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The Geomijul (거미줄, Geomijul/コミジュル, Komijuru ) is an Korean-Japanese criminal organization featured in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Background[edit | edit source]
A part of the Ijin Three, Geomijul was formed by Seong-Hui, a professional forger who previously worked for the Jingweon Mafia. Seong-Hui and all the other initial members of the Geomijul were former Jingweon exiles who'd found safety and community in Yokohama, but who couldn't find employment outside the criminal world because of their past in the mafia. Based in Ijincho's Koreatown, the organization specializes in intelligence, serving as the balancer between Seiryu Clan and Yokohama Liumang. The Geomijul uses an extensive network of surveillance cameras and spies posted all over Ijincho to gather intel and sell it to anyone who can pay. They also use their intelligence network to maintain peace within Ijincho's criminal underworld.
The Geomijul also forms part of the secret counterfeiting operation run by the Ijin Three. During the 1950's; when the tensions between the Seiryu Clan and the Yokohama Liumang threatened to escalate into a gang war, local politician Yutaka Ogikubo proposed a business deal to both groups' leaders: They would use 10,000 yen bill plates which Ogikubo had acquired to start counterfeiting money and split the proceeds between all three of them. This arrangement made Ogikubo wealthy enough to finance his rise to power within his political party and it created a business so lucrative that the Seiryu and Liumang could not go to war with each other, lest they put an end to the counterfeiting. However, due to the need for absolute secrecy in creating counterfeit money, only the top members of the Seiryu and the Liumang were allowed to know about it; meaning that the groups' leaders needed to pretend that they were still constantly on the brink of war. When the Geomijul became a third powerful force in Ijincho during the late-2000's, they too were brought into the counterfeiting scheme in order to maintain the peace in Yokohama.
The Geomijul's stronghold and base of operations is a dilapidated building complex with massive tangles of electrical cables running through the structures, which are used to leech electricity off surrounding businesses. These cables feed the base with power necessary to maintain their 24-hour surveillance system and the counterfeiting machinery. Apart from stolen electricity, the base also has a number of windmills to generate power for their living quarters. Due to this web of cables, the base came to earn the nickname of "The Spider's Web"; which also gave the group its name, as Geomijul is Korean for "spider's web".
The Geomijul's primary form of attire is same as Jingweon Mafia - combat boots and dark military clothing. However, the Geomijul's members also wear Hahoetal masks to hide their faces while outside the Spider Web.