NORCA

Excerpt from Juan Gozales, Aeon Trinity Interview
I apologize for not providing the degree of detail y
ou requested. The agreements I made with Pai de Norça upon becoming what I am prohibited sharing any more than this.

The Nova Fôrça de Nacionales was founded during Colombia’s ascendancy. The “Norça” brought a halt to the petty terrorism and crime in Medellín, overtaking the drug lords and their influential infrastructure with sheer presence and promise. Ending the asesinos de la motos and other signature gang-war violence almost overnight, we Norça won the respect of both the rich and the poor of South America. The former regard us as a dangerous but necessary asset to their countries’ newfound global influence. The latter have their homespun “heroes” at last.

We are the South American equivalent of the Nihonjin Yakuza, the Italian Mafia and the Russian secret service. This analogy isn’t entirely accurate, but it should give you an idea of our power and philosophy. We are the storybook Zorros, Three Musketeers and Robin Hoods of our culture, where talk among the masses turns man into myth and myth into legend. We are notorious internationally, and called “los magicos” at home. Norça “magicians” reap the rewards of Sudamerican success: power through obedience, respect and fear.

Biokinetics are few in number compared to psions of other orders. Biokinesis is a rare aptitude, but it is perhaps because Pai de Norça is careful about bestowing the gift that our numbers are small. The quantity matters not. We are Norça, and our will is strong. We are as many as we need to be. We can be anyone, nearly anything, and can exist outside the human realm. We are never squeamish about merging with our surroundings. We are experts in surveillance, infiltration, criminal psychology, biotechnology and psi-adaptation. The others rarely allow themselves to be seen or recognized for what they are (I, myself, seldom mind). We are racial chameleons who can become African or Nihonjin, or even members of the opposite sex. We are self mutilators who carve machetes out of our own limbs, and who develop gills to breathe underwater.

Excerpt from Juan Gozales, Aeon Trinity Interview

I apologize for not providing the degree of detail you requested. The agreements I made with Pai de Norça upon becoming what I am prohibited sharing any more than this.

The Nova Fôrça de Nacionales was founded during Colombia’s ascendancy. The “Norça” brought a halt to the petty terrorism and crime in Medellín, overtaking the drug lords and their influential infrastructure with sheer presence and promise. Ending the asesinos de la motos and other signature gang-war violence almost overnight, we Norça won the respect of both the rich and the poor of South America. The former regard us as a dangerous but necessary asset to their countries’ newfound global influence. The latter have their homespun “heroes” at last.

We are the South American equivalent of the Nihonjin Yakuza, the Italian Mafia and the Russian secret service. This analogy isn’t entirely accurate, but it should give you an idea of our power and philosophy. We are the storybook Zorros, Three Musketeers and Robin Hoods of our culture, where talk among the masses turns man into myth and myth into legend. We are notorious internationally, and called “los magicos” at home. Norça “magicians” reap the rewards of Sudamerican success: power through obedience, respect and fear.

Biokinetics are few in number compared to psions of other orders. Biokinesis is a rare aptitude, but it is perhaps because Pai de Norça is careful about bestowing the gift that our numbers are small. The quantity matters not. We are Norça, and our will is strong. We are as many as we need to be. We can be anyone, nearly anything, and can exist outside the human realm. We are never squeamish about merging with our surroundings. We are experts in surveillance, infiltration, criminal psychology, biotechnology and psi-adaptation. The others rarely allow themselves to be seen or recognized for what they are (I, myself, seldom mind). We are racial chameleons who can become African or Nihonjin, or even members of the opposite sex. We are self mutilators who carve machetes out of our own limbs, and who develop gills to breathe underwater.

The Family

Norça are like any other extended South American family: tight knit and infinitely complex, with layer upon layer of secrets, sexual tensions, nepotism and unspoken demands for respect. We are born of a patriarchal culture that espouses loyalty, panache, and “honor among thieves.” We treat each other — even those who come from other cultures — like long-lost family or childhood friends. Though we come from different ancestry, Norça are cousins; whether psion or neutral, we are all part of a single family.

We are loyal to one another, and to Pai de Norça above all else. Never mistake the bickering and grandstanding of Norça underlings as discontent; each has been handpicked by del Fuego to join his exclusive ranks. We would give our lives to protect his power. The bonds among the Norça are stronger than any other ties, and even extend to those who have left the family amicably. N o r ç a power extends far beyond its drug-trade roots. Such enterprise —legal in much of South America but still outlawed throughout most of settled space — creates greatrevenue. However, it is a very small part of Norça. In fact, few psions take part in the business, leaving it to our normal cousins.

We are the New Force of South America, with control over indigenous terraforming and biotech projects. We actbehind the scenes in foreign and off-world affairs, and slip inand out of international strongholds without a trace. We arefar more effective than any of our competitors. Governmentsand metacorporations pay high prices to procure even a singleservice from a Norça. To have one on staff is the ultimatepersonal luxury, but one which must be kept secret.Norça independents like myself are regarded with suspicion by our cousins, but are tolerated as long as were main within the proxy’s strict guidelines on nationalism and loyalty. The independent operator who lines his pockets with the wrong currency, or who steps outsidethe lines of propriety is disowned, hunted down by hisown kind, and killed publicly… graphically. Bring shame upon Norça, and there is no mercy and no escape. Perhaps now you understand why I can tell you no more.