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Brothers in arms, partners in crime, from the lowly hangers-on through the ranks of the soldiers up to the bosses, the street gangs of Birmingham 2099 are pervasive across all areas of the slums. It pays to be on good terms with them on their turf.

This page links to all the major street gangs of the city.

Rivets

Mongrels

Sharp Enders

The Sharp Enders, based in the titular Sharp End of Birmingham, are arguably a band of vigilantes rather than a gang. They have a strong brotherhood, with more than half of their number having served in the military or police and disillusioned with the government they were protecting. Now they try to protect the people more directly, helping the defenseless of the slums wherever they can rather than trusting the government to decide who gets protection.

Though based in one area of the city, the gang are highly mobile with a lot of bikes, trucks and SUVs. They typically avoid the areas fully controlled by the major gangs - unless they're doing it as part of a planned operation.

The Sharp Enders subsist on payment from slums residents who (voluntarily) pay for extra protection, and dealing in the goods that they confiscate from gangs and other criminals that they are at odds against.

The Sharp Enders do allow women amongst their number, but they are only permitted to take part in reserve and support roles. This tradition dates back many years and is rooted in the military background of the founding members.

Simon, a Sharp Ender lieutenant, on their rivals:

Rivets - "Bloody barmy idiots. More trouble than they're worth most of the time, if they're in a mood for a scrap you can just wait for them to get bored and start fighting among themselves."

Mongrels - "Yeah, keep telling yourself that you're protecting the people and helping the homeless. The moment anyone holds back on 'donations', they'll change their tune."

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