Chapter 1: 'Settling in'
April 22nd, 2015. Members of the Devil's Dozen Motorcycle Club Arizona charter had made their way into the Western country side known as 'Flint County' in search of a new charter waiting to be opened. They had their eyes set on the famous 69 Bar and had set their claims upon it, breeding the very first clubhouse to touch down in San Andreas for the Devil's Dozen. At the head of the table was Wesley West' Houlch, just fresh off of a seven year stretch serving in the United States Army's First Infantry Division. His right hand was David Fischer at the time, a laid back but very smart person, someone who liked to push the club forward. David was also serving in the United States Army and had been released just around the same time Wesley had. The two were very close and the Army had brought them even closer. It was a bond that could not be broken. Sitting in the Sergeant at Arms position at the time was Richard Ferguson, a hot headed individual with a heavy drinking problem to begin with. Just like most of the guys around, these guys loved to party. Next was Arthur Nicholson, the club's Treasurer. He made the move possible with the club's money and set them in the perfect spot to start their extension of the club, the 69 Bar. The club's Secretary was Richard Budzinski, he wasn't very close with many of the members at the time but he did his job and that's what mattered. Lastly was Gerald Nelson, seating himself at the end of the table as Road Captain, an old timer and one tough member with a quick to the trigger type mentality. But just like all things, things change. And by change, it meant a lot. In the near future things were going to change, and rapidly.
Chapter 2: 'This means war'
Now that the club was settled in, money was flowing in. Not only did they have to supply the bar with alcohol, but they also needed to make a profit and pay themselves for the work they have been putting in. The bar just wasn’t cutting it, they needed another source of income. Most members had related to drug trafficking, small time extortion, as well as auto theft. Once you get into the life of crime, there's going to be others who are involved and they want you out or want to take control of you, that's exactly what happened. The President of the local 'Flying Rams' motorcycle club in Angel Pine, Rolf ''Roller'' Axelson demanded that the Devil's Dozen weren't worthy of the Flint County bottom rocker and demanded that the members were to take them off from their vests. This was a huge act of disrespect to the Devil's Dozen and this was their first test.
To fight for what they loved the most, the club. Most of the club's members were not experienced with murder, some not even had shot a firearm in their life. Only one old timer had at the time, the one being Gerald Nelson. Gerald, along with Richard Ferguson and Javier Montejano, both full members were ready to take care of business if needed and had armed up and slipped into Gerald's blacked out sedan. The sedan slowly approached the group of the Flying Rams and Gerald had rolled down his window, speaking out to them. He offered a patch over to the group to mock and taunt them about their ego, he already knew the answer and had been waiting for the right moment to take action upon their club. He slowly drove off and went up the hill behind their clubhouse armed and ready. It was time for the men to take care of business for the club. Gerald Nelson lead the charge and open fired with a Glock 17 to the back of Rolf's head out of surprise, following with Richard Ferguson armed with one of Gerald's AR-15's and Javier with a Remington 870 to clear the crowd right down to the ground. The massacre had sent the message to the surrounding clubs that the Dozen wasn't here to just play around, they were here to take over. The act of murder left the members with nowhere to turn, there was no leaving this life from that moment on. No looking back. Richard Ferguson coincidentally purchased the Flying Rams' clubhouse after their deaths, fixing up the vacant lot and making it their own.
Chapter 3: 'Goodbye, old friend'
Wesley "West" Houlch,
During Wesley's rule as club President, he felt as if the club was steering more so away from his way of working and more so towards the younger Vice President, David Fischer. A very smart and forward guy for the club, David grew with respect in the club by making numerous wise decisions and giving the club what they wanted as well. A person for the people that would be the best way to describe David Fischer. With that being said, Wesley didn't feel like he was right for the group of brothers that he was with and most of the time he was upset, leading to a severe drinking problem of his. He tried to seek help yet had failed in rehab and was spiraling out of control in his life, choosing to leave the club in San Andreas behind him. This meant new leadership and a mix of new people in different ranks to get a feel for the club, Richard Ferguson had moved up the ladder with David Fischer and became his right hand, Vice President for the Dozen. Although Wesley was to be missed and he left the club on fairly bad terms, he was getting too old for the job and the club had understood it. Wesley still visits the club to this very day with annual rides into Red County.
Chapter 4: 'The Rat's nest'
Shortly after the shooting the club had gained some notoriety for their actions, getting in with one of the major clubs at the time, the White Knights motorcycle club. They were based in Blueberry and the Dozen had quickly took notice of their power and respect with the other clubs. This was something the Devils wanted, they stuck close with the Knights and were rather close with most of their members, attending most runs and going back and forth to each others events and charities. The club had gained more and more members in time, some eventually getting full membership with some worthy mentions like Gavin Banner, Tyler Lorcan and Finley Moore, three key players at the time in the Angel Pine scene, but not for the good. With more people and more money became more drama and conflict, the club had seen something that had never happened before. A split table, most members stuck with one another and it was slowly forming into two sides of conflict. This was something that could off clubs very easily but it wasn't going to happen under David Fischer and Richard Ferguson's ruling.
Finley Moore had turned more and more aggressive against the club's decisions and wasn't following the club's orders, it was time to get rid of a loose and unpredictable end of the club, Finley Moore. In order to do so, someone needed to fill in his shoes. That being the young Gavin Banner, a prospect that was sponsored by Finley Moore and cherished by him the most. Finley had went into hiding from the club after a heated argument with Richard Ferguson, throwing his patch in on the front porch of the clubhouse and had left on bad terms, it was time for the club to get it's revenge and put more opportunity into Gavin for the club. Gavin was given a small concealed firearm and was ordered to carry out a hit for the club at the time from the orders of David Fischer, Gavin was the only person that could persuade him and find out where he was hiding. He had went over to Finley's home where he was hiding and had a deep conversation with him before putting an end to the possible outbreak with the club, fatally wounding Finley with two shots to the back of his head. Gavin appeared to be heartbroken that he had to kill his own sponsor for the club's safety, but he knew it had to be done. With that being done, the deed had got Gavin Banner into full membership, proving that not only can he do work for the club but he can also commit murder, the highest thing you can do for your brothers. Ever since the death of Finley, Tyler Lorcan and Gavin Banner became rather close with one of David Fischer's girlfriends at the time, Randi Hart. Randi was a kind young woman with a fairly short temper with some of the members, turning into a long lived feud between with David Fischer's girlfriend along with the two members, Tyler Lorcan and Gavin Banner.
Due to the amount of deaths in such a short time, it was clear that the club was being investigated by the SASD and it was a matter of time before someone had opened their mouth about the Dozen. The weak link had started to look like Randi Hart, David Fischer's girlfriend at the time. Richard Ferguson had took notice of it and began watching her like a hawk for not only David's safety but also the club's, one thing had led to another. It had turned out that Randi Hart was communicating with a well-known detectives, Damian Trautmann and Dakota Eastwood and was giving them information on the club's activities and hierarchy. With David Fischer's green light, trusting in Buzz's word seemed like a wise choice in the situation and it had led to the death of Randi from an outside source, not linked with the club in any way. Upset with the way things were going in their life and drowned in partying and drugs, Gavin Banner and Tyler Lorcan had took it upon themselves and began communicating with the SASD about the club's income and illegal rackets. It wasn't too long before Richard Ferguson and Gerald Nelson had once again sniffed out the rats and found a decent amount of dirt on them, leading to the deaths of one of the patched members, Tyler Lorcan. Tyler Lorcan had committed suicide by jumping off a bridge shortly after ratting upon the club and Gavin Banner is still in hiding in the witness protection program to this very day due to providing SASD with criminal information on the Devil's Dozen.
Chapter 5: 'The move'
After Wesley's leave Arthur felt like the club was going in the wrong direction for him and chose to leave the club behind him and moved forward with his life. With more clubs dying out, it was allowing the Devil's Dozen to make more and more decisions and started to become a machine with all of the old drama out of the way. Wicked Few was based in Montgomery at the time and they had eventually died out like most clubs in the country side, the Dozen felt like they weren't getting enough 'pull' in the biker scene and wanted more. David Fischer had requested to Jord Drum (the President of the White Knights motorcycle club) for a move into Montgomery now that there is gap that is needing to be filled and they got it, it was time for a change. Leaving all the bullshit behind them in Angel Pine, most of the members were left behind in the move and the club had a huge restructuring stage in Montgomery, solidifying to what it is on this very day. Gerald Neslon had been serving numerous sentences and had got out of prison just after the move into Montgomery, receiving a 'Veteran' patch for his line of duty with the club, allowing him to be more laid back. A few more prospects had been moved up into full membership as the old members had died out or disbanded from the club on bad terms, some of the notable new faces being Nicholas Evans and Mick Murphey, climbing their way up into cabinet positions and settled there till this current day.
The leadership felt it was time for the club to lay low and poke their fingers into more legal businesses rather than purely illegal activities, and that's exactly what Richard Ferguson had done along with a few other members. Some of the notable businesses and fronts for the club being 'Red County Recycling' dealing with also garbage removal around the county. Another one being the Devil's Den, home of the Devils Dozen. This is their local bar that they own and choose to keep things rather legitimate around the area just like their local gentleman's club, Misty's Cafe. All in all, the club had started to mesh together and form when they started to lay low, allowing them to recollect themselves from the past events and move on from the dark past in Angel Pine. With that being said, the club had their bottom rockers switched from 'Flint County' to 'Montgomery' and they had begun their journey in Red County, home of the White Knights in Blueberry and the Soldiers at War in Dillimore. This is where the club felt they belonged all along, attending a few meetings with the surrounding clubs around them to dictate some of the illegal activities that were done around the county and not to step on anyone's toes. But that was something the Devils couldn't stop, they were getting rather big.
Chapter 6: 'Patching over'
With the lack of brothers in the ranks, the Devil's Dozen had been watching over a small supporter club named ''Devil's Orphans'' that was led by James Abernathy and a few others that are still in the Devil's Dozen ranks to this very day. The club was a rough bunch and stood their ground with most conflict that they had to face and the Dozen had picked up on that and kept their attention on them, noticing they were an easy going group as well and were respectable to most of the Devil's Dozen members. It was a perfect opportunity to gain more brothers and strengthen the ranks within the club and they carried on to make it official, letting James Abernathy, and all his underlings jump ship to the growing 'forty-four', eventually thinning the line to only a select few who could make the patch over successfully. Their numbers and solid brothers were growing over the times, this can only lead to one thing.
Chapter 7: 'Burning Bridges'
In Montgomery, the club began operating like normal once again and had been gaining more and more members as time went on for several months. White Knights had been watching over the club for a long time and had begun to notice its rapid growth and power that it began to obtain. In some way, shape or form the White Knights felt that the Devil's Dozen were a growing power and a threat to them, they had cut off a major pipeline of firearms trafficking to the club and that was when things had started to turn sour, neither of the clubs were able to trust each other from that point on and a few more incidents had sparked the situation into something even bigger.. Jesse Warwick, a long time prospect for around five months had robbed a woman who was an old lady of a White Knight prospect. The White Knights had seen it as a disrespect and confronted Richard Ferguson about the situation, leading to the irreversible death of Jesse Warwick to satisfy White Knights and also get rid of an uncontrollable link to the club. But this did not satisfy the Knights enough, they took it to themselves to start and attack on the club in Montgomery by tossing a Molotov at a large group gathering in Montgomery, sparking off a clean cut war between the Devil's Dozen and the White Knights motorcycle clubs. The war was very one sided with the Devils coming out on top rather quickly with the seasoned fighters on their side and a little bit of federal help. The White Knights had been officially closed down by the SASD IU and left a gaping hole in Blueberry for a decent amount of time, wiping White Knights off the map and out of power from that point on, leaving only one other club to fill the shoes as the father of Red County, the Devil's Dozen Motorcycle Club.
Chapter 8: 'Red County'
Over the time span of when the Devil's first begun with their shady past until now, the Devil's Dozen appears to be one of the most dominant motorcycle clubs in the county after the 'Blueberry Massacre' had occurred and the White Knights went out of the scene. It was time to get the position that they worked hard and deserved, to father Red County as one of their own now. The club has been recently seen flying 'Red County' bottom rockers and seem to be still stationed in Montgomery for the time being, cleaning out any opponents in its way, it operates like a machine and continues to today. Leaving a trail of rich history behind them, the Devil's Dozen didn't earn their respect. They took it.
Out of Character
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