Pierre was born and grew up on the streets of Paris, where he joined a gang known as La araignée (the spiders). The gang wore distinctive colour’s of a bright yellow duster and bright yellow Mohawk ( these were cybernetic implants so they could change at will to allow the gang to hide from the police, and the surgery was a rite of initiation in to the gang). They were a small time gang mainly just pedalling drugs to pay for there own habits.
A conflict arose between them and a rival gang over selling rights in the slum. The conflict saw the gang wiped out completely ,Well almost somehow through luck Pierre had survived but he could not stay there.
He was fortunate that one of the main dealer (Adrienne Morel)who had supplied the gang was looking for muscle, and saw some promise in the young Pierre. Here he was supplied with drugs and food, Any other pay he might have been in-titled to was payed in mutually beneficially cyber and bio enhancements.
The dealer grew in power greatly during this time as did Pierre, she became to prominent for the police to ignore.
They came in force one dawn when everyone was asleep, bursting in to the room of Pierre who was desperately trying to sleep through the drug induced jitters of his last hit was a mistake the two officer’s would not live to regret.
Pierre was lucky to escape the house and he knew he could not help those still inside or stay in Paris, Perhaps he was not even safe in france any more. He took no chance’s and made for the coast where he was lucky (as he had no knowledge of ports) to find a dishonest captan bound for Seattle.
When he arrived in Seattle he found a place to stay in a small two block area of the city known as Little Paris ( Although little Montreal would have been a better name as most of the residents are French Canadian ) and work as a doorman at a brothel La Maison Rouge run by a french lady Celeste Perrott .