the capo di tutti capi of the novero famiglia; aka primo. her skills involve marksmanship, hand-eye coordination, and playing the violin.
Name in Birth Certificate: Katia F. Croce [Kah-tia Kro-cheh]
Current Name: Kleine Croce
Appearance: During meetings, or anything job-related, she wears dark-coloured suits with matching silk neckties, and a silver cross cuff earring on her left ear. When Kleine has to finish the mission herself, she puts on her black gloves, and brings her family cross. When alone at work, she wears her collared shirt without the coat or necktie (sometimes rolling the sleeves up). On her day-off, she wears old-fashioned outfits; skirts and dresses. Her fashion sense is rather outdated. When Kleine was young, she rarely went out, and mingled with city women. She only read old (1940’s to early 1960’s) women magazines her late grandmother had left around the villa.
Personality: Impatient, and usually strict. A person who wants people to get it right the first time. Constantly shows cleverness in combat and usually lightens up the mood with witty humor. When Kleine is under pressure, plucking the strings of the violin eases the tension. And if in front of potential clients, or other crime organizations, Kleine comes off as a suave, young boss.
Likes: Napoleone Mussolini The Great (a.k.a. her cat), silk neckties, pastries, tea, old clothbound books, written letters, vinyl records that grandfather loved to collect, and antiques.
Dislikes: people with no etiquette, loose violin strings, disobedience, defeat.
Hobbies: Kleine takes pride in her collection of first-edition books. She favours history and memoirs the most, followed by novels and poetry. During her time off, she would take time to visit little flea markets to gather old photographs, and other antiques. Kleine had also grown to love her grandfather’s set of vinyl records, many of which are dated from the early 1920’s.
Day Job: Full-time Crime Boss
Kleine Croce was born near Milano, a city in Italy (the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan) to Lily-Ann Fournier and Nicholas Croce of the Croce Famiglia. Nicholas was supposedly the underboss of the Famiglia that his father led in Sicily, Italy. Lily was the daughter of an old seamstress store in Tirano but now resides in the provinces of France and opened a small bakery store. Nicholas and Lily had only one child. The Croce Famiglia raised Kleine as one of them.
Kleine was home schooled until the age of 17. During those years, it was rumoured that Kleine was taught how to use fire-arms, defence, throw knives, and play the violin. The gruesome death of the Croce Famiglia happened in The 4th of October, when Kleine was only 20 years old. Photos of the aftermath shocked the public when it appeared in the news a few days after. It was confirmed that the Famiglia were all shot multiple times. This has left the forensics a difficult time to name the mutilated corpses. Later after the incident, there was an arson in the villa. The police concluded that it was to get rid of evidence. There were a few missing bodies and Kleine Croce was one of them.
Months later, London’s famous homicidal crime appeared in the 25th of March. In the streets of Wimpole, a sudden shoot-out occurred killing 93 people during the massacre. Witnesses of the crime spotted the suspects using different types of weapons: machine guns, shot guns and a variety of different knives. Police thoroughly investigated the crime scene, and questioned many onlookers and arrested thugs. A week later, they found out Kleine had fled to different parts of Europe with the rest of the surviving members of Croce.
Primo was accused of the following crimes along with the remaining members of the Croce Famiglia: murder of the Croce Famiglia, the massacre in Wimpole Street, the Luxembourg rum-running, swindling, fraudulence, drive-by shoot-outs, money laundering, and other infamous crimes all over Europe. During those years, the primo continued to manage the underground business. Kleine started forming alliances with different mafias and other criminals. In 2006, Novero Famiglia, a family composed of ranked members from 1 to 50 was born. After six years, it then rose as one of the most respected families in the world. Kleine now leads the mafia with the title of “Primo”. Attempts to attain further information regarding the remaining members of the Croce family were unsuccessful due to the arson. Kleine is still pursued by the authorities.
Code Name: kirin / primo
Novero Rank: 01
Novero Position: Boss (godfather)
Weapon: Guns (preferably pistols and revolvers)
One hangs on a hidden holster from her belt; a modified Colt 1851 Navy London Model (revolver) which takes 6 .44 caliber bullets and is drawn with her right hand. The other is held on a clip at her back; a Colt Woodsman Match Target (modified pistol) that takes special bullets (normally .22 LR) and is drawn with her left hand. These special bullets are crafted by an old friend named Klaus from the Croce Famiglia days. It was given as a gift from the old capo. Her alternative guns are a Smith & Wesson Model 36, and a ballistic knife. She also carries other knives hidden in various locations around her body.
Skills: Kleine is able to perform great marksmanship; shooting by reflexes with speed, and agility. She is good with hand-eye coordination. Kleine also plays the violin. Although not an expert, the head of the Croce Famiglia was a lover of music, and would often ask his granddaughter to play a piece. Kleine holds an old italian violin specially designed by a personal luthier to make it sound like a stradivarius.
Criminal Record: Primo has not been arrested as of yet. For the list of suspected crimes, check the archives.