Estimated Member Size: Unknown, Estimated between 50 and 250 members
Turf: Pacifica (Coastview), Some parts of the Net
Prominent Members: Ti Neptune, Phillippe "Agve" Oreste, Placide, Brigitte
Locations: The Chapel, J. Edgar Hoover Elementary, Oceanview I, Skinny Frank's Titties "N" Beer
Cyberware: Cyberdecks, Neural Links
September 11, 2020
An Enigmatic gang from Pacifica with a dark reputation for their netrunning skills and mystical voodoo flavor. Presumed to consist entirely of those with Haitian blood, the Voodoo Boys are an exclusive, secretive gang, and are distrustful of outsiders. The gang was originally made up entirely of voodoo priests and priestesses―the prominent caste in the Creole culture of the Haitian diaspora. In 2062, the annihilating forces of climate change wiped Haiti off the face of the earth, and initiated a new chapter in the Voodoo Boys' history. The gang became the newly self-appointed guardians of Haitian refugees' interests and safety in the Pacifica combat zone. Most Voodoo Boys are netrunners, so cooling suits and neural implants are common elements of each member's outfit, complemented by more culturally specific, "voodoo-flavored" elements like dreadlocks, tattoos, and the bones and skulls of small birds and rodents worn as charms.
Philosophy and Structure
Due to the homogeneous nature of the Creole diaspora in Pacifica―coupled with the lack of any police forces in the district―it is difficult to obtain precise information about the Voodoo Boys' numbers, structure, or even their goals. It's widely known the gang is devoted to uncovering the secrets of the Old Net, and it's commonly believed that they continuously probe the Blackwall in the hope of making contact with rouge intelligent systems that live beyond the barrier. These activities have earned the Voodoo Boys the attention and enmity of the NetWatch organization, whose agents are especially interested in tracking and dispatching rogue netrunners and independent self-aware ISs.
It is unknown to what extent (if any) the Voodoo Boys are connected with actual voodoo religious practices in the Haitian diaspora of the Pacifica district.
Source Of Income
The gang's primary criminal activities involve the hacking of databanks and accounts within various corporations in search of restricted and top-secret data. They persistently violet Netwatch laws and regulations, especially with regard to contact with ISs. The Voodoo Boys also hire themselves out as mercenary netrunners for private contractors who are interested in hit-and-run netrunning operations or exploring the forgotten and ruined parts of the Old Net. Other sources of income are hard to verify, but theft of virtual currency and information brokering are probably among them.