Shadows of Hong Kong
The Daskinder are a nomadic Mutual Protection Society of runaways and orphans in the Kowloon District of Hong Kong comprised entirely of preteens. They survive through petty larceny and grifting, and are typically too small-time to upset the local gangs. If they do gain the enmity of a gang, The Daskinder are generally long gone before the gang can cause them problems. Whenever a Daskinder hits puberty, he or she is no longer welcome within the group. This is a defense mechanism to make sure no one can prey on the largely defenseless children. Most end up in various local gangs or scrounging a living in Kowloon. Occasionally a former member will end up as a Shadowrunner or in one of the Triads.