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~ Z ~

Black Jacket
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Overview: The nation has been overrun and almost completely taken over by strange aggressive beings known as The Blind Ones. The Blind Ones have a zombie-like nature but aren't technically dead. This was caused by a chemical bomb attack on the nation's largest cities over 15 years ago. The Blind Ones, or Blinds/Blinders/infected for short, are blind due to their eyes being completely black from the chemical in their bodies; however, they can hunt using their ears and nose. Their hearing and smell are not enhanced but some Blinds have mutated special and unique abilities that allow them an upper hand in hunting prey.

Over the years, the chemical in their system has caused several of the infected to have a slightly better adaptation to their environment. Reports have shown that some Blinds living in the cold north have grown longer and stronger arms and legs to tread easier in the snow but seem to lack the hearing and smelling ability that regulars have due to most of their face being frozen over. They possess ruthless strength and are able to lift cars with ease. Reports from the desert tell of Blinds who hide in the sand and pounce on their prey if they sink in one of their traps. They are smaller and weaker than their northern brothers but tend to hunt in packs. The sun is a major weakness to them since it causes their skin to catch on fire. These Blinds are strictly night-dwellers. 

Some Blinds, however, have advanced so far that their have gained strange abilities that are almost always fatal. One report told of a single Blind able to control a large mass of the regulars, letting them hoard around potential prey. This Blinder seems to possess a strong strategic mindset and is far smarter than the rest, able to easily control them. Though very rare, these 'Special Blinds' are extremely dangerous due to having very enhanced and unique abilities. They are constantly protected by the lesser Blinds but no one knows what happens if you manage to kill one. There has only been one documented Special Blinder but no one knows how many there really are.

The safe place on the nation is Portland, Oregon. It was one of the major cities that avoided attack and created the defenses to protect itself from others. The city has been barricaded and not a single Blinder has ever gotten through. Since the epidemic has no cure yet, the Portland officials have taken very extreme measures of protecting its citizens from harm and almost never let people inside the city gates. The city has had a big technology boom and is working day and night to find a cure. The city almost looks similar to a futuristic utopia. (Flying cars not included lol)

The nation outside of Portland has grown into a jungle-like industrial wasteland. Luckily, food and water were not contaminated and animals seem to show no reaction to the chemical. Shelter is plentiful and laws no longer exist. Everything can be turned to a weapon. Anything can be food. Not everyone will be friendly and some will be even worse than the Blind Ones. Trust no one but yourself!


General rules (Subject to change!)
  • You can submit a Special Infected but you must first run it by me. I must approve it as well. (There are currently 4 I have planned out)
  • Your character can die/wish to die (Just let me know ahead of time and I'll work something out with you.)
  • Any and all plot devices must be talked with me first!
  • Only GM/OP can control Blinders unless you are given permission to do so. (I'll be flexible with this)
  • If you are bitten you will change into a zombie/Blinder within 2 days. No excuses!
  • You will have a major skill that will be your strong point in surviving. Skills with a '+' are able to select 1 extra skill to compensate. If you pick 1 skill, you will be an expert/master in that field. If you pick 2 skills, you will have some knowledge on both, enough to help you get around, but not master either. This helps keep a balance between characters.
  • No characters under the age of 13. This is an apocalypse, not a fairy tale.
  • No more than 3 characters. If you want to add more, you have to kill one or more of your characters off permanently to add your current one.
  • If you are busy please let me know and I'll save your character for when you return and update you on what's happening. If you don't, I'll just skip you after 2 weeks.
  • If you have any ideas/suggestions, please leave them HERE.
(Edit #1: 2/20/2017)
(Edit #2: 2/22/2017)


Major skill: (Survivalist, Strength, Tech Geek+, Stealth, Mark-smith, Cook+, Medic+, Engineer/Craftsman, Intelligence+.)
Small Bio:


Name: Ezra Myles

Age: 39

Personality: Mostly serious and tends to not tolerate mistakes. Rarely smiles and is slow to warm up on people. Those that he does trust tend to look up at him like a father figure and he is more willing to save them. He may be hard on people but he would not let anyone die.

Appearance: Dusty-Brown Wavy hair and small beard grown from age. Blue eyes with some dark circles around them. He has some scars on his arms and hands and a major one across his nose. He wears pants with many pockets and some hiker/military boots. He keeps his trusty combat knife and a gun at his waist at all times.

Major skill: Survivalist

Small Bio: Ezra was an average man when the chemical strike happened. He and his family were separated from each other at the start of the whole epidemic. He had to stay behind and allow his wife and kids to get taken to Portland so they can remain safe. His only mission in life is to reunite with his family. With the help of Boris, he has gotten through many thick situations involving the Blinders.


Name: Boris Kunstein.

Age: 50

Personality: He's a bit of dare devil and loves to smash some Blinders up with his fists or any sort of melee weapon he has. He is very gentle despite his huge demeanor and tends to not really talk about his age to anyone. He loves to protect younger people and has a real heart of gold. He is almost a complete opposite of Ezra but he states that he could never abandon him because of the bond they share. He loves to drink and has a strong German accent.

Appearance: Huge bulky man with a full white beard. He may be old but he's no push over. He's got strong muscles all over his body. Since he mostly uses close range combat to fight, his arms, legs, and torso are protected with armor. He has a nice pair of brass knuckles. He can use a variety of melee weapons. He has white hair and is very bulky looking.
Major skill: Strength

Small Bio: When the attacks hit, Boris was in New York. He, along with his wife, had to fight Blinders together. When help finally arrived, Boris's wife was taken to Portland where she vowed to drink in his name. Boris traveled several years, aiming to go to Portland to finally reunite with his beloved Helga and celebrate until they drop. He met up with Ezra, saving him from a Blinder and the two seemed inseparable.


The Strongest
Name: Jason Wayne

Age: 51

Personality:  Jason Wayne has a warm heart, but has a foul mouth. People referred him as a gentle giant, but a raging beast when pushed to his limits. Jason Wayne has grown to become more blunt as the years passed because betrayal is common around these ports.

Appearance: Jason has dark skin and blue eyes. He sports a beard, which had a grey color due to his age. Although he on the older side, he still managed to keep himself healthy and fit in order to survive against the Blind. He wears wore out pants, Chicago Cubs jacket with a white t-shirt underneath, regular sneakers and black finger-less gloves.

Major skill: Strength | Intelligence+

Small Bio: Before the Blind Invasion, he was a highschool History teacher in the city of Chicago. He was married and had two children; however, all of them perished. Wandering on his old, He wished to travel through Portland and offered his assistance to find a way to eliminated the "Blind Invasion".


Black Jacket
Name: Violet Owens
Age: 31
Personality: Aloof and usually not expressive, with the exception of anger. Her tactlessness and incredibly blunt nature don't make for the greatest company, both personally and for others. Fortunately, her selflessness is there to soften the blows (when she wants to be). Much of the time she has spent in a group has been short lived, so it's made her wary and rather judgemental of others. Her will to survive is mostly fueled by her basic hostility to the world.
Appearance: Straight black hair cut short, doesn't reach very far past her ears. Brown eyes and olive skintone. Appears to be missing her pinky and ring finger on her right hand, but has a blue bracelet made of parachute chord on her "lucky" left. For clothing, she wears a brown leather jacket with inner pockets (one of them keeps a switchblade and a swiss knife) and a blue shirt whose sleeves end at the elbow. For bottoms she wears muddy-gray jeggings and scuffed leather boots.
Major skill: Survivalist
Small Bio: Before the incident, Violet originally fled for refuge with her family. Eventually they were forced to separate, which left her with a group of strangers to which she eventually grew close to. Unfortunately, they were cornered by the Blind in their travels; many members of the group were killed or ran in their attempt to escape. Between short-lived groups, Violet did experience a recent territorial struggle that left her with 2 fingers cut off. She still managed to get away before they managed to slice the third, and came across Molly in a nearby location, who stitched the sites of amputation shut and bandaged up her hand. They travel together, although for Violet, she's doing it to pay back her gratitude to Molly. Carries a baseball bat with thorned vines wound tightly around it. It has some nails stuck onto it for when the thorns break.

Name: Molly Pendleton
Age: 38
Personality: Polite and logical with her reasoning, but she seems somewhat aggressive in how she speaks and acts. Likes to make sarcastic jokes a lot.
Appearance: Mousy brown hair tied tightly into a fishtail braid that hangs on the front of her shoulder. Wears a flannel shirt with a hoodless jacket on top and torn jeans. Carries a first aid case with as much medical supplies she can carry.
Major skill: Medic+Stealth
Small Bio: Used to be a residential doctor, fleeing with as much medical supplies she could carry at the time before the hospital was raided for its supply. She manages to scavenge for material but has kept her medical tools save for the disposables like bandages and gauze. Recently has traveled with Violet. Molly hopes to one day help come up with a cure or a vaccine for the infections, but this involves much traveling.


Blue Jacket
EDITED 11/02/2017: I changed the skill to suit the characters better

: Francis Morel

Age: 42

Personality: After witnessing the death of his wife and had to shoot his own son after the child turned into a Blinder, Francis was never the same. While still capable of socializing like a normal person, his manner has gone completely insane. He is loud and has no regard of people’s personal space. More than often, he would hum classic songs, mumble to himself, and do strange random things. He gives no **** about anything in the world anymore (beside cupcakes and killing Blinders probably). However, there are times he would become worryingly quiet, with a rare emotional look on his face. Despite knowing the fate of his family, Francis pretends to not know they are dead and that he was looking for them.

Appearance: Francis is a Caucasian man, about 178cm tall, slender build. He has shoulder length Barbie-blonde hair that had become messy and filled with dirt. He wears dark blue trousers, with a vest sweater outside a blood tainted white shirt, all he took from a clothing store on the way as his old clothes were too messed up. . His blue eyes give people the feeling of a soulless man with a touch of insanity. Due to the lack of shaving, he also has stubble.

Major skill: Cook, Survivalist

Small Bio: Francis was a good father and a friendly person in his neighborhood. He and his wife owned a small bakery, specialized in cupcakes. His son was attending the local primary school and was an active child, giving them both a lot of headaches. Things seemed fine until the Blinders started showing up. Soon, there were chaos and destruction everywhere. He tried all he could to protect his family when they were surrounded, only to see his wife pulled away by the monsters and later found out his son had been bitten. When the child became just as aggressive as the Blinders, he had no choice but to end him.
He wandered for a long time with an empty mind until he happened to run into his old friend and neighbor Khan Bates, who was on the search for his own daughter.

Name: Khan Bhattacharya (always introduces himself as Khan Bates for short)

Age: 42

Personality: He doesn’t like to mess around but can be quite sarcastic. You could say Khan is a serious man, with a little bit of humor still. He is well-organized, strictly follows his own plans and would hate to see it disturbed. While he seems hard to talk to, the moment someone asks about his daughter they should expect a 100-pages photo album and stories coming their way.

Appearance: He is a brown skinned Indian man, fit build, 163 cm in height. He has a round face, almond shaped brown eyes with pretty eye-lashes, thick eyebrows and a thin nose. On his left ear he wears a golden ear cuff. His hair is black and also messy, tied up to a small pony tail. He wears a pair of poorly-fixed-with-tapes eye glasses and has a gash across his right eye. Khan wears a tainted T-shirt and shredded jacket, from the same store mentioned above.

Major skill: Craftsman, Intelligence

Small Bio: Khan was a middle school teacher and a single-father. He had divorced his wife but gained custody of his daughter. He was an over-protective father toward her, always making cute lunch boxes, throwing birthday parties, etc. (basically all the embarrassing things parents do, according to teenagers).
His daughter was visiting her mom in another state when the whole chemical attack happened. Khan was caught up helping the teachers and children in his school get to a safe place, only able to try calling his ex-wife days later. He hadn’t been able to contact her and decided to gear up to go find his daughter. Though, while driving, he got into an accident due to the chaotic traffic and was forced to travel on foot. He came across Francis, all bloody and absent-minded on the way. The other man claimed to not know what happened to his family but as they traveled together, Khan realized his old friend was out of character, leading him to slowly believe otherwise. Though, being the man he was, he knew it was for the best not to interrogate.

~ Z ~

Black Jacket
Both accepted! I'll let you know when you can come in. Right now the characters are about to sleep and go to the next day. Should be in just a few posts. Hang tight!


Blue Jacket
Name: Reynard "Rey" Thompson
Age: 25
Personality: wise cracking, sarcastic, and laid back to the point of almost being careless, he never gets upset... (until he does and then he brutally murders whatever pissed him off.) He's got highly psychotic tendencies, has no problem sliting someone open and then watching them bleed out. He has an unnatural love of blood. Human nature fascinates him, (in the same way some people enjoy watching ant colonies.) the only people besides himself that he honestly seems to care about aside from himself though are his twin brother Ray and their girlfriend Eddie. Despite his carefree mannerism, Rey acts as the leader of their merry little trio.   
Appearance: Medium hight 5'5" (165cm) and slender but athletic build. He has a lotta upper-body strength that comes with all the climbing that he does while scavenging and hunting. He has shaggy red hair and blue eyes with tan skin. 
Major skill: Survivalist/Medic+ (He's has basic first aid knowledge learned in boy scouts and additional medical knowledge gained from scavenged books. He's taught both Ray and Edith basic first aide as well.)  
Small Bio: A former Star Scout going for Eagle Scout, he was 10 when the world hit the proverbial fan. He and his identical twin brother had been out camping for the summer with their troop, Rey going for Camping, Hiking, fishing, and [font=Linux Libertine, Georgia, Times, serif]canoeing badges. The scoutmaster sadly was infected along with two of the other boys and the troop scattered, Rey, Ray, and two other boys getting away together, they eventually found refuge among a group of adult hikers and survived for the next two years this way until an ambush once again scattered the group. One of the twins' scout-mates Danny was killed, and the other Ethan ran off with the adults. Alone Rey and Ray made their way scavenging and hunting what they could, Rey being the main breadwinner, and the protector. They met Eddie soon after, saving her from a pair of thugs. The three have been together ever since then.  [/font] 

Name: Raymond "Ray" Thompson
Age: 25
Personality: Cheerful and energetic. He works to keep team moral up. Ray is very naive and childish in nature, and would rather spend his days goofing off than doing any serious work. Despite his sunny exterior however, Ray is also the most cowardly of the three and is actually quite paranoid and jumpy. As such he's usually the first to notice when things go wrong, and hightail it out of there. He's perpetually hungry, and always on the look out for food, but is too Squeamish to actually kill anything. He leaves the dirty work to his twin and focuses on cooking whatever his brother manages to bring back.   
Appearance: Medium hight 5'5" (165cm) and slender wiry build. He's got a good mix of upper and lower body strength, and can climb like a monkey and run like the wind. Physically he's pretty weak, and avoids fighting whenever Possible. He like his twin has shaggy red hair and blue eyes with tan skin. 
Major skill: Stealth/Cook+ (Though both Rey and Ed both maintain that his first and foremost skill is "fleeing".)
Small Bio: Identical twin brother of Rey. Ray is the younger brother by 7 and a half hours. Despite him being a former boy scout Ray was completely unprepared for the outbreak. (And still largely is.) Ray's main goals in life are to not get eaten and to help Eddie find her parents. 

Name: Edith "Eddie" Bhattacharya
Age: 22
Personality: Very emotionally reserved and quiet, she doesn't talk much, she's a no nonsense type and is the voice of reason and the driving force behind the trio, she has a high level of organization and learning skills, a very keen minded and resourceful young woman. She's quite Cynical and Definitely a pessimist, though she keeps her negative thoughts to herself mostly, if only for Ray's sake.   
Appearance: Small, lithe and quick, she's very agile. She's a brown skinned Indian girl, with a heart shaped face and almond shaped brown eyes with long thick lashes and short black hair with long bangs. Only She's nearly flat chested and has on many occasions been mistaken for a boy.  
Major skill: Intelligence+/Crafting (She is a Tinkerer.) 
Small Bio: Edith "Eddie" Bhattacharya was only 7 years old when the world went to hell. She had been staying with her Mama in Florida for the summer when everything went down. At the time she was too young to understand what was going on. She just knew that a bunch of people were getting sick, and that the sickness made them mean. Mama had packed up their things, and took her up the coast towards Georgia, trying to make their way to where Eddie's Papa lived. They got as far as Cocoa Beach before they broke down, and ended up stranded in a small house for over a year. Then, one day Eddie's Mama went to look for supplies, telling  Eddie to stay there until she got back. Only... Mama never came back. And Eddie got hungry, and had to leave to find food... she returned to the house as often as possible over the next two years. But Mama never came back... And Papa never came for her either, despite his promise that she'd only be staying for the summer. And so the little girl made do on her own, running and hiding from blinders and people alike, scavenging what food she could find living mostly on canned good. She fished off the pier and played on the beach whenever it was clear, and made her way back to the old house as often as she could... But still no one came... Until one day when she came back to find the house wasn't empty, and was chased by a pair of scary men, only to be saved by two boys around her age before the men could hurt her. It was then that she met the Thompson Twins. Or Rey-Ray as she affectionately nicknamed them. The three then decided to stay together and try and find Eddie's parents (and maybe their own as well.) All Eddie could remember was the name of her home town. "Silver Springs" and so they headed out on foot, to find Eddie's home. Now 12 years of wandering and hiding and surviving later, they've finally reached Silver Springs in Ocala Florida... only. Its not a town... 
Its a forest...  

Name: Tobias "Tobi" Flores
Age: 7
Personality: Cute innocent naive little muffin. He's largely oblivious to everything going on. Besides knowing that when you see a monster you run and hide like a good boy. And Tobi is a good boy. He caries around a stuffed mouse named Nibbles 
Appearance: Tiny, frail and underweight. Much less dirty now than he was before he was found.
Major skill: Stealth (His one and only skill) 
Small Bio: Orphaned two year ago he spent two terrifying weeks alone in an apartment complex hiding from his turned parents before he was found by a runaway teen who decided against his better judgement to adopt him. 
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