Glad to see everyone enjoying the content on offer!
Just a quick update for now.
- Trucks, Vans and SUVs added to vehicles. New additions include the Pegassi Mercenary and Declasse Venturer. Returning to the fold are the Declasse Boxville, Declasse Walton, Schyster Moonbeam and the Vapid Contender.
- The main bulk of the update - the addition of new storyline characters. Get to know the likes of Lorna Steele, Jonah Hart, Buck Sweet and Virgil Baca. Not to mention Trish von Torture.
- Added a handful of random encounters / strangers & freaks. Including (but will not be limited to and very much WIP) Blind Willie, Brother Love and Jerry Jagger.
What to expect soon? I'll be writing up the missions for one thing. Watch this space.
New storyline characters will be posted below and as ever I'd love the feedback. Enjoy!
Blind Willie - Random Encounter
Misplaced Louisiana blues musician with entirely deteriorated sight. The homeless Blind Willie finds himself helplessly hustled by none other than Hare Krishna and calls on the protagonist to avenge his honour.
Willie later offers services as a source of information to the player, being how they handle his random encounter.
Brother Love - Random Encounter
Runs the Collective Liberian International Trust (C.L.I.T), a supposed not-for-profit organization to aid the war torn West Africa based out of a large mansion on Starfish Island. In reality, the entire group is a front for drug smuggling with the proceeds intended to prop up the ailing Jamaican economy, from where Brother Love hails.
Having purchased a submarine with donations to the amnesty, Brother Love requires the protagonist to use the vehicle to smuggle contraband and later, sell the product in name of the cause. Methods of drug smuggling don't stop here; how about flying package in by RC Plane?
Infamous Liberty City pimp who heads up the enmasse arrival of every Mack Daddy from Bodymore to New Vieux at the annual Hustler's Convention put on by Silk Robinson at the Esterhaus Hotel in Burnett. In attendance at the Convention with the primary intention of showing Silk up and taking him for everything he has, along with Buck Sweet along with Corinthian Slim later come to play a key role in choosing to aid the protagonist in moving against Silk and his empire of vice.
Idealistic convict who befriends the protagonist and later devotes himself to Gara after he enables Mora to escape prison. Becoming fanatical to the point of obsession, despite his capability during an ambitious heist spree Eddie Mora eventually slips up, provoking a chain of events that turn the game upside down.
Jerry Jagger - Random Encounter
Superficially charming Televangelist competing for Scientific credibility with a sprouting of other religious groups that promise to deliver wealth and happiness if you subscribe monthly. Unlocked after the player makes a donation to the Jagger Foundation after hearing the radio ad/reading the billboards, Jagger is encountered as a psychopath who requires the protagonist's assistance in delivering "acts of God."
Also noteworthy are Jagger's attempts to convert a Burnett hotel into the Jagger Building - high in the sky casting his eye over Vice City's rich and elite - and smears against the Epsilon Program who are currently buying up small towns to the north of the map.
Aged felon legend who bears a direct similarity to the protagonist in his graduation to prolific criminality from a raw past of a flawed state care system. Spending almost three-quarters of his life in prisons or on the run, Jonah begins the game presently incarcerated and is paroled onto the street when he immediately takes off for Florida. From no more than passing through as a tourist, Jonah cooks up a daring bank heist that could see the protagonist go down in history - at what cost?
Chemically dependent flake distributor who unwittingly finds himself the primary target of the protagonist's initial advances upwards Vice City's criminal rung. Having worked hard for his Colombian connections to the extent he maintains a triple cocaine/heroin/pill habit just to function, Mendoza is rash, unpredictable and ultimately willing to do anything for a buck.
Doomed former convict being passed pusher to pimp. Coming from a broken Lenapia home much like the protagonist, Lorna Steele is capable of portraying a vulnerability that ultimately masks the instincts of a hardened criminal. Fully intent on making out of the life with a great deal of money, to what lengths will Lorna go to realize freedom beyond societies ills?
Duplicitous courier of gangland profits who isn't all that he seems. Regularly travelling into Florida from Alabama where he is rumoured to funnel money on behalf of A-league drug smugglers who hit the big time, Magnusson bears the unusual trait of travelling without visible protection - something that makes him maybe too obvious a target for the protagonist.
Ex-prize fighter turned bodyguard to Larry Mendoza. Serving as the go-between for Mendoza's business when his drug dependency prevents him from operating, Teddy takes on a great deal of the burden born out of Larry's erratic and impulsive behaviour.
Trish von Torture
Empress of a closeted network of hardcore BDSM and fetish clubs throughout Western Vice. Catering to an exclusive clientele, the protagonist discovers von Torture to be a meticulous mastermind responsible for setting up various criminal dealings between Vice's more depraved criminal elite. First entering her world at the behest of Don DeLarge, it is through von Torture that the protagonist initially encounters The Assassin and is able to mediate conflict with a series of carefully planned executions following the downfall of General Salazar.
Sedentary long serving Italian-American footsoldier constantly scheming amongst the many mobsters that proliferate Roca Baton's tourist-esque underworld. Unhappy with the revolving door of power, Conti seizes the opportunity to pull a rip off with the protagonist's aid that he hopes will allow him to finally alleviate himself to the coveted position of Caporegime.
Incarcerated Cuban criminal powerhouse who finds himself wielding a lessening degree of influence on underworld politics beyond his prison cell. An integral part of the initial Marelito crime wave in 1980, Baca is man whose nature it is to control his environment and thus he readily deals in favors to main a semblance of power on the inside while retaining the capability to eradicate problems on the street.
Baca plays a significant role in Episodes From Vice City, which you will hear more about soon.