Dead SilenceThe world has ended, and now you are pitted against the wilderness, your fellow man, and a horde of blood-thirsty, cannibalistic monsters. BUT DON'T FRET!!! There is always a way out... Be it opting yourself out of a situation... For cowards. OR, doing what it is necessary to survive. We, the players, are not cowards, because we choose to survive. In making that choice, however, you have committed to Operation Heilen. This operation, a civilian and military fronted force out of the Sing Sing Prison Stronghold, is the struggle to retake the city of New York and its boroughs from both the Children of Heaven and said monsters mentioned above. Throughout this operation you will be running errands (I know, it never stops...) for a team of doctors within the Prison Walls who will be conducting tests on live infect and infected blood to find a way to kill the active Feniks virus. This may include, but is not limited too, the finding of medical equipment, chemicals, food and water, gasoline, weapons, ammunition, and securing routes in and out of major boroughs by establishing outposts, or the simple finding survivors before the Children of Heaven or infected persons do.
A Zombie Roleplay
Last Updated -- by AYoungWarthog -- 10/2/2013
This is a post-apocalyptic zombie survival roleplay. If you are not interested in a story like this, than you are in the wrong Interest Check. Thank you for viewing, have a wonderful day. – Warty
Gameplay and Goals
If you may choose to survive, welcome to Operation Heilen Task Group. If not... You are a coward.
The Story So FarIn 2015 the United States economic situation is spiraling out of control. The United States government under President Obama issues their ninth debt ceiling announcement. The debt ceiling rises to an all-time high of twenty-trillion dollars. Chinese officials demand the debt to their country be paid immediately as the amount of money owed to China is nearing ten trillion dollars. Major oil companies now push oil prices close to two hundred dollars a barrel raising gas prices to nearly seven dollars a gallon. The United States presence in the Middle East is becoming far too expensive and Obama begins pulling troops from Afghanistan and other foreign locations such as South Korea and Japan.
In the election year of 2016, problems rise with China as the United States forces in South Korea lower to nearly fifty percent of their former strength. North Korean forces amass near the border and war is threatened as Kim-Jong-Un admits his wishes to reunite the Peninsula in an attempt to regain economic balance. Republican nominee Chris Christie wins the presidential election and quickly takes a defensive stand-point against North Korean forces, stating that if war is declared on South Korea with American forces in-country, the United States will be force to go to war with North Korea. NATO quickly backs the United States’ declaration and backs South Korea in the coming conflict that most believe will begin sometime in 2017.
In 2017, SCO forces from China and Russia make a public announcement of their full support for North Korea in the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. NATO leader quickly denounce said claims and state that if the SCO backs North Korean forces in the coming conflict, NATO will be forces to declare war on SCO member and dialogue states (China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and North Korea). The United Nations becomes involved in peacekeeping efforts on the Korean DMZ but soon dissolves when all SCO member states of the UN resign their membership and declare open war on South Korea. SCO scientists begin developing a viral weapon in an attempt to end the conflict quickly against NATO forces; the research is done outside of Shanghai, China along the Suzhou Creek. Within seven months of war with NATO forces in Eastern Russia, North Korea, and Northeastern China, a failure in a containment system allows the viral infection to break free of its holding area and into Suzhou Creek where it flows into the Huangpu River and through downtown Shanghai on December 26, 2017; a city with a population of over twenty-three million people. Shanghai’s population is cut to two hundred seven thousand in one week of exposure to the virus. An unexpected turn in the infection is recorded within the first few hours of death of the first wave of people crowding Shanghai hospitals… They do not stay dead.
Chinese military police begin quarantining the city and Chinese forces break contact with NATO troops on their Northeastern border and retreat to Shanghai where they attempt to stop the spread of the infection. They are, however, too late to stop the evacuating city as the survivors of the first few days flee the country and city. Within days infections spring up in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Berlin, Munich, London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. NATO forces break contact across all fronts as the infection spreads exponentially.
In 2018 SCO and NATO nations are left in ruin as the population of the world is cut by nearly ninety-eight percent. NATO forces begin attempting to retake major cities from the infected peoples, desperately trying to regain order. Multinational forces are deployed in New York, Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, Los Angeles, and so-on. New York City is one of the most effect cities in the world with its former twelve million inhabitants being cut tremendously to barely sixty thousand people. Military forces in the city have been issued the order of retreat and are beginning to pull out of via the Harbor and into the Hudson Bay with the Task Fleet… New York has been left to die… But not everyone has accepted that sentence. It is now one month after New York fell, in February of 2018.
Feniks VirusIncubation period of the Feniks virus is anywhere from three hours to three days depending on the subject’s blood type. Within twelve after the virus begins showing symptoms, the patient will normally show signs of all of the following: Headache, chills, fever, sore throat, coughing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, eschars, and fatigue. Between twelve and twenty hours after infection begins, severe symptoms begin to manifest. These symptoms can include and are not limited to severe fever, convulsions, tremors, confusion, anxiety, cardio arrhythmia, shock, and depression, failure to coagulate blood, hemorrhaging, and blindness in some cases. The cause of death is varying among patients, but the two most common forms are brain hemorrhaging which causes coma and death from pressure on the brain and bleeding from facial orifices as well as organ failure which leads to internal bleeding.
While there is no inoculation or standard treatment for this viral infection, doctors and field medics alike have been informed to use high dosages of human interferon to allow the body to combat fluid loss. If all else fails, lethal dosages of morphine are acceptable and once heart failure has occurred, it is recommended that you destroy the brain.
Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison, Ossining, New York
After some military forces were left behind in the evacuation, they quickly banded together and moved north along the Hudson river to Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison where they found one inmate still in his cell and the citizens of the town of Ossining, New York taking refuge in the inner fencing of the city. They have secured the prison after three days of work, and the area has become a safe haven for the two hundred civilian survivors, thirty military survivors, and a single FBI agent.
Two boats are now docked along the shore next to the prison. One of them is an old fishing boat able to carry nearly twenty people and the other is a large tugboat able to carry fifty people or a large amount of equipment. Run up on the bank of the river are six military RIB (Ridged Inflatable Boats) that can each fit six people and have an outboard motor capable of generating twenty-five knots (roughly thirty-five miles an hour). Land vehicles include two “Deuce and a Half” trucks (two and half ton military trucks with canvas covers), a prison coach bus, two Dodge Ram pick-ups now rigged with .50 caliber machine guns as weapons, and two Toyota Tundra pick-up trucks used to patrol the prison boundaries before the infection and are now repurposed for high-speed scouting. Air Vehicles include one SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter armed with a single .50 caliber machine gun on the pilot side bay-door.
The Prison is currently working on setting up a radio system, but for now, only the military personnel have working hand-held radios along with four high-frequency, long-range radio-telephones. Outside of the standard issued weapons to the Multinational forces (10 United States Marines, 8 United States Army Soldiers, 4 United States Navy Airmen, 4 German Bundeswehr soldiers, 1 French Soldiers, and 4 British Royal Paratroopers) there are only basic civilian weapons available at this time, that means hunting rifles, hunting shotguns, and the occasional police shotgun or issued handguns as well as the civilians who formally carried a handgun who might still have their weapon. Close quarter weapons, however, are countless, as anything that can damage a skull is suitable as a weapon.
Pier 57The pier along the Hudson at 15th Street is used as a permanent outpost for the Prison Stronghold where at least twelve persons are stationed to hold it at all times. It is used as a Forward Operating Base for scavenging and other missions into Manhattan. Vehicles here include four armed military HMMWVs (Humvees with .50 caliber machine guns), and two United States Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs).
The Children of HeavenLead by a mysterious man known simply to the survivors in the Prison Stronghold by his follower’s given name of: “The Illustrious One,” the Children of Heaven members are former inmates and homeless peoples of New York who have banded together under their leader’s promise of freedom and security to claim the old Ground Zero and Freedom Tower construction site as their own and claim to be the rulers of Manhattan Island. Small conflicts have occurred at the Pier 57 outpost as the Cult seems to think they are at war with the Prison Stronghold and any who do not conform to their beliefs. Their arsenal is varying but seems to be stolen military weapons, police weapons, and civilian weapons all thrown into a large array of death.
Types of Infected
- Zed: The basic form of infected is the Zed. Your average person who died from the Feniks virus and who is now reanimated is typically a Zed. They are ferocious in numbers and can sprint toward their prey with uncanny speed. Biting is the typical form of vectoring the disease while Zeds will also punch and kick their prey to subdue before inflicting a fatal wound. Once bitten, bleeding out or infection is the typical cause of death… If you aren’t eaten alive that is.
Rules and Regulations
- Guild Rules apply at all times…
- OOC Conflict will not be tolerated, respect your fellow role-players or you will be removed.
- Respect the GM but think for yourself, while we might know more about the universe than most, if something is completely unexplainable, you have the right to speak out… But we are role-players too, and fellow role-players are to be shown respect.
- Posting should be a minimum of every four days with at least one person between your last post. We expect a minimum of three paragraphs (eight sentences to a paragraph). GRAMMAR IS A MUST! As I have seen xPromothesus say on the Guild many times, and agree with him, there is a difference from “The best period.” And “The best, period.” Be sure you can write at an advanced level, this roleplay is NOT for the average Guild user looking for a casual game, this is for serious writers with serious talent!
- This is not for the weak of heart, it is rated M for Mature do to blood, gore, sex, violence, adult language, the use of drugs, and other things I’d care not to mention… If you are under the age of seventeen, please do not get involved.
- Sex in the game is allowed, however, if it becomes TOO graphic there are two options: 1. Fade to black, we all can assume what happened… 2. Present it very tastefully and maturely, without excessive detail.
- Be realistic, bullets don’t curve around you, your character isn’t a superhuman, they are average, everyday people (Dman that means you cannot jump from helicopter to helicopter… -.-) your character doesn’t own ninety guns and a tank… They were probably a school teacher or a doctor, or a gas station attendant… Be realistic…
- No metagaming, power-playing, godmodding… However some character manipulation is allowed… For example… If one character yells “Look out!” they do not need to wait for the other person to respond… However, long dialogue is required to be role-played or collaborated.
- If you have read these terms, rules, and the whole interest check, and wish to join please post a character sheet and include a section that is called “Favorite Fruit.”
Blood Type: LEAVE THIS BLANK, IT IS RANDOMLY GENERATED FOR YOU BY MYSELF.
Appearance: Picture is Optional, Textual description is required…
After the Infection:
Skills: (Languages, education, special qualifications, specializations, etc.)
Username -- Character Name -- Physical State
AYoungWarthog -- Daniel Adler -- Healthy
dman0649 -- Maximillian Parkes -- Healthy
Charlie Sheen -- Kenneth McPherson -- Healthy
Whiskey -- Carson Everett -- Healthy
Red Beret -- Oliver Mercer -- Healthy
Sir Beowulf -- Lou Panzetti -- Healthy
jumjummju -- Catherine Rola -- Healthy
AmazinglyVivid -- Olivia Welch -- Healthy
Bantling Bee -- Theodora Sheridan -- Healthy
Blood Type: AB-
Appearance: An old man with white hair, wrinkling skin, pale features, dark, heavy-set eyes, and a calm demeanor, Vladimir stands at about six foot six and weighs one hundred fifty pounds. His hands are covered in liver spots, wrinkled, and are very shaky. He uses a cane to move around and is very cautious of his steps.
Personality: Vladimir is a calm and relaxed person. Imprisoned in Sing Sing for crimes against humanity after being arrested in New York, attempting to evade CIA and FBI officials ever since he fled Russia due to his role in the creation of Feniks, Vladimir is now the only hope for the people of the Prison Stronghold for ever finding a therapy for the virus. He holds that above their heads, and forces their protection while secretly knowing that if it weren’t for his expertise, he would be little more than dust in the wind. With that in mind, he is very quick to remind people of his knowledge, and highly defensive and quick to run to protection when trouble arises.
History: Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Vladimir was a proud patriot who served the Soviet Union’s Red Guard for three years before pursuing his career in medicine to assist the Soviet’s chemical and biological weapon programs. Involved in Anthrax, Botulin, and Saran weapon programs, Vladimir quickly built his resume as a prominent biological weapons specialist. When the Soviet Union dissolved and the SCO was formed, he was quickly placed upon the head of SCO biological warfare committee and was the prime candidate for assisting in the creation of Feniks. His expertise in weaponized formats as well as Petrenovich’s broad knowledge of virology allowed for such a potent weapon to be made. However, he never wanted something so severe to happen.
Skills: Fluent in Russian, English, and Chinese; biology expert, virology expert, chemical weapons expert, medical diagnostician.
Attire: Dark Green New York Department of Corrections Prison Uniform, white Tennis Shoes, a white undershirt, white boxers, white socks, a black knit cap.
Arsenal: Prison blade, a gifted Heckler and Koch pistol with one magazine.
Personal Effects: Whatever is in his cell…
Colonel James HawthorneSpoiler
Blood Type: AB+
Appearance: Standing at roughly six feet and weighing in at one hundred and ninety pounds, Colonel Hawthorne of the Second Paratrooper Battalion is a large man with grey hair and light green eyes. Even for his age, he is very handsome and has a clean shaven face. His well-kept look is that of a career officer who is strict on rules and is keen to keep himself presentable at all times.
Personality: Strict with his men, and conforming to rules and regulations like a religion, James has won the reputation of a serious hardliner when it comes to military personnel. Expecting respect from those beneath him for his age and experience, Hawthorne is not one to have a subordinate talk back to him or question his orders. If he wants something done, he will do what it takes to get it.
History: Born in Hastings, United Kingdom in 1967, James Hawthorne joined the British Royal PARA in 1987. Serving for his entire career with the Paratroopers, he reached the rank of Colonel in 2014 and was part of the leading officer corps that spearheaded the British Arm of Operation Venom. When the British Royal PARA were sent with the German Tenth Armor and French Foreign Legion to New York, the Colonel was the commanding officer of British Forces in Operation Sunset. Now that he is the highest ranking officer next to Daniel Adler left alive in the city, it was only natural that Colonel Hawthorne be made the Military Leader of Operation Heilen.
Skills: Military Strategy and Public Relations
Attire: Urban Camouflage Paratrooper Uniform, red beret with Paratrooper pin on it, combat boots, Kevlar vest
Arsenal: Colt M1911 .45cal pistol
Personal Effects: Military Standard Issue Equipment
Unteroffizier Karl Schunder
Blood Type: A+
Appearance: A young man from Berlin, Karl was born in 1994and joined the military in 2012. Serving in Operation Venom under Hauptman Adler, Karl has won himself many a scar. His face, though clean and smooth, is rather old for his age. Dark eyes and light hair contrast each other, making him a very noticeable individual.
Personality: Karl is a brutal killer when it comes to combat. Trained as a designated marksman, he carries his squad’s G3A3ZF-DMR variant, the designated marksman rifle. Cocky and arrogant about his skills with his rifle, Karl has been awarded many acknowledgements for his successes in Operation Venom… One of which, for killing a Russian General from a building three hundred meters away.
History: Born and raised in Berlin, Karl joined the Bundeswehr for an exciting life. He was quickly promoted to Unteroffizier after a few years and served with the Tenth Armor in their invasion of Western Russia. He is the last of four members of Daniel Adler’s former Platoon.
Skills: Combat proficient, Designated Marksman, Highly Accurate with a Rifle, mountain and winter combat trained.
Attire: Bundeswehr Flecktarn ACU
Arsenal: G3A3ZF-DMR, HK P8USP, KM2000 knife
Personal Effects: German Standard Issue Gear
Gefreiter Karl Ruben
Blood Type: AB-
Appearance: Slouching more than he stands, Karl is a very relaxed individual. He stands roughly six feet and weighs in at a very light seventy-five kilograms. Though he is probably on the lighter side of military personnel, Karl is also charged with one of the most strenuous jobs. As his squad’s automatic rifleman, he is built large with a muscular torso and legs and his neck is bulging with veiny muscles. Short brown hair and dark green eyes that seem to cut through his surroundings like blades give him the air of the Bavarian that he is.
Personality: Karl is cocky, and not afraid to show it. He is confident in his abilities as a machine gunner and is fond of the rush of combat. Someone pointed out by his commanders as having extreme aggression and ferocity in a firefight, Karl is normally one to act arrogant when in uniform but nondescript when out of it.
Skills: Fluent in German, combat trained, mountain and winter combat specialist, proficient pistol marksmanship.
Attire: Bundeswehr Flecktarn ACU
Arsenal: MG3 Medium Machinegun, HK P8USP, KM2000 knife
Personal Effects: German Standard Issue Gear
Lance Corporal Michelle Williams
Blood Type: O+
Nationality: United States
Appearance: A very beautiful and full woman, Michelle is large breasted and carries more than an attractive body from behind. Long, flowing black hair and brown eyes set on a beautiful face of someone who has seen more than a few deaths in her lifetime. Though she may have the ideal body of most men, she is not a delicate girl, and is also very strong, though you wouldn’t know by looking at her.
Personality: A maternal woman, Michelle was the proud mother of two twin boys before the infection occurred. Now she is a miserable loner who is afraid to get too attached to anyone do to her having witnessed her husband rip her twins to pieces before turning on her and having him gunned down by police in front of her, having been too afraid to raise her rifle. She is shaky when she is not in combat, but takes her aggression and depression out on the infected and Children of Heaven when she can.
Skills: Capable with a rifle, good navigator, quick on her feet, Marine Corps Corpsman, medically knowledgeable.
Attire: United States Marine Corps UCP-ACU
Arsenal: Colt M1911, M16A4 Marksman (ACOG-RCO, vertical grip, flashlight), KA-BAR
Personal Effects: Standard Marine Corps equipment with Medical Pack
Sergeant Robert Michaels
Blood Type: A-
Nationality: United Kingdom
Personality: Cocky, arrogant, and quick to anger, this paratrooper is all business and rarely shows a smile or a laugh.
Skills: (Languages, education, special qualifications, specializations, etc.)
Attire: British Urban Digital Paratrooper combat dress
Arsenal: Colt M1911, M4A2 Carbine, KA-BAR
Personal Effects: British Royal Paratrooper equipment, Radio Telephone pack.
In-Character Plot Summary