The Calamity Welcome to the United States. Population, 2 million and dropping, fast. Unfortunately the entire world is experiencing a massive population decline, but America has been hit the hardest. A year ago the planet was hit by something the people call The Calamity, named after the billions of people that dropped dead without warning. The entire world was thrown into pandemonium. Massive accidents occurred on the freeways, fires rampaged the cities, stores were looted, planes fell from the sky – it was absolute panic and to this day no one knows how it happened. As humanity grappled with the disaster, bizarre events began appearing on the news. Scattered radio reports detailed humans who shifted in and out of shadows, some were growing horns and tails; others developed gills, could see in the dark or grew extra limbs. Some humans, while still maintaining the same outward appearances developed powers. These people were called various things: witches, monsters, superheroes, sorcerers, but all agreed that they were abnormal. These changes proved too much for the United States military, which quickly collapsed and formed a new union in Washington, DC. Elsewhere, factions grew and died likes flies. It took two years after The Calamity for some semblance of order to be established. The United States fell apart and all that was left were the regions - the West, the East, and the Center. The only structure that held these lands together was the military; politicians were quickly shot and made examples of, as they were believed to have been the cause of the disaster. Instead mercenary groups, bounty hunters, raiders, and scavengers plagued the land and its people. Many were desperate for help, peace, and work. One group was trying to offer all three. In a bar, a hotel, in the car, or perhaps alone in your home, the radio plays this ad... Looking for work? Do you want to help people, but still get paid doing it? The Fallen Army are hiring and we’re looking for people with various skills. From the hardened war veteran, to the doctor, to the teacher, or former college student – we might have a place for you. We’re looking for people who are talented in what they do and have the guts to get the job done, whether that means disposing of dead bodies, taking care of a rampaging cult, or delivering medical supplies to a desperate town. Think you got what it takes? Head on over to Las Vegas and look for the red flag. You can’t miss us. How this Roleplay Works: You'll be given various assignments by the leader of The Fallen Army. Some of these assignments will require the entire group of players, others will be with a small group of two or three people heading off to various areas. Like the advertisement said, some of the assignments will require you to kill people or deliver packages. The Rules: 1. I am looking for Adept writers. Please use proper grammar and punctuation. Be willing to work with themes, plots, and character development/relationships. I hate purple prose. 2. Only godmod/hijack if you know how to do it right. As GM I will hijack your character from time to time, whether it be to forward the plot, or if someone has been gone for an extended period of time. I will allow players to do this as well if they have a firm understanding of other players' characters and the players are okay with this interpretation. If you do not like the interpretation of your character you may ask for the post to be edited or removed. This does not give you permission to kill off someone's character. 3. These powers/abnormalities are not allowed: time traveling, teleporting, mind reading, changing memories, pocket dimensions, or anything game breaking. I don't have a comprehensive list, but I will ask for powers to be changed if I feel like they give your character an unfair advantage. I don't tolerate players who try to be the All Powerful Chosen One. 4. Be able to post once a week. 5. Please play realistically. If your character has been without water for a while, they should be dehydrated and delirious. If your character has been shot at several times, they should be bleeding out and close to death. 6. One character per player. I'm not sure how many players I will accept, so we'll see how this goes. ONLY FILL OUT WHAT IS REQUIRED IN THE CHARACTER RESUME AND NO MORE. AND PLEASE BE BRIEF. We'll find out more about your history and personality during the roleplay. 7. Be willing to interact with players. Don't be off in the corner trying to be cool and edgy while the players are slaying a cult leader. Your Resume: Name: Age: Appearance: (No anime pictures) Where you from?: West/East/Center Any... Abnormalities? Powers?: (Limit Two) Occupation (What does your character do for a living?): Skills (Either involved with their job or a hobby that they picked up): 1. 2. 3. Example Charcter Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Example Charcter Sheet (open) Example Charcter Sheet (close) Name: Jane Doe Age: 30 Appearance: Where you from: Center Any... Abnormalities? Powers?: Dark Vision - Able to see in the dark Burning Embers - Able to summon small balls of fire in the palm of her hands Occupation: Nurse Skills: 1. All Bandaged Up - First aid training and CPR. Jane is able to do some rough patching up for those who are injured. 2. Pharmaceuticals Specialist - Able to recognize some common names for medicines. She's good at identifying pills, not so much with herbs or common plants 3. I've never gotten a ticket in my life - Competent driver, Jane has avoided the police thus far.