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The Dvali (Georgian დვალი), Dvali family or Dvalis is an organized crime syndicate that operates in Eastern Europe. It is the largest of its kind in the region. The Dvali originated in Georgia where it was founded in the 1980s by Iakob Dvali and his sons.
As of 2029, the head of the Dvalis in Czech Republic and surrounding areas is Radich Nikoladze, who is based in Prague. His power is consistently under challenge from other close resident cousins of the Dvali family such as the Botkovelis, who are headed by Nikoladze's second in command Otar Botkoveli. Another family, the Kadleks, headed by Máša Kadlek, remains influential but unlikely to assume control due to their native Czech roots.
The Dvali family's activities include arms trafficking, drug distribution (including black market Neuropozyne), theft, extortion, smuggling, gambling, prostitution. Slow to embrace new technologies, they have only recently begun exploring the possibilities of cybercrimes such as hacking, electronic theft, and illegal tracking, although they are perfectly at home with finding clients online, and covering their tracks while doing so.
Their primary criminal activity, however, is human trafficking - either willingly as fugitives from the law or unwillingly as slaves. With a smoothly-functioning pipeline already in place across Europe and parts of the Middle East, the Dvalis are well-situated to capitalize on Human Augmentation Technology, treating kidnapped Augs as just another - and very lucrative - specialty item on the prostitution menu. And when transporting live cargo proves impractical, they are quite content to traffic the augmentation parts alone, acquiring them through whatever means necessary.
Troops EditDvali thugs are seen with a variety equipment. One variant sports jackets and are unarmored. Other variants that pose greater threat are equipped with kevlar vests or have skull tattoos. All Dvali thugs are trooper-tier, which is the lowest tier of hostile NPCs for purposes of Praxis gain. Due to their lack of heavy armor, all Dvali are vulnerable to most normal ammunition.
- Phrases that are spoken by certain types of Dvali thugs during combat include "it's just a scratch", "that didn't hurt...very much" and "my mamochka hits harder than you."
Associated locations Edit
- Dvali Theatre – A derelict theatre in Prague that serves as the Dvali headquarters.
- Red Queen – A strip club owned by Máša Kadlek.