|Sons of Samedi|
The Sons of Samedi are a drug cartel who had already cornered the Caribbean Drug Underworld and branched out to Stilwater after the fall of Los Carnales' drug rule. Influenced by Voodoo and a history of military corruption in Haiti, the Sons of Samedi have developed a potent combination of spiritualism and fearlessness and will fight to the end in any war they are engaged in. Gang members were attracted to the gang out of respect for their methods: a desire for easy income from their drug trade, or through coercion. Their primary source of income is a designer drug called "Loa Dust", which is the drug of choice for many college students attending the local Stilwater University. The Colombian cartel behind the Carnales proved unable to compete with Loa Dust and lost most of their base.
The Samedi own a large drug farm in Pleasant View and multiple Loa Dust labs scattered mainly throughout the west side of the city. The Samedi also smuggle drugs using helicopters or by hiding the powder in fish that are shipped to the Stilwater docks. The Samedi often deal drugs and recruit members at the Stilwater University. Loa Dust is heavily pushed on campus and within the territorial boundaries of the Sons of Samedi.
The Sons of Samedi come into conflict with the 3rd Street Saints when The Protagonist declares it is time to challenge their control over Stilwater's lucrative, fluid, and extremely profitable drug market. They are very ruthless and violent, using mutilation and murder as a punishment for failure and betrayal.
Members proudly display green when in the streets, openly proving and showing their membership, willing to risk getting killed in order to represent the flag they love. Although they focus more on dealing and trafficking than everyday block warfare, the Sons of Samedi are still extremely formidable in war. Never shy to launch massive scale preemptive attacks or retaliate, when it comes to gangbanging the Sons of Samedi are true get downers. In melee fights, they use a capoeira-like combat style and a Machete.
Their leader is The General, and his lieutenants are a voodoo priest and serial killer named Mr. Sunshine, and a Caucasian DJ named Veteran Child. Although the Samedis have several safehouses around the commercial south area of Stilwater, The General usually operates from his Hounfor limo. The Samedi's gang color is green with a voodoo symbol, they are composed of African-Americans, Afro-Carribeans and Caucasians, and listen to Rastafarian-rap music. They usually drive 70s lowriders and muscle cars. The Sons of Samedi are specialized in the drug trade, producing the fictional drug Loa Dust and selling it around the Stilwater University.
- The name is based on Baron Samedi, the vodoun lord of the dead.
- They are the only gang members who haven't made a bargain or alliance with Ultor.
- Sons of Samedi vehicles are set to the radio station 103.6 420 FM.
- There is a a "Whole Face" makeup option in Player Customization called "Son of Samedi".
- The Samedi are the only gang in the series not to feature in all missions involving them.
- They are the only gang in Saints Row 2 who do not manage to kill a notable member of the Saints, although they kidnap both Shaundi and The Protagonist.
- The Sons of Samedi are a Haitian drug cartel akin to the notorious Haitian gang in Miami, FL called "Zoe Pound", and the "Jamaican voodoo posse" in the movie Predator 2 which in turn was based on actual Afro-Caribbean criminal organizations that terrorized New York City in the mid 80s to late 90s.
- The Sons of Samedi appear in Shaundi's Loyalty mission in Saints Row IV.
- The Sons of Samedi have a trailer.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mission: Bonding Experience
- ↑ Notoriety: Level 2
- ↑ Notoriety: Level 3
- ↑ Notoriety: Level 4
- ↑ Notoriety: Level 5
- ↑ Stronghold: Bavogian Plaza Drug Labs
- ↑ Activity: Drug Trafficking (randomly generated dialogue)
- ↑ Mission: Got Dust, Will Travel
- ↑ Cutscene: Spare the Rod...
- ↑ Vehicles: Danville, Stiletto, Churchill, Wellington
- ↑ Missions: File in the Cake, Assault on Precinct 31
- ↑ Mission: Veteran Child
- ↑ Mission: Psychosomatic
- ↑ YouTube: Saints Row 2 Sons of Samedi trailer