The date is December 12th 2024. Snow is falling and everyone is bundled up in their warmest winter attire. The city of Maplewood Minnesota is your home. On any given day there lives about 40,000 residents going about their daily life's. The city of Maplewood is diverse holding a wide range of different races, religions, and cultures. The city is structured like many others in the country (The United States). At its core rests the downtown area consisting of large buildings covered with thick glass windows. This district is home to the expansive 3M Cooperation were many residents of Maplewood are employed. Small shops and parks can be found here as well. Come nightfall downtown trades in its business suit for a cocktail dress as residents stroll the area looking for fun. Downtown, also known as DT to the locals, is well known for it's hot bars and night clubs for adults to party hard in after a long day of work. Stretching outward lies the residential districts, home to various suburbs. Grocery stores, Walmart's, and coffee shops are common. Here in lies St. Mary's Academy and various other schools. Leaving the residential area lies the agriculture district, home to farmers and the great wilderness.
More info about St. Mary's Academy:
It is a three story gated private school. The gate gets locked when classes start in the morning to prevent people coming in and students sneaking out. The walls surrounding the school are about eight feet high and made of stone. It is possible to climb the walls but you would either need someone to boost you up or use a sturdy object to stand on. Outside lies a track with a small dojo which doubles as an indoor archery range. On the ground level is the entrance way with two long halls that wrap around the building along with a large central staircase in the middle that connects all floor. Staircases also exist at the ends of the halls to reduce clutter on the central stairs. At the end of the east hallway is an indoor pool and at the end of the west hallway is the cafeteria. (On the first floor.) The second and third floors consist mostly of classrooms. Lockers line the walls on all floors. Bathrooms are scattered about as well throughout the school. The school also has a library, practice hall (on the second floor which is used as a back up training location sometimes), computer lab, and gym. A parking lot rests behind the school with the teachers vehicles. Students are not allowed to drive to school so they are either dropped off, ride their bike, or park near by and walk the rest of the way.
Have a clear goal thought out for your character. Their motivation for fighting on. Do they want to find their family? Learn more about the zombies? Escape to some place safe? Go on a zombie killing rampage because they are so pissed off? I doubt every survivor would be willing to help you drop their own goals and help you on yours. Teaming up may be beneficial at first but once their players motivation comes to light sticking together might not make sense. If everyone wants to find their family, unless they are close friends, I doubt they would willing to go to each person's house one by one.
They are not really slow, but can't run either. In the middle, fast walkers. They can't see, but can hear. They seem to shuffle about until they HEAR something or bump into something they can eat. Solo they are easy to deal with but if a pack of them forms they seem to get stronger and faster. Packs should be avoided unless you have enough resources to deal with them. They can be killed by destroying the brain. Cutting off limbs is not enough to stop them. Guns are not recommended for regular use. One shot will draw them in. Escape immediately if you fire a gun.
Name: First Name and Last Name. You could also list a nickname for your character if you want.
Age: Any range is okay.
Gender: Male, Female, Trans, etc.
Sexuality: Straight, Gay, Bi, Asexual, Pansexual, etc.
Appearance: (Written description and/or picture) I like pictures. I prefer anime styled ones but real people are fine too.
Weapon: Guns, Knives, Bats, you could even have nothing if you want.
History: Whats their story. I like people who have been through some stuff, but thats not required.
Occupation: High school Student, Dancer, Stay at home Mom, Unemployed, etc.
Other: Anything you feel you should include about your character.
Name: Aaron Samson
Sexuality: Has shown no interest in men or women.
Personality: Very reserved. He is not afraid to talk but only really does so when someone talks to him first. He is smart and ranks in the top of his classes. He is very humble and does not view himself as anything great, but knows he is not some nobody either. He is very caring and compassionate towards his friends (though he doesn't have many) and especially his younger sister Resa (14) who goes to the same school.
History: Aaron was a above average student living his life a day at a time. He lives with his aunt who was able to take him and his sister in after his mom's death. She died in a car crash when he was only 7 so he doesn't remember much of her. His aunt is nice but does not offer that loving relationship his mom used too. The closest people in his life are his best friend Shawn (17) and his sister Resa. (Both go to the same school as him)
Weapon: Hockey Stick
Occupation: High School Senior at St. Mary's Private School
Other: He met Shawn at the age of 7 in a childhood counseling group for children who lost their families through tragic circumstances. He has a higher level of intelligence then your average student. Has an average amount of strength, but powerful swing with his stick.
Name: Shawn Jackson
Sexuality: Gay, but in the closet.
Personality: Very loud. He is very sociable and loves talking to people. He is not afraid to get in a fight for a friend, although he has never had to get in a fist fight. He takes people down with his wit and humor. He hasn't meet someone who didn't like him yet.
History: Despite Shawn being such a sociable guy he has really been through some tough times. His father killed his mother when he was 7 and then tried to turn on him. Shawn was able to escape his grasp and run for help, but by the time the police got there his father had shot himself. He hides his pain under his happy exterior. His best friend is Aaron.
Weapon: Bow and arrows
Occupation: High School Senior St. Mary's Private School
Other: He is secretly in love with Aaron, but doesn't even know if he is gay. Something they have never talked about. School wise he is average all the way, except in his sport of choice. He is the second best member on his archery team only surpassed by the president. He is next in line to pick up the position when she graduates this year.
Name: Tiffany Martinez
Personality: Average in almost all categories. She is a generally cheery and content. Scares easily.
History: She comes from a large Hispanic family. Everyone calls her the baby of the family for more reasons than one. Not only is she the youngest, her two sisters and three brothers are much older, but she really doesn't know how to take care of herself. Her mom does everything for her causing her siblings to tease her and call her a baby. They all love each other, but some jealously exists between her siblings and her. They never got the individual attention Tiffany receives. Her father is a working man and she rarely sees him as he needed to take multiple jobs to support his large family. The Martinez family are no strangers to the struggles of life, but they do alright for themselves. Her parents work hard to earn enough to send her to St. Mary's Academy knowing its where she will get the best education.
Occupation: High School Senior
Other: Prone to fainting.
Name: Noah Hunter
Sexuality: Gay, but isn't out the closet
Weapon: Two pistols
Personality: Shy, nice, kind, crazy, smart
History: Noah's father wanted him to be in the army when he was born. Giving him guns of all kinds and when Noah didn't want to do something he was beaten and locked in a closet until his father let him out. Sometimes his father would forget about him and he would stay in that closet for hours. His mother was always nice to him, but she didn't know about what his father was doing to him. If he ever told him his father would beat him harder and lock him in the closet for 4 day's. In school he didn't talk to anyone, but people talked to him not in a good way though. They would throw paper at him calling him a 'loner', 'nerd', or 'loser' and one day a boy was about to beat him up, but a girl came and saved him and he became friends with Natalie. When Noah went home that day he found out that his father shot his mother and himself ,Noah didn't know why, but he moved in with grandparents afterwards.
Occupation: High School Senior St. Mary's Private School
Other: He goes crazy when he is really mad or under pressure. He is also claustrophobic.
Name: Sarah Harper
Weapon: Baseball Bat & 9mm Pistol (Two clips)
Personality: Smart, Friendly, Happy, Tough, Fun
History: Sarah grew up in a relatively well to do family, her parents were both teachers and from a young age that's all she wanted to be. During her sophomore year of high school she discovered she was bisexual and has had a string of relationships with both men and women. In her second year of college she was in a short relationship with a woman who began stalking her which is why she carries a gun. After graduating she took a job teaching at the local high school.
Name: Lucy Wright
Weapons: Silenced pistol and guitar case.
Personality: Kind and caring.
History: Being the daughter of Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright, Lucy has always wanted to become a defendant of justice (lawyer), however, her academic skills were... lacking... therefore she joined a band and became a guitarist. Unfortunately, the band participated in shady actions including arms and drug dealings behind Lucy's back. Once it was discovered, however, Lucy was threatened. That's where the tragic story of the death of her beloved guitar began. Trying to escape, despite the threats, the other band members tied her down and broke it into pieces before her eyes. (It wasn't THAT important to her, just trying to make it emotional...) Lucy tried to apologize and butter her way into them untying her, including aiding them in their illegal dealings (Which she wasn't seriously going to do, of course). The plan successfully worked and the second she got free, Lucy grabbed the nearest gun (Her current pistol) and kept a steady aim while calling the cops. Her father defended her in court and successfully had all of the members put in jail and all drugs and arms confiscated permanently, except for the one gun Lucy was given permission to keep as future self-defense. She currently keeps it hidden in her guitar case to fill the memory of a lost loved one...
Occupation: Ex-guitarist, home-schooled.
Name: Caleb Idlett
Weapon: Kendo sword from the Kendo club
Personality: A very happy person, but is serious when it is time. He is very bright and good at thinking on his feet, although a bit Cocky since he learned wing-chun since he was a kid.
History:When Caleb was young his parents were still very new to parenting. This caused them to drink a lot and caused Caleb to witness things he didn't want to see. However he still loved his parents deeply. But one day while they were coming home from an event at the neighboring lake with Caleb in the back, they got in a car accident and Caleb watched as his parents slowly died. His dad dying on the spot however his mom he had to watch struggle to try and keep herself alive in the ICU until eventually she died as well. At 6 this was traumatic for Caleb as he needed a lot of counseling to cope. Caleb was then put up to foster care around the age of 6 and went to a new house with a new family. This family enrolled him in football, basketball, wrestling, kendo, martial arts, you name it. It was then he went to St.marys where he became very well known by his senior year. he was a great guy with a girlfriend going on 3 years soon!
Occupation: High school Student
Name: Summer Bennett
Weapon: The sword from the display cabinet in her history class
Personality: Happy go lucky, reasonably intelligent. She has a strong sense of duty.
History: Summer's parents have been divorced since she was three years old, and her father, Maxwell Bennett stopped visiting when she was six. As a result, she was raised mostly by her mother, the eccentric historical novelist Susanna Brooks, who taught her how to use a medieval sword in order to gain "literary experience" for her novels. Summer feels a strong resentment towards her father, who she sees as irresponsible and a bad father for abandoning his daughter and wife. She strives to be the opposite of this and thus has a strong sense of duty. Other than this, though, she is a fairly normal student.
Occupation: High school junior at St. Mary's Academy
Other: Her favorite subject is history and she is deathly afraid of spiders.
Name: Terry Knight
Weapon: A big, pointy knife from the kitchen (if they break into the kitchen) otherwise, a chair or something, since he's a lot stronger than he looks.
Personality: Brash and quick-tempered, but really quite sweet once you get to know him. He doesn't appreciate Summer's hero complex very much, and thinks she should think about herself more often.
History: Terry's parents own a restaurant and brought him up to be a chef. As a result, he is really good with a knife (and makes a really mean chicken curry). However, he's always secretly wanted to be a football player, though he is teased a lot for being short and girly-looking. He deals with this by punching people who are clearly out to antagonize him in the face. He's sort of friends with Summer, who's a year older than him, since they take the same bus to school and tend to sit together.
Occupation: High School Sophomore
Other: He survived the initial zombie outbreak because he wasn't very loud and managed to hide under a table when the zombies attacked and killed pretty much everyone else in the cafeteria. Summer was under the impression that he was already dead since she saw a couple of his zombified classmates in the hall.
Quote: "My name's Terry Knight, and if you say one fucking word about my height, I'm going to punch you in the face, got that? Wait- Summer? Is that you?"
Name: Pierce "Kodiak" Mercer
Eye Color: Medium blue with green centers
Hair Color: Deep blackish blue
Hair Length: Medium usually messy
General Clothing: Wears a pair of Scuffed military style boots, a pair of Worn cargo pants, a black t-shirt arms cut, a black belt made of leather with the symbol of a Kodiak bear on it, a pair of sunglasses.
Identifying Marks: A bad scar going through his right side eye and down his cheek, and a large scar going up his arm from the wrist well into the shoulder region.
Sexuality: Openly Gay
Weapon: Dual Tomahawks
Handle Length: 2 Feet
Head length: 6 inches from blade to back
Total weight of both tomahawks: 12 pounds
Materials: Steel and tape for firm hand grip
Length of hilt: 1 1/2 feet
Length of blade reach: 6 to 7 feet
Total weight: 8 pounds
Materials: Steel with tape for easier hand grip
Personality: Pierce is a hard young man to get to know, he is very secluded a lot of the time, and the only real talking he does is when he is teaching pupils Martial Arts. Pierce has a kind heart and is more then willing to do favors if asked, but it covered by a hard outer shell that blocks most of the good he has in him. Most people would put him off as snobbish or feel like he thinks he is better then everyone else. But deep down Pierce had a lot of tragedy inside and is one to keep it to himself. He is Independent and relies solely on himself. Pierce usually is always training, it is one of the only relaxing things he has to keep himself off the edge. While Peirce adhere to a strict code of not fighting accept in only in self defense he does not take shit off of people and will voice his opinion if it is needed. Pierce has a personal beef with bullies and will not sit idly by and accept some kid bullying another if all else he will step in. Deep down he cares deeply but just doesn't have the ability to express which makes him come off as cold.
History: Pierces history is wildly speculated but is heavily unknown the only thing known is his father was very strict and hard but loving man. He was a Martial Artist by trade and was very skilled at what he did. Pierce being his only son became his protege and was tutored from a very young age in the arts of self defense. To date Pierce is trained in 4 to 5 different forms of Martial arts including but not limited to Taekwondoe, Brazilian Jujitsu, and weapons. It is unknown what became of Pierces father but he disappeared when Pierce was only 17 and was never seen again. In his fathers honor Pierce teaches self defense to anyone who wishes to learn of all ages.
Occupation: Personal Martial Arts instructor
Other: To be Revealed
Name: Lee Wilkerson
Appearance: Lee stands at 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 180 pounds. He has a thinner build, with some muscle. He is not a twig but he is not a body builder. A picture of Lee. In the winter months, he usually wears jeans and a coat.
Weapon: A hammer.
History: Normal. That is what can be said about Lee Wilkerson's life. His parents were not abusive, nor did they, or any of his siblings, die in some tragic accident. Belonging to a middle class family meant Lee could skirt by through life with relative ease. The first few years of schooling were probably the hardest for Lee, he was a shy and introverted child. Eventually, in middle school, he became a more outgoing person. Around this time he fell into a close knit group of friends, with whom he would practically grow up with. At a young age he discovered a love for basketball. He played the sport for St. Mary's for half of a season before quitting due to his dislike for the coach, he eventually tried out and got a spot on a public school team. With his friends and basketball on one hand, and family and school on the other, Lee's life was on a pretty straight path. He was already in the process of picking out colleges by the end of his Junior year, and was also debating whether or not to join the Army. During the summer before Junior year, Lee injured himself. It was heartbreaking for him, a dislocated knee and two torn ligaments. The doctors said it would take at least nine months to return to normal, meaning he would not be able to play his Senior year. Though the injury was not fully healed by October, he was back at around 90% by the beginning of December. Now he finds himself hanging around his friends or going to school most days. On this particular day, he decided it would be fun to skip school.
Occupation: High school Student - Currently a Senior.
Other: He was skipping school on this particular day, also run it's a zombie!
Name: Aleck Wydred
Age: 19 yrs old
Weapon: Dual Hammers and a hand and a half sword
Personality: Will be expressed in IC
- His foster parents wanted children but did not have the mental capacity for it, due to both sides having grown up in very messed up homes of which they had never talked about but was made known through the many disorders expressed and understood throughout the years. He was brought into a family of then four. Both of his "sisters" took well to him since he was the oldest and took good care of them. Neither of the three children ever truly knew the love of a parent and were forced to rely on each other forming very close bonds that in time grew into something else. after several straining situations in which he was caught kissing his step-sisters he was forced to move out as soon as he hit 18.
-Among the few hobbies he took up to forget about his sisters was the sword, the medieval kind. It had always fascinated him and now it was like his beer to a drunk, he could lose himself with it and forget the painful separation.
Occupation: working full time as a lumberjack in the company currently developing the land around the town while studying in the university to take a position in the 3M company
Other: run its a zombie!!
Name: Evangeline Denal
⇒ Age: 21
⇒ Gender: Female
⇒ Sexuality: Straight
⇒ Weapon: A metal baseball bat.
⇒ Personality: Caring, Nurturing, Optimistic, Tolerant, Sarcastic, Patient.
⇒ Occupation: Part time worker at Barnes & Noble at the Maplewood Mall, full time mother.
⇒ History: Having a child at 17, had not been in Eva's plans and dreams as she grew up in the city of North Minneapolis. Evangeline had gotten with the wrong crowd at the wrong time in her life, and got into drinking, partying, and falling in love with the wrong type of guys. Jeremy had been Evangeline's world, but that soon changed when she found out she was pregnant with Angelique. With the help, love, and support of her large Italian family, Evangeline got back on her feet, graduating high school and landing herself a pretty good job in the city. During the day Eva's parents would watch the baby while she went to work, saving and paying for all the expenses she could. Angelique's father Jeremy rarely came to visit, but when he did he usually brought trouble. Desperate to start brand new, Evangeline said goodbye to her past, packed up and moved from the city life into a small 2 bedroom home in Maplewood, Minnesota. There, she finally was able to watch her beautiful daughter begin to blossom into the child she is today.
Cause of Death: Ripped apart by a swarm of zombies outside St. Mary's.
Name: Angelique Denal
⇒ Personality: Sweet, Happy, Smart, Stubborn, Playful.
⇒ History: Angelique has not lived very long, but she seems to be past her years in knowledge. A very observant baby, she clung to Evangeline's side, and was connected with her since day one. Though she does miss seeing her daddy sometimes, her new room filled with lots of toys seems to keep her occupied. Her baby sitter likes to make her all sorts of yummy snacks when Evangeline is away at work, which helps a lot too. Sometimes she cries when she doesn't get what she wants, and asks to many questions, but she is a pretty easy going child none the less.
Cause of Death: Ripped apart by a swarm of zombies outside St. Mary's.
Name: Natalie Parker
Weapon: A long metal pole
Personality: Nice, curious, playful, hyper, smart
History: When Natalie was in first grade she was bullied because she had glasses and was so called 'The teachers pet' for getting all the questions right. She would start crying whenever anyone would get close to her when she was in class. In third grade her teacher called her parents telling her what was happening and they made her switch schools and Natalie didn't want to be the nerd this time she wanted to be the cool girl in the school. So she got contacts and acted dumb so people didn't think she was a nerd. But, she figured out that she wasn't being herself she was being the person others wanted her to be, but she kept the contact and started acting smart in school. Then, one day she saw a boy getting bullied she didn't know why, but she went to go help him and she got into a fight, but she won and that's when she became friends with Noah.
Occupation: High School Senior St. Mary's Private School
Other: Her cat named Snowflake
Cause of Death: Eaten by zombies in the school cafeteria after panicking.
Name: Alfred Barton
History: Alfred has a normal life. He has a loving parents, has a great education, and has a great job. The only thing he wishes he had was a girlfriend but his mom keeps telling him he will find the right woman sooner or later. After graduated college he was lucky enough to land a job at St. Mary's Academy teaching 7th graders. He enjoys his job and though the students can often be unruly they definitely appreciate how much he cares. He is up for the teacher of the year award and if he wins Ms. Johnson promised him a date.
Cause of Death: He let a woman into the school who had been bit by a zombie. He tried to help her, not knowing what was going on only to be bitten himself. The woman devoured his calf causing him to bleed out. He rose as a zombie and now wanders the school.
Name: Eric Kramer
Eye Color: brown and Green mix
Hair Color: Light Brown
Hair Length: Medium and messy
Identifying Marks: None
Weapon: Vector Baseballbat
Personality: Eric is a very outgoing and a very sweet boy. But in this he is also not the type who stands up for himself when the time really calls for it. While Eric does not like to actually fight, he loves to learn new things especially when it comes to Martial Arts. Very intelligent and also very resourceful he is capable of doing many different things. He has a huge heart and would do anything for his friends and the people he cares about. He is quite a big talker and enjoys joking, but he is not that adept at handling intense situations. He is often afraid to face things that scare him.
History: Eric was born to a young mother and a father whom abandoned him, he is the oldest of out of his family approx. about four years older then his younger brother Mark. After Eric's mother died he sort of had to grow up and take responsibility for himself and his brother. Both were sent to live in an orphanage where both were quite miserable with their lives. While Eric's brother excelled at school, Eric chose to pursue other things, one of which was Martial Arts, he felt that he needed to know how to protect his younger brother and himself if the time ever came. Eric would skip school everyday to practice but he knew he would never learn by himself so in that moment he set out to find and instructor. That is when he meant Pierce Mercer and expert Martial Artist who agreed to take him in and train him free of charge as long as he would resume going to school and getting an education. So after school with the exception of Tuesdays Eric would go to train with Peirce who became like an older brother to Eric and Eric like a younger brother. The two bonded well and became friends. Over the year they have known each other they have become like family and care for each other deeply. Eric had been training with Peirce when everything went to hell.
Other: To be Revealed
Cause of Death: He was bitten at some point on their journey to the school and transformed after Kodiak and him hide in a classroom. Kodiak drove his tomahawk into his brain killing him.
Name: Amber Cram
Weapon: Kendo Stick
Personality: Happy, but very outspoken about her opinion
History: Amber grew up in a country home. She was a country girl, not afraid to get down and dirty. Amber's parents divorced when she was young. It put her through a lot fo emotional tension as she thought it was her fault. She then became one to try to please everyone, this resulted in her heart getting broken so many times she never wanted to trust anyone again, especially after her last ex would phyisically abuse her. However, Her parents made up and got back together and sent Amber away to this fancy high school. It was here that She met Caleb. After a rough start they got to know eachother and Caleb proved himself to be the type of guy that Amber wanted. Sure there were rough patches along the way, but now they are inseperable.
Occupation: High school Student
Cause of Death: She jumped down from the safety of the security wall to help clear a path for Caleb. However one of the zombies she thought she killed was still alive and took a big bite out of her arm. Caleb and her had a touching moment, but ultimately Caleb shot her in the head to prevent the change. At her own request of course.
1) Swearing is okay. I'll let you know if its too much.
2) Let's be civil in the OOC meaning no fighting.
3) Three characters max. If one dies you can make another if you wish. You may have as many side characters as you can handle. Keep track of them. For example: My classmates will be some of my side characters. Many of them will die.
4) Romance is fine, but if lets not get too heated. Not writing erotica here. :P
5) No god-modding!!! There will be death. I suggest having some side characters you can kill off. I will consult with you before killing one of your mains. It may happen but we will talk about it first via PM. I'm not evil and won't kill your favorite person. Or will I? *Evil Laugh*
6) Posts must be at least three paragraphs. You should post every day unless you tell me otherwise. If you are gone for a few days without telling me your characters will probably be killed. Whahaha.
7) Put your characters name in the title of your posts. If you have multiple characters put them at the top of each post. Look at my posts for an example. Or if you don't separate your characters you may post them together just have both your characters names at the top. This reminds me who is who, especially if you have multiple characters.
8) If you read the rules put run it's a zombie! at the end of your character sheet.
I am open to feedback as long as its constructive. Post away!