Alberghi was an individual reported to be intense and unforgiving, quick to hold grudges and kill those he didn't like, including superiors in the Urbino Crime Family. Furthermore, he never took prisoners, leaving none alive after attacks on various locations.
He believed himself to be above the law in all circumstances. During the incident at the Genoan Mining Co., he was reported to have shouted several times at disobedient miners while posing as a police officer, "I AM THE LAW!"
His ambition could never be satisfied. Even after his ascension to Chief of Magistrate, those under him reported that he aimed for ever-higher positions, to eventually become the dictator of Genoa.
Mental Illness Edit
It is believed that Alberghi suffered from schizophrenia, as he stated once to a business partner that those he killed lived on as "ghosts" inside his head. On a number of occasions, it is believed that he killed those he was close to to grant them this "immortality", as well as their close family members and friends. After his children grew up and left their family home, he is believed to have killed his wife, although her body was never found.
Early Years Edit
Luigi was born in Genoa, where he lived a mostly uneventful life with his mother and father, Genesia and Severo Alberghi. On the day of his tenth birthday, however, his father was shot to death in an apparent robbery inside their family home. Some members of the community are reported as saying that the murderer was none other than young Luigi himself, protecting his mother. After Luigi's death in 365 A.U., the Magistrate confirmed that they did indeed have domestic incident reports concerning the Alberghi household during this time.
Shortly thereafter, Genesia Alberghi suffered from a series of strokes and was eventually brought to , where she made a slow recovery, but was left unable to work. Luigi took up work at a local printing shop to pay for their home while what was left of their savings was spent on medical care for Genesia.
It was around this time that public fear of Anarchists hit an all-time high, with bombings occuring semi-regularly at various government buildings throughout Genoa. The Magistrate began imposing martial law on the city. Executions of alleged anarchists happened daily and word quickly spread to several nearby worlds of the events happening on Genoa, inciting several copy-cat anarchist organizations. Luigi's childhood friend, Panfilo Napoli, was executed by the Magistrate after accusations arose against him, planting a hatred in Luigi of the Magistrate that would last until his ascension to the role of Chief of Magistrate.
Early Adult Life Edit
After Luigi's 18th birthday, Genesia succumbed to dementia after a particularly bad stroke. He lost his job after "shouting at Severo's shade", which only Luigi was reported to have heard, and "generally creeping out the customers." Expenses in the Alberghi household soared, and Luigi found a place in the Urbino crime family. After only a year, however, his mother passed away, leaving Luigi with only their family house, which he sold to pay off the last of their debt.
Not much more is known of Alberghi's activity during this time, as his name appears on no legal forms or leases, he never opened a bank account, and he had not yet made a name for himself within the Urbinos.
Around the age of 24, having become tired of life in Genoa, Alberghi reportedly asked to spend time abroad, acting on the Family's behalf. Since anarchist tensions had relaxed during this point, it became much simpler for the crime families of Genoa to continue their endeavors on other worlds. Luigi was sent to Tokyo as part of a small group to establish ties with the Yakuza.
A joint business venture on Outer Nippon with the Yakuza took up the next several years of Alberghi's life. During this time, he learned the language and is reported to have made several friends within the Yakuza, including Hiru Ozataki. Tragedy struck again, taking the form of an anarchist attack, from the beginnings of an anarchist cell in the area. Alberghi lost both his arms in the attack, but thanks to one of his friends in the Yakuza, he was able to cash in his share of Urbino business to purchase a pair of mechanical arms with adamantine plating and a pair custom double-barrel hydrogen pistols fitted as punch guns.
During Alberghi's recovery, the Yakuza made deals with the Outer Nippon Anarchists and several other cells in nearby space. Alberghi, however, swore revenge on the anarchist cell and, with his newly acquired fists, killed every last member of The Outer Nippon Anarchists in their hideout, Outer Nippon Tower. His bosses in the Yazuka ordered him back to Genoa, having earned their ire. Alberghi reportedly almost started an inter-organizational incident, but was convinced to leave by Ozataki.
Return to Genoa Edit
Alberghi's return to Genoa put him in a rather low position under Capo Salluzo. After a brief re-introductory period, Alberghi was put back on assignment as an enforcer. One of those who claimed to have met Alberghi during this time are quoted as saying that he "was full of a hate for everything around him. The Magistrate, anarchists, the Yakuza, ... even [some of his peers] under Salluzo ... none were safe from Luigi's rage."
Rise in the Urbino Crime Family Edit
After his team's failure at Bar Lou, Capo Salluzo scolded Alberghi and his companions. Alberghi killed Salluzo and declared himself the new Capo for the district. There were members of the crew that did not take kindly to this and a full-out firefight ensued in the base. Salluzo's heavy hitter, a man by the nickname "Thumbscrews", backed up by two other men, attempted to avenge Salluzo, but were quickly taken out by Alberghi. It quickly became clear to the rest of the crew that there was nothing they could do about his claim as Capo.
Don Urbino himself came to see what had been made of Salluzo's crew and conducted a brief interview with Alberghi. The Don left him in charge of the crew, but according to his personal journals, immediately began plotting to have him assassinated, as "Luigi is too unstable to make a good leader." This was confirmed after the events at the Downtown Shopping Center.
The Don tasked Alberghi with the assassination of the head of the Figaro crime family, thinking that "either Luigi will get himself killed at the hands of the Figaros, or he will be kept occupied long enough for [The Don] to arrange his death." Alberghi shocked the Don, the Magistrate, the Figaros, and half of Genoa when he completed the assignment, sinking the entire Figaro mansion into the sewers. The Magistrate began cracking down on organized crime and many of Alberghi's men began defecting, accusing him of being a madman.
The Don ordered all his Capos and higher-ups into hiding as a result of the crackdown. He was going to use this as a means to arrange Alberghi's death. However, Alberghi managed to hide himself so well that the Don's men were unable to find him.
After his return, Alberghi discovered that two members of his crew, the psychics "Fil' 'n' 'Lil," were reporting his activity to the Magistrate. As retribution, he killed 'Lil on the spot, which caused Fil' to explode with psychic energy, killing everyone in the vicinity from psychic backlash, including Alberghi's consigliere. Alberghi himself remained unscathed after the wave of psychic energy passed. According to Alberghi, he tried to resuscitate his consigliere, but wound up punching a hole through the man's chest. Whether or not he had the man killed and used the psychic backlash as an excuse, he'd need to find a new consigliere. In an unorthodox move, he appointed a contractor under the Urbino family, a man by the pseudonym "The Professor," to this role. According to witnesses, The Professor played an important role in helping Alberghi secure his position as Capo after Salluzo's assassination, and fought side-by-side with him at the Genoan Mining Co. and Bar Lou.
With so many of his men disappearing out from under him, Alberghi became the first Capo to begin hiring underworld low-lifes and thugs en masse. To maintain their loyalty, as well as those under him since he seized his title, Capo Alberghi began dipping into his own shares in Urbino businesses to pay them more than any other crew.
In a bid to show the Don that he was still useful, Alberghi proposed a plan to renew an alliance with the Yakuza. The plan would involve the Don's son marrying the daughter of one of the Yakuza's higher-ups. The Don agreed to the plan, but disagreed that Alberghi was still more useful than dangerous and used this proposal to arrange the assassination. It was during this time that Alberghi began acting on secret plans to destroy crops and vineyards controlled by the Figaros, which Don Urbino promptly discovered.
Don Urbino tasked his friend and right-hand-man, [BLANK], with Alberghi's assassination. Alberghi would be given an false location for the wedding on the day-of, which would lead him to an ambush, where [BLANK] would take him out. Unfortunately, Alberghi began to suspect what was happening when he realized the address he was given was close to where his secret plans against the Figaros had taken place. Realizing that the Don meant this place to be a poetic place for him to die, he quickly confirmed his suspicions with his friend Ozataki, who was in the city for the wedding. It is unknown how he wound up in the same car as [BLANK], but forensics at the scene of the car accident proved that it was indeed Alberghi who killed [BLANK] and took his finger, as well as killing three other men.
From here, Alberghi headed back to his base, covered in blood and carrying a severed finger. He gathered his crew and headed to the real location of the wedding, which he had also confirmed through Ozataki. He managed to get his entire crew through the Yakuza guard and into the courtyard of the building, where he confronted Don Urbino about his plans to have him assassinated. He handed the Don a small box as a wedding present, containing [BLANK]'s finger. Alberghi then insisted that he would always act in the best interests of the Family, and that he wouldn't be going anywhere. During the wedding, the Don's son was assassinated. It was confirmed later by The Professor that Alberghi had "planned for the Yakuza girl to die, but someone else beat [them] to the punch." With the death of his only heir and his best friend, Urbino to wrote in his journal, "He's just not worth the effort anymore. He can do what he wants. Maybe I'll get lucky and he'll get himself killed," referring of course to Alberghi. He got one last spite in before the day was over, however, and ordered Alberghi to marry the Yakuza daughter to secure the alliance that Alberghi himself had proposed.
Now there were no more viable successors to the Don. His only son assassinated, his best friend and right hand murdered, and all other Capos quivering in fear, he could not contest Alberghi as next in line to rule the Family.
Rise to Head of Magistrate and Head of the Urbino Crime Family Edit
With the Figaro Family in splinters and no one to contest him as successor to the Urbino Family, Alberghi turned his attention to taking down the Magistrate. According to The Professor, Alberghi's original plan was to seat himself as ruler of all of Genoa.
He began by meeting with the Figaro splinters, save for Julio Figaro himself. He bargained for their alliance, promising them an end to their generations-long conflict and relative seats of power and safety within his organization. They agreed and he turned his attention to inciting a riot.
Throughout his rise in the Urbinos, the Magistrate's crackdown had resulted in several police gangs brutalizing the public and many negative PR events, such as the shooting of pets and the harassment of the elderly in the streets in broad daylight. Alberghi ordered anti-government and pro-insurgent propaganda to be spread throughout the city. He also began organizing the rebels and acquiring dynamite and small guns.
The day of the rebellion arrived and he equipped hundreds of enraged young men with his newly-acquired explosives and guns and ordered them around the city in such a manner as to facilitate his takeover of the Genoan Treasury in the chaos. His plan succeeded, but with far greater losses than he had anticipated, and he also had to worry about the mercenary organizations The Red Lions and Sable Company, which the government had paid to help them out in the rebellion that everyone was anticipating.
After the takeover of the Treasury building, the mercenaries surrounded it and began demanding the vast majority of the city's wealth. Alberghi managed to play the two factions against each other, but not to much avail and had to surrender the building, lest risk losing everything that he had worked for. His men retreated through the sewers, carrying as much gold as they could back to Capo Alberghi's headquarters.
After the revolution, Don Urbino resigned as head of the crime family and let Alberghi take over as Don. The newly-minted Alberghi Crime Family was the wealthiest organization left in the city, with all the gold they had taken.
Cipriano Bianculli, the man elected Governer by the revolutionaries, turned to the Alberghi Family for help rebuilding the city. In exchange, Bianculli agreed to give Alberghi the position of Chief of Magistrate. The Alberghi crime family found themselves with more power and less police oversight than ever before. The organization flourished and Alberghi eventually retired a very rich man. He had his wife from the Yakuza assassinated and eventually bore his own, natural-born Italian successors to the Family business.
Impact on Genoan Agriculture Edit
Prior to Alberghi's interference, the Figaro Crime Family controlled 90% of Genoas profitable farms and vineyards. In an attempt to strike a long-term blow against the Family, Alberghi devised a plan to introduce an invasive species to the city from Tokyo.
During his time with the Yakuza, Alberghi learned of the Popilla beetle, which has a very small lifespan. When the beetle hatches, it eats everything in site before laying hundreds of eggs that continue the cycle. The beetle does not destroy the ecosystem in Tokyo since the beetle's larva and eggs fall prey to a variety of other insects and birds.
After the deal between the Urbinos and the Yakuza to form an alliance through marriage was struck, Luigi contacted his friend in the Yakuza, Hiru Ozataki, who arranged to have the beetles delivered to Genoa in an inconspicuous brown paper bag. The beetles arrived later in the season than Alberghi planned for them to, and it would be a matter of pure chance for them to survive long enough to become devastating to the farmland.
Alberghi personally manned a small team to release the beetles in nearby farmland. During the mission, however, they were spotted by the farmers, whose bodies were left for the beetles after a brief firefight.
While the beetles were destroying the countryside, Alberghi destroyed the Figaro mansion, incited a riot, and rose to head of the Alberghi Crime Family and Chief of Magistrate in Genoa. The Alberghi crime family quickly bought up all the cheap farmland and, with the help of the Yazuka, exterminated the beetle swarm, though some do still crop up from time to time. The Alberghi Crime Family still owns the majority of farmland in Genoa to this day.
This section describes major public events in Genoa that Alberghi participated in.
Genoan Mining Co. Edit
Alberghi was sent as part of a five-man squad to the Genoan Mining Co., after the miners had started a strike, claiming that they had been paid with counterfeit bills. The squad's mission was to diffuse the situation before it turned into a riot. Alberghi posed as a member of the Magistrate and "interrogated" the miners about their claims. One of the miners reported seeing a man "who said he was from the Magistrate show off these big mechanical arms and slam Ecclesio's head into the floorboards." Ecclesio Liccardi did not survive his injuries.
Alberghi and his team did not prevent the riot at the mine, but they did manage to confiscate several guns and explosives before it took place.
Eight in total died during this incident, including one Jimmy Porta.
Bar Lou Edit
Later in the same week as the incident at the Genoan Mining Co., the same team of five drove an extra-large vehicle into a Bar Lou, a local bar and grille, killing several innocent bystanders and several members of the Figaro crime family, one of which Alberghi was ordered to bring back alive. He crushed the man's skull with his bare (adamantine) hands.
Attack On the Downtown Shopping Center Edit
Demolition of the Figaro Mansion Edit
- The "G." in "Luigi G. Alberghi" stands for Gesù, which means "Jesus".