You live your life on the island of Elba. It's an island city, heavily populated and thriving. It's also a fairly new American territory, though that doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. You work, you play, and you take care of your business like normal. Then the outbreak happens. It begins as a sickness and quickly evolves into a full blown pandemic. It starts out as flu-like symptoms, but slowly becomes something much more sinister. People begin to lose their judgement and their ability to effectively reason. Reports begin commenting on how infected persons lash out at whoever is near them, violently attacking and murdering their targets. Local law enforcement seems to have a handle on the problem, but they are soon overwhelmed. New reports reveal that infected persons receive an incredible boost in physicality and combat intelligence. Infected people soon show resistance to offense, taking bullets even, and still easily mauling their prey. Eventually, the National Guard is called in, but their assault is only successful for a few fleeting months. The spread of the sickness even affects them, regardless of their gear, and the island nation begins to break down. Families are split up, chaos ensues, and the island of Elba quickly becomes a personification of hell itself.
✖Let me start by saying this; this is a survival horror RP. As such, there will be player character death. We're all average human beings with no special properties, it is entirely probable that not everybody would survive in a situation like this.
✖The infected are normal humans that have been exposed to a viral pandemic. The infection affects the mind, altering perception and judgement. It also increases one's physical durability and attributes. Infected are stronger, faster, and more agile to than average humans. They also do not feel pain. However, the trade off for these enhancements is the complete loss of one's humanity. The infected are extremely violent, savage, and malicious people. Their only goal is to tear apart their targets in any way possible. However, the infected can be killed like any normal person; stab their heart, damage their brain, silt their throat. While they are seemingly easy to kill, their enhancements allow them to become formidable enemies for any non-infected, average person. Engage in unarmed combat at your own risk.
✖Though there is an overarching plot involved, as part of the experience, your characters will face certain decisions at different points in the IC. They will not always be significant, but they can mean the difference between life and death. What I'm saying is, if your character should die due to a decision made, don't get all pissy and whiny. This is a survival horror, so always think survival first, badassness never.
✖Though this part could be posted in the rules section, everybody is restricted to one character. It will provide a more dramatic and suspenseful experience if you're genuinely worried about the sole character you play.
✖This is not a sandbox RP, so this is how it will work. Everybody has complete freedom in their posts and decisions, as long as it makes sense to the situation. Every so often, either myself or Bliss will come along and put a plot post. After that, everybody will react to the plot point in a way of their choosing and we'll move along as such. It's just a way of keeping the RP going at a decent pace, as opposed to having everybody post random crap that makes no sense. Obviously, in between plot posts you can interact, write some character development for your character, or what have you.
✖Weapons will be available all throughout the RP. You will not be able to come across guns of any kind until they are introduced, but you are free to use things in the environments and create makeshift weapons if the materials are available. Example being, if an infected has trapped you in a kitchen somewhere, it is believable that if you can get to a knife, you'd grab it and use it.
✖We ask that you post a minimum of at least three paragraphs in your posts, as this is the advanced section. Though, I'm not a post nazi and neither is Bliss, as we both believe quality surpasses quantity every time. Also, there is no required posting frequency, we just ask that you try to post at least once per week. Everybody has a life and can be busy, but if you can, try to post at least once per week.
No Godmodding or powerplaying of any kind. That is all.
This will be a mature RP. There will be violence, there will be gore, and there will be disturbing scenes. Romance is not really a part of this RP(Who would fall in love with someone when they could be killed at any moment?), but we won't stop it from happening. People do tend to bond during traumatizing ordeals. Don't go crazy with it though.
Everyone is restricted to one character. Also, characters must have lived on the island of Elba for the entirety of their lives.
If you should die after being given a decision to make or at any point in the IC, don't get pissy and whiny and bitchy. Deal with it. Not everybody would survive an experience like this. There will be player character death.
If you plan to be gone for a while, don't just disappear, let people know in the OOC or at least PM myself or CorneredBliss. Alternatively, do not join this RP if you know you can't truly commit to it.
This will be a small cast RP
. The cast will be picked based on quality of character sheets and who we think will work well together.
If you are not included in the final cast, our apologies, but don't get angry. Nothing is personal, we just know what we're looking for.
This is a special rule called the Average Character Rule. Unique to this RP, this rule is meant to stop some of the stereotypical characters that will undoubtedly be created. Basically, everyone in this RP will be playing a normal human. Former military/law enforcement characters are not allowed, as well as characters who "have a particular set of skills that allow them to magically handle this situation as if was nothing". You won't be kicked out if you break this rule, you will just be asked to edit your CS. This rule is more of a guideline for CS creation. Think simple and average. Simple and average.
Don't be a loner type. RP's thrive on interaction, so if you're into that Mary Sue, you should probably think a little differently this time around.
If you'd read and understood these rules, put "I want to live" at the top of your CS.
Enjoy the RP and do not hesitate to ask any question you want to know.
THIS RP IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you for all the submissions. IC will be up soon.
Welcome to our survival horror experience! If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I hope I covered everything in the OOC. Also, shout outs to rocketfox
for the awesome formatting work.
You may declare commitment and post your Character Sheet within this thread. The CS skeleton is as follows:
Appearance: (written description is required; picture is optional; no anime please)
Again, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.