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Offline polaroidsTopic starter

we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
« on: April 25, 2009, 08:40:09 PM »

its coming, its coming now.
this is the way the world ends
this is the way the world ends
this is the way the world ends
not with a bang but a whimper
-T.S. Eliot


inspiration

california thread
washington thread
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The Disease: a human-made biological weapon, a superflu (influenza) virus
known formally as "Project Blue" and colloquially as "Captain Trips." The
epidemic leads to the death of most of the human population in North America (and the
world: it is hinted that General Starkey’s men had released the virus in eastern Europe, China,
and the Soviet Union; and Peru and Senegal are mentioned in discussion of post-epidemic
deaths due to natural causes).  99.4% of people are susceptible to Captain Trips, and the
disease has a mortality rate of 100%.source

A military doctor identified four stages. He notes that some characters bypass a stage
or stay in one stage longer than most. Some characters appear to improve for a while,
only to relapse strongly afterwards.
Stage One has no frank symptoms, although the victim is infectious.
Blood pressure shows unusual variations, and “wagon wheel” incubator cells are
present in the sputum.
Stage Two resembles the common cold, with mild symptoms such as nasal
discharge, sneezing and coughing. A low-grade fever may be present. Many characters
in this stage do not limit their activities; they continue to shop, travel, or work, spreading
the disease.
Stage Three at the start may resemble asthma, bronchitis, influenza, or
mononucleosis. The cold-like symptoms of Stage Two become more severe. Chills,
high fever, swollen lymph glands, dizziness, weakness, and painful urination develop.
Most characters in this stage go to bed or try to see a doctor. Late in this stage, the
illness becomes more like pneumonia; a few characters show delirium just before
entering the fourth, terminal stage.
Stage Four resembles pneumonia, bubonic plague and, in some cases,
hemorrhagic fever. Breathing becomes difficult and there is much swelling in the
face, neck and groin. Swollen areas turn purple, then black. There is much discharge
of mucus, which may be bloody. Fever is extremely high, and delirium is common.
Characters in this stage are immobilized in most—but not all—cases; as in the earlier
stages, any caregiver will be infected unless he or she is immune. Death is usually
caused by respiratory failure.source

The Settings: The story begins in two areas:
The San Fernando Valley: an urbanized valley located in Southern California, United States.
More than half of the city of Los Angeles' land area lies within the San Fernando Valley.
Other cities in the Valley include Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando, Calabasas, and Agoura Hills.source
The Seattle Metropolitan Area: the U.S. state of Washington includes the city of
Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County within the Puget Sound region.
The U.S. Census Bureau defines the metropolitan area as the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue,
WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of 3,203,314, making it the
15th largest United States Metropolitan Statistical Area.source


The Dreams: Once the majority of the human population has been
decimated, those who remain begin to suffer from extremely vivid dreams.  They are,
in a sense, more like visions and consist of two other beings:  An angelic young woman
and a dark, demonic man.  Neither of them seem to retain true forms and they speak
in cryptic messages to each of the dreamers.  Occasionally, the dreams may be mixed
with both of the figures or neither of them.  The setting is always the same: an empty
city or field.


The Story
There are six characters.  Three in California, three in Washington.
All of them are completely immune to the Superflu.
They've all watched their friends and family drop like flies because of this
incurable disease.  In hopes of finding other survivors, they've banded together
and started a journey to to an establishment located in Virginia.  It is believed
that this is where all the survivors, if any, are to go to wait further
instructions.  Unbeknownst to them, there is no government facility that will
protect them.  Instead, any survivors that have remained throughout the country,
are starting their own groups influenced by two individuals.  One calls himself
Sgt. Pepper after the famous Beatle's song and album.  He's formed a sort of cult
following, claiming he is divine, the messiah of all religions that will lead the people
to redemption.  The other is Rachel White, an old woman who wants to help recreate
society.  They're located in Boston and Georgia, accordingly.

The story follows the two groups on their journey, beginning just weeks before the
Superflu takes full effect of the country.  Eventually, the survivors will run into each
other somewhere in Utah.  As they continue towards the East Coast, they'll begin picking
sides, unaware that the two groups that have been created were founded by both the devil
and God.  The disease was a modern day 'flood', God's attempt of purging the world of sin.
But now that the devil's hand is in play, it seems that wiping out the entirety of the human
race was in vain.
   
« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 01:45:39 AM by polaroids »

Offline polaroidsTopic starter

Re: we own the sky`[under construction]
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 08:40:23 PM »

    characters
    i saw a pale horse,
    and a pale rider upon it,
    and the name of the horse
    was pestilence
    and the name of the rider
    was death
    -Revelation 6:8

    ----


    california

    Emily Fleming 16 years ♀ claimed by polaroids
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Agoura Hills, California.
    • Attended St. Bernadine's Catholic Highschool.
    • After school job at a neighbor's 1950s-esque diner.  Desperately saving up for a new SLR camera.
    • Her family consisted of her mother, stepfather and grandmother who began living with
      them a few years ago due to a heart problem.  She has no siblings or pets, due to her mother's
      obsession with hygiene.
    • Although mature for her age, is still the youngest and thus most inexperienced/immature
      within the group.

    Parker Fairfax 29 years ♂ claimed by hpddj
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Scotland.
    • An English teacher for an all boy's boarding school located in England.
    • Visiting California on his honeymoon with his newly wedded wife (who, unlike
      him, is not immune to the flu).
    • Smokes like a chimney, and is a bit of an angry drunk.  Although he isn't exactly an
      alcoholic, he's still from the United Kingdom.
    • The main reason he took a job at an all boy's boarding school was because he was worried
      about his infatuation with younger girls (usually in their later teens).  He never acted upon
      his actions, of course, but didn't want to put himself into a precarious situation.

    Sage Roberts 19 years ♂ claimed by kipoc
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Illinois.
    • Dropped out of high school senior year to run off to California, chasing dreams.
    • His parents were extremely religious and claimed he was either sick or possessed
      when he came out of the closet.  They threatened to send him to a place to make him
      "better" if he didn't "improve".  This was the reason he sought out a place that would be
      more tolerant for his views.
    • Works as both a bartender and a grocery clerk.  Difficulties with paying rent, and lives
      with three other roommates in a very shabby apartment.
    • Although he never completed his education, he's actually quite cultured.  He's also a bit
      of a romantic.

    washington

    Delilah Brookes 26 years ♀ claimed by bella
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Arizona.
    • Became pregnant during college and dropped out.  Divorced after she caught her husband
      sleeping around, and he had moments of domestic violence.
    • Lives with a close friend in Seattle with her daughter.  Neither are immune to the flu.
      (However, if you want you can have the child immune or partially immune).
    • Although she prefers the term "exotic-dancer", she's a cheap stripper and occasionally
      sleeps around for money.  Albeit, she's a sweet girl who tries to remain optimistic.
    • When she was younger and during highschool, she was training to become a ballerina
      which had always been her dream.

    Fynn Toubia 27 years ♂
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Bristol, England.
    • Studied law and joined a prestigious firm located in New York.
    • Has always had a wealthy lifestyle, and even though he's much older now, is still
      a bit spoiled.
    • Visiting Seattle on business, but has a habit of ordering companions when he goes on
      trips, whether its for work or pleasure.
    • He's never really had a relationship that wasn't superficial.  His parents never payed
      much attention to him, sending him off to boarding school as soon as he was old enough.
      They showered with with toys as a child and money as a young adolescent onwards.
      Because of his father's reputation, he managed to get into Harvard to become a lawyer
      just like all the other Toubias before him.

    Anton Marquette 22 years ♂ claimed by grdell
    x x x x
    • Born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
    • His parents are both from France and moved to America a few years before he was born.
    • Although he was accepted to several Ivy Leagues, he was unable to get financial aid.  His
      parents, also, needed help with their french bakery, so he spends most of his time helping
      them.  Neither of his parents are immune to the flu.
    • Has an affiliation with art.  Mostly prefers to sculpt and paint in his spare time.
    • Speaks French fluently, and is attempting to learn Italian.
    [/list][/list][/list]
    « Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 12:41:55 AM by polaroids »

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[under construction]
    « Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 08:56:03 PM »
    relationships

    « Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 10:58:02 PM by polaroids »

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    « Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 12:24:47 AM by polaroids »

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 11:32:42 PM »
    open

    If interested in a character, please send me a PM stating which role you would
    like to fill.  Also include a roleplaying sample in quotes.  Must be
    at least four paragraphs.  Keep in mind, introductions are usually longer
    then normal posts.  This roleplay will require both quality and a certain degree
    of quantity.
    « Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 01:35:33 AM by polaroids »

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 12:43:50 PM »
    Still looking for all characters minus Emily and Sage.

    Online Doomsday

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 02:15:49 PM »
    OH MY CRAP The Stand.

    200% interested, give me a few minutes to go over your OP again.

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 04:06:26 PM »
    The role of Parker Fairfax is now filled.
    All characters in the Seattle area are still available.

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 12:37:38 AM »
    The role of Delilah Brookes is now filled.
    Both Fynn Toubia and Anton Marquette are still needed
    in order to establish the Washington thread.

    Offline Paladin

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    • Location: Southern Indiana
    • Gender: Male
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    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 01:12:14 AM »
    This Has THE STAND written all over it. I'm slightly interested.

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 01:21:03 AM »
    This Has THE STAND written all over it. I'm slightly interested.

    I just had too.  Its my favorite disease-related-apocalyptic story ever.  8-)

    Ever.

    Offline LadySky

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 02:32:55 AM »
    Oh I LOVE it! The STAND is my fave as well! I wish there was a female role still open!

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 10:14:42 PM »
    Oh I LOVE it! The STAND is my fave as well! I wish there was a female role still open!

    Oh man.  I might add some more characters later on that they meet along the way.
    But that depends on popularity, and we need the first ones to start it off first.
    However, if I do end up adding more you'll be the first to know and I'll make sure
    you get priority when choosing one of the females.  8-)

    Offline LadySky

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 10:31:02 PM »
    Awesome! I will be keeping tabs then!

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 01:52:05 PM »
    Still in dire need of Fynn and Anton.

    Offline grdell

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #15 on: May 07, 2009, 09:37:47 PM »
    I toss my hat into the ring for Anton.

    Offline Requiem

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #16 on: May 07, 2009, 11:32:14 PM »
    This looks like a lot of fun.  If you need a Fynn, I'd be in!

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #17 on: May 08, 2009, 12:40:49 AM »
    I toss my hat into the ring for Anton.

    Alright, the spot is yours.  8-)

    And Requiem, just throw a sample or a link to one of your roleplays my way
    if you're interested in taking the role of Fynn.

    Offline Belladonna1

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 12:46:09 AM »
    YaY!!   *keeps fingers crossed* ;)

    Online Doomsday

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 07:30:30 AM »
    All roles filled?  :-) :D ;D

    Offline MercyfulFate

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #20 on: May 08, 2009, 10:50:24 AM »
    I love The Stand :)

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay` NEED TWO MORE ROLES.
    « Reply #21 on: May 10, 2009, 01:45:30 AM »
    All roles are filled.
    Washington thread is up.
    New characters will be added later on when the current cast reaches Utah.
    A male doctor and a female soldier.

    Offline Belladonna1

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #22 on: May 11, 2009, 08:22:44 PM »
      Yay!  We've got two posts up!  We do have a "Fynn" right..?

    Offline polaroidsTopic starter

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #23 on: May 11, 2009, 08:50:46 PM »
      Yay!  We've got two posts up!  We do have a "Fynn" right..?

    Indeed we do.  8-)

    Offline Requiem

    Re: we own the sky`[OPEN] an apocalyptic roleplay`
    « Reply #24 on: May 11, 2009, 09:01:48 PM »
    Sorry, I have been swamped with stuff today!  I got a couple of things to do for relax time, then I will get a post up ^_^