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Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat


It's a post-(zombie)-apocalyptic America. Time to rebuild it, but co-operating with the zombies??

302 readers have visited Fresh Meat since Whiskey Go Dark created it.


I know you guys LOVE back-story, so here's a whole story to go on.

Allentown, PA.
August 7th, 2012.

An unexplained outbreak of a destructive virus hits the city, causing rapid protein degeneration in anyone who came into contact with it. The early reports showed increased aggression in all subjects - a sharp increase in adrenaline production, and reduction in frontal and occipital lobe activity, with an average transmutation period of 10-30 minutes. Their pain threshold seemed non-existent - they did not respond to incisions made, or the sight of sharp blades - nor did their sense of hot and cold - they did not react to burning or freezing of extremities. Their aggressive impulses seemed to negate any internal logic or form of communication, ie, their will to attack medical staff overpowered any will (if any at all) to attempt to communicate with them. Other reports indicated that although the subjects resisted testing, an easy way to calm them was to dim the lights, suggesting heightened photo-sensitivity. It wasn't until videos started appearing on the internet, an hour later, of infected persons feeding on the flesh of human beings on the streets that the panic really started. They say that day, there were no doom-sayers on the steets of any city within a thousand miles.

It spread like wildfire, before the authorities could contain it. Within two hours of the first recorded infection, the count of confirmed infected had reached over 500. Within five hours, the infection had spread to over 3000 citizens in the city. Within the day, only those who were prepared or immune were left standing - pockets of civilization, burning up their supplies. Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the authorities allowed the infection to spread beyond the city, even beyond the state. Within the week, New York City had fallen, along with the entire state of Pennsylvania, and that was just the beginning. Within the month of August, there were more than 150 outbreaks across the country, with an infected/dead toll of over 18 million.

Many residents of the southern states were evacuated into Mexican territory upon thorough medical screening, after cooperation talks with a relocated congress, on the terms that the US provide reinforcements to the border, and that they cover the costs of excess importations to support the refugees. Upon gaining knowledge of this, the Canadians were willing to help with evacuations, under the same conditions.

The initial outbreak in Allentown was never explained, nor were the perpetrators brought to justice, and it is unknown whether they survived the outbreak at all.

January 18th, 2014.
The President of the United States appears on global television, addressing the world, and any remaining survivors in the US. He addresses the subject of the future, and whether or not, this is where the dissolution of congress and government becomes reality.

April 13th, 2014.
The last recorded pocket of human resistance to the virus in the states falls. Containment achieved, with around 180 million infected or dead. No further infection spread possible. NATO begins to plan military action against the infected population.

April 25th, 2014.
NATO authorises emergency radio broadcasts in an attempt to find any remaining survivors. They are surprised to be answered by an infected individual by the name of Jonah Myers, 'alive and healthy' in Allentown, who speaks fluent English, informing the world that they are rebuilding the infected community to be civilized. NATO did not pass this news on to the media, but they did postpone military action until they could investigate the possibility of co-operation with the infected.

April 27th, 2014.
A unexplained leak of Myers' recording to the media causes global uproar regarding NATO's consideration of using nuclear weapons. The official NATO stance is to attempt a 'friendly' visit to Allentown to verify that there is still humanity in the infected.

April 28th, 2014.
NATO officials visit Allentown, in heavy duty hazmat gear, accompanied by two squads of armed soldiers in anti-chemical gear, and a camera crew with the same protection. They are welcomed by Myers, who seems to be the mayor, and many other residents of the city. One official reported that "they seem very much human in appearance and general conduct still, if only a little bit paler. We were expecting a disregard for cleanliness and hygiene, but we have been pleasantly surprised." Myers personally lead the NATO representatives through the inner districts along with a camera crew of infected, showing them reopened schools, businesses, emergency services and waste disposal methods, claiming that "resuming a routine that does not include feasting on flesh is core to the rehabilitation of the infected population".
It was during this tour that Myers made the ever the ever diminishing food supply apparent, stating, "We... scavenge.... what we can from nearby settlements, and we are working to establish our presence at livestock farms near the city, but we are hindered by the.... untaught members of our society. We also have a shortage of fuel, but we lack the resources to gain more. If not for our sakes, please help us for our children's sakes".
Myers then led the 'guests' to see what the 'unreached' areas of Allentown look like. One official made the mistake of taking a flash photograph of an individual sitting on the side-walk, resulting in a 'violent incident' as recorded on the report, 'caused by fault of reporter'. None of the visiting party were hurt, but the infected attacker was killed.
At the end of the visit, Myers thanked them for being reasonable, and understanding of the situation here, and that he would continue to help the revolution of the country, so humans and infected can live in peace. The NATO team leaves safely, and the reports scrutinized.

April 30th, 2014.
The film from the camera crew is published worldwide, with mixed response, but the majority in support of aiding the people of Allentown. NATO remains inconclusive on their decision to act.

May 2nd, 2014.
NATO resolves to provide aid to the people of Allentown, as they attempt to reclaim the country, piece by piece.

May 17th, 2014.
Myers founds and chairs the IDC (Infected Diplomatic Council).

September 7th, 2014.
Pennsylvania state reclaimed under the juresdiction of the IDC. Continued progress towards a reclaimed country, with regular support from NATO.


July 21st, 2018.
Airspace in Allentown declared virologically safe for non-infected humans to breath by NATO-hired researchers.

August 10th, 2018.
Non-infected humans allowed to take up residency in Allentown, bringing much needed man-power and viability to continued NATO support. Non-infected are advised to wear protective goggles and surgical masks when out in public. Schools and workplaces are segregated to lower any risks of infection, along with leisure facilities, such as swimming pools.

December 1st, 2018.
First recorded case of successful pregnancy between an infected male, and an uninfected female. Doctors decided to keep an eye on the mother for any physical changes, although they are baffled by the possibility of this happening. Within a few weeks, there are more than a dozen confirmed pregnancies of the same nature across the city.

August 28th, 2019.
The half-bred child is born, with no signs of protein degeneration. During the early months this child will show mixed features of the parents, including a increased pain tolerance, and heightened aggression. The mother passed away during childbirth, although she showed no signs of infection beforehand.

October 12th, 2019.
Upon presentation of multiple reports into the characteristics of the children, Myers sees to it that a cross-'species' breeding law is brought into effect by the IDC, much against NATO's wishes.

October 18th, 2019.
NATO withdraws support from IDC activities, due to clashing interests. IDC becomes the sole authority in the United States. Myers is made president, and vows to continue to rebuild the country, "until it is the free country it once was.". NATO are powerless to act, as they may breach Human Rights Acts.


Allentown, PA
May 10th, 2024. - WE START HERE!

Steady progress keeps being made to reclaim the Western parts of the country, with IDC still based in Allentown. As the ten year anniversary of the reclamation movement approaches, festivities are in order. Youngsters of the community (infected or not) begin working on projects researching the early days of the community, and how their world came to be.

May 17th, 2024. - the tenth anniversary of the IDC.
The youngsters' research has caused them to dig up dirt from the IDC's past, and suddenly all is not as it seems.


That's all you really need to go on, I think. I hope you like the idea so far, and if you have any questions, suggestions or if you just want to express interest, let me know in the OOC thread.
Thanks, Whiskey.

Characters (to date):

Adam Smith - played by Whiskey Go Dark
Jonah Myers - played by Whiskey Go Dark (pssst. He's not the main character...)


Profile Requirements (you may add more, but this is the minimum I want covered):

Status: (Infected/Non-infected/Halfbred/Rogue Infected)
Occupation: (if any)
Weapon: (if any - civilized infected can operate firearms. Rogue infected can use crude tools and weapons, such as bats and melee weapons, but with no real proficiency.)

These are the absolute essentials for your profile, but please be as descriptive as possible. I'll be awarding internets to people who also get good zombie photos for their profile. xD

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  • Swearing is allowed.
  • Romance is allowed, but please, know when to skip forward.
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Hello! Thanks for checking out my RP. Let me know if you have any questions or whatnot. I also know you'll see my stats and think, smurf... but I'm not really. *whispers* I'm just hiding from people who are a little stalkerish.