A traditional Martillian Stilleto,
the symbolof the Martillian Mafia
|Founded||mid 17th century|
|Founding location||Martilles, Ultmar|
|Years active||Since 2026|
|Territory||Levantine Burgundie, Burgundian Outlying Islands, Southern Punth|
|Ethnicity||Made men are Burgundians, mostly Martillians|
|Criminal activities||Racketeering, drug trafficking, murder, bid rigging, extortion, assault, smuggling, illegal gambling, terrorism, loan sharking, prostitution, money laundering, fencing, robbery|
The Martillian Mafia, also known as the Ostal Nostre ("Our House"), is a criminal syndicate in Burgundie. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organisational structure and code of conduct. The basic group is known as a "family", "house", or "Ostal". Each family claims sovereignty over a territory, usually a town or village or a neighbourhood (quartier) of a larger city, in which it operates its rackets. Its members call themselves "men of honour", although the public often refers to them as "mafiador". The mafia's core activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
The modern word mafia originated in Burgundie. The Burgones adjective malfiusu (Latin and Imperial Latin: mafioso) roughly translates to mean "doer of harm (sickness)". In reference to a man, mafiusu in 17th century Burgundie was ambiguous, signifying a bully, arrogant but also fearless, enterprising and proud.
The term mafia has become a generic term for any organized criminal network with similar structure, methods, and interests. It is particularly used in Caphiria and Kirav to describe the Savatu Brotherhood and the Kiravian Mafia, respectively.
Original Ostal Nostre
Modern Ostal Nostre
As the Savatu Brotherhood expanded its drug operation in Burgundie it was clear that they would benefit from a local partner. As organized criminality was on a rapid decline it was clear that a local group would have to be created. The Savatu Brotherhood visited the various criminal groups and found all but one were unable to scale up their operations without becoming a liability. The Delorme Family was appraoched and asked to reform the Ostal Nostre as a sovereign but a constant ally to the Savatu Brotherhood. They quickly organized a smuggling and distribution ring to help the Savatu Brotherhood expand their criminal empire in Burgundie.