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The Pack is organization

History

With a one room conapt going for 1500eb a month, the homeless problem in Night City has reached epidemic proportions (there's never been an official census of the homeless population in the City, but estimates place it at around ten to fifteen thousand). The Street is impossibly crowded, and often there are ten or twenty people fighting to sleep in the same dumpster. Worse, the gangs prey on the homeless, the cops beat them and drive them out of the more livable sections of the City, and corporate security often uses them for target practice (or worse). In Night City, the only real refuge for these victims is the Park; a place with little or no police and plenty of bio-engineered foliage to huddle under at night.

Much like a nomad Elder, Kilven Wilkson has banded These various groups of terrorized Park dwellers together into a large organization nicknamed the "Pack". The Pack operates much like any other nomad family, with a rough chain of command based on seniority, communal food sharing and group defense. Unlike other nomad bands, the Pack doesn't have any vehicles; if they did, you can bet they'd be living in them.

No one knows exactly how large the Pack really is, but thanks to its numbers and Kilven's street sawy, it is becoming a political force to be reckoned with. In addition, the Pack has negotiated loose alliances with some of the gangs in the Park Area. Even a boosterganger can appreciate having a thousand-plus people willing to help out in the next big turf war.

The Pack also will "take in" outsiders who have helped them out in some way. Even important and famous people have been adopted by The Pack; rocker Johnny Silverhand, for his Pack-benefit concerts, solo Andrew Scythe of the Hacienda, for defending The Pack against the Bay Area Rapid Terror, and media Jacob Davies, a Net 54 reporter who conned the police into helping the Pack during a gang attack. As a result, the Pack has some powerful friends.[1]

References

  1. FISK, C. Night City Sourcebook. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1991
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