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THE ZONE: A Survival Horror RP (Semi-Closed / OOC)

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THE ZONE: A Survival Horror RP (Semi-Closed / OOC)

Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:54 pm

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    A lot of folks remember when it first started, when everything began to break down. July 18th, 2013. The day reality died. It was simple at first; your keys might go missing and appear somewhere else, your phone might ring off the hook, but when you answer it, nobody's there, that kind of thing. Few really paid much attention, and why would they? These were the usual oddities of life, the things we'd become accustomed to. It was when the lampposts started coming to life, when black holes opened in your driveway, that people actually clued into what was happening. The panic, the mad scramble to escape, I'm sure more people died from being trampled than from the anomalies themselves.

    The military, the government, they did the only thing they could.

    The locked the entire area up and shot anyone that tried to get out.

    It wasn't enough.

    The Zone, as people started calling it, began expanding, rapidly. First it was just a few meters, then a few more, then before anyone could even react, Las Vegas was under siege by interdimensional hellbeasts. People were going insane in the streets, gibbering and clawing at their own eyes. Entire buildings were displaced or just outright disintegrated. I remember seeing an entire bus, full of people, just turn into a pile of sand. A mound of fucking sand. The Zone kept expanding, kept reaching it's terrible hands out to consume more of the Southwest. Towns would merely cease to exist, people would disappear without warning. The death toll, if one could even hazard a guess, was in the hundreds of thousands. You could have nuked the entire southern half of Nevada and it would have been less disastrous.

    They built a wall around the area and quarantined it. All of it. Troops marched around the Zone's borders, day and night, gunning down anyone trying to get in or out. It wasn't unremarkable, however, for things to get through. There were stories in the surrounding towns about "monsters" or "demons" roaming the woods, snatching away children and pets. It's bullshit, most of it. Or, rather, I'd prefer to believe it is.

    Scavengers, or Scavvers, started breaking into the Zone almost immediately. There were untold amounts of loot to be found; military equipment, jewelry, and, most importantly, artifacts. Artifacts from other realities, crafted in that interdimensional estuary. Buyers would pay upwards of eight figures for these artifacts and the Feds would pretend like they tried to stop them, but as long as they got their cut, nobody cared. That's not to say it's a good gig or anything. Most of the Scavvers that head into the Zone never come back. God only knows what happens to them.

    Weird shit happens beyond those walls, man. I've seen things that most people couldn't even imagine. Mutated Mushroom people, armies from whole other realities, even the odd giant monster. Just watch out for the singularities, kid, that's how I lost my finger. Oh̸̢́,̀́ ͏ą҉n̵ḑ͠ i̸͏f̡ y͞o҉͘҉ư ̡͜͝ȩv̕͢e̡r̢,̵ ̢́e̸v̷̡e҉̛͢r͝,̨͡ ҉̴ru͠n̢̡ ͠i҉̸̀n͢͝t͝o̶ ̛Ch̡u̧r̶̢̕c̶h̸͠i̸e̶s͠,́ ru҉ņ.

    Don't ask why, man. I had to learn the hard way. Unless you're into being skinned alive; whatever floats your boat, I suppose.

    What's my story?

    Doesn't matter. Now, buy something or get out

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    The Zone is a survival horror Roleplay. Set three years after an unknown event destabilized reality, it focuses on a group of scavengers entering the government quarantine zone to search for expensive, and dangerous, artifacts. The Zone itself is enormous, surrounded and constantly patrolled by the United States military to prevent anyone from getting in, and to prevent anything from getting out. Reality has no sway over the zone. Mutants and abominations wander about, sometimes amiable, sometimes relentlessly hostile. In the simplest sense, the entire Zone is a dimensional rift where anything can happen. Timelines can change, inanimate objects can gain life, the dead can rise and entire buildings can become hostile predators. Yet, even with these threats, the Zone's many interdimensional artifacts prove a tantalizing prize to scavengers. Some believe it's aliens, others believe it's a government project gone awry.

    This is, first and foremost, a survival horror roleplay with heavy-science fiction elements. Characters can and will die, so if your character is killed, you can create a new application and start fresh. The main plot will begin in Mesquite, just on the border between Nevada and Arizona. As part of an expedition into the center of the Zone, you will be tasked with attempting to survive while being pursued by the Zone's inhabitants and, of course, government forces intending to prevent you from reaching the center. Reality becomes increasingly unstable as one approaches the epicenter, and strange and terrifying events will threaten to break your characters, physically and mentally.

    Welcome to the Exclusion Zone, We hope you enjoy your stay.

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The Zone is shown with concentric rings, each indicating an increase in the number of reality destabilizing events. The Outer Rings tend to be the most benign, with instances of object animation and poltergeist activity being the most frequent occurrences. Reports of "ghosts" in the Outer Rings are also common.

The Inner Rings tend to involve the most abstract phenomena. Anachronisms, Animate buildings, enlarged living organisms, sudden inexplicable weather changes and ion storms are common the closer one gets to the Epicenter. More bizarre entities tend to frequent these areas, particularly gargantuan creatures lovingly referred to as "Torsos".

The Epicenter is, for all intents and purposes, the immediate area around the Groom Lake facility. It is almost entirely unexplored, as most tend to die, disappear or evacuate before reaching the center. It is unknown the extent of this area's phenomena.[/

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    KNOWN AND CONFIRMED ANOMALOUS PHENOMENA
    Classified | Do not share with unauthorized personnel | Failure to comply with standard security measures is grounds for termination
    Research Personnel are advised to NOT, under any circumstances, attempt to enter quarantine area without armed escort.
    Any personnel entering quarantine area without escort are considered lost and NO attempt is to be made to retrieve them.
    This is NOT a comprehensive list of all quarantine area phenomena. For a more complete list, please contact Dr. Hatfield.


    Mutated Humanoids: Humanoid Entities of varying shape and structure, typically resembling humans with severe deformities such as conjoined entities, tumors, multiple limbs and eyes, missing organs and [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST]

    "Shrooms": Humanoid entities described as overall humanoid in appearance, but with features commonly found in most fungi. The head is replaced with a large stalk and cap, roots are interspersed throughout the body, etc. Extremely hostile and will attempt to assault non-infested humans, shoving their roots into the orifices and [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST] often resulting in death by internal bleeding. Believed to be one, large, singular entity connected through each individual instance.

    Animate Structures: Through unknown means, these entities are entire buildings that have become animate. Variable in form, but usually resembling large, multi-limbed creatures, these buildings are generally non-hostile. Avoidance is recommended, however, as due to their animate nature, these structures are extremely damaged and bordering on collapse. Reports of a "living skyscraper" in the Inner Zone have not been confirmed.

    Anachronisms & Reality Warping: Rifts in space-time, acting as wormholes between dimensions and time-periods. Extremely unstable and have a propensity to collapse and explode, killing or maiming any living individuals nearby. Entities from other timelines and realities are confirmed to originate from these portals, but the nature and level of hostility from these creatures is wholly variable. Attempts to launch expeditions [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST] eighty-six casualties and twelve missing individuals.

    "Junk-Folk": A loose coalition of entities composed of garbage, scrap metal, and appliances. Generally amiable and living in small communes throughout the zone, they tend to communicate through snippets of existing media, such as piecing together sentences from radio broadcasts and television shows. Their society appears to base itself wholly on the works of German philosopher, Karl Marx, and have fully instituted communist policies.

    "Shades": Often described as "shadow people", these entities are simply shadowy entities resembling human beings of variable age, gender, etc. They pose little threat and will act in a manner described as "glitchy" by personnel. Reports of them following personnel throughout the zone , as well as reported auditory hallucinations in their presence, are unconfirmed.

    The Church: [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST]

    Mannequins: A rather common Zone entity, Mannequins are animate humanoid entities that will attempt to assault and bludgeon any non-Mannequin entities. Their appearance is variable; subjects sometimes have basic facial features such as teeth. Subjects will often utilize blunt and bladed weapons. Reports of cannibalism are unconfirmed. Reports of "self-aware" Mannequins, as well as use of firearms, are unconfirmed.

    "Skeeters": Large, emaciated humanoids, typically between 5-10 meters in height. Subjects are near-skeletally thin, even in well-fed instances, and have heads resembling eyeless mosquitoes. Autopsies indicate that a large proboscis is used to penetrate the victim's spinal cord, whereupon the cerebral spinal fluid is consumed. Reports of mass kidnappings from border towns are unconfirmed, but intelligence personnel are advised to suppress the aforementioned reports until a proper investigation can be conducted.

    "Burrowers": Large worm-like creatures of variable size, typically between 2-4 meters in length, and similar in appearance to Unconfirmed Anomaly 1241-CH "Mongolian Death Worm". Entities are extremely defensive and will, when threatened, use an as yet unidentified organ similar to a stomach to violently expel an unknown acidic substance at attackers. Entities will, during mating season, actively hunt large terrestrial organisms such as cattle and humans. Some Expeditionary Units have noted feelings similar to that of static electricity when entities are near.

    Rogue Spatial Anomalies: Typically described as large, glowing orbs of light. Witnesses describe anomalies to have considerable, negative effects on local spacetime, as well as organic life. Testing has resulting in multiple casualties and fatalities, including [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST] with the surrounding site being displaced from baseline reality. Attempts at liquidation have proven exceedingly difficult and until a more reliable method can be determined, personnel are advised to avoid entities at all costs.

    Enlarged Baseline Organisms: It is currently unknown how this phenomena is occurring, however multiple reports have been made by Expeditionary Teams of unnaturally large organisms from Baseline Reality. Researchers have hypothesized that Extra-Dimensional radiation may be responsible. Recorded organisms include: ants, dogs, cats, badgers, spiders, mayflies, mosquitoes, cows, [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST] and tuna.

    Internal Security personnel are advised to dissuade Expeditionary Personnel from filing reports regarding a "Fifty Foot Woman" until such incidents can be confirmed. - Project Head Akiyama

    "Fleshlings": Potentially associated with Confirmed Anomaly 1408, as well as The Church. Entities described as heavily mutated humanoids, usually with multiple limbs and composed of muscle and sinew. Use of sharpened bone as weapons confirmed. Testing indicates that subjects are [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST] matching multiple aspects of the human genome.

    "Resonance Storms": Typically described as large energy bursts emanating from the Epicenter of the Quarantine Zone. Witnesses report massive, brightly colored waves of unidentified energy that "flow" over the affected area. Phenomena has been noted to cause various Zeta-Class anomalies, such as bodily inversion and temporary gravitational failure.

    Sudden Weather Change Phenomena: It is currently unknown what the specific source of this phenomena is, only that it results in the sudden and occasionally violent changes in localized weather. Examples include extremely hot summer days suddenly becoming snowstorms, or thunderstorms spontaneously altering to acid rain. Research is ongoing.

    Inter-Dimensional Thunderstorms: Initially resemble standard Baseline thunderstorms and believed to act as moving, self-contained pocket dimensions. While within the storms, witnesses report significant visibility reduction, as well as auditory and visual phenomena. Entities are believed to reside within the phenomena, though their appearance is variable. Testing has found a roughly twenty three percent (23%) survival rate, with a higher fatality rate in children and older adults.

    General Anomalous Weather Phenomena (G.A.W.P): An overarching term provided to general anomalous weather events that are either too infrequent or occur too quickly to necessitate full anomaly designation. Examples include, but are not limited to: Blood Rain, Hallucinogenic Snowstorms, Incendiary Rain, Falling Ash, and Sentient Clouds.

    [NOTE - 03/25/16] The following is a list of Alternate Realities confirmed by Expeditionary Units and the M.W.I (Many Worlds Initiative). It is not to be considered a comprehensive list and will continue to be updated as the project continues.

    Reality 14124-A: Deviates from Baseline Reality following the end of the Second World War. Operation Unthinkable activated and subsequent destruction of Moscow via nuclear weapons resulting in Soviet defeat. Continued antagonism between Allies and Soviet Resistance leads to Third World War and an ensuing nuclear winter. Known survivor sites in Canada, South America, and Africa.

    Reality 55124-V: Deviates from Baseline Reality shortly before end of Cretaceous Period. Extinction of Dinosaurs does not occur. Continued evolution leads to bipedal reptilian species becoming dominant civilization. Further exploration discontinued following loss of Expeditionary Unit 45.

    Reality 40120-T: Unknown Deviation. Personnel reported multiple large, entirely abandoned cities. Reports of food left on tables; still warm. Electricity noted to still be functional. Personnel reported extreme unease, as well as multiple sightings of unidentified figures in windows and auditory hallucinations. Further exploration discontinued. Potential use as for Ark Program noted.

    Reality 55562-J: Deviation from Baseline Reality following death of Genghis Khan. Mongol Empire expands across the entire Eurasian Continent and into Africa. Historical records note reconnaissance missions in Australia as well. Mongolian becomes dominant language and culture. Technological advancement severely hampered; personnel noted that shamanistic worship was still common, even in major metropolitan areas. Deification of the Great Khan was also noted. Further exploration discontinued following first contact with enemy combatants.

    Reality 71031-H: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the rise of Adolf Hitler. Use of the occult by the National Socialists results in major space-time restructuring and the creation of [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST]. Survivor sites in Poland were successfully contacted, though they reported lack of supplies due to constant assaults by [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST].

    Reality 77777-L: Deviation from Baseline Reality following Alpha-Class Intrusion Event by [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST]. Worship of anomalous deities is commonplace, as is human sacrifice and occult rituals. Planet rendered uninhabitable by anomalous war between Global Communist Alliance and The Commonwealth of Britannia. Further exploration discontinued.

    Reality 56128-R: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the beginning of World War II. Through unknown means, Nazi forces overwhelm the Soviet Union and Britain, while American forces defend the East Coast from U-Boat assaults. North American Coalition is formed to combat growing Nazi gains in Africa and Middle East, ultimately resulting in the deployment of nuclear weapons by both sides. Death toll in millions and planet rendered largely uninhabitable.

    Reality 70001-O: Deviation from Baseline reality following a series of biological terrorist attacks in the United States in early 21st century. Subsequent collapse of society follows, however multiple post-collapse civilizations begin rebuilding roughly two decades after. Notable instances included a colony in Massachusetts, a large parliamentary republic in Texas, and an authoritarian autocratic matriarchy in Colorado. Further exploration halted after first contact with "Dominion" survivors.

    Reality 80808-J: Deviation from Baseline Reality following failed assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Reconstruction occurred as expected. No other deviations until the election of Albert Gore Jr. as president of the United States, as opposed to George W. Bush Jr. No other notable deviations. Possible candidacy for Ark Program noted.

    Reality 66666-T: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the assassination of Adolf Hitler during the July 20 Plot. Third Reich surrenders and World War II ends several years later following the Invasion of Japan. Nazi Party liberalizes in ensuing years, only to be toppled by a secret Soviet coup. No other notable deviations aside from the death of Winston Churchill by congestive heart failure just prior to the beginning of the war. Potential candidacy for Ark Program noted.

    [NOTE - 03/29/2016] Why in the bloody hell are there so many Nazi realities? Why is that always the most common deviation? - Dr. Calloway, Applied Metaphysics.

    Reality 60561-O: Deviation from Baseline Reality following collapse of Soviet Union. Unknown extraterrestrial (noted to be Silicon-based) species attempts to invade Earth. NATO Forces successfully repel attacks in Europe, America and Canada. However, constant fighting and the employment of nuclear weapons renders much of the planet inhospitable after eight (8) years. Extraterrestrials begin populating destroyed regions while human resistance moves to underground cities and begins deploying PARA-Tech weaponry. As of last visitation, Human resistance had successfully repelled invaders from Oceania.

    Reality 32663-L: Upon opening portal to reality, Personnel were immediately assaulted by multiple entities resembling Macrocheira kaempferi, or Japanese Spider Crab. Multiple researchers and security personnel were injured before the portal could be closed. Recovered entities were later noted to use their claws to commit suicide in a manner that personnel stated was similar to that of Seppuku.

    Reality 82952-H: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the fist outbreaks of the Black Death. Disease is noticeably more lethal, resulting in a Π-Γ Class Societal Collapse Event. The Catholic Church becomes the predominant governmental entity, resulting in most survivor sites coming under it's influence. The Knight's Templar break off from the Church, along with the Orthodoxy, resulting in several decades of continuous warfare. Occult practice is common outside of Europe. African, Native-American, and South-American civilizations continue expansion and advancement relatively untouched. Modern society heavily influenced by said cultures. Human sacrifice still practiced in Aztec metropolitan cities.

    Reality 95185-P: Deviation from Baseline Reality following Battle of Antietam. Confederate Forces succeed and, via the use of occult weapons comparable to baseline PARA-Tech, overthrow the Union. United States unified under CSA. United States continues expanding west-ward. Slavery continues to be common practice up until the conclusion of the First World War. Rights of African-Americans remain contested in Modern era. Southern US noted to remain predominantly agrarian, heavily impacting the United State's economic status. US does not participate in Second World War, resulting in German victories in Britain and France. Soviets, after intensive fighting, beat off German advances while suffering heavy losses. Cold War is noticeably affected due to Third Reich. CSA fails to develop Atomic weaponry. Germany becomes leading world power in weapons technology.

    Reality 73371-X: Deviation from Baseline Reality following onset of American Revolution. Revolutionary forces are defeated and colonies remain under British control. British Empire continues to expand holdings in the United States, eventually coming into conflict with Spain and France. Several decades of conflict result in total British occupation of the continental United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Cuba remains contested. Following the assassination of the Queen, a practice begins to occur in which any individual that can beat the Queen in combat may take the throne. This results in significant political strife, eventually leading to the modern Empire, which is currently ruled by Margaret Thatcher III.

    Reality 69485-R: Deviation from Baseline Reality during the Greco-Persian Wars, particularly the conflicts of the Ionian Revolt. Greek forces are easily crushed by Persian forces, and Persian Forces continue campaigns into Southern Europe for several years after. Minor border conflicts between the Persians and the Chinese empires occur, however the total destruction of classical Greece results in major cultural shift. Persian empire collapses, however Islam and other Middle-Eastern religions remain dominant across the planet. Mongolian Empire never rises due to the early unification of China. Chinese and Persian culture remain dominant into the modern era.

    Reality 73899-Z: Deviation from Baseline Reality in which anomalous phenomena leading to Primary Containment Zone occurs in the Ukraine. Reports indicate Pripyat was subject to extreme anomalous activity, leading to Soviet authorities containing the area. An Initiative analogue organization, the KGB-P, weaponized anomalies for use in the Cold War. Scavengers frequent the "Exclusion Zone" to recover anomalous artifacts. Expeditionary Teams returned to Baseline Reality following an incident in which a group of armed Scavengers accosted them and a Researcher referred to them as "Cheeki Breekis". The ensuing firefight resulted in multiple casualties and three (3) fatalities.

    Reality 17854-U: No notable historical deviations from Baseline Reality until Modern Era. Humans were found to be at war with a species of anomalous bear that, when killed, would produce additional anomalous bears. Major metropolitan areas had been converted into anti-bear fortresses, while smaller towns were totally depopulated. Bear population reached critical mass and multiple humans were observed being killed simply by being drowned in Bears. Sustained nuclear bombardment of the East Coast renders planet uninhabitable. Entire planet is encompassed by a layer of dead Bears shortly thereafter. Eight (8) Expedition teams lost to Bear attacks.

    Reality 84206-P: Deviation from Baseline Reality at unknown point. No historical or written records were available. Planet inhabited by widespread tribes with varying belief systems, though all shared a distinct hatred for written literature. Due to language barrier, this could not be directly investigated. Several books were found, however, and personnel attempting to read them were >INFORMATION HAZARD SEIZED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST< multiple personnel converted. Reality abandoned shortly thereafter.

    Reality 21260-G: Reality was composed entirely of an unknown brand of butterscotch pudding. Expeditionary teams noted that, while there were planets and stars, almost all matter had been converted into Butterscotch pudding. No traces of civilization, human or otherwise could be found. No other living organisms could be located. Several skeletons recovered matching no known terrestrial species. Pudding noted to be adequate tasting, if "a little too sweet".

    Reality 57976-T: Expeditionary Personnel noted that, upon entering the portal, they found themselves in an area resembling a lifeless volcanic plain. Researchers stated later stated that, upon investigating a nearby hill, the hill "peeled open" to reveal a large eye. Subsequent earthquakes forced personnel to retreat, however Research Assistant Styles was assaulted and grabbed by a large, tentacle like appendage emanating from the ground. Security Officers were unable to recover him and, prior to closing the portal, remotely detonated the LIFELINE system on his EVA suit. Once Styles was confirmed to be expired via remote vital-sign monitoring, the portal was closed.

    Reality 10892-G: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the early development of virtual reality technology. Personnel noted that the city visited, Chicago, seemed virtually abandoned aside from several Autonomous cleaning units. Said units appeared to employ technology on par with current GEN+2 Tech employed by the Initiative. Multiple units deactivated and detained for research. Personnel proceeded to an apartment building, where multiple humans were found in their apartments, attached to some form of computer networking system. Investigation found that said system was a form of commonly sold Virtual Reality simulation manufactured by "Lotus Technologies". Upon removing one of the affected subjects, they were questioned as to the nature of the simulation. Subject attempted suicide shortly thereafter, repeatedly claiming that she "had to go back" and that she was unsure of what was reality anymore. Potential for ARK Program noted and denied.

    Reality 89354-O: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the French Revolution. A Coalition of European nations successfully topples the Republic, reinstating the monarchy. During the subsequent executions and political strife, Napoleon Bonaparte is killed. Spread of Napoleonic values never occurs. Europe continues it's course until an outbreak of a currently unidentified plague (Possibly Variola major) paves the way for a Socialist revolution in Spain. Socialist ideas spread throughout Europe and become dominant political ideology. Permutations and strains of Socialist values lead to major World Conflict in 1900. Initiative analogue organization, the Prussian Illuminati, confirmed. Possible candidacy for ARK Program noted.

    Reality 55125-R: Deviation unknown. Upon opening of portal, personnel immediately experienced extreme metaphysical effects consistent with S.E.S (Singularity Exposure Syndrome). Multiple fatalities of both research staff and security personnel, as well as severe damage to Transdimensional Transportation Systems. Researchers with Applied Metaphysics later stated that, according to their theories and testing, that the universe appeared to be identical to Baseline. However, they noted that it appeared that time had simply ceased to function, and that the subsequent effects resulted in >DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST<, or a Reverse-Euclid Effect.

    Reality 48367-G: Deviation unknown. Personnel stated that they entered into an area corresponding to Dallas, Texas in Baseline Reality. However, it appeared to have gone through a large-scale riot and societal collapse. Shortly afterwards, personnel were accosted by a group of armed individuals in masks, asking if they were "purging". When personnel failed to respond, the group attacked and were quickly fought off, allowing personnel to escape relatively unharmed.

    Reality 90026-X: Deviation from Baseline Reality following the severing of ties between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Tesla partners with J. Pierpont Morgan, who assists him in developing new electrical systems at Wardenclyffe Tower. Similar to Baseline Reality, Tesla begins cooperating with an Initiative analogue organization, the Enigma Corporation, to develop PARA-Tech weapons systems. One such system, stated to be a functioning death ray, was later employed alongside other Tesla designed PARA-Tech systems during the First World War. The systems were extremely effective against enemy forces, and the Enigma Corporation proceeded to mass-produce them for global use. Tesla becomes a multi-millionaire, and his patents for Wireless Electricity and "Non-Euclidean Energy" cause him to overshadow Edison's development of the lightbulb. Use of PARA-Tech becomes commonplace throughout society, though Tesla later died of alcohol poisoning, according to historical records.

    Reality 73092-P: >DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST<

    Reality 91770-F: Deviation from Baseline Reality unknown. Personnel noted a lack of an gravitational or electromagnetic fields. Further investigation noted a complete lack of any atomic structures. Personnel also noted difficulty in actually describing the area observed, only referring to it as "void".

    Reality 58791-J: Deviation from Baseline Reality unknown. Personnel stated that the portal opened to a large library. Expeditionary Personnel stated that the size of the library was anomalous in nature, in that it "went on forever". It was also stated that the library featured non-euclidean geometry, with notable instances being several entities walking on the walls and ceiling. Personnel continued, saying that they attempted to determine their location within the library, eventually finding that they had entered the "Erotica" section. It was stated that, at this point, a large mechanical entity described as "like an eye with a bunch of spider arms around it" composed of copper piping and springs accosted the personnel. Several books recovered for study. Further investigation ongoing.

    [NOTE]: Went through some of the books that we brought back. We've got a copy of Huckleberry Finn in what we think might be Sumerian, yet another copy of the Viktolian Compendium, a self-replicating copy of Fifty Shades of Grey (burned), and another book that we can't figure out what it actually says. No, really. We keep trying, and everyone keeps orgasming the minute they start reading it. Gonna see if we can try something else. - Dr. O'Malley

    [NOTE}: Things I learned today: Robots can orgasm. Oh, and to top it off, we snagged these books about a week ago, and Security said they found a slip for "Overdue Books" in one of the Intelligence Agent dead-drops. Sometimes I wonder if the universe is just drunk, and we're the only sober ones. - Dr. O'Malley

    Reality 50698-Q: Deviation from Baseline Reality unknown. Personnel entered portal to a large metropolitan area, location unknown, that was noted to be at a technological level comparable to at least GEN+2. Investigation determined that a group of anomalous entities, invariably referred to as "The Seven" controlled much of this reality. Interviews with civilians found that the entrance point was located within the capitol city of "The Empire of the Winged Eye". Historical records recovered indicate an incident similar to the Primary Incursion Event occurred, leading to large-scale anomalous warfare. Further investigations found trace elements of a Viktolian analogue organization, with historical records indicating their involvement with the aforementioned anomalous warfare. Exploration discontinued when personnel were assaulted and pursued by a hooded entity utilizing PARA-Tech weaponry. Recovered Documents indicate possible relation between Reality and G.A.W 011 "The Singing Sword".

    Reality 59472-H: Deviation from Baseline Reality following conclusion of First World War. Initiative Parent organization not established, and as far as can be determined, anomalous entities and phenomena do not appear to exist in this reality. It is notable, however, that the Primary Incursion Event did occur to some extent. To elaborate, it appears that a considerable amount of online material has "bled through" into this reality, with a small portion of the civilian population believing it to be fictional. Automated Intelligence Gathering Unit Psi 0412 dispatched to conduct further intelligence gathering. Also notable are various minor deviations, most notably the election of Barack Hussein Obama as 44th President of the United States, widespread radicalization of the Islamic population, continued ecological damage leading to widespread environmental disasters, as well as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald.


- [NOTE - 04/16/16] Hey, Greg. Jones from Internal Security. We looked into it, and the edits aren't coming from our system. Hank has his theories, but we're looking into the issue. Just try and keep them under control until we can lock down the system.

- [NOTE - 04/18/16] Greg, it's Jones. We detected multiple intrusions in the system last night. We're not sure who it was, but there's a ton of classified shit missing. The brass is having a fit right now. It could just be tensions over Mesquite, but Thomas went missing last night and nobody's seen him. Please get back to me as soon as you can.

- [NOTE - 04/20/16] Jones here. We've patched most of the leaks in the security network. Looks like the intrusions are under control, but I'd change your passwords just in case. Can never be too careful with these kinds of things. It's Kate's birthday tomorrow, so everyone's getting cake in Sector-H. You should come. Get your mind off ████████████████████████████████.

- [NOTE - 04/27/16] Yes. We know about the edits. Security thinks someone's installed a backdoor to the system. I don't think it's the same one as before, though. There's something off about the style, you know? A few guys think it might be Thomas, but I doubt it. He always preferred radios to computers anyway.

- [NOTE - 05/05/16] Jones again. System's back under control. Research teams are having an absolute fit over what happened. Said the edits were coming from a Zeta Class something or other. I dunno, dude. All I know is that security confiscated a lot of the equipment. Reggie said they started shredding the hard drives out back. They're still looking for Thomas, too. Between you and me, I hope they don't find him.

- [NOTE - 05/18/2016] Hey, it's Maureen. Jones is in the infirm right now. Nobody's really sure what happened. Heard some of the techs talking about Mesquite. It's bad out there. Heard them talking about some stuff in Laughlin too. A bunch of ALU dudes were running around too, full MOPP gear and everything. Stay safe out there. Something big's going on.

- [NOTE - 05/21/2016] >COGNITOHAZARDOUS DATA SEIZED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST<

- [NOTE - 05/23/2016] Jones here. Maureen is dead. They said she escaped after she uploaded the >DATA REMOVED< virus or something. I don't know. Heard that she might have been a Church plant. I don't know what to think anymore. I got a text from Thomas yesterday. He's out there. Out there in the Zone. I know you're reading this, you fat bastard. I'm going to find you, and you're going to tell me what's really >DATA REMOVED<

- [NOTE - 05/23/2016] Hey Todd! It's Helen. Jones is taking some paid time off, so he left me in charge of the system logs for now. Isn't that GREAT? This is so COOL. Anyway, the system's scrubbed of whatever that stuff was. I dunno. I heard Max has donuts in his office, so....Imma just go check that out. Toodles.

- [NOTE - 05/28/2016] Yo, Todd. Helen here. So, I dug into some of those files you mentioned. I sent them over. Just be careful, they're personnel files. Can't have that stuff getting out there, right? Right.

- [NOTE - 06/12/2016] Todd, it's Helen. Someone installed a backdoor into our system, and we've been locked out for almost two weeks now. I think someone fixed it by just rebooting the whole thing in safe mode or something. God, our IT sucks, doesn't it? I bet they still use AOL. Nobody's quite sure what's going on, but they think it might be someone with DARKNET. You know, the anonymous hacker wannabee guys? I heard some of the Tac guys talking about a raid on one of their safehouses in San Fran. Serves those edgy punks right, right? Right.

- [NOTE - 06/12/2016]: Oh, another thing. I saw the Chairman yesterday. Not on a computer screen. The actual guy. Wheelchair and everything. I guess that's why they call him the "chairman", eh? Eh? Please don't tell anyone I said that. I have kids.

- [NOTE - 06/12/2016]: Srsly, Todd. Don't tell them I said that.

- [NOTE - 07/09/2016]: Hey, it's Helen again. Ran into Dr. Hatfield today. Apparently we're re-routing some of the observation drones towards Moapa. Kinda weird, but I figured it'd be good to pass that on. Oh, and I heard from Brian that we started getting transmissions from Site 9 again. How weird is that? I thought they scuttled that place. Anyways, can you find out when Elaine is sending down those requisition reports? Someone keeps stealing my pens and I don't think it's the guys from Occult Research this time.

- [NOTE - 11/05/2016]: Helen again. Jones is dead. They found him yesterday. Suicide. Slit his wrists in a tub or something. Fucked up, right? I mean, I knew he was kind of a weird guy, but I never thought he'd, you know, kill himself. Some of the Disinformation techs were in his office yesterday. Hatfield said we're going to reroute the drones for Vegas to keep an eye on the troublemakers. Apparently he's got the standing liquidators ready for when they show up. Or, trying to, at least. I guess the freaks are fighting hard out that way. Anyways, you up for drinks tomorrow night? It's happy hour in the dining room and Derek's bringing rum-chata.

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[b]ID CODE[/b]: 1997 (DO NOT REMOVE)

Name: Valerie Deckard
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Occupation: Scavenger
Appearance:
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Equipment:Skills:
  • Scavenging
  • Decent Marksmanship
  • Poor Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Intuitive
Weaknesses:
  • Physically Weak
  • Lack of Firearms Experience
  • Psychologically Vulnerable
Personality: While generally quiet and reserved, Val can be amiable when she chooses to be. Her time as a scavenger has made her misanthropic and angry, even nihilistic to a degree. Prone to depression.
Biography: Born to Claire and Erik Deckard in Redwood Falls, Oregon in 1988. Her family life was relatively calm, with her father working as a professor at the nearby university and her mother being a waitress in the town's diner. Quiet and shy, she had few friends throughout her childhood, and the ones that she did would often describe her as "cold" or "distant". Attending Seattle University, she dropped out after the death of her best friend in a drunk-driving accident. Val took on whatever work she could, while living with her parents. She would later go on to marry Craig Fargus, one of her few friends from High-School.

The two lived in the relatively obscure town for many years until Summer of 2013. A massive swathe of the American Southwest became destabilized from reality, killing millions and leaving millions more homeless. In the ensuing country-wide chaos, Craig committed suicide
believing that the Zone would eventually expand and destroy the world. In a way, he was correct, and the Zone would expand to encompass Las Vegas by the end of the year. With her life in shambles, Val spent the last of her money on military-grade equipment and began making her way to the zone, bumming rides from strangers and using what little money she had left for bus fare.

Along the way, she met up with Jacob Miller, a former Zone researcher who would become her scavenging partner when they arrived at the Zone. At the time, the military was still attempting to get the area under control, but their efforts were in vain as the Zone would expand once more within the next month. During this expansion, Val and Miller were caught up in a reality disruption. Forced to fight their way out of the Zone, Miller was near-mortally wounded, leading to his hand being amputated. Valerie, on the other hand, was given new purpose. She didn't just want to raid the Zone for supplies, she wanted to understand it. She was joined by Miller and the two began their efforts to understand the Zone's mysteries.

Roleplay Experience: OP PRIVILEGE
ID CODE: 1997 (DO NOT REMOVE)
Name: Dr. Jacob Miller
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Occupation: Ex-Scientist
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Equipment:
  • SIG-Sauer P226
  • Machete
  • Goggles
  • Gas Mask
  • Rations
  • Medical Supplies
  • Copious Amounts of Narcotics
Skills:
  • Analytical
  • Intelligent
  • Excellent Improvisational Skills
Weaknesses:
  • Extremely Unstable
  • Crippling Drug Addiction
  • Poor Marksmanship & Close-Quarters Skills
Personality: Neurotic, Temperamental and bordering on outright insanity. Tends to hallucinate frequently, while maintaining an obsession with understanding Zone phenomena, often with an outright disregard for the lives of others.
Biography: Little is known about Miller's past, other than his claimed history as a researcher for the United States government. This goes along with his other claims that reptilians control the planet, the common cold is a hive mind, and that mountains don't actually exist. What can be substantiated is that he has some form of academic experience, particularly in the field of experimental physics.

He has no known family or friends, aside from Valerie, and even their friendship is unsteady at best. The two met while scavenging the Zone, and quickly began working together, though moreso out of desperation than anything else. Miller was, at the time, just as unstable, and his inability to properly use a gun ended up costing them an extremely rare artifact. The singularity storm caused by the destruction of said artifact would cost him his left hand.

After that, the two continued working together. Valerie was the only truly sane one in the pair, while Miller's experience and knowledge of the Zone were invaluable to their exploits. It was after a recent scavenging mission in Las Vegas that Miller proposed something insane;an expedition straight to the heart of the Zone, to find the linchpin of the entire phenomena. Valerie protested, but when Miller reminded her of the untouched artifacts in the epicenter, she agreed.

Miller, however, had other reasons than monetary gain.
Roleplay Experience: OP PRIVILEGE
ID CODE: 1997 (DO NOT REMOVE)
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Kentucky Fried Land wrote:I should have known Grestin was Christopher Walken the whole time.
ThePub wrote:New Grestin: "I will always choose the aborable lesbians over an entire town."
Imperial Idaho wrote:And with 1-2 sentences Grestin has declared war on the national pride of Canada.
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Postby Transoxthraxia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:56 pm

Heh.

Hi.
Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search for our better selves?
In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand." The City's gone,
Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.

We wonder, and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
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Transoxthraxia wrote:Heh.

Hi.

Yo.
Let’s not dwell on our corpse strewn past. Let’s celebrate our corpse strewn future!
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Soviet Farm
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Postby Soviet Farm » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Tag

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Beiarusia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:58 pm

Tag.

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Rajan The Great
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Tag.
App coming soon!
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Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:32 pm

Name: Kimberly Tallow
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Occupation: N/A

Appearance: Rough Sketch
    Kimberly is of average height and somewhat thin from prolonged undernourishment. Has an angular face with lavender eyes, a small nose, and pierced ears. Freckles. Brown hair is messy and somewhat grey around the edges. Scars on left wrist. Self-conscious of her small chest.
Equipment:
  • Backpack
  • BIC Lighter, Yellow
  • Cigarettes
  • Deck of Cards
  • Family Picture
  • Fishing Pole
  • Flashlight
  • iPod
  • Machete
  • Monopoly
  • NERF Gun
  • Polaroid Camera
  • Quarter ($0.25)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Snacks
  • Tent
  • Tripod
  • Water Bottle

Skills:
  • Hiking
  • Intelligent
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Photography
  • Running Away
Weaknesses:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dissociation Disorder
  • Heavy Sleeper
  • Perfectionist
  • Physically Weak
  • PTSD
  • Sleepy
  • Withdrawn from Reality
Personality:
    Kimberly is detached and untrusting of others, especially to those she has only just met, and can often be mistaken for dull if not uncaring. Under this exterior, however, she is a kind individual who is helpful, but shy, and more than a bit socially awkward. Is more reticent/submissive/fearful around men. Suffers from bipolar disorder. In her depressive state Kimberly is lethargic and with little motivation for much of anything, generally choosing to sleep the day away. In her manic state Kimberly is hyperactive and prone to thoughtless actions, needing to stay active lest she fall into a panic. Her perfectionism is much worse at these times to the point of obsession. Showing symptoms of acute PTSD and other dissociation disorders.
Biography:
    Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1999, Kimberly was the only daughter of a government worker and a secretary. A shy but happy girl, her childhood would be rather uneventful in her early years, however, not long after her eighth birthday she would be sexually assaulted by a trusted family friend. This abuse would continue periodically over the next six years. Shortly after turning fourteen the girl, now sullen and depressed, would swallow a bottle of her mother's pills in an attempted suicide. It was this event that brought the abuse to light. A lengthy court case would see the family friend convicted and Kimberly placed into therapy. At this point the damage had been done. Kimberly would attempt suicide once more and would be hospitalized just days before her sixteenth birthday with a recommendation that she be transferred to a mental institution.

    It was at this time that reality began to break down. With the eventual abandonment of Las Vegas by the United States military, Kimberly would be taken by her parents as they attempted to flee, joining countless others in a mass exodus. They would not make it far. A singularity would kill the girl's parents - or at the very least warp them out of existence - and would leave Kimberly seriously injured. Managing to reach the outskirts of the city it would became apparent that several weeks had passed in mere seconds.

    Trapped in the Zone, Kimberly would survive initially with a small band of former Vegas inhabitants, but due to both external circumstances and her own inner turmoil the girl would eventually choose to go her own way, a decision that could potentially prove fatal. It wasn't long after that Kimberly met her first doppelganger, an exact copy of herself. A strange situation that soon turned all the more terrifying when her own copy attempted to murder her. Kimberly only just managed to escape and would be hunted by her doppelganger for the next three days until she was eventually cornered. Nearly killed, Kimberly would be saved by a pair of doppelgangers, Kim and KT, that, unlike the other, wished to keep the original Kimberly alive for their own vague reasonings. The three would spend the next year surviving in their own little corner of the Zone near Moapa, the breaks in reality aiding in this venture. The three have since grown quite close, forming an odd relationship that cannot easily be described.

    Little less than a year has been spent in Moapa, but due to time distortions more time is likely to have passed elsewhere.
Roleplay Experience: Surely you jest!
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Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:36 pm

Beiarusia wrote:ACCEPTED
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Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:37 pm

New Grestin wrote:
Beiarusia wrote:ACCEPTED

So dawns a new chapter.

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Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:38 pm

Beiarusia wrote:
New Grestin wrote:

So dawns a new chapter.

Did you notice how similar the formatting was to OUTBREAK?

That's intentional.
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Imperial Idaho wrote:And with 1-2 sentences Grestin has declared war on the national pride of Canada.
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Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:40 pm

New Grestin wrote:Did you notice how similar the formatting was to OUTBREAK?

That's intentional.

Just a bit. Homage is always nice.

Also, this is just bad timing, but I have a vacation coming up, so I will be gone for roughly a week starting Friday evening due to being in the middle of nowhere Utah. Depending on how quickly this gets going that may or may not be a problem.

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Postby Alaskan Democratic Federative Republic » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:41 pm

Tag my friend. :-P
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:49 pm

Name: Walter Keele
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Occupation: Physicist and Assistant Medical Researcher
Appearance:
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Equipment: Glock 17 (22 rounds), hand-powered flashlight, 8 batteries, multimeter, mass spectrometer, gravimeter, camcorder, notebook, several pounds of canned food, four bottles of water, hat, handheld radio
Skills: He has kept up his strength even in his age, and refuses to let nature weaken his body. He is familiar with leadership roles and knows much about his field. He is a good planner and strategist. Keele speaks French, English, and German. He has a knack for astronomy and stellar cartography, and can easily navigate on Earth based on the stars above him.
Weaknesses: Despite his physical health, Keele is by no means muscular, and has very little experience in personal combat. This makes his personal preference for confrontation all the more debilitating, as his readiness to attack problems head-on can lead him into even worse situations than those he seeks to resolve.
Personality: Keele is very sociable toward those not on the other end of a weapon, but poor first impressions will almost certainly inspire colder sentiments in him. He places great trust in his closest friends--or he would, if he had any. He often behaves as if he is detached from the world around him, standing out as unusual or even socially awkward, especially in the world that the Zone has created.
Biography: Keele's life before July 18th, 2013, is much of a mystery. An expired Nevada driver's license indicates that he once lived in a town now consumed by the Zone, but he has said little to anyone about his life there, before the monsters came. Upon escaping to Arizona, he related to the local police how his family of a wife and three children desperately fought their way through the collapse of reality. First the youngest, then the oldest child perished, both before they even reached Las Vegas, snatched by a creature Keele has only described as "horrifying". In a confrontation with another fleeing group, their one surviving child was murdered. Keele killed those responsible and rushed further for Arizona, escaping by the next morning to safety. However, his wife soon committed suicide, tormented by the terrors of the zone and the loss of her children. Keele is extremely quiet about his own ordeal, and becomes irritable at the mention of the first weeks of the Zone.

After escaping, Keele continued his career as a researcher, working with the United States government to dissect and analyse the few creatures that wandered out to the border of the Zone. He has discovered how many of the most common creatures function, but he knows that the heart of the Zone must be an unpredictable sea of monsters in comparison to what he has seen from the outskirts. He has led several independent projects to research how the zone affects the human body, but with access to the interior almost entirely restricted, most of the Zone remains mysterious to him. It is for this reason that he has decided to wander into the Zone, and finally understand its true nature.
Roleplay Experience: I'm a roleplayer and I'm okay! I write all night and I sleep all day!
ID CODE: 1997 (DO NOT REMOVE)
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Rajan The Great
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Ex-Nation

Postby Rajan The Great » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:37 pm

Name:Janus "Mongol" Cascade
Gender:Male
Age:33

Occupation:Scavenger

Appearance:Stands 6'2,weighs in at 185 Lbs.Has broad shoulders and a stocky build,has lightly tan skin and dark brown hair.A hawklike face with a thick chinstrap beard and scruffy hair down to his shoulders.Generally wears jeans,a black track hoody,and Adidas running shoes.

Equipment
•Black Backpack
•Water Bottle
•Cigarette Lighter
•Fairbain-Sykes Fighting Knife
•Twin Heckler And Koch USP Pistols
•Air-Horn
•Flashlight
•Extra Batteries
•Three Tupperware boxes
•Toothbrush
•Four Boxes of USP ammo
•Claw Hammer
•Leather Wallet
•Expired a Drivers License
•Four bottles of Anti-Depressants
•Wristwatch
•Fifteen foot rope


Skills
•Conditioned,can run at a reasonable pace for up to nine miles.
•Strong;reasonable stout and durable.
•Excellent Shot
•Decent CQC fighter
•Quick thinker
•Calm under pressure

Weaknesses
•Night Terrors
•Depression
•Slow,though having great stamina isn't very fast
•Short-Tempered
•Overly Cautious
•Heavy Sleeper
•Jittery


Personality:Quick to anger,and rather anti-social at times as well,cold hearted,stern,to the point,introverted,greedy,self-centered.

Biography:Janus Cascade was a six-year police officer within the Las Vegas Police Department when the outbreak happened.He was there within the inner rings and witnessed some of the greatest terrors any man could think to see,after the death of his partner and other good friends within the Police Force Janus walked out on the force and became extremely anti-social.He also became depressed and began suffering night terrors from the experiences.
After the military sealed off The Zone he had began taking therapy and medication and was coping with his past.
Years later he is financially bad-off and decides to become a scavenger,looting the Zone and making heavy cash off the loot he comes out with.
He becomes rather famous for being one of the few scavengers to return from the Zone alive.
He mostly stays around the outer rings and rarely delves into the deeper rings unless desperate for cash.He ensures his continual allowance into the Zone by paying off the Feds to allow him in.
He is nicknamed "The Mongol" or "Mongol" due to his journeying all around to the nearby cities with artifacts and other loot from the Zone.

RP Experience:I've been RP'ing on multiple sites for five years now. :D
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A Viper in the grass!
That fellows' very graceful.
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Founded: Dec 29, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:44 pm

Wallenburg wrote:Name: Walter Keele
ID CODE: 1997 (DO NOT REMOVE)

Rajan The Great wrote:Name:Janus "Mongol" Cascade

ACCEPTED.
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Relikai
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Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Relikai » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:53 pm

Tag.

Because [DATA REMOVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST].
NationStates reveals to all the delusional fantasies of a certain people, and the proud ignorance of the circlejerking community.
Deliberate target of sinophobia on and off NS, victim of the Western media-influenced, proud victim of pro-West rhetoric. Staunch opposition of anarchy, of hypocrites shown by the myopic western-influenced crowd when it comes to hard evidence.
Due to trolling and cyberbullying, I shall therefore dedicate myself to walking the Party Line of this community, and adopt the stance which so many demand instead of possessing a free mind. The Party Line of being a western shill shall be followed in all discussions to further the racist Anti-PRC agenda by the community.

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New Grestin
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Ex-Nation

Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:04 pm

Roster Updated.
Let’s not dwell on our corpse strewn past. Let’s celebrate our corpse strewn future!
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Kentucky Fried Land wrote:I should have known Grestin was Christopher Walken the whole time.
ThePub wrote:New Grestin: "I will always choose the aborable lesbians over an entire town."
Imperial Idaho wrote:And with 1-2 sentences Grestin has declared war on the national pride of Canada.
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Postby Beiarusia » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:05 pm

New Grestin wrote:Roster Updated.

Ooh, we have a Roster. And Kim and KT got a spot. Nice.

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Pan Asian Amercian Coalition
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Posts: 1209
Founded: Jun 01, 2013
Democratic Socialists

Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:06 pm

OH GOOD GOD YES I AM IN THE ZONE I LIVE IN THE ZONE HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

Save me a spot please.

Here, habe App:


Name: Amatol
Role: STALKER
Sex: M
Age: 33

Picture Appearance:
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Height, Weight, Body Type: 5'11", 180lbs, Fit. Has some pretty nice hips for a dude.

Personality: Amatol is almost unique in the zone for having a relatively relaxed and carefree attitude, while being quite cheerful and optimistic. He is free thinking and free speaking, and often encourages others to do the same. Enjoys arguing for the sake of argument and tries to enjoy the company of whomever he's with. Generally quite agreeable and seeks to minimize conflict whenever possible. Enjoys holding and attending parties. It's pretty obvious he's enjoying his time in the zone, and he welcomes anyone else who wants to join him.
Bio: Amatol started out as a bored engineering student and army reservist, drifting from job to job as his enthusiasm waned for each as time passed. A few minor run ins with the law and several years of existential boredom passed, taking whatever classes and jobs could even slightly delay his eventual nervous breakdown from lack of stimuli. It was during these years he took an eventful summer course in both history and chemistry, where he met Eddie. Eddie was the sort of man whose search history could land him in jail alone, a white-collar criminal extraordinaire and otherwise bad man. Amatol was quite fond of Eddie, as a friend and business partner. Unrest in Europe had been building up for some time, and there was a constant need for explosives, which Amatol could easily smuggle off base and write off, or manufacture himself. A relationship, both professional and personal, flourished between the two as the cash and bombs flowed freely; that was until a little trouble arose with one of Amatol's neighbors.

Amatol is a animal lover and above all, loved his cat, Katyusha. Until his next door neighbor, a die-hard non-denominational pastor by the name of Mr. Goodall, ran Katyusha over in his driveway after the cat ran out of the house. Needless to say, Amatol was deeply unhappy about this, but Mr. Goodall's shitty attitude cause his sadness to transmute into anger, and which multiplied upon itself and grew exponentially into 'I have had e-fucking-nough!', door kicking and throat biting fury unimaginable by the more mild mannered. Deciding to get revenge, Amatol had snuck into Mr. Goodall's garage one evening and rigged a small 'surprise' for Mr. Goodall during a drunken rampage. The surprise turned out to be a stolen M830 120mm HEAT shell, the sort used to knock out Soviet tanks during the Gulf War, under the drivers' seat and rigged to the ignition. What Amatol didn't know was that Mr. Goodall stored half full propane canisters above his garage, some of which were filled with the chemical feedstocks needed to produce certain narcotics. These, needless to say, were also highly volatile.

What was supposed to be a small car destroying blast turned out to rival an airstrike in sheer power, vaporizing Mr. Goodall's house and shattering every window in the neighborhood. Amatol panicked, threw everything he owned into a rucksack, and fled to Eddie's place, from where he fled from the US to the Ukraine by various underground channels. He arrived in the Ukraine, a backpack full of useless civilian goodies and no idea what an Ukraine was or how it worked. It was by sheer luck he survived his first few weeks, homeless and alone until he was picked up by a rebel squad after an artillery blast had knocked him unconscious. The rebel squad found a kindred spirit in the carefree but determined Amatol, and was inducted and finally given enough survival gear to be trusted on his own.

Amatol's sharp mind found itself at home in the flash points of Europe where life and death situations lay behind every corner and money comes from making custom gear for high ranking rebel troops and hijacking Russian MLRS systems. Finally, a true challenge, and a true home was found in Europe. Once all of the conflicts had calmed, it looked like the end for Amatol until the Nevada Zone sprung up, as if the universe was giving him a colossal thumbs up! Amatol was smuggled in by a Mexican arms cartel so he can continue to live and explore the new radioactive hellhole that Las Vegas had become. He eagerly looks forward to documenting artifacts as of yet unknown to science and adding anything that fits into his pockets to his collection.

Character Story: Simple! Explore, find valuables, sell the cheap ones and hoard the rare ones, get rich, blow it all in a few nights on booze and girls(or guys), and start all over again!


Skills: By no small coincidence, Amatol's three favorite pastimes are also quite useful skills in the zone.
    >Technician With a background working in machine shops, chemical laboratories, tailors and on engineering boards, Amatol has extensive knowledge of the bits and pieces of machinery. He is just as capable, if not more so, as any other technician in the Zone and can repair and upgrade equipment, or even create tailor-made, unique gear if given enough time. Heck, he could make some money taking custom orders if he wouldn't wander off hunting artifacts whenever he got bored. Also enjoys creating strange shotgun loads, from flechette and sabot to explosive slug to bizarre artifact loaded rounds.
    >Demolitions Expert His brief stint in the US Army and nearly a much longer stint in prison were caused by one of his great loves: a really big bomb. He could give the Arabs some pointers on improvised ordnance, suffice to say. Whether using or making it, he is the big cheese of explosives in the underground arms circuit. Preferred delivery method is 7 kilograms of TNT duct-taped to a RC car or plane, and he's willing to get more inventive.
    >Adventurous! When life gives you lemons, don't just make lemonade; there is much to the capability of the mighty lemon! Amatol was always an adventurous young lad, equally at home plundering pantie drawers or spelunking caves, and constantly seeks new ideas, tastes, and places. He's up for anything, and is willing to go most anywhere, try most anything (at least once), and is more than happy when others are groaning in misery. He especially loves exploring abandoned urban areas and military bases, along with 'cataloging' anything of remote value.
    Not a bad chef, either. He can do magical things with a squirrel and some basic ingredients.
Equipment:
    Armor: A highly personalized and customized suit of Interceptor armor and a tactical helmet with night-vision goggles. Gas mask and spare filters.
    Weapons: A SGI-5k and a Lee-Enfield Mk.III with an adjustable x4-x12 zoom scope. Several hand grenades and a few 'oddballs', custom-made hand bombs that vary wildly in purpose and build. A few secondhand RC toys with varying amounts of TNT duct-taped to the top, and about 15 kg of plastic explosives and incendiary additives, with accessories (detwire, blasting caps, etc.). Oh, and the bayonet for the Lee-Enfield, in case a mutant needs a good stabbing.
    Other: Geiger counter, a very nice gaming laptop (waterproofed!), PDA, and some barter items. A lightweight army toolkit; wrenches, bolt cutter, sewing kit, demolition bar, lockpicks, etc. Two small bottles, one of ponzu sauce and the other of hot sauce. Plenty of milsurp rations and other portable food and medical items. Solar charger for his laptop and other electronics. Also some basic cooking supplies and a small cast-iron skillet. 100 ft of paracord and a repelling harness built into his combat rig.
Weakness:

    He hates fighting people, and is terrible in firefights. Prefers to leg it when the shooting starts and wait until it's over, or better yet, don't start anything to begin with.
    Mild arachnophobia and claustrophobia. Hates being underground or in confined spaces if they're dark.
    His carefree attitude can be considered annoying by more serious folk.
    Many find his drunken advances to be obnoxious and immoral.
    Serious sweet-tooth and caffeine addict, gets cranky when deprived of either. Chocolate-coffee cake is a good mood fixer in such an event.

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Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:10 pm

Beiarusia wrote:
New Grestin wrote:Roster Updated.

Ooh, we have a Roster. And Kim and KT got a spot. Nice.

Ya. We fancy.

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:OH GOOD GOD YES I AM IN THE ZONE I LIVE IN THE ZONE HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

Save me a spot please.


I'll reserve a spot.
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Postby Rajan The Great » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:11 pm

In case no one noticed I based Janus off of Solid Snake :ugeek: :p
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Postby Wallenburg » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:13 pm

New Grestin wrote:I'll reserve a spot.

*Space is limited. Seating may change prior to arrival. Offer not valid in Florida.
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Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:15 pm

Wallenburg wrote:
New Grestin wrote:I'll reserve a spot.

*Space is limited. Seating may change prior to arrival. Offer not valid in Florida.

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Postby New Grestin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:24 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:-SNIP-

So, a few issues.

First, this isn't actually a STALKER RP. It's heavily inspired by it, but it's not actually part of the same universe. Ergo, it's not actually in the Zone of Exclusion around Chernobyl.

Second, there aren't any established factions yet. This is meant to be more freeform and factions will be established as the story goes on.

Third, I like literally everything about the app except for those two points.
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