"First comes God, then Family, then the Gang."
First founded in the middle 1990's, Los Depredadores 13 was the result of various poor Sureno gang members rising up after the power vacuum left by the previously biggest hispanic street gang Los Malvados. The gang seemed to reach it's peak in the late 2000's due to the growing number of hispanics in the area and connections to Mexican cartels. This high didn't last long however. Because of the gang's high notoriety, it attained the primary focus of the LSPD and it's special units. After multiple deaths and imprisonments of key members, most of the surviving parts of the group merged in with various small time hispanic gangs. Lasting for nearly 20 years, the original LD13 is considered to be officially disbanded in the early 2010's.
"We live for God. We live for Family. We die for the Gang."
The new beginning for LD13 came in the summer of 2018, after the fall of Aces Street Familia 13, when the Hispanic community began to unify once again. Lead by a few surviving, high ranking members of the previous LD13, the new iteration is built heavily on top of the foundations laid by the old one. While it is generally considered to be more tame than the original set, there are a few rumours that the new LD13 deals in a far more wide variety of crime. This includes kidnapping, home invasions, grand theft auto, extortion, prostitution, illegal gambling, racketeering and murder. Despite this, the main source of income for them still seems to come from drug smuggling and trafficking. Although the current organization has no direct ties to any specific drug cartels anymore, they do try to maintain some loose relations with one.
Most members are considered to be aged between late teens to early twenties with a few leading members being older. Unlike most street gangs of Los Santos, LD13 doesn't base itself on a strict hierarchy system but rather operates on a seniority setting with two sets of groups, youngsters and seniors. While both groups are part of the same set, they seem to operate individually despite each other, and could almost be considered to be two different organizations entirely.
Members of this criminal organization can be identified by their use of light blue bandanas/clothes as well as various gang related tattoos and gang signs. The most prominent gang sign they use is folding one's thumb over their palm, lifting the four remaining fingers up. This signifies "D", the letter being the fourth in the alphabet.
The purpose of this faction is to boost illegal roleplay, and drug roleplay especially that seems to be almost non-existent at the moment. We hope to accomplish this by different types of drug roleplay, from muling and general smuggling to creating, boosting and watering down different types of drugs.
Although we are a hispanic gang, characters of all races are welcome assuming you roleplay that correctly and live in the El Corona area. And while we try to uphold a good quality of roleplay, don't be afraid to approach us even if you are new to this style of gaming. We try to give everyone a chance even if you are not experienced and we'd be more than happy to help you get started. Also, while we obviously focus on illegal roleplay, we encourage legal characters (such as local business owners) to roleplay with us as well when possible.
We try not to force people to roleplay with us that don't want to do it, and we don't aim to character kill characters that don't want to be character killed. Also, while tensions may get high with different illegal factions, we in no way seek to start a character kill war, due to the disadvantage illegal factions have in general compared to their legal counterparts.
All that being said, if you choose to join our faction, you accept that a higher ranking member of the faction may character kill you if provided with enough reason to. Don't be afraid to roleplay with us because of this however, since we make a clear point of when your character is officially part of the faction and when this character kill clause kicks in.