Tier 1 contact for Blood Roses.
Information's out there, existing all around us, but mostly out of reach. Encrypted and classified, it's beamed out through the ether, invisible but priceless. It's hidden inside computer systems, protected by algorithmic passwords, biodata security checks and anti-hacker logic bomb booby traps, the information age's equivalent of vault doors, guards and electrified fences. San Paro is filled with information. Tax records and property deeds in City Hall. The SPPD's intelligence files and perp sheets. Cargo manifests, shipping schedules and customs intel, all held in the Waterfront's Port Authority. Havalynd is built on the stuff; bank account codes, stock records and investment fund holdings, merger agreements and legal contracts, and the whole myriad of the intensely sensitive economic intel that the corporates jealously keep to themselves.
It's all out there, and an alarming amount of it accessible for those that know there the cracks in the system are.
Byron Bloodrose is one of those who knows the places to start looking, and how to catch the information as it passes by. Sometimes all he gets is fragments of data, but sometimes just a few fragments are all you need.
Technology is one of the things that the Blood Roses are all about - using it and understanding it - but it's really Byron that does most of the backroom work here, providing intel for the gang's signature heist jobs and gathering together the often cutting-edge technology they employ in carrying those jobs out. Often he works closely with Tyron Sennet, Sennet's street contacts providing scraps of information to set Byron on the right e-intel gathering path.
Despite his relatively lowly status in the organisation - he lacks the glamour and predatory instincts that have become the Blood Roses' trademark image, and Jeung naturally likes to foster the impression that it's him who organises and oversees every facet of the heists - Byron's content with his situation and is loyal to Jeung. For now, at least. He and Jeung grew up together - like everyone else, Byron had to be content himself to living in Jeung's shadow - but Jeung has always appreciated Byron's worth to the organisation, and ensures that he's more than adequately compensated when it comes to dividing up the spoils. Byron has concerns about the Blood Roses' longevity, though, wondering if they're rising too fast, too quickly.
The Blood Roses give Jeung the chance to act like the rock star he's always secretly wanted to be, but if he's heading for a traditional rock star burnout, then Byron's determined that he's not going to take the rest of the gang down with him. Byron's worked too long and too hard, always from behind the scenes, to allow that to happen.
If the worst comes to the worst, though.....well, enough of the people that matter in the city's other criminal gangs know who's really the brains behind all those heists, so it's not as if Byron's talents would go unemployed for very long.