No one is sure how it started, it could have been a simple mistake in a lab, it could have been a purposeful attack or it could have been a disease that sprouted up and evolved, but one thing is for sure, it happened.
It all began with multiple cases at multiple hospitals, all of the cases showed identical symptoms each resulting in the patient dropping into a coma like state. Governments had no time to react, a varying time from a half and hour to a half a day after the coma like state, the people would awake changed. They would attack the nearest person. The second the news got out it was chaos. People rioted and looted stores, the government struggled to fight against both the infected and the failing public order. And all the madness only made it easier for the infection to spread. Withing the first day their was a 1,000 cases, withing the second day there was 10,000 cases. By the end of the first week the infected seemed to be everywhere. Every country was affected and every person was as well. The infection was identified to spread through the saliva or other bodily fluids of the infected. As the infection spread the public only further declined into chaos. By the end of the second week society was nearly destroyed, schools were abandoned cities were evacuated and the power for the majority of all countries was shut down. Everyone was either fleeing to safe zones or fleeing the infected. By the end of the fourth week the military was given the all clear to bomb clusters of infected. This threw what little of public order that was left into further chaos. The government was replaced by the military as they were given complete authority over the situation.
Then by the end of the second moth it seemed there were more infected on the earth then not infected. The safe zones worked for a time but would eventually fall most often they would fall by rebellions. People changed life was no longer what it once was it was all about survival people did what they had to do to survive. With time the military began to crumble, either by coups within the military or desertion the military is more or less a small faction struggling to maintain order over their few safe zones. People have formed groups and are building safe zones of their own trying to maintain survival or they formed groups and became bandits and are killing fellow humans in the name of furthering themselves.
By the end of the sixth month society was nothing more then survivors struggling to survive the current world.
Now nine years have past and humanity is still struggling to survive. Plant overgrowth has began to cover the cities. Animals have moved into the once sprawling metropolises and now treat them as nothing more then a different terrain type. The military is nothing more then a scattered force struggling to maintain failing safe zones or trying to live in the wilds helping or killing anyone they come into contact with. Survivors struggle between fighting each other and fighting the infected. Major cities have become boiling pots where survivors come to scavenge and infected come to feed. In the outskirts around cities and even in some cities survivors try to make communities where they try to survive this new world or they try to wing it on their own traveling from building to building living nomadic lifestyles. Life is nothing of what it once was, merely struggling to try and live day to day, many people are unable to deal with the new pressures of this life while some are able to deal with them ever so slightly. This world has changed humanity, it has deduced some people down to bare Survival Instincts.
This is where the Role play starts:
Nine years have passed since the infection started. Society has collapsed into small struggling safe zones where famine, disease, poverty, crime and cruelty run wild. The quality of life in these safe zones almost makes it not worth it to live in the safe zones. Many safe zones have a once you are in you may not leave thought process and some have a no one leaves no one enters thought process. In the wilds or the outside of the few remaining safe zones, people still struggle to survive, but it is much different from within the city. Outside of the safe zones, bandits, infected and the dangers of nature plague the survivors. Survivors form either groups that travel about the land trying to survive, groups that are stationary and try to make a home for themselves or travel on their own and try to survive.
We will settle where we start the RP before we actually start.
It is currently late summer in the start of the RP nearing fall.
All infected are attracted to noises, they have the same senses of normal humans but they cannot think to the same extent humans can. They have a craving for an type of meat be it human or animal. They infect other humans by getting their bodily fluids into another humans blood stream.
Sprinters: Sprinters is the nick name given to infected that move very fast at the expense of weight and strength. They are the fastest but weakest of the infected. Sprinters normally travel in packs ranging from 5-10 sprinters. They are normally on the outskirts and sometimes travel in hordes with basic infected.
Infected: The most basic form of infected, they cannot move very fast but are often in hordes or packs. They are no stronger or lighter then normal humans.
Screamers: Screamers are infected that have a deformity in their vocal cords, they have the ability to screech at very high levels and attract other infected to their location. Screamers normally wont be found in hordes but on their own exploring around hordes or packs, almost as though they are scouting for the other infected.
- No godmodding other players characters
- Keep it realistic, we are all humans here so try to act like it
- In game relationships are allowed and welcomed, it almost always adds to story, just keep it to Guild rules or take it to PMs if you want.
- Try to do at least a paragraph a post, but I am not unreasonable, if you don't have a lot to work with then I understand a short post just don't make a habit out of it.
- Try to be active on the RP like a post a day, if you are going to be gone for a while give a heads up about it.
- Be respectful to your GM, Co-GMs and fellow players.
- Try to use good grammar and such, I understand a few mistakes here and there, I probably have a few here and there as well, just make sure it is readable.
- Try to give others a chance to post as well.
- Try not to contradict each other.
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