Raja Bahadur is a character role-played by Fairlight_Excalibur
Raja Bahadur is a Jack of All Trades. He has his fingers in almost everything, knows everyone and does most things for the thrill more than the actual gain. Raja used to be a fixer, he was able to procure every product and information necessary. Anything you needed, Raja had it. Now he owns QuickFix garage and has a more specialized sortiment of products, however still gathering info when necessary and pulling strings to get products he doesn't sell. He is very careful and calculated and as a result has yet to be caught committing a single felony by the law enforcement. The only crime he has ever committed is against fashion with those dreadful pantaloons of his.
Humble beginnings Edit
Raja started his life in Los Santos as a tow truck driver in the day and a burglar at night. After a short time he met Gomer Colton which showed him how to make the most money as a tow truck driver by hunting the cops to get every tow from them. Later on he was taken under Sun Moon’s wing who showed him other legal ways to make money.
Becoming a mechanic Edit
Wanting to learn more about the cars of the city and earn more money, Raja applied for a job at Stroke Masters Repair Garage in order to become a mechanic. Due to the company Raja kept at the time, the job application was declined. This turned out to be a good thing for Raja, as Strokemaster's went out of business just a few weeks later.
With the job at Strokemaster's not working out, Raja then approached Rudi Rinsen to apply for work at QuickFix, where he was hired and in the span of a few weeks went from a green mechanic to running the day-to-day business. Raja was frequently the only mechanic available in the evenings and made many of his early connections by chatting with everyone who brought their cars in. He also began buying and selling other products on the side while fixing cars, including guns, drugs, electronics, spare parts, and more. This slowly led to Raja becoming a sort of criminal pawn shop, using his work as a mechanic as cover while dealing in all manner of illegal items.
Gun trade Edit
As the responsibilities of Raja increased at the repair shop, so did the Lost MC’s trust of him. Raja was brought in to help with their backroom business of selling guns, which primarily came from Nino Chavez. This lasted for about two month until Nino moved out of the gun business and the LOST MC no longer had a source for firearms..
Raja would later get back into the gun trade, taking it upon himself to supply guns to the city. He arranged to have several shipments of weapon parts smuggled into The Quick Fix disguised as auto parts. He then assembled the weapons in the back room of his shop. This has grown his business greatly, and allowed for him to become a major player in the gun market. Not many know that he stands at the top of many suppliers. Over time, he brought in David Chris, Summer Mersion, Karlias Drex, and Zeke Vernone to help with the smuggling and assembly of firearms.
Mask was looking for someone to buy a house for a weed growing operation and reached out to Raja who ended up buying a house, this was rather successful and weed pushers got hired. Eventually the weed market crashed, but Raja kept on growing weed in the hopes that the market would change, when Mask disappeared Penny Evans got hired for growing a distributing the weed.
Raja got approached by Dominique Woods on the QuickFix lot during an otherwise standard repair job, offering to sell Raja some Cocaine. Raja not knowing who the man was, reached out to his contacts to figure out who the man was only getting one positive response from Gomer Colton. The following day, Dom reached out to Raja once more and offered a direct connection to the cocaine market forming a new business venture that continues to this day.
Becoming a Business Owner Edit
The Lost MC eventually sold QuickFix to Raja for $300,000 draining his personal finances. The deal mean’t that the Lost MC would not be working there anymore, and they would take the company funds with them effectively making Raja have to start over rebuilding the business from scratch. First hire would be David "D.C." Chris, other notable hires at the time was Manny McDaniels, Annabelle Higgins, Summer Mersion, and Johnny Turner.
For several months, Raja was in a relationship with BCSO Detective Jenny Hall. According to his own musings, the relationship was ultimately doomed to fail, primarily due to their inability to share knowledge of their daily lives from across the fence of the law and eventually the two separated amicably.
Recently he has been talking to former District Attorney turned Lawyer Adrienne West whom he visited and supported in Parsons after the Arthur/Bovice incident - and the romantic relationship between them has been made "Official" as of mid—December.
Recent Events Edit
The split of the Bondi Boys MC has led to some of his employees being targeted, however this has since been dealt with due to the departure of Arthur Hammond from the city and a fairly recent conversation with Nino Chavez.
- Was originally conceived as a Dungeons & Dragons character for the campaign Dustvale along with Karlias Drex, references to this can sometimes be heard when Raja and Karlias are talking amongst themselves.
- Both Raja and Karlias were killed during the events of Dustvale and then later resurrected in a temple. Thus, the GTA versions of these character sometimes make jokes about their own deaths or references to the afterlife.
- "Revolter Praise"
- "Back when Rudi had me selling Thermite..."
- "I'm just a mechanic"
- "Name's Raja, I own the place"