Following the untimely death of Don Maurice “The Butcher” Bigio, the Bigio Family fell under the control of Joseph Gianelli, grandson of the retired don, Tony “The Chef ” Gianelli, who acts as his consiglieri. Don Gianelli renamed and reorganized the scattered family, focusing on street-level operations. You may encounter Gianelli enforcers throughout Seattle’s southern districts, particularly Tacoma, Puyallup, and Auburn, where they engage in fencing, loan-sharking, hijacking, and smuggling. The Gianelli’s have lost much ground and blood to the Yakuza in Tacoma in recent years—even more than the O’Malleys—and so they are quick to respond with violence against any recognized Yakuza. They are strong in the Crime Mall in Puyallup and nightclubs in the southern end of Downtown.
The Gianelli connections with Fort Lewis mean that they occasionally have access to miltech, including advanced weaponry, high-grade armor, armor-piercing ammunition, combat drugs, and military-grade cyberware. Gianelli enforcers typically use superior firepower to make up for their lower numbers, and they prefer hit-and-run assaults to prolonged confrontations.
The Gianelli family recruits their newest soldati from the most promising gangs in the Redmond and Puyallup Barrens, but Don Gianelli has also begun scouring the University District for likely young candidates, focusing on business, computing, and thaumaturgy majors to counter his family’s traditional weaknesses. Metatype is not an issue among recruiters, and the Gianelli family is the most integrated of the Three Families.