Shadows over San Francisco Bay
Bookkeeper for the Black Tide Bratva
AGE: 61 GENDER: Male
Height: 112 cm (3 ft 8 in)
Weight: 70.5 kg (155 lbs)
Hair: White (balding) Eyes: Brown
Computer 2; Data Search 2; Etiquette (Vory +2) 3; Con 3; Leadership 4; Negotiation 3; Perception 3; Pistols 1; Russian N; English 3; Accounting 4; Chess 2; Business 3; Law 4; Bay Metro Politics 3; Vory Politics 5; Law Enforcement Procedure 2
Commlink (Novatech Airware running Magnadyne Deva (R3, Si3, FW2, Sy3); Datajack; Cerebral Booster
Raecor Sting (D:6p(f), AP:+5, Mode:SS, Ammo:5)
Born in the St. Petersburg Sprawl to a powerful local Councilman and his socialite wife, Pavel Chernenko had every opportunity a brilliant young man could ask for. Even his “condition” as a Dwarf held few barriers given his father’s pull. After graduating from the University of St. Petersburg, Pavel enrolled in the Financial Engineering Postgraduate program at (then) UC Berkeley. The chaos of 2036 that formed the California Free State ended his academic career prematurely, but did allow him to stay in the country without fear of deportment when his Visa ran out (CalFree had more important things to worry about in those early days).
Under the Japanese Occupation, Pavel gravitated towards the Russian community in the Bay Area. When his race and brilliance failed to secure him a position and lifestyle suitable to his ambitions (in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s the Japanese Corporations maintained a strong cultural and national pro-Japanese policy of favoritism (if not outright prejudice) he eventually fell in with the Vory v Zakone Syndicate in Oakland. Pavel has seen many bosses and gangs come and go, but his sharp legal mind and financial wizardry has kept him out of the eyes of the Law, and has made him indispensable to any Vory boss who hires him, or “secures” his contract following inter-gang conflicts. Currently he works for Grigory Volkov and the Black Tide Bratva, using his genius to bring them close to the top of the Bay Metro Vory gangs.