Gripe’s Back Story
Gripe is believed to have been a rising college Basketball star in his late teens until his temper and his fists started getting him in to trouble both on and off the Basketball court. After spending a three year stretch in Bayview Correctional Facility for aggravated assault on a pizza delivery boy, he came out with his future in Basketball over and with a criminally wired mind.
Spoiler’s Back Story
Known only that he is European and for being an animal when it comes to a fight, Spoiler takes care of the distribution side of the Klausmann’s business. People tend to stay on the ‘right’ side of Spoiler.
Evra’s Back Story
Evra is believed to have worked in Amsterdam’s red light district since the age of sixteen. She started out working in bars and built up a vast list of useful contacts and allies, two of whom are the Klausmann brothers. With Evra’s access to pimps and prostitutes she has been able to sell ‘Rapture’ to many people and become a formidable enemy to anyone who stands in her way.
Cid and Hanz Klausmann Back Story
Little is known about the Klausmann brothers, other than they were both born in Stuttgart, Germany and they both served in the German army. The eldest of the two; Cid served in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and then served under NATO in the Afghanistan conflict. It was in Afghanistan where Cid is believed to have gathered contacts to enable him to source supplies of drugs and chemicals used in the production of the drug ‘Rapture’.
Elize Simmonds Back Story
Elize was born six years after her brother Hugo whilst the family were in the South of France on holiday. Being the younger of two children, Elize has always been protected by her older brother. Elize was studying at collage at the age of seventeen when the drugs and the gangs started to take over the streets. Elize was soon harassed by the gangs and drug pushers on the way to and from collage, this is when she decided to join her brother in the fight to stop the gangs and try to return her and her friends and family’s lives back to normal.
Dan Phillips Back Story
Dan Phillips is originally from Newcastle where he lived with his parents until thy both died from a drug overdose after becoming addicted to ‘Rapture’, this was four years ago when Dan was just thirteen. Dan realized that hid didn’t want to stay in Newcastle; since he had no family that he knew of, so he decided to hitch hike his way down to London to try to broaden his opportunities.
After living rough for about eight months Dan stumbled into Master Ryukyu’s Dojo looking dirty and half starved, this is when he met Hugo, Elize and Master Ryukyu. Hugo and Elize took Dan in to their own home, and he became just like a brother to them.
Dan is now a more mature young man who is proficient in the martial art of Karate and in a student of Hugo and Master Ryukyu.
Hugo Simmonds Back story
Hugo Simmonds was born in the summer of 1985 to Stephen and Grace Simmonds in a quiet suburb in London. Hugo’s mother and father loved to have family holidays in France every time Hugo and his younger sister Elize where on school holiday; this may explain why the siblings have French first names. From an early age Hugo showed an interest in martial arts and would go down to the local video rental shop with his Father every weekend to rent kung fu and martial arts movies. When Hugo was eleven he joined the local Dojo to learn Karate, this is where he met Master Ryukyu who would turn out to be a role model and great mentor to Hugo, helping him develop his karate skills to the point where Hugo himself could teach new students at Master Ryukyu’s Dojo.
During his late teens and early twenties Hugo saw the decay of the area he grew up in and the death of many friends and people he knew, this was due to an influx of a new narcotic introduced to the U.K. by Cid and Hanz Klausmann: two of the biggest and most dangerous drug-lords in Western Europe. This drug; know as ‘Rapture’ is highly addictive and destructive, people who are addicted to it will do anything to acquire it!
Hugo is now determined to clean up the streets and bring the Klausmann brothers to justice.