A recent arrival to Night City, Angus hails from an unknown past and has gained unofficial control of nearly all the combat zones by the unification of all the criminal elements operating within them. After creating his horde, Angus launched a surprise attack from the southern combat zone against the National Guard stations which had been massing in the city to enforce the martial law order as a result of the destabilization caused by the Prophets of Rage. Fighting the National Guard to a stalemate and looting several ammo dumps and vehicle depots, Angus’ mixed forces withdrew across the river and have created a demilitarized zone that separates corporate Night City from the combat zone, an area that is patrolled intensely by both sides.
Angus’ overarching goals are unknown at this junction, but since the attack he has set himself up as the spokesperson for the combat zone residents and has accrued much political capital recently with adroit use of the media and his eloquent speaking style. Whatever else Angus is, he is obviously an intellectual and learned man, and has built his empire on the idea of standing up for the “disenfranchised urban refugee, the castoffs of corporate and societal extravagance tired of feeding off the scraps from the capitalist table.” While his true political leanings are unknown, he has gained much admiration and vocal support from the liberal left throughout the world and much of the university elite as well who continue to trumpet Angus as a Renaissance Man and revolutionary leader who can bring modern society to truly face up to the damage it has caused to the soul of the people.
While Angus’ political designs play out on the national and sometimes global stage, his day to day operations are much more murky. While coming and going from the combat zone at will, it is not known where he resides or what exactly the nature of the allegiance shown to him by the real residents of Night City’s combat zones. What is known is that at the moment he wields great political clout within the city as well as being recognized nationally even though that political nature is still being defined and refined daily as the news cycle advances. Equally comfortable both in a news conference and on the urban battlefield, Angus is a new kind of leader that the world is still trying to understand and come to grips with.