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The O'Malley Syndicate is a crime cartel based in the Seattle sprawl.

Factions: 3 families

The O'Malley Syndicate is a Mafia crime cartel formed by Donna Rowena O'Malley of the Irish Finnigan Family who also controls the other two Italian Mafia families in the city, the Bigios and the Ciarniellos. Her cartel runs all Mafia operations in the Seattle sprawl.[1] It's a crime cartel with a mostly human membership.[2]

The introduction of Tempo in the Sprawl shook up the relationships between the O'Malley Syndicate and other crime organizations.[3] Rowena was there when Capo Maurice "The Butcher" Bigio died during a visit to his wife's grave.[4] With Bigio gone, Rowena rose to the top position in the Seattle Mafia, and Joey Gianelli took control of what was left of the Bigio family business.[5]

The cartel is involved in a wide variety of criminal enterprises. Under Rowena's leadership the families operate rackets in loan-sharking, the fencing of stolen goods, drugs, gambling, smuggling, prostitution, and the production and distribution of BTLs (including porn and snuff films). They control most of the docks in Downtown, as they have been "unionizing" the docks.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

The worst racket they are involved in is the sexual exploitation of kids. As in their pimps and flesh-traders recruiting among the runaways and street kids for their prostitution operations (especially the runway elf kids from the Tir Tairngire).[13][14] They also use those same kids for their BTL shoots, as in porn and snuff.[15][16]


  1. o35238545Shadowrun Fifth Edition Core Rulebook p.33
  2. o87427754Seattle 2072 p.184
  3. o61900501Ghost Cartels p.52
  4. o39478620Runner Havens p.60
  5. o87427754Seattle 2072 p.38
  6. o39478620Runner Havens p.106
  7. o87427754Seattle 2072 p.177
  8. Seattle Sprawl: Emerald Shadows p.14
  9. Seattle Sprawl: Emerald Shadows p.21
  10. Seattle Sprawl: Emerald Shadows p.30
  11. Seattle Sprawl: Emerald Shadows p.75
  12. Seattle Sprawl: Emerald Shadows p.80
  13. o05084094Underworld Sourcebook p.19
  14. ?? p.15
  15. ?? p.120
  16. o39478620Runner Havens p.106