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The Family [Nyheim]


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When an offer is refused, violence may then ensue...

 

 

The Vespucci Crime Family

What really is a family? Bloodlines? Loyalty? Honor to those around you and yourself? Maybe one of these follows that definition, maybe they all do. To the Vespucci’s? All of these. Even more. The Vespucci Family hails from an old bloodline of actual mafioso’s from way back when. From before the Frenzied Flu was an actual topic of discussion. From before the world was in ruins. A time, where Made Men and their Capo’s ruled the streets of the Old World. Before the New Breed were even a thought in the mind of anyone. However, for Fucco and Al? This was a lifestyle. The Vespucci Crime Family hailed from a time in New Jersey and New York City that the mafia families ruled with an iron fist.


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The Family’s Beginnings
 

The Vespucci Family was not the only family within New York to have the term "Mafia" given to them. The Vespucci's were in competition with many organizations throughout the cities of America including the Bonnano's, the Columbo's, the Genovese's, but most of all, the Luchese's. The Vespucci's were known for their extensive ties into weapon smuggling which was a very enterprising market for many a guerrilla or rebel force in many a warring country. From continent to continent, country to country, army to army, gang to gang, the Vespucci's had a hand here, a hand there, and a finger dipped somewhere else. The ongoing civil war in Chernarus was a major source of income for the Vespucci Family. Weapons manufactured in the U.S. and Soviet Bloc of the USSR were easy for The Family to come by at this time. Many competing organizations within Southern Zagoria were looking to Europe and sometimes even the U.S to import and export all sorts of illegal and prohibited goods including weapons, drugs, medical aid, and most of all, money. The Vespucci's were not so lucky and were never able to establish secure relations directly into Zagoria herself, and were forced to work with outside organizations, including the Luchese Crime Family. The gap of power between families was beginning to present a danger to the Vespucci presence in the rest of the world.  


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2016

As the Don Carmine Vespucci began aggressive expansion into Eastern Europe, reports began to come in of contacts in Zagoria becoming unresponsive, a UN mission being set out to the country, something about a plague or an epidemic. Things that these great crime families did not take seriously. I mean, who would? Eventually any significant power that these families held within America would be lost when the outbreak finally began widespread across the continent. But this presented an opportunity, not a warning. Don Carmine sent his son, Vincent “Vinny” Vespucci on a trip to start their expansion within a place in Poland called Livonia.

2020

Vinncent Vespucci, now known as Don “Vinny” Vespucci, was in control of a town called Adamow. He had even gone so far as to destroy the road signs in this area and replace them with ones with the term, “Little Italy” effectively cementing his rule as a criminal state. Vinny knew that by now, the flu had consumed all that was left of what he once knew. Knowing now, that for sure his father Carmine was now surely dead, he was the new “Don”. The boss, the big cheese, the leader of the Vespucci Crime family, he held to the Omuerta as basically a constitution of this new world he was in charge of. Vinny made some changes, as obviously there was no way to only take on Italian blood with the way the world was now. Knowing that the power vacuum was being sucked up by government remnants and warring factions, Vincent set up to go to what would effectively be a war with anyone tribes in his local area that would cause an issue to this new rise in power. With a peace offering in one hand, and a rifle in the other, Don Vincent Vespucci effectively and quite efficiently set about expanding the control of the Vespucci Family to include the entire area. Vincent knew that with the way the world was, he would need to hoard media and books about the mafioso lifestyle in order to teach and show the younger generations why the Omuerta (improvised at this point) was needed to continue the functionality of this crime state. Over the next years, the main governing family stayed the Vespucci’s, but just like in the days of old, the families that became integrated within their organization split to form their own “Mafioso” families, each putting their own spin on the Omuerta.

2040

The Don had his children. Fucco Vespucci and Al Vespucci, heir to the Vespucci empire. Well, not quite. While this would be a natural line of succession within a family, the Don knew that the days of old were completely over. The Don knew that his sons would not be ready for many many years to take over. While growing up, he watched their fascination in all of the mafioso media he had collected, hoarded really, even though they butchered some of the lines from these, he knew that cheap tricks like this would not even be close to enough to keep the Omuerta of old alive. The Don was afraid of change. Vincent was stuck in his old school mentality that his father had imprinted on him, "Do not change for no man". This mentality was seen as a death sentence in this new and ever changing world. The council within the Vespucci family knew that if they continued along this path, it would lead to destruction of all they had built. There needed to be new rules, new blood, a new vision for leadership within their ranks. However, this vision, this leadership, could never come from them. They needed leadership coming from the New Breed, but there was no way that the Don's sons were ready. Because Vincent was not good at adapting to this new world, the council decided to initially place his succession in Jimmy Vespucci, brother-in-law, married to Vincent's sister Anna Vespucci (of course Vinny made him take the name, as the designated protector of Anna, Vinny would have made Jimmy “Sleep with the fishes” or as his sons have a habit of saying “Eat with the fishes”). This was a temporary implantation, to enure that Vincent's sons would be ready by the time they came of age. Jimmy was designated as the Underboss, as being eight years Vinny’s junior, Vinny was confident that his sons would be ready when the time came.

2055

It was around this time the Family made a more aggressive push into the territories outside of their current borders of Little Italy, requiring several years of small and large conflicts with the surrounding groups, tribes of survivors, rival warlords and gun-runners, some of whom the Family had worked with in the past, but the majority of which proved to be mostly thorns costly to their business and the stability of their community. The family always had an emphasis on creating business ties for the sake of elevating themselves in the already miserable apocalyptic environment they lived in, but the most important value they held was a sense of community, being able to say good morning to your neighbor without worrying about a knife in the back for your guns or beans. The suits, a good stock of food, and crates of weaponry were always nice but good diplomacy had also brought them a fair share of backbiting and underhanded betrayal from regional tribes. The Don felt it was time for an overt show of force, and he relied on his sons to take their old-world oaths seriously and prove themselves in combat. This wasn’t the smoky backroom of a mafia owned strip club anymore, this was all out war in the rundown urban city and forest among infected and hardened raiders. Fucco and Al had proved themselves as capable gangsters, but the Vespucci empire was stretching itselves thin. Many in the surrounding area began to see this empire as less of a mob, and more of a cult, dedicated to the old world traditions based from media that had long lost any semblance of reason. One would see this new founded “Empire” as little more than zealots of an age long since gone.\

2069

The Don was old, and possibly dying. The life of luxury takes its toll on everyone, and by this time, after years of war, success, failure, it was amazing that Vinny was even still alive. Jimmy had been killed by a warring tribe five years back at this point, and Vinny knew that his sons were ready. But the ideals of the Vespucci Family were no longer run by a sense of reason. The Family had taken to the term “cult” that had been placed upon them by enemies long gone. The Vespucci Crime Family was now known as “The Family”. A family of deranged fools from the outside, by vicious thugs, whose goals did not seem reasonable by those trying to take this power away from them. This was not all in success, but the Vespucci Family, the “empire” they once paraded over, was in dire straits. The other tribal families that made up this empire had started to turn on one another. Vinny was not a man seen as absolute by those under his rule. His age and the terrors that he had subjected those under him had warped his sense of reality. Those closest to him were worried about the fanatical sense of reality he had forced upon not just his children, but those related to him. Vinny had turned into the living embodiment of old world films. A man who spoke in awful one liners, focused on the “Omuerta” of old. The tribes beneath them knew that they needed new leadership, and they needed it soon before Vinny drove what each of them had spent their blood, sweat, and tears building. They knew that with anyone left of Vinny’s bloodline, there would be no way they could stage a coup. That is, a coup that wouldn’t end in the needless and senseless violence that had consumed their lives for the last 15 years. So they devised a plan. An elaborate scheme to take this ruling family of, well anyone at this point could consider them as criminally insane fanatics, and send them away. Far away. As far away as they could think of. The ruling council convened in the shadows, each looking and presenting a way to get rid of Vinny’s offspring. For as they say, cancer must be removed from the body in order for it to grow. Should they devise a suicide mission? No, too blatant. Maybe a kidnapping? No, that wouldn't work either as Vinny still had a host of loyal guards that would die for their cause. And then it came to them. It came to them in the form of a trade caravan from many leagues north of what was once known as Poland. Outsiders, with funny accents, who spoke of a city they were planning on ending their journey. A city, ruled by a powerful governing faction, PLIC? PLIKT? PINK? It made no matter that they could not fully understand them, this was the chance they needed. One by one, each whispered sweet lies and half baked truths into the ears of the man they once called their leader. “We need to expand”, “This is the perfect test for your children”, “A dangerous journey to spread the ideals of the Goodfellas into a new area”. Vinny was enthralled at these ideas. Not able to see past the fog of gradoure and adornment these vipers displayed. Nyheim, they all whispered. The New World. Vinny was sold, and so, granting his son Fucco the title of Don, and Al the title of his underboss, Vincent sent his sons and their entourage forward into this new territory to forge and prove their strength, and come back as true leaders, or not at all. Little did his sons know, the not at all part was what was to come.

2071

It took Al, Fucco, Frank, and a few others, months to travel all the way north effectively. Staying with this trade caravan, the three of them alongside a few hired muscle Vinny was able to produce and as much of the old world media and influences as they could carry, they traveled with these northmen. Of course, with the occasional side excursion or skirmish. While on this journey, the members of the trade caravan shared with them stories and knowledge of this new land. Fucco was enthralled by the stories of great walls, trading and commercial hubs, but most of all, the armaments and protection that the ruling system gave to their people. Fucco had no qualms about sharing, and with some influence from his brother Al, shared with these northmen everything they had brought with them regarding the warped culture that they had brought with them as well. The traveling members of the Family began to plan, scheme one might say. A great vision of “A community”, one governed and protected by the Family. A community that they could impress upon their vision of the Old World. A vision, where Fucco, would lead this congregation of people into a world where “Made Men” ruled. A vision, that no man, animal, or creature would ever be able to hold a candle to this new center of culture. Of course, that was not the case. Upon arriving, the trade caravan they had traveled with were set upon by raiders from the outlying community. Fucco and his men were able to escape this slaughter by the skin of their teeth alongside two surviving members of the caravan. It took them days after this attack to finally reach the city, with the most important things to Fucco, their collection of old world mafioso media, up in flames. Fucco took this as a sign from the closest thing he considered a god, the one he called the Great Scorsese, that this land was in dire need of correction. That these people had been led so far astray, they did not understand the respect that these “Made Men” deserved. It was a vow of blood and fire that Fucco made that day, to change and shape the land they had arrived at into a place they could call their own territory.


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Roleplay Objectives/OOC Section:

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This group is created by members who have been on both sides of the community within DayZRP for the past seven years. This group is not to be a bandit nor a hero group. We are focusing away from the common criminal element and want to bring in a mix of old over done comical tropes that would be seeing people who only knew of a mafioso life from media and culture that the characters of this group had been provided. This group is to show how the old world elements of culture have warped and become almost cult-like to some people. The Roleplay we plan to focus on will be towards advancing the lifeline of the server. While we are not out right robbers, we want to enforce the aspect of respect-to-respect. We will have an internal punishment system for troublemakers within the group. This will focus on anyone who harms The Family, the word/honor of The Family, or goes against the Don's wishes. Community building within our area will be a major focus of our group, with both business and a general sense of belonging. This being said, we will ensure that we have a heavy focus on strong arming/hostile RP when the situation is appropriate

 

GOALS:

 

PHASE I

 

To maintain the “Legitimate” construction company within their community. This company will ensure that all buildings within their area are up to code and tax/fine those within the community that cause damages or mishaps within the community. This business will need workers, supplies, and tools to ensure this work continues within the community. Willingly or otherwise. - Ongoing (Indefinite)

To establish leased living areas protected and patrolled by The Family within their controlled territory. This will include creating a country club and Ice Golf Course for community members. This will be the epicenter that the group will focus on, emplacing their cultural views from old world mafioso media onto players. - Ongoing (Ongoing/ Long Term No Date Set Yet)

To Investigate and take advantage of the civil unrest within the city of Nyheim. This includes getting governing officials in their pocket, to find and take advantage of any corruption within the PLIKT or Governing body. This would include coercion, bribes, aggressive acts, and infiltration with the end goal of being able to influence and understand the goals of the PLIKT and the governing body and how to combat against any conflicting goals.  - Ongoing (Will reassess within 30 days)

 

Induct and Blood new members into The Family following the Omuerta. To have these new members set out on “old Italian Tradition called a Dream Quest” of the Don himself, and either complete it, or be killed. (This will be an internal PK event for the member chosen to carry out this task. These tasks will not be focused on a PVP setting and will be focused on diplomatic terms or specific events moving towards expanding the cultural reach that the group is intending to display within its built community) - (0 out of 3)


PHASE II:

To follow after Phase I goals have been accomplished. Goals and Objectives will be adjusted as time goes on to further reflect the progress and interactions that

 

 

ROSTER:

Don:

Al Vespucci l Dogmeat

Fucco Vespucci l CommunistCoconut

 

Underboss:

Frank VespucciRogue Actual

 

Consigliere:

Alfredo Micucci l alcoholic

 

Caporegime:

Kollion Flower l Kolliflower

James Kovatch l DerpPCE

 

Made Men/Affiliates:

 l Bear Alpha

 

 

 

 

Edited by Dogmeat
Updated Group Lore and Group Goals to further reflect comments from Lore Masters
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  • MVP

I think this needs some massive make over because this ain't it.

I read your backstory this is legit a group that came from Chernarus in 2070, Chernarus being a place mostly uninhabited and gassed by the NBC boys, all the way to Nyheim a settlement on the other side of the globe because this Vinny guy somehow has an interest on this far away settlement. Why wouldn't he be interested in the other many settlements close to Chernarus that are in the same functional condition as Nyheim?

On top of the fact that the move from one place on the globe to the other makes little to no logical sense, the group idea itself is questionable to say the least. There has been around 50 years since the infection started and reading over the group that has absolutely zero effect on the ideology and direction of the group. You could legit place this group on day one on the infection and it would fit way better that 50 years in the future. It's just lazy and feels like a reboot of an old Chernarus group that little to no effort has been put in it to make it stand out and bring some sort of new spice into the mix.

This is proven by the goals of the group. You only have 5 goals one of which is the old reliable recruit people. The others are just not enough to keep your group going and actually have a direction to follow in Nyheim. Not to mention the first goal just straight up does not make sense. You can not possibly think you will be moving back and forth from Nyheim to Chernarus and bring supplies in just to build a home. The amount of resources and risks that would have to be taken to move around the world and transport supplies would probably be more costing then finding such supplies in nearby settlements.

Overall this is just a big no. Lore is not good, the concept of the group is just a reboot and doesn't adapt to the 50 years time skip and the goals are barely there to give an image as to what this group is even supposed to do. Nyheim is not supposed to be just a new map. It's supposed to bring new and refreshing roleplay on the server and allow everyone a ton of creativity to come up with something unique, otherwise things return to how they were before in less than a week. Unless the group changes that, it will not get approved.

EDIT: Talked with the OP and we are working on the lore and goals to flesh them out. xoxo

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  • Diamond
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36 minutes ago, AndreyQ said:

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This group is from Livonia as stated many time in our back story. I am not sure at all where you got Chernarus from. I will take what you said and make sure we do the necessary adjustments, but I do feel it was made quite clear that this group is from Poland. Not Chernarus. I will make sure to contact you tomorrow for a better form of what you would like to see with this and to ensure that we are not going against any of the lore or ideas that you want to see on the server.

 

EDIT - Thank you so much for being able to hop in discord and give the feedback you saw, I will make sure this gets updated as soon as possible!

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  • Diamond

I was wondering when the Mob would reveal thier ugly mug. Good luck y'all! The competition is stiff. 😏

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  • Diamond
51 minutes ago, Crimson said:

I was wondering when the Mob would reveal thier ugly mug. Good luck y'all! The competition is stiff. 😏

We will make sure to hold our own with the big dogs 😉

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As to the initial comment for loremaster and everyone, glad to see you spoke to DogMeat. Definitely a misunderstanding of the lore, and we can make necessary edits so that it's easier to understand for everyone, no issue there. We definitely want to prioritize good RP and quality, he probably mentioned we've been playing since 2014 and have seen groups come and go since then, much of which (and this is totally fine) fall on the side of a little generic. We've always tried to change things up by providing something unique and different, not just generic ex-military survivor who lost his parents in the apocalypse #10,000. When we said we wanted to extend the lifeline of the server, in our experience it's because the player base dies out and things tend to devolve because people run out of things to do and stay in their bases once it all gets stale. We want to prevent that, and have always brought people together or against eachother as the situation demands. We do that with our own flavor of interaction. If anything, like I said earlier everything we do is backed up by a fair amount of "experience" and years in dayzrp and other various servers, jumping out of different groups and characters along the way. 

9 hours ago, AndreyQ said:

It's supposed to bring new and refreshing roleplay on the server and allow everyone a ton of creativity to come up with something unique, otherwise things return to how they were before in less than a week

Exactly what we're trying to do, and we can say without a doubt the people we've interacted over the years have agreed with that. 

Otherwise we appreciate your feedback and look forward to getting everything settled, would of course recommend to read the entire lore and the roleplay objectives/OOC section. In the meantime we'll fix up our goals and get back to our "legitimate" construction business. See you out there! 

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  • Diamond

@Dogmeat I've run into you a few times in game and have enjoyed the rp you have provided I cant wait to see where this goes. Best of luck to you guys ❤️ 

 

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  • Diamond
1 minute ago, TearsFallSilent said:

@Dogmeat I've run into you a few times in game and have enjoyed the rp you have provided I cant wait to see where this goes. Best of luck to you guys ❤️ 

 

Appreciate it!

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  • MVP

Al and the gang are some of my favourite people to bump into be it brief or long. Hope this takes off!

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  • Administrator

Hello @Dogmeat,

We've checked the activity of the members in your group and it has been rather low recently. Are you still motivated?

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  • MVP

Eyyy, Uncle Al....cousin Fucco.... is that you.......? Why yous guys neva come to my birthday parties you fuckin chooches 🤣

Sad Happy Birthday GIF by Aaron Taos

On a serious note, everything that I see so far looks good but if I were to tweak anything I would say maybe tweak the graphics a bit like adding for roster, goals, etc.

There are really good graphic artists in the community, hell I can make some for you guys if that was the route you wanted to go.

This is going to be very interesting to see in Nyheim and I can't wait to run into you guys IG, best of luck to all of you!

 

 

 

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  • Diamond
39 minutes ago, Duplessis said:

Hello @Dogmeat,

We've checked the activity of the members in your group and it has been rather low recently. Are you still motivated?

We are talking about this tonight, smaller group of guys so want to check in on this as we have been working on it. Will let you know by tonight.

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  • Diamond
3 hours ago, Duplessis said:

Hello @Dogmeat,

We've checked the activity of the members in your group and it has been rather low recently. Are you still motivated?

For now, we have decided that this group needs a lot more work on the lore and how we want to set it up. We do plan on coming back as an official group in the future, but for now, we would like to stay running as a dynamic until we can get something that is more in line with the advice we have been given. This will take us doing a complete overhaul of our back story and lore to the group and would like to archive until we can get a whole new setting for "The Family" to come back into. And for everyone we have met, we will continue to play as our characters, but have decided that we need a lot more work to put in until we can pursue becoming an official group. Thank you for all the input @AndreyQ @Duke and @Niveous, and hopefully when we come back with the changes, they properly reflect what is being looked for!

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  • Game Master

Group archived at OP request, PM a Mod+ to bring it back at any time.

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