Blood and Vodka OOC
Here is where we put in Character Sheets for both characters and NPCs and brainstorm, bullshit, whatever.
Last edited by idlehands; 09-12-2013 at 08:28 PM.
Anastasia "Stasia" Alexandrov
Affiliation: Shadow Brotherhood, a small but skilled gang affiliated with the larger Russian Mafia, they are a security group, gathering intelligence and providing security, collections, and acting on orders to kill from higher ranking mafia members.
Appearance: She is tall, about 5'9", she has a slender but feminine build, high cheekbones, a full mouth and pale blue eyes that are almond shaped. Her hair is long, straight and light blonde, her bangs cut straight across in retro fashion. She typically wears black knee length boots with heels with a pencil skirt and crisp blouse for formality or she will wear jeans, boots, and an old denim jacket that belonged to her brother, with her hair in a ponytail, when doing dirty work. Stasia favors very red lipstick and dark eyeliner. She has a few tattoos, including a Madonna and child on her left shoulder, indicating her early criminal affiliation and cross on the right, on old emblem of the vor v zakone under the Soviet regime. She also has the letters "OMYT" on the back of her left hand, near her wrist and on her right in the same location is the letters "MNP". (meaning one who it is difficult to get away from and the other indicates she has murdered before)
Personality: Stasia is a mixture of volatility and cold cunning, she has a temper but is working to reign it in as her brother advises her to do. She can be very charming and witty, sometimes cutting in her remarks. She can tell a lot from someone by watching their body language and reading between the lines of what they say. She learned to do this surviving in the streets of Moscow. She is an attractive woman and has learned early on how to use it to her advantage. Her weakness is her temper and her blind loyalty to her brother. She is also vain and a chain smoker. Her strengths are her cunning, charm, and her ability to read people.
History: Born in Moscow, she and her older brother Nikolai were abandoned by their alcoholic mother when their father was sent away to prison. From the tender age of twelve she learned to fend for herself and she and her brother realized early on that they needed to be the toughest and the most ruthless to survive. He protected her from assault and she protected him by keeping an eye on those that would associate with him, he has a more trusting nature than she does.
She is now in power after her older brother, Nikolai, was put in federal prison on murder and extortion charges. He was betrayed by an ex member, once one of his most trusted soldiers, Sergei Petrov, in exchange for clemency from the government. He went into hiding in another city and she is currently on the hunt for him. She had long suspected him of being two-faced but her brother did not want to listen, considering Sergei Petrov like a blood brother.
Her brother chose her as his replacement on the outside because she is extremely loyal, fierce, and has deadly cunning. He was shaken by the betrayal and became paranoid, ordering anyone associated with Petrov to be killed. He still gives orders from prison but she runs the day to day show and has fought hard for respect among her crew. She had to eliminate her immediate competition, a man named Vasha who was suspiciously close with Petrov and resented her being chosen over him.
She is not viewed well by other syndicates of the Russian Mafia, for they are Bratva (brotherhood) and still follow loosely the ponyatiya "the notions" which developed back in Russia among prison gang members and many view women as objects for sex or money making, basically animals. Stasia must remain fiercely vigilant for any plot against her and has her brother's friend Ivan and a rather unbalanced fellow gang member named Vlad, known for his merciless executions, as her closest confidants.
Since narrowly missing a chance to capture Sergei, she has drawn the heat from her brother's employer and he has ordered her death along with the dissolution of the Shadow Brotherhood. Some of her gang members have turned on her, joining with the bigger force of the Chicago branch of the Russian Mob and some, particularly old childhood friends, have stayed loyal but now must hide in fear for their lives.
Weapon of Choice: Knives, such as switchblades or punch blades that she can conceal and to make an impression she prefers her Russian made AK-47 at full automatic.
Country of Origin: Russia
Advantages: Strong ties to a large mafia that has gangs all over the world. They are secure with money and work, they still tend to slip under the radar in the US when compared to the more popular street gangs slinging drugs on the corner. The Shadow Brotherhood had an excellent reputation for finding a wealth of information and carrying out security jobs and hits without notice from the law. They take pride in their work and maintain an air of superiority. They also make their money enforcing and collecting from extortion victims and robbing other local gangs.
Disadvantage: The Shadow Brotherhood was always small, their founder, Nikolai kept it that way to ensure security but in the end it did not help. They are fewer now in number since he went to prison and left his sister in charge which is a big taboo among the Russians. Other Russian mob affiliates are looking to move on their territory and they are in a constant state of turf war because of their perceived vulnerability. They do not respect them because a woman is giving orders, even if she is taking them from Nikolai while he is in prison.
Gang's Code: It is based on the legendary code of Vor v zakone (Thieves in law) but with slight changes due to their American lifestyle.
1. Not have emotions.
2. Forsake your family if you must for the Brotherhood
3. Never have a legitimate job and live off money obtained through criminal action
4. Help other thieves and make good on promises to other thieves
5. Never interfere or resist the punishment of an offending thief who is found guilty by the thieves council
6. Never inform on a fellow thief and if caught, take the blame for others actions so they may remain free
7. Never deny your Vor status
Base of Operations: Chicago, on the Northwest side in a Russian/eastern European ethnic neighborhood. The headquarters is a townhouse, quaint and unassuming.
From: Grozny, Russia of mixed Georgian and Russian heritage
Appearance: About 5'6'', 200 lbs. He has a squat but powerful build with heavy arms of a former weight lifter and a gut from too much fine food. He has a thick black beard kept trim and sharp dark brown eyes, a few gold capped teeth. He dresses in expensive but flashy Italian suits and favors gold jewellery and wears a bit too much cologne.
Personality: Abrasive at times, especially when he is drinking, the mob boss enjoys putting people in their place and has little tolerance for insubordination. He admires good work and often steals the credit from those who rank lower than him. He is ruthless though and has maintained his position not through social graces but through violence and intimidation, which can be extreme considering who he is intimidating. At times he is paranoid and will imitate the old Soviet and perform a purge. This time around it is against the imprisoned Nikolai and his sister, Anastasia, whom he never liked being in a position of power and fears is going off his leash with her pursuit of Sergei Petrov.
Connection: As ead of the midwest branch of the Russian Mafia, located in Chicago Grigoriy employed and trusted Nikolai Alexandrov as one of his top men and his gang assigned with collections from prostitution, extortion and drug dealers along with security.