Zanga Hoshuda, roughly translating to "The Brotherhood of Zanga" in Xantu
, is a large criminal gang in Fusion City
. Classified as a criminal syndicate, the Zanga brotherhood run semi-legitimate businesses around the city and make deals with corporations. The brotherhood runs a number of prominent gaming dens both legitimate, such as casinos, and illegal, such as price fighter rings with Gelsirs
. They are heavily involved in drug-running and trafficking, both illegal.
Sutruza and the history of Zanga
The Zanga Brotherhood is an organization with old roots. They've been around for at least 300 years and were originally called the "Sutruza". The Cataclysm
hit them as hard as any other organization, killing most of their members and shattering businesses all around the world. Their presence in Fusion City was, until about 20 years ago, weak. They had establishments and a small number of corporation deals, but their numbers were slim and their influence limited. They were less a smart, semi-legitimate business syndicate and a more regular Goon
When a young Hessak
named Zalik Aszashi
joined the organization, at the meager age of 14, this was about to change. Zalik's wit and brutality made him a perfect fit for the organization and within 6 years he had worked his way up in the organization and in to the inner circle.
While the brotherhood values effective members, the current leader at that time, Ofush Bijdum
, was not impressed with this young little upstart and felt threatened. Bijdum was larger, stronger and older than Aszashi and decided that the easiest way to rid himself of the threat was to eliminate him. Rather than having Aszashi assassinated, Bijdum attempted to assert his dominance by killing the young Hessak in a duel. Bijdum was a renowned wrestler and sword fighter and it was expected that Aszashi was going to be utterly destroyed in the match.
The duel was held at Bijdum's favourite prize-fighter club in Aspen District
and Aszashi surprised everyone by not only surviving the first round, but giving Bijdum a run for his money. With Bijdum's colossal confidence broken by Aszashi's unexpected skill, Aszashi gained the upper hand in the second round and finished Bijdum off with a rear-naked choke from a body lock. Despite Bidjum being almost twice as large as Aszashi, the Hessak held the choke long enough for Bijdum to fall unconscious. Aszashi then snapped the Dru'un's
neck with a leg lock.
Owing to Sutruza tradition, Aszashi became the new leader of Sutruza. He got to work restructuring the entire organization in a way he felt was more efficient and that garnered loyalty rather than ambition. He modeled the gang on the feudal kingdoms of old, with vassals serving under him and vassals serving the vassals. He renamed the organization to "Zanga Hoshuda", the Brotherhood of Zanga. He appointed his most loyal men to be his closest vassals and declared the gang to be a brotherhood where each member looked upon one another as family members.