To spare confusion it takes place in current day, The world has become desolate, mostly ransacked, there is almost nothing left, everyone is scraping by just by the skin of their teeth. You’re a survivor, one of the unfortunate many that weren’t taken by the terrible disease. Whether it be from Covid or a manufactured bio weapon mattered little. It’s been a battle for survival no matter where you were between biters (undead. As an aside you can use whatever slang you like for them.)and the factions that rule the areas it’s been a war. None of them being particularly fond of one another all unaffiliated survivors are just that a survivor, you can join any faction you want given that you pass their trial. But be warned the emblem you wear marks you for death at the hands of the other factions. Each faction occupies all of the United States. They have more prominent control in their own hometowns. Unless stated otherwise on their descriptions. Vultures, are the first up on the list, the ugly bald headed bird is the emblem for their flock, surprisingly organized originating in Boston; they got the name from how violently they can and will scrap a place for everything it has, Destroying an entire building ain’t beneath them, they make their own weaponry and bullets, they don’t rely on trade routes and if you’re getting anything as a survivor without a gang it’s likely from them, not even just in Boston. But in all 50. You’d imagine these scavengers are friendly, well so long as you’re not wearing any of the other emblems, they’ll gladly work with you. Cimarron’s and for the less species inclined. Bighorns, hailing from Nevada, they quickly took control of other land. They occupy almost all of the west coast, during the outbreak at the peak of hysteria, they went into California and took control of California, not just LA and San Diego, all of it. They occupy the entire state taking control as leaders. The group is generally comprised of fighters, whether it was war veterans, gang members, or street brawlers, this is the closest you’ll come to a faction of warriors. They’re a shoot first ask questions last kind of group, they’re very cutthroat and massive. If there is any group you want on your side in any conflict it’s them. Longhorns/Bulls were always doomsday preppers, armed to the teeth isn’t remotely an accurate description; military grade everything, hailing from Texas most of these peoples paranoia paid off, and big. With functioning bunkers and secure zones throughout, Texas remains to be almost entirely in control, only slimming the herd. At first they thought the border would be an issue, but they come to accept opening it and allowing any capable fighter into their home. If you get ambushed my them, consider yourself unfortunate; they prefer taking prisoners, trying to dig information you do or don’t have out of you. Killing you is generally last resort. Steer clear if you can, if you can’t then make sure you’re capable of putting them down. The last group ain’t so powerful as they are downright unsettling; No one knows their organization name, but they’re nicknamed talkers, seemingly because they are capable of communicating with the undead. Remains to be seen if they can, but amongst a crowd they’re generally not noticed, can walk right through them, something is making them invisible to them, but no one knows what. They tend to be silent killers, they figure in a horde you’re already conserving bullets, you wouldn’t waste any by firing a crack shot. Your mission is simple. Survive, if you choose too you can recreate, make the world a better place or continue down the path of destruction. Disclaimer: This will be a Dice Roll RP, and Arcs can be cut short by death. PvP is a part of this which is why these factions exist. I am not trying to make 1 focused group, I want it to feel like there are actual stakes to this. I am willing to work with anyone if they do want an arc to happen, however the general consensus will be death is possible at any time. Name: Age: Faction: (one can be joined at a later date, can also be disbanded) Remembrance item: (something you kept to remind you of the better times) Weapons of choice: Survival abilities: As a pre requisite I am going to make it so everyone already has a backpack, a Med kit, a pistol, and a survival knife, for the start you will have 2 full magazines. And restock points will be mostly given to factions, nomadic people will have to scavenge or trade.