|Locations:||Waylon, San Andreas|
Los Santos, San Andreas
Paleto Bay, San Andreas
|Type:||Outlaw Motorcycle Club|
Trevor Phillips Enterprises
|Affiliations:||Los Santos Triads|
Varrios Los Aztecas
Rogue Riders MC
|Colors:||Black lettering on a white background|
|Fronts:||The Lost MC Club House|
Red's Machine Supplies
Mirror Park Tavern
The Golden Seal
- "Do unto others and suffer no slight"
- ―club motto
The Lost Motorcycle Club is an outlaw motorcycle club operating in Waylon, San Andreas in 2013. After its troubled and violent past the club, under Angus Martin, has become much more tightly organized and secretive.
The Lost MC initially came into being as an idea thought up during the Vietnam War by eight US Marines who met in Hanoi. As the war came to a close these eight men still felt a lust for violence, a keen interest in drugs and a desire to to recapture the brotherhood and comraderie of the Army. The club was formed in 1964 and named "The Lost" in honour of the friends the founding members had lost in the war.
The club would grow strong over the years but betrayal and feuding would eventually prove to be its undoing. The Alderney City sub-chapter, a portion of a larger chapter that covered the Liberty City metropolitan area, collapsed in late 2008 after drawn out internal feuding and a bloody civil war. The Liberty City sub-chapter followed suit in 2009 after a violent war with the Angels of Death MC.
The club was refounded in San Andreas but again collapsed after a brutal war with local criminal maniac Trevor Phillips in early 2013. According to a newly redesigned website The Lost MC has been refounded yet again and it remains to be seen whether this latest resurrection will fair any better than the others.
Waylon, San Andreas After the bloody war in Blaine County which saw the deaths of several high ranking club members and many patched members The Lost MC pulled out of the area entirely. The remnants of the club gathered in the city of Waylon many miles to the north, deliberately chosen for its distance from Blaine County. Members who had survived the brutal war with the maniac Trevor Phillips gathered to Angus Martin who was swiftly voted in as President of the club.
Contrary to information stated on The Underbelly Of Paradise the tattered remnants gathered in Waylon exist as all that remains of a once powerful outlaw motorcycle club. Claims made on the television show have been explained as 'bravado' and attempts at 'appearing stronger then they are'. Prominent members of the chapter include President Angus Martin and Vice-President Frank "Frankie" Colt.
In addition to its mother chapter based in Waylon the new The Lost MC operates two small prospect chapters in Paleto Bay and Los Santos. These infant chapters are not allowed to wear the full three-piece back patch and instead only wear a bottom rocker reading 'San Andreas' as well as the square 'MC' patch. These hopeful chapters are monitored very closely by the mother chapter and are expected to prove how they will be a benefit to the club i.e. that they are prepared to take care of business, defend the interests of the club, that they are able to make money and are of use to The Lost MC. A prospect chapter is essentially the same in the club as a prospect is in a chapter.
The Los Santos prospect chapter is believed to have relocated to a new location in Los Santos and with only four members is the smaller of the two. The Paleto Bay prospect chapter is just as small with only six members and no formal Club House. Both have been tasked with establishing rackets in their respective turfs to bring in money and serve as Angus' eyes and ears in the Los Santos area.
Under the leadership of Angus Martin The Lost MC has taken a bold new direction. It began with the transitioning to a three-piece patch to replace the original black and white two-piece patch. The new patch consists of a top rocker bearing the club name, a centre patch depicting a coloured version of The Lost MC logo and a bottom rocker bearing the chapter territory - the Waylon chapter now wears a San Andreas bottom rocker. The rockers are black with a grey trim carrying writing in grey, a style that causes them to stand out. Members are also expected to wear sleeveless leather vests carrying their back patches, no more rag-tag assortment of t-shirts and jackets.
The standard prospecting period stands at one year during which time the potential member is forced to commit serious crime and prove their loyalty to the club. A standard practice is to make prospects use drugs in a one-off hazing event to prove they are not undercover cops, while undercover police infiltrators are forbidden to break the law. A refusal by a prospect to carry out the one-off hazing or carry out any illegal act ordered by a patched member results in heavy scrutiny, a serious beating and even expulsion. However the prospecting period can be deemed complete any time at the discretion of the club and the prospect will be voted in if he recieves a majority vote of support.
Two of the club's most significant rules are; don't talk to law enforcement and don't use your own product. Angus recognized the destructive effect that drug abuse had on his club, tainting and ruining it from the inside, and introduced a by law banning excessive drug use by members. In his own words "this club has no use for tweakers and useless drug addled morons". Recreational drug use is still permitted under the by law, so long as it doesn't damage the reputation or security of the club.
Membership requirements include;
- Prospective members must be male
- Prospective members must be white, black or hispanic.
- Prospective members must own and ride a chopper-style motorcycle
- Prospective members cannot have personal or familial relation to law enforcement
The reborn club follows the strict chain of command observed by most outlaw motorcycle clubs. With a President, a Vice-President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Road Captain and a Sergeant-at-Arms making up the club officers. Aside from other, non-ranking, patched members the club includes new recruits known as prospects who are at the beck and call of any patched member as they strive to earn that coveted full patch. Before they are sponsored by a patched member to become a prospect hopeful members are known as hang-arounds. A hang-around is simply someone the club is aware of who is allowed to attend club parties and social events.
Earning that patch
Earning membership in The Lost MC is a very long and greuling process. You start off as a hang-around during which time you attend club parties and social events, buy support gear and generally try to be noticed by patched members. If the club notices you and approves you will be approached by a patched member who will invite you to prospect with the club. This member is your sponsor, if you meet the acceptance of the club and recieve a vote of support you will be allowed to wear only the bottom rocker and the square 'MC' box patch. This is the first step to full membership, over the next year you will be tested ruthlessly to see whether you are worthy of a full patch.
Prospects are hazed relentlessly by patched members and are expected to carry out any order give to them by a patch holder - no matter how menial or degrading. If you refuse you risk a beating or even being thrown out of the club. During the prospecting period prospects are subjected to extensive background checks and ruthless testing to weed out police informants. Prospects are often expected to use drugs at least once or take part in violent crime to prove they are not an undercover cop. If you prove your worth and loyalty to the club a vote will be taken, if you get a majority support vote you will be patched in.
The so called "Ten Commandments" are a list of founding principles or rules which all members of The Lost MC must abide by. These rules are known only to the club and are made known to prospective members upon being patched in. The informal name of the set of rules is a deliberate mockery of religious dogma.
- The club comes first, no exceptions.
- You snitch, you die - end of story.
- Respect your brothers and your club.
- Do not use drugs, only sell.
- Do not sleep with another member's old lady.
- Do not steal from another member.
- Do not talk to or associate with law enforcement.
- Always be available to put in work for the club.
- Give respect where it is due but suffer no slight.
- Never speak of club business with those outside the club.
After taking charge of the shattered remnants of The Lost who had gathered in Waylon the new President, Angus Martin, officially sanctioned a new club patch. In a modest ceremony attended by surviving members he took the old patch from their vests and tossed them into a barrel fire symbolizing the laying to rest of the old club. Angus felt, along with a vote of support, that they could no longer continue wearing the original patch after all the death and misfortune that had befallen it.
Instead he adopted a symbol that had been used as a secondary club logo for some time, a horned skull set in the middle of a stylized diamond with its four corners shaded. The new patch consists of; a white top rocker bearing The Lost in black writing, the new club logo as the centre patch with added fiery red eyes and the corners of the diamond shaded red, and lastly a bottom rocker reading San Andreas.
Steeped in symbolism the new patch has great meaning. The bone white horned skull represents the death the club has suffered and that it will bring to those who cross it, the fiery red eyes of the skull represent the strength and fury of the club, the horns represent the club's rejection of society and its commitment to doing what has to be done to protect its interests, and lastly the four shaded corners of the diamond represent the four greatest members the club ever knew - Johnny, Terry, Clay and Jim. Though they were not strictly members of the new The Lost MC those four true brothers are forever honoured on the new patch.
The meaning of the club's new motto, adopted after Angus Martin took control of the shattered outlaw motorcycle club and relocated it to Waylon, has been debated by members of local law enforcement and the public alike. The Waylon Police Department has its own explaination for the meaning behind the motto, a view that is shared by large portions of the public, claiming that; it refers to the club and club members' attitude that they will do whatever they want to to whoever they want and that any insult to the club will be dealt with violently. The club itself could not be approached for comment after they yet again refused to talk to law enforcement.
Aside from the full back patch members of The Lost MC also frequently wear other patches known in the outlaw motorcycle world as 'flash'. Some of the most common among the club are;
Never Forget, Never Forgive - an affirmation of the club's attitude of remembering, and punishing, any slight or wrong done to it.
Snitches Are A Dying Breed - A statement of just what the club thinks of informants and those who 'rat' on the club or club members. Police suspect, but have yet to expose any cases involving it, that this is an open declaration that the club will kill anyone who is found to be an informant - i.e. a 'snitch'.
Ball and chain - Indicates that the member wearing it has served time for the club.
Skull - A square patch believed to indicate that the member wearing it has killed in the name of the club.
- Trevor Phillips - Currently labeled as the greatest enemy of the club. The Lost MC has put a hit out on Trevor meaning that he is a prime target of club vengeance, the club wants him dead by any means necessary. Angus himself has offered a sizeable cash reward in exchange for Trevor's head in a sack as proof of his death. The club has also sworn to target Trevor's closest assosciates, Wade Hebert and Ronald Jakowski, as retribution.
- Trevor Philips Enterprises - As the criminal enterprise of The Lost's most hated enemy Trevor Philips Enterprises has also been marked as a priority target. "Employees" of the criminal enterprise have been marked as targets and the complete disruption of the criminal enterprise has become a prime concern for The Lost.
- Families - The club is also hostile to the Families, an African-American street gang native to Los Santos. This conflict arose after Lamar Davis ordered a hit against The Lost MC in which several patched members were killed. The club reacted aggressively and declared war on the whole gang. The Lost has consequently developed a working relationship with the Families arch-rival the Ballas.
The hit list is a list of individuals considered major enemies of The Lost Motorcycle Club. A 'green light' has been put on each member on the list marking them for death by club members or hired gunmen.
As the only organised criminal group in the city The Lost MC has come to control most of Waylon's criminal underworld. There is very little that happens in the city and the surrounding area that the club doesn't know about and they demand a street tax from any criminal racket operating in the area. The Lost MC has been involved in violent clashes with local small-time criminals who have refused to work with them and have subsequently been dealt to severly.
Since setting up in Walyon the club has forcibly taken over several criminal enterprises in the city, recieved street taxes for the more intelligent criminals and disposed of those who won't work with them. The Lost operates a small drug manufacturing and distribution ring, a prostitution business based out of a local strip club and an arms trafficking enterprise out of a warehouse on the city limits - all forcibly taken over. The club also keeps other gangs out of Waylon and keeps crime to a relatively low level through violently exerting its influence.
The Lost has developed a level of acceptance from the Waylon public through its controlling influence in the Waylon criminal underworld. The Lost MC Club House is located in an area of the city that used to be heavily affected by crime but the club seized control of the neighbourhood and aggressively took care of the thugs and dealers who plagued it. The club has come to control Waylon, any criminal element that is not related to the club is violently put down.
- This is a continuation of The Lost MC as it will appear in "Chronicles of The Lost: New Beginnings" an original fan-fiction by Enigma24. It is a parrallel storyline and is not intended to be considered canon by any means, it exists for the purposes of the fan-fiction. Rockstar Games retains full rights to The Lost MC.