Led by Chulsoon Gray-Wolf, the half-Korean, half-AmerInd son of one of the Schism survivors, this Ring has managed to survive despite the Yakuza’s efforts to permanently put them out of business. To bolster his Ring, Gray-Wolf has formed an alliance with the Dogmen, a Salish-Shidhe outfit, engaging in limited smuggling operations across the NAN border, particularly in Snohomish and north Redmond. The trade between the Komun’go and Dogmen is pretty ugly — most of the contraband is made up of slaves that are sold to select buyers, such as prostitution rings or corporations in need of medical research or live-fire test subjects.
Shigeda-gumi enforcers decimated the Komun’go ranks in 2069, also taking out Gray-Wolf’s lieutenant, a scary black magician called Black-Cloud-in-Morning. They’re only getting by because of their arrangement with the Dogmen. Lucky for Gray-Wolf, most of the Dogmen are Haida tribals operating out of the former nation of Tsimshian. They hate the Yakuza as much as the Koreans ever did after the Japanese effectively ruined their country.
The Komun’go Ring recently started a new tactic. Gray-Wolf created a group of “Stand Over Men”—a cadre of experienced and violent enforcers who kidnap prosperous criminals and torture them until they reveal whatever hidden caches of money, weapons, drugs, or other valuables. The main trade of the Komun’go Ring is organlegging — harvesting organs, blood, and fetal tissue from unsuspecting residents of the Barrens. They have also been known to kidnap individuals in other districts that match certain requirements, such as a rare blood type or recessive genetic trait. With little apparent effort, they have become the Metroplex’s major dealer in used cyberware and bioware; their channels of distribution also extend to medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.