deal that Tommy was a part of was ambushed and the money was lost. Sonny gave Tommy Vercetti a chance to get it back. He began to take over Vice City and Sonny grew increasingly impatient. Finally, Sonny came down to Vice City to take over Tommy's operation. Sonny had Lance betray Tommy but it would prove useless as Tommy killed Lance, Sonny, and several other Forelli Family members. During the conflict Sonny revealed that he had actually set Tommy up 15 years ago when he was arrested and put in jail. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-GL. Goterelli, Luigi Full name: Luigi Goterelli Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Luigi is the owner of the Sex Club 7 Strip Club on Portland Island. He began running the club some time after 1998. Before that it was Paulie's Revue Bar owned by the Sindacco's. In 2001, Luigi took in 8- Ball and Claude after they had escaped from a prison convey. He gave Claude work to help him get on his feet. Luigi mainly got Claude to run his girls around town to help with his business. Eventually, the Leone Family would turn on Claude. Claude would survive and then come back. He killed Don Salvatore as he was leaving Luigi's club. Luigi probably felt guilty that the Don was killed outside his club. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-HM. Hamfists, Mickey Full name: Mickey Hamfists Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Mickey is the bouncer at Luigi's Sex Club 7 in the Red Light District of Portland Island. He takes care of all the customers coming from the front or back and keeps the place in line. In 1998, the Sex Club 7 was opened up and Mickey was the main bouncer. Mickey and Luigi are very close friends and Mickey will do anything for him. Mickey is also an enforcer type for the Leone Family and attends all of the ceremonies were a person is "made". Sometimes he needs to clean up after the ceremony. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-HOJ. Hernandez, Officer Jimmy Full name: Officer Jimmy Hernandez Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Los Santos Police Department Lives in: Los Santos In 1992, Officer Hernandez had Officer Pulaski and Tenpenny in the CRASH division of the LSPD. Tenpenny was breaking him in on the dirty side of the law as he got Hernandez to do most of the work in the group. It's believed that Hernandez was the one to gun down Officer Pendelbury. Pendelbury was gathering information on Tenpenny's crooked operations and was about to let them be known. Tenpenny frames CJ for this death. Eventually, the law begins to focus in on what Tenpenny and gang are doing. Tenpenny becomes suspicious. When they are out in the desert, Tenpenny smacks Hernandez with a shovel and calls him a snitch. Pulaski gets CJ to dig the both of them a grave. As he digs, Hernandez comes to and jumps Pulaski. Pulaski shoots him down and CJ escapes. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-HJ. Hopper, Jane Full name: Jane Hopper Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Worker's Union Lives in: Liberty City Jane Hopper was a union boss in 1998. She initiated the strike by the ferry workers in response to the construction of the Callahan Bridge and Porter Tunnel. The completion of these 2 structures would put ferry workers out of business for good. Jane actually never cared if the workers lost their jobs. She only cared about getting paid by corrupt politicians or gangs to get the ferries operational again or end the strike. The Leone Family was negatively affected by this strike and weren't going to pay Hopper. Toni Cipriani killed the driver to her limo and drove her around until she gave into their demands. She accepted and allowed the Leone Family to go about their business. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JT. Jethro Full name: Unknown Nicknames: Jethro Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Vice City in 1986, moved to San Fierro shortly after Jethro was a partial owner of the boatyard in Vice City during 1986. He and his partner, Dwaine, were bought out by Tommy Vercetti during his takeover of the city. Shortly after they moved to San Fierro. Jethro began to run an Xoomer Gas Station. In 1992, The Truth came to Jethro and offered him a job at CJ's garage. Jethro jumped at the opportunity and helped CJ in starting up the car dealership business. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JZB. Jizzy B. Full name: Unknown Nicknames: Jizzy B. Affiliation: Loco Syndicate Lives in: San Fierro Jizzy is the owner of the Pleasures Domes Club on the northern coast of San Fierro under the bridge. Jizzy is part of a drug syndicate that involves the Ballas, San Fierro Rifa, Ryder, Big Smoke, and several others. CJ decides to enter the group that helped destroy his family gang from Jizzy's place. CJ sweet talks Jizzy and goes to work for him. He performs some jobs relating to Jizzy's girls and then begins to move deeper into the syndicate. CJ eventually decides to kill Jizzy since he's learned all he needs to know. CJ sneaks into Jizzy's club one night and kills him. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JB. Johnson, Beverly Full name: Beverly Johnson Nicknames: Mom Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Beverly is the mother of Sean, CJ, Kendl, and Brian Johnson. She raised them on her own (the father's location or story is unknown). She doesn't appear in GTA San Andreas but she is the key point to the plot. When Brian was killed in 1987, as a result of an accident CJ made, CJ left Los Santos for Liberty City. Beverly lost two sons that day as CJ was too heartbroken to return and Brian was gone. She continued on as a parent for Kendl and Sean. In 1992, she was gunned down when someone in a Green Sabre attempted to kill Sean. Sean didn't even know his mom was hit until after everything was done. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JBR. Johnson, Brian Full name: Brian Johnson Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Brian was the youngest of Beverly Johnson's kids. He always looked up to his big brothers and the Grove Street Families. He wanted to be apart of their group. However, Brian's life was cut short in 1987. There are no specific details but CJ made a mistake or caused an accident that caused Brian's death. CJ never forgave himself. He left Los Santos for Liberty City and only returned 5 years later when his mom was killed. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JC. Johnson, Carl Full name: Carl Johnson Nicknames: CJ Affiliation: Grove Street Families, allied with Triads and Varrios Los Aztecas Lives in: Los Santos CJ was the second oldest son in the Johnson family. He and Sean started up the Grove Street Families sometime in the mid 1980's. However, CJ left Los Santos for Liberty City after a mistake he made got Brian, his younger brother, killed. CJ cleaned himself up in Liberty City and worked legitimately for 5 years (or so he says). In 1992 he returned to Los Santos because of the death of his mom. CJ returned to find the Grove Street Families were a shell of their former selves. He vowed to restore the gang to its former glory. However, Big Smoke and Ryder turned on the families and most of the members were slaughtered in a shoot out. CJ left Los Santos and established himself elsewhere by obtaining a garage in San Fierro and then an airfield in the desert. He became a partial owner of the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas. He returned to Los Santos and proceeded to take his territory back. Bringing the Grove Street Families back, he began to take out the rival gangs. Eventually CJ killed the crooked cops (Tenpenny and Pulaski), the turncoats Ryder and Big Smoke, and took established the Grove Street Families as the top gang in Los Santos. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JK. Johnson, Kendl Full name: Kendl Johnson Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Kendl is the only daughter of Bev Johnson. When the Grove Street Families were established, Kendl wanted no part of them as she wasn't into violence and gangs. She was usually the one to stop the brothers from fighting when they were younger. It's believed that Kendl was there when Brian was killed by a mistake CJ made (you can hear it in CJ's head when he enters his house at the beginning of the game). After Brian's death CJ left for Liberty City. Kendl probably took this hard as she had to deal with Brian's death and CJ leaving. In 1992, CJ returned after their mom's death. Kendl was dating a Mexican named Cesar at this time and Sean was having a problem with it. CJ had a problem with it too but was less vocal. Eventually, CJ met Cesar and they soon became friends. After the Grove Street Families were decimated, CJ won a garage in San Fierro during a race. Kendl moved out to San Fierro to run the business. When CJ became an owner of the Four Dragons Casino, Kendl helped him with some of the business there as well. She eventually returned to Los Santos with him and Cesar. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JS. Johnson, Sean Full name: Sean Johnson Nicknames: Sweet Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Sean is the oldest child in the Johnson family. He's a tough ass and dictates what the other members of the family should do. He tries to be the father figure in the family since they had grown up without one. In the 1980's Sean and CJ formed the Grove Street Families. In 1987, CJ made a mistake that got Brian, the youngest brother, killed. CJ left Los Santos for Liberty City because of this. Sean saw this as running from your problems and resented CJ for it. As hard as Sean tried he couldn't maintain the Grove Street Families. Members began to fight among themselves and the families fell apart. Drugs were also introduced into Los Santos which furthered the problems. When their mom was killed in 1992 it was believed that the people responsible were trying to kill Sean. CJ returned home and Sean didn't give him a warm welcome. He was still bitter over Brian's death. CJ began to rebuild the Grove Street Families and earn back Sean's respect. Sean was still hard on him probably because of the father figure he had become. He disapproved of Kendl's boyfriend but she didn't care. When Ryder and Big Smoke turned on the Grove Street Families, Sean was ambushed and injured. He spent the next few weeks in jail awaiting trial. In jail, Sweet got very depressed and called CJ several times to tell CJ to forget about him. But CJ got Sweet out and they restored the Grove Street Families. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-JCM. Jones, Cam Full name: Cam Jones Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vercetti Gang Lives in: Vice City Cam Jones was one of the best safecrackers in Vice City in 1986. Tommy Vercetti was putting together a bank heist and needed Cam's skills. However, Cam was in jail. So Tommy snuck into the police department and broke him out. After planning the heist and getting everything together they went ahead with it. Cam, Tommy, and Phil entered the bank and Cam broke the safe. As they escaped, Hilary was shot dead. Cam's status is unknown. Comment: The player can let Cam die or keep him alive in the mission. Since he's not seen in the GTA universe after that it doesn't matter. It's up to the player if he dies or not. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KA. Kasen, Asuka Full name: Asuka Kasen Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Yakuza Lives in: Liberty City Asuka as the leader of the Yakuza in Liberty City by 2001. She originally arrived in the USA in 1991 and became leader of the Yakuza for her "torture, security, and information retrieval skills". She's introduced to Claude by Maria after the Leone Family attempted to kill Claude. She provides Claude with several missions after he kills Salvatore Leone to prove his severed ties with the mafia. She helps Claude take out Catalina's gang while using Claude for her own agenda of taking out the mafia and the Columbian Cartel. Asuka and the Yakuza suffers a great lose when her brother is killed by a Cartel member (actually Claude posing as one) and she does everything she can to help Claude kill them all. Asuka is eventually killed by Catalina. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KK. Kasen, Kazuki Full name: Kazuki Kasen Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Yakuza Lives in: Liberty City Kazuki was the leader of the Yakuza gang in 1998. He began their infiltration into Liberty City, specifically Torrington on Staunton Island. Kazuki obtained a huge stock pile of heavy weaponry, including a tank, thanks to Phil Cassidy. He was planning to use it to take over Liberty City. However, Kazuki had been ignoring his wife. She became angry and hired Toni Cipriani to take him out and humiliate the Yakuza. Toni managed to destroy most of the Yakuza weaponry stockpile. Toni and Kazuki had a showdown on top of the Yakuza casino with katanas. Toni killed Kazuki at this point. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KKJ. Kasen, Kenji Full name: Kenji Kasen Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Yakuza Lives in: Liberty City Kenji is Asuka's younger brother and co-leader of the Yakuza. Kenji runs a casino on Staunton Island while Asuka maintains the entire Yakuza gang. Kenji is a man with honour and always makes sure to pay off his debts. He hires Claude after Asuka first introduces the two. Claude performs several tasks for Kenji. They usually involved paying off personal debts and obtaining objects for Kenji. Later, when Claude is working for Donald Love, he's instructed to kill Kenji in order to promote a gang war. Claude uses a Cartel car and kills Kenji on top of the car parking lot structure on Staunton Island. Several Yakuza members witness this and the gang war between the Cartel and Yakuza begins. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KT. Kasen, Toshiko Full name: Toshiko Kasen Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Yakuza Lives in: Liberty City Toshiko is the wife of Yakuza leader Kazuki Kasen in 1998. They were placed in an arranged marriage when they were younger so they aren't madly in love with each other. Toshiko hates Kazuki as he enjoys spending more time with his Yakuza men then he does with his wife (for anyone who doesn't get why, Kazuki is gay). So she hires Toni Cipriani to destroy the Yakuza and kill Kazuki. Toni destroys several of the Yakuza's heavy artillery and then manages to kill Kazuki in a katana sword fight on top of the Yakuza casino. Once Toni informs Toshiko that her husband is dead she's overcome with feelings of regret, grief, and remorse. She jumps out of her apartment window and is killed by the fall. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KC. King Courtney Full name: Unknown Nicknames: King Courtney Affiliation: Yardies Lives in: Liberty City King Courtney leads the Yardies gang on Staunton Island. They're into street racing and distribution of SPANK and other drugs on the streets. In 2001, King Courtney needed a driver. He held a race for anyone to enter and Claude won. Claude is sent to Hepburn Heights to kill as many members as possible of the Diablos gang. Claude also gathers some gang cars for King Courtney so he can perform attacks on rival gangs. Finally, King Courtney sends Claude to get something from a parked car. When Claude gets there he finds it's a trap setup by King Courtney and Catalina to kill him. This ended King Courtney's relationship with Claude. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-KH. King, Hilary Full name: Hilary King Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vercetti Gang Lives in: Vice City Hilary King was a highly skilled driver in 1986. He's known on the street as one of the best drivers but was also known for having very little confidence. Tommy asked Hilary to join him in his bank heist but Hilary said he would agree only if Tommy would beat him in a race. Tommy was able to win the race and they robbed the bank. However, in an attempt to save Tommy, Phil, and Cam, Hilary was killed by the SWAT team that came to arrest them. Comment: Hilary's racing mission is thought to be one of the hardest missions in GTA Vice City. I would have to agree. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LM. Latore, Maria Full name: Maria Latore Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Leone Family, then went to the Yakuza Lives in: Las Venturas, moved to Liberty City Maria started out as a waitress in Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. In 1992, Salvatore Leone came to Las Venturas and took total control of Caligula's Casino from the Forelli and Sindacco Families. Salvatore and Maria start flirting and she becomes his girlfriend. She quits the casino and moves with Salvatore back to Liberty City. Here, she has as much money as she wants and people at her service. In 1998, she uses Salvatore's man, Toni Cipriani, to drive her around as she robs places. She even puts herself up as a prize in a street race. Maria then takes a boyfriend who beats her up. Toni kills him for this. Maria overdoses when Toni finds her again and he races around town to find a counter drug and saves her life. In 2001, Maria is introduced to Claude by Salvatore. Claude drives her around town to get drugs and attend a party. Maria respects that he treated her very well and falls for Claude. She informs Salvatore and he's furious. Salvatore attempts to kill Claude but Maria helps him escape. Claude kills Salvatore. Maria and Claude join the Yakuza gang thanks to Maria's "friend" Asuka. Whenever Claude visits Asuka and Maria it appears that they have an intimate relationship. Eventually, Catalina kidnaps Maria but Claude rescues her. As Maria and Claude walk off she won't stop talking and a gunshot is heard. It's unknown if Maria is killed or if this was merely a joke by the developers. Comment: In 1998, Maria is referred to as the wife of Salvatore. By 2001 she's only introduced as his "girl" or girlfriend. Since GTA: LCS was developed after GTA3 we should take its history as correct. Therefore, Maria and Salvatore married at some point between 1992 and 1998. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LJ. Leone, Joey Full name: Joey Leone Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Joey Leone is the only son (that we know about) of Salvatore Leone. Joey doesn't appear to want to follow in the family footsteps. He goes on personal feelings and holds any type of grudge he wants. Joey uses family resources for his own purposes. In 2001, Joey was the owner of a garage on Portland Island. He developed bad blood with the Forelli Family but was quick to dispose of them. Joey would later lose his father who was assassinated. It's unknown if Joey or Toni Cipriani, the Don's capo, took over the family. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LS. Leone, Salvatore Full name: Salvatore Leone Nicknames: Don Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Salvatore Leone is the head of the Leone Family Mafia. He runs the family business from his mansion on Portland Island. He has one son, Joey, who runs a local garage. In 1992, the Leone Family owned a third of the Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. The other owners were the Forelliís and the Sindacco's. Salvatore decided to make his move, came to Las Venturas and took over Caligula's Casino. With the help of CJ he killed most of the Sindacco Family and an assassination group of Forelliís. But the casino would later be robbed by CJ. In 1998, a returning Toni Cipriani assisted Salvatore in taking out the Sindacco Family and decimating the Forelli Family. However, the Diablos, Yakuza, and Triads would move in on the Leone turf and take over several key areas. By 2001, the Leone Family had lost a lot of turf. They were in wars with the Yakuza, Cartel, and the Triads. Salvatore got Claude to do some work against these gangs. But Salvatore would eventually betray Claude after he thought that Claude was going behind his back with Maria. Claude would return and kill Salvatore as he was leaving the Sex Club 7. It's unknown who took over the family after this time. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LRF. Li, Ran Fa Full name: Ran Fa Li Nicknames: Farlie Affiliation: Red Gecko Tong Triads Lives in: San Fierro Ran Fa Li was the leader of the Red Gecko Tong Triads in San Fierro in 1992. He's ranked higher in the Triads group then Wu Zi Mu; therefore, he's treated as an honoured guest for Wu Zi Mu. Ran gets CJ to perform some tasks for him including using CJ as a decoy in order for Ran Fa Li to escape Wu Zi Mu's building safely. Ran Fa Li helps Wu Zi Mu later on in establishing the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas and becomes a partial owner. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LD. Love, Donald Full name: Donald Love Nicknames: None Affiliation: None. Lives in: Vice City in the 80ís then moved to Liberty City. Donald Love started his career as an apprentice to real estate developer, Avery Carrington. In the 1980's, Donald learned all he could from Avery about business and how to develop property. Donald later moved to Liberty City and began building his own empire. He decided to run for mayor in 1998, but lost, and in the process, lost $20 million. He had nothing. He got Toni Cipriani to kill his former mentor, Avery Carrington, in order to steal his plans for the Panlantic Corporation. Toni was successful and Donald Love began to build his empire back up. By 2001, Donald ran the Love Media company which owned most of Liberty City. He hired Claude to rescue a friend of his and retrieve a package for him. However, a short time later Donald would disappear. It's unknown what happened to him. Donald also has a strange taste for corpses. He holds 'morgue parties' in his condo and even enjoys in the act of cannibalism. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-LF. Love Fist Names of members: Jezz Torrent, Willy, Dick, Percy Affiliation: The band Lives in: Vice City Love Fist was a Scottish hard-rock band in 1986. They were managed by Kent Paul during this time. They record albums down at the VRock station and Kent invited Tommy Vercetti to meet the boys. Kent got Tommy to perform some missions for the boys including getting them some special drugs and bringing Mercedes Cortez to entertain them before they went on stage. A psychotic fan would threaten the gang but Tommy managed to kill him, or so he thought. When the band headed to the concert they found that the psycho had rigged their limo with a bomb. Tommy drove around above a certain speed to stop the bomb from exploding. The band deactivated it and went to the concert. Tommy was invited backstage for the show. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MC. Maccer Full name: Unknown Nicknames: Maccer Affiliation: Gurning Chimps (band) Lives in: Unknown (he's at the casino in Las Venturas and then at Mad Dog's house in Los Santos, never says where he lives) Maccer is the lead singer of the group known as the Gurning Chimps. They started in Manchester and began moving their music to the United States once it became popular. Kent Paul is his friend and possibly business associate. Maccer and Kent Paul take a trip out to the desert with The Truth in 1992 and they end up drunk and pass out. The Truth calls CJ since he doesn't remember where they are. CJ goes out and finds the two and brings them back to Las Venturas. He meets up with Ken Rosenburg at Caligula's Casino. Eventually, they escape the casino and meet up with CJ later at Mad Dog's house in Los Santos. There Maccer begins to record his music. Maccer also has an uncontrollable urge to 'pleasure' himself. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MR. Machowski, Ray Full name: Ray Machowski Nicknames: None Affiliation: Yakuza, Liberty City Police Lives in: Liberty City Ray started out as a good cop on the streets of Liberty City in 1998. He was partnered with Leon McAffrey who was on the side of taking brides and doing favours for the criminals. Ray didn't agree with this but Leon would slowly turn him. Ray eventually became employed by the Yakuza and provided them with inside information. In 2001, Asuka sends Claude to pay Ray for recent information. Ray is very cautious but hires Claude once he knows he can use him. Ray gets Claude to silence his partner, McAffrey, for squealing. Ray also gets Claude to help out a few of his friends, Phil Cassidy and Donald Love. Ray eventually knows that the cops are closing in on him and gets Claude to take him to the airport. He leaves Liberty City. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MD. Madd Dogg Full name: Unknown Nicknames: Madd Dogg Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Madd Dogg was a top rapper in Los Santos in the early 1990's. He had never won a Gold Record but there was plenty of time left in his career. In 1992, Madd Dogg had his rhyme book stolen by CJ. CJ was helping out his friend, OG Loc, who needed better rhymes to make it as a rapper. CJ also killed Madd Dogg's manager who was harassing OG Loc for stealing the rhymes. Madd Dogg became depressed and turned to drugs and alcohol. He would later trade his prized mansion to a local Vagos drug dealer named Big Poppa to pay for his addiction. To bring in more money he moved to Las Venturas and started play in the casinos. Madd Dogg would not have much luck and gave up. He attempted a suicide by jumping off a building but CJ saved him. CJ took him to a rehab centre and he came out all cleaned up. He wanted his mansion back. CJ and some Triad members stormed Madd Dogg's mansion and killed the Vagos inside including Big Poppa. Madd Dogg then realized that it was OG Loc that stole his rhymes. CJ and Madd Dogg chased OG Loc and got his rhymes back. Madd Dogg begins recording again and eventually wins his first Gold Record. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MJ. Martinez, Jerry Full Name: Sergeant Jerry Martinez Nicknames: None. Affiliation: US Army, ties with Trailer Park Mafia & Mendez Brothers Lives in: Vice City Sgt. Jerry Martinez is enrolled in the US Army and is stationed at Fort Baxter Air Base in the 1980's. He isn't a career military person and has ties with several criminal organizations in Vice City. He's the commanding officer of Victor Vance. In 1984, he gets Victor to pick up some drugs and a prostitute for him and Victor gets caught with them and discharged from the Army. Martinez initially tries to help Victor out with some work but then tries to take him out when Victor gets too powerful. Victor responds by stealing drugs from a Martinez deal and eventually killing Martinez. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-ML. McAffrey, Leon Full Name: Leon McAffrey Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Leone Family, Liberty City Police Department Lives in: Liberty City Leon McAffrey is a corrupt cop on the Leone Family payroll in 1998. He aided the Leone Family as it paid more than a regular police salary. Leon assists Toni Cipriani after Salvatore gets him to help out with the destruction of the other families. Leon helps Toni in killing several Sindacco Family members. Leon is given a new partner, Ray Machowski, around the same time and begins to break him into the corrupt cop ways. Ray resists at first but by 2001, he's one of the most corrupt cops. Leon makes a deal with the federal agencies that he will reveal some information in a crime Ray commits for an honorary discharge. Ray has Claude go to Leon's safehouse, torch it, and kill McAffrey as he tried to escape. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MA. Mendez, Armando Full Name: Armando Mendez Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Mendez Brothers Lives in: Vice City Armando and his brother, Diego, run the Mendez Brothers drug cartel in Vice City in 1984. They're the most powerful and influential drug cartel in the city at this time. They begin to work with Victor Vance after Lance Vance set up an alliance with them. They wish to take over Victor's drug business in order to keep themselves at the top. After Armando kills Louise, Victor kills Armando and his bodyguards. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MDG. Mendez, Diego Full Name: Diego Mendez Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Diego Mendez Lives in: Vice City Diego and his brother, Armando, run the Mendez Brothers drug cartel in Vice City in 1984. They're the most powerful and influential drug cartel in the city at this time. They begin to work with Victor Vance after Lance Vance set up an alliance with them. They wish to take over Victor's drug business in order to keep themselves at the top. Diego doesn't speak any English and is the quiet one out of the 2 brothers. After Armando is killed by Victor, Diego continues the drug cartel but is later killed by Victor as well in a shootout. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MTB. Mendez, T-Bone Full Name: Mr. Mendez, first name unknown Nicknames: T-Bone Affiliation: San Fierro Rifa Lives in: San Fierro T-Bone Mendez is the leader of the San Fierro Rifa. He helped to setup the Loco Syndicate in the early 90's. T-Bone acted as the muscle of the group. T-Bone and the Rifa produced drugs in their factory in San Fierro and then shipped it off to the Ballas, Vagos, and Big Smoke to be sold in Los Santos. In 1992, CJ found out about the syndicate and T-Bone Mendez' activities. CJ got in the syndicate by dealing with Jizzy B. T-Bone doesn't trust CJ but learns to deal with him. CJ then kills Jizzy and destroys the Rifa's drug factory. This is a huge blow to the group. T-Bone and the boys are down at Pier 69 in a meeting when CJ, Cesar, and several Triad members storm the site and kill them. T-Bone is also killed in this conflict. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MG. Miguel Full name: Miguel, last name unknown Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Columbian Cartel Lives in: Liberty City In 1998, Miguel was the leader of the Columbian Cartel. He directed them in their drug dealing activities and helped to bring the Cartel to a higher level in Liberty City. Miguel dealt with Toni Cipriani a few times in regards to drugs. In 2001, Catalina and him were then the co- leaders of the Columbian Cartel. They used the Cartel to distribute their new SPANK drug around Liberty City. Miguel and Catalina manage to steal an important package from Donald Love. They bring it to their construction site on Staunton Island and examine it. But Claude shows up and Catalina shots Miguel and escapes. Asuka appears and works over Miguel for information and learns a lot about the Cartel's plans and operations. Catalina eventually returns and kills Asuka and Miguel. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MI. Misty Full name: Unknown Nicknames: Misty Affiliation: Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City Misty works under the wing of the Leone Family. She's a prostitute who works for Luigi at the Sex Club 7. Between 1998 and 2001 she was introduced to Joey Leone (she didn't meet him at a BBQ, it was for pleasure). Joey Leone enjoyed Misty's services so much that she became his regular girl. In 2001, Claude is instructed to drive Misty to Joey's garage for some action. Misty is seen there in many of Claude's visits to the garage and Joey is always working on the cars. She continually asks him when they're going to have some 'action'. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-MWZ. Mu, Wu Zi Full name: Wu Zi Mu Nicknames: Woozie Affiliation: Mountain Cloud Boys (Triads) Lives in: San Fierro, move to Las Venturas Woozie is the leader of the Mountain Cloud Boys in San Fierro. His 'curse' that other members speak is that he's blind. However, that doesn't stop him from playing video games, golf, and racing cars. In 1992, he meets CJ and they race. CJ wins and Woozie invites him to San Fierro. CJ then works for Woozie on a number of occasions. Woozie gets CJ to take out the Da Nang Boys and help keep Ran Fa Li safe. Eventually, Woozie builds the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas and relocates there. CJ comes over and Woozie invites him to be a partner in the casino. However, Woozie is suffering as the mafia is trying to put them out of business. Woozie and CJ set up a heist on the mafia casino. They pull it off. Woozie also gets CJ to take out some mafia members giving them trouble. Once they have secured Las Venturas, Woozie helps CJ in returning to Los Santos. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-OJD. O'Toole, JD Full name: Joseph Daniel O'Toole Nicknames: JD Affiliation: Sindacco Family and turns on them for the Leone Family Lives in: Liberty City JD O'Toole was the manager of Paulie's Revue Bar in 1998. He ran the bar for the Sindacco Family. JD is into the BDSM type stuff in his bar and is usually seen participating in some of these activities. JD became increasingly upset with the Sindacco's for not 'making' him and decided to switch sides to the Leone Family. He began to give them the inside information on the Sindacco Family activities and was primarily in contact with Toni Cipriani. The Leone's eventually got control of Paulie's Revue Bar (which would later be named Sex Club 7). JD was going to be 'made' after this. He was so happy. Toni and Mickey picked him up and drove him to the crusher in Portland. Mickey killed JD as he couldn't be trusted after betraying his own bosses. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-OGL. OG Loc Full name: Jeffrey Cross Nicknames: OG Loc Affiliation: Grove Street Families (Ballas after Big Smoke turned) Lives in: Los Santos Jeffrey was a part of the Grove Street Families in 1987. He was a nobody in the group since he was seen as a wannabe gangster. By 1992, he had got himself into small time criminal acts to make him appear more like a gangster. He changed his name to OG Loc and attempted to get into the rap business. Problem was, his raps sucked. He was on parole and worked at a burger joint as a janitor. OG Loc got CJ to steal a sound system and Madd Dogg's rhymes in order to help him out. He also got CJ to kill Madd Dogg's manager. OG Loc stuck with Big Smoke when he betrayed the Grove Street Families. OG Loc used Madd Dogg's songs to get to the top. However, Madd Dogg and CJ would return and get the rhymes back, ending OG Loc's career. It's unknown what happened after that. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-PK. Paul, Kent Full name: Kent Paul Nicknames: None Affiliation: Vercetti Gang in the 80's, Grove Street Families in early 90's. Lives in: Vice City and would move to San Andreas state. Not sure where he lived. Kent Paul is a British producer in the music industry. He also is the man to go to when you want to hear some gossip in Vice City. He knew it all in the 80's. He used this information to help out Tommy Vercetti in his quest to get his money back. Kent became the manager/ recording studio operator, for Love Fist in Vice City. In 1992, he had moved to San Andreas and became the manager for the Gurning Chimps. The lead singer, Maccer, was good friends with Kent Paul. One day, they were taken out to the desert by The Truth. He left them there after becoming drunk. CJ went out and rescued them and took them to Caligula's Casino to meet their friend Ken Rosenburg from Vice City. The casino would become too dangerous for the guys so CJ helped get them out. They would meet up with CJ in Los Santos at Madd Dogg's mansion and continue to record their music. Kent Paul would also become the recorder for Madd Dogg's music. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-POR. Pendelbury, Officer Ralph Full name: Ralph Pendelbury Nicknames: None Affiliation: Los Santos Police Department Lives in: Los Santos Officer Pendelbury was a well respected member of the Los Santos Police Department in the late 80's and early 90's. In 1992, he stumbled on some information about another officer's, Frank Tenpenny, activities with street gangs and drugs. Pendelbury began investigating in the situation and gathered more and more information. Officer Tenpenny learned of this and confronted Pendelbury. After Pendelbury said he was going to inform the chief of this Tenpenny had Officer Hernandez kill Pendelbury. Tenpenny then framed CJ for the murder. However, information was found that Tenpenny had set up the whole thing and he was charged with the murder of Officer Pendelbury but later killed in an accident. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-PM. Perkins, Millie Full name: Millie Perkins Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Liberty City Mafia Families (Caligula's Casino) Lives in: Las Venturas Millie was the croupier at Caligula's Casino in 1992. When CJ was planning to rob the casino he needed access and decided to get close to Millie and steal her access card. CJ dressed up as a gimp and heads to Millie's house. He kills the actual gimp who was supposed to meet Millie and takes his place. After several hardcore dates, CJ steals her card. Millie is heavily it BDSM. Comment: There is also the option to kill Millie on one of your dates to gain access to her house. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-PA. Poulet, Auntie Full name: Poulet, last name unknown Nicknames: Auntie Poulet Affiliation: Haitians Lives in: Vice City Auntie Poulet is the leader of the Haitian gang in Vice City in the mid 80's. She leads her boys in the gang war against the Cubans. In 1986, she drugs Tommy Vercetti to perform some missions for her. This was the only way to get him to cooperate as he had strong ties to the Cuban gang. Auntie Poulet got Tommy to recover some drugs for her and destroy the Cuban drug supply boats. The turf war between the Haitians and Cubans got more heated so they decided to have a brawl. Auntie Poulet got Tommy to go on top of a nearby building and snipe the Cuban men. Once this was done, Auntie Poulet released Tommy from her services. Tommy would return to the Cubans and destroy a Haitian factory. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-POE. Pulaski, Officer Eddie Full name: Eddie Pulaski Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Los Santos Police Department Lives in: Los Santos Eddie Pulaski is Frank Tenpenny's partner. He takes part in everything Tenpenny does. Tenpenny trust Pulaski with most of the dirty work but Tenpenny was simply using him. Pulaski usually hands that dirty work off to Hernandez after they bring him into the group. Pulaski trusted Tenpenny since he learned from him. In 1992, Pulaski and Tenpenny were threatened by information that Officer Pendelbury had dug up on their activities. They killed him and framed CJ. Tenpenny used CJ to do some missions for them but Pulaski grew tired of this and kept insisting that CJ be killed. Eventually Tenpenny attempted to kill Hernandez for squealing and left Pulaski to see to the death of CJ. Hernandez attacked Pulaski, who shot him and ran. CJ and Pulaski were in a car chase and eventually CJ killed Pulaski. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-RU. Robina, Umberto Full name: Umberto Robina Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Cubans/ Los Cabrones Lives in: Vice City Umberto Robina is the leader of the Cuban gang in Vice City in the 80's. They deal specifically with drugs and drug distribution. They take in drugs from Cuba and then sell them to the Vice City population. In 1984, Umberto brought his Los Cabrones into Vice City to take out the other Cuban gang, the Cholos. They were successful and took over Little Havana. In 1986, Umberto Robina finds that he needs help in dealing with the Haitian gang. He calls on a man named Leo. What he finds is that Leo has been killed and Tommy Vercetti has his phone. Umberto hires Tommy after he proves he's 'a real man'. Umberto instructs Tommy to kill Haitians, steal their products (the van in the plant area), and finally destroy the plant itself. Umberto stayed behind to watch over the cafe on all the missions. After the Haitian plant is destroyed, Umberto calls Tommy thanking him for the services. Umberto says that to him and the boys, Tommy is Cuban. Tommy thanks him and Umberto continues on with the Cuban operations. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-RD. Robinson, Denise Full name: Denise Robinson Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vagos, Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Denise lives in Los Santos in 1992. She was the girlfriend of a Vagos gang member during that time. CJ was instructed by Officer Tenpenny to kill the Vagos member by burning down his house. CJ set fire to the apartment but then discovered Denise trapped inside. He ran in and rescued her from the fire. Denise, not knowing that CJ set the place on fire, thanked him and CJ drove her home. He found out that she lived just off of Grove Street, much to his delight. They began to date. Comment: Denise is CJ's real girlfriend in the game and the first one involved in the storyline. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-RK. Rosenberg, Ken Full name: Ken Rosenburg Nicknames: Rosie Affiliation: Forelli Family, then the Vercetti Gang, then the Liberty City Mafia Families, then possibly the Grove Street Families Lives in: Vice City, moved to Las Venturas Ken Rosenburg was a lawyer in Vice City in the 80's. He was a man working for the Forelli Family down there. The Forelliís sent down Tommy Vercetti for a drug deal that Ken Rosenburg set up. The deal goes bad and the drugs and money are lost. Ken panics but Tommy calms him. Tommy says that they'll figure out who did this and get everything back. Ken, being pessimist and paranoid freak, continues to worry. As Tommy begins to take over Vice City, Ken is there to provide some connections with the local people. Tommy eventually kills Ricardo Diaz and takes over. Ken enjoys the new security of a gang but still worries about the Forelliís coming to Vice City. They finally show up but Tommy kills them and they're left alone. Following that, Ken and Tommy seemed to fall out of touch. Ken goes to work for the Liberty City Mafia Families (Leone, Sindacco, and Forelli) in Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. He's used as a middle man for the families in running the casino. Salvatore Leone comes to the casino in 1992 and takes over. Ken Rosenburg is helped out of Las Venturas by CJ and eventually joined CJ in Los Santos. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-RY. Ryder Full name: Lance William Nicknames: Ryder Affiliation: Grove Street Families, then the Ballas Lives in: Los Santos Ryder grew up on Grove Street with CJ, Sweet, and Big Smoke. They formed the Grove Street Families. Ryder was always about doing whatever he wanted and didn't care as no one could stop him (according to him). In 1987, CJ left Los Santos after he caused an accident that got his brother killed. Ryder and Big Smoke, presumably, started allying themselves with the drug dealing Ballas and Tenpenny's group. This was because they were witnessing the fall of the Grove Street Families and they had been drawn in by the drugs. When CJ returned in 1992 he found the Grove Street Family weak. Ryder took CJ on several missions to help the family out and get them some better weaponry. However, Ryder and Big Smoke would turn on the Grove Street Families and cost them a great deal of lives. CJ would find out that Ryder and Big Smoke were involved on a drug syndicate. CJ would storm a gang of San Fierro Rifa and Ballas. Ryder ran but CJ caught him and killed him. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SS. Scott, Steve Full name: Steve Scott Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vercetti Gang Lives in: Vice City Steve is a porn film director for Interglobal Films in Vice City. Tommy Vercetti buys out his company in 1986. Tommy brings in some new stars for Steve including Candy Suxxx and Mercedes Cortez. Steve is obsessed with using many gimmicks in each movie including giant sharks. Tommy is only interested in him keeping the camera on the 'action'. Steve also enjoys action from the actresses in his trailer. Tommy drops some flyers from a plane over Vice City to get news out about Steve's new film featuring Candy Suxxx entitled BITE. Tommy also uses a motorcycle to go across rooftops and then put up a huge searchlight image for the movie. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SA. Shrub, Alex Full Name: Alex Shrub Nicknames: Congressman Affiliation: Florida citizens, U.S. Congress Lives in: Vice City Alex Shrub was elected to the U.S. Congress by Florida on promises of lower taxes and increased services in the 80's. However, by 1986 taxes had gone up around 20% and services had declined. Shrub begins a campaign against the porn industry but Tommy soon ends that. He obtains pictures of Shrub involved in a cross-dressing extra-marital affair with Candy Suxxx. Alex Shrub stops his campaign and Tommy is allowed to run Interglobal Films without problems. Comments: Alex Shrub is a rib on President George Bush and his brother Jeb Bush. 'Bush' and 'Shrub' are names of plants and Jeb Bush is the Governor of Florida. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SJ. Sindacco, Johnny Full Name: Johnny Sindacco Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Sindacco Family Lives in: Liberty City, went to Las Venturas The Sindacco Family made there mark in 1992. They were a partial owner of the Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. The Sindacco's moved a lot of their resources to Las Venturas during the early 90's (like the Corleone family from the movie Godfather). They attempted to put the Four Dragons Casino out of business but Johnny was caught. CJ took him on a joy ride attached to the front of a car. CJ got him to admit he was part of the Sindacco Family but was traumatized by the experience and put in the hospital. The Forelliís attempted to kill Johnny but CJ stopped them in order to save Ken Rosenburg's life. Johnny was returned to the Sindacco Family warehouse. Later, Ken Rosenburg came to check up on Johnny Sindacco. CJ was asked to come along. CJ tried to hide himself from Johnny but Johnny saw him, suffered a heart attack, and died. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SP. Sindacco, Paulie Full Name: Paulie Sindacco Nicknames: The Invisible Don Affiliation: Sindacco Family Lives in: Liberty City Sometime after Johnny Sindacco died in 1992 in Las Venturas, Paulie Sindacco took over the family. Paulie continually switched between the casino operations in Las Venturas and the operations in Liberty City. He left most of the work of the family to his capos. In 1998, the Sindacco's began to funnel their funds from the casino in Las Venturas to help with their takeover of Liberty City. The Leone Family find out what Paulie and the Sindacco's are up to and decide to end the threat of the Sindacco's forever. Toni Cipriani ends up killing Paulie in a high speed boat chase. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SN. The Snakehead Full Name: Unknown Nicknames: The Snakehead Affiliation: Da Nang Boys Lives in: Vietnam, moved to San Fierro The Snakehead is the leader of the Da Nang Boys. He decides that he wants the group to move to San Fierro onto Triad turf. A war breaks out between them. CJ and Woozie stop several Da Nang Boys' attacks and plant a bug on their tanker. Woozie finds that the group is moving to San Fierro and the leader, Snakehead, is on his way. He arrives in San Fierro on the tanker. CJ storms the tanker, kills all the men, and then fights Snakehead and kills him. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-SC. Suxxx, Candy Full Name: Unknown Nicknames: Candy Suxxx Affiliation: Porn Industry Lives in: Vice City Candy Suxxx is one of the top porn stars in Vice City in the 1980's. She is well known by anyone that watches those types of films. She becomes the girlfriend of Congressman Alex Shrub, even though he's married. Tommy calls on her to take part in Steve Scott's films and she agrees after Tommy kills her agent. Candy Suxxx stars in the film BITE that Tommy advertises all over town. Comment: Candy is voice acted by Jenna Jameson. Anyone that knows the real world porn industry knows her. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-TOF. Tenpenny, Officer Frank Full Name: Officer Frank Tenpenny Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Los Santos Police Dept., runs the Ballas/ Vagos drug operation Lives in: Los Santos Officer Frank Tenpenny served the community in Los Santos for many years. He was always a tough cop as he would hassle many people to keep them in line. Tenpenny harassed the Grove Street Families the most back in the late 1980's. Tenpenny became a part of the LSPD's special C.R.A.S.H. squad that was formed to deal with the gang violence. In dealing with more and more gangs he became the head man involved in drug operations in the city. He led the Ballas and got Ryder and Big Smoke to join the group. When CJ returned to Los Santos in 1992, Tenpenny framed him for killing a cop, Officer Pendelbury, who was catching on to Tenpenny's activities. Tenpenny used CJ to further his dealings and then helped destroy to Grove Street Families. Tenpenny used CJ more as he went from San Fierro to Las Venturas. Finally, Tenpenny knew the police were getting wise to his dealings. He hit Officer Hernandez with a shovel as he said that Hernandez had squealed on him. He got Pulaski to watch as CJ dug a whole for himself and Hernandez. Hernandez came to and stopped Pulaski. CJ chased Pulaski down and killed him. Tenpenny was brought in on charges of corruption and Pendelbury's death. All charges were mysteriously dropped which caused a mass riot in Los Santos. Tenpenny decided that he needed to leave. He came to Big Smoke's crack factory and found CJ had killed Big Smoke. He got CJ to fill his bag with money and was about to kill CJ but CJ distracted him. Tenpenny ran out of the building, got in a fire truck and headed off. Sweet and CJ followed behind as the city was still rioting. Tenpenny drove the fire truck off the bridge over Grove Street and died from the crash. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-TM. Toreno, Mike Full Name: Mike Toreno Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Government agency (not specified) Lives in: Desert across the river from San Fierro Mike Toreno is a government agent that works towards taking out threats to the United States whether they be internal or external. He becomes involved in the Loco Syndicate, posing as a drug dealer, with Jizzy B, T-Bone Mendez, Ryder, and Big Smoke. In 1992, CJ gets into the syndicate after he finds out that they're supplying the drugs to Los Santos. CJ scouts them and uses Jizzy B. to gain access. CJ kills Jizzy, T-Bone Mendez, and Ryder, and blows up the drug factory. He then blows up a helicopter he believes to contain Mike Toreno. A few days later he gets a call from a stranger telling him to come out to the desert. The stranger gets CJ to perform some tasks and then reveals that he's Toreno and is working for the government. Toreno uses CJ to bring down gang activity and other government agency's plans. Toreno forces CJ to learn to fly in order to perform some other jobs for him. Toreno begins to get on CJ's nerves but he promises to get Sweet out of jail if he cooperates. CJ finally returns to Los Santos and Toreno has him steal a jet from an aircraft carrier. Once Toreno appears again, CJ loses it. Toreno says that he only came back to tell CJ to go pick up his brother. Toreno is not heard from again. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-TMS. Torini, Massimo Full Name: Massimo Torini Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Sicilian Mafia Family Lives in: Liberty City Massimo came to Liberty City in 1998 after he had heard that Salvatore Leone was out of control after returning from Las Venturas. Massimo states that he's there to help ease tension between the three Mafia Families. However, he's planning behind their back to take over Liberty City with the Sicilians after the three families destroy each other. Massimo advises gangs like the Diablos and the Triads to expand their turf into Mafia turf in order to strain the families. Massimo's plan is discovered by Salvatore and Toni but they keep quiet so the Sindacco's and Forelli's will continue to destroy each other. However, Salvatore is captured and thrown in jail. When Massimo hears that he's going to be freed he attacks the convoy transporting Salvatore. Toni stops this. It's later found that Mayor O'Donovan may drop all charges against Salvatore. Massimo doesn't want this to happen so he kidnaps the mayor. Salvatore and Toni chase after him and rescue the mayor. They also shoot down Massimo's helicopter and kill him. Comment: After Massimo is killed, Salvatore meets with his uncle who setup the Sicilian plan. After Salvatore insults him he walks off and says quietly, "Every dog has his day." It would prove true in 2001 when Salvatore betrayed Claude, and was killed by Claude. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-TT. The Truth Full Name: Unknown Nicknames: The Truth Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: Rural area south of San Fierro The Truth is an elderly hippie that owns a marijuana growing farm south of San Fierro. He's a supplier of several drugs such as marijuana, opium, and magic mushrooms. The Truth lost his farm in 1992 when the cops finally found it. The Truth, along with CJ, burnt the entire crop which affected the wildlife in the entire region. The Truth helps CJ set up his garage in San Fierro by providing him with some mechanic friends. After CJ purchased an abandoned air strip in the desert, The Truth meets him and gets CJ to steal a secret jet pack from the secret military base. The Truth also has CJ steal some green goo from a train that the military was using for transportation. The Truth is a massive conspiracy theorist and seems to be crazy to most people that don't know him. When CJ gets close and works with The Truth he finds that most of what The Truth says is true. The Truth owns an old hippie van he calls "The Mothership". ----------------------------------------------------------- D-VL. Vance, Lance Full Name: Lance Vance Nicknames: Quentin (an alias he goes by) Affiliation: Vance Brothers operations, Vercetti Gang, and then the Forelli Family Lives in: Vice City In the 1980's, Victor operated a drug operation with his brother, Lance. They started out very poor in their younger years and were living in a trailer park when they started their drug dealing. Lance was a drug addict during this time and Victor operated almost all of the business on his own. After the destruction they caused in 1984 they decided to live off their drug money and leave Vice City for a short time. However, in 1986, a drug deal was ambushed and his brother (it isn't known if Victor or Pete is the one killed) was killed along with the loss of the drugs and cash. Lance teamed up with Tommy Vercetti in looking for their money and drugs. Tommy and Lance soon suspected that Ricardo Diaz, a local drug baron, is the one that busted the deal. Lance is too impatient to wait for Tommy and attacks Diaz on his own. Lance fails and is captured. Tommy rescues him and they go after Diaz before he takes them out first. They're successful in killing Diaz. Lance and Tommy begin to run their empire but Lance soon becomes upset with Tommy's attitude and treatment of him. Lance makes a deal with the Forelli's. When Sonny Forelli comes to Vice City, Lance turns on Tommy but is killed in a gun fight by Tommy. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-VV. Vance, Victor Full Name: Victor Vance Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Vance Brothers operations Lives in: Vice City Victor Vance was a corporal in the US Army in the 1980's. He was stationed in Port Baxter Base and his commanding officer was Sgt. Jerry Martinez. Vic was discharged, in 1984, by the army after some drugs and a prostitute were found in his room (they were meant for Sgt. Martinez). Victor gets work with various people in Vice City afterwards and begins to establish a drug business with his brother, Lance. After the mayhem Vic and Lance cause by killing Martinez and several crime organizations off, they decide to leave Vice City and lay low for a short time, living off their drug money. However, in 1986, a drug deal that Lance was involved was ambushed. The drugs and cash were stolen while Lance's brother was killed. It isn't known if Victor or Pete is the one killed. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-VT. Vercetti, Tommy Full Name: Thomas Vercetti Nicknames: The Harwood Butcher Affiliation: Vercetti Gang, originally the Forelli Family Lives in: Liberty City but moved to Vice City Tommy Vercetti's father worked all his life in a printing shop. He used to help his father clean the rollers when he was young and was looking to follow in his footsteps. However, Tommy's life went a different path and he began working for the Forelli Family. Tommy was sent to prison in 1971 for multiple counts of murder. The Forelli's left him there but pull a few strings so he doesn't get the death penalty or serve life terms. Tommy is called "The Harwood Butcher" after the killing of a dozen or so men in this incident. In 1986, Tommy is released and sent to Vice City to establish the Forelli Family down there. The drug deal Tommy was apart of gets ambushed and the money is stolen. He vows to find the men responsible. As Tommy searches around he finds that Ricardo Diaz stole the money and drugs and Tommy ends up killing him. He begins to establish his own empire and Sonny grows increasingly impatient. Sonny sends some men down to collect but Tommy kills them. Sonny comes down personally. Sonny reveals that he set Tommy up in 1971 and he was the reason Tommy was charged and sent to jail. Tommy kills Sonny and the turncoat Lance Vance. It's believed that Tommy soon forgot about all the little people that helped him to the top. In 1992, Ken Rosenburg gets out of a rehab centre and calls Tommy Vercetti for help only to get his secretary who hangs up on Ken. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-VC. Vialpando, Cesar Full Name: Cesar Vialpando Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Varrios Los Aztecas, Grove Street Families Lives in: Los Santos Cesar is the leader of the Varrios Los Aztecas, a Mexican gang in Los Santos. In 1992, he began to date Kendl Johnson which was a problem for both sides as the racial issues were strong between the groups. Sweet didn't approve of Kendl dating Cesar. At one point, Sweet sends CJ after Kendl to meet her boyfriend. CJ arrives at a low-rider meet and wins a contest. Kendl is happy for him and introduces Cesar. CJ quickly gets angered and some Varrios Los Aztecas members take offence. Cesar cools both sides and talks with CJ. They agree to be 'cool' for Kendl. When the Varrios Los Aztecas and Grove Street Families get destroyed, Kendl and Cesar escape Los Santos. Cesar introduces CJ to his cousin, Catalina. Cesar helps CJ on several missions in establishing a garage in San Fierro. He continues to help CJ out and they become good friends. Upon returning to Los Santos, CJ helps Cesar regain his neighbourhood. During this time, Cesar wants to ask Kendl to marry him but asks CJ to talk with Sweet first to make sure it's cool with the family. By the end of the riots and chaos it appears as though everyone is cool with each other. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-WR. Wassulmaier, Reni Full Name: Reni Wassulmaier Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Columbians (Vice City) Lives in: 1984 - Vice City Reni is a sex and avant-garde film maker from Germany who came to Vice City in 1984 to make commercials and "edgy" pop music videos. Reni has had at least 5 known sex changes to transform he/she into a lady. Reni introduces Victor to Ricardo Diaz and he/she develops interests in Victor but Vic doesn't feel the same way. Reni abandons the music video industry and decides to move to Europe and focus on the exotic adult film industry. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-WMJ. Williams, Marty Jay Full Name: Marty Jay Williams Nicknames: None. Affiliation: Trailer Park Mafia Lives in: Vice City Marty Jay Williams was the leader of the Trailer Park Mafia in the 1980's. He lead the group in taking advantage of the poor neighbourhoods in Vice City. Using drugs, prostitution, and protection he was able to squeeze out every cent from the poor civilians in these areas. Marty is a supreme redneck as he's drunk, possibly inbred, has an accent, and abuses his wife. He's the brother-in-law of Phil Cassidy. His wife, Louise, eventually tries to leave but he kidnaps her. Victor Vance tracks him down and kills him before he can get to his hideout. Vic takes over his business after this. ----------------------------------------------------------- D-ZR. Zero Full Name: Unknown Nicknames: Zero Affiliation: Grove Street Families Lives in: San Fierro In the early 1990's, Zero owned a electronics and hobby store in San Fierro. He was constantly competing with a rival named Berkley, who owned the Top Fun store. Zero found his store about to be closed and asked CJ to buy it and CJ agreed. CJ aided Zero in defending and attacking Berkley and then defeating him in a 'war game' to force Berkley to leave San Fierro for good. Later, CJ used Zero's knowledge of electronics to help in the heist of Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. However, it's found after the heist that Zero informed Berkley of the robbery and complicated the issue. CJ knocks Zero out for this. ===================================================================== E. Storyline by Timeline Now that we have a huge background of information about places, gangs, and people in the Grand Theft Auto universe it's time to put it all together. The storyline in each game has several key relations to what happens or what has happened in the other games. It really shows the player that this is one big world and everything is connected in even the slightest way. We're all connected! Freaky. Well, let's get to it. ----------------------------------------------------------- E1. 1971-1983 1971 - Tommy Vercetti worked for the Forelli Mafia Family in Liberty City. He was around 20 years old at this time and a regular thug for the family who got things accomplished. One day Sonny Forelli, the leader of the Forelli Family, asked Tommy to meet someone. Tommy arrives and finds a dozen or so men waiting for him. Tommy has been set up. Tommy manages to kill all the men but is arrested and charges with drug dealing and multiple counts of murder. Sonny Forelli pulls a few strings so he doesn't have to serve life sentences but Tommy still gets 15 years in prison. Tommy earns the name the "Harwood Butcher" for the massacre of all the men. The Forelli's may have pulled some strings but they leave him to root in jail for the next 15 years. ----------------------------------------------------------- E2. 1984 The events of GTA Vice City Stories Victor Vance and his brothers are struggling to get by. Victor is a corporal in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Baxter Air Base in Vice City while Lance is a wreck thanks to his drug addiction. Victor finds himself recruited by his commanding officer, Sgt. Jerry Martinez, to go and pick up some drugs for him. Victor heads out and meets Jerry's contact but they're attacked and Victor is forced to swim back to the base and hide the drugs in his barracks for Jerry. Victor expresses his hatred for the drugs and wants Jerry to take them out of his barracks. Jerry simply instructs Victor to meet up with his friend, Phil Cassidy, who Jerry needs some money from. When Vic meets Phil, Phil invites Vic to come with him to go get the money. They arrive at Phil's old place and it's overrun by Cholos. Vic and Phil kill them and recover the cash. Vic returns to the base and gives the cash to Jerry. When Victor returns he's again asked to do something for Jerry. He asks Vic to go pick up a hooker named Mary and bring her back to the base. Jerry promises to take the drugs out of your barracks if you go and pick up Mary. He's also advised to go by Phil's first. Phil presents Vic with a new Stinger. He's reluctant but takes it and picks up Mary. He brings her back to the base but is met by security that have found the drugs in his barracks and see the hooker in the car with him. Victor is discharged from the Army. Phil contacts Victor on his pager and has some work for him. Phil first asks Vic to help him hunt down some Cholos as payback and then help Phil save his Boomshine from the Cholos. When Vic meets up with Phil again he's with Martinez. Despite Martinez' double-crossing Vic, he still needs the money so he agrees to work with Phil. They pick up some guns for Martinez and as they try to get them to safety they're chased by the owners of the weapons. They manage to fight them off and escape. Martinez then instructs Phil and Vic to get to a warehouse to check on some merchandise. When they arrive they find it is a double-cross. They escape the warehouse and make it back to Phil's place. Phil introduces Vic to his brother-in-law, Marty Jay Williams. Marty gets Vic to take care of a few hooligans that are bugging a "business interest" of his. Vic returns to Marty's place and finds Louise working out. Marty shows up and needs Vic's help repossessing some cars which Vic is successful in re-acquiring. The Cholos find out about Marty's repo business and Marty instructs Vic to stop them by destroying their vans. When Vic returns to Marty he finds that Marty is taking over a new business and wants Vic's help in cleaning out the place. Vic arrives and kills the Cholos gang members in the building. Vic heads back to talk to Marty and finds that Marty is having another problem with the Cholos who are harassing some of Marty's girls. Vic finds the girls being attacked by Cholos and helps them escape and return to Marty's new business. Vic is then invited by Louise to her sister's place. She's upset and Vic and her share their personal hard times with each other. She has left Marty so she's looking to improve her spirits. They agree to head out for some fun (not that kind you sicko). Vic enters a quad bike race and wins it which, obviously, impresses Louise. Louise has one problem afterwards; she has left some of her things at Marty's. Vic and Louise head over to grab them. When they arrive they find a group of men waiting for them. The 2 take out the men and recover Louise's stuff and return to Louise's sister's place. Vic leaves and he's contacted by Mary-Jo (Louise's sister) who says that Louise has been kidnapped by Marty. Vic heads to Marty's place and finds him headed for his business with Louise. Vic pursues and manages to kill Marty when they get there. He grabs Louise and they drive off. Louise then decides that Vic and her should take over Marty's business. Vic gets some men and heads for Marty's loan shark company. He kills Marty's men there and then heads for Marty's protection racket where Vic kills some more men in the trailer park. He has successfully taken over Marty's business. Vic gets a page that someone is waiting for him at the airport so he heads over. He's surprised to find Lance there waiting for him. There's some tension but the 2 that they brush off and leave together. However, the Cholos attack them and they take off. The Cholos follow their car as they head for Lance's hotel. They manage to make it there safely. Louise then contacts Vic about his brothel being on fire. Vic steals a fire truck and manages to put out the fire and finds that Marty's cousin started it. Vic kills him for it. Louise contacts Vic again as welfare has decided that she's a bad mother. She has planned to kill the welfare officer she deals with. So Vic takes off and kills the men that Louise has got chasing him. Vic catches him and simply issues him a warning. Vic gets a message and meets up with a man named Umberto Robina. Umberto says that Vic can trust him but he must first prove it so he asks Vic to go pick up a package for him. One of Umberto's men comes with Vic to watch over what happens. As Vic gets to the package someone else comes up and grabs it. Vic gives chase and is able to recover the package and deliver it to a specified location. Vic returns to Umberto to find that he wants Vic to take out some Cholos who will be attempting to cause some destruction in Little Havana. Vic quickly heads out with some of Umberto's men and takes out the Cholos. When Vic returns he finds that Umberto is having some problems with his father. Umberto wants Vic to take his car and pick his dad up. Vic heads over to the stadium and finds Alberto waiting. He manages to avoid some Cholos patrols and make it back to the cafe. Next, Umberto wants Vic to clear out an area so that his boys can collect a gift for the Cholos. Vic clears the area and then provides cover for Umberto's men as they pick up the weapons. Vic drives the van to Umberto's house as he avoids more Cholos patrols. Vic returns back to Lance who has a plan to make it big. His contact is a man named Bryan Forbes. Lance and Vic drive to a restaurant where Bryan is set to call. They talk with Bryan and he wants them to get his car back. As they talk, the restaurant is robbed but Vic kills the men and they leave to find the cops waiting. They lose the cops and get to the impound yard with Forbes' car. They get in and recover the car. Vic returns to check up on his brother and finds him with Mr. Forbes. They need Vic to be a decoy for the cops while they steal some merchandise. Vic hopes in a van and heads off to distract the cops. Lance and Bryan manage to steal the merchandise and Vic loses the cops. Later, Vic finds Lance and Bryan at the stadium. Lance pulls a gun on Forbes who admits he's a cop but a crooked cop who needs cash. Forbes tries to escape but Vic and Lance chase him down and capture him. When Vic meets up with Lance again, Bryan is tied up and Vic interrogates him. He reveals some information about a dealer who's on his boat at the moment. He's untrusting of people and will only meet one-on-one so Lance decides to meet with him as Vic finds a good spot to keep an eye on him. Vic sees that Lance is in trouble and has been captured and taken onto a large cargo ship. Vic uses his car to jump a ramp onto the ship and then rescues Lance. They kill the men on the ship and recover some illegal substances. The brothers get off the ship and get to safety. Vic returns to Bryan and gets some more information from him. Bryan talks about a major shipment coming in and sends the boys to a contact at a bar. When they arrive they find it to be a gay, white supremacist bar. The brothers fight off the angry bikers and return to Bryan's location. He's trying to escape but Vic runs him down and kills him. Vic returns with Lance to Lance's hotel room. There, Vic and Lance get into a huge fight. Their mom shows up which stops it before anything can happen and Lance asks Vic to meet a dealer at the airport. Vic gets there but the goods have already been sold. Vic goes around the building and finds the group that got them. He kills them along with some bikers and recovers the goods. Back at the hotel, Lance has another plan. A big shipment is coming in but Vic wants nothing to do with it. Lance mentions that the drugs are for Jerry Martinez and Vic becomes very interested. They get to Little Haiti and kill the men there and then grab the truck. They take off and are chased by several gang members. Martinez arrives in a helicopter and attacks as well but the brothers manage to escape to the east island. As Lance debuts his new look, Vic is on the phone insulting Martinez. Martinez threatens to turn over evidence that will ruin Vic and warns of the Mendez Brothers but Lance figures they can sell the goods, pay off the cops, and it'll all work out. Lance and Vic head to the mall to talk with a potential buyer. His name is Spitz and he's filming a zombie movie so Vic volunteers as a stuntman while Lance talks with the guy. Once Vic is done they leave the mall and return home only to find that their mom has stolen all the goods. Vic finds out that the Mendez Brothers no longer want the Vance Brothers dead; they just want to ruin their business. Lance and Vic take off to protect their businesses and they manage to kill the gang members that arrive. When Vic returns to Lance he finds that Lance believes his apartment is bugged and that the DEA is on to them. Lance asks Vic to destroy the police antennae so the signal will no longer work. So Vic heads around to the police stations in Vice City and destroys the antennae. Next up, Lance suspects (trusting guy isn't he) that the bikers are helping themselves to some of their goods so they head out in a helicopter to eliminate the men. They manage to kill them but they do enough damage to the helicopter to force it to land. Vic and Lance regroup and escape the next wave of bikers that come after them. Lance leaves on his own as Vic heads off. Sometime later Vic finds Lance with Louise. Lance has lost it. He decides that he'll either use the rest of the product or give it away for free so he takes off in a helicopter and Vic chases after him in a hovercraft. Vic follows Lance as he drops packages from the helicopter, picks them up, and brings them back to his place. Vic meets up with Lance who is sleeping after his idiotic decision and Louise calls Vic about Martinez. Apparently he has been stalking her and she's at a burger place. Vic arrives to finds Martinez' men take off with Louise. Vic chases after them, stops the car, and gets in. He drives Louise to the hospital after the beating she received. Vic returns to Lance and finds that the Mendez Brothers are attacking their businesses again. Vic and Lance take off and kill the attackers before they do much damage. He leaves Lance and heads for the hospital as Louise is getting out soon. He's worried that Martinez might try to get her at that point. Vic picks up Louise only to find that Lance is caught in a burning building. Vic grabs the helicopter on the hospital and heads to the building. Lance tells Vic of who set the fire and they take off to kill them. They find the men in a boat and Lance shoots them from the helicopter. Lance jumps down on the boat and Vic takes Louise back home. Vic and Lance meet the Mendez Brothers and form a temporary alliance. Vic must prove that Martinez was the one who ripped off the brothers with their shipment. Vic drives to the police station as Martinez is entering the Witness Protection Program. Vic takes a picture of Martinez with the DEA agent and several other officers. Vic heads to Lance's apartment avoiding the police and grabs Forbes' ID so he can head to the Print Works. The information is later given to the Mendez Brothers. They now want Vic to stop some bikers from ripping off their business so Vic heads over to the building and kills the men there. He returns to be assigned another job to eliminate some more competition to which he chases down all the leaders of the group and kills them. Vic is contacted by the Mendez Brothers who tell him that the cops have stolen their product and they're going to tell the cops it's Vic's unless he recovers it. He races around town and uses a helicopter and several vehicles to recover all the product for the Mendez Brothers. Vic then heads to rescue the Mendez Brothers from some attacking bikers. Vic and Lance come back to the Mendez Brothers but they have other plans for the Vance boys. They take them to an abandoned depot and leave them for dead. Vic manages to save Lance and they escape the burning inferno. A few days later Vic finds that Armando Mendez has Louise. Lance and Vic set up a plan to rescue her. Lance heads off on a bike after his car was destroyed by the Mendez Brothers. Vic takes off and they destroy some gang cars on their way to the Mendez mansion on Prawn Island. Vic and Lance enter and Vic meets Armando who has a flamethrower. Vic kills him and Louise dies in his arms after the beating she has once again received. Vic is heartbroken but knows that he has a lot of work to do. He meets up with Spitz who puts Vic in contact with Reni Wassulmaier who can give Vic lots of contact names for their goods. Reni needs Vic for a part in his/her commercials and Vic performs the stunts for Reni. Reni sets up a meeting for Vic with Gonzalez who has some product to move. Gonzalez puts Vic in command of a helicopter for air support of a boat carrying the cargo. They succeed. Now, Reni's friend, Barry, needs a ride to pick up a friend. They get in a bullet-proof limo and drive to the meeting to find Barry's friend under attack. Vic kills the attackers and meets Barry's friend, Phil Collins (OMG!). They get back into the limo and make it to Phil's apartment despite the attackers following. Vic returns to Reni and acts as a stuntman in another video for Reni. Vic meets up with Phil Collins who needs to make sure the concert will be secure so Vic heads over and checks the security. Vic finds some suspicious men trying to blow up the arena so he kills them and stops their plans. Vic returns to Reni who needs him to make sure the Mendez Brothers don't know he/she has left the film studio for the hospital. Vic protects the studio but is then contacted by Reni who is in trouble. Vic gets there and rescues Reni, taking he/she to the hospital. After the operation Vic is asked to pick Reni up and deliver he/she to the airport on his way to the Phil Collins concert. Vic drops Reni off, says goodbye, and then goes to the concert to stop some more men from trying to kill Phil. Vic gets rid of them all and watches the rest of the concert. Vic meets up with Gonzalez and plays golf to show Gonzalez his abilities. He finds Gonzalez again and he wants Vic to get some goods and drop them off at a deal in Washington (the neighbourhood, not the actual city). Vic gets there, is ambushed, and the drugs are stolen. He manages to kill the gangsters on Starfish Island and get the goods back, returning them to Gonzalez. Gonzalez then asks Vic to get in a helicopter and escort Gonzalez' truck to the airport. Vic destroys numerous vans and gang members that attempt to destroy the truck and Gonzalez' airplane as it takes off. Vic moves on to work with Ricardo Diaz who he was originally introduced to by Reni. Diaz wants Vic to find some of Gonzalez' merchandise which was hidden offshore. Vic tails one of Gonzalez' men to an unmanned boat which he steals and brings back to Diaz. Vic returns to Diaz who has set up a "drugs for guns" deal which he wants Vic's help with. They drive to the meeting but snipers begin shooting at them. Vic kills the snipers and then gets the guns back to Diaz' place safely. Diaz now wants Vic to destroy all of Armando Mendez' (he's dead, remember) bearer bonds. Vic gets put in control of the Domestorobot (wicked!) and sneaks around the Mendez mansion. Vic opens the safe and torches the bonds. Diaz now thinks that it's time to bring down the Mendez' businesses. Vic gets Phil Cassidy's help to get into Fort Baxter and steal a Hunter and bring it back to Diaz' place. Vic then takes the Hunter to Mendez' mansion. He kills all the guards around it and lands on the ground. Several helicopters begin to shoot at Vic as he avoids them and other guards. Vic heads up to the roof and confronts Martinez and Diego Mendez. The 3 have a shootout and Vic manages to kill both of them. After the destruction and mess Victor has caused, he and Lance decide to leave Vice City for a short time to lay low and live off the drug money they made. ----------------------------------------------------------- E3. 1985 Mid 1980's (1984 or 1985) - Salvatore is in a power struggle in Sicily ("the old country") over control of the Leone Mafia Family. Salvatore's brother is involved in the battle as well but Salvatore manages to win control of the family. He comes to Liberty City some time after. 1985 - It can be assumed that sometime in the mid 1980's (1984 or 1985) that CJ, Sweet, Big Smoke, and Ryder started up the Grove Street Families in Los Santos. This is based on the confirmation that the group existed and was pretty well organized by 1987. It can be assumed that while Victor and Lance Vance were away from Vice City, Ricardo Diaz took over their business and became the most powerful crime boss in Vice City. ----------------------------------------------------------- E4. 1986 The events of GTA Vice City. Tommy Vercetti is released from jail this year after serving 15 years in prison for murder and drug dealing. Tommy has always had his suspicions that he was set up by the Forelli Family but welcomes the opportunity to get back to work. Sonny decides to send Tommy down to Vice City in order to keep him out of Liberty City. Sonny worries that Liberty City gangs will remember Tommy from what he has done and if he's seen walking the streets it'll be "bad for business". Tommy is sent down to Vice City with $3 million dollars. He's ordered to use the money to purchase some drugs and start up the Forelli operations down there. Tommy arrives in Vice City and meets the Forelli contact, Ken Rosenburg. Ken drives Tommy and two Forelli men to a meeting point for the deal and upon arriving they see a helicopter fly in and a men gets out with two briefcases. These are the Vance brothers (Lance is in the helicopter). Tommy and the Forelli men get out and walk up to him. They look over the merchandise as the man looks over the money. Suddenly, they're shot at killing the two Forelli men and the drug dealer. Tommy jumps in the car with Ken and they take off as the helicopter flies away. While they're driving back Ken is hysterical because he knows that the Forelli's won't be happy that the drugs and money are gone. Tommy tells him to relax and they will start fixing this problem in the morning. Ken stops at his office and enters while Tommy heads off to his new hotel room at the Ocean View. He calls up Sonny to inform him of the situation and Sonny starts off by remembering old times and then asks about the deal. Tommy gives it to Sonny straight that the drugs and money are gone. Sonny is furious by this and as he lashes out, Tommy guarantees him that he'll get the money back and "mail you the dicks of those responsible". Sonny states that he knows Tommy will do this and if it was anyone else they would be dead. The call ends with a pissed of Tommy throwing the phone. In the morning, Tommy visits Ken Rosenburg's law office. He hears on the radio that all the bridges in Vice City have been closed do to an approaching hurricane. Ken indicates that he's been up all night worrying. Tommy tells him to calm down and that they need to get into the loop to find out information. Ken offers Tommy his party invitation on board Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez' boat. He's the man that helped set up the deal and Tommy takes the invitation and heads over, stopping at Rafael's clothing store to get more appropriate clothing. Tommy enters the yacht and is welcomed by Colonel Cortez who shares his distress and apologizes for the problems with the deal stating that he's launched a full investigation into what happened. Colonel Cortez' daughter walks up at that moment and he introduces her. Mercedes takes Tommy around the rest of the party and names off some of the key people. Just as they're talking a short, loud man shows up and congratulates the colonel on his party. Ricardo Diaz is his name and he calls out to Mercedes. She says that she's leaving with Tommy to go back into town. As they walk out Tommy is instructed to take her to the Pole Position Strip Club and once they arrive she states how she hopes to see him around. Upon returning to Ken's office, Tommy finds him even more paranoid. Ken asks what he found out but Tommy states, "that there are more criminals in this town then in prison." Tommy wants a lead from the streets and Ken refers him to Kent Paul who's a usual gossip magnet and is always at the Malibu. Tommy meets him there and pushes Kent around for some information. Kent informs him that a chef on Ocean Drive has been acting "pleased with himself" and that Tommy should check him out. Tommy heads over and finds the chef (who's name is Leo Teal, thanks to Viogamer for that reminder) on a cell phone. When the chef is uncooperative, Tommy kills him. Tommy takes his phone and is met by another man. This is Lance Vance. Lance states that they're on the same side and should work together. When Tommy rejects him, three of the chef's friends appear and chase them. They enter Lance's car and make the getaway. They talk for a bit and Lance drops him off at the Ocean View stating that he'll be watching Tommy. Tommy goes back to Ken's office to check on him. Ken was still nervous and stated that Tommy had to go and make some jurors change their minds or Sonny Forelli's cousin, Giorgio, would go to jail. Tommy managed to wreck two juror's cars which helped them change their minds and headed back to Ken's office to see what he's come up with. Upon entering he finds Ken sitting down with an elderly man named Avery Carrington. Avery needs Tommy's help and in return he will help take care of any of the people giving Tommy trouble. Tommy thinks that's fair and listens to Avery talk about a company that he wants out of business. Tommy heads over to the business, starts a riot with a group of striking workers, enters the facility and destroys their work trucks. Upon finishing this job, Tommy is called by Colonel Cortez to come meet him when he can. He also does some more work for Avery including killing a man at the Leaf Links Golf Course in order to obtain some land and destroying a building under construction so he can purchase it and put up his own. Tommy finally heads over to Cortez' yacht and when he arrives he's informed by Cortez that one of his men, Gonzalez, may have leaked the information about the drug deal to someone. Cortez states that he's been carrying Gonzalez for years and it's time for Tommy to end it. Tommy travels over to Gonzalez' apartment right away and kills him. He returns to Cortez' boat for more missions although he grows tired as he isn't getting closer to his money. Tommy meets a courier at the Washington Mall to pick up some technology. When the French Police show up, the courier runs but Tommy chases him down and kills him. Cortez then trusts Tommy with watching over a drug deal between Cortez' friend, Ricardo Diaz, and some Cubans. Lance joins Tommy for this task and they manage to kill the Haitians that try to break up the deal and Diaz is appreciative of Tommy for this. Looking around for Lance after the deal, Tommy can't find him. At the same time, Tommy receives a call from Ricardo thanking him again. He invites Tommy over to his mansion to help him out with some stuff. Tommy is quick to head over to Diaz' mansion on Starfish Island as he's beginning to suspect that Diaz is the one that broke up Tommy's drug deal. When Tommy arrives at Diaz' mansion, Diaz is pissed off like normal and he asks who Tommy is but remembers and apologizes for being agitated. He states that a dealer of his is taking an extra cut of his profits and Diaz requests that Tommy follows him and finds out where he takes it. Tommy gets to the man's house and chases after him. He enters a car with another man and Tommy is in pursuit. The dealer shoots at Tommy but misses with all the shots. Tommy eventually follows him to a rundown house on Prawn Island and Tommy reports back to Diaz. Diaz says that the house is a fortress at ground level and must be attacked from the sky; therefore, he assigns Quentin (Lance Vance) to fly Tommy out to the house. As Tommy and Lance go to the helicopter, Tommy finds that Lance has come to the same conclusion about Diaz being the one to ruin their deal. Tommy tells Lance to stay out of it and let him handle it but Lance disagrees. They enter the helicopter and fly over to the island. Tommy takes out most of the men on the roof and adjacent buildings before Lance drops him off. Tommy is left to enter the building, clean out the rest of the men, and obtain the cash after which he's picked up by Lance and they head back to Diaz' mansion (for cookies and milk!). The radio also announces that the hurricane has passed and the bridges are all open again. As Tommy sorts through the information he's been obtaining he receives a call from Colonel Cortez who tells Tommy to come see him as he has more work for him. Tommy has also received several calls from Sonny Forelli who's growing more and more impatient with Tommy producing no results. Heading over to the colonel's yacht, Tommy knows that the colonel may have some more information for him regarding Tommy's deal. When Tommy arrives he finds that Cortez also believes that Diaz was the one that stole the drugs and money but Cortez has another matter for Tommy to attend to. He needs Tommy to steal a tank from an army convoy and bring it to his lock up. Tommy heads over and stops the convoy when he attacks it and takes out most of the soldiers. He gets in the tank and a detonation count down is activated. Knowing that he doesn't have much time, Tommy heads over to the hold and Cortez' men disarm the bomb. Wanting to keep up his relationship with Diaz, Tommy heads back and Diaz tasks him with stealing a new boat from the boatyard. It's said to be the fastest boat out there and Diaz needs it. Tommy heads over and encounters some security guards who he kills, steals the boat, and heads back to Diaz' mansion. Arriving there he goes and talks with Diaz about a dealer that comes to Vice City once a month and sells its cargo to the first boat that reaches it. Tommy heads to Diaz' new boat again and when he arrives he finds Lance waiting for him in the boat. They agree to team up for this mission. As they head to the dealer Lance asks Tommy why they won't finish Diaz off now. Tommy says that, "the more we learn now, the less we have to learn when we take this town over". Lance agrees. Finding the competition to be in abundance, Tommy continues on and gets to the dealer first. He purchases the goods. However, the other buyers won't let them leave alive with the drugs and they chase after him. Lance takes control of the wheel as Tommy fires back at the other dealers on boat, on land, and in a helicopter. They make it back and Tommy delivers the drugs to Diaz. Tommy promptly receives a call from Lance stating that they can and should take out Diaz now. Tommy states that they'll do it eventually or they'll be dead and later on Tommy receives a call from Kent Paul with information about Lance. Tommy heads to the Malibu Club right away as he has a feeling the information isn't good. Arriving at the club, Tommy finds his suspicions to be correct as Lance tried to jump Diaz but was captured instead and he's being held at the junkyard by Diaz' men and doesn't have long to live. Tommy heads over to the junkyard upset at Lance ruining his plan. Arriving there he finds heavy security which he breaks through it and finds Lance in a warehouse at the far end. Tommy is pissed off at Lance for jumping the gun but Lance merely states, "He killed my brother. What do you want me to do? Mow his lawn?" Tommy and Lance leave the junkyard but are chased by more of Diaz' men. They lose them and Tommy takes Lance to the hospital, telling Lance to meet him outside Diaz' mansion. A while later, Lance joins Tommy outside the walls of Diaz' estate. Lance opens the trunk to his car and reveals some heavy weaponry. They enter Diaz' property and kill all of his men outside before entering the mansion and kill the men in there too. Once they reach the central hallway they are confronted by Diaz. He yells at Tommy for betraying him. Tommy and Lance gun down Ricardo Diaz but he isn't dead. They walk over to a crawling Diaz as he yells at Tommy for betraying him and ruining his house. Tommy and Lance decide to finish the job and they both shoot him point blank. They've destroyed the Diaz Gang and are now free to rule Vice City their way. Soon after, Tommy heads to see Colonel Cortez as he says he's in desperate need of his help. Tommy heads in to find Cortez preparing to leave Vice City. Tommy offers to be an extra gun and Cortez is grateful for his help. As they proceed along the river they're chased by some federal agents on boats. The men on Cortez' boat, Tommy included, destroy these ships but there's another setback. There's a block of ships under the next bridge. They destroy the ships even while being attacked by some helicopters and Cortez thanks Tommy for everything and asks him to watch his daughter, Mercedes. Tommy states that Mercedes can take care of herself but he'll watch her. As a parting gift, Cortez offers Tommy his personal launch boat. Tommy heads back to his newly acquired mansion and begins to setup his empire. Entering the house Tommy meets up with Avery, Rosenburg, and Lance as they discuss the next steps in their new business. Avery suggest real estate while Ken goes over the interior decorating of the mansion. Lance brings up that the businesses in Vice City know that Diaz is dead and they won't pay protection. Tommy has a plan to make them pay and he heads over to the North Point Mall to destroy several of the business displays and setups to make sure they know who they're dealing with. Tommy returns to the mansion with the success of this. The stores will now pay protection. As Tommy returns, he finds Lance sitting at the bar. Tommy asks what the problem is and Lance states that a local bar is refusing to pay protection but he'll handle it. Tommy isn't satisfied with Lance sitting around and decides to take care of it himself so he grabs 2 guys and heads over to Ocean Drive and kills the guards there. Talking with the owner he finds that DC Security has been paid to protect them. Tommy goes to DC Security's office and takes out the security guards. He heads back to his mansion again and when he arrives he finds Lance yelling at a man named Mike because he was supposed to torch a store in the mall and screwed up the fuses. Lance suggests that they leave as the cops will find out it was them soon enough but Tommy doesn't like that idea. He's worked too hard for what he has and he knows that the police investigation will take time so he proposes that Lance and himself head to the mall and fix the bomb. But first they need police uniforms so they head out and lure two officers into a garage and take their gear. Grabbing a cop car they head to the mall which is crawling with security and head in. They find the store and fix the bomb and as they run from the store it blows up and they're quickly chased after by the police forces. Tommy and Lance loose the cops and make it back to the mansion. A short time later Tommy receives a call from a very emotional Lance telling Tommy not to treat him like a little kid and cut him a fair slice. Tommy reassures him that he'd never stab him in the back but Lance has been screwing up. Tommy tells Lance to take some time off. Building his empire up, Tommy decides to buy some companies as fronts. He purchase the Malibu Club, Kaufmann's Cab, Cherry Popper Ice Cream, the Printworks, and several others. When Tommy purchases the club he realizes that he needs some funds in order to restore the club. He decides that he needs to rob the Vice City Bank to "withdrawal" the funds needed. However, Tommy knows that he needs to get a team together. He first breaks an explosive expert, Cam Jones, out of prison and then beats a weapons specialist, Phil Cassidy, in a gun shootout to gain his services. Lastly, Tommy beats a driver, Hilary King, in a race to get his service. They head to the bank and pull of the heist but Hilary is killed as they leave. Cam is shot and it's unknown if he survives (in the game he can die or live, it doesn't matter). Tommy and Phil escape and split the money and Tommy wastes no time in celebrating as he performs some tasks for his other businesses in order to ensure their success. His most proud purchase, Printworks, is where Tommy has fond memories of helping his father when he was young at a similar facility. Tommy steals some plates so the printers can start printing money. Tommy has finally established himself in Vice City. But he has much to do still and returns to see Avery and perform one finally job for him. Avery introduces Tommy to his new apprentice, Donald Love, and informs Tommy that "nothing brings down real estates prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war". He continues by stating that a Haitian leader has been killed and no one's sure if the rival Cubans have done it but Avery wants to make them sure. He suggests that Tommy dresses like a Cuban, crashes the funeral and kills the other Haitian leaders. Tommy agrees and heads off to Little Haiti. Upon arrival, Tommy finds heavy security but he breaks through and kills most of the Haitians in the process. Tommy then takes out the leaders and leaves Little Haiti. Once Tommy is finished he gets a call from the Cuban leader, Umberto Robina, who wants to meet with him. Tommy heads over but also gets a call from Kent Paul suggesting he come see him at the recording studio. Tommy continues to Umberto's cafe in Little Havana. He arrives and Umberto mocks him at first and asks if he has big "cojones". He suggests that Tommy take out their boat and prove himself to which Tommy does successfully and heads back to Umberto's. When he's heading back, Tommy receives a call from a women named Auntie Poulet; she suggests that he comes to see her. Returning to the cafe, Umberto requests that Tommy goes and backs up some of his men in Little Haiti. Tommy grabs a car and 3 Cubans and heads over. They fight their way in and steal a Haitian van and take it back to the cafe. Tommy is again requested by Umberto to help him with taking out the Haitians. This time Umberto wants Tommy to disrupt a Haitian deal, steal the cash and drugs, and bring it back to him. Tommy heads over and kills everyone. He grabs the cash and drugs and races back to the cafe chased by cops and Haitians. Tommy decides he needs to break from this and heads over to Auntie Poulet's house. There, Tommy seems to be in a fog and under the powers of Auntie Poulet. She tells Tommy that he needs to recover some simple magical powders from around town for him as the Cubans have told the cops they're illegal drugs. Tommy heads around town and acquires these powders, brining them back. He enters the house and again forgets what he's doing there. Auntie Poulet wants Tommy to kill Cubans and destroy their supply boats. Tommy doesn't resist killing his allied gang as he's under Auntie Poulet's power. He drives to a van and takes control of some miniature planes and bombs the boats. Later Tommy comes back to Auntie Poulet's house, still in a fog, and she instructs him to use a sniper rifle and help the Haitians beat the Cubans in a street fight. Tommy does so and helps them succeed even after the Cubans bring in reinforcements. Auntie Poulet calls Tommy afterwards and releases him from her hold. Tommy, free again, heads back to Umberto's cafe, completely unaware of what he's done for Auntie Poulet. When Tommy arrives he's met with an angry Umberto who suggests that Tommy is two-faced since the Haitians are laughing at him and Tommy simply says that Umberto is the reason for this but he can help him out. Umberto wants to end the Haitian threat by destroying their drug factory. Tommy gets a Haitian car and heads into the drug factory area with the other Cubans and plants some bombs. Tommy and the Cubans run for their lives as the place explodes in a huge fireball. Umberto hears of the success and tells Tommy that he's a Cuban to them. Tommy has finally settled the unrest in Little Haiti and Havana so he heads to the recording studio to meet Kent Paul. He finds Love Fist there with him and complements the guys on their music. Tommy performs several jobs for them including killing a stalker, who comes back and tries to kill them, getting security for the concert by doing some jobs for the local Biker gang, and driving them to the concert. They're thankful for Tommy's help and Tommy has now gained another ally in the Bikers. Tommy's in full control but soon he's called by Sonny stating that he's coming down to collect. Tommy heads over to the Printworks and finds that some of Sonny's collectors have come there. He leaves to stop the collectors from getting all his facilities. Tommy meets up with them and quickly kills the men and Tommy knows that Sonny will be extremely pissed off now and will be coming down himself. Tommy rushes back to his mansion on Starfish Island and gathers $3 million for Sonny. The money is fake and Tommy hopes that this will make Sonny happy. Sonny arrives and Tommy hands off the money, however, Lance reveals that he's now working for the Forelli's and has told them about the fake money. Sonny questions Tommy on this and Tommy merely states that he "just wanted to piss you (Sonny) off before I killed you." Lance informs Sonny where the real money is and Tommy runs up to his office to protect his safe. Sonny sends in several men but Tommy takes care of them and chases after Lance who is heading for the roof. Tommy meets Lance there and shows no compassion as he kills Lance and heads back to his office. Tommy meets up with Sonny and his guards. Tommy kills Sonny's guards and then kills Sonny. Tommy watches Sonny die and then realizes that his empire is free. He's left to run Vice City as he sees fit. ----------------------------------------------------------- E5. 1987-1991 1987 - CJ and Sweet are running their successful gang, Grove Street Families, in Los Santos. However, an incident takes place where CJ makes a mistake and his brother, Brian, is killed. CJ is overcome with grief as his family mourns. He decided to pick up and leave for Liberty City. 1987 or 1988 - 1992 - CJ begins to work for Joey Leone in Liberty City. CJ helps Joey in stealing cars and parts to earn him a pretty decent living. He has secured himself in Liberty City and doesn't look back at Los Santos. 1988-1991 - Drugs are heavily introduced in Los Santos by outside groups allied with gangs such as the Vagos and Ballas. The Grove Street Family decides to avoid drugs but because of this they lose men and influence in the city fast. The Ballas take over most of Los Santos. Kendl, Sweet and CJ's sister, begins to date Varrios Los Aztecas leader, Cesar Vialpando, much to Sweet's disapproval. 1991-1992 - Ken Rosenburg suffers a breakdown from his addiction to drugs. He's placed in a rehab facility and eventually comes out clean. He calls up Tommy Vercetti but gets his secretary who hangs up on Ken. It seems that Tommy has forgotten about all the people that helped him to the top. Ken is called by Salvatore Leone to operate Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas as a neutral third party. Salvatore instructs Ken to make sure he gets his money back that he invested in the casino and loaned to the Sindacco' ($5 million). ----------------------------------------------------------- E6. 1992 The events of 'The Introduction' (GTA San Andreas special DVD) Officers Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski are assigned a new partner to join them in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) division. His name is Officer Jimmy Hernandez. Hernandez is a good cop that wants to help the city of Los Santos from the drug dealing crime that has overtaken it. Hernandez joins Tenpenny and Pulaski and they start to show him the ropes. Tenpenny discusses how sometimes you have to let the little guys go in order to get the bigger ones. He says the only way to fight crime is to control it and Hernandez needs to understand that. Hernandez says he does and they begin to teach him more. In the meantime, the Grove Street Families have fallen apart thanks to the influence of drugs. Big Smoke has tried time and time again to convince Sweet that his stance on drugs is what's killing the family. Big Smoke tries to turn Sweet but it won't work. However, Big Smoke is successful in getting Ryder to see the bigger picture and join him in the drug business. They meet with Tenpenny who comes up with a plan to help end the Grove Street Families. Later, a green Sabre is seen heading towards Grove Street in the night. It heads down the street and suddenly opens fire on the houses. Sweet and everyone else stays out of the way. Sweet comes out blasting but then sees his fallen mother in her doorway. He rushes over but sees she's dead. Kendl comes over but Sweet stops her and hugs her. Sweet calls up CJ in Liberty City and tells him what happened. CJ decides to come home. The next day Officer Tenpenny, Pulaski, and Hernandez have beat the crap out of another cop. Tenpenny identifies him as Officer Pendelbury who's trying to get in his way and stop Tenpenny and the C.R.A.S.H. members. Tenpenny suggests that Hernandez shoots Pendelbury to prove he's willing to do what it takes to save the streets. Hernandez is hesitant but Tenpenny helps him and he shoots Pendelbury. The events of GTA San Andreas CJ is making the long trip home after finding out his mom was killed by a drive-by. Landing in Los Santos International Airport he grabs his bag and a taxi out front. But the taxi only gets part of the way to Grove Street as it's pulled over by a police car. They demand that the passenger, CJ, get out and lie down on the ground. CJ complies and finds that it's Officer Tenpenny, Pulaski, and the new guy, Hernandez. Pulaski tells the cab to take off even though he has CJ's bag in the trunk. Tenpenny takes CJ's money and they enter the car and drive off. CJ asks what Tenpenny wants since he's clean now and only came back for his mom's funeral. Tenpenny then places the blame of Officer Pendelbury's death on CJ. The officer was gunned down "not 10 minutes ago" and now it's being blamed on CJ. The C.R.A.S.H. team get a transmission over the radio about the murder and are asked to investigate so they toss CJ out of the car and head over there. CJ tells them not to leave him since he's in Ballas' territory. They ignore him and take off. He stands for a minute realizing that he's been forced back into all the crap he left 5 years ago. He grabs a bike near him and pedals his way back to his old neighbourhood. Upon arriving, CJ enters his mom's house and is overcome with emotion. He remembers back when Brian was killed and the pain is too much. Finding a picture of his mom, he sits at the table and thinks about the situation. Suddenly, a large man runs in holding a baseball bat and threatening him. CJ recognizes him as Big Smoke and after a few seconds Big Smoke remembers, drops the bat, and hugs CJ. He asks if CJ's ok and CJ simply states that, "Na man, it's my mom". Big Smoke says that they should head over to the cemetery for the funeral. Once they arrive at the cemetery they find Sweet, Kendl, and Ryder standing over the grave. CJ walks up and hugs Kendl but Sweet immediately blasts him for missing the funeral and running out 5 years ago. Kendl is tired of listening to this so she heads off to see her boyfriend, a Mexican. Sweet stops her and says she can't date him but she merely walks off. As she does, Sweet states how bad things are and proceeds to show CJ the graves of dead Grove Street Family members. Big Smoke, Ryder, Sweet, and CJ head back to Big Smoke's car. As they do a group of Ballas pop out and blow up the car with gunfire. The four of them grab bikes and pedal all the way back to Grove Street. Once they arrive the four men split up to do their own thing. A short time later, CJ gets a call from Sweet informing him that the groups that formed the Grove Street Families have split and have been fighting among themselves. CJ takes the advice and heads to Ryder's house to find him loading a gun. Ryder states his displeasure for a local pizza place that covered up his graffiti tags on their building. He wants to show them a lesson and asks if CJ wants to come along which he agrees to. On the way over Ryder begins to criticize CJ's look and suggests he gets a haircut first which CJ does at a local barber shop. They walk into the pizza place afterwards and CJ orders some food but Ryder runs up and attempts to rob the place. The clerk knows it's Ryder and is unimpressed. CJ argues with Ryder and the clerk pulls out a shotgun and chases them. Ryder and CJ hoop back in the car and head back to Grove Street. On the way back Ryder suggests that CJ go see Sweet who's also upset about the graffiti tags. CJ heads over to Sweet and they go for a drive. They head to Ballas turf and spray the Grove Street logos over 6 of the Ballas tags and head back home. CJ and Sweet have things to do so they agree to meet up later. CJ immediately receives a call from Officer Hernandez warning CJ not to leave town. He goes back to Sweet's house and finds Ryder sitting with Sweet. Sweet is pissed that drugs have destroyed the gang and he wants Ryder and CJ to clean things up. They head over to see some old friends, Big Bear and B-Dup. When they arrive they find that B-Dup is now a drug dealer and Big Bear has become a slave to him for drugs. B-Dup tells them to screw off and slams the door. CJ is beginning to see how bad things have become and they decide to take out some drug dealers. The boys head outside and find that a drug dealer is selling to one of their men and they kill him. Ryder recognizes the guy and says that he lives in Idlewood so CJ and Ryder proceed over there and break in on some Ballas and kill them. Ryder and CJ go back home and agree to meet up later. When CJ heads back to Sweet's house he finds the boys heading out to go eat. CJ drives them to a Cluckin' Bell. On the way they discuss CJ's mom and how a Green Sabre was seen speeding away after. They pull up and order the food, however, when they receive it a Ballas' car notices them and begins shooting. They chase after the Ballas and are able to kill them while Big Smoke decides to sit back and eat. On the way back they realize that Big Smoke ate all the food. CJ drops the men off at their houses and notes that Big Smoke has moved to Idlewood. A short while later, CJ heads to Sweet's house and finds him with all the boys. They discuss that the family needs to get some firepower if they're to face off with the Ballas. CJ recommends Emmet while the others tell him they aren't close to Emmet anymore. CJ reinstates that they need to go back to someone that has always been there for them. So Big Smoke and CJ head off to Emmet's and when they arrive Emmet jumps out and almost shoots the men. Emmet then realizes who they are and shows them his stock. Big Smoke notes how crappy the weapons are but they take some handguns and buy them. Upon returning Big Smoke back home, Sweet calls CJ and accuses him of not supporting the family because he hasn't been dressed in their colours. CJ apologizes and heads to the nearest clothing store and purchases some green clothing to support the gang. He heads to Sweet's house and the men all decide to do a drive- by on some Ballas to show them that Grove Street is back. Heading over to Idlewood they attack a group of Ballas and kill them. Afterwards, they head to Glen Park and kill another group of Ballas but the police show up. They avoid the cops and make it back to Grove Street, agreeing to meet later. CJ heads back to Sweet's house and finds no one home but gets a call from Sweet who's pinned down in Seville by a former allied faction, the Seville Boulevard Families. CJ races over and takes out the gunmen and picks up Sweet and his girl. They lose the Seville men and head back to Sweet's house where CJ drops them off. When CJ heads into Sweet's house the next day he finds Sweet argue with Kendl. She's going to go see Cesar and Sweet can't stop her so she leaves and before CJ can say anything Sweet tells him to follow her and see what his problem is. So CJ heads off, grabs a low-rider, and heads to the meeting place by Unity Station where he's challenged to some hydraulics competition. CJ wins and Kendl runs over to congratulate him. Cesar comes over and congratulates him too but CJ becomes protective when he touches Kendl. Kendl tries to calm CJ while Cesar holds back his boys. Cesar and CJ talk and agree to be cool with each other for Kendl. After they leave, Cesar calls CJ and ask if he wants to be in some illegal racing which CJ agrees to and drives over to Cesar's house. When he arrives Cesar and Kendl lead him to the race. It's a low-rider race and CJ ends up winning it. The next day he arrives at Ryder's who wants to steal some guns, for the family, from a retired military guy and they head over to his house. CJ sneaks in, grabs the weapons, and they drive the truck back to a storage garage. Ryder insults CJ for complaining the entire time before they split up. The Grove Street Families are starting to gain their influence back thanks to CJ. He heads to Ryder's house and after a few minutes, Officer Tenpenny and his men arrive to give CJ and Ryder a hard time. They give the boys an assignment and tell them to head over to a train. CJ and Ryder arrive to find some Vagos there who they kill along with the Ballas who show up. Tenpenny must have told every gang in town. Once it's clear CJ hoops on the train and Ryder follows in his car. CJ tosses some boxes to Ryder, gets off, and they head back to Ryder's. Some time later, CJ meets Ryder who suggests they get some top grade weapons from the National Guard. CJ's worried but Ryder insults him and he gives in. They head to Ocean Docks and CJ sneaks in the base killing any guards that get in his way. He opens the fence for Ryder to enter in the truck and they load it up. They make a getaway but the National Guard gives chase but CJ loses them and drives the truck to Emmet's for storage. After all this heated action CJ decides he needs a break. He heads to Big Smoke's who says that he needs to go pick up a member of the family in jail. They drive to the police department and out comes Jeffrey. CJ comments on Jeffrey's look at he argues back that his name is OG Loc. Sweet tells him to go to college and get a real life but OG Loc ignores him and wants to head to some gangster's house for payback. OG Loc and CJ go to the house but Sweet and Big Smoke want nothing to do with it. When they knock on the door OG Loc yells at the person inside who says he's OG Loc's lover. OG Loc states that he took advantage of him when he dropped the soap. The man escapes on his bike and they chase him but catch up and kill him. CJ laughs at OG Loc who tells him to keep it quiet. CJ drives OG Loc to the Burger Shot in Marina and drops him off. CJ then heads back to Big Smoke's house. Big Smoke asks CJ to come along as he's going to pick up a Mexican cousin, Mary. When they arrive in East Los Santos CJ figures it out that Mary is another term for weed. Big Smoke asks some Vagos and they insult him so he kills one of them with a bat and the other takes off. CJ and Big Smoke follow him but Big Smoke can't run too far and cheers CJ on. CJ catches up with him and kill the Vagos. Big Smoke and CJ head back to Smoke's house separately and meet up. Big Smoke wants to follow a lead that will get them "deep in the game". They head to Unity Station and find some Vagos make a run for it on top of a train. They get on a bike and drive alongside it as Big Smoke shoots the Vagos and CJ avoids the other trains and a destroyed car. Big Smoke kills them and they return to his house. The next day CJ comes back to Big Smoke's house and Big Smoke needs to run an errand. They arrive at the Atrium and Big Smoke tells CJ to wait outside. CJ admires a woman for about 2 seconds before Big Smoke yells and CJ runs in. CJ enters the building and faces a shootout between Big Smoke and some Russians. CJ and Smoke kill them and go outside to find more Russians who they get rid of. They grab a motorcycle and take off with Big Smoke driving and CJ shooting at the Russians giving chase in cars, bikes, and a truck. They go through the waterways and the Russians are killed in a huge fireball. The 2 men split up. CJ decides to go check on how OG Loc is doing in his new job at the Burger Shot. He finds OG Loc cleaning up some floors and mocks him since OG Loc said he was a "Hygiene Technician". OG Loc says that he needs a sound system and heard a great one in a van that was heading over to the beach so CJ goes down there. He finds the van and gets friendly with the owner by showing her some dance moves. He gets in the van, takes off, and brings it to a lockup for storage. When he arrives back at the Burger Shot he finds that OG Loc wants him to steal well known rapper, Madd Dogg's, rhyme book. CJ only agrees if it'll stop OG Loc from singing the garbage he does. CJ goes to Madd Dogg's mansion in Vinewood and sneaks in. CJ grabs the rhyme book and runs out, back to the Burger Shot. He delivers the book and receives a call from Officer Tenpenny telling him to come see him but CJ decides to talk to OG Loc first. OG Loc is upset because Madd Dogg's manager is on him for stealing the rhymes and CJ is ordered to take care of it. He grabs the manager's limo and drives to a location where all the security cars meet. The manager gets in the car and CJ drives off and losses the other cars. He goes down to the pier and jumps out of the car, sending it into the water which kills the manager since he can't swim. When CJ heads back to the Burger Shot to deliver the good news he finds OG Loc quitting and leaving. OG Loc says that this violates his parole and he's going back to jail so he wants to throw a party at his house before he goes back to prison. CJ gets some new clothes and goes to OG Loc's house only to walk in on OG Loc with some bad singing. The boys decide to go outside and get away from the awful sounds. Suddenly, another member of the gang comes up on a bike and says that the Ballas are heading to Grove Street. Sweet orders them to block the road just as the Ballas arrive and a shootout begins. They manage to kill the Ballas on the street, on the bridge, and the ones coming from a back alley. They celebrate the victory and they all go home to enjoy the night. The next day CJ decides to visit the donut shop where he finds Tenpenny with his men. Tenpenny tells CJ that he needs him to kill a gang banger in East Los Santos by burning his house down. He wants no evidence and supplies CJ with some Molotov Cocktails. He arrives at the apartment complex and immediately throws the Molotovís in the building. Some Vagos come out to face him but he kills them and believes his mission is a success. Suddenly, he hears the screams of a women in the building who is upstairs and trapped. CJ rushes in, grabs a fire extinguisher, and finds her. He leads her out of the building just as it collapses. She says her name is Denise Robinson and she lives off of Grove Street so CJ drives her back and they agree to see each other again. CJ gets a call from Sweet about some drug dealer in Glen Park but heads off to the donut shop to see Officer Tenpenny again. Officer Tenpenny suggests that CJ check out a warehouse in Ocean Docks where the Ballas and Russians are meeting. CJ heads over there and is attacked outside the warehouse but fights his way in. CJ kills the Ballas and Russians in the building and chases after the Russian leader. Finally, CJ catches up to him and kills him. A short time later, CJ heads over to the Ammunation that Sweet suggested and picks up some weapons. He heads down to Glen Park and starts up a gang war with the Ballas. Eventually, CJ kills all the Ballas and the Grove Street Families take over the area. The drug dealing traitor attempts to escape but CJ runs him down and kills him. CJ heads over to Sweet's house and Sweet wants them to show that Grove Street is back and perform a major hit on the Ballas at a funeral. CJ and Sweet grab some men and head over to the cemetery. They enter and CJ chases after the leader, Kane, and kills him. CJ and Sweet leave the area and return to Grove Street. Sweet and CJ know they've put Grove Street on the map with their activities recently. They meet up with Ryder and Big Smoke at Sweet's house. Sweet wants to end the hostility between the families and a meeting is set to take place at Jefferson Hotel. They drive over and Sweet must go in alone as one member per family is allowed. Suddenly, the LSPD show up with helicopters and SWAT to storm the place. Ryder and Big Smoke want to leave but CJ runs in after his brother and begins a search for him. CJ finds Sweet upstairs and they head out onto the roof and take out a helicopter. Just as they run around the building, Ryder and Big Smoke show up. They jump in the car and CJ is trusted with the shooting. He shoots at the cops following them on bikes, cars, and a helicopter. Unfortunately, CJ's gun jams and Big Smoke drives them down a small path to get clear. They jump out of the car at the last second to watch it fly off onto the freeway and cause a huge accident with a tanker. The boys split up to avoid the cops. CJ heads to Sweet's and finds Sweet talking with some men about how it's time to take back the town and wants everyone to meet him under the Mulholland Intersection to battle it out with some Ballas. As CJ leaves he gets a call from Cesar who wants CJ to come meet him because he has something to show CJ. CJ says he needs to go meet up with his brother but Cesar insists that it's important. So CJ heads over to Cesar and gets in his car. Cesar tells CJ to watch. He sees two Ballas exit a building and he's unimpressed but Cesar tells him to keep watching. Suddenly, Ryder and Big Smoke come out and they roll out the Green Sabre that was seen the night CJ's mom was killed. Officer Tenpenny also walks out. It appears that Big Smoke has sold the family out. CJ realizes that Sweet is walking into a trap and tells Cesar to get Kendl and leave town. CJ races over to the Mulholland Intersection to find a battle going on. Sweet has been hit. CJ takes out the Ballas until the cops arrive and he surrenders. Sweet is arrested and taken to a hospital prison and CJ is grabbed by Tenpenny and his men. CJ gets a bag put over his head and they drive off. Finally reaching a stop CJ has the bag removed and he's in a rural area called Angel Pine. CJ is informed of Sweet's situation, is upset at Big Smoke, and Tenpenny states that Big Smoke has worked for him for a long time. Officer Tenpenny gives CJ a camera and wants him to kill a snitch hiding on Mount Chiliad and bring back a photo for proof. They kick CJ out of the car and drive off. CJ heads up the mountain to get the mission over with and focus on his family's status. He reaches the cabin on the mountain and kills the man along with his security, ensuring that he takes a photo for proof. He heads back down and delivers the picture to a trailer. CJ then receives a call from Cesar about the problems in Los Santos. CJ informs him to get Kendl out of town right now but Cesar says that he wants payback for what happened to his gang. CJ doesn't care right now and orders Cesar to get Kendl to safety. Cesar agrees and then tells CJ to go meet his cousin at a diner in Dillimore. When CJ arrives he finds a woman facing off with some of the men. They try to get near her but she cuts one with her knife. She notices CJ and asks what he wants and then promptly leaves with him. She states her name is Catalina and lists a series of places that she wishes to rob. CJ goes for the closest place which is a gas station also in Dillimore. They try to rob the station but the glass of the store is bullet-proof and the doors are locked. Catalina changes the plan and decides to take the tanker. They grab a truck and hook up the tanker while the gas station attendants get in their car and follow. They take care of the attendants and head to Flint County to a truck stop. Catalina speaks with the owner of a truck stop and sells the truck of gas to him. She gives CJ his cut and then leaves. CJ gets a call from someone called The Truth. He's a friend of Officer Tenpenny and wants CJ to meet him in Angel Pine. CJ heads over and finds Officer Tenpenny high (as a kite). Tenpenny introduces CJ to The Truth but he isn't there and Tenpenny is talking with a couch. He then calls Truth in and he meets CJ. Tenpenny tells CJ that Truth will supply him with weed and that CJ will pay him and take it to San Fierro. The Truth tells CJ about a survivalist farm that has a harvester that he requires and wants CJ to steal it. CJ heads to the farm and manages to do just that. He's chased by some of the people but he losses them and takes the harvester to The Truth's farm. CJ receives a call from Cesar that he and Kendl are in Angel Pine. He heads over and meets up with them. CJ is told that Big Smoke is the main pusher in Los Santos and that he gets shipments from San Fierro twice a week. CJ is upset at learning this information but says he'll look out for the couriers. CJ leaves and gets a call from Catalina wondering where he's. He decides to meet her at her house and when he gets there she holds him at gun point and indicates her love for CJ. They head off to a bank in order to rob it. Once they enter CJ is in charge of watching the people while Catalina gets the money. One of them manages to hit the alarm and Catalina is pissed off. CJ grabs the money from the ATMs and Catalina grabs the money she obtained. They go out the back of the building and find the cops waiting for them. CJ and Catalina make their way through the alley and kill the police. They steal 2 police bikes and drive off with the police chasing them. Catalina gets ahead of CJ and gets knocked off her bike by a police cruiser. CJ manages to get there and take out the cops and she hoops on CJ's bike so they can head to Catalina's hideout. CJ takes his cut and after leaving Catalina's house he receives a call from Cesar about illegal street racers who come out to the rural areas to avoid the cops. Cesar tells CJ to head over when he gets a chance. CJ then decides to visit Catalina again (not a smart man, is he?). Upon heading back to Catalina's, CJ is brought inside and "punished" for not keeping in touch with her. Afterwards they head to Blueberry to rob a liquor store but when they arrive they find that 4 armed men have already robbed the store. Catalina kills one and they give chase on his ATV. They catch up with the other men, kill them, and grab the money. CJ takes Catalina back to her place and returns a while later after a call from Catalina ordering him to be there. Catalina yells at him for not being loyal and says she wants their relationship to be business from now on. They head out to Montgomery to a betting shop and enter. CJ uses some explosives to blow open the safe and grab the money. They grab a car, lose the cops, and then head back to Catalina's house where CJ drops her off. CJ has acquired a good amount of cash and gets himself a fast car. He heads over to Montgomery and arrives at the race line. He's introduced to an Asian man named Wu Zi Mu who prefers to be called Woozie. They get in their cars and the race starts. CJ ends up winning the race and after, Woozie congratulates CJ and gives him his business card in case CJ is in San Fierro sometime. Everyone leaves the area except for CJ who is confronted by Catalina. She breaks up with CJ and introduced her new man. This is Claude (from GTA 3). She challenges CJ to a race for pink slips. CJ ends up winning the race. Catalina, furious, hands over the deed to a garage in San Fierro and explains that Claude was "satisfying her" while he raced and that's why he lost. Catalina and Claude head off to Liberty City. CJ now decides that he needs to head to San Fierro but receives a call from The Truth that Tenpenny's stuff is ready and he should come pick it up. He goes to pick up Tenpenny's drugs since he's headed to San Fierro anyways, killing 2 birds with 1 stone. He arrives at The Truth's farm and hands over the money to pay for the drugs. CJ inspects the van which is completely full and they hear a helicopter over them. The cops have been tipped off about The Truth's pot farm. The Truth hands CJ a flamethrower and they burn all the plants. The Truth gives CJ a rocket launcher and he takes out the helicopter. They drive to CJ's newly acquired garage in San Fierro and as they enter it CJ feels duped by Catalina as the place is a dump. Kendl and Cesar arrive shortly and Kendl calms CJ down. They need some mechanics in order to start up the business. The Truth informs CJ of some friends and they go to pick them up. During these trips The Truth informs CJ to go to certain locations in the city. When he does he finds a dark coloured van leaving and The Truth doesn't explain what it is (some believe that these are Mike Toreno's trucks). After CJ brings the men back to his garage he gets a call from Zero. It appears that Zero's landlord is looking to sell them shop so CJ purchases the building for Zero. CJ helps Zero fight off his childhood rival, Berkley, and drive him out of town. The next day, CJ heads back to the garage and receives a call from Officer Tenpenny. He wants CJ to plant some weed in a car to frame someone and then call the cops. CJ is unsure about snitching on someone but when Tenpenny informs CJ that it's a DA (District Attorney) CJ is more than willing. He drives over to Vank Hoff Hotel and beats up a valet for his uniform. When the DA arrives CJ takes his car to the garage, plants the drugs, and heads back to the hotel and drives it into the parking lot underground. CJ hurries out as a valet comes in to pick up the car. CJ reports the DA and when he gets his car the cops arrive and arrest him. Arriving back at the garage he finds Kendl upset about the nearby construction workers. They have been treating her like a slut. Cesar wants to kill them but CJ says he'll take care of it and heads to the site to grab a Dozer. He destroys 6 portable buildings and the Foreman comes out of a Porta Potty to see what the problem is. The Foreman sees the destruction and runs back in. CJ drives into the Porta Potty and pushes it into a hole. He gets in a cement truck and buries the Foreman and heads back to the garage. When CJ enters the garage he immediately receives a call from Cesar who's following a Balla car heading towards San Fierro for drugs. CJ heads out to meet with Cesar. He meets up with Cesar and they head over to Angel Pine where a meeting is taking place. They get on top of a nearby building and watch some cars pull up. Ryder is the first to arrive as he represents Big Smoke. Another car pulls up and a guy named T-Bone Mendez comes out. He's the leader of the San Fierro Rifa. The next car to pull up containing a man wearing a business suit. They don't know him yet but he's Mike Toreno. Next is a man who looks like a pimp. He's Jizzy B. They're all part of a group called the Loco Syndicate who sell drugs primarily to Big Smoke in Los Santos. Ryder is a representative for Big Smoke. CJ and Cesar head away from the meeting, split up, and agree to meet back at the garage. CJ arrives at the garage and Woozie shows up. He helps CJ identify the men he photographed. Woozie informs CJ that Jizzy B. helps to set up the deals and acts as a middleman for the group. CJ decides he will enter the syndicate from this point and heads over to Jizzy's Pleasure Dome under the Gant Bridge. Upon arriving, he introduces himself to Jizzy by stating that he's new in town and would like some work. After buttering Jizzy up, CJ is tasked with finding out who's killing Jizzy's girls. CJ leaves and Jizzy allows him to take his car. CJ drives around and kills some thugs that are beating up Jizzy's women. He also kills a prostitute and her 'sugar daddy' as she's trying to leave prostitution forever. Once CJ does all this, Jizzy calls him and says he can keep the car as an APB has been posted on it. CJ is now in the syndicate and can start finding out more information. He heads back to the Pleasure Dome and is introduced to T-Bone Mendez who tasks CJ with getting to an ambushed van and getting back all the stolen merchandise. CJ drives over and gives chase to some thugs on 4 bikes that have stolen the stuff inside. He manages to chase them all down and get back the product. CJ returns to the Pleasure Dome and drops them off. He meets back with Jizzy and T-Bone who gets a call from Mike Toreno who's in another ambushed van and is trapped. T-Bone and CJ head out in search of Mike. Mike is still on the phone and he directs them to where he is. CJ ends up at the airport and they rescue Mike who's suspicious of CJ but allows him to get them out of there. CJ safely drives them back to the Pleasure Domes. Sometime later CJ arrives back at the Pleasure Dome and Jizzy instructs him to meet his business associate. CJ heads to Xoomer Gas Station and gets in a car. After T-Bone and Mike Toreno question him they say that CJ has to ensure the safety of a shipment. CJ grabs a bike and leads the van to a factory. This is the Loco Syndicate's drug factory which CJ will need to take out eventually. After completing this mission CJ heads back to the garage and is met by Tenpenny and Pulaski. They need him to take care of a reporter and a snitch that's supplying the information. The reporter boards a train headed for Los Santos and CJ follows it. The reporter meets up with his informant on a pier and CJ kills them both. Another job done for Tenpenny. CJ heads back to San Fierro. Now it's time for CJ to make his move and kill Jizzy in order to get his phone and find out more information about the drug supply. CJ heads to the Pleasure Dome at night, sneaks in, and kills Jizzy B. in a rundown and car chase. CJ discovers that a deal is going to happen at Pier 69 so he drives over and meets Cesar on top of a building across the street. Woozie has agreed to supply some men for this who arrive on the roof of the nearby buildings. CJ spots the men and begins to snipe any Rifa or Balla that they meet to secure their position. T- Bone Mendez and Ryder pull up and are unable to see the Triads on the roof. Toreno flies in on a helicopter and notices the bodies so he takes off. The Ballas throw smoke grenades as CJ and Cesar storm the area with the Triads. They kill T-Bone but Ryder heads off on a boat and CJ follows. CJ manages to destroy Ryder's boat and kill him but he's extremely upset at having to kill his long-time friend. When Cesar and CJ meet up at the garage, Cesar has to speak with CJ and make sure he sees that he had no other choice but to kill Ryder. CJ then receives a call from Woozie who informs him that Toreno is at a helipad downtown and loading up some boxes onto a helicopter and is preparing to leave soon. CJ heads over immediately, kills the men there, and chases the helicopter. He fires off some rockets at the helicopter and it explodes, killing Mike Toreno (or so he thinks). As a sign of gratitude for Woozie's services, CJ goes to his betting shop to meet him. CJ enters the betting shop apartment and meets Woozie who asks CJ to come along as he shows CJ how they take care of business in the Triad group. They leave the apartment and head around the corner to the Blood Feather Triads. Woozie informs CJ that a Vietnamese gang has been giving them trouble and they want to unify the Triad gangs for protection purposes. When they arrive at the spot they find the Blood Feather Triads have all been killed except for 1 man who informs them it was the Vietnamese gang who did this. Just then, the gang shows up to finish the job. CJ fights them off as Woozie seems to have trouble finding his way. They get in the car and manage to avoid the gangs and make it back to Woozie's apartment and CJ drops him off. The next day, CJ returns to Woozie's apartment and is introduced to Ran Fa Li, the leader of the Red Gecko Tong. CJ is informed that the Vietnamese gang is called the Da Nang Boys and that Ran Fa Li needs a package retrieved from the airport which Woozie suggests CJ can do. So CJ goes to the airport and grabs the package but the Da Nang Boys show up and attack him. CJ leaves the airport, loses them, and drops the package off at Pier 69 as specified by Ran Fa Li. When he returns to Woozie's apartment he finds that Ran Fa Li is now trapped since the Da Nang Boys are watching the building and would kill him if he left. CJ offers to be a decoy and lead them off so he can escape. So CJ drives an old SUV out to the rural areas and leads them around the forest. Eventually, they catch up to CJ, see that Ran Fa Li isn't in the car and head back to the apartment but they're too late. Ran Fa Li is safe. He drives back to Woozie's apartment to check on him and Woozie informs CJ that he wants CJ to swim out to a Da Nang Boys tanker in the harbour and plant a bug on it so they can listen in on radio discussions. CJ swims out to the tanker and avoids Da Nang Boys security around the area and plants the bug on the boat. CJ swims back to shore and returns to Woozie's place. Woozie informs him that the Da Nang Boys are making a full move to San Fierro and that's why they have been increasingly more aggressive with the Triads. CJ agrees to stop their ship from coming in. He boards a helicopter with some of Woozie's men and they fly to the ship. After killing some of the men on the boat the helicopter is shot down by a rocket. CJ is the only one to survive and ends up in the water. He gets onto the boat and kills all the Da Nang Boys he finds. CJ frees some prisoners in a crate and is informed that the leader of the Da Nang Boys, Snakehead, is on the bridge. He decides to head up and is able to kill Snakehead with a sword. CJ leaves the ship and has successfully ended the Da Nang Boys. Upon speaking with Woozie again they agree to destroy the Loco Syndicate's drug factory and end the group for good. CJ grabs a car that's rigged by one of Woozie's men with heavy explosives and takes it to the factory. He breaks into the area and drives the car nears some of the chemical tanks. CJ sets the timer and runs out of the building along with the workers. It explodes in a huge fireball and CJ escapes over the wall. This marks the end of the Loco Syndicate and Big Smoke's supply of drugs from San Fierro. CJ receives a call shortly after by someone masking their voice. They want CJ to come out to their ranch in the desert because they have information on Sweet. CJ, not knowing what to make of this, heads out to the desert to hear this person's information. When he arrives at the ranch, CJ must prove his driving skills in a monster truck around some checkpoints. He succeeds and returns to the ranch. As he sits down, Mike Toreno sneaks up on CJ. Toreno, apparently not dead, tells CJ that he's a government agent and needs CJ to perform some jobs for him. Toreno wants CJ to call up Cesar and commandeer a truck in San Fierro. Cesar arrives and it appears he was already called by CJ (Toreno using some sort of voice masking/ changing device). They head onto the freeway and chase down the truck. Cesar jumps on, kicks the driver out, and lets CJ get in. They proceed to drive it to the designated location for Toreno. Afterwards, CJ drives back to Toreno's house to get the information about his brother. Toreno tells CJ that Sweet is safe and he'll keep it that way as long as CJ helps him. CJ agrees and Toreno now wants him to go and retrieve a package for him in the desert. CJ drives out to El Castillo del Diablo and drops a flare so that a helicopter can come by and drop off the package. As the helicopter approaches, several black helicopters begin to fly around and shoot at it. CJ takes them down and the package is dropped off for CJ. He grabs it and takes it back to Toreno's ranch. Entering the ranch again he's now instructed by Mike to go to Verdant Meadows Aircraft Graveyard and purchase it for $1 and if the owners don't accept then Toreno instructs CJ to kill them. So CJ heads over to the aircraft graveyard and purchases it legitimately for $80,000. Toreno calls him immediately and informs CJ that he'll need to learn how to fly for the next series of tasks Toreno has lined up for him. CJ is instructed through Toreno's training with helicopters, planes, and parachutes. Now that he's completed the flying school, Toreno quickly tasks CJ with flying supplies to his friend in Angel Pine. CJ flies over and stays below the radar in order to remain undetected. He is successful and returns to the airfield only to find government officials loading up a cargo plane. CJ believes that they're Toreno's men but Toreno shows up behind him and states that they're from another agency. Toreno wants CJ to get on the plane and stop them. So CJ grabs a bike and drives into the plane as it takes off from the field. Killing everyone inside, CJ sets a bomb, parachutes out, and blows the plane up. He sails back down to Verdant Meadows as the plane descends in a ball of fire. A few hours later The Truth shows up and wants CJ to come with him which CJ agrees to. They head out to the middle of the desert to a complex that isn't listed on any map. The Truth wants CJ to find a 'black project' and steal it so CJ heads into the facilities underground. He continues down as alarms go off and the base realizes someone has breached security. CJ finds the 'black project' being developed and it's actually a jetpack (really cool!). He grabs the pack and heads straight up and out of the base, arriving at the graveyard to meet The Truth. Truth thanks CJ and takes the jetpack with him while CJ takes it easy afterwards. When The Truth comes back to Verdant Meadows he's flying the jetpack poorly and crashes it (what a drunk). Truth says he can't handle the jetpack and wants CJ to use it to fly to a train and steal "whatever they least want you to get". CJ, confused, heads over and kills the soldiers on the train. Searching through the boxes he finds a weird container of green stuff that he takes back to Truth. Truth is amazed by it and tells CJ he can keep the jetpack shortly before leaving the airfield. Soon after this, CJ is invited by Woozie out to Las Venturas to visit Woozie's new casino, The Four Dragons. So he drives east to Las Venturas and, upon arriving, he finds a frustrated Woozie who's trying to start up a Triad casino in a Mafia run town. They've captured someone trying to destroy their equipment and CJ says he can make the man talk about who he's working for. Woozie's men tie him to the front of a car and CJ gets in promising a nice drive. He drives the car along the strip, moving in and out of traffic, driving the wrong way on the street and driving on the sidewalk to freak the man out. Soon enough he admits he works for the Sindacco's, one of the Mafia families that owns Caligula's Casino. CJ drives him back to the casino and goes to meet with Woozie. They decide that the best way to hurt Caligula's Casino is to rob it. CJ informs Woozie that they need some explosives first and Woozie tells him to go to the quarry just outside of town. CJ arrives there and drives to the bottom of it. He grabs the dynamite as the workers are preparing it for destruction. The workers follow CJ but he heads out of the quarry and delivers the dynamite to a waiting car. When CJ gets back to the casino he talks with Woozie but an employee walks in with a fake chip and they agree that the Sindacco's are probably using their new plastic factory to produce the chips. CJ decides to go visit the factory so he drives over and kills the Sindaccos inside. CJ proceeds to destroy the plastic machines and leaves before anymore Sindaccos arrive. As CJ drives back to the casino he's called by Truth who needs CJ's help. It appears that The Truth took some guys out for a safari and lost them. Truth is now in San Fierro and asks CJ to find them at the site they set up last night. CJ drives out to the site and finds Paulie and Maccer in a daze. They introduce themselves and then state that they need to go to a snake farm in order to find the rest of the band. Unfortunately, when they show up they're confronted by the owners who say that Maccer took advantage of their pig (sick, sick man) and begin to shot at them. They hoop in the car and escape to their friend Rosie's casino. Arriving at Caligula's Casino, CJ realizes that he has the opportunity to observe the casino from the inside without any suspicion. They head upstairs and meet Ken Rosenburg who manages the casino. After CJ leaves he decides to start focusing on the plans for heist on Caligula's Casino now that he has full access to it. CJ first steals the architectural plans for the building from the city offices. Next he gets the security card for the casino from the croupier (Millie). Each time he meets with Woozie, more and more people are introduced to the plan, much to CJ's dismay. Now, CJ heads to the dam to set explosives on the turbines so they can disrupt the power to Las Venturas during the heist. Afterwards, CJ and some of Woozie's men steal cop cars and an armoured van for the heist plan. They're now prepared but CJ needs to scope the place out some more so he heads back to Caligula's Casino to visit Rosie, Paulie, and Maccer. When he arrives he's informed by Rosie that Johnny Sindacco needs to be moved from the hospital because the Forelliís are coming to kill him. Johnny is in a shock induced coma (caused by CJ's interrogation) and must be helped. CJ goes to the hospital and finds that Johnny has already been moved, most likely by the Forelliís. CJ finds the ambulance that took him, kills the driver, and steals it. He drives back to the Sindacco factory and Johnny is now safe. When CJ returns to the casino he finds Rosie freaking out but CJ tells him to take charge and inform everyone who the boss is around here. Rosie and CJ head to the Sindacco factory and Rosie wants CJ to come with him to meet Johnny. CJ is reluctant since he knows Johnny will remember him. Sure enough, Johnny sees CJ, suffers a heart attack, and dies. The Sindaccos attack CJ and Rosie but CJ kills all of the members in the factory and they escape and drive back to the casino to drop of Rosie. When CJ returns to the Four Dragons Casino he finalizes the ownership agreement with Woozie and Ran Fa Li and gets a call from Rosie who informs him that Salvatore Leone has come and taken it over. CJ goes over to meet up with Rosie and when he arrives he meets Salvatore who is getting friendly with a waitress named Maria (yes, that Maria). In order to butter Salvatore up, CJ informs him that in Liberty City, CJ worked with Salvatore's son Joey. Salvatore likes that and wants CJ to kill some Forelli assassins flying in from Liberty City. So he heads to the airport and takes a plane north to meet the assassins. He finds the Forelli plane and flies over it. CJ jumps from one plane to the other and kills all the Forelliís inside. He gains control of the plane and brings it to a landing at the airport. Upon leaving it, CJ hears about some commotion by the Royal Casino. He heads over to find Madd Dogg, the rapper CJ stole everything from, drunk and ready to jump off the top of the building. CJ grabs a truck with a bed full of empty boxes and catches Madd Dogg on his way down. He takes Madd Dogg to a rehab centre and informs Madd Dogg of his name to which Madd Dogg states that he wants to meet up with CJ when he gets out. After receiving a call from his long time friends, Tenpenny and Pulaski, CJ is informed that they're in Las Venturas and wish to talk with him. CJ shows up at a house and Tenpenny wants CJ to get him a dossier (evidence package relating to Tenpenny's activities). CJ heads to Aldea Malvada in the desert and attacks a group of FBI agents located there. He kills them and steals the dossier from the courier's body. CJ gets a call from Tenpenny to meet him out in the desert in a ghost town to give him the dossier. CJ drives over and feels uneasy about the remote location Tenpenny has chosen. He arrives and hands the files to Tenpenny who proceeds to hit Hernandez with a shovel in the head. Tenpenny then yells claims of Hernandez snitching on his operation. Tenpenny leaves Pulaski to watch over as CJ digs a grave for two since it appears that CJ is of no more use. Just as he finishes Hernandez gets up and attacks Pulaski. CJ escapes but Hernandez is shot to death and Pulaski makes a run for it. CJ follows Pulaski as he yells out insults about CJ's family to piss him off. CJ ignores them, catches up with him, and finally finishes Pulaski off. Tenpenny is left on his own now since Pulaski and Hernandez are dead but that doesn't matter thanks to CJ eliminating most of the evidence against Tenpenny. CJ receives a call from Ken to return to Caligula's Casino so he does and finds Salvatore who wants him to perform a hit in Liberty City. CJ recruits Paulie, Maccer, and Rosie for the job knowing that Salvatore wants them eliminated. When they leave the casino he tells them to get out of Las Venturas and he'll meet up with them later. CJ heads for the airport and flies to Liberty City arriving after a few hours. He heads to St. Mark's Bistro in Portland and kills the men in the restaurant and the parking lot out back and flies back to Las Venturas. When he arrives he gets a surprise call from Sweet who's very depressed and has almost given up on ever getting out. CJ tells him to hold on but Sweet isn't listening. He receives another call from Salvatore who informs CJ that they need to stay away from each other for awhile. Lastly, CJ receives a call from Woozie asking him if the heist is still on which CJ answers and says that they're clear to go. CJ returns to Four Dragons to set the plan in motion. He drives to Caligula's Casino in a croupier outfit and heads downstairs to the loading bays. Raising the door, he lets the Triads with the trucks and bikes to come in. They fight off mafia men and grab the cash despite a few setback. Heading out of the building they avoid the cops and successfully get away with the cash. Following the success, CJ gets a call from Salvatore who promises to find him and kill him for his betrayal. After the heist, CJ returns to the Four Dragons Casino to count up his cash and he meets Madd Dogg who has come looking for CJ. He, apparently, wants his house back but he sold it to a dealer when he ran low on cash. CJ takes some of Woozie's men and agree to get the house back for Madd Dogg (least he can do after ruining his life). CJ and the men get into a plane and fly over the mansion and parachute out, landing on the roof. They're confronted by Vagos members and a shootout begins. Killing the Vagos, more men come down and they proceed inside. CJ finds the drug dealer Big Poppa, who Madd Dogg sold the house to and chases after him. Big Poppa runs out of the mansion into a car and speeds off. CJ grabs anotehr car and catches up to Big Poppa to kill him. CJ is successful and has reclaimed Madd Dogg's house. After settling into the house, Toreno shows up and needs CJ's help. He wants CJ to get onto the aircraft carrier in San Fierro bay and steal a jet. CJ thinks this idea is suicide but Toreno assures him that it'll be fine. CJ agrees to the job and Toreno drives him over to San Fierro. CJ swims out to the ship entering it, disabling the SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) and steals a jet. He's now instructed with destroying some spy ships but he needs to avoid the other jets on his tail as well. CJ is successful and wants to know where Toreno wants the jet but Toreno ignores the question and pretends he doesn't know anything about a jet. CJ gets pissed off but decides to store it at Verdant Meadows for future use. CJ gets back to Madd Dogg's house to meet up with everyone. Toreno shows up again and CJ pulls a gun on him. Toreno says he has one last task and then he's free. Toreno tells CJ to pick up the phone and right after that it rings. Sweet is on the other line and is apparently being freed and doesn't know why. Toreno says that he only wants CJ to go pick up his brother so he goes to the police station and picks up Sweet. CJ proudly tells Sweet about all his new businesses but Sweet is upset he's left the hood to rot. They drive over to Grove Street and CJ shows Sweet how bad the hood has become. Drug dealers all around with people breaking into the houses and stealing anything they find. CJ is ordered to clean the neighbourhood up so he kills the drug dealers and then reclaims the territory from the Ballas. CJ now starts gathering more territory again and providing the Grove Street Families with a nice section of the city to work with. He returns to Madd Dogg's mansion and finds Madd Dogg watching OG Loc on a music video. He realizes that OG Loc's rhymes are his that were stolen with his rhyme book(CJ was the one who stole it). CJ and Madd Dogg agree to go break up OG's party and get the book back. When they arrive, OG Loc takes off and they chase after him in hovercrafts and minicarts. OG gets to his recording studio and Madd Dogg takes his rhymes book back. OG Loc is fired by the studio manager. CJ agrees to meet up with Madd Dogg later and drives back to Grove Street. He walks in on Sweet about to be given some drugs by a whore but CJ stops her and Sweet states that he just wanted to know what everyone's going crazy for. The whore says that B Dup won't like this and CJ says he'll take care of B Dup right now. He drives over to B Dup's apartment but finds he's moved to Glen Park, Ballas territory. CJ heads there and kills the Ballas in the neighbourhood. He and Sweet confront B Dup who attempts to get Big Bear to take care of them. Big Bear denounces B Dup and joins the Grove Street again. Sweet takes Big Bear to rehab while CJ returns to Grove Street. Meeting on Grove Street, Sweet insults CJ for forgetting where he came from and they head to Idlewood to claim more territory which they're successful in doing. A few days later, everyone meets at Madd Dogg's mansion for Tenpenny's trial. Apparently, he's been caught and is facing charges. They listen into the court proceedings and then it's announced that all charges are being dropped do to a lack of evidence (thanks to CJ's work). Unfortunately, it appears that Tenpenny has upset a lot of people because the entire city begins to riot. CJ and Sweet head to Grove Street and secure their hood. Cesar arrives later and needs CJ's help to get back the Varrios Los Aztecas' territory. CJ rejects the invitation, at first, saying that he needs to help his brother. Sweet instead, tells CJ to go help Cesar and pay back his debts. CJ grabs some Grove Street members and goes to Unity Station with them and Cesar. They meet with Cesar's friends and storm the apartment complexes nearby. Heading through the walkways they kill all the Vagos they find. They eventually make it to Cesar's old street and kill the Vagos there as well. Cesar thanks CJ and secures the area while CJ heads out. Sweet calls CJ and tells him they've found where Big Smoke is hiding. CJ drives to Sweet's house to pick him up and they head over to East Los Santos to an apartment complex. CJ says he needs do this alone for Sweet, Brian, and the whole family and Sweet agrees and wishes him luck. CJ grabs a SWAT tank from a shootout and rams the front of the building for access. Heading up the stairs, CJ proceeds through a drug factory, a lounge, a security area, and arrives at Big Smoke's room on the 4th floor. Big Smoke is playing video games and when confronted by CJ he says that he wants to be remembered and that's why he did it. Big Smoke admits that he's glad it was CJ that got to him. Big Smoke then pulls a gun on CJ and they exchange fire. CJ manages to kill Big Smoke and then sits on the couch feeling remorse for what he's done. Tenpenny comes up behind him with a shotgun and gets CJ to load a briefcase with money. Tenpenny says that he merely used Big Smoke and now has some new young officers with him that he needs to turn to his side (easy Darth Vader). CJ tricks Tenpenny and ducks behind a couch. Tenpenny runs off and destroys some of the equipment downstairs to set the building on fire. CJ quickly escapes the building and finds Tenpenny drive off in a fire truck which Sweet jumps on the back of. CJ follows close behind and catches Sweet when he falls off. They switch seats and CJ fights off the police as they chase Tenpenny and the city tears itself apart. Tenpenny eventually drives the truck off a bridge and lands on Grove Street. Tenpenny crawls out dying from his injuries and insults CJ. CJ is about to shoot Tenpenny but he's stopped since Tenpenny will die from the accident and CJ won't be chased down for murdering a cop. The Truth informs CJ that he beat the system and they all head inside. CJ looks at Tenpenny one last time and says, "See you around............ officer". CJ and the others go to his mom's house and celebrate. Madd Dogg walks in and announces he has received his first gold record much to everyone's delight. CJ heads out of the house to go check out the neighbourhood and relish in his hard work. It can be assumed that the police were able to take control of the riot situation and return the city to normal (the same as the riots in Los Angeles in the early 90's). ----------------------------------------------------------- E7. 1993-1997 1992-1993 - Salvatore Leone pulls out of Caligula's Casino after the huge financial loss caused by CJ's heist on it. The Sindacco Family moves its main base of operations to Las Venturas and take over the casino. They put it back on track and fund their operations in Liberty City from the revenues in the casino. 1993-1997 - Catalina and Claude have left San Andreas for Liberty City but they don't go there directly. They travel around the United States robbing banks, stores, and other companies. They become a type of Bonny and Clyde. It's believed they went to Liberty City much later. 1994 - Toni Cipriani is a high ranking member in the Leone Family. He's instructed to kill a made man for the family. He accomplishes this task and is forced to leave Liberty City for several years until everything calms down. Leaving in a hurry, he doesn't get a chance to say goodbye to his mom. ----------------------------------------------------------- E8. 1998 The events of GTA Liberty City Stories After 4 long years, Toni Cipriani has returned to Liberty City. He killed a made man but he's back to reclaim his place in the Leone Family. Arriving in Portland on a bus and he gets off. Toni makes a quick call and gets in a taxi that takes him to Salvatore Leone's mansion and he finds Salvatore with Vincenzo or 'Luck' as Salvatore calls him. It appears that Vincenzo is second in command now as he's moved up the ladder since Toni's absence. Salvatore wants Toni to work for Vincenzo but Toni doesn't like the idea since he's being put under Vincenzo after all he did for the family. Salvatore asks Toni if he questions his authority and Toni retracts his comments. Vincenzo and Toni head out to show Toni his new place that Vincenzo got him and when they arrive Vincenzo says that he wants Toni to drive him to his place in Atlantic Quays. Toni does so and Vincenzo tells him to come by later. Toni returns to Vincenzo's place the next day but still doesn't give Vincenzo any respect since he's young and cocky and Toni believes he should be giving Vincenzo orders. Vincenzo tells him to go find out what's wrong with one of his dealers since he's bringing nothing in. Toni meets the dealer and he says that he's sick and will work tomorrow but Toni insists that he works now and takes the dealer to Chinatown. The dealer says that the Sindacco Family is dealing on Leone turf but Toni doesn't believe him. He drops the dealer off and heads back to Vincenzo's. When he arrives he's informed that the dealer Toni dropped off has been killed by the Sindacco's he warned Toni about. Toni drives around Portland and takes out the Sindacco dealers for this which ends their operations. Toni returns to Vincenzo's place and is ordered to kill a Sindacco leader and take his car. Toni heads over to the construction site in Hepburn Heights and kills all the Sindacco's there. He grabs the leaderís car and resprays it but during that time a man named JD calls Toni and says to keep the car as a down payment for the money he owes Toni. Toni doesn't mind keeping the car since it's a Hellenbacht GT (a fast car in the GTA world). Toni goes back to Vincenzo's and finds him irate. Apparently, some of his men were robbing a gas station and got pinned down by the police and he demands that Toni go over and grab them. Toni drives to the gas station, breaks through the police barricades, and grabs the three men escaping with them and losing the police. Toni takes them back to Vincenzo's. When Toni arrives Vincenzo wants him to grab another car for him. It contains drugs in it and he wants Toni to get it first before the cops know about it. Toni goes to the docks area and gets in the car. As soon as he does the cops converge on him and Toni realizes that Vincenzo set him up. Toni drives off and gets the car resprayed to avoid cop attention. He calls up Vincenzo and yells at him but Vincenzo doesn't really care and Toni decides to quit working for Vincenzo. Toni takes Vincenzo's car to the crushers as punishment for the betrayal. Toni's now going to do his own thing for the Leone Family and he heads to Paulie's Revue Bar to talk with JD O'Toole. Toni knocks on the back door and JD walks out in a gimp suit with holes for the nipples and butt cheeks (that is the scariest thing in the GTA universe). Toni demands his money but JD doesn't have it. He offers to go with Toni to all his girls and pick it up from them though. JD changes and they drive to all of JD's girls and grab the cash. Toni drives JD back to his apartment. A few days later, Toni returns to the bar and finds a panicking JD. The cops are coming to raid the place and Salvatore is inside. Toni grabs a car and takes Salvatore away from the bar before the cops show up. Salvatore wants Toni to drive him home and after he does, Salvatore asks Toni to come by later. Toni first heads back to Paulie's Revue Bar and JD informs him that the Sindacco's are looking to destroy the Leone casino in Portland. Toni goes there and fights off waves of Sindacco men in order to protect the casino. Toni goes back to Paulie's Revue Bar and JD now suggests that he pays the Sindacco's back for what they tried to do. Toni takes a car to 8- Ball's and gets it rigged. He brings it over to the Sindacco casino and destroys the casino in a huge fireball. Afterwards, Toni receives a call from his mother. She demands to see him so Toni heads to her cafe. Ma Cipriani begins to insult Toni and ask him why he isn't like Giovanni Casa and why he never called her. Toni suggests that Casa is a pervert but she denies it so Toni decides to tail Casa and take pictures of him in his perverted activities. Toni parks in Chinatown and follows Casa as he picks up 2 hookers and goes to Callahan Point. The hookers get out of the car and Casa changes into a big baby costume. Toni takes a picture as the hookers and Casa run off. He delivers the pictures to his mom for her to see. Before she looks at them she wishes Toni wasn't so afraid of the Triads. He denies this but decides to prove himself and heads to Chinatown and kills two groups of Triad men. When Toni returns his mom is complaining about a guy named Sucho and she wants Toni to beat him in a race and then kill him. So Toni heads to the start of the race and gets in position. He wins the race and then chases Sucho down and kills him. He'll do anything to make his mom happy. Toni returns to tell his mom the good news and she begins to yell at him and call him a pervert for taking the pictures of Casa. Toni is furious and decides that Casa needs to go so he goes to Casa's deli and picks him up. Casa questions where they're going but Toni says nothing and drives them to the Sawmill in Atlantic Quays. Toni tells Casa that it's over and grabs an axe. He chases Casa around, kills him, and chops Casa's body up. He then returns to Casa's deli and sells the meat to the clerk there who worries about Casa finding out (I doubt it since the meat is Casa). Toni's now free of the shadow of Casa and returns to the restaurant to find his mom upset. She whispers something on the phone about Toni being there and then announces that she's called a hit on him. Ma runs out of the restaurant and leaves in a car as the hitmen show up. Toni takes care of them all (at this point the hitmen will randomly attack the player in the game). Toni decides to visit Salvatore's after this incident. He finds Salvatore who wants Toni to take some money to Jane Hopper, the head of the union that's striking down at the port. Toni proceeds down and finds Ms. Hopper who informs him that she can't be bought and he's then surrounded by union workers. Toni manages to escape this gang beating and leaves the docks to return to Salvatore's place and inform him of the situation. Salvatore suggests that Toni picks up some whores from around town and supply them to the union workers to get them on the Leone side. Toni brings 6 of them over and announces who's supplying the girls to help the workers change their minds. Toni has influenced them but the Leone's can't get their shipments yet. Toni returns to Salvatore's house and is ordered to go and beat up the union leaders to help them change their minds (the leaders below Ms. Hopper). So Toni heads around town and finds the leader. He beats the crap out of all three of them and they promptly change their opinion. When Toni returns, Salvatore has a plan to end this problem. Toni is ordered to head to the radio station building and beat up Ms. Hopper's limo driver. Then he'll take Ms. Hopper on a ride to change her mind. Toni manages to pull this off and Ms. Hopper agrees to Salvatore's terms. During the meetings with Salvatore, Toni has met up with Salvatore's wife, Maria. Maria wanted Toni to meet her at her apartment but Toni had been busy with activities for Salvatore. Now that Toni's time is freed up he goes there and finds Maria wanting to go shopping. Toni agrees to take her only because she's Salvatore's girl and they head out but Maria steals from the stores she goes into and Toni is forced to lose the police and drives her home. When he returns to her apartment she needs him to drive her to get some drugs. They reach the dealers in Chinatown she's kidnapped by them so Toni follows them and rams their car several times until they get out and Toni is able to kill them. Maria is thankful for Toni's help but Toni is growing annoyed with her but he's told to drive her home. It isn't long before Maria needs Toni again so he returns to her apartment and finds a letter from Maria stating that she's put herself up as a prize in a bike race. Toni realizes that Salvatore will be pissed if he finds out so he grabs a bike and heads for the race. Toni manages to win the race and save Maria but she ends up running off with a biker. Toni has grown tired of covering things up for Maria but she needs him once again and he heads to her apartment for Salvatore's sake. When he arrives he finds Maria bloody and bruised and demands to know who did it. Maria says it was Wayne, the biker she ran off with at the end of the race and Toni storms out of the apartment. As he leaves we get the famous line in all the ads, "I love you Toni Cipriani!Ē Toni heads into Chinatown and finds Wayne with his biker friends and Wayne states that Maria is a slut and deserved to beating. Toni goes for Wayne but he rides off on his bike and Toni follows and kills him. He heads back to Maria's to tell her the news and finds her high as a kite. She's overdosed on drugs and needs a counter drug called ZAP to balance it out. Toni asks her where she left this ZAP but she can't remember and they head to various locations to find it but each time she says it's somewhere else. She finally remembers that it's at Salvatore's place and they head there and he drops Maria off. As Maria gets fixed up with her ZAP, Toni meets with Salvatore. Salvatore wants Toni to pick up some "stuff" at the docks for him so Toni grabs some men and heads over to meet with Miguel and some Columbian Cartel members. As the deal is taking place the cops arrive and Toni yells at the Columbians for bringing them. A shootout happens between the three sides and Toni manages to get in the Patriot with the "stuff" and drives off. He loses the cops and drops it off and a predetermined location. Toni receives a call from JD who tells him to hurry over to Paulie's Revue Bar. So Toni heads there and finds JD in a panic. He mumbles something about the FBI and cops until Toni gets it out of him. The Sindaccos have kidnapped Salvatore. Just then, JD spots one of the men and Toni follows him into Chinatown. Salvatore is in the trunk and they're going to take the car to the crushers. Toni kills the men there and follows the car as it drives off. He stops them from reaching the crusher and takes Salvatore home but Salvatore isn't in a good mood. Toni returns to JD's to inform him that everything is fine but JD has found out that Salvatore is coming down and he's going to take this part of town as payback. He orders Toni to go to the roof and protect Salvatore when he arrives. Toni heads up there and begins to pick off the Sindacco's with a sniper rifle and watches as Salvatore storms Paulie's Revue Bar and kills the Sindacco's inside. The place is now under Leone control and it has an "Under New Management" sign up (it will become Sex Club 7 owned by Luigi by the time GTA3 happens). Toni meets up with JD who's extremely happy about being able to manage the place on his own now but he informs Toni that Salvatore is meeting with a man named Massimo and he isn't sure about Massimo's loyalty and asks Toni to follow him after the meeting. Toni follows him in a helicopter and it lands in Hepburn Heights. Massimo meets with some Diablos and offers them Hepburn Heights if they continue their attacks on the Leone Family turf. The helicopter takes off again and Toni follows. Massimo meets on a roof with some Triads in Chinatown but Toni can't hear what they're discussing. A Triad spots Toni and Massimo takes off while Toni kills the Triads. Toni leaves the area and gets news from JD to get dressed up and pick him up. Toni arrives at JD's place and finds JD in a suit and high spirits. It's time for JD to be 'made' in the Leone Family. They head out to the road and find Mickey there with a car waiting. Toni gets in the driver seat and takes them over to the area near the crusher but the Sindacco's start following. Toni manages to kill them and they arrive. Mickey proceeds to shoot JD in the back of the head because they would never trust JD after he turned on his Sindacco leaders. The car is now leaking blood so Toni drives it through town, drops Mickey off, and dumps the car in the water. Suddenly, Toni gets a call from Vincenzo who apologizes for how he's acted and he wants Toni to meet him at his place. Toni goes over to Atlantic Quays and doesn't find Vincenzo there so he calls Vincenzo who says that a shipment came in and he needs Toni's help. Toni goes to the boat and down into the cargo area but someone closes the door and Toni is trapped. Several men with hockey masks and chainsaws chase after Toni and try to kill him but Toni survives. Vincenzo appears with a gun and Toni has had enough so he kills him. Just as Toni celebrates the death of Vincenzo he gets a call from Salvatore that there's a big problem so he drives to Salvatore's place. When he arrives, Salvatore informs him that the Diablos have attacked them in Hepburn Heights and he needs Toni down there. Toni travels to Hepburn Heights and finds the Leone's outnumbered. Toni manages to turn the tide of the fight and the Leone's eliminate the Diablos. Salvatore calls and asks what happened and Toni informs him that they won but lost a lot of men and he doesn't think they'll be able to hold off the Diablos from taking over that part of town (by GTA3 the Diablos control Hepburn Heights). Salvatore denies Toni's comments and says that he doesn't lose any turf. Toni heads back to Salvatore's place and he's told to pick up some cash from a warehouse in Atlantic Quays. Toni drives there and he's allowed in the gates. Just as he enters some Triads set a bomb and destroy the building. The remaining Triads and Leoneís fight as Toni collects the cash, kills the Triads and leaves the building area (this building is the Triad Fish Factory in GTA3). Toni heads back to Salvatore's place and drops off the cash but Salvatore needs him right away. Salvatore needs to speak with the mayor who's on Staunton Island, however, the bridge isn't finished and the ferries aren't running. Salvatore still needs to get there and wants Toni to head for the ferries. So they get in a car and head there but finds the cops all over the place. They quickly turn around and head for the bridge which Toni drives on and floors it while the cops follow. They leap the bridge and just make it across, much to Salvatore's delight and appreciation. They head to a safehouse to lay low for a short time. It isn't long, however, before Salvatore takes action and wants Toni to kill Mayor R.C. Hole who's getting on Salvatore's nerves. Toni goes to the park where the mayor is jogging and kills him. The security and police support is caught off guard and Toni easily escapes after grabbing the mayor's phone, which he delivers to Salvatore. When Toni arrives back at his apartment he finds Mickey waiting. Mickey and Toni are going to take a ride. Toni is nervous (since Mickey only appeared this way to "make" JD) but tries to act cool as they drive to an alley and meet Salvatore who says that Toni is being 'made' today. They enter a building and Toni exits a while later with his Ma calling him several hours afterwards and congratulating Toni. She's even called off the hit on him. Toni's relieved about the situation but knows that more work needs to be done and he meets up with Salvatore. He wants Toni to kidnap the mayor's assistant and find out who the mayor was working for. They grab the assistant after work and put him on a boat but the police notice and chase after them. Toni grabs a gun and destroys the boats and a helicopter following. Toni gets off and Salvatore tells him to meet up with a businessman that could be a candidate for the mayor's role. Toni agrees to meet him. This businessman is Donald Love. He's a strange man and when Toni arrives he requests that Toni get a hearse for him. Toni goes out and finds the hearse Donald specified and brings it back. Donald then asks Toni to steer the votes by campaigning and destroying rival van around the neighbourhood. Toni is successful but is again asked to help Donald out. He needs to kill some groups that are trying to campaign for the rival competitor, O'Donovan. Toni kills them and returns to Donald's place. Apparently, Donald has found that the Forelliís are backing O'Donovan and have a warehouse to produce the ballots and machines to rig the election. Toni goes to the warehouse by the hospital and destroys all the ballots and machines to end this rigging. When he returns to Donald's place he's told to protect Donald as he heads for a meeting. The Forelliís attack but Toni kills them and they arrive safely. A few days later, Toni meets Donald who wants Toni to steal the votes from a van making its rounds. Toni catches up with the van and replaces the votes with ones for Donald Love. Toni and Love agree to stay apart for awhile to ensure that no connection is made. During this time, Toni received a call to come to the church. Finding this odd he still goes there and finds the priest wants him to do some tasks for him. He first wants Toni to steal an FBI car and get some reports from an informant who wants to meet the FBI. Toni gets the car, steals the notes and brings them back for the priest. Toni is then instructed to steal back some diamonds from a group of thieves. Toni manages to kill them and reacquires the diamonds which he brings back to the church. As Toni enters he's next asked to cause as much chaos and destruction as possible to show the sinners their evil ways. So Toni grabs a fire truck and goes on a rampage of destruction and killing. When Toni returns later on he's instructed to kill three celebrities who the priest claims are "false idols". Toni goes out and kills them as they all head for a radio station they were meeting at. Toni heads back to the church to tell the priest and the priest runs off in a frenzy thanking Toni for all his work. It seems he wasn't a priest after all. Toni could care less about this turn of events as he's called by Salvatore who needs his services again. Toni gets to a payphone specified by Salvatore who calls saying that the Forelliís and Sindacco's were having a meeting and Salvatore went to spy on it but they saw him and now he's pinned down. Toni drives over to Salvatore's location, heads down an alley, and kills all the men there. He finds Salvatore and they leave in a limo and arrive back at the safehouse. The next day, Salvatore calls Toni and tells him to get to the phone at the Liberty Campus. Toni shows up and Salvatore says he has a surprise for him. Apparently, Salvatore rigged Paulie Sindacco's car. Salvatore wants Toni to use the remote controls and kill every Sindacco and Forelli at a meeting with the car and Paulie in it. Toni gets in a black van and takes control of the car. He runs down all the men while Paulie is helpless inside. Everyone has been killed and Paulie is the one to blame. Toni heads back to see Salvatore and is instructed to kill Franco Forelli who knows what the Leone's did to Paulie's car. Toni heads to the docks and gets in a boat chasing after Franco. They go back onto land and eventually Toni catches and kills him. Toni immediately gets a call from Salvatore to meet one of their insiders in the police department who's over in Riverside. Toni goes down by the water and meets Leon McAffrey and he wants Toni to join him as they go take out several Sindacco's. They drive in Leon's car and kill all the Sindacco's on the street they can find. But the Sindacco's decide to chase them on bikes, in cars and a helicopter and Toni is successful in killing them. Leon drops him off at his safehouse. A short time later Toni heads back to Riverside and meets Leon again. Apparently, the Yardies want the Forelli territory in Newport so Leon wants to help them to pay off a debt. Toni goes over to a Forelli hangout and steals a bike and gets the Forelliís to chase him on numerous bikes. Toni leads them over to the north side of the hospital and the Forelliís are ambushed by the Yardies. Toni returns to Leon and is introduced to Leon's new partner, Ray Machowski (who's a good cop now but a bent cop in GTA3). Leon wants Toni to take a Katana and kill at least 20 Forelliís which Toni is only happy to do. He's successful and now the Sindacco and Forelli numbers are decreasing substantially and the Leoneís are gaining more territory thanks to this. When Toni returns to Leon he wants Toni to help the Yardies keep their territory in Newport since there's a big gang war going on. Toni rushes over and help to kill the Sindacco's. The Yardie leader says that one of his boys has been shot and he wants Toni to wait with him while they get an ambulance. Toni stays with the man as more Sindacco's attack and Toni fights them off. Toni manages to get the injured man out to the ambulance and the Yardies have won. Toni proceeds to Leon's location and is now informed that the Forelliís have some armoured trucks and they need to be destroyed. Toni is able to locate the vehicles and destroy them. Toni receives a call from Donald Love so he goes to see him. There, he finds Donald panicking as someone has evidence of the rigging and his connection to the Leoneís. Donald wants Toni to meet his man that has been following the transportation van. Toni heads over to Newport and gets in the car with the man. He tells Toni to proceed along the docks as the van is located further along. Toni goes in, kills everyone there, and takes the van. He proceeds back to Donald's place and stores it in a garage. When Toni meets Donald he also finds out that Donald has lost the election. He has lost $20 million on the election as well and blames Toni. Toni could care less and leaves Donald to his mess. Salvatore calls Toni shortly afterwards because he's been arrested and put in jail. Toni needs to come see him on Shoreside Vale so Toni goes over dressed like a lawyer to not look suspicious. He goes into a meeting room with Salvatore who calls him Lionel. Salvatore believes that the Sindacco's and Forelliís have conspired against him and he wants revenge. Toni leaves and gets some Hoods to help him. He kills a number of Forelliís around the island as payback and heads back to see Salvatore the next day. Salvatore now wants Paulie Sindacco dead and Toni heads down to the dam where Paulie is located. Paulie recognizes Toni and takes off in a boat but Toni rockets it and kills Paulie. When Toni returns to see Salvatore he informs Toni that the Yakuza are heavily armed and looking to take over some Leone turf. Toni heads back to Staunton and enters the Yakuza complex where he finds a lot of heavy artillery and a tank. Toni steals the tank and kills all the Yakuza members. Toni then destroys the tank by sending it into the water. Toni receives a call from Toshiko Kasen, the wife of the Yakuza leader, Kazuki Kasen. She wants Toni's help so Toni decides to head to her apartment in order to work the Yakuza from the inside. When he arrives, he meets Toshiko who explains how she hates her husband for caring more about the gang than her. She wants Toni to steal more of the Yakuza's supplies that are coming in. He goes to the docks, kills the Yakuza there, and then steals a boat of supplies. The Yakuza give chase but he leaves them behind and arrives at the ferry station on Staunton to sell the weapons to Phil Cassidy who admires the ferry location (by GTA3 this location is Phil's property and he supplies weapons from it). Toni returns to Toshiko's apartment where she tells Toni she wants him to destroy Kasuki's cash vans leaving the casino. She wants to see the cash burn in the streets. Toni suggests that he can take the cash (I'd like some) but she insists it be done her way. So Toni goes over to the casino and destroys the vans and burns all the cash. Toni returns to Toshiko's later on and she now wants her husband to know who's doing this. She wants Toni to take her to the opera so he leaves and gets her limo. He picks Toshiko up, gets a tux, and drives to the opera. The Yakuza spot Toshiko and Toni at the opera but don't attack. The mafia (Sindacco's most likely) also see and don't agree with the racial mix and attack Toni who kills them. They get back in the limo and drive off avoiding more attacks. Toni returns Toshiko back to her apartment. She contacts Toni shortly after and wants him to come back right away. Upon arrival, she informs Toni that Kasuki has found out about them and they're heading over to the apartment soon. Toni doesn't want to wait so he heads to the casino to kill them first. He first attacks some Yakuza in Newport first and then heads to the casino where he kills the men and walks up to the roof to face off with Kasuki. They fight with Katanas and Toni wins. Toni takes Kasuki's Katana back to Toshiko as proof. She's happy and sad at the same time and says that there's nothing more for her and jumps out the window to her death. Toni is shocked by this but promptly receives a call from Donald who needs Toni's help. Toni drives to a small apartment on Shoreside Vale and finds Donald a mess. He apologizes to Toni for blaming him and needs Toni's help to get back his cash. Donald wants Toni to kill his former mentor, Avery Carrington, and steal his plans for a new company called Panlantic Corporation. Toni and Donald head to the airport and chase after Avery who's surrounded by Columbian Cartel cars. Toni kills Avery, stealing the plans for Donald, and drives him back to his apartment. He arrives there and finds Donald frantic because a reporter named, Ned Burner (who posed as the priest in the church) has pictures of Toni killing Avery. Toni heads to the church and scares Ned into giving him the files and he takes Toni to his hideout to get them. However, a flashbulb goes up and blinds Toni. Ned takes off and Toni chases after him and manages to kill him. Toni returns to give Donald the good news and Donald is ecstatic. He wants Toni to go collect some guests for a party he'll have to celebrate (the guests are, of course, dead bodies). Toni first grabs an ambulance with Avery in it and takes his body to an airport hanger with Avery's private jet. Toni then goes back to the church and grabs a hearse with Ned Burner's body in it. He brings it to the hanger as well. Toni receives a call the next day from Donald asking him to go to 8-Ball's place. Toni heads over and 8-Ball tells him that the explosives will cost $100,000 and he needs time but Toni still doesn't know what the job is for. Toni returns a few days later and the bombs are ready. Apparently, Toni needs to go underground and set the charges in Newport to destroy the Forelliís market area so the Panlantic Corp. can have some land to work with. Toni drives over but is met by Forelliís that he loses and gets into Staunton. Toni goes into the tunnels and sets the timers. He busts through some gates and manages to get out just as the entire market area and underground tunnels explode (that's why this area is under development in GTA3). Toni returns to Donald who needs to leave Liberty City now. The Columbians surround Donald's house but Toni kills them and drives Donald to the hanger with Avery's private jet and they say their good-byes. Toni receives a call from Salvatore, he's getting out. Apparently the Sicilian's have been causing the wars between the families and don't want Salvatore out of prison. Toni heads to Shoreside Vale and escorts the convoy with Salvatore to the courthouse. Several Sicilian cars come by but Toni takes care of them and makes it to the courthouse with Salvatore. A few days later Toni gets a call from Salvatore. He's out of prison and back home. Toni returns to the house and finds out that the Sicilian's have kidnapped the mayor. Salvatore and Toni set out to rescue him. They head to City Hall and kill the Sicilian's there and Salvatore finds out that they have the mayor at the pier. They drive over and kill the men there. Toni and Salvatore get in a boat and head for an island where the mayor is being held. Toni fights off the boats that follow while Salvatore drives and they arrive on the island. They head up to the top of the lighthouse and find Massimo has planned it all. Salvatore curses him as he gets in a helicopter. Salvatore chases after the mayor while Toni shoots the helicopter down, killing Massimo. Salvatore returns with the mayor and they head back to Salvatore's house. When they arrive Salvatore tells Mayor O'Donovan that since they rescued his life he now owes the Leone's and they now own him. He's forced to agree and is promptly taken back to City Hall. Toni and Salvatore celebrate their success. Salvatore then meets a cousin from Sicily out front. He tells Salvatore that he never wanted to hurt them and hopes there can be peace now. Salvatore agrees. As the man leaves Salvatore states that he never trusted a piece of garbage like the man. The elderly man says under his breath, "Every dog has his day..." (this proves true when Salvatore is killed in 2001 by Claude for betraying Claude). ----------------------------------------------------------- E9. 1999-2000 1999-2000 - Catalina and Claude arrive in Liberty City. Catalina joins the Columbian Cartel without Claude knowing and she begins to find that Claude is too small-time for her as she works heavily with the Cartel to distribute drugs around Liberty City. Catalina and Claude plan a major heist on the Liberty City Bank. 1999-2000 - Motorcycles are banned in Liberty City thanks to ongoing protests by certain groups that insist they're dangerous. 1999-2000 - The Diablos take Hepburn Heights, the Yakuza take Torrington, and the Triads expand their territory in Atlantic Quays and Chinatown. All this loss of land causes the Leone Family to weaken slightly since Salvatore is unable to accept defeat and spreads the family's resources too thin. 1999 - The Sindacco Family gives up on Liberty City expansion and leaves to focus on Caligula's Casino in Las Venturas. 2000 - SPANK is introduced as a new drug in Liberty City. It exploded in popularity by 2001 and was supplied to the city by the Columbian Cartel. Catalina used SPANK to take leadership duties in the Cartel along with Miguel after Cisco is killed. 2000 - The events of GTA Advance happen. Key Notes: - 8-Ball is arrested and sent to prison. In a fight prior to the arrest his hands are burned. - Gang wars break out between the Mafia, Yakuza, and Cartel. ----------------------------------------------------------- E10. 2001 The events of GTA 3 In early 2001, Catalina and Claude pull off a heist on the Liberty City Bank. They run out of the building as Claude shoots a security camera to prevent identification. Catalina turns the corner and a shot is heard. As Claude turns the corner he finds one of the men shot down by Catalina and she shoots Claude and leaves him for dead taking off with another man (Miguel). Claude is found, charged with the robbery, and he's sentenced. However, while the transport van is taking them over the Callahan Bridge it's stopped. Columbian Cartel members come out from trucks surrounding the van and take an elderly man with them. Claude and another man (8-Ball) attack the remaining guards and take off their handcuffs. They look over at the centre of the bridge and see a bomb placed there. They make a run for it as the bomb explodes and creates a huge hole in the Callahan Bridge separating Portland from the rest of the city. Claude and 8-Ball grab a car and 8-Ball asks Claude to drive as his hands are all tapped up (from the events of GTA Advance). Claude drives to a small place and they change their clothes. Afterwards, 8-Ball directs Claude to a man he knows, Luigi, at the Sex Club 7 in the Red Light District. Claude drives over and 8- Ball goes in while Luigi comes out and talks with Claude. He wants Claude to go pick up Misty from the clinic and if he does a good job then there might be more work for him. Claude goes to the clinic, picks Misty up and drives her back to Luigi's. As Claude thinks about the betrayal of Catalina and the revenge he wants on her, he knows that working his way through the criminal world will be the only way to find her. Claude returns to Luigi's for more work and he's confronted by the security man, Mickey, and handed a letter. The letter is from Luigi who wants Claude to go to the docks and kill a drug dealer who's been supplying SPANK to Luigi's girls. Claude heads over to the docks and kills the man, takes his car, has it resprayed and delivered to a garage. He returns to Luigi's place and he's told by Luigi that the Don's son, Joey Leone, is looking for some action from his usual girl, Misty. Claude is instructed to pick her up and take her to Joey's garage. So he picks her up and drops her off at Joey's where he tells Claude to come back for some work. Claude decides to continue his work for Luigi first and returns to the club to continue work there. Luigi storms out upset about a Diablo guy that has been pimping his women around the club. Luigi wants Claude to take care of him. Claude finds the man driving around town and destroys the car which kills him. He heads back to Luigi's and is informed that there's a policeman's ball by Callahan Bridge and he wants Claude to collect his girls and take them over to make some cash. So he drives around Portland and collects as many of Luigi's girls as he can and brings them to the ball. Luigi has no need for Claude anymore so Claude heads off to Joey's and when he gets there he hears a public phone ringing and picks it up. The owner of the Bitchin' Dog Food Factory, Marty Chonks, needs Claude for some tasks. He assigns Claude with bringing some people to his factory so he can kill them and Claude is left to destroy the car and the evidence. Marty asks Claude to bring his banker over because he's been ripping Marty off. Next Claude brings some street thugs there since Marty hired them to break into his apartment but they want more money after the deal was done. Then Marty needs some cash and Claude brings his wife over to kill her and get the insurance money. Finally, it appears that Marty's wife had a lover and it's a man that Marty owes money to. Claude brings him over but Marty is killed by the man. Claude steps out and kills the man (or you don't have to in the game) and then leaves the factory for good. Claude goes over to Joey's garage and enters where Joey wants Claude to kill Lips Forelli since the Forelli's have owed Joey money for far too long. Claude drives to Marco's Bistro, steals Lips' car, and takes it to 8-Ball who fits the car with a bomb. Claude returns the vehicle to its parking spot and when Lips returns to his car, Claude activates the bomb and kills Lips Forelli. Claude goes back to Joey and he's now instructed to kill a vendor in Chinatown that's pushing SPANK. Claude heads over, fighting through numerous Triad members and kills the vendor, Chunky Lee Chong. When Claude returns to Joey, he's informed of a payroll van around Chinatown. It's impervious to bullets and Claude must use a car to ram it. Claude grabs a truck and rams the van until the security guys inside leave and Claude takes it to Joey's lockup. He goes back to Joey's garage and finds Joey with another man (not in a gay way). Joey introduces him as Toni Cipriani and apparently Joey has been telling Toni a lot about him. Claude is directed to take Toni to the Cipriani's Ristorante in St. Marks but as they leave Toni wants them to make a stop at Mr. Wong's Launderette in Chinatown because he needs to collect some overdue protection money. Upon arrival Toni enters but he's ambushed by some Triads and jumps into the car as they speed off to the ristorante. Toni says that he'll get the Triads for this as Claude drops him off. Claude receives a page from a man named El Burro who wants to talk with him in Hepburn Heights. Claude returns to Joey's place because Joey had said he needed a driver for a heist he's planning. But when Claude returns Joey needs him to do something else. Apparently some Forelli ran his mouth and was killed for it. The body is in the trunk of a car at Callahan Point and Claude is told to take the car to the crushers to get rid of the evidence. Once Claude finds the car and gets in it the Forelli's drive up to try and run him off the road. Claude avoids them and manages to get the car to the crushers. When he returns to Joey, he's told that he has some friends who are planning to hit the Bank of Liberty (different than the one Claude broke into at the beginning intro). They need a good driver and Joey recommended Claude. Claude goes to the safehouse in St. Marks and grabs the men. They arrive at the bank and steal the cash but someone trips the alarm. Claude frantically avoids the cops and makes it back to the lockup. Joey doesn't need Claude's services right now so Claude heads to Toni's restaurant after a day of rest. Entering the restaurant, Claude finds Toni who informs him that the launderette (the one Toni visited with you) won't pay protection. He wants Claude to destroy their laundry vans and kill anyone that gets in his way. Claude is successful and returns to find a letter from Toni. The launderette has agreed to pay and Toni wants Claude to go pick up the cash but when he goes to Chinatown and grabs the money he's surrounded by Triads. Claude kills them and returns the cash to Toni's place but finds another letter. Apparently the Don has called a meeting and Claude needs to get the limo from Joey's place, grab Joey, pick up Luigi, and then return for Toni so they can head to the Don's place together. Claude picks them all up but when he grabs Toni the car is ambushed by Triad vans. Claude fights them off and gets to Salvatore's place and they all go up and greet the Don who wants a world with Claude. Salvatore sees a good future for Claude and wants Claude to take the Don's woman, Maria, out for a good time. Maria doesn't like the situation and refers to Claude as 'Fido'. They get in the limo and she instructs him to head for the Chinatown train station where she needs to pick up some drugs. Maria meets Chico there and he gives her the 'usual' supply of drugs. He also informs her of a party in Atlantic Quays and she agrees to check it out before getting back into the car. Claude drives Maria over to the warehouse and she tells him to wait in the car. The party is broken up when the police arrive for a narcotics bust and everyone runs out. A shootout begins and Maria jumps in the limo as Claude takes off to Salvatore's place. Maria tells Claude how impressed she was with his professionalism and hopes to see him again. When Claude returns to Toni's he finds another letter. Toni writes that they're at war and the launderette hasn't paid protection. He indicates that the Triads have a fish factory as a front. He wants Claude to kill some of the Triad warlords. Claude goes to Chinatown and finds a war zone between Triads and Leone men. Claude kills the Triad warlords there and continues over to the fish factory in Atlantic Quays and kills the men there as well. Claude heads back to Toni's place and finds another letter (does this guy ever show up?). Toni instructs Claude to finish the Triads for good. He advises Claude that 8-Ball has rigged a dustcart and wants Claude to take it to the fish factory and destroy it (much like the Triads did in 1998). Claude grabs the dustcart and then drives over to the fish factory and enters the gate. He parks it near some tanks and runs like hell as the building explodes and Claude escapes. Claude returns to Salvatore Leone's house and meets Salvatore who suspects one of the bartenders at Sex Club 7 is leaking information to the Columbians. Claude must follow him to see if it's true and then kill him if it is. Claude goes to the club and tails the bartender's cab. Keeping his distance, they arrive at the docks and Curly Bob meets with Miguel and Catalina. He informs them that the Leone's are in a war with the Triads and Joey has stirred up some bad blood with the Forelli's. He gets his supply of SPANK for his services and they leave. Claude drives over to Curly Bob and runs him down for the betrayal. He drives back to Salvatore's house to give him the news and when Claude returns Salvatore suspects that the ship near where Curly Bob led Claude is the SPANK factory for the Columbians. He wants Claude to destroy it and orders him to visit 8-Ball for some explosives. Claude heads over and is asked to get $100,000 to cover the expenses which he provides to 8-Ball. They arrive at the boat and Claude uses a sniper rifle to pick off the Cartel men on the ship. 8- Ball heads in and sets the bomb, escaping just as it explodes and begins to sink. Claude returns to Salvatore's and is praised for his work. Salvatore just needs Claude to do one more small job before everything is done. He needs Claude to grab a car containing another body and take it to the crushers. As Claude heads over to the vehicle he receives a page from Maria who informs him that the car is a trap and for him to come to Callahan Point. Claude immediately proceeds over and finds a freaked out Maria with an Asian woman. Maria tells Claude that Salvatore believes they're going behind his back because she said they were an item (smart one) and was offering Claude to the Columbian Cartel to make a deal. Maria introduces Asuka to Claude and she wants them to head over to Staunton Island before the Leone's show up. Once there they go to Asuka's apartment and she tells Claude that a safehouse has been setup for him and that he should come by later. Claude visits the warehouse setup for him and hears that the Callahan Bridge has been repaired. He returns to Asuka's and she wants Claude to prove he isn't working for the Leone's before they can do business. She wants Claude to kill Salvatore as he leaves Luigi's club. As Claude leaves he hears Maria comment on Asuka's 'massager' (if you don't know what that really is then email me). Claude hides on the rooftops and snipes Salvatore as he leaves. The Leone members chase after Claude but he avoids them on his way out of Portland. Claude also receives a page from King Courtney, the leader of the Yardies, who wants to meet Claude. When Claude returns to Asuka's he finds her happy that Salvatore dead but apparently the Mafia has lookout posts on Staunton trying to find Claude. This is causing problems with Yakuza operations and Asuka wants Claude to kill them and end the vendetta. At the same time Claude is introduced to Asuka's brother, Kenji, who operates the Yakuza casino and he asks Claude to come by some time. Claude drives around Staunton locating the lookout posts and ends the Leone Family threat by killing the men. He proceeds over to the casino and finds Kenji who wants Claude to break a Yakuza member out of prison. Claude finds a police car, rigs it with a bomb, and takes it to the police station where he places the car beside the jail wall and blows it up. Claude grabs the Yakuza member and they escape the police station avoiding the police in pursuit and he drops the man off at a dojo. Claude returns to the casino and Kenji states that to his shame he hasn't been able to repay a debt to a man. The man enjoys cars and Kenji wants Claude to collect a few to complete the man's collection. Claude drives around town and picks up the 3 specified cars taking them to a garage. The next day, Claude returns to the casino and Kenji is upset. The Columbians are meeting with the Yardies to make a deal even after the Yakuza have told the Cartel to stay out of their business. Kenji wants Claude to meet a Yakuza man, steal a Yardie car, and go to the meeting. Claude grabs the car and they show up to the meeting and when the Cartel get out of their cars, Claude and the Yakuza man blow them away. Claude grabs a briefcase from the bodies and returns it to the casino. When Claude enters he's instructed to go collect the protection money from various companies. Claude drives to the shops and collects the money but when he get to one he finds that the place has been robbed. The owner complains that the Yakuza are useless and Claude needs to go get the money from a gang that stole it. He heads over to Hepburn Heights and finds some Diablos protecting the money. Claude kills them and returns all the cash to the casino. Claude goes to meet with Kenji who immediately yells at him. It appears that Claude's efforts to stop the Columbians and Yardies from becoming allies didn't work. The Yardies are selling SPANK on the streets and Kenji wants Claude to kill them and erase the shame from himself. Claude goes out and kills every Yardie dealer he can find on the street. Claude returns to Asuka's place to help her with some affairs but finds a letter there for him (does no one want to talk to Claude?). It informs him that Asuka and Maria have taken a vacation as some reporter is snooping around and he should still be out in the bay. Claude grabs a police boat and chases the reporter. He shoots the boat with the guns on his and it explodes, killing the reporter. A few days later Asuka returns and Claude joins her at her apartment. She wants Claude to deliver payment to the Yakuza's man in the LCPD. He's paranoid so Claude must get to the payphone in Torrington and await instructions. When Claude arrives he's lead around to different payphones on Staunton Island until he's instructed to meet the man in the toilet block in Belleville Park. Claude heads in and finds the man and hands the cash over. He's Ray Machowski and he tells Claude to meet him back here for some work. But Claude remains there and Ray tells him that another bent cop, McAffrey (the same guy from GTA LCS), has just squealed and Ray doesn't want to be implicated. Claude is instructed to kill him in his hideout in Newport. Claude heads over and burns the apartment and kills McAffrey as he attempts to leave. Claude returns to the toilet block and Ray wants Claude to help out his friend, Phil Cassidy, with a Columbian Cartel problem. So Claude heads north into Rockford and meets Phil in his base. He says that the Columbians will be coming soon and when they arrive Claude and Phil take them out. As a token of his appreciation, Phil offers Claude great prices on his hardware. Phil also adds that if he had Claude in Nicaragua with him, he would still have his arm (or if you didn't blow it off with Boomshine in GTA: VC). Claude returns to the toilet block to inform Ray. Ray immediately gives Claude the task of collecting some evidence of his friend at a "morgue party or something" that could lead to arrests and prosecution. Claude finds the truck driving around and rams it to get all the evidence. Claude then burns it and receives a page from Donald Love to meet him. Claude goes and visits him. Claude enters the building and gets to Donald's penthouse. It appears that Donald is back on his feet after the problems back in 1998. He owns numerous radio stations and his company 'Love Media' is into almost everything. Donald thanks Claude for taking care of the evidence and wants Claude to rescue his "oriental friend" who's being held by the Cartel in Aspatria. Claude grabs a Cartel car and enters the complex. He kills the Cartel men and rescues the man (who's the man the Cartel broke out of the prison van that Claude was being escorted in). Claude drives the man back to the Love Media offices. Claude returns to Love's penthouse and is told that "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war..." Donald wants Claude to kill Kenji and make it look like the Cartel did it to initiate this war. He steals a Cartel Cruiser and drives to the parking structure in Newport. He heads up to the top and kills Kenji in a drive-by shooting. Claude returns to Donald's penthouse and he wants Claude to grab a boat and pick up some packages in the ocean that will be dropped by a plane. Claude grabs a boat and drives it under the Callahan Bridge. The plane flies in and drops the packages which Claude recovers and returns to Donald's place. He hears over the radio that the Shoreside Lift Bridge has been repaired. Claude visits Ray back in the park after a page and Ray suspects his current/new partner is a rat. He suggests that Claude go out, grab a police boat and kill the man who's fishing by the lighthouse. Claude drives the boat out and is able to kill the man despite his use of explosives. Claude returns to the park and Ray yells at him because Claude failed to kill the witness (probably McAffrey) that will implicate Ray. He's being moved from the hospital and Ray wants him dead to shut him up. Claude drives up to the ambulance and knocks the witness out. He's in a full body cast and Claude has to run him over several times to break it and kill him. Claude returns to Ray to inform him but he has no time. He's a marked man and needs get to the airport to leave town. Claude drives Ray over to Francis International Airport avoiding the CIA officers on the bridge. Ray informs Claude of a lockup with some 'presents' before he gets into the airport. Claude goes back to the lockup on Staunton and finds some weapons and Patriot. Claude goes back to Asuka's apartment and finds a letter. It informs Claude that one of the Yakuza's drivers, Tanner, is an undercover cop who's "more or less useless out of his car" (a nice rib on the Driver series for PlayStation). Claude heads to the casino and kills the cop even when backup officers show up and complicate the matter. Since Asuka is out still, Claude returns to Donald Love's penthouse. He finds Donald who tells Claude that the packages he picked up in the ocean were a decoy. The real package is in the plane at Francis International Airport and customs was in the process of stripping the plane when Donald paid for them to stop. Claude heads over and finds the Columbians surrounding the plane. He kills them and finds that the package is missing. He sees a van that says "Panlantic Co." (remember that company?) on the side so he heads for the construction site in Newport. Claude arrives and finds Columbians everywhere. He kills them and heads up a lift to the top of the building and finds Catalina and Miguel there. Miguel hands Claude the package but Catalina shoots Miguel and escapes. Asuka appears and she's angry about Kenji's death. She says that everyone saw the Cartel kill Kenji (unaware that it was Claude). She's going to work over Miguel for information and asks that he return for work later. Claude takes the package to Love's penthouse. Claude re-enters Love's place and he's asked to accompany his friend to Pike Creek to have an object authenticated. Claude follows the Securicar and manages to keep the Cartel off it as it reaches the destination. Claude goes back to Love's penthouse and he's now needed to take the Securicar and act as a decoy while someone else gets the object out of the building. Claude heads over, grabs the truck, and leads the cops away while the object is moved. Claude returns to Love's penthouse but finds an empty box and that Love is gone. Claude decides to return to Asuka. He arrives at the construction site and finds Asuka still torturing Miguel. She informs Claude that Catalina has 3 death squads with the sole purpose of hunting Claude down and Asuka wants Claude to act as bait to lure them into a Yakuza trap. He drives over to Shoreside Vale and attracts their attention and heads for Pike Creek. He leads them into a warehouse parking lot and the Yakuza decimate them. Claude returns to Asuka and he's told that the Columbians have a front company, the Kappa Coffee House, which they use to push SPANK. She wants Claude to destroy all their stations in Liberty City to end this thread. He heads out across the city and discovers 9 stations which he quickly destroys. He returns to find Asuka showing Maria the art of torture. Asuka informs Claude that a plane is coming into Francis International Airport with more SPANK for the Cartel. She wants Claude to destroy it and collect the drugs so he goes there and finds some Columbian members, which he kills and then destroys the plane and collects the packages. Claude heads back and finds Asuka and Miguel dead with a note. It's from Catalina and it says that she has Maria and for Claude to bring $500,000 to the Villa at Cedar Grove. Claude immediately collects the cash and heads over where he's met by Cartel members who check him for weapons and let him in. Catalina confronts him and takes the money. She tells the Cartel to kill Claude but he manages to kill them instead. Catalina heads off in a helicopter and Claude follows in a car. She gets to the Cochrane Dam where there are Cartel members all over the place. Despite this, Claude gets through them and as Catalina takes off in the helicopter he destroys it with a rocket. Claude rescues Maria and they leave the area. They walk along the top of the dam and Maria won't stop talking so as the screen fades a gunshot is heard. ----------------------------------------------------------- E11. 2007 Niko Bellic came to Liberty City after he received a call from his cousin, Roman, who persuaded Niko to come. Roman had claimed to be rich and living the sweet life but shortly after Niko arrives he finds this to be completely false. Roman is, in fact, in trouble with numerous people for unpaid debts and he needs Niko's help. ===================================================================== F. Legal Stuff This guide may not be reproduced or copied in any way. If you wish to use this guide as a reference, take an excerpt, or any other use of the material then you must obtain my permission first. I'm not a tough guy and if you provide a link for me to see where you are using it or in what context you will be using it I will be pretty fine with it. 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I would like to thank Adam Marx (CanadianDude) for his Series Guide as I read it and it inspired me. While my writing style and coverage is different, I enjoyed reading his work. I would also like to thank Robert Allen Rusk (RARusk) as his walkthroughs were very well written and helped in certain parts where I forgot some missions. I recommend any of his walkthroughs as they are very detailed and helpful. Thanks to anyone else that contributes comments (those who did have been credited where they added the info) and I'll see you all on the World Wide Web. You can be sure to read my reviews of other games on GameFAQS.com. You can find me posting away on the forum at Stablewars.com.