A dangerous crime syndicate based in New York City. Primarily noteable because they nurtured Mark Simmons from angry teenager to experienced hitman, utilizing his loyalty to the Don and considerable skills to consolidate their own grip upon the underground. After the Don's death and the rise of Alexandra Ingues to power, Mark left them behind. To a certain extent, they are still holding on due to their large headstart, but Alexandra's tendency to sacrifice experienced operatives on ill-considered frontal assaults is steadily diminishing their power. Mark has no ambition to take them on now, but he knows that he will eventually have to deal with that part of his legacy.