For years, the peace in Little Italy has been upheld under the firm but benevolent sway of Don Vito Pastrami, head of the Pastrami family and undisputed king of organized crime in the city. All of that changed when, last month, Don Pastrami died of a sudden and unforeseen heart attack. Without a universally recognized heir apparent, the Pastrami organization has dissolved, splintering into a handful of warring factions and bitterly conflicting loyalties. After an intense week of bloodshed and murder, two main contenders have surfaced to vie for control of the Little Italy Mafia: the Cannoli
family and the Linguine
family. Underfunded and outmanned, the police are powerless to interfere. Whichever family prevails will control the city.
are well-established in the city's seedy criminal institutions, having run for decades its alcohol, hash, and Funfetti smuggling operations. It was a Cannoli who served as Don Pastrami's consigliere
. The first Cannoli
in America was Vincenzo Cannoli
, who came over from Sicily in 1833. It is said that the phrase "atsa one-a spicy meatball!" can be originally attributed to him.
The Cannolis consist of:
, on the other hand, are relatively new, having only established themselves as major contenders within the Little Italy crime syndicate in the past twenty years. Nevertheless, Don Pastrami chose a Linguine
to be his highest-ranking caporegime
. The Salty Seaman
, a bawdy burlesque house situated on the harbour, serves as the Linguines'
front and base of operations.
The Linguines are:
The action will start up in a couple of days, at which time we will commence the voting for Dons. For now, though, feel free to get into character, get to know your Family, and perhaps taunt the other team (in a friendly manner, please!) From now on, it is requested that all Cannollis
post in blue
, and all Linguines
post in red
. Remember, the game is in the Non-Adult forum, so please abide by the Non-Adult forum rules (e.g., keep it PG-13!)
Have fun, and check back often for updates!