"Similar to the Indian thuggees or the Japanese yakuza, triad members participate in initiation ceremonies. A typical ceremony takes place at an altar dedicated to Guan Yu, with incense and an animal sacrifice (usually a chicken, pig or goat). After drinking a mixture of wine and blood (from the animal or the candidate), the member passes beneath an arch of swords while reciting the triad's oaths. The paper on which the oaths are written will be burnt on the altar to confirm the member's obligation to perform his duties to the gods. Three fingers of the left hand are raised as a binding gesture. The triad initiate is required to adhere to 36 oaths."
Red Bay Triad
Red Bay is a Chinese-American Triad (secret society) that was formed in 1991 by Chinese immigrants in Red County, San Andreas. It was started by a group of young men who came together to protect themselves from other Asian and Latino gangs. In 2012 they settled down in eastern part of the Red County - Palomino Creek. After few years of rapid growth, the men moved their operations to Los Santos. While in the city, they replicated what they had done in the countryside, clashing and butting heads with several other gangland outfits in the city. The group went through several stages of growth and shrinkage, with many individuals coming and going.
FBI surveillance revealed that the group's alleged leader, known only to officials as "Kong", suddenly vanished. It is unknown what caused the individual's sudden disappearance, many suspect a dispute or an assassination. Efforts to try and ask individuals in the community for more information have been met with blank stares and slammed doors. It appears as if the new restructuring has resulted in a much more tight knit neighborhood, one that encourages secrecy and loyalty.
The Marina Chapter
Mildred Avenue, just minutes away from Vespucci Beach, saw a sharp increase of Chinese/Chinese-American residents and businesses from late 2019 to early 2020. Car thefts, robberies, and vandalism saw record lows in these neighborhoods and many individuals were flowing in and out of the area on a daily basis. It was assumed that members of "Red Bay" had taken control of the neighborhood and began funding the opening of businesses and a community market. A joint task force from the LSPD conducted investigations on the neighborhood stemming from 2 murders in Idlewood and several murders in Blueberry and Montgomery. The investigation managed to land one name involved, Dominick Shang. Efforts to contact Shang have failed, and he has not been seen any where in Los Santos since October of 2019.
Early 2020 saw multiple deaths across the span of 3 days, all involving men hailing from the Commerce community and the Mildred community. From the Mildred community Reginald Tang, a Chinese immigrant from London, was killed early in the morning in front of the community apartment complex from a homemade car bomb. Reginald Tang was said to be heavily connected with both the neighborhood and the Red Bay organization. He was found to be largely responsible for the neighborhood's annual Lunar New Year Celebration and helping the local businesses with financial book keeping and management services, but may have been the head of a multi-faced money laundering operation across several different fronts. No concrete evidence has been found to prove the latter.
It is now April 5th, 2020. Investigators came to find an empty neighborhood with almost all businesses shuttered and closed. The few residents that remain either refuse to talk to officials or are unable to indicate where everyone had gone. It was as if the neighborhood had been packed up and shipped elsewhere. It has been theorized that with the death of Reginald Tang and the bloodbath in Commerce, the members of this criminal organization have mobilized and moved elsewhere. Looking into recent tax records at city hall show the closure of both the China Wok takeout restaurant and the Luk Fook Pawnshop on the same day. Interestingly, a new Chinese Takeout, Wah Fang Kitchen. has been submitted to the Bureau of Licensing for approval. The location is on the other side of the city, 3 minutes away from East Beach.
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