After their previous leader, self-proclaimed King Vlad, died in June of 2068 in a violent dispute with the True Chicagoans over highway tolls for stretches of the interstates running through Horde-controlled territory, the ork gang boss Alexeij took over command of the Horde and its primarily metahuman population. Alexeij emerged undefeated in the fights for succession and immediately relocated his headquarters to the Govinda Enterprises Golf Course, between Jefferson Park and Lincolnwood.
The Horde consists of numerous small- and mid-sized gangs sworn to Alexeij. Each outfitt controls its own turf and sources of income. Every month or two, there’s a big to-do where the gangbosses bring gifts to the Egrand, who divvies them up—insuring that every gang has what it needs to survive.
Heavily involved in the Or’zet movement and ork subculture, Alexeij remodeled his mob’s structure and war council hierarchy according to ork urban legends. While he handles trade negotiations with outside enclaves, his lieutenants carry out raids or run the regular bloodsport events and rutra matches (Or’zet: ork martial art).
The most prominent gangs under Alexeij’s direct control are the Nko-Ga (Or’zet: Metal fists), the Fleshmongers, and the Scorchers. Our internal investigations pinpoint the Fleshmongers as the responsible party for the organized grave robbery throughout the Montrose and Bohemian National Cemeteries this summer.
While outnumbered by other factions, the Egrand and his gangs have access to a large pool of vehicles put together and maintained with parts acquired during raids or from trading. The Horde collects a toll from anyone traveling on the highways or through Alexeij’s turf. Primarily trading mechanical parts or surplus vehicles with the Northside collectives, any contraband or black market merchandise is sold to Alexeij’s smuggler contacts near Calumet. Alexeij maintains tight relationships with outside smuggler outfits, exclusively delivering their contraband to Hordecontrolled markets, while his mechanics provide maintenance work for the smugglers’ T-Birds and VTOL’s.