This is my first Necromunda gang in 25 years.
The background for this unusual gang make up is that when their leader, Brutus, was a juve he used to run with another gang who used to hunt the beastial abhumans who lived in the underhive for sport. These beastemen were strong and resilient, traits the Goliaths admired, and taking a horn or a pelt as a trophy was considered a rite of passage.
This all changed when Brutus was ambushed by three Esher gangers. He was saved by a beastman Gor named Kazgor, who leapt into the fray, and helped Brutus defeat the Eshers. Brutus and Kazgor became close friends, and the two of them realised that they had much in common, as both Goliaths and beastmen admire strength, brutality and big weapons.
When the other Goliath gang members found out about Brutus' new friend, they were less than happy, and condemned Brutus and Kazgor to death in the House fighting pits.
Brutus and Kazgor fought side by side for many house and defeated all opponents sent against them.The other Goliaths had to admit that they were quite a formidable pair. The gang were debating what to do next when a senior House member, who had been watching the slaughter in the fighting pit, intervened. He decreed that Brutus should be allowed to form his own gang, with Kazgor, and that they should be sent deep into the underhive, to some hive-begotten dome.
Brutus has recruited from both the House Goliath and Kazgor's abhuman tribe. Recently the abhumans have introduced the Goliaths to a new way of worshiping the Him-On-Earth as 'The Emperor of Skulls'. The idea that you can appease the wrath of the God-Emperor by offering him the skulls of your enemies appeals to the Goliaths.