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Title: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: god on July 05, 2014, 06:02:46 PM
Here is a collection of journal entries from fellow survivors banded together to tell the story from many different perspectives.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: SpiKe on July 05, 2014, 10:22:45 PM

Day x.
Time has lost all meaning.
The other day while in the woods I bumped into the girl i caught raiding my house when this all began. She seems to be doing well. I have been joined by some of the people that had been staying at the prison, when we went back there to check for other survivors, we were met by a small group still living there. They seemed pretty dangerous. They have asked for my help in the future, to deal with another hostile camp, but Iv not heard from them since. I fear they are all dead. Myself and the twenty plus people with me are well armed and ready for anything. I have adopted another dog that a group of bikers had chained up at a bar, cheers fellas. Iv named him Duke, he and Scooby get on well. Also took one of their motorbikes, they wont be needing it anymore. The van i found is still running well and still looks badass. I thought I seen a horse the other day but so far its proved elusive. I have joined an allience with other survivors, Its so good to talk to people that understand. Palringo. we share infomation and help each other.
If u arrive, u survive.
Iv visited a few citys and made some friends but theres also many hostile survivors out there. I have ended more zed than I can count and Iv collected more supplies than I know what to do with. Life is starting to feel pointless.  the only thing that keeps me going is the other survivors out there, that and the promise of......
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: daxil on July 05, 2014, 10:39:43 PM
Day 211 above ground:

I have more weapons than I can count,many materials to craft...but I only have 289 days worth of food to feed 22 people,and a dog. We will manage nonetheless. I discovered a group that allows me to use their train to travel across the country for supplies. I have been to San Francisco,Dallas and plan to go elsewhere eventually.These places are teaming with survivor compounds but I have not made an attempt at alliances. Those people that are under my command are loyal and together we build a single stronghold with more fortifications that I can count. Life seems good over all and I have plans to retake and rebuild my city. Now I just have to find more food...Its been so long since I came out of my bunker...I still have my stash there but I came out once supplies were dry...they are once again.Even more,its been longer since It all started...One of my companions,Dave,says he used to live with another group of survivors up in the mountains before I found him...They are all dead now...But that won't be my fate.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Bobulance on July 06, 2014, 06:24:49 PM
Day 355 since I left the bunker to find food and got locked out. If I didn't mess up along the way, I think that means it's been 666 days since I entered the bunker. No wonder life feels like a living hell right now. Summer weather. I think it's mid July, but I haven't kept track of exact days as much as I have the days passed. Found this empty notepad in a cabinet. Found sharp pencils too. In pretty good condition so I figured i'd start writing. Might help... With keeping my head. Stress. Whatever this is. It feels weird writing something other than notes for scavengers, but...

Anyway, I've been doing well recently. More accurately, the camp. Im writing this while on a one week scavenging trip with 6 of my most trusted people. And Toby, of course. Man's best friend. I left Dave in charge of the block while I'm gone... That's what home is now, "the block". We managed to wall off the immediate part of the residential neighborhood Dave and I used to live in. I think Vic lived up the street but I'd never met him before. He's a good guy. Great scout. He's next to me as I'm writing this, doing inventory on today's haul. Anyway, before we left another hungry survivor showed up at the gates begging to be let in. I didn't have time to meet him because we were packing to go. I think that makes... 27. Counting Toby and I, of course. Food has held up, even I don't know how. Been working on building up our defenses and accommodating for the new faces than scavenging Portland.

By the way, before I forget, let me talk a bit more about how Portland has been as of late. I guess it's important to, you know, document or whatever. Might help whoever finds this journal entry on my corpse. I guess. Portland went to the birds just like every other city in America. Even worse though. The zombies aren't the problem, it's the survivors. I've lost count of the different territories I've seen around the city and surrounding towns. At least fifteen different groups. About half are hostile. Traps in the buildings. Made alliance with three of the other groups. We hold an area on the edge of downtown, have it trapped, keep supplies there for each other. Trade.

Across the river is worse. More hostile. A man named Ed, I think that's the leader. He owns much of the territory. Every building in his territory is a death trap. I think he had upwards of 100 men. Not sure how that's possible. Portland is his. He just shares it with groups like mine. I think it's for protection. If he's surrounded by other groups, they go before he does. Enough about that.

every building within ten miles of the block is either infested with Zed or has been picked clean, whether by us or others. Nobody knows the location of the block, so our neighborhood is relatively quiet. We decided to search sun river after Kelly pointed it out on a map. Low population, mild weather, and plenty of supplies due to the abundance of vacation homes. Far from any major population centers. Would've set up base here earlier on if I hadn't hid in the bunker. The buildings are relatively abundant in supplies. It's obvious that at least two groups have been through here. One was looking for food only, left the weapons and survival supplies. The other group had claimed a few territories in the southern area and is peaceful. Was. They're gone now. dead maybe. Found a note from a lone guy. Camped in a yurt. Not sure how big his group was. Anyway, I haven't checked to see if his group is still around, but just in case, me, kaori, Vic, and even  Margo have decided to play a little game. A scavenger hunt. We left a note in the village: "I have hidden hints all over sun river. Find them!". Whenever we search a building, we hide a note in it with a blueprint or survival tip. Supply lists for making things. Safe places to go far away from hostiles. Even tips for befriending stray dogs. Hid traps though too. If they try to claim the buildings I've marked as safe for their own territories, they might just be in for a nasty surprise. Only four or five of the buildings though.

Found an ex military man yesterday. I say ex because he was undead. Not sure how he got to sun river. Must've wandered out here all the way from Portland, because I haven't seen any overrun military between here and there. Just goes to show that these things do some sort of migrating. I've been trying to tell Margo but she won't have it. Tells me she knows different. Maybe. She did come all the way from San Diego, after all. Don't know what it's like down there. His helmet was salvageable. Replaced my modified riot helmet. Found a shurikans in a display in one of the houses too. That makes three. Fun to collect. I haven't told kaori about my stash of old ninja weapons but I think I'll give them to her as a gift next... When's the next holiday? Maybe when we get home.

Anyway, my wrist is getting cramped from this writing and Thaddeus is yelling at me to get me to do something useful like watch duty. I guess I'm going to wrap it up by saying that I haven't lost anyone. If I dropped this and you're reading it, know that we have a safe place in Portland. We are well fed and stocked. We have more meds than we know what to do with. We welcome all non-hostile survivors. Till next time.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Grabunhold on July 09, 2014, 04:01:29 PM
Now, I am over 200 days above ground. I named myself Grabunhold. Why? I'm from Austria and my parents too. Because of this, my motherlanguage is german. "Grab" means grave and a "Unhold" is somebody who makes trouble. I thought this is funny in a zombie apocalipse. But I don't think this matters anymore. There is nearly nobody alive who I can talk to. First, it was hard to survive, but I managed to stay alive. I've found my bro Dave. Actually, Dave and my Dog Momo are my only friends. Everybody else or "everything" else is trying to kill or eat you in this dying world. I got Momo from this old strange guy before I found Dave. It was Christmas and I didn't expect Santa anymore. He gave me this dog and left a bicycle behind too. It was just a few days after I was forced out of my bunker by a rapidly shrinking amount of food & water. However, I don't think this guy was Santa. I believe he was just an old dying guy, who wanted to know his dog save. I would thank him if I saw him again, but it is hardly possible that he is still alive. The only possibility is that he got magic powers like... Santa. Soon, I was able to find good armor and surviving got easier. You know, I'm not a good gunner, but I like meele weapons. The biggest reason why I don't use guns is that bullets are incredible rare. But now, I am a pro at fighting with meele weapons and I'm extremely heavy protected. But there are still some dangerous situations because my armor is too weak to bullets. Moreover, I know there is better armor out there, that used to be worn by the police and military forces. I just didn't found it until now. So, after I got Momo, I used to be searching over thousand locations. I killed many survivors and I'm not proud of it. I have always tried to become friends with them, but everybody tried to take me down. Wait, not everybody. There was a girl that I have met before I locked myself into the bunker. She saved my live shortly before I got Momo. I wanted her to join me, but she refused. I hope she is alive. After about a hundred days, I met my best friend Dave. We nearly shot each other. Together, we built a stronghold in an old house with a small garden. We crafted some watercollectors to catch the rain. Since rain is distilled, we had to get some waterpurifiers with minerals in them in order to make the water drinkable. Because most food is rotten, these watercollectors are our only hope for the future. Food? Yes. We are not only drinking the water. We got some plants in the garden. Potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, apples, raspberries, strawberries and radishes. But I'm still searching and storing canned food because I don't think Momo is going to become vegan. Winter will be a hard time too. Recently, I stole a van and a HOG, which made everything easier. My stronghold is in a small village near Vienna. There was nothing around, which I haven't searched before. Now, I am able to search big parts of Vienna. When I am moving into Vienna a little more, I am able to see some strongholds of someone else. I hope he is friendly. Maybe we could become friends? But now I have to finish this letter because I am going to scavenge some materials, which are necessary to build some fortifications for our stronghold. The zeds are getting more and more aggressive. I will put this message into a bottle and throw it into the Danube, which is a very long river. Please excuse my bad english :)

Cool, that you managed to find this message. You have to be a survival expert. If you are from Austria too, join up with me, I'm sure that I'm still alive. If you are not, kill at least some of those undead a**holes. Good luck, Survivor!
                                                                                                             Yours, Grabunhold, the king of Vienna.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: LookADistraction on July 18, 2014, 09:14:36 PM
Been out about two days now, found a motorcycle gang that wasn't too friendly, got a sweet bike though. It looks like a tornado went through the town which is weird because growing up they would go all around my town and people said its because the town is built on an Indian burial ground, and it is. I went inside a theater hoping to find food yesterday but I found something much better, almost a full set of riot gear an M60 (some ammo) and an entire box full of grenades, 23 in all. I geared up gathered weapons and spent the next several hours clearing and scavenging for anything of use. I can't find a blanket for the life of me though. I noticed I'm starting to run low on ammo for most of my guns, if anyone is out there in OK I'm kindof south of OKC, and don't want to fight. My best friend is a bit trigger happy though, and with an M60 so I wouldn't charge up to my strongholds. -Look
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Hojohns on July 20, 2014, 06:03:39 PM
141 days above ground
When it all kicked off and people started eating each other I wasn't a hero I ran to my bunker and stayed there till I ran outta water and food
I had to come above ground or drink my own urine and eat one of my arms so yep I had to come topside
This place was like a ghost town there was nothing goin on at all and I soon found food and water
Problems began when the ghosts turned out to be partial to eating people so yours truly hit the road
I found a van stashed with weapons etc and nobody was nearby so now it's mine it's safer than walking
I've found more survivors as time goes by some were as dangerous as the Zeds so I put em down
Like I said earlier I'm no hero but with an smg in each hand and stacks of ammo I don't need to worry too much anymore
I've also met some good people and now I have a group of 17 survivors helping me through the trials of modern day living
I also found myself a nice motorcycle well I found it after a few people died it's a matter of survival and that's reason enough to kill in order to make life easier plus the van is kinda cramped now
I could do with finding a nice double decker bus really
Maybe I could make my way to London ??
Will let you know if you're still alive to read my news later on sometime
Also that does depend on me still being alive to write it
Ok see ya were coming up to a big city which means more food n ammo but also means more killing
I don't count putting Zeds down as killing anymore I'm doin them a favour cos they ain't gonna be stumbling around with stuff leakin and bits falling off once they're put down
Problem is survivors who want what I got that's when the killing starts
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Jack craft on July 26, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
Today it has been two months I prefer this life better than before I flourish the word is on the walls(survives leaving messages on walls is I'm known as the juggernaut) I guess I could see that but now every one I meet wants to end me then one day I find Dave and he opens my eyes to the fact that there are still good people out there. At first I thought some of my other allies were just brutes looking for food but really there scared people looking for help. Looking and searching I've found a bike and a van and with those I found that there's two other friendly factions out there and some not so friendly ones.
     
                                                                    There will be more notes to come: jack
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on August 02, 2014, 08:52:56 PM
Day 130 Above Ground

My name is Dan, although I used to be called Sledge for being a hard-headed guy. Too bad the only one alive that remembers that is Dave. Good ol' Dave, still playing around with that stupid cricket bat. I guess you can't blame him though, he needs something to keep himself sane, what with the constant assaults, firefights, hordes of Zeds coming in... The usual stuff. Don't worry, we're not alone. We've got... I'd say a dozen other survivors with us trying to make Pennsylvania more than just a bunch of deadheads, museums, and death traps. It ain't much, but we all do what we can to survive these days. We're making friends with the local factions too. There are four other factions just in this small town alone, yet we live in harmony like we used to...

I'm probably getting sidetracked here. Now, where to begin... Well, for one thing, I'm a passive guy as long as I have reason to be passive. But let me tell you, Westmoreland was full of gun toting rednecks before Z-Day, and I've got plenty of scars to prove it. Even got a .50 cal round through me before. But now, nice people are almost impossible to find, and I've got a lot of fresh cuts, wounds, and even bits of shrapnel from explosives to prove it. It's almost like some people don't want the dead to stay dead, like they've lost any passive behavior they may have had before. I went to work the other day, or where I used to work, a place once known as Idlewild, and decided to begin making it into our own little slice of paradise. It's hard to believe that what used to be whack-a-moles and ice cream stands have become pillboxes and strongholds. Speaking of ice cream, I actually found some guy in the old ice cream store at the park, said his name was Tony. Other than Dave, he was the first person I'd seem in almost a year who wasn't a walking corpse and didn't want to kill me.

I'm ashamed to say that I've killed more people than I could count. These people used to be clerks, teachers, lawyers, heck, I even ran into my old dentist, only he was taking pot shots at me from the school (thank God man created Kevlar vests). I take no pride doing this... These people are just doing what they've been forced to do constantly to protect themselves... I try to stay friendly, but I've been almost killed countless times for doing that. Heck, I remember when I tried searching the town's police station, and wouldn't ya know, there was a van there, a real, working van... I tried to introduce myself to the owners... Ever been executed military style? Me neither, but I would've if it hadn't been for that same Kevlar vest... I dropped them all with just one frag grenade... Is this what we've been reduced to? Shooting people who just want to be friendly, then getting blown up for trying to defend yourself?

Well, I guess I'll have to end this entry here, Kelly wants me to go on patrol with Tony. She's a cute one. Nothing is hotter in my book than a woman who can use a sword and shoot a gun. This is to anyone who finds this: Westmoreland is safe, and all friendly faces are welcome... All aggressive visitors... Well, if I survived an execution, you won't even put a scratch on my forehead.

Trying to keep humanity alive,
slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on August 09, 2014, 06:26:12 AM
The apocalypse has been pretty rough, but I've survived. I lead a group of 17 survivors, all of them loyal and willing to help out. Most of them came to me looking for help. I found the others in situations that were as bad as they could be, except for being infected, that is the worst possible thing that can happen now. The situations I've been placed in have pushed me to my limits, half of them involving someone trying to kill me, but I've survived each one, proving myself a capable survivor.

Each day is the same. Wake up, kill some zeds, find supplies, sleep. It gets pretty boring after a while, but doing this makes sure that the amount of zeds in my area are low, and the amount of supplies I have keeps my group alive for another day. I occasionally come across other people, rival survivors who try to kill me for the supplies that I have. Half of the time they don't have anything decent to fight with, but common sense isn't something that most people have anymore. Most survivors are barely getting by each day, so when they see someone who's fully decked out with equipment and supplies, they'll take their chances. I try to get as many people to join me as possible, the fewer people trying to kill me the better, but most people can't be reasoned with anymore. After almost 300 days above ground, I can tell you one thing: If you want to survive, have some allies to cover your back.

More to come:
Bone Breaker
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Aram on August 09, 2014, 06:36:46 AM
I really love these stories and I think it would be awesome if we could find these ingame. Like we can find these notes in places where they are written about and we can collect them in a scrapbook. And if we could leave our own that would be cool too.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on August 09, 2014, 11:31:11 AM
I really love these stories and I think it would be awesome if we could find these ingame. Like we can find these notes in places where they are written about and we can collect them in a scrapbook. And if we could leave our own that would be cool too.
Cool idea aram. Would be great to find in the game.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: thirsha42 on August 10, 2014, 03:21:10 AM
Dec 25, 1 ZE
I wasn't going to bother keeping up with my journaling but I think I am starting to lose my mind. I just met Santa. Freaking Santa! I wouldn't believe it if he hadn't given me two presents. He gave me a puppy and a bicycle. Maybe I just found them and imagined Santa but I'm not so sure. Either way, I'm going to start journaling again when safety permits.

Jan 2, 2 ZE
I named my puppy Beethoven. He is so very well behaved. I have never seen a dog with his temperament. He and I travel around on the bicycle which has been a godsend; or a Santa send. I'm not sure. Beethoven rides in the basket on the bicycle. I am so glad to have company. I was not prepared for this at all. When all of this started I tried to find Dave but when I got to his house the zombies had already gotten in and he was nowhere around. I met a girl when I went home, I didn't feel right pushing her out into the chaos of those first hours. I offered to let her into the bunker but she declined. I can't blame her. Stranger danger and all.

Jan 30, 2 ZE
I have been contemplating that first day. What I did. What everyone else was doing. It was madness. I first got the news at work. I panicked. I was scared. I only had a can of pepper spray, so I decided to break into the gymnasium for something to use as a weapon. I told myself Kate would understand me taking school property given the circumstances. I found a barbell bar. It was awkward but better than nothing. Then I tried for a weapon in the coffee shop down the street. I found a kitchen knife. When I was leaving a car pulled up outside. I hid in the bushes. Two men ran inside past me. I tried to talk to the driver but he attacked me. I killed him. I actually killed a person. Combat is nothing like in the movies. The movies don't tell you about the terror. The other two men came out and they attacked me too. I killed one and the other drove off. Maybe it was fate. One of the men I killed had a gun and four bullets. I'll finish this tomorrow.

Jan 31, 2 ZE
I have decided to change the year designation. I think the apocalypse warrents a new designation. This is as big as Christ or bigger. I decided on ZE for zombie era. I decided it should start last year even though the outbreak started partway through the year. I want to keep the months and seasons the same because it's just easier. I told Beethoven the story of that first day. After killing the two men at the coffee shop I tried to find more ammo. I passed a pawn shop. There was a crowd of people dashing in and out. I ran in to see if I could buy even a few more rounds for the shotgun I stole. It was anarchy in there. I don't know what came over me. I decided to help myself to a gun from the front counter. A man, the owner of the shop I think, confronted me. He pointed a gun at me and I panicked again. I just pointed my gun at him and fired. So much blood. I just grabbed his gun and ran. The 45 auto I grabbed from the case was empty but the carbine I took from the man had 6 bullets left. I came upon an accident and abandoned all semblance of civility. I looted the officers car and took his badge and a crowbar and a revolver. A group of men approached. They were scared. I could have avoided a confrontation but I was a different person. I just attacked. I killed them and looted their bodies too. Then I headed home. I passed a police station. I don't know where the idea came from but I pretended to be an officer and the police gave me another gun, a few rounds and a bullet proof vest. I'll finish this another time. Beethoven is getting fussy. He wants dinner.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: thirsha42 on August 10, 2014, 03:48:42 AM
Feb 1, 2 ZE
After the police station, I headed to Dave's. I don't know what happened to him. They were in his house. I went home. That old lady across the street was hysterical. The national guard arrested her and took her away. I was listening to the radio and heard about a place that had ammo. I went to see about getting some. Long story short, I killed the owner of the place and robbed him blind. I am still coming to grips with what I did that first day. I killed nearly a dozen people. Not infected corpses but real people. Things have been really difficult since all this started. I spent 6 months alone in my bunker. I definitely had cabin fever. I was surprised. There was plenty of food and water left when I left the bunker. I guess the plague swept over the world before people could even try to survive. I am really fortunate. I have decided that Beethoven and I will head to the California coast to see if we can find more people.

Mar 11, 2 ZE
Getting out of the city took a whole month. There were so many zombies. But I found Dave! He was out by an old school bus. He went to the school looking for me and left. I cannot express how happy I am to have someone to talk to. Dave likes my plan to head west.

Mar 18, 2 ZE
We made it to San Diego. Things look worse here than they did in Phoenix. First we ran into a town of sorts at the convention center. Before we got in we were attacked. I was knocked out in the fight. I woke up on a train. An armed man tried to kill me but I got away. Then I met, Kaori, who got me into the town. She and I had to participate in an arena fight to the death and we met Thaddeus. The three of us went to rescue Kaori's sister. Apparently the zombies had gotten in and been trapped in the main convention area. There were thousands. When we finally found Kaori's sister she was dead. I won't go into the details of the whole thing but we had to kill a group of nerds and then the zombies flooded after us. The three of us left that aweful place. When we left we ran into Dave and Beethoven. The five of us started to head north. On our way out of the city we ran into Tony and Keegan. The six of us are heading to San Fransisco. Hopefully that city fared better than San Diego.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: thirsha42 on August 10, 2014, 04:36:22 AM
May 26, 2 ZE
We made it to San Fransisco. We have been taking whatever cars we could find that run on diesel and that has gotten us this far. Along the way we found a downed Cessna, that girl I met at my house, an infected man, an infected woman, and I swear it was Bill Cosby. He was one of them but I swear it was him. We met a woman before we got into the city. She said her prison base had been overrun. We went to help but were only able to save one woman. When we went back to see what we could do for the survivors we found some of her friends had escaped. We hatched a plan to wipe them out. We snuck into their base and took out a couple of guards before things went to hell. Somehow we managed to survive. These people are sick. They were trying to weaponize this plague. Who knows how many innocent people they killed. We found a tunnel. This was clearly a forward base. We will be seeing more of them eventually but not soon I think. We went into the city to look for survivors. So far we have only met a zenophobic group in a mall. Things are destroyed here. We found an intact corporate jet and Keegan told us he was an airforce pilot before he joined the police. We decided to head to the east coast. If any where will be safe, DC will be. We took the jet to Dallas to refuel. The jet had some kind of problem. Keegan is trying to fix it. I don't have high Hopes. Keegan, Tony and Beethoven are going to stay with the plane while the rest of us look for survivors and supplies.

May 29, 2 ZE
We ran into a biker gang today. Who knows how they managed to survive. Their leader was delusional. It became obvious to us real quick and we killed the six of them before they could kill or rob us. We took their supplies and a motorcycle. When we got back to the plane Tony was really happy. He says the bike is some kind of super classic bike, priceless, rare and on and on. Keegan said he managed to fix the plane but that we couldn't take the motorcycle because it wouldn't fit. Tony wouldn't let it go so finally we took the bike apart and put it on the plane. Keegan and jackie were not happy about this. They get along well enough, at least neither of them really likes tony all that much. Kaori seems to like everyone and Thaddeus is pleasant enough but I am getting kind of tired of him. He is really clingy. Tony and Dave have really hit it off. Dave likes motorbikes too and this seems to be good for the two of them. Christina is a loose cannon. She snaps constantly. She apologizes later but it is really getting on my nerves. Tomorrow we fly to Washington.

Jun 22, 2 ZE
When we flew over DC the entire airport was overrun with those things. We decided to head for New York instead. When we landed we set up a base of operations in the airport. We have been here for a few weeks and found one friendly survivor, Kelly. She looks like a master swordsman with her sword. I'm really glad to have her on board.

Jul 15, 2 ZE
We met another survivor today. His name is Geno. He looks and acts like he was a gangster or maybe just a wannabe but he seems sincere enough. I have been training Beethoven to be a guard dog. He is getting really good at it.

Aug 8, 2 ZE
Another survivor found us today. Her name is Kim. She saw us fly in and wants to work with us but I get the sense that she is still primarily concerned with herself and not the group. We have been improving the security of this base. Keegan and Kelly have been building traps. Dave, Kim and Christina have been making defensive barriers and positions and Tony, Geno, Jackie and I have been making tools and weapons for the group. Kaori and Thaddeus have volunteered to take watch duty so the rest of us can utilize our skills for these jobs. We found a welding torch and a van today. It is in perfect condition and runs on diesel. We have been using the oil from fast food restaurants to create bio diesel to keep it running. I hope that our luck holds. Tomorrow we start exploring Manhattan and Ellis islands.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on August 10, 2014, 07:24:40 AM
Comic Con

A place where only the strongest survive. You've all heard the infamous tales of this place. After the outbreak, the place was fortified and is one of the few places that still has a somewhat large population of living people. They aren't very welcoming to new people though. I've watched people get shot just by talking to the guards outside. Unless you have a pass, you won't get in. If you do make it in, you'll have a pretty hard time. The city used to have a large population of zeds, but after a few of us arrived in the city, they were all but wiped out. The only ones you'll find left are in the arena. Don't take my word on this though, as Comic Con is bound to attract more.

Comic Con may be a place that most people don't want to go, but for those who choose to go there listen closely. Comic Con is filled with some of the best weapons you'll ever find, the same goes for the survivors. The people that come from Comic Con are some of the best fighters I've ever seen, able to kill hordes with no problem at all. You want proof? 3 of my group members are from Comic Con, and they've proven themselves to be some of the best fighters I know time and time again.

Now if this place intrigues you now, you'd better think it over a bit more, because Comic Con is not a place for your everyday survivor. Only the best ever make it out, and everything comes with a price.

More to come:
Bone Breaker
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on August 10, 2014, 06:17:35 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: LookADistraction on August 30, 2014, 05:57:52 PM
Update: it's been a while since I've written anything, and my situation has gotten a lot better, met another guy, Milton, and got a horse, but haven't decided on a name. All i let Milton and Dave use now is katanas, but they aren't complaining, and they are fantastic with a blade. If it comes down to me fighting i prefer two riot shields, takes a while to kill anything, but I am invincible behind those things. Still have 4 digits of food and water reserved, and I found an assault rifle, a 300 BLK and it is one of the best guns I've seen, still haven't found a reliable source of ammo though. If it comes down to it though, Dave always chooses the M60 and Milton takes the BLK.

- Look

P.S. Anyone else heard of all these places out there, New York, comic con, all the others, thinking of checking it out soon
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Hojohns on August 30, 2014, 09:01:21 PM
Ok said I'd update providing I'm alive so here it is
It's now day errrm well day oh heck I'm not too sure what day it is but it don't matter
So I've come across a few more survivors now and we are just like a big family
Since most of us lost our own I like to think of these people as my new family
There's Jim he's ex military and a real hardass but he's helped by teaching us to take care of our weapons and shoot straight which makes life a lot safer for us all
Jim don't talk too much but I hear he's got a son Jimmy he reckons he will have survived I hear he's in New England and I reckon Jim may decide to strike out on his own soon
He's a good guy but if he wants to leave I can understand hopefully not too soon though
Now Thads kinda like the wierd uncle nobody talks about he's a real killing machine and I see that look in his eyes sometimes after putting Zeds down he doesn't just put em down cos he has to
He enjoys it
We found Keegan recently he could have been a cousin of Thads the way he takes down Zeds but he ain't got that 1000 yard stare like Thad
We've got a few vehicles now the van holds a few of the younger members
Luke insists on driving although I doubt he ever passed his test
Jackie rides the horse we found the other day she loves horses and there's no way she's gonna trust anyone else to take care of him
I personally am real pleased Jackie seems happier since finding him
We found Henry after returning to a site we had searched before the poor guy was terrified and having seen the stuff he saw I can understand why
Kaori found a puppy a few days back it's good to see her smile again it's also pretty entertaining at times watching her teaching him to shake hands or should that be paws
It's funny when I think back to the day I had to leave the bunker I was so lonely and scared all the time but now there's 23 of us and life is better
Tony drove the car into a ditch a couple days back and damn that was funny we just ribbed him mercilessly especially as we found out he was a driving instructor before the world went to hell
We picked up some chatter on the radio but it's not real clear from the odd transmission I hear I'm thinking there are many more survivors out there
Well that's it for now I have heard rumours bout submarines and ships collecting survivors but I don't really buy that
I reckon if people survived on a ship the last thing they're gonna want is more mouths to feed
That's all for now
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Heisenberg on September 05, 2014, 05:23:32 AM
Day 510,

Me and Dave have been at this almost 2 years.  Spent the last 6 months surviving major depression.  Wondering if there was anything out there.  I've found renewed vigor after realizing a lot more has changed in the last 2 years than I had originally thought.  We found a train that was still running, and for a fee would take survivors to San Diego.  Wow.  A whole different world out there.  Brought back enough plunder with me that Dave practically $hit his pants.  He kept the water collectors going and held down the fort in my absence.  You can see from the image that I am battle-scarred, but we have found new purpose in life and realize that we need to be prepared.  We will begin taking over our town.  Cleaning out the zombies.  Boarding up the buildings.  Preparing.  Preparing for other survivors.  Friend or foe.   There are others.  And they are reshaping the world.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Heisenberg on September 06, 2014, 01:29:33 PM
Day 511.

Dave and I have been cleaning out our town.  Found a military base.  Turns out the last defense in our part of the state was held in our town.  Pretty grim holdout by all the evidence we found.  Lotsa good scavenge though. 

We also came across Tony and Keegan.  They said they left San Diego on a train not long after I had returned.  They got off in Louisville and somehow rambled into our neck of the woods.  Keegan says that San Diego has gotten pretty rough, with rival survivors duking it out block by block for survival.  Glad to have their help as we prepare for what lies ahead.   
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: pinoy_bro on September 07, 2014, 10:39:01 PM
Ok i dont knw wat 2 do here but 121 days so far found Dave on my 30th day lvl 4 nd helped him kill his rivals. Day 60 I found Christina and Jackie; Prison Pt. 1 and found Henry Prison Pt. 3 nd btw those ppl in the Exodus Prison arent very well armored lol. Day 70 I found Keegan at Comic Con surrounded by zombies (of course). After tht i found Tony in an Ice Cream Shop with a Dog lol i randomly looted some place. Day 80 i found Geno, pretty hard 2 find him cause his appearance near or in a Rival's Stronghold is very rare. After tht day i found Tyler idk who he was i think he was Geno's brother or cousin but i took him in 4 some protection nd when i found him he was in one of my stronghold's waiting 4 me. Anyway in total i have 10 Companions i only listed nine becuz i 4got bout the dog from the "Hideaway" ENCOUNTER pretty hard the first time i tried tht encounter
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: spiKe trap on September 08, 2014, 04:33:35 PM
 8/7/14

It's been a whole since I've written. Been upgrading the defences of the fort and I have to say. They are pretty damn good I must say. Last time I wrote I think we had the whole town locked down. Let me tell you, that was a bad idea. I have since become a pretty good leader sort of person. I have since found Dave and rescued other members of the community before everything went down. I have also regained connections with some old friends and cashed in some old favours for some plane trips to some American cities. I found a few survivors, a dog and even two motorcycles. A Harley and a really fast road bike. Sadly not all the survivors stayed like that...
I got into a fight with TWO biker gangs (not at the same time). One even had a dog they were mistreating so I fed him and took him along with me along with the road bike. The other group wanted to kill me if I didn't know where some booze was so I lied about a place saying it had heaps and while most were away I took out their boss and took their supplies. I feel bad about it but they were going to most likely trap me and gas me or blow me up and I didn't want to be responsible for my group's death. I could only bring one bike though which was a shame. I happened to come across an ex cop and saved him from a horde. He is one of my most trusted companions along with Vic who was seeking refuge in our community. Kaori and Thaddeus helped me survive what used to be the comic con. Those four never leave my side and they are perfectly fine with that. I've met a lot of other groups since then that haven't met nice endings. I encountered a woman on a horse who asked for help clearing her camp out. I went with her and found that everyone either was killed or ran away. We met up with another woman in there who was about to get eaten. We came back a while later and found a group of people who ran away that came back and were living in the prizon. We found that there was ANOTHER group harassing them so we went there and attacked them by slipping in where a tree was overhanging the border. They were doing very, very sick experiments with concentrated zombie virus. I found a man strapped to a bed who was near death. I have him in my community now and I think he is brushing the horses at the moment. He loves caring for the animals. I think it's just because it's so calm and they don't do anything bad to you or try to kill you. We have made the community smaller to the school and surrounding houses. We are completely self sustained here and are friendly but cautious to outsiders until I know we can trust them. I have encountered an old friend at times but he prefers to stay a lone wolf. He visits from time to time to stay a few days and help with anything he can. I'm starting to think he is contemplating moving into the community. He is always welcome and I hope he joins. I will go now because I'm about to go on a long trip to Queensland to help one of my friends with a little problem with some unfriendly neighbours. I will be writing when I have the time next. I have a feeling this will be a long campaign. Survivor r3trac, out
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on September 26, 2014, 01:15:34 PM
Day 185 Above Ground

Well, things hit the fan again. A new group came through the town again, started attacking us. I thought it wouldn't be that bad, seeing that there were maybe two or three people total, until I saw one of them pull out an M60 and the other two pulling grenade pins. Needless to say, they took Idlewild, and now the ridge is cut off. These guys were prepared for a while, but it looks like they didn't account for noise. The highway is impassible, not because of barricades, but because of the massive horde... There had to be at least a thousand walkers there. Needless to say, we ended up holding out in, you guessed it, Giant Eagle.

But let's flashback a few days. A survivor told me that there was something big going on in Portland, Oregon. Apparently, they were giving out grenade launchers, assault weapons, and even working military vehicles as prizes for some arena. Considering how proficient I am with my weapons of choice, I decided to join them.

When we got to Portland, you could immediately notice the arena. The old convention center had been turned into a massive stronghold beyond explanation. We approached the gate and the guys up front asked if we wanted to fight or watch. The man I had been with said he was there to fight and they let him in.I didn't want to mess around with these people, so I told them I wanted to watch. I wish I would have just left. The ringleader, I'll call him that because he looked like one with a pimp cane and a leather jacket, walked up to me and said that I looked like the next champion, but I told him I'd think about it after I'd seen a match with my own eyes.

That man who came with me is now dead. I watched as he tried to hold off seven sprinters with only a knife, as he was told to do by the ringleader. He pulled out a shotgun in desperation. I didn't even blink and he was shot down by the guards. When I asked him what the hell they did that for, he simply told me "We've got rules here, and you'd best follow them if you're competing".

It seemed like a dangerous game, but I couldn't just leave... There were kids trapped in there. Curse my kind heart, I couldn't leave them here. So, I told the ringleader "If I win, those two kids leave with me". He didn't argue at all, rather he looked overjoyed to see someone alone who still had fire in their eyes. He told me the first two rounds would be melee only. No big deal, I slashed down the Zeds before they even made a mark on my body. I was given two desert eagles and a LOT of ammo for them for my ferocity and skill. After that, I was glad that I'd always carried some spare grenades. Over three hundred walkers, I'd say maybe six runners, all gunned down and fragged. The reward for this was magnificent: a 40mm grenade launcher and ammo. I'd already picked up an excess of the ammo from my execution attempt from so long ago, so I think I had about... I want to say thirty rounds of ammo total, including a few rounds that they left in the launcher and three extras that were given with it. I wasted about fifteen rounds in the last two matches. The grand prize was mine, but it almost cost me my life. I received three first aid kits, an auto shotgun, some ammo, the kids, and a military Humvee! After that ordeal, I'd almost forgotten about the horde of Zeds in Ligonier, but with our new toys, they won't be for long.

The two kids aren't the best survivors, which is probably why they were given as prizes for losing in the arena. They listen though, and respect us for freeing them from that maniac. Man, I wish someone was filming me when I stepped off of the train home, because I bet I looked like such a badass. A grenade launcher slung over my shoulder, two desert eagles holstered at my waist, my gators in my hands, and two kids in a military Humvee behind me. I'm glad one of them knew how to drive, otherwise I would've been the one driving, and I just wanted to bask in the glory for a while. We're planning on getting someone to mount that M60 to a swivel on the Humvee, hell on wheels.

Well, I suppose this is where I'll sign off. To all survivors, I'm sorry, but Ligonier is not safe anymore. We can't guarantee anyone's safety. We'll try to do what we can, but I don't even know if we CAN get things back to normal.

Keeping Humanity Alive and Well,
slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: iGame4life on September 26, 2014, 03:40:11 PM
Before the whole world was infected, I found a massive amount of military supplies and ammo but I had to grab the best and run out before the place was over run. The bunker wasn't to bad but it didn't keep me from going insane. When I went out, my life changed. I found an abandoned house in the country. It was good so I made it my safe house. When I found some gear, I started looking for survivors and found around 8-10. They are not bad nor good but they all know how to use a gun. When I went to comic con, that's when I was jumped by some low-level cartel thugs. I was zip tied, placed on a train. I escaped with my bare life and found a girl name kaori. She helped me get into the 2 towers and get some better equipment. I went to the arena with no choice but to fight to get good equipment. I fought until the champion if the arena came out. I killed all his buddies but spared him and he has decided to fight for my life! Anyway after that kaori needed help to get her sister back. So I helped but when we got to the place kaori's sister was suppose to be, she was dead. We ran out of the 2 towers but that's when I had to use my grenades I got from the arena to get passed a horde. I barely made it out with mine, kaori's and the champion of the arena. Know I have 2 survivors who run across the trees with me. I found lots of gear and survivors and I even found a horse and a car! I found a train station near my strong hold but it was to far to walk so I had to take the car. Now, I own a stronghold.

A few days later I found girl. Her name was Jackie. She had a prison that was recently over-run and she needed my help to get it back. I helped her and she explained about survivors who needed my help but only found one that wasn't dead or un-dead. Jackie was bit during a fight and I let her go outside to see of anyone was there, there was no-one. Her last sights where the outside of a prison. The girl I found was named Christina. I went back to the prison a second time. I was with Christina and a couple of others when I returned. What happened was I found a couple of others who where happy at the prison but they didn't like me. But Christina "pretended" to be Jackie and they suddenly liked me. I was now a friend. We where all having a chat when someone rushed in yelling "The fence is being pushed down by WALKERS!" I came to help and the survivors I had shot through the fence and they suddenly realised that I was perfect for a mission. There was a horse back rider staring at my camp for 45 mins now. I checked it out and it was one of the men from the prison. They where about to begin there assault on the goveners camp. We did and took out all of the guards. I met back up With the same guy and he gave me a pile of guns. I searched around the camp and found a gun that I haven't even used yet. I don't know what bullets it shoots but I don't even want to shoot it until I really need it.

A couple of days passed when I saw a downed Cessna. I checked it out and found a survivor named Sally and another named Armo. I had to many assault rifles so I gave them some assault rifles and have the rest assault rifles. They where really nice and now we are all living among the trees waiting for someone else to join.

I have lots more to share but I now have to go. A horde is heading my way!
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: 3Pugs on September 26, 2014, 06:47:02 PM
Great keep it up. ;D
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on September 27, 2014, 12:34:06 AM
Day Unknown:
Today I found a very little amount of rations for me and my group. We still think that we will all die. Me and my group suddenly realised that a person was approaching from the woods. One of us went on the roof and spoke through a speaker, That's far enough! Drop your weapons and we'll let you in. He reasonably complied and one of us came out and spoke to him. He came in with no one else. I, as the groups leader asked if he wanted to help on an attack on a rival base. He agreed and I told him the plan. He agreed to give us sniper cover.

1 hour later...

I told the guy we met that we are ready to go. We went in a truck and I told him to look down and tell them what he sees. He says what he sees. Suddenly, after about 10 mins the radio crackles to life and one of my men says weapons free. The guy starts shooting. But then the radio crackles again. Your buddies are dead and you're next! I try to start the truck with tears running down my eyes and the guy we found shoots someone who rushing up the hill. The truck shouldn't start and I ran of back to the stronghold. I grab everything I can, release the horses except for mine, back into the wild. Suddenly, multiple car sounds arrive and I run with the supplies and the horse out into the wilderness not looking back at the burning building.  :'(

This was a hard life but I had to get used to it and I did. Now me and only a couple live in the wilderness alone.
This is not something you should live through. If you find a burnt down building called Denny's, then take the supplies I left there.
I am now a Ghost survivor
Please, if anyone reads this
Try and find me.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on September 27, 2014, 02:19:46 PM
Day Unknown:
After the attack on the rival stronghold, I got a grip of myself. I realised that, this was the world and I had to get used to it. I knew I had to go to comic con. That's when I was jumped...
I woke up and started to feel around. I felt bags of un-cooked meat. I stood up but a man yelled for me to get back down. That's when I knew I was in trouble. I shook of the blindfold and the sniper approaches me and uses his rifles stock to knock me to the ground. I knew that I had to find a way to escape. I noticed he was talking on his radio. That's when I made my run for a nearby station. I hid underneath a table. That's when the man rushed in looking for me but the Zeds found him first. I knew I had to book it. As soon as I got out of the station, I found a medkit and used it to cut of the zip ties. That's when I saw 2 towers. I quickly rushed into a bus full of dead bodies and hid. That's when I heard chatter. I looked up to see 2 people talking to a guard. The guard asked for a badge. After about a 3 seconds pause, they open fired. Shredding them to bits. I heard footsteps running along the ground. I waited until someone came behind me and slammed me to the ground! I said that I surrender and that the mysterious figure can take anything they want! But that's the figure spoke these words: don't worry! I'm not going to hurt you. My names Kaori and I could use a little help. I asked if she could help me get into the 2 towers and she replied that I needed a badge to enter

I began to follow her and she them suddenly jump down to the ground. I did to and I looked at her and asked what's the matter? She said that a boy appeared in con town slicing up people for there badges. The boy left and I followed kaori. She said that I could go to the arena for better equipment. So I did.

The arena smelled like death and death followed me waiting for me to die but I didn't. The opponents where actually quite easy until the last few. There stood the champion of the arena shooting at me. I nearly killed him but I didn't and he said he will join my crew snd protect me. Kaori suddenly said that we need to get to the 2 towers. I followed her but she stopped and asked if I wanted to go and help with something, I said I did and he asked her what she needed. She explained that her sister is somewhere up there and she needed help. I help her get to the top and when we did, she opened a door and we sneaked in. We heard a voice reply, h-hello? I-is anyone t-there? I replied yes and one of the unfit people said A-are Y-you here to s-save us? I said no and they suddenly picked up there rifles and prepared for a fight. I and kaori, killed them easy and we went into a room where we found the 'boss' of the whole club that was here. Kaori and him where talking when Kaori got angry. She stabbed her sai through the middle of the guys eyes and didn't say a word.

She talked to me about her sister and then she said it was time to go. We went out of the room to be greater by a horde. Us 2 Versus Comic-Con. We killed them of when out of nowhere, kaori twisted her ankle. Of course I saved her but I had to chuck down my weapons. We ran out of the comic con where the boy we saw before asked, B-Badge? I gave it to him and he said Happy Comic Con.

I would love to share more
But I have a horde heading
My way. After I defeat it I might
right another experience of what happened.
Stay frosty, and stay alive
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on September 28, 2014, 01:48:17 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Where is the safe zone? I got a couple of men who could help you in your quest. Me and my men know how to survive. By jumping tree to tree and using stealth and shadows to our advantage. If you needed, we could help on anything! Just ask!
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on September 28, 2014, 01:53:55 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Where is the safe zone? I got a couple of men who could help you in your quest. Me and my men know how to survive. By jumping tree to tree and using stealth and shadows to our advantage. If you needed, we could help on anything! Just ask!

Ligonier and the safe zone has practically fallen apart. Brooke's location is unknown, but he's not there. For the time being, avoid Ligonier, I'm trying to get things back in order there. Appreciate the offer though.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on September 28, 2014, 02:53:57 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Where is the safe zone? I got a couple of men who could help you in your quest. Me and my men know how to survive. By jumping tree to tree and using stealth and shadows to our advantage. If you needed, we could help on anything! Just ask!

Ligonier and the safe zone has practically fallen apart. Brooke's location is unknown, but he's not there. For the time being, avoid Ligonier, I'm trying to get things back in order there. Appreciate the offer though.
In the safe zone, did you have a kid named Amor? He is my Younger brother and I have been trying to find him for ages
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on September 28, 2014, 02:57:49 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Where is the safe zone? I got a couple of men who could help you in your quest. Me and my men know how to survive. By jumping tree to tree and using stealth and shadows to our advantage. If you needed, we could help on anything! Just ask!

Ligonier and the safe zone has practically fallen apart. Brooke's location is unknown, but he's not there. For the time being, avoid Ligonier, I'm trying to get things back in order there. Appreciate the offer though.
In the safe zone, did you have a kid named Amor? He is my Younger brother and I have been trying to find him for ages

I haven't seen anyone named Amor, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on September 30, 2014, 02:14:04 PM
Day 138


Went to my church today to say a few prayers. In this world of endless sins, I thought it might do me some good to ask for safety and forgiveness. I hadn't even said "Amen" before I heard bullets hitting my vest. Another survivor, nothing unusual, except it was a child, maybe ten. He was using the pistol I'd left outside the church, out of respect and reverence. I thought that he saw me as someone trying to hurt him, so he did what he was taught to do: don't let strangers get too close to you. My dog Hunter, being the loyal friend that he is, knocked the kid to the ground. He didn't bite the kid or anything, just kept him from moving. When I got close to him, he begged for mercy, and swore on the bible (funny, there were still bibles intact at the church) that he thought that I was a Zed.

Looking back on it, it might not have been a bad idea to leave him, but... I just couldn't. He was almost skinnier than your average crawler, using a borrowed weapon with only one bullet (I really should have taken out that one in the chamber), and hiding in a half destroyed church... I've killed a lot of people, but I won't kill a child. You should have seen how relieved he looked when he heard that. His name is Tyler, and he was trying to escape the fighting going on in Ligonier. I can't blame him; Lig is the reason that Westmoreland isn't safe anymore. This guy, goes by the name of Brook, he's taken over. He owns everything in LIgonier, save for our stronghold at the general store. That store, Kelly, Dave, and about 15 layers of concrete, explosives, and razor wire are the only things keeping him from breaching the safe zone. Tyler says that this guy tried to kill him, so he ran to his old neighborhood to try to get away. I don't know whether he was lying or not, but at that point, those gunshots and his screams had made a lot of noise, and I know I don't have to explain why we didn't have much time to talk there...

Like I said, we welcome all friendly survivors to our safezone, but this Brook guy was NOT friendly, and he has an army at his disposal. Ligonier is like Alcatraz right now, anyone trying to enter or exit Lig is shot on sight, razor wire, watch towers, and layers of concrete surrounding it, and the only way out of town is across the river on our bridge. It's been a war zone for a week now, and he's already killed two of my men, and do you know what he did to them when they turned? He put them on leashes, uses them like guard dogs, only he doesn't need to feed them. He's been trying to have me join him and dominate the other factions in the area. I told him that I'd die before I let him harm anyone in the valley. We've got women, children, all kinds of people here. We won't give up our freedom that easily.

We're planning on meeting with the local factions soon to figure out how to deal with him. I say that we just blow the bridge connecting Lig to the main road, strand them on that prison, and barricade the town from our side of the river, but I don't have enough men for that job. Either they help me, or we all die.

Well, I suppose I oughta end the entry here, pencil's almost out of lead. We'll have Tyler keep an eye out for more while he's scavenging with Tony tomorrow. He's a good kid, and a brave fighter. Hopefully he doesn't turn into one of those guard dogs, or worse, an average survivor, the ones who shoot first and ask questions later.

To anyone who reads this, know that the valley is still safe, and if you're willing to help us fight, you're welcome to stay with us.

May mankind one day rise again from this abyss,

Sledge Hammer
Where is the safe zone? I got a couple of men who could help you in your quest. Me and my men know how to survive. By jumping tree to tree and using stealth and shadows to our advantage. If you needed, we could help on anything! Just ask!

Ligonier and the safe zone has practically fallen apart. Brooke's location is unknown, but he's not there. For the time being, avoid Ligonier, I'm trying to get things back in order there. Appreciate the offer though.
In the safe zone, did you have a kid named Amor? He is my Younger brother and I have been trying to find him for ages

I haven't seen anyone named Amor, I'm sorry.
:(
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on October 04, 2014, 10:59:24 AM
Day X,

Seems as though I've lost track of the days it's been since I left the bunker. Things have been going rather slow these past few days... Mainly because of mourning. Those kids went missing a few days ago, we're not sure where they went, but with the way things are around here, it's one of two options:

A: They're safe and sound in some cabin in the woods, and they're just waiting for the horde of walkers to pass so they can return to the Eagles (that's what we're calling ourselves now, since our home base is giant eagle now).

B: They're one of the walkers right outside our doors.

We don't need to worry about food or water anymore, and safety isn't any issue either. We've got our collectors and crop seeds back, and as soon as the greenhouse goes up, we're thinking about locking down the fort and just waiting out the rest of the apocalypse. There are 30 feet of concrete walls, more booby traps than I can count, although there IS a path for our survivors that is being monitored by our watchdogs, and now that we've got these toys from Portland, we're able to protect ourselves again. We're down to 21 survivors, including Abby and Hayden, and we're finally able to sustain ourselves... I tried to help the people of Westmoreland, but there's nothing more I can do for them. I'm tired of constant civil war, tired of having to kill these people who used to be my friends and family, tired of having to strain everyone every time we get a new survivor at our door. We've got food, water, indoor plumbing, the security of Fort Knox, and even electricity and entertainment. I almost forgot that Dave played guitar, and we've got quite a few banjos that'll work just as well. I even found some iPads from the high school, still working, and each has a charger and a few apps. The wifi is screwed, so we'll just have to do with flappy bird, flow plus, minecraft, and some game called "Z-Day Survival Simulator". Funny, these games used to hae no purpose, and now we're using them to keep from going stir crazy. We found a few books in Portland too, everything from the odyssey to academic textbooks (the kids here are gonna hate that they're going back to school in the bunker, but they need to know some of this stuff), to manuals on security, wiring, and a few other things.

This is possibly going to be my last note, but who knows, it might not be. To anyone who finds this, pass it on to somewhere else, let people know that we have taken shelter, and nothing short of a nuclear attack will force us out. The Eagles have the means to fight another world war, and we ask that you avoid Ligonier. We've gone through enough stress and scarring to last a hundred lifetimes, and we'd prefer it if the world now would allow us to "retire" from the apocalypse.

Rick, if you're still alive, please, stay safe, know that your little brother is now the leader of the only surviving faction in Ligonier. Find me when this whole zombie apocalypse is over.

Saved humanity, taking a little nap,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 05, 2014, 04:50:26 AM
Day Unkown:
Even though the fort I captured is safe, I still feel as if I'm being watched. I then realised that I was being watched! There was a lone survivor out In the distance. The figure quickly ran of. I told my friends to stay here whilst I check it out. I followed where the figure went and then lost it. But then I heard a voice saying to turn, around slowly. I did and realised it was the girl who was in my house the day I locked up the bunker. I asked her why she has a crossbow aimed at my face and she said that it was for 'protection' reasons. We talked and then the question popped up and I asked if she wanted to join my group. She declined and said that she had friends. She left without another word

When I arrived at my bunker, dead bodies lied everywhere. But my survivors but the next door neighbours from Denny's! I realised that it was an attack and was defended successfully. But one of my me where shot. Dave had a shotgun blast to the arm and fainted from the pain. We quickly bandaged the wound and woke Dave up. We told him to take some painkillers and a bit of morphine. He did and he was feeling better. Night was falling and it was time to go to sleep while others took the night watch

I woke up to hear rustling from the supplies room! I quickly grabbed a desert eagle and rushed into the room to see the girl with the crossbow taking our food! I aimed the pistol at her and demanded to know why she was here. She said that she needed food for her friends. I knew that I had over 500 days worth of food and water and have her 50 days worth of food and water. Then I said, if you need anything just ask. She said ok and left back into the wild.

Not sure how long I'm going to survive but for one thing, the safe zone is basically a fort.
i have to go. Running out of ink,
More stories coming soon
Stay frosty, stay alive.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 06, 2014, 04:29:41 AM
I'm actually pretty damn proud of myself. I have 10+ survivors and I own a fort that can succsesfully defend an Attack. The Fort is basically a Fort Knox x5! I better chill here for a while. There was cinema nearby so I decided to check it out. I went in and found 10 days worth of food and water.  I searched the whole place untill there was one room left, a goldclass cinema. I went in a saw a figure stumbling around the front seat. I called out and it turned around and started walking towards me. I shot it and searched the building. I found a gold plated pistol. It was really shiny and I left without another word. I was heading back to my fort when I saw a building I did not see before, i fortified Pharmacy that showed recent survivor activity. I watched it for a while then I saw someone come out. I slowly approached and they saw me approach. They yelled to me and I asked if they where friendly, they said yes and invited me in. The whole group was large.

They said that they had been living here for a while and need a new place, I invited them to my fort and they said yes. Back at the fort, gunshots firing everywhere. I saw Rival survivors that looked familiar. Then I realised it was the H013P gang that moved near our fort. We stayed low near the bushes and shot at them with snipers. We killed them all and went to the fort. The new survivors that we found asked for food, water and a bit of medicine. I asked why the medicine and one of them said that they had a cold. I injected the one with the cold with anti-Biotics. They felt better after 2-3 days. Oh no. Here come more rival survivors. How many rival survivor gangs are there? We shot and shot and shot until the gunfight stopped. They all raised up white flags. I spoke through a megaphone to leave and never come back. They all left with there semi-assault rifles slung behind there shoulders.

When will this virus end?
I don't know
But one thing is for sure
It will end
Someday
Stay frosty, stay alive
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 07, 2014, 01:41:42 AM
Day X,

Seems as though I've lost track of the days it's been since I left the bunker. Things have been going rather slow these past few days... Mainly because of mourning. Those kids went missing a few days ago, we're not sure where they went, but with the way things are around here, it's one of two options:

A: They're safe and sound in some cabin in the woods, and they're just waiting for the horde of walkers to pass so they can return to the Eagles (that's what we're calling ourselves now, since our home base is giant eagle now).

B: They're one of the walkers right outside our doors.

We don't need to worry about food or water anymore, and safety isn't any issue either. We've got our collectors and crop seeds back, and as soon as the greenhouse goes up, we're thinking about locking down the fort and just waiting out the rest of the apocalypse. There are 30 feet of concrete walls, more booby traps than I can count, although there IS a path for our survivors that is being monitored by our watchdogs, and now that we've got these toys from Portland, we're able to protect ourselves again. Weree down to 21 survivors, including Abby and Hayden, and we're finally able to sustain ourselves... I tried to help the people of Westmoreland, but there's nothing more I can do for them. I'm tired of constant civil war, tired of having to kill these people who used to be my friends and family, tired of having to strain everyone every time we get a new survivor at our door. We've got food, water, indoor plumbing, the security of Fort Knox, and even electricity and entertainment. I almost forgot that Dave played guitar, and we've got quite a few banjos that'll work just as well. I even found some iPads from the high school, still working, and each has a charger and a few apps. The wifi is screwed, so we'll just have to do with flappy bird, flow plus, minecraft, and some game called "Z-Day Survival Simulator". Funny, these games used to hae no purpose, and now we're using them to keep from going stir crazy. We found a few books in Portland too, everything from the odyssey to academic textbooks (the kids here are gonna hate that they're going back to school in the bunker, but they need to know some of this stuff), to manuals on security, wiring, and a few other things.

This is possibly going to be my last note, but who knows, it might not be. To anyone who finds this, pass it on to somewhere else, let people know that we have taken shelter, and nothing short of a nuclear attack will force us out. The Eagles have the means to fight another world war, and we ask that you avoid Ligonier. We've gone through enough stress and scarring to last a hundred lifetimes, and we'd prefer it if the world now would allow us to "retire" from the apocalypse.

Rick, if you're still alive, please, stay safe, know that your little brother is now the leader of the only surviving faction in Ligonier. Find me when this whole zombie apocalypse is over.

Saved humanity, taking a little nap,

slejhamR
This stronghold sounds very well protected. The equivalent to a Fort Knox is 87.29 chance! I think you need to try and communicate with other survivors. I have a ham radio and I communicate with people on the AM broadcast 29.09! Can't write much more, rival survivors heading my way
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on October 07, 2014, 02:15:15 AM
If we can find more food to sustain more people, rest assured, you'll hear about it, but for now, we're just looking around the town. It seems like Brooke might be back, I'll have to do something about that. Along with that, it would seem that one of the factions we used to be allied with has set up a position inside what used to be the safe zone just outside of town. We don't want trouble, so we're gonna try negotiating with them.

More to Come, I can tell that much

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on October 09, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
Major cities of the world are now war zones. Factions fight for control over the cities and destroy Zeds and people alike to achieve this. But there are others like myself that use these areas to recruit new people. I'm 26 members strong(counting dogs) and we're ready for any fight that can be thrown at us. If you're thinking about joining the war go ahead, but know this, alliances between different groups have kept the cities from being ruled by one person. So if you're planning to take over the cities, you'll need a lot of men with a lot of firepower.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on October 14, 2014, 05:49:11 PM
Day X

Wow, it seems like a lot has changed since we locked down Giant Eagle. There are new groups popping up all over Ligonier. We're not sure if they're friendly or not, but me being the Good Samaritan that I am, I'll consider them docile until proven otherwise. I know that kind of thinking is usually what gets people killed, but from what we've heard from the scouts, they're not well prepared. Hopefully we'll be able to strike a truce. I'd hate to have an enemy when the snow starts falling. Now that there aren't any snowplows or salting trucks, the whole area is covered with snow. The worst part is that, since the forests don't have anything keeping them under control, the snow stays under the shade until early April. Bottom line: it seems that our retirement is being postponed until everything in town is getting figured out. Meanwhile, I've got Thaddeus and Kaori in Latrobe scavenging for supplies. If these guys turn out to be hostile, I want to be sure that we can last until the snow stops falling before we have to risk going outside.

Anyway, we managed to find one more survivor before we went underground. I knew him from the old days. He's a hell of a shot and he's a stubborn son of a bitch... And he's my older brother. Rick is back, and I can't tell you how happy I was to see him. He was a little surprised that I was the one in charge, not him. The dumbass tried to order Kaori around and she pinned his wrist against the wall with one of her sai. Thank god she's good with those things, she came pretty close to cutting him. Needless to say, he was happy that I had survived, and I was happy for him to be alive too. He's gonna be one of our snipers for a while. He used to be a nerd with Call Of Duty with sniper rifles, but he's as good in real life as he was in the game. Besides, the not other spot was scavenging with Thaddeus and Kaori, and he's not going near that girl for a while.

Things in our bunker are honestly looking good. We've added a few layers of concrete and razor wire, along with having gun ports with shotgun barrels sticking half out 360 degrees of the store; single actions, just shoot, open the chamber, put another shell in, shoot, repeat... Now this old friendly grocery store now looks only slightly less menacing than the gates of hell, and with twice the firepower. Nobody in their right minds would even consider it... But not many people ARE in their right minds anymore, so we may end up actually using those shotguns. We've got snipers, machine gun pillboxes, enough explosives to level a 4 story building, and enough ammo to fight a short world war. We're protected, and I think I may finally be able to say that we're able to bring in new survivors again! To all friendly survivors, Ligonier, for the time being, may be considered safe again. I'd love to see some new friendly faces in the valley. We want to bring back the safety of living in America again, anyone who's willing to help without trying to kill us is welcome.

Bringing back humanity at last,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 14, 2014, 11:45:49 PM
Day X

Wow, it seems like a lot has changed since we locked down Giant Eagle. There are new groups popping up all over Ligonier. We're not sure if they're friendly or not, but me being the Good Samaritan that I am, I'll consider them docile until proven otherwise. I know that kind of thinking is usually what gets people killed, but from what we've heard from the scouts, they're not well prepared. Hopefully we'll be able to strike a truce. I'd hate to have an enemy when the snow starts falling. Now that there aren't any snowplows or salting trucks, the whole area is covered with snow. The worst part is that, since the forests don't have anything keeping them under control, the snow stays under the shade until early April. Bottom line: it seems that our retirement is being postponed until everything in town is getting figured out. Meanwhile, I've got Thaddeus and Kaori in Latrobe scavenging for supplies. If these guys turn out to be hostile, I want to be sure that we can last until the snow stops falling before we have to risk going outside.

Anyway, we managed to find one more survivor before we went underground. I knew him from the old days. He's a hell of a shot and he's a stubborn son of a bitch... And he's my older brother. Rick is back, and I can't tell you how happy I was to see him. He was a little surprised that I was the one in charge, not him. The dumbass tried to order Kaori around and she pinned his wrist against the wall with one of her sai. Thank god she's good with those things, she came pretty close to cutting him. Needless to say, he was happy that I had survived, and I was happy for him to be alive too. He's gonna be one of our snipers for a while. He used to be a nerd with Call Of Duty with sniper rifles, but he's as good in real life as he was in the game. Besides, the not other spot was scavenging with Thaddeus and Kaori, and he's not going near that girl for a while.

Things in our bunker are honestly looking good. We've added a few layers of concrete and razor wire, along with having gun ports with shotgun barrels sticking half out 360 degrees of the store; single actions, just shoot, open the chamber, put another shell in, shoot, repeat... Now this old friendly grocery store now looks only slightly less menacing than the gates of hell, and with twice the firepower. Nobody in their right minds would even consider it... But not many people ARE in their right minds anymore, so we may end up actually using those shotguns. We've got snipers, machine gun pillboxes, enough explosives to level a 4 story building, and enough ammo to fight a short world war. We're protected, and I think I may finally be able to say that we're able to bring in new survivors again! To all friendly survivors, Ligonier, for the time being, may be considered safe again. I'd love to see some new friendly faces in the valley. We want to bring back the safety of living in America again, anyone who's willing to help without trying to kill us is welcome.

Bringing back humanity at last,

slejhamR
Friendly Survivor Factions? Got one here. I have a small survivor groups but they can take out an entire army. You need help, just ask.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 15, 2014, 12:02:51 AM
Day Unknown:
To find a survivor group, it was hard. I met some during the prelude and they where nice. I met a guy named Aiden. He always wears a hoody and a little breathable face mask. He has a phone that still works!! We asked what he had and he said he didn't have any apps but one. It was some form of police radio scanner. I asked if he could turn it on and he did. Immediately the phone cracked, then a voice came through. It said something about A horde heading north using the rail road. The only problem was, we where at the North! This was bad!! I quickly Dtop every single noise. After about 2 minutes, we heard a horde was seen. I told every survivor quietly to hide under anything they could find and be SUPER quiet!

After about 5 minutes, shots starting ringing. I told every survivor to stay where they where and said I'll go check it out. I looked outside and saw Tanks, jeeps and more! We realised that this was the military and they where shooting the horde. Suddenly, the gun fight stops. The zombies are all dead and they ask to be let in. I let them in but say weapons on saftey and placed in our safe room. They reasonably comply and I let them in. I introduce the military to the survivors and show them around. Then, the leader asks if I wanted to follow them to a safe haven, I respectfully decline but ask for supplies and protection. They say they will keep an eye out for us. I bid them goodbye and give them there weapons back.

The Next Day...

Me and the survivors hear a plane outside! We go outside to see a military plane shooting down supply boxes in our direction!! We open them to find multiple guns, ranges of ammo and lots of food and water. We are so happy we send a thank you flare towards to sky to show how happy we are.

Well, that's my writing done for the day!
We have a horde heading our way
And we are getting the military to help
Defeat it.
-Wolf Kid
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 16, 2014, 04:28:25 AM
Major cities of the world are now war zones. Factions fight for control over the cities and destroy Zeds and people alike to achieve this. But there are others like myself that use these areas to recruit new people. I'm 26 members strong(counting dogs) and we're ready for any fight that can be thrown at us. If you're thinking about joining the war go ahead, but know this, alliances between different groups have kept the cities from being ruled by one person. So if you're planning to take over the cities, you'll need a lot of men with a lot of firepower.
I have an alliance that would be happy to join the war on your side. What major city is your alliance based in? Got tons of survivors with military grade weapons. Assault rifles, m60's etc etc
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 16, 2014, 04:51:11 AM
Day Unknown:
Every survivor faction has heard about the city wars. Even the ones who don't 'participate' in them. Me and my survivor group have and we don't want to get involved UNLESS anyone desperately needs our help. The military group that we met up with have been dropping in none stop supplies! It's to crazy and I think one of us has gone nearly insane about the loot! The guy named Adrian I Wrote about is really stuck to his phone. He keeps listening into the police scanner for any new details. I fear that he will go insane after a bit. Anyway, Daves Shotgun blast wound is healing up! But the only problem is that it's wasting our medical supplies and the military have only been sending us food, water, guns, ammo and supplies but no med stuff. I shot out a flare yesterday but still no response. I shot another today and I'm planning to do so in one hour... Oh... Hang on.... They sent a message flare back and it says that they are running low and still looking for stuff.

About 2 hours later night is falling. I set up the guards for the night shift. I set up 2 day guards to protect our engineer/crafter and our doctor/medic. They only protected for abouts an hour before heading back to bed. After abouts 4 hours of sleep, I wake up around 1 AM. I decide to see how the others are going, I look outside and see the guards just watching out into the night sky. I ask how's it going and they reply that no attacked yet. I go to the bedrooms to See one of the survivors not having a blanket!! I was shocked! The survivor was shivering and looked pale. I quickly ran to my room and looked for a spare blanket and found one under my bed. I went back to the survivor bedrooms and placed it over the survivor. The survivor was shivering and was still pale, I realised that the survivor had frostbite! I quickly started a fire and placed the survivor close but not to close. I realised it was Adrian! He was sleeping and the shivering had gone down. The paleness was turning into nice skin coloured texture. I saved a life! I went back to bed and slept till morning.

I am still looking
For med supplies
For Dave and the
Safe haven has turned
Even better.
If you're out there then
Stay Frosty, stay alive!
(Don't litterally stay frosty it's just another way of saying aware)
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on October 18, 2014, 11:25:52 PM
Major cities of the world are now war zones. Factions fight for control over the cities and destroy Zeds and people alike to achieve this. But there are others like myself that use these areas to recruit new people. I'm 26 members strong(counting dogs) and we're ready for any fight that can be thrown at us. If you're thinking about joining the war go ahead, but know this, alliances between different groups have kept the cities from being ruled by one person. So if you're planning to take over the cities, you'll need a lot of men with a lot of firepower.
I have an alliance that would be happy to join the war on your side. What major city is your alliance based in? Got tons of survivors with military grade weapons. Assault rifles, m60's etc etc
I myself personally don't participate in the wars, but I have made strongholds writhing both SD and Portland. If you're looking for someone to fight for  join some of the bigger alliances, they'll fight for you when you need their help. Either way they control most of the cities, so is recommend joining up. But I also recommend staying out of their personal affairs, unless you want to be hit by their rivals.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on October 20, 2014, 12:12:08 PM
Day 1 of Seige

Well, i guess I get what I deserve for saying that town was safe. It all started well enough, everyone was working together to help us all survive, and we even had a few new survivors coming into town. For four days, everything went smoothly. But, as always, that peace hit the fan pretty quickly. I decided to try hitting up San Diego for the weekend, figured it'd be nice to see about some more supplies and ammo. I've gotta say, there were a LOT of close calls, but we managed to find quite a lot that we could use. We wen managed to save a survivor, his name is Keegan, and he's a hell of a shot with a gun. Halfway home, I got a message from Kelly, saying that we needed to get back quickly. We were hurried into the car garage before I even got a good idea about what was going on.

When I got a good view of the town... Well, it wasn't exactly a "good view". There were firefights flaring up all over town. Everyone was trying to take over the whole town, and as it always does, another civil war erupted. That was yesterday. Today, instead of fighting each other, they're devoting all of their resources to taking giant eagle. Those turrets have come in handy, and only two people an hour are able to take a break. Right now, Dave and I are trying to eat, but we don't have an appetite after everything that's been happening.

Oh god, another wave is coming. I've got to end the message here. To any survivors, stay away from Ligonier. With all the noise, there will be walkers coming everywhere soon. It'll be a long time until we can leave the bunker.

Keep an eye out or keep shooting,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 21, 2014, 03:08:28 AM
Major cities of the world are now war zones. Factions fight for control over the cities and destroy Zeds and people alike to achieve this. But there are others like myself that use these areas to recruit new people. I'm 26 members strong(counting dogs) and we're ready for any fight that can be thrown at us. If you're thinking about joining the war go ahead, but know this, alliances between different groups have kept the cities from being ruled by one person. So if you're planning to take over the cities, you'll need a lot of men with a lot of firepower.
I have an alliance that would be happy to join the war on your side. What major city is your alliance based in? Got tons of survivors with military grade weapons. Assault rifles, m60's etc etc
I myself personally don't participate in the wars, but I have made strongholds writhing both SD and Portland. If you're looking for someone to fight for  join some of the bigger alliances, they'll fight for you when you need their help. Either way they control most of the cities, so is recommend joining up. But I also recommend staying out of their personal affairs, unless you want to be hit by their rivals.
Ok. Staying out of it is easy it's just that lots of survivors are dying and looks like they could need military grade help. Otherwise, staying out of personal affairs will be pretty easy and to get to Portland I might need a boat or a plane and that'll take a long long long time to repair one or find one.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on October 21, 2014, 11:30:01 PM
Major cities of the world are now war zones. Factions fight for control over the cities and destroy Zeds and people alike to achieve this. But there are others like myself that use these areas to recruit new people. I'm 26 members strong(counting dogs) and we're ready for any fight that can be thrown at us. If you're thinking about joining the war go ahead, but know this, alliances between different groups have kept the cities from being ruled by one person. So if you're planning to take over the cities, you'll need a lot of men with a lot of firepower.
I have an alliance that would be happy to join the war on your side. What major city is your alliance based in? Got tons of survivors with military grade weapons. Assault rifles, m60's etc etc
I myself personally don't participate in the wars, but I have made strongholds writhing both SD and Portland. If you're looking for someone to fight for  join some of the bigger alliances, they'll fight for you when you need their help. Either way they control most of the cities, so is recommend joining up. But I also recommend staying out of their personal affairs, unless you want to be hit by their rivals.
Ok. Staying out of it is easy it's just that lots of survivors are dying and looks like they could need military grade help. Otherwise, staying out of personal affairs will be pretty easy and to get to Portland I might need a boat or a plane and that'll take a long long long time to repair one or find one.
I've recently been taking over new territory within San Diego, and as many have said there are train systems leading to the cities, so that's an alternative of fixing up a wrecked plane or boat. Anyways tensions have been building up between the main alliances that took the city over. Not enough to cause the 2 to go to war, but if things keep going the way they do the city will be in utter chaos in a matter of day, weeks, or months. So if you're looking for a fight, I say again, join up with one of the alliances. You can contact them through palringo.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on October 21, 2014, 11:34:42 PM
Day 1 of Seige

Well, i guess I get what I deserve for saying that town was safe. It all started well enough, everyone was working together to help us all survive, and we even had a few new survivors coming into town. For four days, everything went smoothly. But, as always, that peace hit the fan pretty quickly. I decided to try hitting up San Diego for the weekend, figured it'd be nice to see about some more supplies and ammo. I've gotta say, there were a LOT of close calls, but we managed to find quite a lot that we could use. We wen managed to save a survivor, his name is Keegan, and he's a hell of a shot with a gun. Halfway home, I got a message from Kelly, saying that we needed to get back quickly. We were hurried into the car garage before I even got a good idea about what was going on.

When I got a good view of the town... Well, it wasn't exactly a "good view". There were firefights flaring up all over town. Everyone was trying to take over the whole town, and as it always does, another civil war erupted. That was yesterday. Today, instead of fighting each other, they're devoting all of their resources to taking giant eagle. Those turrets have come in handy, and only two people an hour are able to take a break. Right now, Dave and I are trying to eat, but we don't have an appetite after everything that's been happening.

Oh god, another wave is coming. I've got to end the message here. To any survivors, stay away from Ligonier. With all the noise, there will be walkers coming everywhere soon. It'll be a long time until we can leave the bunker.

Keep an eye out or keep shooting,

slejhamR
If you have a good amount of men with fighting capabilities the hordes won't be a problem, they'll be more of a problem to the attackers. I recommend taking down your rivals first, nothing good can come of a long, continuous siege, well, at least not for the defender.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on October 22, 2014, 02:11:12 AM
It was worse than I thought!!! I was hit by a shotgun blast. It was only the arm but it hurt like hell. The darkness is coming, the light is gone. I wake up to see one of the paramedics healing my arm. I ask what happened and they said I got shot by a shotgun blast. I go out to see every survivor eating. As soon as they see me enter. They all stare at me in suprise! All of them start asking, how did you survive? We thought you were dead meat. I chuckled. Obviously, it was a long conversation before we heard gunshots. The snipers said they can see a flare coming up from the military. It was a distress flare and they needed help. We came to see a medium army attacking the military! All of us and the survivors started firing from behind and took out all of the survivors except one. One of them chucked down there assault rifle and put is hands up begging for mercy. Obviously, I went to see who it was and it was someone new, a kid named Hunter came joined us.

We showed him around and stuff and gave home specific rules to follow. He agreed and stayed with the other survivors. We heard a knock at the big gates and snipers where yelling. Of corse, I came to see what the commotion was and snipers where aiming at a hooded girl with a crossbow. Obviously, I told them who it was and let her in. She said she needed supplies and I have some. She left with a big smile and thank you.

Oh dang, got another rival attacking heading
Can't write much more
Stay frosty, stay alive
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on October 23, 2014, 08:39:34 AM
Day X

Wow, it seems like a lot has changed since we locked down Giant Eagle. There are new groups popping up all over Ligonier. We're not sure if they're friendly or not, but me being the Good Samaritan that I am, I'll consider them docile until proven otherwise. I know that kind of thinking is usually what gets people killed, but from what we've heard from the scouts, they're not well prepared. Hopefully we'll be able to strike a truce. I'd hate to have an enemy when the snow starts falling. Now that there aren't any snowplows or salting trucks, the whole area is covered with snow. The worst part is that, since the forests don't have anything keeping them under control, the snow stays under the shade until early April. Bottom line: it seems that our retirement is being postponed until everything in town is getting figured out. Meanwhile, I've got Thaddeus and Kaori in Latrobe scavenging for supplies. If these guys turn out to be hostile, I want to be sure that we can last until the snow stops falling before we have to risk going outside.

Anyway, we managed to find one more survivor before we went underground. I knew him from the old days. He's a hell of a shot and he's a stubborn son of a bitch... And he's my older brother. Rick is back, and I can't tell you how happy I was to see him. He was a little surprised that I was the one in charge, not him. The dumbass tried to order Kaori around and she pinned his wrist against the wall with one of her sai. Thank god she's good with those things, she came pretty close to cutting him. Needless to say, he was happy that I had survived, and I was happy for him to be alive too. He's gonna be one of our snipers for a while. He used to be a nerd with Call Of Duty with sniper rifles, but he's as good in real life as he was in the game. Besides, the not other spot was scavenging with Thaddeus and Kaori, and he's not going near that girl for a while.

Things in our bunker are honestly looking good. We've added a few layers of concrete and razor wire, along with having gun ports with shotgun barrels sticking half out 360 degrees of the store; single actions, just shoot, open the chamber, put another shell in, shoot, repeat... Now this old friendly grocery store now looks only slightly less menacing than the gates of hell, and with twice the firepower. Nobody in their right minds would even consider it... But not many people ARE in their right minds anymore, so we may end up actually using those shotguns. We've got snipers, machine gun pillboxes, enough explosives to level a 4 story building, and enough ammo to fight a short world war. We're protected, and I think I may finally be able to say that we're able to bring in new survivors again! To all friendly survivors, Ligonier, for the time being, may be considered safe again. I'd love to see some new friendly faces in the valley. We want to bring back the safety of living in America again, anyone who's willing to help without trying to kill us is welcome.

Bringing back humanity at last,

slejhamR
Friendly Survivor Factions? Got one here. I have a small survivor groups but they can take out an entire army. You need help, just ask.
Thank you. This civil war isn't getting much better, but we've been making progress. The other survivors seem to be backing off for the time being, so right now we're trying to prepare for another attack. I'm happy to say that the new toys we've got might help send a message that this is our base. We've got enough fortifications and heavy weaponry to stop a tank, and enough ammo to start a world war. The survivors in town aren't the most prepared or organized, and we have the experience and skill to survive this, whether it's a Seige or a counterattack.

More to come when something exciting happens,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on November 24, 2014, 09:35:35 AM
Day Unknown

I'm writing this from our hidden safe house on the ridge. The Eagle was taken by rival survivors. There was more than a hundred of them, all charging in humvees, Harleys, even horses. We tried to hold them off, and for 5 days, it seemed like we were winning... Then the shelling a started. They set up anything that'll explode on either launchers, trebuchet, you name it. We survived the first night of shelling, and decided to abandon the eagle. We tore down everything we had and escaped through the underground train tracks from the old days. Laced the cave and the building with C4, no sense letting those savages take what we had. We salvaged just about everything, but either way, they needed to believe we were all dead.

It's nice to be back in what used to be the safezone. Too bad it will likely never be that way again. But we can't complain. The old solar panels are still functional, and we've got a three-story, reinforced-with-concrete-walls-and-all-kinds-of-toys home... Oh, as it's got power. The crops have been growing like crazy in the rainy season without people eating from them, and the wildlife is coming back. This is the place you want to be during the apocalypse, and the best part: no lumber mills means that the trees have covered up most of the valley. We're maintaining them enough for the crops, the panels, and for natural light. It's as close to living the good life as we could get in an apocalypse.

Nowadays, we don't even need to scavenge anymore. Why bother eating C-rations when we've got fresh deer meat and natural spring water? Still, it's not all fun and games. We've lost good people because of this civil war, people who died so that we could survive. They didn't die in vain, and we will make sure their stories are told when the madness ends.

Mom always used to say "Dan, don't ever let strangers into our house!" Well, I'm still listening to her rules. These people aren't strangers; they're veterans, survivors, brothers and sisters at arms, and above all, they're family. We all know each other on a personal level, and support each other when we need it. Gabby and Hayden's mother's birthday was today, and we all got together and said a prayer from the bible (the same one that I was using when I got shot at the church), giving thanks to those whom we all met, and prayed for safety and survival. As if in response, we found a new member today coming from the woods. He was being chased by some runners through the woods, which are now making fantastic compost for our apple tree saplings out back. His name is Manton, and he's an electric engineer and a coding expert. He's been able to survive by making electrified fences around where he sleeps, since he's not too good in a knife fight, even with his machete. I've decided to try and help with that, in exchange for some help with coding, wiring, and the electricity in the house. You should have seen the joy on his face when he saw we had power.

Well, I'm afraid I'll have to end the entry here. We're about to change guard shifts, and I'm next in line. To anyone who finds this, know that we're not planning on a counterattack. We've lost good people trying to take back the valley, and I don't plan on losing any more. We'll just stay here on the front porch and blast the hell out of anything that tries to trespass. Looks like I'm turning into a redneck after all.

Good luck to all; may the world as we know it today end soon;



slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: SpiKe on November 30, 2014, 06:33:51 PM
^Done well^Thanks for the good read.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on December 02, 2014, 04:52:59 AM
Thanks, aside from the solar panels and such, that's sadly how my home town is in the game. Those kids give me plenty to write about these days.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: xXDeathsDaughterXx on December 04, 2014, 08:17:35 PM
(You find a tape sitting in a desk along with a tape player. As it might shed some light on what happened to the decapitated girl half inside the closet)

It's been almost a year since I left the bunker. I've been doing well but death, the man I named myself after, constantly tries to claim my soul. I have a group to feed, a horse named Draco, my boyfriend Jacob, My dad, and my uncle. They're all immune to the virus and they've been trying to work on a cure. The cure won't work for the actual walkers out there because we can't develop a serum to construct skin and organs in the exact way they need to be. We can only cure bite victims so I guess that's enough. But death, he talks to me. He scares me and everywhere I look he'll be standing far off in the distance just watching me. He doesn't move or... Anything! He's coming inside. He's coming in! I have to hide. If anyone finds this tape. He'll start looking for you too. I'm so sorry.

(Suddenly you see a man, watching you in the distance.)
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Heisenberg on December 05, 2014, 04:05:46 PM
600 days above ground.  What a trip.  Transformed from mild mannered professional to a cold blooded zombie killer.  Need help?  This forum is great, and thanks to Mongadillo for sponsoring it, but "Freedom Outpost" on Palringo offers interactive chatting.  It's a great addition to what we have here.  And when you drop by, maybe I will show you what I've been cooking lately...
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: SpiKe on December 12, 2014, 07:29:50 PM
I enjoyed reading your storie Jimm, i got a laugh out of it.
Congrts Doc, thats alotta days.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: god on December 14, 2014, 09:43:10 PM
This topic is for players to tell their stories please stay within the realism of the topic to allow it to read smoother.

Cheers,
G
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Aram on December 14, 2014, 10:54:38 PM
FO Alliance member Capt. Jack Harkness here. I just completed another scouting mission of Jim's base, as we prepare to launch our final attack and push them out of here for good. We were originally with that group of Jim's, but they, the guys in charge, they acted like tyrants. They wouldn't listen to what the lower members had to say. They wouldn't allow free speech, they ran the place like a dictatorship. So, we got fed up and left. We gave a speech, and set up the Freedom Outpost. A place where you could speak freely. We showed people the truth, what this original alliance was like. People joined us, new people, and people from the old alliance. We pushed the enemy alliance out of the cities, trying to stop their reign of tyranny. I, in fact, was not one of these people. I actually stayed with the old alliance, I was a high ranking man there, running many operations and actively recruiting. While a few of my over high ranking friends left, I was too blind to see the truth. I wanted to believe, that we were doing the right thing. I didn't want to give up on the old alliance. I poured all my strength into it, trying to keep it alive, trying to incorporate freedom, listen to the lower members. I eventually realized it was a lost cause. The leaders resisted any moves I made. I gave up. I saw the truth, the terrible truth. I left these tyrants, and joined the Freeedom Outpost. They were kind, understanding. Everyone was equal there. Speech was not censored. I could speak freely. While my efforts wasted away at the old alliance, my same efforts here actually helped. I realized I had been with the wrong people all along. Now I do my best to help other people see the same. Many of the people still at the old alliance arent bad people, they just don't see the whole story. Their leaders hide all the info, making them look good. Recently I started doing my own operations, breaking in to their camps and spreading the truth. Hopefully we can get people there to realize what's going on. It's kind of like that place Woodbury, from that old comic the walking dead. It looks nice and safe, but the leader hides the horrible truth. These people see us as the enemy, they don't understand what we have been through. We are not thugs, criminals, or murderers. We are ordinary people, just working together trying to survive. These people are not our enemy, Jim is. We don't want to be mighty and powerful, we just want to survive. But first, I want to finish the job. You might not agree with what we are doing. Innocent people who are in the way may get hurt. But there is nothing we can do to prevent that. Help us finish the tyrants. They know that we have surpassed them. They are afraid, they know we will make them pay for their tyranny. Let's make them pay. Capt. Jack Harkness, AKA Aram, signing off.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: SpiKe on December 18, 2014, 04:58:12 PM
Great story Aram, i look foward to hearing more.
Guess i should write my story as well. Alot has been happening for my character and his friends.

Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: That1Hunter on December 20, 2014, 04:01:45 AM
I guess anyone can write these days! Nice stories everyone!
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Otterpop on December 20, 2014, 01:03:53 PM
At this point, there's no way to know what day it is, or how long it's been. It's all blended together; a fresco of the faces of rivals and friends, on a background of smeared gore. I can vaguely remember a time when I thought everyone could be saved, but the fact is, some have no desire to cooperate. I remember a group before we built the Outpost. There was loyalty at the start, and trust, even friendship. Corruption and the tiny iron fist with which Dear Leader attempted to rule drove so many of us to strike out in search of a place to call our own. No sooner had we began construction than we were assaulted by our old friends. There were battles here and there, skirmishes, but nothing largescale enough to call it a war. All but one seemed to have realized the futility of their efforts to destroy us fairly quickly. There is however, one unstable survivor pilfering a can of beans here and there, and we hear him celebrate his perceived victory every time. He cackles on high, and yells to his nonexistent and/or catatonic allies that they're winning, and that they should join the fight. I fear for the young man. He's eating (we leave him food to make sure), but how long can his ammo reserves last? How many times will he face death for a meal that we'd gladly donate? I believe he's lost his mind. All evidence indicates that he is completely unaware of the reality of his situation. As much of a neusance as he's made himself, I still don't look forward to the day his rotting reanimated corpse comes knocking. His tunnel-vision focus on stealing a few days of food at a time is going to be the death of him one day. I don't believe we can save him.

And now there appears to be a new group. They're small in numbers, but large in testicular fortitude. These new warriors would make for good allies, if they could only see they're engaged in an unwinnable struggle with us. They targeted one of ours to test their mettle, and are finding out that we don't enjoy being attacked. We seem to have gained a reputation as some sort of evil superpower (and our enemies plant ME at the helm, as though I masterminded all of this, as if I am even capeable of controlling those who live at the Outpost. Do they not understand that the concept of a singular leader whose word is law is what we fled when we left them?), but as a whole we don't attack unprovoked. I can think of one person that lives at the Outpost who makes himself the aggressor. He practices a "join or die" mentality, and does NOT like to be ignored. He's a wildcard, and there'd be no way to control him without the situation becoming tense. I for one wouldn't have it any other way. It's not my place to give orders or maintain control. We're all capeable of making our own decisions. It's this supreme belief in ourselves and each other that have led us to prosper so. I say 'join us or don't!' It doesn't make a difference to me. We'll do fine, but there is strength in numbers, and aide (both tangible necessities and invaluable training) to be given for those who seek it. Find us at the Freedom Outpost. We've moved past simply surviving. We thrive. We look to a prosperous future with not hope, but absolute certainty. Join us or don't. It's fine either way, but I implore you not to take part in any attack on the FO. I grow weary of the cloak & dagger. I don't know if this will ever be read, but if anyone gets this far, know that you are strong to have survived this long, even if you're too stupid to apply your strength in a positive manner.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Savages911 on December 20, 2014, 01:26:26 PM
Well written and tells of our daily struggle. Long live FO b
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on December 30, 2014, 10:34:39 AM
December 30th

Decided it's easier to count the days if I just record each entry by the day it's written. Anyway, it's almost 2015, not that it matters anymore. Around these times prior to Z-Day, people would be out celebrating with famy and friends, celebrating another year they've been alive, a start to a new year, to new memories, and to new beginnings. Now, it's nothing but a heartache. Another year we've been living in this hell, another year since we've been forced into this cruel new "kill or be killed" world, and a reminder of the horrors, of the sacrifices made by people you used to know. Regardless, we have children here, and we have to keep somewhat cheerful for them. Some weird things happened about 5 days ago. I'm not gonna go into great detail, but long story short, we've got a sentient turkey, we all got some hot chocolate for "Saving Christmas", and we also set up a base in San Diego. Yeah, things have been interesting.

I'm afraid I'll have to keep this entry short and cut it here. To all survivors out there, know that you aren't alone, and to pat yourself on the back. You've survived long enough to see the next year.

Still breathing, so I guess I'm still alive,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on March 07, 2015, 12:40:02 PM
March 7th, 2015

Wow, it really has been a while since I made a note, hasn't it? I suppose things have been a little busier lately, what with the new survivors coming to town and all. The past few weeks have been both crazy and eventful, what with the RPG and the alliance of Lig.

Let's start at the beginning: It was late January, and we came upon a fairly well fortified farm. The thing was, instead of being shot on sight, the kind lady holding an AK to my head asked if I was willing to trade Harvey for something "Special". When I asked for more details, they brought out an RPG, never fired, and loaded with 10 missiles. They promised they'd take good care of Harvey if I decided to take their offer; needless to say, we took the deal, and Harvey is now living in good health, and we're still waiting to test out our new toy.

Next, we had an incident with one of those crazy people; the ones who like killing so much, they make weapons just for gruesome ways to kill. This guy gave me what he called the "Gatorshot", a double barreled sawed off shotgun with a gator pro blade welded to the end. I got the "privelage" to test out this weapon, and I was impressed. However, something about this guy just didn't seem right. Maybe it was the kindness, maybe the wall of still animated Zed heads, or maybe the fact that he had someone locked under the floorboards, but I killed him. That guy wasn't right in the head, and needed to be put down.

And now for the last exciting piece of news: Lig is now a hotspot for survivors. I counted 10 other small factions in town. At first, we were worried that civil war would arise, as it always does, but not this time. Right now, we're all allied to protect our home from outsiders at all costs. It's an anarchy: no government, but an alliance of survivors on an equal playing field, all fighting to defend our home. This just shows that humanity still has the chance to rise from the ashes of this hell, as strangers become friends willing to fight and die for each other's safety. This is the true beginning of western revival, one small town at a time.

Well, I think I've caught you all up on the happenings, so I'll leave you with this note. To all friendly survivors, we're rebuilding the world, and encourage you to do the same. To hostile survivors, know that you won't get my town, not if me and the other 17 factions in the valley have a say in the matter.

Stay safe and keep your blades sharp,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Tiaximus on March 12, 2015, 09:44:08 PM
An excerpt from what looks like a spiral notebook, the pages hastily torn out and then stapled together before being push-pinned into the board:

"...again.  It's not fun having to come up with new ideas for toilet paper. 

February 12, 2015

It's been a few days after my daughter's birthday.  I still celebrate it, remember her for the cute, vibrant two year old she was.  She'd be four now.  She deserved better.  I thought she deserved better.  They all did, the kids.  Still keeping things together as best as I can, but the words... I saw them again today.  Always the same words, bright red spray paint.  I never see the culprit, but everywhere I go, everywhere I've been, there they are...

February 15th, 2015

Drove eighty, maybe ninety miles east of Vale, today.  Stopped at a few rest stops--nothing new, same old scene.  Found a few pecan patties still wrapped up in plastic.  I thought that was just a Texas thing, but apparently they do that here, too.  I was feeling a little better about myself, all things considered.  I hadn't even seen the words since I left Vale... but even out here, in the middle of nowhere, there they are.  Bright red, all across the side of an old 7-11.  I... don't know, I think I'm losing my cool.  Maybe I'm imagining it.  Maybe it's stress, or sleep deprivation finally strangling the few good cells I haven't cooked with alcohol and junk food.  Meh, I'll keep moving.

February 24th, 2015

My god, I nearly hit a little boy today.  Ran right out in front of the car.  Is it wrong that the first thing I thought was, "This is a trap, you're better off running him over..." ?  Ugh, I missed him and didn't stop.  Went straight through the next town, too, in case they had cars.  Hell, maybe it was just a kid, but not these days.  No one is unarmed, not even a little boy.  But that's not what has my nerves shot today... I mean, I'm nearly to the edge of Louisiana now, by the map.  There's no way I should be seeing this again, but there it is.  In bright red letters.  I don't even know how he wrote it up there, on the side of that building... it's got to be four stories tall, no windows... ugh, I think I'm getting a headache. 

February 27th, 2015

Okay, this is just got to be some kind of joke.  I kicked up a toilet lid and there it was.  In red sharpie.  I'm going nuts.  Just plain fucking nuts.

March 6th, 2015

Oh god, I woke up today, and there it was.  THERE IT WAS.  Right over my HEAD.  The paint was still WET.  I have to hide, find somehere safe.  He's following me, I know it now.  There is no way someone can be in all of those places at once--this is someone's sick idea of a joke.  It HAS to be...  or I really am batshit insane.

March 8th, 2015

HE WROTE IT IN MY JOURNAL.  THIS MAKES NO SENSE"


The rest of the journal devolves into madness.  On the last pages, written over and over in red sharpie, are the same words.

JIM WAS HERE
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Hojohns on April 22, 2015, 03:54:33 AM
An excerpt from what looks like a spiral notebook, the pages hastily torn out and then stapled together before being push-pinned into the board:

"...again.  It's not fun having to come up with new ideas for toilet paper. 

February 12, 2015

It's been a few days after my daughter's birthday.  I still celebrate it, remember her for the cute, vibrant two year old she was.  She'd be four now.  She deserved better.  I thought she deserved better.  They all did, the kids.  Still keeping things together as best as I can, but the words... I saw them again today.  Always the same words, bright red spray paint.  I never see the culprit, but everywhere I go, everywhere I've been, there they are...

February 15th, 2015

Drove eighty, maybe ninety miles east of Vale, today.  Stopped at a few rest stops--nothing new, same old scene.  Found a few pecan patties still wrapped up in plastic.  I thought that was just a Texas thing, but apparently they do that here, too.  I was feeling a little better about myself, all things considered.  I hadn't even seen the words since I left Vale... but even out here, in the middle of nowhere, there they are.  Bright red, all across the side of an old 7-11.  I... don't know, I think I'm losing my cool.  Maybe I'm imagining it.  Maybe it's stress, or sleep deprivation finally strangling the few good cells I haven't cooked with alcohol and junk food.  Meh, I'll keep moving.

February 24th, 2015

My god, I nearly hit a little boy today.  Ran right out in front of the car.  Is it wrong that the first thing I thought was, "This is a trap, you're better off running him over..." ?  Ugh, I missed him and didn't stop.  Went straight through the next town, too, in case they had cars.  Hell, maybe it was just a kid, but not these days.  No one is unarmed, not even a little boy.  But that's not what has my nerves shot today... I mean, I'm nearly to the edge of Louisiana now, by the map.  There's no way I should be seeing this again, but there it is.  In bright red letters.  I don't even know how he wrote it up there, on the side of that building... it's got to be four stories tall, no windows... ugh, I think I'm getting a headache. 

February 27th, 2015

Okay, this is just got to be some kind of joke.  I kicked up a toilet lid and there it was.  In red sharpie.  I'm going nuts.  Just plain fucking nuts.

March 6th, 2015

Oh god, I woke up today, and there it was.  THERE IT WAS.  Right over my HEAD.  The paint was still WET.  I have to hide, find somehere safe.  He's following me, I know it now.  There is no way someone can be in all of those places at once--this is someone's sick idea of a joke.  It HAS to be...  or I really am batshit insane.

March 8th, 2015

HE WROTE IT IN MY JOURNAL.  THIS MAKES NO SENSE"


The rest of the journal devolves into madness.  On the last pages, written over and over in red sharpie, are the same words.

JIM WAS HERE

Ha ha I loved reading this one
Take a cookie and enjoy Tiax you earned it
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on May 19, 2015, 03:27:45 AM
           It's been more than a year since I first left the bunker, and I'm starting to think we may actually survive this. We, my group and myself, have set up an efficient and self sustaining settlement. We've got several strongholds to cover some territory and keep the zeds from overrunning the area, and we are also receiving a steady supply of supplies each day. We've got armed patrols making sure that the perimeters aren't breached, each with one attack dog to alert them of any potential danger. Life here is pretty good compared to those first days of the outbreak.....the utter chaos that plagued the city and its inhabitants.....

          Thankfully, those days are gone, but it doesn't mean that everything is going back to normal, not by a long shot. Even though we've set up a safe zone, we've still got to deal with rival survivors and the hordes. I'd rather not kill another survivor if possible, but if they won't listen to reason I'll do what is necessary. As for the hordes, we occasionally leave the base and take out a horde, but there are just too many zeds. By nightfall another horde has formed, another threat that needs to be dealt with at a later date.

         Our group is pretty stable as it is, the group is cooperative with one another and all of them pull their weight. There are two significant divisions within the group though.  The first being the civilians, the ones who were pretty lucky to have made it this far. Although they've shown me that they can hold their own in combat, it would've been hard to believe that they would ever make it this far, at least without help. Some people have just not adapted to this world, and many of them don't survive. But some do, and they're just stuck living in a world that they don't belong in.

         The second group is made up of survivors, fighters and survivors. These men and women who can survive in a world like this, those who have adapted to a world like this. I've found a lot of these people, and they're incredibly useful when in combat. Many of them are ex-military though, so they have little patience for incompetence. That being said, the two groups work well together. Together we've been able to set up a safe zone for any survivor that chooses to come here, but that doesn't mean we won't be cautious about who's allowed to go in. And if anyone dares to attack this sanctuary, they'd better be ready for a fight.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: FERGUSON on May 20, 2015, 06:49:44 PM
Day one above ground. Claimed a stronghold and stashed ALL of my loot in there. I accidentally pressed "leave unclaimed" after fortifying. EVERYTHING I HAD is gone.... So I ran from place to place building up a mob of biters and duked it out man to (undead) man. Punched uncle zed in the face. Took one with me.

I find it funny that, as a shambler, I still have the mental capacity to keep this journal... Sorry about the blood on the page.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: BladeSanity on May 24, 2015, 11:09:40 PM
Day 46

Well, we had a mother of two come in front of our gates where we fortified a base at my neighborhood. Her name was Petra, and the sight was very much depressing. She and the children looked thin, as if they didn't eat for days. Dave and I quickly rushed to the gate and took them in, while Arthur continued to keep watch. I've always trusted Arthur, since he was my sparring buddy at the local gym before all this went down. We went back inside our living quarters, and got some food and water for Petra and her little ones. For kids so young, I'm surprised they kept it together so well, especially with what's out there. Petra herself seems to be a very tough woman, and straight away offered to take the first night shift for security. I fashioned her with a nice tactical AR-15, which I actually found that day searching a restaurant, whereupon I ran into a group of men that were armed, the supposed leader holding this deadly weapon. I killed the man, with one stroke of my katana. I didn't think, I just did it. He dropped dead after, and my dog went for the next holding an assault rifle. He drops right away, with an open wound in his throat. The last two were dealt with by me, where I quickly beheaded the one holding a handgun and my dog pouncing on the one holding a machete. The thought hit me when I wrote this. Were those people like me? Desperate, hungry,  and struggling? What if those guys had families? To this day, I struggle to find a meaning for all of this, the meaning of surviving, the meaning of living.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: bone_breaker on May 27, 2015, 07:16:49 AM
588 days above ground

We kicked Jim out of our group a couple days ago. He didn't pass the test, which is how we choose who gets in and who doesn't, and surprisingly he's the only one so far who has. We test people to see if they're loyal, work well in the group and respect one another. When he first appeared I already knew his history with Van, so I kept him around and let Victor keep an eye on him, to see if he had changed. As you can probably tell, he hasn't. We tested him by sending him, Van, and Jackie on a "supply run"(Jackie and Van knew about the test).  Jackie led them to an area where we knew a small herd of zeds were. Once they arrived they tried to fight them off. Both Jackie and Van fell to give the impression that they were being overrun and asked for his help. Now this is something I would find is hard for anyone, and if someone would die trying to save one of us, we would let ourselves die instead of bringing the two of us down. This test wasn't to see if he would have helped or not, that didn't matter, what mattered was the way he did it. You can see a lot about a persons character based on this test, it shows what a person is really like when faced under pressure. Jim just looked down at her and looked disgusted, and then ran. We brought Van along because even though she has improved in her melee skills, she's still our weakest fighter, and we needed to see what Jim would do in that scenario since we know he looks at her as incompetent and weak. Van understood our intentions and agreed to go along with it, wanting to know if he had changed. Well, she got her answer. They both got up and fought off the walkers. Thaddeus and Keegan who were on stand by, just in case the test had gone wrong, helped kill the rest. When we got back to base we kicked Jim out, having to use our guns to leave peacefully. Morale in the group was definitely one of the lowest I had seen in a while on that day, but we did find 2 more survivors after that who did join up with us.

I've hired a mercenary that I found at one of the survivor camps, guy named Jones. He had a lot of spare ammo to give and 2 grenades. I also managed to get a pass on the trains to New Orleans, so I decided to bring him along with me. Found one of those Mardi Gras masks on the way into the city. Looked cool enough so I kept it as a souvenir of my time there. While searching through a cemetery for supplies I saw a funeral group moving in carrying a casket. I went up to them and talked to them. Not long after gun fire erupted as another group came in. After the battle ended, the other group, the krewe as they called themselves, were victorious. I followed them to a place where there they began to pray, and then told me to leave, or else. I decided to leave, I try not to fight if I don't have to.

While leaving the city I heard the sound of an accordion being played. I followed it to a run down bar, where a couple of dead zeds had been killed outside of it. I tried to find a back door, instincts you know, and tried to break it down when i found it. That was a mistake, cause I got shot pretty bad. Still hurts now, even after getting fixed up when I got back. The man that just shot me introduced himself, saying his name was Richie. He's quite a friendly guy who still had a happy spirit about him, though that could be due to all the drinks he's had. After apologizing about the door he invited me in for a drink. He poured out some red liquid into two cups, took one, said some words I could not understand, and drank. I was hesitant at first, having had bad experiences in the past in what type of food was being served and where it came from. He seemed displeased about me not drinking, not angry, but saddened. Normally I would have cut and bolted, but while I was on the train I did hear about him from other passengers, heard some pretty good things about him too. And from what I had gathered from his personality, he seemed like an ok guy. So I drank the red liquid, and I have to admit, it was pretty good. He asked if I would consider letting him join up with me, at which I said yes. He grabbed his belongings and we headed out to catch the next train back to the safe house. We got back a day later and Richie has definitely had a good affect on the group, boosting the morale of every member of the group.

We all have good and bad days, and in the future we'll definitely still get some bad days from time to time. But you just have to deal with it and live on, cause this world isn't changing any time soon, and you've just got to appreciate every good day you can get.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: TheSurvivor on May 30, 2015, 04:04:53 PM
Everyone has been getting along lately, Thaddeus and Kaori are impossible to seperate, Keegan takes care of Hayden and gabby like they are his own children, and Dave and Omar are good friends.

This afternoon, I was in cave creek. I was driving down the street in my humvee.i spotted an old biker bar, I decided to check it out and managed to get inside. Five minutes later, bikers are around there and I am forced to start shooting my way out. It was just me and Omar doing border patrol. After we shot everyone, we searched them. I still can't believe one of them was holding onto 9 40mm grenades, and another was holding onto 3. It was an amazing find.

We are getting ready to send a search party out for more survivors, I will post updates every few days.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Shashou on June 03, 2015, 07:09:57 AM
Its been nearly two weeks since I've left the bunker,Thankfully I found one of my friends and we have been able to make a group in our city. The days are long and the lights restless, the first few days I nearly got myself killed;and I thought I was fully prepared for the apocalypse, heh I know how wrong I was now. We have searched basically about 75% of the city, thankfully its a small city so the amount of the rotters is smaller than most, though all the more painful as I see some of the undead that look familiar. Thankfully we have enough munitions to take on the bandits that come to try to pillage our area, its amazing what one Springfield M1A can do to a bunch of bikers, I've named mine "Nanasaki". I've put notes and signs to our location in hope more people will come, my friend just says that it will bring more raiders, but even if it does there will be people who are in need that we can help.Plus having a few more hands with guns in them is  a good thing. I've heard though the radio we have set up that migrations of zombies have been spotted, I hope we have enough traps and weapons to deal with something like that...
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Shashou on June 03, 2015, 05:08:36 PM
Well I guess this will be my second entry. We decited to try to see if that fortress looking building was empty since it looked abandoned; we were wrong, very wrong. Thankfully we got out of there alive, I came back looking like swiss cheese though whatever that rifle was shooting at us it was almost silent an I want one.

*There was another entry on the back of the paper* 
What a haul! we found two amazing weapons today. One is this sniper looking rifle, it looks to be built off a AR15 platform and has a fully integrated suppressor. The second is a Rocket launcher I got for trading a turkey at a farm.I got the turkey after I saved it after a group of people who killed this man, poor guy.  Now I'm sort of hoping a groups of raiders comes in a car so we can test this baby out!
*the entry ends there,you'd look around at the desolate fortifications "I guess it couldn't hurt to read another" you thought to yourself as you turned to the next page of the note book*
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Shashou on June 04, 2015, 08:52:56 PM
*Next page*
Today is a sad day, we lost one of our own. I suggested that we go in to the city too see if we could tap out anymore supplies before we had to go out of town, and a few volunteered, Kaori,Thaddeus, and omar. We decided to go into this theater that caught my eye, no one has gone in there before and it was boarded up. I thought there might be some good supplies thine there so we managed to squeeze through the small opening. The first thing that hit us was the smell; ohh it was god awful, we found out why there were bodies of what looked like military personnel there. After looking through we got a large amount of good military hardware including a M60 Machine gun. After we searched the lobby we went to search in the bathroom, there was quiet a strange sight a dead body holding a hand grenade. I tried to find the pin for it but to no avail so I did the next best thing, I threw it out into one of the hallways and closed the door. After the explosion there was a few seconded of silence then a large roar, we looked out of the door way to our horror, a large hoard of zombies. We tried to gun down as many as we could but there were just too many. We ran to the lobby and tried to escape, but before we could squeeze through they caught up to us. They first came in small waves, probably since all of them were being funneled by the hallway but eventually the numbers started to pile up. As I was reloading one of them grabbed on to Omar, still in shock I fumbled with the magazine of my gun until finally I was able to pull back the bolt. I finally raised my rifle to shoot the zombie but then, my body froze I don't know why either my brain was saying to pull the trigger and kill the rotter but my hand wouldn't move. I watched as he was eaten alive screaming for help after a few more seconded my body finally started to move and I began firing back at the hoard after the next few shots Thaddeus had pulled me from under the boards, we we're safe and ran as far away as we could from that death trap. After we got to the fortress as most of the group called it, though I called it Stalingrad since if we were ever attacked by a hoard like that we probably wouldn't be getting out of that place. I had time to rest and think, what happened out there? I tried to help but I froze up and let Omar die. A few people asked where Omar was and both Kaori and Thaddeus explained, I sat there wondering what happened. If something like that is hiding in the theater, then there're probably are more places like that and we are sitting on a time bomb waiting to explode. Even if that it the case I wont let Omar's death be in vain. We are getting out of this town alive and that is final.
*the entry ends there, thinking back the theater was completely leveled to the ground last you walked past there. With that in mind you turned the next paged continuing to read from the old tattered note book*
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: TheSurvivor on June 07, 2015, 07:16:18 AM
Today went from bad to worse...
It started out fairly normal, everyone was happy, and Thaddeus was showing Haiden how to use an automatic shotgun.  Keagen was hanging out with koari. And jackie, Christina, and gabby were hanging out. We headed to an old prison,we found a man named Henry and took him with us. As we were about to assault a building, Thaddeus' weapon malfunctions, and all of a sudden we are forced to fight our way out. We were being shot at, when Thaddeus gets the "genius" idea to toss a grenade I had on my belt. Super load, it managed to let us escape, but we ended up wasting some ammo, and a grenade, not to mention our new friend Henry had a nasty gunshot wound on his side
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 21, 2015, 08:35:49 PM
It has been 23 days since the White Deer was overrun.I was exhausted after I backed home from Shanghai,so today I just stayed in my sweet safe house.Dave and Mike have gone out to gather supplies,for I was too tired to do it.I took out my photo album.
"What's it?" A curious voice——Van moved to my side.
She got the answer as soon as I turn the cover gently.Yeah,all these are 'bout my mates during my junior.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 21, 2015, 08:53:47 PM
*Next*
First photo is for the whole class and our teachers.I pasted it behind the cover.
Snow,on the first page.Her skinny body is just like the Latin girlies.For me,she's the most good-looking,impressive,charming.Always reaches me,no misunderstanding between us.I believe she'll be my one.Jesus,always keep her away from the undead.
Tina,her best neighbor and friend.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 21, 2015, 09:34:11 PM
Bob,we called him "historian".He reads the articles about zeds very often.Best friend of mine.His head looks like a missle,or something burning(though the hair is black).His latest text showed he's now at the port,with some Navy soldiers.Sightseeing at the Dragon Harbor is pretty good,he said.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Jack craft on June 21, 2015, 10:43:14 PM
It's been a while.

For the first time in over a year I had full nights rest. Over all this time my group has grown pretty large and we're pretty much set survive for the next year. Even now with all these people around me I still feel alone. It's just a feeling that can't be filled atleast not by them. I spent a long time in that bunker just to come out to a cruel world. I was not fully prepared to survive but myself I managed to not die for about 3 months until I found him. Dave my long time friend I wasn't able to find him before the outbreak and I thought by now he was dead. He was holed up in an old bus and was reluctant to join me. It was much better with him until the house. We came to an house with a lot of good looking loot down in a collapsed basement. We made our way down there when our rope fell. An annoying kid dropped his rope while trying to get us to give home our stuff so we made it out. But how I don't know but there were just so many zeds I didn't know what to do we tried to escape but Dave did not make it out. I can't forgive myself for that. I waited and waited till I just had to move on.
 
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Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 22, 2015, 05:41:16 PM
Koo,among my classmates,he lives the nearest to me.He's very prescient.He left with his parents before the plague hit here.His latest text showed that his family is in Taishun,a small county in the mountains,no infections there.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 22, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
Summer,our last class monitor,is an Inner-Mongolian girl.She may survive for she's muscled,and eighteen months' armor training.It was reported that she once appeared in a e-mall on Levant Rd.,with a group of four.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: JamesRoger on June 23, 2015, 03:56:35 AM
Day 24
I suggested to set off to the Rhode Is.to rob some strongholds.
Van,Dave,Vicky,Mike,Keegan,even my new dog Toby nodded.
However,we were all regretted when we struggled back to home.The first fortress we met there was empty,then we left for the next one.I foresaw that we will meet the traps in the next,but unexpectedly, it was completely a nightmare.
We fell into the tiger trap...Toby was trembling...heard Vicky screaming as the spikes scratch her skin...
We finally squeezed out destructively.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: MrSandS on June 26, 2015, 05:24:25 PM
Day 2 I still have no idea what I'm doing
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Lillian on August 04, 2015, 08:22:27 AM
Day 82 above ground,
I made it to Hawaii with a little fuel left in my boat. Everything is gone here, Pearl Harbor the worlds largest naval base is nothing but rubble and the docks abandoned. Corpses scatter all along the roads,beaches, and in the ocean for the sea life to eat.
Day 83 above ground,
I met a group of survivors, they were very friendly. They told me what happened here, it appears a passenger on a plane got the virus and everything went to hell there. They joined my group saying that they would like to stick with other people to be safe. They told us there is a resort good for a stronghold where the power still works so we are heading there now.
Day 84 above ground,
We made to the resort and what a horrific sight. Parents,children, and elderly dead everywhere it was a sad sight. We made our way to the 5th floor to a room with 3 beds and decided to hold up here. We might stay here a couple more days before we depart but we need more fuel first.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: BladeSanity on October 28, 2015, 09:03:58 PM
Day 168

Haven't wrote recently. I woke early this morning to do a few chores around our fort. There were plenty of repairs to make from the occasional walker trespassing in our territory. The day was pretty dreary until I heard a call ring out from the entrance we made at the neighborhood entrance, barricaded with barbed and concrete walls. I looked from the outlook me and Arthur made to oversee the fort. Outside we saw a group of...live people! I responded with a hand signal, after Dave confirmed that they seemed to be friendly people. The man who called out went by the name John, and he was dressed in military attire along with a pretty quiet man named Nate, who was dressed in military attire as well. John told us he was ex-Special Forces, along with Nate, and during their time of travel they encountered Vicky and a boy named Aiden, who were supposedly neighbors before all this happened. I'm glad we met some new friends. It's really hard to find people you can trust nowadays. I recall the day before when I went with the dog to check out an old school a few blocks down. Confronting us were two people, one armed with a hammer and the other with a handgun. Both looked as if they didn't eat or bathe for weeks. At the sight of us they attempted to attack, snarling like animals as they charged forth. It was a pitiful sight, but I quickly put them down with my BLK, each with a shot in their head.

Seeing most live people these days turned into nothing but animals sickens me. I hope things return to normal soon. Yet, I doubt they ever will...
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: Doomslayer on October 29, 2015, 07:07:28 AM
first entry: The area has gone quite, which is a far different scene from  even 48 hours ago. There isn't even any walkers within eye sight, can't be sure how safe the area is though. Not even the birds are out this morning. Maybe they know something I don't.
I'm in bad shape these days, my water supply is in question. M The old hand operated piston pump, looks to have seized up. Which is going to force me back into town. I haven't been back to town scene that time Monica. I still miss her. Surival was easier when she was still alive. It's hard to explain how important that feeling of companship is, knowing that you aren't alone. I guess it's not all bad. I've still got my canned food supply, and a small supply of ammo for  my bushmaster assault rifle.
Before I headed into town, I'll set up some rain catchers, using black garbage bags and some plastic tie wire, should work decent. I'll leave within the hour, should give me 6 hours to return before dark.
Doomslayer out.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: BladeSanity on January 01, 2016, 04:54:09 PM
Day 268

Hell, I came across a nice looking manor while scouting out a bit further than usual. It was tangled with vines, had a lot of green life there. Of course, the place was dead quiet, and it seemed that the place had been untouched for ages. That's when I heard the whine of a dog, no about three dogs. I figured something was off, so I unholstered by Tactical BLK assault rifle and slowly crept to the entrance. I had to slice a few vines in my way but as soon as I got to the entrance, I heard the familiar snarling of the undead. I kicked down the door and out came about seven of them, so I pointed towards the closest walker for my dog to attack. Down it went, and so did the other six, which I shot down briefly. I saw that three dogs had been leashed to the furniture. Well, I figured they'd be useful for the rest of the clan back home, so I scooped them up, prepared to leave the house when I heard a thump of footsteps upstairs. It sounded rather human so figuring it was another survivor, I walked slowly upstairs, gun in arms. That's when a scruffy looking man came out of the master bedroom above and pointed a shotgun at me. I tried talking him into joining me and he just...shot me. He had this crazed look in his eyes, which frightened me so. I felt a harsh pain in my shoulder, and before the man could go for my head, my dog quickly knocked the man over, wrenching the gun from his hands. Promptly, I put a bullet in his head. It's a shame to see what this apocalypse does to us people.

I heard a rustling inside the room, so I went in, gun raised, and moved towards the closet where I heard the sound. I opened the door and saw a couple, supposedly, huddled together. The guy had a knife, and demanded what i wanted. I asked if they were ok and if they wanted to join the survivor colony back home. They eagerly joined up with me and said that in this house they knew about a weapon cache in the basement, and explained how they were going for it but found a deranged gentleman armed with a shotgun in the house before them. The man introduced himself as Joe and the girl Mary. We, along with the dogs, went to the basement to open up the weapon cache when to our dismay and surprise, a horde close to about fifty or even a hundred undead were underneath. I hadn't cursed in awhile, but it sure felt right. We bolted out of the house, and I soon led them to the colony, where they happily befriended the rest of the survivors with us, and took up arms. Well, I did manage to find a lot of supplies, and new friends as well. I'm glad we've made it this far, and it has only been a year, even though it felt like forever.
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: slejhamR on December 09, 2016, 07:29:23 AM
I suppose it doesn't matter how many days it's been since I last wrote. Everything is going well, and the whole gang is still fighting (when is retirement for an everyday survivor?). I feel the need to convey my thoughts before this Christmas, so here I go.

My name... eh, just call me Sledge. I've been called that name so often I honestly forget what it used to be. Crazy, you live your whole life being called one name and then you lose what it was. But I'm getting off track here; if I'm right, someone is reading my journals, which means they want a story. Well, here's what's been happening since I woke up from that knock on the head.

Since the FO started mobilizing and spreading across the globe, hardly a day goes by where we don't hear helicopters buzzing overhead; I've only had to shoot down one redneck trying to take pot shots at the kids. Then we had to clean up the wreckage, loot the chopper for parts, and rush back to the base to start getting ready for the horde that would be coming as a result of the crash. It's amazing how those things are still walking. Nearly three years since I went topside and yet there are still walking corpses everywhere. Now I never finished my biotech degree, but something tells me that's not normal. Then again, this is coming from a young adult with a machete strapped to his armor, with an M4 on his back and a belt of grenades on his belt, so I guess normality is kind of gone now anyway.

We're done defending the town. I left that to Goer and his guys; they want to protect the town? They can have it. I'm done fighting a war for a shopping center, so I'm just going to do what I always planned on: fortify the hell out of the hill, and sit on the porch and blast the crap outta anything that moves. Sure am glad that it's worked out so far; typically, you get at least one crazy guy with an AK telling you that everything was theirs by now. Not that I'm complaining, though; it's nice to not worry about stepping on a landmine.

The kids are going on 15 now, and they're getting that teenage angst that we all go through. I just tell em that the world already has enough maniacs to deal with, and that I don't care what's cool nowadays; last I checked, the biters don't mind it either. They typically stay inside while manton and Catfish teach them math, science, and survival. Why? Because it's engineers like myself that keep us safe and keep the biters out, not to mention provide electricity. Oh yeah, I may have scrounged up some solar panels and long story short, we're able to get hot showers again. God knows there's a lot of soap and shampoo left in the world (even though Dave still won't shower). We're getting close to Christmas here, so everyone is trying to get everyone something nice, though it's not like there's a lot left in this area. Though, let's be honest, it's not like we can complain about the lack of dangerous trips into town just for some band aids.

Well, my pencil's almost run out of lead, so I'll end this entry here til I get more. To all survivors, I know it's cold outside, but try to tough it out. This is the time of year to celebrate surviving this long. To the good men and women of the FO, we toast to your success in bringing freedom to this lawless world.

Yours Truly,

slejhamR
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: The Lone Survivor on February 26, 2017, 01:07:29 AM
Audio Log #427

Reporter: Alex Ontario

Day 748

Contact lost with the Paso Robles outpost. They had reporting increased raider activity for the last two weeks but we couldn't organize a recovery team in time. We haven't seen anyone new in... um... [flipping through papers] 93 days. The last person encountered was Brad from the merchant group in Salinas who seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Last radio contact received 37 days ago from... Povarovo, Russia, from an armed forces operator who informed us that most of the country has been overran and that the Russian capital has been moved to Murmansk. Considering upgrading the radio tower to receive less powerful broadcasts, but I don't think anyone is alive anymore, much less broadcasting. Also in need of sandbags due to the rapid flooding of the Salinas River. Fortifications on the bridge have been moved back due to worries of the river overflowing. I'll be heading back to Pine Canyon in a couple of hours. I'm setting the radio to a loop and to be alerted if there is a response. Is anyone still alive?
Title: Re: Survivor's Guide To The Apocalypse
Post by: The Lone Survivor on May 09, 2017, 06:13:44 PM
Audio Log #435

Reporter: Alex Ontario

Day 820

Why the fuck does everyone important die. Mystique, the only reporter, and the one goddamned person I loved, got grabbed a few weeks ago. This transmission is unofficial, mind you. If Pac had still been in charge, I would've lost my position by now. And of all people, I was voted in to be the new leader. Fucking Pac. If he hadn't lead his group with Mystique, Johan, and Adrian into the warehouse, they might still be alive. I'll talk it over with David later. At least he seems to care. God, I'm a mess. Now all these transmissions are are a goddamn personal diary... Its not like anyone hears these anyway... No more radio updates. I think everyone is finally dead... [Audible sigh, followed by a long pause] Is this one of those dreams? Like, you know, those ones that last for years. It has to, be right? But how... [Another pause] Fuck it. No one is alive anymore. And you know, all I'm doing is talking to fuckin' ghosts. [Another long sigh and groan] [END OF TRANSMISSION]