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Wallenburg
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Wallenburg » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:16 pm

Holy hell, this is a blast from the past. Might just see about putting in an application. With any luck I've gotten better at this by now.
I want to improve.
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Beiarusia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:23 pm

Ecologiania wrote:Ooh, this seems like a pretty interesting RP. Can I still submit an application?

It will probably be an ALWAYS OPEN sorta thing. Total Immunity and Military/Cop/Gun-Nut/etc. apps are full.


Wallenburg wrote:Holy hell, this is a blast from the past. Might just see about putting in an application. With any luck I've gotten better at this by now.

Welcome back.
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Paddy O Fernature
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Paddy O Fernature » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:12 pm

Name: James C. Wess
Age (DoB): 4/3/1984 - 32yo
Nationality: American
Appearance: WIP

Occupation: Engineer
Immunity: None Known, could be a carrier though.

Equipment:

Rucksack: Surplus Alice Pack
- Spare Rechargeable Batteries
- Generic solar charger with attachments to recharge all batteries
- Spare generic USB power bank
- Cabelas brand Ultralight IsoMat
- Spare clothing
- Surplus Gortex wet weather gear (complete set)
- Spare fuel for stove
- Spare Water Filter (Life Straw)
- Weapons Cleaning Kit
- Wet Stone
- Bottle of Teeling Irish Whiskey

Surplus BDU Assault Pack (quick attached to ruck under expanding lid):
- Additional "Boxed" Ammunition and Primers in tin
- Power Rocket Ultralight Stove with fuel
- Ultralight Titanium cooking set (USGI styled set)
- Field Stripped MRE x3
- Weatherproofed Helikon-Tex Swagman Roll
- 50' Lifesafety Rope
- Aquatab Water purification tabs (100 ct)


- Condor Y Harness suspenders attached to a matching duty belt
- Lensatic Compass
- Area/City Map
- USGI Protractor
- Generic Fixed Blade in leather sheath


Duty/Battle Belt:
- Leather Retention Holster with attached lanyard
- Leather Cartridge Box for both Rifle and Pistol Cartridges
- Leather Percussion Cap Pouch with easy capper tool
- Surplus IFAK with C.A.T
- Gerber Recon LED Flashlight
- Universal Radio Pouch
- CKRT Wood Chogan hawk in sheath
- Drop Pouch
- Load Bearing Carabiner attached to belt
- Gerber Multi-tool
- Reproduction Sharps Carbine with breach O Ring upgraded, polished internals, case hardened and blued, leather sling
- Pair of 1860 Army Revolvers, one regular barrel length in belt holster open carry and the other a "Avenging Angel" conversion in a concealed waist holster. Both with Kriss Custom cylinder conversions.
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Skills:
* A Modern McGuyver of sorts with years of general tinkering experience to fall back upon thanks to his career as an engineer. Knows his way around a workshop and the tools commonly found within and enjoys taking items apart instead of throwing them away to figure out the problems within.
* Avid Outdoors-men with years of hunting, fishing, camping, and general bushcraft experience. By no means an expert, but has working knowledge on the subject. Hates Bear Grylls but loves Corporals Corner.
* Basic first aid as well as CPR/AED certified.
* Firearms knowledge. Avid DIY Reloader and has attended a few basic self defense courses hosted at the local shooting range over the last few years. Knows his guns and is comfortable around them inside and out, but not so much about other peoples bang sticks.


Weaknesses: Short tempered and impatient with people at times, which tends to lead to becoming easily irritable in certain situations.

Personality: James is a minor alpha personality that tends to come across as arrogant to those who don't know or understand him. He is reclusive and has for the better part lived his life away from others as much as reasonable possible. Ideally, James would love to sell everything and move to Alaska, giving the modern world one last middle finger as he did as dreams of living free off the land as god intended it and not being a slave to some corporation. However, his love for money and the creature comforts it provides him always wins out, and James finds himself sipping his Irish Whiskey at the edge of a stage almost paying more attention to the Alaskan show on the far wall tv then the single mom paying her way through college before him.

Likes: Hunting, Fishing, Amateur Blacksmithing, WATL, Irish Whiskey, Ashton Cigars, Jeff Foxworthy.
Dislikes: Politics, Hipsters, Self Entitled snowflakes and generally lazy people bleeding the system dry, rap music.

Biography: Upon graduating college with a degree in mechanical engineering, James expected to find work easily in the booming economy. However, shortly after he exited the institution of higher learning the American economy tanked leaving him in debt and in a field that wasn't in as high demand anymore. Needing employment to make ends meet and pay off his debt, James took a job at the local sporting goods store in the outdoor department. While not making the money he expected to be making, James was at least content that he was working in a position that tied into his recreational activities either directly or indirectly. James did this for a few short years before finally catching a break and landing a decent job in his actual field of expertise for local Chicago based company.

Over the coming years and with the continued decline of American society with no end in sight, James slowly found himself being drawn down the path of becoming a survivalist. He slowly started weening himself off the traditionalist lifestyle and more towards a more independent and sustainable one. He bought a decent piece of property on the outskirts of Chicago and slowly started converting it to more suite his newfound lifestyle. He bought his first firearm and joined the local shooting club and started shooting once a month, got CPR and AED certification through the local FD when the class became available, and joined a local like minded support group that allowed him to gain knowledge and skills that other members had already attained.

By the time the outbreak hit James was already a few steps ahead of the average person and was able to adjust to the situation at hand and not succumb in the riots and chaos that immediately followed by being able to isolate himself for the most part from the rest of society and hope that things blow over and settle down shortly.

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Ecologiania
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Ecologiania » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:51 pm

Name: Arnold Hopper
Age (DoB): 25
Nationality: Canadian
Appearance: (Include height and weight; spoiler large images.)


Occupation: Radio Operator
Immunity: None (None, Carrier, Immune)

Equipment: (Be reasonable with starting gear; guns and ammo should be uncommon.)
Small Backpack
Radio Gear
Radio Battery
Walkie-talkies
Crowbar
2 Energy Bars
1 Can of beans

Skills:
Problem Solver: Does everything he can to solve problems in his work and daily life.
Lockpicker: Has practiced lockpicking since secondary school, and has opened even small safes.
Outdoorsman: Likes nature and knows everything about edible and venomous plants, animal tracks, weather changes and patterns etc.

Weaknesses:
Weak: Being a techno geek meant he spent too little time execising, so he isn't the strongest nor the most resistant man out there.
Attached: Gets attached to people or animals too easily, which can be dangerous. Once, a girlfriend of his left him and he fell into a hard, three month depression. He experienced something similar when his dog died. A loss or betrayal could deeply impact him.


Personality: Caring but not too much, edgy, responsible and hard working.

Likes: All animals in general, science-fiction novels, traveling, wildlife conservation, nature (optional)
Dislikes: Lentils, garbage, alcohol, sadness (optional)

Biography: Arnold was born in Thunder Bay, Canada but brought to Chicago when he was 2 years old. Since studying, he knew he wanted to become a biologist and work with wildlife, but life has not been easy for him. After losing one of his first girlfriends, he fell in a depression so strong that he had to be internated in an asylum for half a year.

Arnold was not the same person when he left though. He was more centered, but abandoned his dream of working in nature. That's when he received an offer to start working as radio operator in the Chicago Independent Radio. He would call it just 107 FM, and loved the thrill of playing new songs everyday.

Of course, this story doesn't have a happy ending. When the outbreak started, Arnold was left with the choice of trying to evacuate towards Canada through Wisconsin and Lake Michigan, or staying and following the mandatory quarantine. He knew it was too late anyways to try something, as the reports of infected and riots grew and grew all along Chicago. Instead, he decided to barricade inside the station, with his long-time co worker Shay. They kept the generator running and are the last hope of many fellow survivors. (Two paragraphs; include why they're in Chicago.)

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Anowa
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anowa » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:03 pm

Ecologiania wrote:How can I post an image? It says "it was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image"


iirc, it's because the image isn't a supported format.

Be sure that the image is a jpg/jpeg, png, or gif, and is from a supported site, such as imgur. Alternatively, use the:
Code: Select all
[url][/url]


Code to directly link to the image, instead of formatting it on to the site.
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Beiarusia
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Founded: Dec 29, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:11 pm

Vacif wrote:Name: Casper Stern
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ACCEPTED.


Paddy O Fernature wrote:Name: James C. Wess

Gonna ask how much of a survivalist this guy is? Survivalist are part of the quota so maybe not go fully down that path. In general, gonna be more critical for now towards anyone with considerable firearm experience. Would like some less combat capable characters in the mix.
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Emike
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Founded: Dec 23, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby Emike » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:18 am

Name: David Lind
Age (DoB): 41 years old, born on March 26th, 1977. Aries.
Nationality: American

Appearance: David Lind. Standing 6'2 with cropped blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a stern face, his appearance can be intimidating. He has broad shoulders, and large hands. His smile is slim, and a little stiff.

Occupation: Paramedic
Immunity: Unknown (Carrier)





Equipment:

    Backpack: Plain grey in appearance, and with a main pocket and a smaller pocket.
    Flashlight: Small and made of metal, with a black wrist strap.
    Water Bottle: A tall, yellow water bottle, with a screw on black cap.
    Pot: A two quart plain metal pot with a handle.
    Blanket: Plush and purple, with a high thread count. Traps heat well.
    Umbrella: A simple, black umbrella. The fabric is slightly worn at the edges.
    First Aid Kit: Contains bandages, disinfectant, gauze, and medical tape.
    Plastic Bag: A quart bag, containing a bag of dried fruit, three granola bars, and a pack of crackers.
    Spare Clothing: Two shirts, a pair of pants, and several pairs of socks and underwear.
    Spare Ammo: A single box of spare 9x19mm ammunition, opened. Contains 43 rounds.
    Lighter: A lighter with a simple black case.
    Pocket Knife: Simple and lightweight, this pocket knife has a plain appearance.
    Smartphone: Has no charge, and does not receive service.
    Hammer: A simple hammer, with a wooden handle and a metal head.

    Wallet: Black, and made of leather.
    Driver's License: His official Illinois Driver's License. Expires in 2021.
    Passport: A US passport.
    Cash: $50 USD.
    Note: A slip of paper containing the address of his family, and a request to contact them to notify them of his death.

    Belt: A leather belt with a holster for carrying a handgun.
    Glock 43: Compact and easy to handle, the Glock 43 is a simple handgun. Contains six bullets, and one in the chamber.

    Clothes:
    Windbreaker: Thin and water resistant, and black in color.
    Shirt: A grey tank top.
    Pants: Durable jeans, having a tight fit.
    Running Shoes: A pair of running shoes, in relatively good condition.





Skills:

    First Responder: David is trained as a paramedic, with the ability to treat wounds, perform resuscitation and first aid, and respond calmly during times of crisis. He's also skilled at calming people down, and taking charge of difficult situations.

    Athletic: Having been a regular attendee at his local gym, David is physically strong, and is a good climber and swimmer.

    Driver: David is capable of driving most motorized vehicles.

    Quick Thinker: Is able to think quickly while on his feet, being good at improvisation while under duress.

Weaknesses:

    Compassionate: He has difficulty mentally separating the infected from the uninfected, and is extremely reluctant to kill them. He prefers avoiding conflict through stealth or fleeing, and would only shoot to kill an infected person if trapped in a situation that would be impossible to escape otherwise.

    Poor Sleeper: An insomniac, he rarely gets a full night sleep. As such, his mental abilities and reaction times suffer, and he's less skilled at activities that require fine motor control.

    Untrained Combatant: David has never taken a class in martial arts, marksmanship, or self defense. As such, he's poorly prepared to defend himself in combat, and is a bad shot. Is uncomfortable around guns, though willing to use them.

    Anger Issues: When he's stressed or angered, he tends to express it in a violent manner, though he's conscious to not lose his cool in front of others, as he tried to avoid getting physically violent in front of his daughter. Before the outbreak, he would do this by going to the gym, though now that's impossible. Has to meditate in order to calm down enough to focus on tasks. Is especially angered by callous or selfish people, or those who express a disregard for human life.

    Animal Lover: Is reluctant to hurt animals, and will not hunt for food himself, though he doesn't have a problem consuming already processed meat. Will not eat something if he watched it be killed.

Personality:

    Since he was a child, David has had trouble opening up to people — though not openly hostile to others, he's reluctant to talk about himself, and finds it hard to trust others to watch his back, even if he'll never deny help to a person in need. It's this reserved personality that makes him appear serious and grim, though when one gets to know him well, he's willing to show his sense of humor.

    Kind and compassionate, he's determined to make a difference where he can, and would sacrifice his own life in order to save someone else's, though he would not willingly put himself into a situation where death is certain, as his ultimate goal is still to reunite with his wife and daughter. Formerly a pacifist, he understands that in order to survive, he'll eventually have to kill someone, but when that day comes, he isn't certain he'll have the strength to do it, as he saw what killing and war did to his father.





Biography:

    Born and raised in Chicago, David was the son of a Vietnam War veteran and a hairdresser. His father was a troubled man, suffering from alcoholism and undiagnosed depression and PTSD, and as a result, his childhood was turbulent and unstable. As soon as he graduated high school, he moved away to San Francisco, where he began training to become a paramedic, receiving his certifications and beginning work there, cutting off contact with his father and hoping to never go back to Chicago.

    However, he underestimated how tiring the work could be. Quickly he became burned out, though he continued with the work, knowing he'd feel guilt to step away from it. It was while he was living in San Francisco that he met his future wife, Natalie — a Master's student at Stanford, she studied medical microbiology and virology, and planned on working for a pharmaceutical company after graduation. After three years of dating, they were married, and two years later, they had their daughter.

    It was several years later that David received news that his father had died in a car accident, and his mother, suffering from terminal lung cancer from years of heavy smoking, requested that he come back home to Chicago to help care for her. Though he was conflicted, Natalie persuaded him to go care for her, promising him that she would care for their house and daughter while he was away. He consented, knowing that his mother only had a prognosis of several months, and wanting to heal their relationship, as when he was a child, he resented her for not leaving his father, and instead allowing him to abuse them.

    When he got to Chicago, it was only three weeks before his mother passed as well — he had her cremated, and spread her ashes into the waters of Lake Michigan, on the beach that she would often take him to as a child. Though he was supposed to leave on an early morning flight on July 19th, he accidentally left his wallet in his hotel room, forcing him to turn back. It was because of this that he missed the initial terrorist attack on Chicago O'Hare International Airport that started the outbreak.

    Stuck in Chicago first by the quarantine imposed by the city, then by the grounding of all flights and a lack of transportation going in and out, and with his smartphone having run out of charge, all he wants is to return home to his family and ensure they're safe. But he needs to find a way out of the city, first, something which may prove fatal.

Family:

    Natalie Lind: 38 years old. A microbiologist working as a researcher at Stanford, she's David's wife. Stubborn and compassionate, she has a fun, easygoing personality, though she knows when to be serious. Last known location was in San Francisco.

    Eleanor "Nell" Lind: 8 years old. The daughter of David and Natalie Lind. A kind girl, with an outgoing and curious personality and a love for math and science. Last known location was in San Francisco.

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Beiarusia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:04 pm

Emike wrote:Name: David Lind
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ACCEPTED.


Ecologiania wrote:Name: Arnold Hopper
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DENIED. Outside of the formatting issues I would ask you to fix, you're taking an GMPC from the roster and making them your own character. Scrap this and start over if you want to join.
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Frethotia
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Ex-Nation

Postby Frethotia » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:38 pm

Name: László Botka

Age: 32

Nationality: American

Appearance: 6’7, Nice straight Black hair, Long legs and arms, Skinny, Green Eyes.

Occupation: Unemployed

Immunity: Unknown

Equipment
Briefcase, Black, Unknown what’s inside it
Cracked IPhone 12
Picture of some people, Possibly his family?
Flashlight
Mask


Skills: Smart: Lás is a very intelligent man, With the ability to solve rubic cubes in less than 12 Seconds, Read a book and remember every word, and he can guess what happens if he did something
Rich: The man has 280,000$ American bucks in his bank account.
Handsome: He has a very nice look

Weaknesses: Risky: Give Lás the right amount of money and he will do anything for you, which can sometimes be bad, Childish Lás doesn’t know how to take care of himself, all his life he has had butlers do the hard stuff in life for him, Also he doesn’t think before doing stuff, even though he is quite intelligent
Weak: Lás is very skinny and sort of weak, He can lift up to 55 pounds, and he weighs 173 Pounds

Personality: Lás is a strict, yet humorous, man he will be mostly serious but cracks the occasional joke

Biography: Lás grew up in a rich family were money was everything, at age 7 his family moved over to Chicago, his mom died when he was 17, he got a job as a business man at age 21 and is what he was doing until the outbreak, he doesn’t have a wife but he has a girlfriend, though he hasn’t heard from her since the virus started.

This took me 2 Hours, I hope it’s good!
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:47 pm

Frethotia wrote:Name: László Botka

Money isn't really important anymore. Yeah, some people might be persuaded if they think society will recover, but in generally cash is useless and bank accounts probably won't matter once electricity eventually falters. The biggest issue is the bio. There's basically nothing there and saying that all his records were burned is an unacceptable excuse. As GM it is required that I know what this character is about, even if they're a spy who doesn't exist or whatever the reason. Bio is not even a paragraph at that.


Shyluz wrote:Name: Charlie Mills
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ACCEPTED.
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Frethotia
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Ex-Nation

Postby Frethotia » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:58 pm

Beiarusia wrote:
Frethotia wrote:Name: László Botka

Money isn't really important anymore. Yeah, some people might be persuaded if they think society will recover, but in generally cash is useless and bank accounts probably won't matter once electricity eventually falters. The biggest issue is the bio. There's basically nothing there and saying that all his records were burned is an unacceptable excuse. As GM it is required that I know what this character is about, even if they're a spy who doesn't exist or whatever the reason. Bio is not even a paragraph at that.


Shyluz wrote:Name: Charlie Mills
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ACCEPTED.

Kk got it PS I. Changed it
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:59 pm

Hastur wrote:Name:Lauren Pryzbylewski
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Ecologiania
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Founded: Dec 14, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ecologiania » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:12 pm

Sorry for the format issues. I am new to the forum and all the commands. Thanks Anowa for helping me with the image URL info.

Name: Mark Lahey
Age (DoB): 25
Nationality: Canadian
Appearance:




Occupation: Radio Operator
Immunity: None

Equipment:
*Small Backpack
*Radio Gear
*Radio Battery
*Walkie-talkies
*Crowbar
*2 Energy Bars
*1 Can of beans

Skills:
Problem Solver: Does everything he can to solve problems in his work and daily life.
Lockpicker: Has practiced lockpicking since secondary school, and has opened even small safes.
Outdoorsman: Likes nature and knows everything about edible and venomous plants, animal tracks, weather changes and patterns etc.

Weaknesses:
Weak: Being a techno geek meant he spent too little time execising, so he isn't the strongest nor the most resistant man out there.
Attached: Gets attached to people or animals too easily, which can be dangerous. Once, a girlfriend of his left him and he fell into a hard, three month depression. He experienced something similar when his dog died. A loss or betrayal could deeply impact him.

Personality: Caring but not too much, edgy, responsible and hard working.

Likes: All animals in general, science-fiction novels, traveling, wildlife conservation, nature (optional)
Dislikes: Lentils, garbage, alcohol, sadness (optional)

Biography: Mark was born in Thunder Bay, Canada but brought to Chicago when he was 2 years old. Since studying, he knew he wanted to become a biologist and work with wildlife, but life has not been easy for him. After losing one of his first girlfriends, he fell in a depression so strong that he had to be internated in an asylum for half a year.

Mark was not the same person when he left though. He was more centered, but abandoned his dream of working in nature. That's when he received an offer to start working as radio operator in the Chicago Independent Radio. He would call it just 107 FM, and loved the thrill of playing new songs everyday.

Of course, this story doesn't have a happy ending. When the outbreak started, Mark was left with the choice of trying to evacuate towards Canada through Wisconsin and Lake Michigan, or staying and following the mandatory quarantine. He knew it was too late anyways to try something, as the reports of infected and riots grew and grew all along Chicago. Instead, he decided to barricade inside the station, with his co-workers. They kept the generator running and are the last hope of many fellow survivors.

RP Example:

*Any other correction, please let me know.
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Postby Beiarusia » Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:01 pm

Ecologiania wrote:Name: Mark Lahey

I can work with this. ACCEPTED.

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Postby Blargleyarg » Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:03 am

Reserving a spot, I'll get around to it soon...
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Emike
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Founded: Dec 23, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby Emike » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:10 am

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Name: Aniyah Bird
Age (DoB): 19 years old, born on February 27th, 1999. Pisces.
Nationality: American

Appearance: Standing 5'2 tall, Aniyah has a slim build, not having much muscle. Her eyes are large and dark, with long lashes, and her nose is broad and rounded in shape. Her lips are plump, and she has high cheekbones. Her hair is dark and curly, though she wears it bleached and in braids, usually tied back away from her face.

Occupation: Student
Immunity: Unknown


Skills:

    Quiet: Light on her feet, Aniyah is good at remaining quiet, whether when moving or while trying to hide. She's stealthy and dexterous, capable of landing silently or opening doors without creaking them.

    Strategist: With a talent for analyzing situations and coming up with responses for them, Aniyah is a capable strategist, being good at planning ahead and coming up with alternative solutions for problems.

    Quick Learner: With time and the capability for trial & error, Aniyah can figure out how to operate most machinery without instruction, and is quick to develop new skills. However, she needs the be able to experiment with it first in order to figure these things out on her own. She's also good at following instructions.

Weaknesses:

    Physically Weak: Aniyah is physically weak, not being able to lift heavy objects or do much damage with melee weapons. As such, she is easily overpowered in hand to hand combat, and cannot push over heavy items to make barricades.

    Unprepared: Young and with little experience in frightening or difficult situations, Aniyah is frightened by the Infected, and when not in a shelter or a place where she's certain that she's safe, she can never relax. She's unskilled in combat, and not a survivalist, being unlikely to survive for long on her own in the wilderness.

    Overconfident: Aniyah tends to overestimate her own capabilities, thinking herself more capable than she actually is. When she thinks that she's in the right, she's reluctant to accept anyone else's opinion on the matter, and she's slow to apologize.

Personality:

    Serious and studious, Aniyah prioritized her studies over anything else, knowing that with her parents saving up for her college education, she had to prioritize getting into a good school so she could get the education she wanted. She's distrustful of other people and their intentions, and is overly cautious, even when dealing with familiar situations.





Equipment:

    Backpack: White with purple flowers, with a large compartment and a smaller pocket.
    Can Opener: A tool for opening cans.
    Water Bottle: Tall and made of metal, with a blue exterior and a plastic cap.
    Switchblade:A folding knife with a metal blade and a grey handle.
    Box of Crackers: A box of cracker packs.
    Trail Mix: A bag full of trail mix, contains raisins and mixed nuts.
    x3 Powdered Potato: Three packets of powdered potatoes, that can be mixed with water.
    Kettle: A kettle, made for boiling water.
    Baseball Bat: Made of wood, this baseball bat is simplistic in design, with a heavy end.

    Clothes:
    Sweater: A yellow sweater, warm but lightweight.
    Pants: Skinny jeans, light blue in color.
    Sneakers: A pair of white sneakers.





Biography:

    Born in Chicago to an English teacher and a restaurant manager, she was raised in a small apartment in the Lake View neighborhood, she was raised by her loving parents as a single child. Though they weren't wealthy, she lived a comfortable life, and went to decent schools. It was when she was ten that she developed a severe case of pneumonia, and needed to go the hospital. There, she developed an intense curiosity about how the medications used to treat her were developed, and it was this experience that made her want to become a biomedical engineer. Deciding to attend Latoya University, she pursued an internship at Atlas Biomedical, an international pharmaceutical and biotechnical company, and served as a lab assistant at their Alpha-B facility.

    When the outbreak started, her family initially decided to quarantine in their apartment, and she decided to no longer attend classes or go to her internship for safety. However, her father continued going to his work at the local high school. On the fourth day since the initial attack, her father started to develop symptoms, and her mother took him to Presence Saint John Hospital, with the instruction to stay in the apartment no matter what happened. Over the next few days, riots broke out, and the first Infected was discovered — her mother continued to text her until the twelfth day, when she told her that she also had been diagnosed with the virus, and later that day, communication with her ceased. It was several days later that she came to the conclusion that her parents had become Infected, and with the city's lockdown failing, she continued to keep herself locked in.

    But though she knew that there was a slim chance her parents were alive, and Atlas had closed its doors and ceased operations, she also knew that if anything could save her parents, it would be a cure held at one of Atlas' labs, if there was any. With food running out and water and electricity shut down, she had no choice but to leave regardless if she wanted to survive — so packing her bag, she left, knowing that finding a cure there was her only chance to save her parents and survive the outbreak.


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Postby Beiarusia » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:52 am

Emike wrote:Name: Aniyah Bird

My only complaint is her age. I'd make her college aged since Atlas wouldn't really want high school kids in one of their secure facilities.

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Postby Offer Erapia » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:57 am

Is this RP still alive if so I would absolutely love to join. Also is this a zombie type apocalyptic event?

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Postby Paddy O Fernature » Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:43 pm

Beiarusia wrote:
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Paddy O Fernature wrote:Name: James C. Wess

Gonna ask how much of a survivalist this guy is? Survivalist are part of the quota so maybe not go fully down that path. In general, gonna be more critical for now towards anyone with considerable firearm experience. Would like some less combat capable characters in the mix.


Sorry for the late reply, worked a 60ish hour week this week unexpectedly.

Anyway..I was thinking having him basically the same as he was in the other iteration of the RP, which in my head is more on par with a 1950's handyman general know it all then one of the extreme nutcases shown on say the TV series "Doomsday Preppers". For example, has a basement workshop full of older well used and loved over tools collected over a lifetime of piecing together across various hobbies and home improvement projects, has a small stash of "SHTF" goodies mainly consisting of old GI surplus and camping gear as well as common off the shelf food preps such as MRE's or Readywise Food, a library of misc literature and DIY manuals/TM's collecting dust on a bookshelf that were picked up over time on topics that he thought MIGHT be useful in the future, basic off the shelf "base station" setup consisting of CB/HAM radio, drives an older mechanical CJ Jeep who's primary color is "Primer" ect ect ect. Again, a little more grounded and realistic to what I would call a "budget prepper" then anything else. Not going to be seeing any "Atlas Shelters" or castles built from shipping containers with this guy stacked with enough high dollar everything to make the owners of BRCC envious.

As for the topic of firearms and experience..

For firearms I went the same route I did last RP and gave my guy a kinda build in "handicap" to start with as he is using literally a black powder setup that isn't compatible with (currently) anyone else either PC or NPC. Yes, reloading at home is going to be "easier" in the sense that's components will be commonly available with a little luck long after more modern sources dry up (lead wheel weights for bullets, homemade BP, zigzag papers for the cartridge, percussion cap bought pre collapse in bulk) but at the same token he can't just reload a magazine mid fight and continue on fighting like more modern firearms and would take a considerably longer time to reload in the field.

For knowledge, my guy is knowledgeable about his particular firearms inside and out, and that's pretty much where it ends. Realistically like most people, sure he could pick up an Ar15 and figure out how to insert a magazine and rack a round to make it go boom after a few minutes of trial and error. However, if he had any issues at all with it, the weapon would pretty much be useless as he lacks the knowledge to apply SPORTS and clear the FTE from the star chamber ect ect. Obviously, this could change over time in character depending on what events and interactions take place, but it is what it is.

Hope this helps clear things up. :)

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Postby Beiarusia » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:42 pm

Offer Erapia wrote:Is this RP still alive if so I would absolutely love to join. Also is this a zombie type apocalyptic event?

RP just started. IC literally just went live. Yes, a virus has devastated the USA. Zombies are similar to L4D and 28 Days Later.


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Name: Samuel "Sam" Walker
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Age (DoB): 35 (DOB 8/20/1982). His 36th birthday is this week.
Nationality: U.S.A.
Appearance:
Walker is an unexpectedly big man: about three inches above six feet, about 190 pounds. It's not all muscle - Walker is the first to admit that he's a bit more solid around the midsection than he was in his twenties - but he's still barrel-chested and broad-shouldered, with a weightlifter's arms and thighs. Walker is noticeably handsome, albeit in an intensely white-bread sort of way: square jaw, straight nose, high forehead, short blond hair worn in a neat side-part. Perhaps to counteract his imposing physical presence, he tends to favor somewhat stuffy clothes: tweed suits, checked shirts, sweater vests. He is nearsighted, and therefore wears old-fashioned horn-rimmed glasses unless (as in the attached photo) he is indoors in a relatively confined space.

Occupation: Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Criminal Division
Immunity: Unknown (none)

Equipment:
  • On person:
    • Authentic Harris tweed suit, grey (quite warm and durable; this material was traditionally used by hunters and shepherds in the Scottish highlands).
    • Cotton shirt (white with tattersall check); silk necktie (dark red); wool sweater vest (dark blue).
    • Baseball cap (dark blue, with U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps insignia embroidered in gold).
    • Kangaroo leather upland hunting boots and woolen hiking socks.
    • Belt and gloves, black leather.
    • Flash drive containing investigation research into Atlas Biomedical, sewn into belt.
    • Antique Hamilton watch.
    • Horn-rimmed glasses.
    • Lanyard with Department of Justice identification.
    • Leather shoulder holster containing Smith and Wesson Model 19, 4-inch barrel, loaded with .357 Magnum jacketed hollow-points.
    • 2 speed-loaders, .357 Magnum jacketed hollow-points, in pocket of suit coat.
    • Leatherman multitool, in pocket of suit coat.
    • Personal keys, smartphone, wallet with credit cards/concealed carry permit/180 dollars cash, in trouser pockets.
    • Moleskin notebook and pen, 15 N95 masks, flask of bourbon, and US passport, in inside pockets of suit coat.
  • In Saddleback leather backpack:
    • Spare underwear (6), socks (6), undershirts (6), and shirt (1).
    • Rain poncho and U.S. Army surplus poncho liner.
    • Department of Justice laptop computer, encrypted, with laptop charger and headphones, in secure hardcase.
    • Sealed paper file containing printouts of crucial evidence in Atlas investigation.
    • Cell phone charger.
    • Compass and map of Chicago metro area.
    • 4D Maglite flashlight and spare batteries.
    • Zippo lighters (2) and manual can opener (1).
    • Plastic flask Wild Turkey whiskey.
    • 2-pound bag homemade beef jerky.
    • 2-liter water bottles (2) and water purification tablets (pack of 50).
    • Aluminum camping plate and utensils.
    • First aid kit, containing nitrile gloves, wet wipes, surgical tape, superglue, gauze, forceps, tourniquet, butterfly bandages, shears, antibiotics, ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, etc.
    • Duct tape and claw hammer.
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, travel towel, comb, deodorant, etc.
    • King James Bible; complete poetry of John Donne; and Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence, all leather-bound.

Skills:
Jury Whisperer
Walker is a successful federal prosecutor, well known for his ability to take difficult cases with popular defendants to trial, and to convince skeptical juries to convict. He is an accomplished orator, debater, planner, and manipulator, with an excellent capacity to read strangers and to push their buttons. Put another way, he's an effective leader.

Intellectual
Walker is highly intelligent and highly educated: college at Princeton, law school at the University of Chicago, published legal scholarship, prestigious federal clerkship. He is well-read in a lot of areas, not just in the law; and, perhaps more importantly, he has a lot of practice at teaching himself what he doesn't already know.

Hunter
Walker's private escape - his happy place - has always been the outdoors. In fact, he was on his way to a hunting trip on July 19 when news broke of the attack at O'Hare. He is a decent shot with most firearms, a solid camp cook and field navigator, and comfortable spending extended periods under the open sky.

Lessons of the JAG Corps
While Walker's time as an Army Judge Advocate did not leave him much in the way of traditional military skills (a lawyer in uniform is still a lawyer), it did familiarize him with the jargon, culture, and institutions of the U.S. Armed Forces. In conversations with current and former military personnel, Walker can draw on those experiences to establish his credibility and to build rapport.

Child of USAID
As the son of USAID personnel, Walker grew up all over the world, and spent much of his childhood in dangerous places. From an early age, he witnessed violence and survived dangerous diseases; as he grew older, he came to understand very clearly that the ability to make sound decisions quickly, even under immense pressure, could be the difference between life and death. Walker retains that ability to this day: when the stakes are high, he gains and does not lose composure and focus. Walker is also fairly adaptable: he spent parts of his childhood sleeping on bamboo mats and eating bush meat, so creature comforts matter relatively less to him.

Strong
While not particularly athletic in the conventional sense, Sam Walker is a naturally large, strong man who has spent most of his adult life recreationally boxing and lifting weights. He may not have speed or stamina, but he has very considerable brute strength, and he hits very hard indeed.


Weaknesses:
Fragile Health
Walker has long been plagued by a variety of ailments. He suffers from occasional debilitating back spasms, and from much more common back pain; he is prone to food poisoning and other digestive problems; he is quick to fall ill, and slow to recover fully, even from the common cold; he has seasonal allergies of a severity that approaches mild asthma; and so on, and so forth. While Walker has a lot of practice forcing himself to function despite sickness, he is rarely entirely well.

High-Functioning Alcoholic
Sam Walker leads a high-pressure life, and he leads it alone. He has taken frequent solace in the bottle: not binge-drinking, but relying on regular infusions of whiskey throughout difficult days. Without frequent recourse to alcohol, he begins to feel exhausted and depleted.

Overconfident
The dark side of Walker's capacity to make decisions calmly under great pressure is that he has absolute confidence in his judgment - even when he is wrong. It can be very difficult to convince him that he is mistaken, to change his mind once it is made up, or to get him to see things from a different perspective.

Break Before You Bend
For Walker's friends, his stubborn conscience - his steadfast refusal to cross certain moral lines, to indulge in cruelty or injustice - is one of his most admirable characteristics. It is also, in the midst of a civilizational collapse, a potentially suicidal limitation on Walker's ability to do what it takes to survive.

Green
Despite growing up in conflict zones, serving as a Judge Advocate, and working as a federal prosecutor, Sam Walker has never had to face the hardest choice: kill or be killed. He has never fired a gun in anger or run for his life. He may make decisions faster and better than the average civilian, but he will be just as traumatized by what is to come.

Slow
Walker may be strong, but he is slow; the mostly sedentary life of an overworked prosecutor has little time for cardio. Walker has a slight beer belly, and though he can hike for miles, any attempt to sprint leaves him breathless and panting with embarrassing speed.


Personality:
Hardworking, insightful, an outstanding judge of character, genuinely brilliant, possessed of deep kindness and integrity - - - and also, well, just a little odd. That's Sam Walker. He always seems a bit like he's playing a character, and a somewhat awkward one at that: his tweed suits and horn-rimmed glasses and tendency for earnest speechifying can be suspiciously reminiscent of Atticus Finch. That quality of performance, of detachment, is accentuated by Walker's obvious issues with intimacy: he is unmarried, and doesn't seem to have much of a love life; he has a lot of friends, but few of them have ever seen him without a necktie. He is much better at loving than at being loved, much better at knowing than at being known. In all of this, Walker's closest friends and family sense a deep underlying privacy: Sam Walker sees others so clearly, their flaws and neuroses, that the idea of being seen with equivalent clarity is intolerable to him. And so he is intentional, not authentic. Instead of being who he is, he has deliberately decided who he wants to be: the crusading prosecutor, the caring friend, the inspiring leader, the man with strong hands and a gentle heart. There is little spontaneous, or enthusiastic, or even truly joyful about Walker; even his sense of humor is dry and sly. But his virtues are real, because he has chosen to make them real; and in the end, he truly is as kind and righteous and insightful as he tries to be.

Likes:
Walker has many of the tastes - some would say the affectations - of an old-fashioned country gentleman: he likes fine dining but also camp cooking, he hunts ducks in a tweed suit, he is fond of 17th-century poetry and of classic cars. Though he has no children of his own, he's great with kids: paternal toward small children, reassuringly big-brotherly toward teenagers. And, befitting his global upbringing, he appreciates rather than fears difference: he is open to any kind of food, appreciates the art and music of other cultures, and - closer to home - has been successful in building relationships with leaders in Chicago's Black community, despite his own lack of familiarity with that community.
Dislikes:
Adaptable and ecumenical in his tastes, Walker lacks many pet peeves. His ability to read people clinically and without judgment also makes his dislikes relatively less intense: he disapproves of prejudice and incompetence, for example, but finds them easy enough to understand and forgive. The one thing that Walker cannot abide, at an instinctive emotional level, is selfishness: whether that is manifested in cruelty, avarice, arrogance, disrespect or simple indifference toward the humanity of others. He expects people to be basically decent to each other, and he takes grim satisfaction in punishing them when they refuse to do so.

Biography:
Sam Walker was born in the southern Philippines in 1982, the child of USAID aid workers: his father an administrator, his mother a nurse. The family moved every year or two, from one zone of conflict or starvation or natural disaster to the next. Many of Walker's defining traits are due to this unique upbringing: his fragile physical health and consequent mental toughness; his capacity to remain calm and focused amid chaos and danger; his cultural humility and gift for understanding the minds of others; his deep sense of moral responsibility; and his social stiltedness - the mark of a child who grew up without real friends. Walker would be fifteen before he returned full-time to the States, after his mother's malaria forced the family to cease its overseas work.

After two years of public school in Iowa City - a jarring adjustment that seems to have left a lasting mark on Walker - he was admitted to Princeton University on a messy combination of need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and loans. While Walker's family had no money, it did have education - both his parents had attended Ivy League schools - and Walker's intensive overseas homeschooling proved to be good preparation for academic success. Culturally, too - despite his strange childhood - Walker was a native son of the WASP elite, and he soon learned to fit in at Princeton: joining an eating club, making the football team, studying anthropology, and ultimately writing a well-received thesis on community resilience and rebuilding after the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake.

At this point, the gravitational pull of the American elite took over Walker's life for a number of years. His professors expected him to go to law school, so he did, and he was admitted at the University of Chicago: one of the country's best law schools. There, he was supposed to be on the law journal, so he was; he was supposed to do well in class, so he did; he was supposed to take summer jobs at law firms and make a lot of money, so he took them. After he graduated, he did the expected thing for a highly successful law student, and accepted a prestigious clerkship with a federal judge on the Seventh Circuit. He even found time to publish an article in a law journal about originalist interpretation of the 7th Amendment. The natural next step was to accept a position at a major Chicago law firm, making half a million dollars a year.

Instead, Walker joined the Army JAG Corps. The decision was a defiant reassertion of the values of Walker's childhood, not those of his professional education: he made a conscious choice to care more about others - in this case, his country and its soldiers - than himself. After a few years of general military practice, Walker shifted to focus on prosecution, and acquired a reputation as a man unafraid of unpopular cases: he prosecuted and convicted a respected Special Forces sergeant for involvement in the Afghan heroin trade, for example, and got jail time for an influential White House attaché officer who beat up a call girl.

After leaving the Army as a captain, Walker accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago. There, he continued to demonstrate both a willingness to take controversial cases to a jury, and the capacity to win them: Walker repeatedly prosecuted Chicago police officers for federal civil rights violations, convicted a powerful alderman of political corruption, and led the investigation and prosecution of a white nationalist gang that had attempted to bomb a Chicago mosque. He is well-liked in his office: Walker's colleagues respect his impressive trial record, and they regard his obvious moral fiber with a combination of real awe and eye-rolling bemusement. Even other AUSAs, however, worry that Walker has finally overreached himself: for the last eight months, he has been coordinating a joint DOJ/FBI/FDA/SEC investigation of Atlas Biomedical - an act, one colleague warned Walker, equivalent to "sticking your hand in the garbage disposal." But Walker has persisted, and one might reasonably wonder how much he has to lose: the man has few close friends, rarely dates, obviously drinks too much, and gets away from the office only for the occasional hunting trip.

Walker was on his way to just such a trip when news broke of the biological attack on O'Hare. He immediately drove back to the Dirksen Building, and spent the next week holed up in his office there, riding out the riots while he tried to connect the dots of his investigation to the attack. On Day 07, rioters attacked the Dirksen Building and forced the staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office to evacuate, protected by U.S. Marshals, to Willis Tower. By the time quarantine collapsed on Day 16, Walker had already slipped out of the skyscraper; if he had learned one thing from his childhood, it was that you could not wait for danger to find you before you ran. He made his way back to his apartment amid the chaos, collected what supplies and equipment he could, put on his favorite tie, and left a sign on the door inviting any survivors to avail themselves of the contents of his refrigerator before everything spoiled. Then, having nothing to lose and nothing better to do, Sam Walker walked out into the madness to try to find people he could help.

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Postby Beiarusia » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:44 pm

Reverend Norv wrote:Name: Samuel "Sam" Walker
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Postby Segral » Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:47 pm

Hey, I'm interested in applying to the RP. Just wanted to spitball my planned app idea here to make sure it wouldn't cause any conflicts/was acceptable. I was thinking of writing a Loyola art student that's camped out and shut himself inside one of the university's art studios as a home base. I know we already have a Loyola student, so just wanted to make sure it was okay to have multiple.
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Postby Beiarusia » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:11 pm

Segral wrote:Hey, I'm interested in applying to the RP. Just wanted to spitball my planned app idea here to make sure it wouldn't cause any conflicts/was acceptable. I was thinking of writing a Loyola art student that's camped out and shut himself inside one of the university's art studios as a home base. I know we already have a Loyola student, so just wanted to make sure it was okay to have multiple.

Yeah go for it. There can be as many students as people want.

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Postby Segral » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:03 pm

Beiarusia wrote:Yeah go for it. There can be as many students as people want.


Dope. Here's my app, I had some free time this evening, so I figured I'd throw something together.

Name: Khalil Capron Moses. Known as "K.C" to acquaintances and "Mouse" to his closest friends and family.
Age (DoB): 21 (02/03/1997)
Nationality: American, recently gave up his Bahamian citizenship in accordance with dual citizenship laws.

Appearance:
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Khalil stands at about 5'9 and weighs about 140 pounds, cutting a somewhat lean, slim figure as he walks. He's not super skinny or thin, but has lost a lot of muscle from his athletic days and isn't the most physically imposing presence in a room thanks to his build and average height. He's occasionally seen wearing reading glasses, less so since the outbreak began. A golden necklace with a crucifix pendant is always found around his throat. He has multiple ink tattoos, including the letters "O-B-E-A-H" across his right knuckles, tattoos across the backs of his hands that spell "HIGHER POWER" when read left to right, a portrait of La Mulatresse Solitude on his upper arm, and a leaping jaguar on his right leg.


Occupation: Student at Loyola University majoring in Studio Arts, freelance graphic designer and photographer on the side.
Immunity: None

Equipment:
  • Tanchen 4K Portfolio Bag:
    • Masonite drawing-board
    • Sketchbook
    • Pencils, charcoal sticks, paintbrushes, etc.
    • Squeeze bottles of paint and India ink
    • Spray misting bottle
    • Utility knife
    • Two rolls of tape, one masking, one duct
    • Two USB drives
    • Tackle box
  • Jansport Backpack:
    • Extra change of clothes
    • Pair of goggles
    • Pair of reading glasses
    • Laptop + charger
    • Phone charger
    • Plastic water bottle
    • Two granola bars
    • Digital camera
    • Film camera + extra roll of film
    • Hammer
    • Two chisels
  • On-Person:
    • Leather wallet containing about $15 in cash, a credit card, and his student ID, driver's license, and bus pass
    • Keychain with the keys to his studio and long-overrun apartment
    • Inhaler
    • Black long-sleeve shirt
    • Jeans
    • Timberland boots
    • His crucifix necklace

Skills:
  • Artist: Khalil is a gifted artist and student of the arts, with excellent penmanship and drawing skills. There hasn't exactly been many opportunities for mixed-media prints as of late, but hey, it gives him something to do.

  • Cool Head: Khalil is known for his cool demeanor, refusing to let anything ruffle him or throw him to temper. In a crisis, he's able to keep his head straight and not immediately panic, and can do a decent job of defusing minor conflicts around him and helping some hotter heads simmer down. He's nothing close to a master diplomat, but he's a reliable pick when shit hits the fan.

  • Chicago Native: Having lived in Chicago all his life, Khalil is a walking GPS, and can point you in at least the vague, general direction of where you need to go, especially when it comes to downtown Chicago. This, combined with his artistic skill, makes him incredibly proficient at mapmaking. Maybe it'll come in handy at some point.

Weaknesses:
  • Knee Injury: Khalil tore his right ACL in a soccer match when he was 17, and while he has had surgery since to fix the knee, it's left him with reduced function in that joint. When it comes to running or strenuous exercise, he can keep up decently well, but will struggle a lot and may begin to slow down if extended stress is put on the knee.

  • Asthma: Khalil has asthma and uses an inhaler for relief. He has enough medicine to fully load his inhaler for now, but if he runs out without finding more supplies, he may begin to experience breathing problems. If he's infected by TA-13, it'll be an especially quick, nasty, and painful way to go.

  • Lack of Reflex: Sometimes, it's possible to be too calm. In certain situations, Khalil's moderate nature and reluctance to react in an extreme manner can turn against him, as it leaves him with a weak sense of instinct and a lack of strong "fight or flight" reflex. Being a little flighty and reactive can come in handy, and it's something the young artist has yet to master.

Personality: Khalil Moses' greatest defining trait is peace and patience. He's not a particularly introverted, unhappy, or even stoic person, just a very thoughtful one. He puts thought into his every word, running his conversations at a slow, waterlogged pace. He likes his time to process, and can get irritated if someone disturbs his train of thought or if he believes someone is trying to speak over him. It's a matter of respect for him; give him the time to say his piece, and he'll give you yours, as much as time as you need. Listening is one of his strong suits, and many people find it easy to talk to him thanks to his insistence on keeping himself out of other people's experiences.

It's hard to ruffle or shake him, either. Getting a smile or short laugh out is easy, but getting anger or sadness out of him is much more difficult, and he tends to bottle up how he feels a lot of the time. He prefers to draw or write instead of speak to express how he feels, and art often takes up a lot of his thoughts and words, as he loves to ramble about things he's seen, what he'd love to paint in a picture, and projects that he's been working on. As a result of all this, he can be very difficult to interact with on occasion given his various eccentricities, but in the right place and right time, he can be an excellent companion.

Likes: Photography, drawing, graffiti, Caribbean music, church services, birds, chocolate
Dislikes: Insects, cloudy/overcast weather (throws his mood off), boredom, canned meat

Biography: Khalil Capron Moses was born in Chicago on February 3rd, 1997. His mother was an American professor of Bahamian descent who taught history at the University of Chicago, while his father was a Bahamian photographer who came to the US on a work visa. His parents split up soon after his birth, with his father moving back to the Bahamas and Khalil and his mother moving to Hyde Park to be closer to her work. While Hyde Park was a decent beacon of safety among Chicago's grisly South Side, it was still South Side all the same, and Khalil's childhood was dominated by rule and order. His curfew came early and fast, and certain neighborhoods and streets were to be avoided at any cost. School and church were the first methods employed by Khalil's mother to keep him safe, and when those began to wane, sports and art became his new vices.

To pass the time as he aged into middle and high school and his friends began to venture without him, Khalil took up soccer, his first love, and art, his second. He had a gift for the game, and after the game was over, he would come home and teach himself Photoshop, video editing, and graphic design. After getting deeper into drawing and photography as side passions, he gave himself an ultimatum on his 16th birthday; pick soccer and go for a college scholarship wherever he wanted, or pick art and stay in Chicago to study and create. A few months later, the choice was made for him; during a playoff game, he tore his ACL while defending, forcing him into surgery and ending his amateur sports career for good.

Soon after graduating high school, he packed his bags and moved across town to begin taking classes for a Studio Arts major at Loyola University. His first two years were exciting times, full of wild partying and a massive improvement in his skills, to the point where he was able to start offering his services as a freelancer to make ends meet. However, his third year of school began to come with doubts. His classes were starting to weigh heavily on his shoulders and burn him out, and after he turned 21, he was forced to renounce his Bahamian citizenship, his last connection to his long-lost father. Anybody who talked to Khalil during this time would note that he was spending much of his days rambling about "purpose" and his "journey", looking more downcast than he'd ever been before.

After his third year broke out for the summer, he took a trip with friends to New Orleans in an attempt to clear his head and work on some personal art. He intended to stay for a few weeks, but came home early after he came to a decision, and retired back to his dorm to get his stuff ready and drop out of college for good. But, before any of that could happen, the attack at O'Hare took place, and Chicago soon fell into quarantine. Okay, no biggie, he'd wait it out, and then drop out. But then, all hell broke loose. With each passing day, the situation got more and more out of hand, until eventually, there was nothing left of Chicago to rescue. Fearing for his life, Khalil got out of his multi-story-high residence building before he could get trapped inside and made a break for his campus' art studio, ransacking an office to find the keys and locking himself in with his bags. He's barely left since then aside from the occasional venture for food and water, but is counting the days with a few goals in mind; get in contact with his mother, touch base with his father in the Bahamas, and finally get out of this dumbass college.

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