Codes of Conduct--An Apocalyptic RP

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Does this look even mildly interesting?

Poll closed Nov 11, 2015.
  1. Yes

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    66.7%
  2. No

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  3. I saw a picture of fire...I like fire...

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  1. "Don't worry, my children, I won't let anyone hurt you."

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    It was a normal day. You work up, got dressed, and left for school or work or whatever you usually did in the mornings. The sun was bright, clouds dotted the sky. It was what you might even call a perfect day. No one could have suspected that all hell would break loose.

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    Fire, wind, lightning, screams of agony. These now occupy your memories of your last moments of freedom. Perhaps you were just a child at the time. It matters not. No matter how old you were, you remember at least some of the chaos that tore your world to pieces.


    Fast forward eight years. Humanity is left picking up the pieces of the phenomenon that was the apocalypse. Only 2% of the world remains, and it is the cruel that have risen above the rest. They are the ones who can make the hard decisions. The ones who know how to survive. One in particular, Jason Clark, has promised you protection from the harsh, dangerous world.

    But at what cost?

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    THE LAST CITY

    Surrounded by high, thick walls lies THE LAST CITY, located in what used to be a small portion of Detroit, Michigan. With electricity practically nonexistent and fuel rare as a standing forest, the people have been forced to resort to older ways of life. Bartering is the common currency, unless you're lucky enough to have gold, silver, or copper on hand. Guns are also rare and illegal for the general public, so most deal with a bow and arrows, swords, knives, etc. The city is a ghost of what it used to be, and the ground that used to thick with asphalt streets and cement sidewalks is now thick with vegetation. Farming is a common practice once again.

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    CODES OF CONDUCT
    (THE LAST CITY'S LAWS AND THEIR PUNISHMENTS)


    1. USE OF GUNS BY ANYONE EXCEPT CITY GUARDS IS PROHIBITED.
    PUNISHMENT: 20 YEARS IMPRISONMENT OR DEATH
    2. WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HOLD FORMAL JOBS UNLESS EMPLOYED BY A FATHER, HUSBAND, OR OTHER MALE GUARDIAN.
    PUNISHMENT: DEATH FOR THE WOMAN, 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT OR DEATH FOR HER GUARDIAN
    3. FAMILIES MAY ONLY BEAR A MAXIMUM OF TWO CHILDREN.
    PUNISHMENT: DEATH FOR THE WOMAN, CHILD KILLED OR TAKEN AS A WARD OF THE STATE IF DEEMED SO BY OUR GREAT PROTECTOR, JASON CLARK
    4. ALL CITIZENS MUST REPORT TO THEIR HOMES AT 10:00 PM EVERY NIGHT UNLESS IN POSSESSION OF THE APPROPRIATE PERMITS.
    PUNISHMENT: 15+ YEARS IMPRISONMENT OR DEATH
    5. TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE CITY IS PROHIBITED.
    PUNISHMENT: DEATH
    6. PROTESTS, PEACEFUL OR OTHERWISE, ARE PROHIBITED.
    PUNISHMENT: DEATH
    7. CITY GUARDS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO INVESTIGATE AND ARREST AND CITIZENS SUSPECTED OF ILLICIT ACTIVITY. RESISTANCE IS PROHIBITED.
    PUNISHMENT: LIFELONG IMPRISONMENT OR DEATH


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    CIVIL UNREST

    At first, you only wanted to survive. Now, you have the opportunity to have a family, even hold a job. Life is very slowly becoming normal again, despite all the losses. But as time has gone on, you've begun to notice the tyranny of your "Great Protector." You begin to wonder what's beyond the walls of the city. You begin to wonder why you've always turned a blind eye to the City Guard's cruelty. You begin to wonder if survival is really worth being a slave to a man drunk on his own power.

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    RP RULES

    1. Be respectful.
    2. Maximum of four characters, evenly gendered.
    3. LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY!
    4. Questions? Feel free to ask.
    5. Intermediate roleplaying level required (i.e. write at least one five-sentence paragraph, preferably more).


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    Please let me know if you would be interested in a roleplay of this nature. Some of the concepts may be tweaked as I develop the plot more and more, so this may look a little different by the time I start (assuming I get enough interest).
     
  2. Why so harsh on women xD (joke) evil dystopia sounds amazing. Would love to join
     
  3. Love me an apocalypse. Count me in.
     
  4. There's a reason for everything in this role play ;D

    And glad to see interest! I would say once at least two or three more people show interest I'll post the OC.
     
  5. Well, given that I'm impatient, I'll be posting this sometime tonight or tomorrow. More interest would be awesome, but not everyone necessarily checks this side of Iwaku. xD

    Plus sometimes a small group of people isn't all bad.

    Really I'm just impatient.
     
  6. I might join this if and when the IC goes up. The Last City reflects a lot of early cultures pretty well and with this being after an apocalypse, it makes sense that rules would be structured this way. Harsh and controlling, but it keeps things running and it keeps the majority of the population alive.
    Makes me wonder what other cities are like.
     
  7. Curious question. I don't mean to argue details this early on but how long has been since... well, fire and death. Cause this seems to be a well established community which would take time to develop from the ashes of civilization.

    Reason for the question: I am impatient as well, so while I wait for the OC I took the time to flesh out two characters I really like (which can be modified depending on CS rules). One of them being an elderly man who, if it's possible, was born long before the end of days. Hence my question.
     
    #7 Jamie64, Nov 7, 2015
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  9. Sorry for the wait everyone. Life got a little busy. I'll have the OOC up tomorrow or Wednesday.

    In answer to your question, old people born long before the apocalypse are still very possible.
    As far as fire and death, it wasn't just that. The apocalypse was both man-made and nature-made. When the OOC goes up, I'll have a more thorough explanation of what really happened, as well as how humanity managed to build some sort of civilization again. The time span is approximately 10 years, though I may extend as I flesh out the final details.
     
  10. Well, I'm not quite ready. Work has me swamped, but I'll be free for the most part the rest of this week. I'll have the OOC up tomorrow or Friday.
     
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