This gang has staked out "The Hole" at City Center as its home turf. Rather harmless in this violent day and age, the Black Queens are a small-time gang of street hoodlums. Deep in the middle of Sacred Blades territory (the Blades consider B.Q. members to be "beneath a warrior's notice"), the gang has no regular enemies, and are rarely, if ever, involved in any turf struggles.
Big time crime to the Queens is having an occasional member turn tricks as a joygirl or sell cheap drugs to local businessmen. Since none of the drugs have gone bad yet, the N.C.P.D. leaves the Queens pretty much alone.
But the Queens can be useful at times. Scattered throughout City Center, they are often a very good information source for the area, and both the local cops and corporate police have taken advantage of this in the past. As long as they're paid for the work, the Black Queens will be happy to do your job.
Switchblades are the only weapons carried by low-ranking gang members (if any weapons are carried at all). Firearms are reserved for the gang lords. Gang membership policy is open, but in general, the Queens shy away from violent, highly combative people.
A black crown with a capital "B" superimposed over it. Always in black spray paint.
All-black clothing. Members dye their hair to match. Any makeup worn is also black.
|SKILLS: Melee Weapon 3, Stealth 4, Streetwise 3, Fast Talk 2, Gamble 1, Dance 2.|
- FISK, C. Night City Sourcebook. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1991 (pg.42, 43)