Turf: Present in nearly every part of the city, but conentrated in North Pacifica and the Southern Part of Wellsprings
Prominent Members: Unknown
Cyberware: Cyberoptics, Pain Editors, Health Monitors, Kereznikov, K.E.R.S.
September 11, 2020
Scavengers are ruthless lowlife scum who prey on unwary law-abiding citizens and gangers alike. They emerged as side effect of the widespread availability of body augmentations. Harvesting cyberware and organs is a nasty but profitable business, and Scavengers fill this niche by assaulting their victims on the streets. Tehy are absolutely brutal, with zero regard for human life. To a Scav, a person is just set of products waiting to be sold on the black market.
Philosophy and Structure
Scavengers don't obey any particular philosophy. They don't care about anything but themselves and profit. They are merciless and immoral, and their methods are far from sophisticated―Scavs aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. The loosely defined gang has achieved a monopoly in the body parts aftermarket, since their customers would rather pay for human organs and second-hand cyberware than get into the gore business themselves. Scavengers don't have a single cohesive piece of turf. Their groups are spread across the city, marking their presence with tags and graffiti. Due to this scattering, they tend to form small bands with little or no internal hierarchy or structure, though groups are often led by the most unscrupulous, savage, and cunning individuals. Despite their lack of organized structure, Scavenger groups are definitely not to be disregarded or taken lightly. Knowing that their gruesome reputation is one of their few assets, they will make sure to make a grisly example of anyone who crosses them or complicates their business.
Source of Income
Assault, abduction, mutilation, and dismemberment are the Scavengers' usual modus operandi. Their victims―or "donors" as scavs call them―are often never found, because the gang tends to utilize the enitire body of their unlucky prey. Any cyberware and organs that can be harvested and sold are placed directly onto black market, then the impossible-to-identify leftovers are either dumped, burned, or left as fodder for rats in the city's sewers. Scavengers are the main supplier of low-end illegal cyberware for other gangs, small-time criminals, and shady ripperdocs. They are also frequently hired to perform unpleasant or inconvenient tasks with which their clients do not want to be associated, be the simple heists, hitjobs, or abductions. As long as there's money on the table, a Scav will take the job―no questions asked.