****PLEASE – NO OOC comments in the IC thread. When you jump in, jump in with your post right away. There is NO NEED for a CS in IC. However, if you want, you can post it on the OOC thread although it really is not necessary. It would be better if the background story is told in the RP – that is, if you even reveal a backstory. Remember, these are dangerous times!**** Updates will be posted as the RP goes. Make sure to check the OOC thread for these Updates. OOC link: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/ooc-ten-years-after-the-world-ended.40430/ ---------------- Unfinished Letter Pretty sure it’s January. Been 6 years since the world ended. And wer still here. Jess said we’d make it as far as a safe place – wherver da fuck that is. Well, just me and Kylie now. For like almost – ah shit, I dunno. Lost Jess in year 2 I think. So hard to keep track of days. Pointless. But I pick up shit loads of paper when I see them and write like theres no tomorow coz there might be no tomorow you know? Kylie’s here starin up at at the sky like we’re on sum picnic date or sumthin. I wish. I mean sure I like her, tho Jess -------- yeaaaaah I’m blabring again. That how you spell that? Like someone cares. As if it matters. Stoopid fuckin txtspk. And was so proud of bein all L33t before. Still blabring agin. Anyways. Dunno who y’all are but the world is a pretty fucked up POS by now. But I’m still here and I’ve asked Kylie to scatter the journals of the GREAT GREGORY MARSH --- yeah that’s me. So yeah, just so I can leave my mark and maybe help. Been movin from place to place since D-day and its pretty much hell. Worse maybe. The husks are still out there and they give me the creeps. The smell alone – and they just won’t fuckin die already. And you have to kill them which isn’t easy if – well, if there family. And friends. Just dunno what to think anymore. Like the rebels out there. Filthy terrorists. Just blowin things up and stirring up shit. But okay there not all bad. Met one and dude shared his meal with us. Probly felt sorry for a bunch of kids. Anyways. They think the WHO – like the world health organization - is behind the plague. But the WHO discovered vaccines for it you know? So rebel dudes probly paranoid. But yeah. He says the WHO kidnaps people and experiments on them so they can have a cure. Like a pill, you know? Told us to stay away from the military too and the ones in the city. As if. They don’t even step outside those walls. Fuckin cowards. And there no better! Heard in one town that rebels blew up a convoy to another city. And there was kids man! Seriously, who does this sorta shit? Kylie didn’t eat for days. Even when we had food. And Jess – Hard to trust strangers. DO NOT TRUST STRANGERS. Never know if there gonna sell you out you know? Seen all sorts of shit and we know people disappear. And they don’t ever return. My advice is to move around. And be careful. I want a burger. I know, random thingy. Just – last wish? Yeah, a burger. I’m writing this coz I wanna be remembered. Don’t wanna be one of those husks. Took down that fuckin husk but not before it got me. Yeah, can’t walk anymore. But I took it down. One less husk. And Kylie? Kylie I want to tell you for the longest time. I know ------------ “Before Greg died he said I should be grateful because I get to live. If he only knew. Death would have been kinder. He was the lucky one.” Kylie McArthur -------------------- We are survivors. Desperately clinging to life and fervently hoping for some form of salvation. Ten years after the world ended - a rebellion slowly gains ground. Rumors abound. There's a rumor about the World Health Organization engineering the plague that wiped off half of humanity. Another says rebels care for nothing but the destruction of the few remaining cities protected by the WHO. There's another, told in hushed voices, that anyone believed to be an insurgent - or those who sympathized with the rebellion - disappear. People have been disappearing and there is unrest everywhere. As a precaution, the WHO strengthened their bases, building walls around a few cities and protecting them from possible terrorist attacks. The rest of the survivors are locked out of the city walls, unprotected from the husks that roam the land. And the husks are a grim reminder of the day everything went to hell. The high-pitched moaning... the horrible, rotting smell. They're the closest things to zombies, but they haven't died yet. They live with the plague, their skin covered in sores, their hair falling in clumps. We are SURVIVORS left to our own devices. Will we die human? Or will we become husks? Or will we be able to rebuild and survive? ---------- SURVIVOR TYPES & BASES: *Scavengers- Nomadic. People who move around a lot often looking to trade. *Townies- People who settle in a town. May have grown up in town or may have decided to settle in a particular town after the 'apocalypse'. They trade with other people (mostly scavengers) who come to town. Most are distrustful of outsiders. *City-dwellers- The privileged few who live in walled cities that were protected by the WHO. Only those with the clearance to leave are allowed outside the walls. Most don't bother about what happens 'outside' the walls. Most believe they deserve to be saved. They are tracked using bracelets. City dwellers can be civilians or military. *** City dwellers are the only ones with access to credits. Credits act as currency in the cities. The credits are in the bracelets that city dwellers wear. Townies and Scavengers trade/barter with each other. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENTRIES - (Where your character/s can start) **Towns -Towns have rundown houses and minimal security. They have rudimentary barriers. The townies have managed to make it somewhat habitable. Attacks still happen, but not from the husks. Attacks are often carried out by outsiders wanting to gain access to resources the towns have. Bandits, hunters, slavers are a problem. **Cities -The cities have all the comforts of life before the virus spread. It has electricity, running water, transportation, and HEAVY security. **Wastes -Abandoned areas - ruined cities/towns - farmlands/forests. Anything that is not a city or a town. The wastes are dangerous and some are still swarming with the husks. The wastes are rich in resources - despite the name. There are animals you can hunt and wild fruits/herbs you can gather and other items you can use - weapons, tools, etc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FACTIONS ***Rebels -Survivors that formed a rebellion. Their HQ is at <............>. They believe that the WHO was behind all the atrocities happening in the world. They don't believe that they are about protecting the survivors. Their main agenda is to bring down the WHO and expose it for what they believe it is: an elitist group who are set on performing atrocious experiments on people as long as it "ADVANCES HUMANITY". Most rebels are in hiding or stay disguised. ***Believers- Survivors who believe that the WHO is on humanity's side and is working hard to rid the world of the plague. ***Neutrals -Survivors who don't take sides or believe that both are right / wrong. They may believe that rebels are simply terrorists and believers are mindless puppets. To them, surviving is the primary goal. They just want to rebuild their lives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since there are RUMORS flying around - your character/s can go with what your character/s believe. Create your own rumor or base it off someone else's - how you've come across the rumor doesn't matter. It's JUST A RUMOR after all. (Or is it?) Now...a few things: ·Scavengers and townies can't start in cities. You can lurk outside, but you can't be inside a city. You MAY have access LATER on (depending on how the RP goes). ·City-dwellers must start inside the walls of a city. You may either escape or have clearance to leave. Depends on your allegiances. ·You can pick any faction. You can also switch factions- depending on how you develop your character. But please make it believable. Your beliefs will depend on what you know, what you've heard, what you've experienced. You may play a BELIEVER outright, but deep inside, you're a REBEL at heart. Or it can be the other way around. Or you can just not care. Let the world go to hell. You just want a slice of peace. You're out for yourself and you don't give a damn. It's up to you. NOTES: 1 - There is no GOOD or BAD faction. There are lots of GRAY areas. 2 - You can pretend to be one faction for show - but another in truth. You need to guarantee your safety after all. 3 - Being a rebel doesn't mean you're good because you want what's best for the people. It also doesn't mean you're bad because you go against the WHO and perform 'terrorist' attacks. 4 - Being a Believer doesn't necessarily mean you're an elitist jerk. You CAN be though. You might think that everyone else deserves the hell they're going through. Or you can honestly believe that the WHO is doing something good because they're protecting people from rebels and is working hard to find a cure. 5 - Scavengers aren't just nomads. Or are they? They might have another agenda. Or they may just be nomads. Or they may be slavers. Or they may just be nomads. Or... So... 6 - TRUST is an ISSUE. That lovely townie you met in an inn might sell you out in exchange for firearms. Think it's safe to accept that drink that stranger is offering? What if it's drugged? 7 - It is TRUE that people are disappearing. If you voice your dissent and you disappear - are you taken by the REBELS because they want you to join their cause or are you silenced by the BELIEVERS? 8 - Players may abduct or hurt other players. BUT - You have to find a perfect opportunity to carry out an abduction AND you have to have a believable reason for the abduction. Are you a rebel and you're abducting another 'potential' member of the rebellion? Taking him or her blindfolded to your headquarters? While we're saying you may, it doesn't mean you have to. If you don't have reason and it won't be in character, then don't do it. This is just to throw in a more realistic (and fun!) element in the RP. This is done to move the RP forward. That being said... 9- DO NOT MURDER EVERYONE YOU SEE!!! You do this and we won't have anything to RP! 10 · You MAY be captured. Do you think you'd know your captors? Will you be SURE of their identity? BE CAREFUL. THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS. THERE ARE TRAITORS EVERYWHERE. ______________________ NO ONE-LINERS!!! This is not CHAT RP - Please post at least a paragraph. Also, though it's possible for you to jump in at anywhere with a new character, please read the post concerning the area you're starting in, especially if they've already been created. Jackson, for example, has an existing layout. Please respect that. You may add to the world, of course, and our maps will eventually reflect that. ---------Updates will be posted the OOC link - So make sure to check the OOC. ________________________ Remember: Iwaku general Rules apply. No godmodding. No bullying Rpers. Etc. ALSO: You do NOT have to add journal entries in your post. By all means if you WANT to then you may but it is not a must. Just wanted to let everyone know.