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Forum » The Mercanti Family Network » The Vanilla Unicorn Public Bar
Joined: 1st Feb 2014
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6th Jan 2016

Just something i wanted to share.. It just so happens to be both IC and OOC.

Had dinner with my aunt and cousins tonight, and i learned more about my own history and my ancestors! Man I am very happy right now, no matter who your ancestors were i think its important to find out about them, helps you understand who and what you are and what it took for people to provide this life for you. A few interesting things i learned tonight from my Aunt and her collection of old papers on the family history:

On one side, i had a great great great grandfather who was a captain of a ship that brought convicts to Australia before it was a country, Captain Baxter.. Also, there is a bar near where i live called Captain Baxters : D

But seriously its cool to know im a descendant of a captain of a ship that made some of the longest journeys they made at the time, from england to terror australis.

On the other side, i had a great great great great great grandfather, and yuo'll like this one, who was the Count of Genoa. He and his wife were assassinated and his youngest child escaped and came to australia and started a family and changed the name. His name was Count Mercante (I forgot his first and middle name). I knew about the Mercante's in my family (as you may have gathered..) but i did not know he was a Count!.. I guess the Mercante's are back in the 21st century!

It was strange too becasue just before i left to go join my Aunt, i was editing a video im working on at the moment, and this video involves GTA V and Rome 2 Total War, by where Carlo is explaining more of his history and the Mercanti history, and part of it is set in the in game city of Genoa : D

Man i love history, i love culture, i love legacy and tradition. Ask yuor grandma about yuor ancestors guys i guarantee you will hear some amazing stories.. another of my distant relatives escaped europe at 13 years old and traveled to australia by him self and started a life here from nothing, went on to have a family.... Amazing and i am honoured to share his blood.


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10th Jan 2016

Mercanti Family History 272 BC - 263 BC Pull up a seat and hear about Mercanti's from a time before trains planes and the internet.



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Joined: 1st Feb 2014
Rank: Don
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14th Mar 2016

The Suburb Journals Project:

Description:

Each Point Man does a journal focusing on explaining to us what the suburb is like, from the stand point of the feel and mood of the suburb, focusing on its Mercanti Establishment, and opportunities. So in future the next generation of Point men can know about the suburb. also these journals will prob be used in 3.0 in each suburbs thread. the restrictions and guidelines on these journals are tight, so that every journal can be read the same way and understood quickly.

If a Pointman is unable to make this journal in the time, they are not able to be pointmen and must be removed from that position. if in a Street Crew there is not enough Pointmen, the Shot Calelr will organize for others to do those journals. Each Journal should be posted in the comments of this Post, a simple comment with the link to the journal and the name of the suburb to make it easy for collating later.

The Mercanti Suburb Journal Template for Imgur:

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Journal Title:

The Mercanti Guide to (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Page 1

Title:

A View of (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

Iconic Photo of Suburb (Landscape Shot)

Description:

A Short description about the suburb, touch on the following:
What type of Suburb it is (tourist, industrial, residential etc..)
And what its best known for around the city.

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Page 2

Title:

The People of (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

A medium to large group of people.

Description:

Describe the demographics of this suburb, what the people are like, rich poor etc..
What they like to do for fun and work etc..

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Page 3

Title:

Legitimate Opportunities in (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

Local Businesses

Description:

Describe what options there are for role players looking for legal opportunities. Maybe there are lots of small stores or perhaps there is a Hospital that is employing etc..

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Page 4

Title:

Criminal Opportunities in (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

Capture the seedy underbelly of the Suburb

Description:

Describe any dodgy elements such as gangs, hookers, bums, dodgy shops, addicts or alley ways or whatever type of crime and Opportunities there is in this suburb for a criminal role player.

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Page 5

Title:

Who controls (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

Mercanti Official Establishment in that suburb.

Description:

Give a vague reference to the criminal element that seems to focus around this particular building and how this group seems to control the neighborhood. (Ie the Mercanti Family and the Street Crew etc)
DO NOT mention the specific backroom which happens to be there now as backrooms change over time and dont mention by name the street crew or the Mercanti Family.. for in future, suburbs might be controlled by different Street Crews or organizations other than the Mercanti Family.. So this vague description must be broad enough to account for that.

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Here is an example of description for page 5 so you see what i mean.. this description could refer to any group who is running this establishment at the time so is vague enough:

"Now it is a restaurant that is open to the public.. but dont spill any food on the floor at El Dante's.. This little Italian place is said to be owned by a criminal group that runs all of Vespucci beach. Get there at 5pm.. eat quick and get out of there before dark.. You just dont know when the place will be fire bombed by a rival."

However, before everyone gets going.. can i get a volunteer to make one for their suburb first and to send it to me.. we will get a perfect example that others can refer to as an example along with this description above which must be followed. If yuo will be that example guy, post in the comments this:

"I will do the first Test Journal for this Project. Everyone Else, wait till the Don Gives us the all clear to go ahead - Authed By Aldo"

Just becasue otherwise, some people wont read this far into it : S
Again, if a Pointman cant do this before the 30th of March, they are no longer Pointman.

SHOT CALLERS ADAPTATION:

Shot Callers will do the one for their suburb which will be the HQ.. When you get to page 5, you will instead have the following changes to the Description portion, due to the fact that these establishments will in future will always be ran by the Street Crews.

Page 5

Title:

Who controls (Insert Suburb Name Here)

Photo:

Mercanti Official Establishment in that suburb.

Description:

Give the impression that at this Establishment.. something truly frightening is going on.. not like torture i mean more like wow, this is an actual mafia place.. the actual mercanti family operates here in person.. this is a no go zone.. also, DO mention the Street Crew and the Mercanti Family. Try to describe a little something about this street crews style, how they are unique etc.

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Here is an example of the description for Page 5 when it comes to Shot Callers doing the Journal for the HQ Suburbs..

"There is one place in Alta that you just do not go to.. No matter how tired you ear, do not book a room at the pink Cage.. This is mafia territory.. like the Mercanti Family literally runs a Crew out of here and these guys are like the cream of the crop from the outlaw motorcycle world. They are called the Alta Knights.. dont even play.. just sleep on the streets somewhere far away and you would be much safer.."


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Last Edit: 14th Mar 2016 by Aldo Mercanti PC
Joined: 21st Mar 2016
Rank: Muscle
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22nd Mar 2016

We have all 5 cars line up we have 5 men wearing the same thing with faces covered get in their own cars the don is one of them they all split up and we take the son to the helicopter


Veni vidi vici

Joined: 1st Feb 2014
Rank: Don
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23rd Apr 2016

Today is an important day in the Family.

A number of young Mercanti Earners have been brought into the Unicorn and have become Mercanti Mademen.

Each of these Men have showed their character and their ability and each one i am confident will represent our great and historic Family well.

Adone Fanucchi X3 - Profile
Fredrick Weston X1 - Profile
Vince King X1 - Profile
Joe Carter PC - Profile
Connor Vario X1- Profile
Guillermo De Rege P4 - Profile
Garin Poole P4 - Profile
Vinnie "The Chin" X1 - Profile

(Thanks Carmichael for helping)

Remember gentlemen, dont burn yuor self out, dont get involved in drama, stick around for the long haul at a good pace. If you ever need a break just tell us, yuor seat is here when you get back, your now Family.

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P.S.

As Mademen yuo are able to make a second character. however only do that if you are looking for more. If you do make a second character, consider making a char that is maybe a san rican guy who is in the Vagos, or a Los MC rookie, or a legitimate, or a entrepeneur or a politicial hopeful or take up my offer of making a unique character that is a sort of challange for others like a rogue pimp who is beating up mercanti girls. or maybe a cop of course! Or a regular second char is also fine, or none at all.


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I type fast, and i type a lot of words per day. So my spelling of words like 'You', will often be incorrect.

Last Edit: 23rd Apr 2016 by Aldo Mercanti PC
Joined: 1st Feb 2014
Rank: Don
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27th Apr 2016

*YOU OWE DON ALDO*

recently there have been too many people getting the rules wrong and it always results in people getting more cash and points.. Never less for some strange reason.

So, here I will add the names of  people who make these mistakes and i will put a number next to them.. You got to pay off your debt to me before you earn another Point. out of future earnings. and I am not going to play around with price you will be paying out of pocket for weeks.. RE READ YOUR BACKROOM BUSINESS DESCRIPTIONS!


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Last Edit: 27th Apr 2016 by Aldo Mercanti PC
Joined: 1st Feb 2014
Rank: Don
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29th Apr 2016

bank Account System Change Draft:

Currently it works like this:

Official Journals is how Items such as cash and other Items of Point Value become realized and existent in our RP world.

The Fence is the one institution which gives Points to Profile.

The bank Account exists so that people can trade and use their point sto buy things, because simply, when points go on profile, they do not come off as a mechanic of this website. as a result, everytime someone gains points or spends points they must change and adapt their bank Account. there is often a time disparity between when yuo piost on the fence and when you recieve yuor points. along with other reasons it seems likely that there will be many mistakes in bank accounts.

Wealth awards are a reflection of your wealth, however it could be possible for someone to do a lot of bank account trading between other people and do really well and have thousands of points, lets call that person the "Slippery Goose" but they will never get wealth awards because they are receiving money through bank account rather than through fence like most people do. most people "the traders" make points through selling stuff on the fence for points which they attribute to themselves and others, there is a discrepancy there.

Proposal:

To integrate the aspect of storing and saving wealth, while illiminating the bank account and all the micro management that comes with it.

How it would work:

Official Journals is how Items such as cash and other Items of Point Value become realized and existent in our RP world.

Storing Points is the New Bank Account: instead of having a bank account, you now concentrate on storing up yuor journals and not fencing them right away for points. you are faced with a choice, to save yuor Journals of Point Value for something you want to purchase like an investment property, or yuo can fence them now and gain the Poitns on profile which will give yuo wealth award.. this will make things much simpler while also making members have to plan ahead with their purchases and investments. "do i want wealth award or investment property? etc."

The Fence is the one institution which gives Points to Profile.

This will also open up opportunities for inter member loan sharking.. maybe someone wants to buy a investment property but they dont have enough stored journals, so you , the loan shark always has many journals ready to cash in for loans etc.

Can anyone see any problem with this? Now if yuor thinking that yuo might loose points, suggest a way to transition it while also understanding that this is a ever moving RP world and things will change and yuo might lose something from time to time.

Note: to help this, all items not jsut cash are of this type of value. ie if yuo have half a suit of weed this can be quick sold on the fence etc for Poitns on profile or to be spent on investment etc.. essentially the dirty cash yuo get from yuor work yuo store under your mattress.. that is essentially what is happening.

Also, it would raise the stakes as all that sitting wealth could be stolen or robbed or seized etc.. i think it would turn up the level of difficulty and decision making while also really simplifying the systems.


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Last Edit: 29th Apr 2016 by Aldo Mercanti PC
Joined: 14th Aug 2016
Rank: Associate
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14th Aug 2016

I am here for work if you need me
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15th Jul

I'm here for any work if needed
Joined: 23rd Nov 2016
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23rd Jul

Here for work or to be extra muscle for any other jobs
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