I'm interested if you still got room, and a chance to join along somehow.Appearance
: Black hair and dark blue eyes, a slim body kept in shape but not really muscular, wears glasses due to otherwise having a small blur in his long-range vision. Generally seen in well worn black jeans and a grey t-shirt, usually also wearing a thick wintercoat.Name:
Serious but friendly, with a loyalty towards those he considers friends but also a vicious streak for those he considers a threat to his survival, Luis is a young man who has snapped slightly in face of the apocalypse. He treats humans with polite and friendly attitude but his attitude towards the infected is more hateful, almost psychotic at times. This is due to them ruining the life he had planned for himself and he's taking it personally though it was everyone who lost everything when the infection came.Bio:
Luis was working at a corporate laborary examining test data for a number of chemicals they were handling, gauging reactions and noting down positive or negative development of certain products. It was tiresome, and usually boring job, but it did leave him with a fair share of money even if he was fairly young at his job. He had aspirations to rise higher in the corporate ladder and its research division. He was always pushing as hard as he could, but work wasn't everything to him.
Those few days he could get off from work he liked to go out to the woods with friends, have a beer or two and a laugh around the campfire. He was in the scouts when he was younger, and he tried to keep up the way he hanged out with friends at night in the forest now and then. Drinking a little and exchanging stories, it was fun way to spend the time. He had gone out hunting with the guys a few times, but usually when they met it was not the right season for hunting so they had to just relax with drinking together for a while.
It was during one of these vacations that he heard first news of the incident, and discussed the matter seriously with his friends. He wasn't sure what to think of it, especially as it began to grow wider. He and his friends were fans of roleplaying games, including several that dealt with zombies, but for something like this to be happening, he didn't think of zombies. Not right away at least. Rather, he feared a terrorist attack or biological warfare. When the infection spread the way it did, he came to realize it would hit him too eventually. Hoarding of goods began, and he was preparing to follow the Zombie Survival Guide's lessons, even as he thought the thing had been written as a joke it still held numerous useful advice.
Boarding up his home he was preparing to defend it and wait for the worst to pass with the canned goods he had prepared upstairs, when the worst came. Even before the infection reached his hometown, a fire struck out at the neighborhood, and his house was among the first ones to burn to the ground, before the by then undermanned fire-fighter squad arrived to water the ruins.
He had precious little time left, gathering what he could and buying new goods, he asked his friends who he had been going camping with before to lend him some gear he could not find in the stores anymore, thankful that they had all kept spares. His possessions were meager, but the fire had taken his home, so there was no 'Phase 1' of 'On the Defence' for him. He had to move to 'Phase 2' of 'On the Run'.
Luis came across the caravan, and asked to be allowed to join along, offering his knowledge about the chemicals, the skills of a former boyscout, and the fact he could shoot, even if he wasn't exactly great at it.Previous Occupation:
Luis is a chemist and given the ingredients he can mix together a number of things, but many chemicals are hard to come by. Given the opportunity though, or enough time to harvest natural ingredients, he is capable of providing goods that should help out. Pharmatical goods is one example of what he will be striving to create whenever possible.
He's fairly good at basic scout skills. Building a shelter, setting a tent up properly, gathering food in the woods (at least in the right seasons), tracking and identifying animals, identifying various plants, and finding his way through usually.
Luis has gone out hunting before, but he is not particularily good with short guns like pistols. He could fire one, but his only real experience is with hunting rifles, and he does not have one, after the housefire. It is something he hopes to scavenge somewhere however.Belongings:
Luis meager possessions include
* Extended First Aid Kit
* Flashlight with a man-powered system, as long as he keeps pulling the trigger in rhytm he has some light at least.
* Box of Batteries
* E-Book reader. Formerly a fancy good, now perhaps a necessity in the long run, the reader only burns battery when he turns a page or loads out another book, otherwise just quickly drawing the page and then stopping the power use, the screen just showing what was last drawn, not needing the power to maintain it. He is not sure how long it lasts, he recharged it at his friend's home when there was still electricity left but now he's doubtful it'll be useful once spent to the finish. Already expecting a chaos earlier, he downloaded the e-reader full of handbooks and guides, but it also contains a number of entertainment books from Dresden Files to Revelation Space, and an occasional romance novel.
* Army Surplus Combat Knife
* Tent, Bedroll, Canteen, Little Dried Food