Toro drives a hard bargain, and leaves Orson in an uncomfortable spot.
The practice of House-sponsored gangs in the outer city is a time-honored open secret in Trinity. In exchange for funds, weapons, and intel, sponsored gangs are expected to act as the unofficial enforcers of their sponsors’ interests.
Naturally, the largest and dominant gangs are those sponsored by one of the High Houses, and a House cannot rise in stature without some form of gang representation beyond the Wall. A gang which has lost its sponsor rarely maintains its influence.
The Razors have been unsponsored for over five years.