For fans of Higurashi: When They Cry
, Mafiosi: Le Loro Cosa
is a kinetic novel about a mafia family known as the Gallos. The story is told through the eyes of the Gallo children, who range from the ages of 6-15, as they become involved in the shady dealings of the family business.
The story begins with the sudden death of the family matriarch, and subsequently spins out of control when her two sons, Gerald and Xander, are put on the defensive, as former partners threaten to take over their collective business ventures for themselves.
Mafiosi is a tale of loyalty and deceit, murder and survival, and both the strength and frailty of familial bonds. This particular novel serves as a prologue to a much longer saga, following the Gallos from childhood to old age as they are pitted against the outside forces of the mafia world, and eventually, each other as well.
This installment of the saga is divided into four parts (=24 chapters total).
Rated 17+ for language, and descriptions of adult situations and violence. Characters Kids Shana Gallo
- 12 years old. Oldest daughter of Xander. A caring young girl, wary of her father’s ways. Ronnie Gallo
- 10 years old. Oldest son of Xander. An introverted boy who likes to go off on his own. Burtie Gallo
- 8 years old. Youngest son of Xander. A troubled boy with a dark secret. Amy Gallo
- 6 years old. Youngest daughter of Xander. A girl who shows signs of schizophrenia. Kevin Gallo
- 15 years old. Gerald’s son. An ambitious teenager who holds great respect for his father. Izzy Gallo
- 7 years old. Oldest daughter of Gerald. She is her daddy’s little princess. Maya Gallo
- 2 years old. Youngest daughter of Gerald. Only plays a minor role in this story. Gavin Russo
- 12 years old. A poor boy who is a loyal friend to Shana. Adults Gerald Gallo
- The eldest of the two brothers running the family business. Calm and relaxed, and in complete control of his faculties. Xander Gallo
- The youngest of the two brothers. He is hard headed, easily angered, and often violent. Molly Gallo
- Xander’s young wife, and mother to all his children. Sweet, caring, and a good mother. Alice Gallo
- Married to Gerald. Bossy, sometimes mean, and never afraid to speak her mind. Albert Morris
- A forthright man who seeks to end his business relationship with the Gallos. Grandma Gallo
- The Gallo matriarch. Bodyguard
- Xander is never seen without him. Dean Gallo
- A cousin of the Gallos, takes care of the odd jobs. Hans Bianchi
- An untrustworthy business partner who seeks to take advantage of the Gallos. Serena McIntosh
- Xander’s young mistress, often serves as a babysitter for the children. Terry Childers
- Bianchi’s right hand man, although his loyalty to the man is questionable.Screenshotshttp://rpgmaker.net/media/content/games/4996/screenshots/Mafioso1e.pnghttp://rpgmaker.net/media/content/games/4996/screenshots/Mafioso1d.pnghttp://rpgmaker.net/media/content/games/4996/screenshots/Mafioso1b.pnghttp://rpgmaker.net/media/content/games/4996/screenshots/Mafioso1a.pngTitle ExplanationMain Title:
Mafioso- a member of a mafia organization.
Mafiosi- plural. Subtitle:
“The Mafia” is also known as “Cosa Nostra”, which means “Our Thing”.
Because this particular novel focuses on the Gallo children, I decided to change the subtitle from “Our thing” to “Le Loro Cosa”, which roughly translates to “Their thing” (because the organization currently belongs to the adults, and not the children).CreditsPersonnel:
- Written and programmed by SBester.
- Beta Testing by problemgamerkt and amerk (will do so for the final version).Graphics:
- Character Art by Ro Wild Cherry (Ying Ye Lu), papawsnancy, Windmaker, hisokalove7, Italian Rice (IMIS), kenshin409, Marjorie, orange1212120, Silent Wolf, and ZANIOR.
- Background Art by WBD, BASS Novel, BCS, Goddess Viridi, Auro-Cyanide, skimlines(@deviantart.com), and Mei Miyamura. Edits by SBester.
- Title Screen by Suited Designs (BCaskanette). Sound:
Music by Silverline Music.
Sound effects by various unknowns.Download:
The first Book (chapters 1-6) are currently available for download at this location:http://rpgmaker.net/games/4996/downloads/
Stay tuned for the remaining 3 parts (chapters 7-24), to be released in the coming months!