Damnation (from Latin damnatio) is the concept of everlasting divine punishment and/or disgrace, especially the punishment for sin as threatened by God (e.g. Mark 3:29). A damned being "in damnation" is said to be either in Hell, or living in a state wherein they are divorced from Heaven and/or in a state of disgrace from God's favour. Those Christians in purgatory, the "Church Suffering", are not considered damned, because their stay there is not eternal.
People who are damned to Hell will stay there eternally.
“The Soviet connection and
The City of Saints”
A humble start in a run-down former apartment block in Broker to the hanging steel and glass canyons of Algonquin, what started out as a vigilante group sworn to protect became the scourge of an entire city and her people.
Breaking away from the dated and predictable biker traditions, The Damned acquired various business properties that functioned as “fronts” for illegal activity such as drug trafficking and street races. With this method of laundering cash and a crew of highly skilled mercenaries to protect the businesses, The Damned continue to penetrate the economy and infrastructure of America’s greatest cities. This success came a very hefty price. How much is peace and prosperity really worth? Is it worth your family? Your friends?
Senior members of The Damned MC head out west to the state of San Andreas. Their intention was to secure a deal to patch over a Los Santos MC. This deal would allow the Liberty City based biker gang a foothold in the rising criminal paradise that “The City of Saints” had become. What happened that fateful night has never been revealed. The Damned MC`s representatives and the members of the Los Santos based MC were never seen again. No bodies recovered, no bikes, no cash, no weapons... nothing. For obvious reasons the location of the deal was not revealed before The Damned had left Liberty City, therefore no investigation legal or otherwise was initiated. Not that a legal enquiry ever would commence for the hardened biker types anyway. With their leaders gone, The Damned MC constructed a new hierarchy to rebuild the MC.
The winter of 2011 had been kind to Liberty City, but you would be forgiven for not noticing that on the faces of the men caged inside the FIB compound. The Damned MC, the infamous biker gang out of Broker, had been set up. They had to be. Every angle was covered. Every dirty cop paid off. Every snitch and two-bit hooker in Liberty would not dare utter a word in condemnation of this group of cold blooded killers. Yet here they find themselves falling foul of the largest sting operation in decades. Kenny Petrovic (“The Russian”), the head of the crime syndicate that members of the gang had been involved with, had set them up. Forced to do a deal in order to secure extradition back to Russia, Petrovic gave the FIB the location of his next shipment of illegal arms coming in from the east. So it came to pass that foggy morning at a sleepy dock area in Bohan, The Damned MC were apprehended. Why the FIB were willing to let go a potential war criminal in favour of a biker gang was even more mysterious than the dimly lit building that the bikers found themselves entrapped in.
A senior FIB agent soon revealed the true nature of why the bikers had been brought in. To fully understand what was going on, one must go back to the summer of 2010. You see, this was no longer an unorganized rabble of former war veterans that decided to say “f*ck you” to the system. After the disappearance of the original Damned MC members the remaining members, hammered and exploited by the other gangs of Liberty City, fell desperate. In their desperation they recruited a number of British, European, South American and African career criminals that had come to Liberty City to make a quick buck, like so many others had before them. Bank robbers, ex-military mercenaries, assassins and street racers. It would have been very difficult to imagine so many dangerous types of criminals all in the one place. The MC acted as a safe haven and a spring board into the Liberty City underworld for this new group. Alone on the street they could not have built up the resources and connections in such a timely manner as they did. This action would forever change the destiny of the outlaw biker gang. The Damned MC started to work with "The Russian," taking "scores" and carrying out assassinations. The purpose of these jobs did not matter to the new members of The Damned MC as they were only interested in making money, by any means necessary. This caused a divide amongst the old and the new members that had been brought in. Not happy with the methods and type of jobs the MC were now taking, many of the old guard of The Damned MC turned their back on the gang. With nobody to question their motives and actions, the new look Damned MC set about becoming the most feared and profitable criminal group in Liberty City.
What The Damned MC did not know was that many of the jobs organized by Petrovic were actually funded by Russian terrorists. It was this activity that led the FIB to the capture of Kenny Petrovic and his subsequent surrender of his allies. With this information the FIB decision was not difficult. In The Damned MC the FIB had found themselves a group of highly skilled, expendable soldiers that had a control over parts of the criminal element in Liberty City that the FIB could only dream of. In effect they had taken down the shepherds. The rest were just mere sheep. As it turned out, the worst criminals in the city were the best guys for the job.
The Damned MC was forced into co-operating with the FIB. Carrying out “black operations” and providing information on rival gangs in Liberty City. The MC were afforded an untouchable status. In order for the operation to work the FIB knew that they had to keep the illusion that the Damned were still a key entity on the streets. This brought some perks to being federal slaves. The Damned MC acquired various businesses without fear of FIB intervention. The ownership of these companies is disputed but no formal connection has ever been made. The reality is that these “fronts” launder money generated from The Damned MC`s activities but, along with ownership, no federal inquiry has ever been made into the legality of these businesses. On the surface a sweet deal, you might think. The reality however is far from sweet. As reluctant FIB agents, The Damned MC faced new dangers on both sides of the law. If the other gangs of Liberty City found out about The Damned MC status as FIB informants, any and all business relationships would be called off. The Damned MC would be outcast. If this happens then the FIB would have lost their link to the underworld and would have to pull the plug on “Operation Peace and Prosperity." In the FIB`s terms, pulling the plug means a bullet in the head of all involved. Who`s to say that the FIB did not have this in mind all along? If this ever became public knowledge there would be chaos on the streets of Liberty City. The members of the Damned MC found their life was not their own any more. Unable to trust the FIB, unable to call for help, unable to trust each other and living on borrowed time they had become truly damned.
Fate it seems had another twist in store for the condemned members of the biker gang. The early months of 2013 brought around a so-called “unexpected” chain of events. The balance of secrecy and effectiveness of “Operation Peace and Prosperity” had become compromised. The other gangs of Liberty City had become suspicious. They were losing numbers and product at an alarming rate. The Damned MC, however, seemed to continue to profit without harassment from the police. If the FIB had foreseen this then they had made no effort to cover the situation. Mistakes were made. There`s an old saying, “loose lips sink ships” and in Liberty City there was plenty of loose lips. Rumours started to spread that the authorities were watching The Damned MC. Not knowing the full details of what was actually going on the mercenaries, the Mafia families, the casino runners, other MC`s and the Jamaicans took an air of caution and started to distance themselves from The Damned MC. Rendering the FIB`s secret weapon useless. This was a bad situation for the former Kings of Liberty. If the FIB had no further use for The Damned then it was thought that they would sever all connections. This would mean the assassination of all members of “Operation Peace and Prosperity”
The FIB had other ideas. Sent to the west coast of America far away from Liberty City, the members of “OP&P” had been put on the witness protection program. It was as though the saints themselves had smiled upon these unworthy bringers of death. Given new identities and scattered across the sprawling desert metropolis that is Los Santos they await in a state of exile. Some do menial jobs such as mechanics and bouncers at strip joints. The ones lucky enough to have enough cash have retired. Some skilled members use their experience to work for the legitimate companies owned by The Damned. These include crop dusting, air and sea freight and the participation in legal races for the Damned race team. Times are hard in this world and already some of the members have dabbled in petty crime to make ends meet. Some just bored of retirement and the lack of action, wishing things to go wrong again. There`s another old saying.
“You can take the lion out of the jungle but you cant take the jungle out of the lion”.
In a remote area of Blaine County, resting peacefully on his makeshift porch, the former chaplain of the Damned MC enjoys a gentle breeze on his face. He looks out over the desert at the pastel orange and pink sunset. A beautiful setting, much more than this enemy of humanity deserved. Lost in thought and with only a fine cigar and a bottle of Bourbon as company, the atrocities of Liberty City seem a lifetime away. A copy of today`s newspaper lies on the bench the top page flapping in the breeze. The date reads October 1st 2013. The call of an eagle so clear and recognizable is suddenly drowned out by the unsettling hum of an engine in the distance. A black Buffalo speeds towards the former preacher’s trailer, two clouds of dirt rise in its wake. The preacher swigs at his bottle in preparation of what is to come and with an icy stare and a determined heart he mutters two words under his whisky tainted breath.
Two words he thought would never be heard again.
"The worst place in America"
The Damned Motorcycle club was established in the summer of 1973 by ex-war veteran Sergeant Jason Clarence Smith. The Damned MC, however, was not the original name of the club. The original name was The Guardians Motorcycle club. In 1972, dispatched from service, Smith returned to a very different Liberty City than the one he left eight years before. On his return to his native borough of Broker, still deeply scarred by his eight year stint which was full of heartbreak and shattered mayhem, Smith found the city he once loved had become ruled by dirty cops and mafia families. Feeling that he needed to fill the void in his life and do something about it, Smith gathered fellow war veterans and together they formed a vigilante group called the Guardians MC.
By 1976 The Guardians MC were a fast and furious crew of bounty hunters sworn to protect the people. Riding their custom white choppers and living by a code of peace and prosperity which became the groups motto, they took back large parts of the city from the corrupt. Many of the dirty cops that plagued Liberty City began to hate the Guardians. The hate was derived from the fact that The Guardians had muscled in on the cop’s protection rackets. Smith in return also hated the cops, he saw them as disgrace to the uniform. An honour that Smith held dear from his war days and the very drive behind the Guardians MC. Though every member seemed content with the success of The Guardians MC, the clubs vice president David Fitzko realized that he could take advantage of the gang and use its power and influence to control the people rather than protect them. Little did Smith know, Fitzko had ordered a hit on him. Setting up an ambush with the corrupt members of the LCPD, Fitzko and the cops took down Smith as he rode on his white Hexer in Cerveza Heights. With Smith out of the picture Fitzko gained automatic control of the Guardians MC. He took the club in new direction, going from the city`s white knights to the city`s worst nightmare. On the eve of Smiths death the Guardians held a meeting. At that meeting the members were given a choice. Join Fitzko`s new vision or be found at the bottom of the Humboldt river. When the patch over took place Fitzko made a mockery of the former biker gangs motto. “Peace and Prosperity! You want Peace and Prosperity….Well I say peace and prosperity be damned” Henceforth The Guardians Motorcycle Club became The Damned Motorcycle Club - The Damned MC
Fitzko convinced gang members into believing that if they took down opposing motorcycle gangs The Filthy Fifty MC and The Yardbirds MC, they would be able to rule all of Liberty City. Hungry for power and money, The Damned MC declared war upon these gangs. Fitzko's plans were successful as The Damned MC were able to haul in a great margin of profits by killing key members and taking over their drug import business. In1986 these shipments brought about ties with Vercetti crime family in Vice City. War between the three Liberty city gangs raged until the spring of 1987 when the Filthy Fifty and the Yardbirds surrendered after the Damned had killed both clubs presidents. The Damned gained all turfs and profits of both clubs, reinforced by Fitzko`s idea that ruling with an Iron hand was the keys to Liberty City. The club invested in an automobile company that is still part of the gang’s empire today and acts as a legitimate front.
“The Damned Motor company"
By the new millennium Fitzko and all the original members were dead. Whether it be from natural causes or a bullet to the head will never be known. The Damned MC faded into just a bad memory for Liberty City. Just when the city thought they would never be afraid again one man known on the streets as Strength, revitalized the gang and restored its previous infamy in 2010
The Damned Racing Team is one of the legitimate business ventures that The Damned MC invested in during their time in Liberty City. Run out of the Damned Motors company showroom the team compete in legal races and illegal street races. The showroom launders money and provides The Damned with modifications and customization of cars,trucks and bikes. Stolen vehicles and “loaded” vehicles are also dropped off and turned around for export by members of the race team. As of today no federal enquiry has been made into the activities of the The Damned Racing Team or The Damned Motor company.
Avatars and Signatures worn by the Damned