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Silence Of The Birds

Silence Of The Birds

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A story of two sides, fighting a black and white battle as they explore the wastelands left in the aftermath of society's collapse. Each of them coming to find solace in a world littered with corpses. Only to have it torn away by those without hope.

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Introduction

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December, 2018....There isn't a single person who doesn't remember that particular date. We haven't progressed so far yet that the beginning is lost from us, nor have we seen enough summers to push away the image of blood stained snow from our minds. Everyone was so young then, mere children who didn't quite know how to handle the situation.

The current year and date is unknown, we have lived in this wasteland so long that time is but a matter of when the sun rises and when it goes down. Most of us were just kids when the plague first hit. At first it was nothing, a flu-like illness that spread only if you were around someone else who was infected. Anybody who had it treated it as just the flu...Until people started dying...

Four months after patient zero died everybody was at a loss for how to treat the illness. It seemed as if nothing could stop it from spreading, and very few survived after contracting it. Eventually though a remedy was found that managed to ease the symptoms and lower the death rate. The disease seemed to have been reduced to nothing in the coming weeks...

Until it evolved.

Before the radios and TV's stopped working the last thing anyone heard was that the illness had started to over ride the effects of the medicine and that people were suffering worse than ever before.

Military quarantine did not last long in most places after the power outages came. Riots filled the streets daily and utter chaos marched through the streets. Homes were broken into, families torn apart, people died not just from the illness but from the fighting and looting as well. Nobody seemed to realize, or maybe they hadn't cared that something was different in the children.

Anyone under seventeen was not contracting the illness.

But of course that kind of thing usually is overlooked when total anarchy is flooding the world.

Anyways, this is where our story comes into place...

After many, many months it seemed that most of the world had died out. The illness had won, it seemed. But it was not all over, at least not for those who did not get the illness and those who survived it in its early stages. Enough did survive long enough to form together, to find people who had the minds for medicine and science. They managed to figure out that there were certain people who were immune...Those people were us...and as noble a cause it may seem those people did not hesitate in using force when doing their experiments on us. They would feed us lies, and then they would prick us with more needles, until our veins were collapsed and our thoughts clouded. They were seeking out the reason we were immune, but had nothing to go on.

So we left them....But they did not want us to go.

Now we are on the run.







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(Characters will be added after being accepted, there are six available spots open here the birds. Bolded tags are taken)

Character A: He/She is a natural leader. Able to rally the troops at a moments notice. Likely to be brave and known for keeping a cool head in dire situations. Is likely the one who kept everyone together, and is probably most likely to stop an argument. May not be book smart, but certainly knows what they are doing when it comes to surviving. The downfall of being a leader however is having to handle loss, and guilt on top of having to lead even when things seem hopeless. (TAKEN)

Character B: He/She is the leaders Second in Command, likely to be smart and able to boost morale. Possibly acts as a shoulder to lean on for the leader, and also as back up. Can stand in as leader if the leader is not there to do it them-self. Likely to have many similar traits to the leader but also be completely different at the same time.

Character C: He/She is the Class Clown/Morale Booster. If class clown then they are most likely to be the first to lighten the mood with a joke. They are probably not too skilled at handling crying or high tension moments. Also likely to take badly to criticism against their own character and will act out if not paid enough attention to. If Morale Booster then it is likely they are religious, and able to uplift the spirits of the rest of the group.

Character D: She is the Mother-Hen. They take care of the others in a kind of over-bearing parent kind of way. Even when the others get annoyed with them they stick close and make sure all is okay. They are likely skilled in first-aid and cooking. They do not always act as a guardian figure however, and their secondary personality is completely up to the player. (TAKEN)

Character E: He/She is the Warrior. Strong and able to do whatever is needing to be done. Most likely skilled in fighting, and trained to use a gun or a similar weapon (though they may or may not have one available with them.) They are likely to be good at taking orders. Known for being a protector, their downfall may possibly come in the form of survivors guilt. (Ex-seeker role) (TAKEN)

Character F: He/She is the Apprentice (Under any of the above mentioned characters.)
Still a kid and not very skilled yet. Due to a lack of schooling they are not book smart,
but due to the state of the world they are proficient in survival. They may be rebellious
as they are still a child, and may have moments where they seem to make all the bad
decisions and say the worst things. They may also suffer from some form of depression
worse than the others due to being unable to handle the extra stress and hormone changes.





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(Characters will be added after being accepted, there are four available spots open here. Bolded tags are taken)

Character G: He is the leader, a man hell-bent on finding and capturing all of the birds so that they may finally find their 'cure'. Or, more so he wants them for his own revenge purposes. He believes they should suffer for being immune. He isn't the best of leaders as he is quite brash and abrasive. Known for being cruel, and using violent force against his own troops. (reserved)

Character H: He/She is the Medic. Able to keep a cool head and take care of others under duress. Is mostly used as a petty nurse but they don't exactly mind it. As long as they don't have to be the one fighting. Is skilled in treating wounds, and has likely been in the medical profession for a while. Or at least has been studying.

Character I: He/She is the Scientist. The eldest of those who are still alive. Has extensive knowledge of the illness and how it works, though their methods are not exactly humane in how they have so far gathered their research. Is not opposed to experimenting on dead bodies and makes it a point to say so. Is likely to be one of the few who doesn't know much about surviving on their own.

Character J: He/She is the Knight. Strong willed and protective. Though they are not one of the immune they are certainly close enough in age to them. Likely to be seen as a flirtatious, or cassanova type person. Will rush into battle to save anything pretty that catches their eye. Is probably known for their skills of persuasion.

Character K: He/She is the Pawn. A strong, yet still expendable asset. They protect the Medic and Scientist and is sometimes the voice of reason when it comes to the Knight.






Other Available Roles: (More to be added after mains are filled up)

Character L: She's a Radio Head who is in contact with the Birds on a regular basis. Though she never reveals her name or who she really is. She is known for causing trouble however, and will work for anybody when given the right price. (Taken)





Common Terms To Know:

Birds: The original idea was that the disease was spread from birds (I pretty much scrapped that though) and that's why the survivors are called birds. However since I scrapped it the new idea is that they are 'escaped' birds from cages.

Seekers: Basically since they are hunting down the survivors and their symbol is a wolf they were nicknamed Seekers. They do not have a real group name, and do not refer to themselves as such.

The Ruin: Is what the wastelands are called. The Ruin is any place that has been touched by the illness (so everywhere)

Radio heads: Refer to the on air voices that sometimes can be heard. Most of the time these are just people rambling, but sometimes the information given is rather useful. Radio heads can give out the locations of the Seekers, can help in the search of missing group members, and other such things. Getting in contact with them however is usually hard unless you know one.

Runners: These people take messages through The Ruin by hand. Kind of like mail carriers only they get paid in food and don't usually last too long. Runners like to hang around in neighborhoods, as its easier to find other survivors there.






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- The character types are only there as a small guide for anyone who has a hard time coming up with a character. Otherwise feel free to change some stuff up!
- This will be mature, will have gore, and will contain swearing.
- I'm not going to require a password or anything, if you haven't read these rules then I will know simply by if one is broken.
- No Godmodding, Powerplaying, Soap Boxing, and the works. Just keep within the general rules of RPG and we will all be just fine.
- This is realistic so please no anime images :3
- Have fun, don't be a stiff, keep things going, and we should all have a dandy time.
-Reserve in OOC please :D

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Raj Mandal

"This can't be what God intended. Even if it is, I'll find a cure ...or die trying."

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Eileen Joseph

"Only the good die young."

Character Portrait: Layla Serafino
Layla Serafino

"You don't gotta like me. But know that I'm one of the only reasons you're still alive."

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Cole Anderson

The Leader, just simply trying to keep his family safe.

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Abel Kingston

A vengeance-hungry prince, unfit to rule.

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Cheryl Fairden

Secondary Character, Radio Head extraordinaire.

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Character Portrait: Cole Anderson
Cole Anderson

The Leader, just simply trying to keep his family safe.

Character Portrait: Eileen Joseph
Eileen Joseph

"Only the good die young."

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Layla Serafino

"You don't gotta like me. But know that I'm one of the only reasons you're still alive."

Character Portrait: Cheryl Fairden
Cheryl Fairden

Secondary Character, Radio Head extraordinaire.

Character Portrait: Raj Mandal
Raj Mandal

"This can't be what God intended. Even if it is, I'll find a cure ...or die trying."

Character Portrait: Abel Kingston
Abel Kingston

A vengeance-hungry prince, unfit to rule.

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Character Portrait: Cole Anderson
Cole Anderson

The Leader, just simply trying to keep his family safe.

Character Portrait: Raj Mandal
Raj Mandal

"This can't be what God intended. Even if it is, I'll find a cure ...or die trying."

Character Portrait: Layla Serafino
Layla Serafino

"You don't gotta like me. But know that I'm one of the only reasons you're still alive."

Character Portrait: Abel Kingston
Abel Kingston

A vengeance-hungry prince, unfit to rule.

Character Portrait: Eileen Joseph
Eileen Joseph

"Only the good die young."

Character Portrait: Cheryl Fairden
Cheryl Fairden

Secondary Character, Radio Head extraordinaire.


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