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Discussion in 'OOC RP Discussions' started by FridayWolf13, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. FridayWolf13

    FridayWolf13 Well-Known Member Member

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    In 2009, a genetically re-engineered measles virus, originally created as a cure for cancer, turns into a lethal strain which kills 94% of those it infects, mutates 5% into predatory, nocturnal and vampiric mutants, who are extremely vulnerable to sunlight, with only 1% left immune. After the initial quarantine, those left alive know three things: 1) Nothing works anymore. If you want power or running water, you're going to have to work hard to find it, and even then... good luck. 2) The infected that are left are vicious and inhumane, but they are intelligent. They will find you if you're not locked up tightly after sunset, and they will kill you. 3) Survival is the only thing you have left to worry about and if you're not careful, it might be the last thing you ever worry about.

    These creatures have adapted to their surroundings in the three long years since the outbreak. They've adapted well. What were thought to be mindless mutations actually run in packs and create very intense hierarchies which they use to hunt the remaining humans, and animals, of the world. Animals and plant-life now overrun the skyscrapers that line city blocks, and you're more likely to compete with other predators than other humans on any given day. Almost everyone is dead, after all.

    There is one redeeming "secret" that has been circling on forgotten radio channels and through those occasional immune survivors who manage to cross paths. Apparently, there's a colony of survivors on the East Coast of America, and rumor has it that they've managed to set up power-supplies and are rebuilding after the destruction the virus caused. They welcome all of those who are also immune and offer protection in exchange for more working hands in rebuilding.
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    Character Sheets are NOT necessary but are extremely helpful. They go in this thread!
    Any questions, both before and after you join the IC, can be asked here as well!

     
  2. FridayWolf13

    FridayWolf13 Well-Known Member Member

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    Name: Katherine Gallagher
    Age: 22 years of age
    Birthdate: February 15
    Gender: Female
    Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
    Previous Occupation: Kennel Supervisor/Dog Trainer

    Possessions:
    -Mountaintop Hiking Bag
    -Tactical Flashlight
    -Multi-use Tool
    -Knife Sharpener
    -Duct Tape
    -First Aid Kit
    -Small pack of nonperishables
    -58 oz. water bottle with clip
    -Firestarter Kit
    -27 remaining water purification tablets
    -Rain Jacket
    -4 jeans, 4 shirts, underwear and bra, & a long sleeve
    -Wind Resistant Jacket
    -Hiking Boots
    -Fleece Sleeping Bag
    -Can Opener
    -Stainless Steel Cooking Pot
    -Set of Camping Utensils
    -Sewing Kit
    -Traditional Compass
    -Coach's Whistle
    -Wallet/Personal Documents (approx. $617 left)*

    Weaponry:
    -Pepper Spray
    -Bushcraft Knife
    -Stun Gun
    -Downrange Tomahawk
    -Kimber 84M Mountain Ascent Rifle

    Notable Relationships:
    Emmaline Thomassen - Mother - Deceased
    Christian Gallagher - Father - Deceased
    Lorelei Gallagher - Younger Sister - Deceased
    Bellamy - Family Dog - Deceased
    Sterling - Family Dog - Alive, companion

    Other:
    -While her accent is vaguely southern, it's rarely deep or noticeable, and she often tries to maintain a more "proper" tone. It's hard to tell when or if she's forcing her accent.
    -Sterling is Katherine's loyal companion, who turned almost viciously protective after the loss of their family and first dog. He is roughly four years old and is an unknown mix that they adopted from a shelter a few years ago.

    Backstory:
    Ever since she was little, Katherine was fascinated with the outdoors and what nature had to offer her. She adored animals and plants alike, and never hesitated to step out into the forests when given the opportunity. Her mother was more or less the same way and by the time Katherine was ten, they'd joined the Girl Scouts and even started their own outdoor-adventures together on camping trips and the like when the Girl Scouts just weren't tiding her over. They replanted trees, bird-watched, and even kayaked, and when Lorelei was old enough, she too joined them. When Kat left the Girl Scouts, she was thirteen- and just finding out that other girls weren't as pleasant as they were in elementary school. After that, she became introverted and stuck to herself and her family.
    They adopted their first dog when Katherine was sixteen. She picked Bellamy out from the row of awaiting dogs in the shelter and told her mom that he'd chosen them. The dog was some type of pit or bulldog mix, or so the shelter assumed. There was never a day that dog didn't faithfully follow Katherine up to her room at night to be tucked in. He was five when they adopted their second dog, named Sterling. Life was well for the following year. And then the virus spread, the quarantine hit, and the family began to die.
    Their parents were first. Their mother came to them one night, crying, and gave them firm instructions while she set up as many weapons as she could for them. Katherine remembers asking again and again where their father was, but their mother merely ignored her and continued giving detailed instructions on what they were to do. Her last words to Katherine were, "I love you, my sweet. You will survive. Remember this family as it was." They somehow managed to get away and survive a few months before Lorelei was caught, right at sundown. Bellamy fought to protect her but it was too late for both of them. Although Katherine refuses to admit it aloud, she's the one who had to put them both down before they turned on her. Now, she and Sterling guard one another fiercely and struggle from day to day just to survive.

    Appearance:

    Katherine stands at an even 5' 3" and weighs 122 lbs.
    While she had always had a more slender build, this young woman was never one to let it encumber her. She pushed hard to keep the firm build she has as she often holds little weight, so her muscles are sinewy and strong beneath her pale complexion. She has high cheekbones and thin, striking brows that contour and define the striking set of hazel eyes in between. Her hair is long and a dark, mousey-brown. It's most often tied into a pony-tail or braided in modern times. She has a few freckles, particularly on her cheeks and shoulders, though some can be flitting their way down her arms and to her hands. She has dull shirts and long-sleeves, most in colors of greens or grays. Her jeans are form-fitting but still loose enough to be flexible in, and she almost always has a good set of hiking boots on.

    Personality
    :

    Katherine is most easily described as an eccentric, unpredictable person. Her mind goes a mile a minute and even she often can't keep up. Easily frustrated and temperamental at best, she's also prone to anxiety when things start getting out of hand (which, for her, is basically all the time). She has an incredibly addictive demeanor, to both inanimate and living things, and can become incredibly possessive over things she likes or cares for. Although she often seems snarky or cold, there's likely no one as compassionate left in the world anymore. Her naivety will eventually be her downfall, though she'd never think that, and she does her best to keep herself and Sterling alive, no matter the costs anymore.

    Face Claim and Other Photo Reference(s):
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  3. Impious Ira

    Impious Ira "I make my mistakes so proudly." Member

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    Name: Aaron Damien Lewis
    Age: 29 years of age
    Birthdate: October 28th
    Gender: Male
    Hometown: New York, New York
    Previous Occupation: Army Special Forces/ RANGER

    Possessions:
    -MREs
    -Paracord survival bracelet
    - Tactical manual recharge LED flashlight
    -All Hazards Prime Backpack
    -Modular Chest Set -
    -Boots
    -Poncho
    -Thigh Rig

    -Enforcer Plate Carrier
    -Ballistic glasses
    -Tru Spec Uniform
    -Hydration Kit

    -Compass

    Weaponry:
    HK 416
    M249 LMG
    M870 Shotgun
    Tomahawk x2

    Sig Sauer P226

    Notable Relationships:
    Thomas Lewis 45 - Father- Shot in the head, deceased.
    Alicia Lewis-Mother- Shot in the head, deceased.
    Benjamin Lewis-Brother-Infected, locked in the basement.
    Cecelia-Sister- Shot in the head after being caught in a bear trap- deceased.

    Appearance:
    It's not hard to miss Aaron as he is 6'7" and 220lbs; A strong muscular physique outweighs a lean muscled body. His arms bulge with corded muscle; His chest is solid and his abdominals ripping. He has broad shoulders, vascular build. He sports a thick, unruly beard that rugged and handsome, as are his eyes which are a deep blue. His hair is cut and left long and flowing in front. He has not one but two crosses, one each shoulder. Most of the time he is in military garb including water hydration until, a gas mask and a military polyester poncho. He has a kevlar lined tactical vest with ceramic tile slid into slots.
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  4. Impious Ira

    Impious Ira "I make my mistakes so proudly." Member

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    how did the virus spread? Rats? Fleas? Was it airborne or water based contamination?
     
  5. Impious Ira

    Impious Ira "I make my mistakes so proudly." Member

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    Also will any of your Flist be brought in?
     
  6. Impious Ira

    Impious Ira "I make my mistakes so proudly." Member

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    How do you kill or incapacitate the mutants? Head shots?
     
  7. FridayWolf13

    FridayWolf13 Well-Known Member Member

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    As this RP is based heavily on the movie and novel 'I Am Legend', I'm going to use one of their wikis to answer these questions since it'll likely explain it not only with more depth but more details than I could. I'll also include a link at the bottom in case you think of anything else!

    This should answer and explain the origins and spread of the virus:
    "The Krippin Virus was genetically engineered from the Measles virus by Dr. Alice Krippin as a cure for cancer.

    KV at first appeared to be effective with no side-effects, but over time, the virus began to mutate and cause rabies-like symptoms in its hosts.

    Despite the military's best efforts to contain KV, it eventually mutated into a lethal new strain of measles with a 90% kill rate, and went airborne. KV spread out from Manhattan across the globe, killing 5.4 billion people. Of the 600 million who did not die from the virus, only 12 million were naturally immune to KV; the other 588 million devolved into Darkseekers."

    This next piece delves into their main weakness, sunlight,- below- and as they're infected humans, I think I'm going to go with the realistic '28-days' approach and say that if they don't eat or the weather gets extremely cold, they can starve or freeze to death. As for weapons, it would realistically take 2 or 3 times the effort and wounds to take them down, due to the amount of adrenaline surging their body during their hunts, and due to them being highly mutated. I hope that makes enough sense and keeps it on the realistic side.

    "The major weakness of the Darkseekers was the unique side effect of their viral mutation, intolerance of ultraviolet light. When exposed to minute amounts to UV light their skin is rapidly eaten away and when exposed to full on UV radation of the sun they are killed within moments."

    Here's the link to the I Am Legend virus wiki, which should be linked to any other info you might want, if it interests you:
    http://imlegend.wikia.com/wiki/Krippin_Virus

    As for my F-list, I'm more than open to anything and everything occurring within the roleplay storyline, if it ends up venturing in that direction. But it is expected to be more plot-based than smut-based, with the aspect of survival being so heavily in play. I hope I covered everything you mentioned, and sorry it took me so long. Thank you for your patience!
     
  8. Impious Ira

    Impious Ira "I make my mistakes so proudly." Member

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    Well, the reason I bring up the Flist is that; two survivors looking out for one another there's bound to be tension and chemistry that will inevitably lead to that conclusion. After all, they are survivors they have to rebuild the human race somehow. Procreation is vital at this stage.


    Now as for the mutants, dark seekers, I do believe the can withstand extremely cold temperatures their bodies are just too naturally hot because as you stated they have a lot of adrenaline pumping through their veins. As for the firearms thing, I believe it depends on the type of firearm and ammunition you are using. a 9mm using FMJ wouldn't cause the same amount of damage as a 12 gauge with a 3" deer slug. That'll blow a limb off or straight up kill a Darkseeker adrenaline boost or not.


    As f or the rest I go what I saw in the movie; they are highly aggressive, multple tiimes stronger than humans and crazy fast. That said sunlight burns them; UV light stuns and urts them but if they horde then theres no getting around it. They also show remarkable intllgence such as when they baited Will Smiths character and looped him with a rabit snare.

    Now if they bit an unifected/immune person does that turn them as well? Cause I have a couple ideas either way.
     
  9. TheDovah

    TheDovah Well-Known Member Member

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    Bit late but here is mine. May be worth tagging those who showed interest in the interest thread as well. :)

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    Name:
    Alexis Farnitos
    Age: 29
    Birthday: 8th August
    Hometown:
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Previous occuptation: Head Cook
    Posessions:
    • One waterproof backpack
    • Spare cans
    • A hotplate that can run on it's own power and modified to be charged via solar.
    • One fairly damaged sleeping bag. Red.
    • A set of chef knives and cultery
    • A reusuable water bottle
    • A collection of various small paperbacks
    • 4 spare shirts, 3 shorts, 2 jeans and to her annoyance, 9 sets of lingerie
    Weapons:
    • One semi-automatic shotgun
    • A makeshift spear made out of 4 knives and an oar.
    • A revolver
    • Two knives.
    Notable relationships:
    • None. Everyone she knew is dead or in hiding. Only her loyal friend, Marlo, a husky that travels by her side.
    Other:
    • Has no real plan. Just salvaging what she can and surviving another day
    • Is a Futanari
    Backstory:
    • Grew up in Los Angeles.
    • Developed a love of cooking in her teens. Decided to dedicate herself to becoming the best in the world.
    • Got hired at The Hairy Chef's buffet at the age of 18. Spent the next few years furthering her craft.
    • During the outbreak, she pretty much lost everyone and has since spent years wandering what's left of the country.
     
  10. PerfectKnightmare

    PerfectKnightmare A desire, you couldn't have Member

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    Are we able to multiplay?
     
  11. FridayWolf13

    FridayWolf13 Well-Known Member Member

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    Multiplay? Like, play multiple characters? If so, you're able to play as many as you can handle. Please know your own limits. Also, you can very well create a character and plan to kill them off. Though do keep in mind if you're trying to kill another person's character(s), you must ask them first.

    And back to Impious's questions- which I'm incrediby sorry to keep you waiting for, I know I've been terrible with that lately- the F-list is entirely open to play here, if it does eventually get to that point, because I do agree that with there being so little people left, repopulation would be in heavy consideration/ a heavy conflict amongst survivors (and likely even cause an argument between those believing it's necessary and those who think it's too dangerous due to current living conditions, etc.). And yes, they can withstand extremely cold temperatures, but if there was a genuine freeze (like for example, something similar to the polar vortex that just hit the US) then even the adrenaline in their systems wouldn't be able to keep them alive. But other than that, I completely agree. As for the firearms/bullets, I absolutely agree as well. The only reason I was stating it in terms of effort/wounds was because not everyone would have access to a firearm as a weapon at all times.

    As for the biting of an uninfected/immune person, if the person is immune, they are immune from both the airborne and the contact strain. If their wounds aren't fatal from the bite or scrabble with the Darkseeker itself, they not only won't be infected, they'll heal regularly. Here's what the wiki says to explain a little about the infection, and below, on the immunity itself. I hope that answers the questions you had. Definitely let me know if you have any more!
    • "There are two strains of the Krippin Virus: the airborne strain, which is spread through the air, and the contact strain, which is apparently spread through blood-saliva contact. Once KV infects a human host, they will slowly succumb to the disease over the course of 48 hours. During that time, the host will suffer symptoms such as a fever, bleeding from the eyes and vomiting blood. By the time the 48 hour deadline is up, the psychological symptoms of KV will have surfaced: the host will develop primal behaviour and a vicious bloodlust. They will also see the uninfected as vicious monsters that must be destroyed, and will embrace the newfound power the Krippin Virus gives them. A human who fully succumbed to KV and survives is called a Darkseeker. The contact strain of KV appears to overwhelm dogs much quicker than humans; it will only take a matter of hours before both the physiological and psychological symptoms of KV manifest in host dogs."
    • "Of the 6.8 billion people worldwide at the time the Krippin Virus was released, only 12 million people (~0.002% of the original population) are naturally immune to the airborne and contact strains of KV. Dogs are immune to the airborne strain, but are highly susceptible to the contact strain. Rats are also susceptible to KV, whereas birds, deer, lions and presumably all other animals are apparently immune to the virus. "

    And to TheDovah, thank you so much for applying! Accepted and welcome to hop in the RP thread at any time. I'm still rather new to hosting threads so let me figure out tagging and I will see if those interested are still interested, lol. Thank you so much for the reminder on that, as well. You're not late at all :) I'm always late with replies these days.
     

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