Manpower's a problem for the Tigers. Their strategy is based on offense, not defense. To carry it out, they need more warm bodies. Fortuna Village, right on Prentiss' doorstep seemed like a good place to start. Its population hasn't been there long enough to form the sense of community that gives rise to something like the Prentiss Tigers. Nevertheless, the growing number of Blood Roses incursions into the place has provoked a reaction from the locals, and a number of small vigilante gang groups have started to appear.
Simon Tran comes from one of these groups. Fortuna Village seemed like the safer option when his family moved there from Midtown. Now there's been gun battles happening right outside his building. He and his crew hadn't even thought up a name for themselves before the Tigers came calling. They met with the Tigers, and decided to link up. Simon knows the Tigers are primarily motivated by self-interest - it's all about keeping Prentiss safe - but his participation comes with the insistence that they extend the battlelines out to Little Fin and Yard Stretch, and away from Fortuna.
Simon's got two younger sisters and a kid brother, he doesn't want them growing up in a warzone. You can't eliminate the problem, Simon tells himself, but, if you push hard enough; you can shit it onto someone else's doorstep.
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Simon is a former starter contact for the Prentiss Tigers and is now a Fight Club contact.
Simon Tran has been off the grid for a while now. He had been helping trainee Enforcers get off the ground from the Marine Support building in Waterfront. However, when more and more recruits started going to LeBoyce for their training, Simon decided to take a break from the Tigers and spend some time looking after his two sisters and kid brother, to ensure they don�t end up in a gang like he did (granted a rich gang, but a gang all the same).
His peace and quiet was rudely interrupted though when Orlenz� Moretti turned up on Simon�s doorstep recently and wanted to talk about a new Game Plan (Tiger talk for �mission�) that he had for him. Orlenz� has been worried about an increased Criminal presence in Abington Towers, especially now that Pagan Bloodrose, one of The Three Furies, seems to be evaluating and recruiting potential gang members there. He wanted Simon to go there to keeps tabs on her and run counter missions against them � Simon refused at first because he doesn�t like being out of Waterfront, however when Orlenz� presented evidence that suggested the Bloodroses are looking to mount an attack somewhere in Little Fin, Simon changed his mind.
This is simply a business trip for Simon: he�s not looking to make any friends or hook them up with gear. He�s only interested in stomping out a Bloodrose rebellion on his home turf before it starts - and he reckons you've got just the right size of ass kicking boots to do it.