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Michael Simeone

Michael Simeone used to be someone else. Michael Simeone used to be Sal Murino, an up-and-comer working with one of the old-school crime families. Sal Murino was tipped for big things. Then Sal Murino got pinched by the Feds in a counterfeiting operation that he was running on the side for himself, holding back the share on the considerable profits on it that should have gone to his patrons.

Sal knew he was a dead man - the family could reach out and find him any time he was in prison - so he did what the Feds wanted him to, and rolled over and turned star witness for them in a case they were building against his former employers. He went to court and performed the script the Feds had written for him, a couple of the family won't be seeing the world outside of prison this half of the 21st century, and Sal disappeared into a Fed witness relocation program.

Except he still wasn't safe - not while he knew the families had contacts inside the Feds - so he skipped out and set up his own relocation program. New name to replace the one the Feds had given him. New face to replace the new one they'd given him too. One face job on top of another, until even his own mother wouldn't recognise him. Moves around - a couple more names and identities picked up and discarded - until he's confident no-one would ever be able to follow his trail.

And then goes back to San Paro and recovers the cash stashes he left there. The name he arrived in town with gets ditched, and, a few days later, Michael Simeone hits on the San Paro scene. The city's changed in just the few short years he's been away. The power of the old crime families has waned, and there's plenty of new young pretenders out on the streets, looking to get themselves a piece of whatever's going. He's confident his new face and I.D. will hold up - he's walked right past guys on the street who would pay a million bucks to know where Sal Murino is hiding right now - but he's way too smart to spend any time hanging round his old haunts.

Simeone picks up on the underground club scene happening down at the Waterfront, in the old 19th century warehouses that have lain mostly crumbling and abandoned down there ever since the tides of economic prosperity flowed off to other, more distant, shores. He senses opportunities here. He hires muscle and starts running security for the scene the kids are building down here. Clubs mean pills and powder, so he starts providing that too, using his security muscle to discourage any potential competition. He starts buying up some of those warehouse lots, getting in early before the price of Waterfront property rockets, and takes the warehouse scene semi-legit. Less risk, more profit. Old habits die hard, though. The pills and powder trade links him into the thriving Waterfront smuggling scene. Pretty soon, he's an operator there, plugged into what's happening, but still managing to maintain a careful distance from it all.

Things are good. He's making good money, and no-one remembers Sal Murino, while lots of people want to do business with Michael Simeone. No-one ever even thinks about connecting the two.

One person does. Luke Waskawi. He comes to Simeone with everything he knows, documented evidence of every link in the chain that takes you from Sal Murino to Michael Simeone, evidence that will be delivered to certain parties if Waskawi ever gives the word or Simeone ever tries anything stupid. Waskawi's got Simeone's life in his hands, but he's a reasonable man, so he tells Simeone what he wants him to do for him.

There's a new crew operating on the Waterfront, right there in Simeone's back yard. Simeone knows the kids Waskawi's talking about. The Blood Roses. Brat pack rich kids from The Concession and Virginia Gardens, who have somehow managed to get themselves into shape as a pretty solid-looking professional heister operation. They act like they know what they're doing, but pretty soon they're going to run out of luck and into another crew who aren't going to be impressed by their shiny guns and shinier outfits, and then that mile-wide arrogant streak that runs through them a mile wide is going to get them all killed.

Waskawi pretty much agrees with Simeone's assessment, but - even though they'll never know it - the Blood Roses have crossed his path already, and he sees some real potential in them. So that's why Michael Simeone would be doing him a great favour if he agreed to take the Blood Roses under his wing, so to speak, and ensured that they continued to prosper under his tutelage.

Simeone agreed, of course. As if he had any other choice...

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In my organization there's only one thing that matters: Results. It's the results that matter. Prove that you're the best and we'll talk more. Go win a match and be MVP once.

Be MVP Once.

15

You'll have noticed by now that some think the Blood Roses are a poser teenagers, annoyed at their precious, carefree lives. Emo vampire role-players gone feral. Prove them wrong. Kill 15 Enforcers in a streak for me. That'll send a message.

Reach a Kill Streak of 15.

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Having a rep really helps. Walking into a place, giving a look, and having them hand over their protection money's perfect. That's what we called 'soft power.' I wanna build you up like that. Get MVP 3 times in a row for me.

Get MVP 3 in a row.

15

The best people are the ones that work and earn. I think you're someone that I can depend on, but I need proof. Get out there and win 5 missions in a row and we'll talk about a reward.

Win 5 missions in a row.

15

We have teams that just walk into a room and start killing. Retribution Squads. We get headlines and we get a hit. Let's see if you have the stomach for it. Hit a streak of 5 kills and we'll talk about moving you up off a street team.

Achieve a Kill Streak of 5.

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Well done

How's things? Didn't get a chance to mention it, but thanks for taking care of that piece of business for me. I appreciate people who can get things done without all of the drama and fireworks that seem to be part of this organization.

The expensive clothes, party lifestyle and Crim celebrity image all have their place, but I'm trying to run a business. It's good to find someone I can rely on who doesn't want to call a press conference every time they pull a job or change their hairstyle.

Best,

Michael Simeone

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Keep up the solid work

I don't know what's going to run out first, my patience or Jeung & Charlotte's luck.

I tell them to keep a low profile, and they're appearing on magazine covers and attending movie premieres. I tell them not to provoke the opposition too much, and they're putting videos of their heist jobs up on lie-Net, and emailing pictures of dead Tigers to the official Prentiss Tigers website.

I'm trying to run a professional operation, and they're running around playing at being rock stars.

They're going to both crash and burn one day. That's why I need more people like you, to insulate us from the fallout when that happens.

Michael Simeone

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Be careful of mistakes

We live risky lives. You spend all day looking over your shoulder for the Enforcers to snap the cuffs on, or another crew to step up and give you the double-tap retirement plan. But you know what'll get you surer than anything else?

The past.

I had a friend who fucked over some serious people. He was smart, though, and thought he'd got away.

He was wrong. The past caught up with him and dragged him back in again.

You make mistakes, those mistakes catch up with you. Remember that.

Michael Simeone.

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Re: The past

Yes, San Paro's changed a lot. The old criminal gangs are like dinosaurs, swept away by street gangs and modern crews like the Roses.

Sure, some of the old relics are still around, hiding behind their compound walls in the Concession, and they've still got teeth if you get too close, but they just can't compete with this new breed of Crim.

You think it's an accident this happened? You think someone didn't see the way things were going and make this happen?

You know the name I'm talking about. I can even say it here - Byron's got us totally insulated from CSA e-snooping.

Luke Waskawi. More on him, later.

Michael Simeone

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(encrypted message)

Luke Waskawi. Everyone knows the name, no-one knows the man.

I do. I had gotten out. New name, new face. The Feds and my former employers in the Concession - everyone I'd screwed over on the way out - would never find me.

Waskawi did. He made me an offer I couldn't refuse - handle the Roses for him, or he'd let everyone know where they could find their old pal Sal Murino.

You want to know who Luke Waskawi is? He's the devil, pure and simple.

The information I've just given you is worth my life. That's how much I trust you. Anything ever happens to me - from the Roses, the Feds, the Concession mobs, Waskawi, even Sennet - I want you to settle the score for me.

Yours, in trust,

Sal

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