There are three local gangs in the Seattle area. The Halloweeners are aligned with the Yakuza and are based in Redmond Barrens. The Eye-Fivers are aligned with the Mafia and are based in the Penumbra District. The Orks aren't aligned with either main gang, but have ties to Seattle city officials. They are based in the Puyallup Barrens. Each of the gangs are similar: they have a hideout in an abandoned building, they have a boss who will meet with your for a bunch of cash (or not that much, or for free, depending on your reputation score), they will each put you in contact with the boss of their main gang for several thousand nuyen, they each offer a gang symbol to wear that will supposedly keep their members from harassing you on the street, and they each have info about the other gangs, although it's not very useful. Here's a quick rundown of each gang.

In each gang entry, you will see which part of town their hideout is in, which main gang they are affiliated with, and the name of their boss. Below that, there's a simple scale regarding how much you'll have to pay to see their boss. Before you can get protection or a contact, you have to pay a one-time fee to meet the boss of the gang. Depending on your Reputation score, though, you may be able to get in for a reduced price, or for free. Consult the scale, where the numbers on the left indicate what your Reputation needs to be in order to pay the price listed on the right.

After the Meeting Price Scale, the name and cost of the protection item for that gang is listed. The protection item is a Group Item that, when carried, is supposed to prevent members of that gang from attacking you at random. I never see much of a difference, though, so whether you get the protection item is up to you. Finally, the name and price of the contact the gang can give you is listed at the bottom.

Two quick (and somewhat important) notes about the Orks' protection item, the Ork Armband. I recommend getting this one as soon as you have the money for it. When you're wearing it, all your cab rides will be free. I know, it doesn't save you a WHOLE lot of money, but it can really help out in the early parts of the game when every little bit counts.

The other note goes along with the previous one: When you buy the Ork Armband, Roadrash will mention being able to ride in cabs for free. It's just a trick to try to squeeze another 500 nuyen out of you, and whether you bite or not has no effect on the cab fare, so you might as well save your money and choose not to learn what the 'secret' is.

Eye-Fivers[edit | edit source]

  • Located: Penumbra District
  • Allied With: Mafia
  • Boss: Mauler
  • Meeting Price Scale
  • Protection Item: Eye-Fiver Ear Cuff (4,000¥)
  • Contact: Mr. Faradouchi, Mafia boss (10,000¥)

Halloweeners[edit | edit source]

  • Located: Redmond Barrens
  • Allied With: Yakuza
  • Boss: Ratspike
  • Meeting Price Scale
  • Protection Item: Halloweener Patch (3,000¥)
  • Contact: Agira Tetsumi, Yakuza boss (10,000¥)

Orks[edit | edit source]

  • Located: Puyallup Barrens
  • Allied With: none
  • Boss: Roadrash
  • Meeting Price Scale
  • Protection Item: Ork Armband (2,000¥)
  • Contact: Henry J. Culver, Seattle city official (5,000¥)

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