A Crime RP by Cylarn
Calypso Resort: Fiefdom of the Sordi Crime Family
Calypso is a beautiful place; a fifty-mile Caribbean atoll lined with white sand, clear water, five-star lodgings, and much more. This is not a place for a suburban family to take an odd vacation to; this is a resort for the wealthy, the famous, and those who have a name - and a voice. Unfortunately, that's how Calypso has always been. On one weekend, they might be booked for a rockstar's wedding, while the next might play host to a poker tournament in the famed Euboea Casino, which is strictly black tie only. That opulent trap tends to deviate the eye from what is truly going on.
The truth, my friends, is never that simple. Calypso is the personal fiefdom, if you will, of the Sordi Crime Family, and they run it with an iron fist. They own the atoll, the shops, the casino; everything. CEOs come here to get away from peering cameras and enjoy the dark, hedonistic side of like, just like HBO. The Sordi get their drugs from Mexico and South America, and they distribute it throughout the Caribbean, effectively controlling the drug trade in that region of the world. Murders, kidnappings, stories of imprisonment on the island; it's there if you look hard enough, past what the Sordis were able to scrub away with money and lawyers.
The guy at the top is "Big Sonny" Sordi. Calabrian by birth, but raised in the States up through the Depression and World War II; he is at least one-hundred-and-one. The rumor is that he got chased out of Brooklyn in the '50s for sleeping with a Lucchese Capo's wife. After that, Sonny fled to Cuba and grew from a soulless goon to a Made Man by '56, and he has been involved in organized crime throughout the Caribbean since. He opened up the resort in '80, and he has been at the helm of a rapidly-expanding criminal empire since. Pot, guns, skin, organs (supposedly), endangered animals, blackmail; they have a diverse portfolio.
Big Sonny had a severe heart attack a year ago, and it has since left him bed-ridden and hooked up with tubes. Word from my sources inside says that he lives in top penthouse of the resort, but isn't that just...cliche. Anyways, they control everything on that island; security, stores, attractions - everything. You've got brand-name boutiques and stores, restaurants, casinos, bars, beaches, scuba shops, and so much more there.
They all pay more than half of their earnings to the front corporation that owns the resort; trust me on my sources, folks. Sordi put in the best security of all time; gun-toting thugs, attack dogs, helicopters, and a camera per block. It's all in international waters, and as long as the checks keep getting cashed, it's going to stay that way.
As for the layout, you've got multiple areas. The atoll itself has a bay called the Tropic Bay. The charming port town that the tourists see when they first come in, Port Calypso is on the bay, in all its commercialized colonial splendor. Going to the southern end of the atoll, you'll find Atlantica Beach, which is known for its white beaches, clear water, and unusual number of lurking sharks. The Sordi Villa lays back behind some jungle on the opposite shore, and it's where the Sordis keep their private estate. There's an Airport for private aircraft, and beyond that, extending to the tip of the atoll, is the Santino Giuseppe Sordi Nature Preserve. How much of an asshole do you have to be to put your name on a stretch of jungle? Anyways, the resort runs guided and unguided hikes, bike rides, hunting trips, and other stuff back here. On the other side of Port Calypso, towards the top tip of the atoll, you have the resort proper. Up here, you have the casino, some restaurants, the Bungalows, and the Poseidon Hotel.
Anyways, I have to get going. If you're serious about going to the atoll, you're on your own. It'll be a game of chance, if not games. With an "S."
Are You Confused?
You've just read a lot of exposition, and little about the direction of this RP. That's fine; I've got the handy-dandy, out-of-character description of this RP, along with the disclaimers, rules, roles, and everything else that's pertinent for this RP. TLDR: The RP takes place in modern times, on a fictional resort in the Caribbean, one that just so happens to be run by (mostly) Italian mobsters. My intention is for this RP to be a crime-based thriller/drama/action RP, conducted in an episodic format. You (the players) will take the role of a member of the Sordi Family/organization. This could be a son/daughter of Sonny Sordi, a nephew, employee, friend, or what-have-you. The base line is this: they have to be connected to the family in some way, such to an extent that they would have at least a basic level of knowledge/employment in some less-than-legal enterprises.
There are available roles, for those who are interested. A role is not required, though a role signifies an important place within the Sordi Family Hierarchy. On the information page below this one, I will include a run-down of our hierarchy, though I implore everyone to read this and understand the importance of their roles. As it stands currently, the spot for Boss is taken, though Sonny Sordi will be incapacitated for most of the RP.
If you are thinking that everyone will be forced to cooperate and work with one another, think again. Sonny Sordi is in what amounts to a medical coma, the Feds are getting to be a problem, debt is starting to pile up, and everyone in the Sordi organization has little trust for one another. With Sonny's iron, unifying hold relinquished, the hierarchy is about to experience a significant upheaval. Not every Caporegime wishes to respect the Underboss's right to succeed Sonny, nor does every Soldier feel that his (or her) Capo deserves to keep their cash cow. The tension is starting to mount, and one small incident could spell doom for the family.
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[b]Alias (If Applicable):[/b]
[b]Appearance (Picture or Description:[/b])
[b]Weaknesses (Pick at least 2):[/b]
[b]Role in the Family:[/b]
[b]Official Occupation (If Any):[/b]
[b]Personal Biography (5 or more paragraphs):[/b]
I have decided to add up a separate application for any specific "business" ventures that your character might be running, whether it be on or off-the-books. Feel free to set up as many as you please.
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[b]What is the venture (One paragraph or more detailing the venture):[/b]
[b]Is it legal:[/b]
[b]How many personnel are involved with it:[/b]