Camelot is a gang that is centered around keeping the peace. They try and live up to some sort of knightly ideals, or at least the one that says the strong should protect the weak. The gang makes it’s money by running a gym and defense training during the day, as well as through a little off shoot, The Hoods, act as a modern day Robin Hood- stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
Camelot has two main leaders and is made up of a select number of ‘full knights’ which make up the ‘round table’, or inner circle. They have a variety of other members who operate as ‘squires’ and lower knights who can eventually become full knights, if they prove themselves. Squires are mentored by a knight (either full or lower) and taught the way the group works and all the skills needed to be a knight.
The Hoods is made up of five members who each go by a name of one of the ‘Merry Men’ from the mythology. While the roster of Merry Men rotates per job, no more than five members are ever activated for the same job. Camelot looks at The Hoods as a necessary evil. The two leaders of The Hoods are ‘Robin’ and ‘Marion’ however the rest of the roster goes by different names- or different version of names from the Robin Hood myths.
Camelot is focused more on protecting their populace than stealing from them, however the Hoods are different. They use B&E techniques and pick pocketing from the higher of society, though their thefts are always turned back into either cash for those less well off or to programs to help those on the lower side of society. The majority of their income is made through community donations and fundraisers.
Members of Camelot have a variety of recreational habits, quite a few donate their free time to youth groups or school, but others have been known to just hang in the pool hall.
As of the Knights of old, members of Camelot are trained in sword play, however on the street they tend to stick to knife play. Only in the rarest of cases will a member turn to a gun, although all of the Knights and all of the Hoods are required to possess one.
Camelot is the easiest group to get into. It is open to almost anyone, so long as they’re willing to take an oath to uphold the ideals of the gang. The only real requirement is that you must be a high school graduate or have your GED.
The Hoods are much harder on the other hand, you’ve got to know someone and they have to like you, and even then you’re chances are slim.
This gang, like many others in New Dublin, don’t have a uniform for members, but most members do tend to stick to a similar color palette- at least for gang related things. For members of Camelot, this color is white. All members who are ‘on duty’ do have a white scarf or handkerchief visible on them, many times tied around a limb, tucked in a pocket or tied onto a belt loop. All businesses that are owned by Camelot, a member of Camelot or a non-member who pledges loyalty to Camelot has a white flag with a red cross on it in their window or this symbol:
The Hoods have a similar standard, but their white kerchiefs have black stripes on them and their symbol (which is only ever left as a ‘calling card’ of sorts for those who are targets/victims) is: