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Casey Hightower

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." ~ Tony Robbins

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a character in “Amity and I”, as played by McPainty

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Casey Lauren Hightower
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[Theme. ]Prophecy ~ Adrian Von Ziegler
[Image Song. ] Wolf Blood ~Adrian Von Ziegler






Imageβ–Œβ–Œ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ THE BASICSImage
You can’t start anywhere
except for the basics.






[Name. ] Casey Lauren Hightower (Bandier).

[Gender. ] Female

[Nickname. ] To be decided

[Age. ] 19

[Date of Birth. ] September 13th, 2001

[Place of Birth. ] Hamburg, Germany






ImageImageAPPEARANCE β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–Œβ–Œ
Appearance means nothing
when faced with the troubles of nature.






[Face Claim. ] Jade Thompson

[Height. ] 5'5

[Weight/Build. ] In a world with such a condition as the Earth is now, one can imagine that food is starting to become more and more scarce. Casey, as a result, has a fairly small stature and is fairly thin. Weighing in at 102 pounds, it's clear that Casey could use a few extra pounds, but she isn't starving and counting her ribs would be rather difficult. Despite her being slightly underweight, it's clear she is sturdy and fairly capable of providing for herself and her father.

[Hair. ] Naturally long, due to the lack of time to groom herself, Casey's hair is a dark auburn with loose curls. Her hair is currently dry and tangled, clearly unkempt due to the circumstances, and reaches down to her mid back. When scavenging or moving to a new location, she usually pulls it up in a high ponytail or a braid the best she could.

[Eye Colour. ] Dark brown

[Scars/Piercings/Tattoos. ] Casey has earned many insignificantly sized scars on her hands, feet, arms, and legs due to travel and defending her life and supplies. They range anywhere from small scraps, cuts, and even a few burn marks from lighters and fires. She has one scar that has a story, however, on her fore arm that has two long narrow, pale lines. They are about half the length of her forearm and starts on the middle forearm and goes down and ends on the outer forearm. She has no piercings or tattoos.

[Notable Features. ] Casey is identified often by her massive amounts of large, dark freckles. They scatter and cover most of her face.

[Preferred Clothing. ] Although Casey doesn't have much of an option on what she wears, if she did, she would almost always choose something with large pockets, with belt loops, and if at all possible, is comfortable. She's picky about efficiency and uses the most of what she has for storage. She is currently trying to find decent cargo pants but for now has to deal with an old pair of tattered jeans that has long since been too big for her. She still wears them however and uses an old rope as a belt. Her shirts, if she could choose, would be long sleeves due to the multiple uses and extra material she could use from the lengthy sleeves. But she currently owns a T-shirt that is well worn and no longer has sleeves besides a few small threads.

[Demeanor. ]Casey typically has terrible posture and often times slouches or hunches over while walking or scavenging for supplies. But when stranger approach, she usually corrects herself to seem more confident to give off the impression she knows what she's doing. She generally tries to avoid strangers, especially groups, due to the possibility hostility, and when she does interact, she generally observes more so than she speaks. She generally either has a curious and mysterious look about her or one that shows wonder and power. She's not afraid to show her frustration or distrust towards someone and generally comes off more arrogant and untrusting than she usually means.

[Strengths. ] Casey has always had an innovative mind from the start. She's always come up with new ways to do things and has generally been very creative when it comes to making them happen. Because of this, Casey has a very strong sense in what comes handy when building shelter or constructing order. Her survival instincts are rivaled by few when it comes down to the basics and Casey always makes sure this is known to whomever she meets.

[Weaknesses. ] Although she has a strong sense morality and has generally been a good decision maker all of her life, Casey generally takes it upon herself things that are of little or no importance, especially socially. She often takes the leadership role when none is required and is often the one that ends up starting conflicts despite her good intentions. She has a hard time seeing past the hostility in others and once any hostility have been made, they typically are labeled as threats and almost instantaneously earns Casey's distrust.





Imageβ–Œβ–Œ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ PERSONALITYImage
We all are unique
but we all have a common goal






[Sexuality. ] Straight

[Oddities. ] During certain points in the day, depending on the day's events, Casey typically starts talking to herself and solving problems in her head that don't exist. She'll work through situations that have never happened and has a hard time not trying to find a use for something she picks up, even if it's a simple candy wrapper or torn up piece of paper.

[Habits. ] Besides sometimes talking to herself and solving her own riddles, Casey has a habit of picking everything she deems interesting. Often times, especially while scavenging, she'll pick up a useless object and mess with it until they have searched the whole area before putting it down. She'll discuss what items could be used for when she sees them, even if they do not plan on picking them up and often times wants to stop at certain areas because it would make "the perfect safe house".

[Likes. ] It's a rare thing to find, but Casey adores music boxes. She admires the craftsmanship it takes to design one and the music is soothing and oftentimes calms her down. It's definitely an object she keeps an eye out for but unfortunately hasn't found any as of yet. She also likes bikes, seeing as they are effeciant ways of traveling and carrying large loads of supplies. Her favourite snack is gold fish and her favourite colour is red.

[Dislikes. ] Although Casey is often the cause, she doesn't like to fight or argue. She'll stand up for what she is siding with but would rather get the debate over and done with the same as it came. She also dislikes flocks of birds for it often means some sort of corpse or rotten garbage and she doesn't care for either. She loves the rain but hates the snow and also hates buildings with collapsed roofs.

[Fears. ] Casey has always been a family person at heart, and thus, her biggest fear is losing her father Eli. She also is terrified of getting the old virus and being killed and raided by hostile strangers.

[Hobbies. ] Casey, if she found a book is good enough condition, would love to read during any spare time she had. She also loves working puzzles and riddles and solving real life problems and figuring out new ways to fix or build something.





ImageImageHISTORY β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–Œβ–Œ
Who we are starts
from where we came from.








[ Memorable Experience. ] During the start of the apocalypse, Casey was inside a house and accidentally disturbed a zombie inside. While it flailed in search for her, it managed to grab hold of her forearm. But she pulled away before it got a good grip and managed to escape, but not without a scar from the deep scratch it left.

Casey, while her and her father were resting for the night, saw a dog wondering around their camp. When it came near, and making sure Eli wasn't looking, Casey left some of her food for it. It took the food and walked away to eat alone. The next morning however, she woke up to a dog barking, finding that the dog she had fed was standing by their camp, barking at one of the deaf and blind zombies roaming slowly down the street. They managed to calm the dog down, and after heated debates and with some luring and finding a suitable rope for a leash of sorts, they kept the dog as a pet. Now, however, the dog is currently trained enough to stay near them and not run off, so Casey uses the rope as a belt instead.

[ History. ] As a child Casey was born into a home that was not financially stable. Her father had just lost his job only a year after she was born and wasn't able to sustain another for several years. Her mother, having hardly any education, wasn't able to get a job either, and soon, they lost their house. They were unable to support Casey's needs and generally had very small meals and old clothes. They got her into school, but even with the teachers giving her special attention to aid her in her path to success, she wasn't focused enough to pass any classes. She was held back a grade, and it was at this point where her parents decided to give her a better home where she could get the food and supplies she needed for success. She was brought into the foster care system and became the foster child to a man whom she grew to know as Eli. Although she was in a much better environment than her previous one, Casey still had trouble in school. She failed many classes and the classes she did pass were by a hair. She worked hard but was never able to fully meet the standards of the academic courses. Eli, however, showed much support and has carried her all the way to the beginning of her freshmen year in Highschool in 2016. Up until that year, Eli and Casey were a Foster family. But Eli adopted her during that year and she officially became Eli's daughter.

However, that was the same year as when the new pathogen was discovered. Much like Eli, Casey wasn't too concern about it since it wasn't in their immediate area. However, she started to see it at school and she soon became concerned. She had heard that people with low IQ's were the ones being infected due to their body's inability to create an antibody to destroy the virus. And due to her low IQ, Casey became scared for her life.

Eli and Casey both survived the original outbreak and have been able to survive for the next four years after that. Casey is still concerned about the old pathogen, since she had such a low IQ four years ago and is unsure if her IQ is improved or if a higher IQ now will change anything.




Imageβ–Œ β–Œ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ EQUIPMENT Image
It’s hard to know what you have
until you have lost it and can no longer find it.







[Supplies.] | 7 feet of thick rope | One large school bag | 2 pounds of dry dog food | One light jacket | One pair of old boots |






ImageImageRELATIONSHIPS β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–Œβ–Œ

How we act
affects those we associate with






[Father. ] Eliyahu Hightower

[Pets. ] Casey has gotten a Tibetan Mastiff named Sammie. She takes special care of Sammie and always makes sure she gets what she needs to eat before she feeds herself.

[Notes from the Players. ] Feel free to contact me about any ideas you have. Whether you want to be a friend or a family member or whatever. I'm open to ideas.





Casey Lauren Hathern
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[Theme. ]Prophecy ~ Adrian Von Ziegler
[Image Song. ] Wolf Blood ~Adrian Von Ziegler






Imageβ–Œβ–Œ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ THE BASICSImage
You can’t start anywhere
except for the basics.






[Name. ] Casey Lauren Hathern.

[Gender. ] Female

[Nickname. ] Kit Kat

[Age. ] 14

[Date of Birth. ] September 13th, 2001

[Place of Birth. ] Hamburg, Germany






ImageImageAPPEARANCE β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–Œβ–Œ
Appearance means nothing
when faced with the troubles of nature.






[Face Claim. ] Jade Thompson

[Height. ] 4'11

[Weight/Build. ] In a world with such a condition as it is now, one can imagine that food is starting to become more and more scarce. Casey, as a result, has a fairly small stature and is fairly thin. Weighing in at 102 pounds, it's clear that Casey could use a few extra pounds, but she isn't starving and counting her ribs would be rather difficult. Despite her being slightly underweight, it's clear she is sturdy and looks fairly capable of providing for herself.

[Hair. ] Naturally long, due to the lack of time to groom herself, Casey's hair is a dark auburn with loose curls. Her hair is currently dry and tangled, clearly unkempt due to the circumstances, and reaches down to her mid back.

[Eye Colour. ] Dark brown

[Scars/Piercings/Tattoos. ] Casey has earned many insignificantly sized scars on her hands, feet, arms, and legs due to travel and defending her life and supplies. They range anywhere from small scraps, cuts, and even a few burn marks from lighters and fires. She has one scar that has a story, however, on her fore arm that has two long narrow, pale lines. They are about half the length of her forearm and starts on the middle forearm and goes down and ends on the outer forearm. She has no piercings or tattoos.

[Notable Features. ] Casey is identified often by her massive amounts of large, dark freckles. They scatter and cover most of her face.

[Preferred Clothing. ] She currently owns a T-shirt that is well worn and no longer has sleeves besides a few small threads. She has blue jeans an red converse shoes. She hates dresses and skirts and would rather wear a denim jacket over a bolero any day.

[Strengths. ] Casey is extremely smart for her age. She's a big fan of trying new things out and holding out her own "experiments", such as how long it takes for ketchup to mold, or how many times can you remove and reapply tape before it loses it's stick, or even how long it takes for a bird to decompose. She claims the bird was already dead, but she's a big fan of forensics science and chemistry since an even younger age. She's a fast learner when it comes to academic work, she's physically flexible, and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Literally. And surprisingly enough, she's a pretty good interrogator and can ask seemingly innocent questions to learn more about someone or get info she wants.

[Weaknesses. ] Casey is young and therefore has many things to learn in general. She's reckless and thinks she knows everything and this pride gets in the way a lot. But she's also a pessimist due to her need for hard facts and proof. She's not entirely creative when it comes to problem solving, only wanting to do the most straight forward way and the most efficient way possible. She gets down easily and gives up on certain ideas after it doesn't work out the first time.





Imageβ–Œβ–Œ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ PERSONALITYImage
We all are unique
but we all have a common goal






[Sexuality. ] Heterosexual

[Oddities. ] Casey is almost always up to some sort of experiment. Whether it's about human psychology or how the decaying process works, Casey is always working and writing in her journal about something she deems important. She gathers fact and info about everything and she recites this information when she's alone like a ritual so she doesn't forget.

[Habits. ] Casey likes coming up and solving riddles. She has a habit of making riddles at random times or exclaiming loudly when she's solved one. She also follows people around a lot. Some people call it stalking, but she merely calls it observing. She also bites the insides of her cheeks and lips when she's thinking, sometimes to the point where she draws blood.

[Likes. ] It's a rare thing to find, but Casey adores music boxes. She admires the craftsmanship it takes to design one and the music is soothing and oftentimes calms her down. It's definitely an object she keeps an eye out for but unfortunately hasn't found any as of yet. She also likes bikes, riddles, and having good company. Her favourite snack is gold fish and her favourite colour is red.

[Dislikes. ] Although Casey is often the cause, she doesn't like to fight or argue. She'll stand up for what she is siding with but would rather get the debate over and done with the same as it came. She also dislikes flocks of birds for it often means some sort of corpse or rotten garbage and she doesn't care for either. She loves the rain but hates the snow and also hates buildings with collapsed roofs.

[Fears. ] Casey has always been a family person at heart, and thus, her biggest fear is losing the ones she cares about. She also is terrified of getting lethally sick and being killed and raided by hostile strangers.

[Hobbies. ] Casey, if she found a book is good enough condition, would love to read during any spare time she had. She also loves working puzzles and riddles and solving real life problems and figuring out new ways to fix or build something. That is if she isn't working on some sort of experiment of her own and documenting the results.





ImageImageHISTORY β–ˆ β–ˆ β–ˆ β–Œβ–Œ
Who we are starts
from where we came from.










[ History. ] Casey was born to Cylvia and Joe Stel in 2001. However, she was primarily raised by Cylvia, her Aunt Jan, and her uncle Chester. Her father vanished and never returned when she was 2 years old and she has no memory of him whatsoever. Pictures of him were never around the house and neither Cylvia nor Chester talked about him, so she has no knowledge about her father whatsoever. Someone could say that this was the start of her persistent habit of collecting information and almost interrogating people for information, but neither of such had gotten her any closer to knowing who her father was.

But despite her quirky habits and need to experiment on the cockroaches that roamed the house, Chester and Cylvia made sure that her childhood was just like any other. However, Casey made that hard, seeing as she as held back a grade and expelled from two schools. Her excuses were always different, but sh always had said it wouldn't matter anyway. And it looked like she was right.

When the world started to collapse, Casey and Cylvia went to Chester's place with the rest of the family. When the apartment was raided and Casey, her mother, and her aunt were taken to the van, they were taken to a building where the women, along with about a dozen of other, were put to work to do just about anything they wanted. Repair and wash clothes, make food, and even reload guns for the men that went out almost every day to raid whatever was left of the city. They weren't treated like prisoners, but they weren't allowed to leave and they were always watched by some of the group.

However, Casey's mother and a majority of the other women devised a plan to have the children, along with a few of the adults, to escape the raiders. It was successful, but once their absence was noticed, the raiders took chase. A majority of the group was recaptured, along with Cylvia, but Casey and three other children were never found. Unlucky for Casey, the other three were boys, and she was harassed for various reasons. A few days ago, she left the rough group of boys and set out on her own.




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How we act
affects those we associate with[/right]





[Immediate. ]
Cylvia Hathern: Mother (Alive)
Mr. Hathern: Father (Unknown)

[Extended. ]
Sandra Lanister: Grandmother (Alive)
Winston Lanister: Grandfather (Deceased)
Jan Lanister: Aunt (Alive)
Chester Lanister: Uncle (Unknown presumed Deceased)
Bill Lanister: Uncle (Unknown presumed Deceased)

So begins...

Casey Hightower's Story