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A Calm in the Storm

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by CivOasis, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Decamper

    Decamper ..!

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    I probably won't actually be available, I'm busy most weekends.
     
  2. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Formal launch set for tomorrow, 6:00 PM EST
     
  3. Decamper

    Decamper ..!

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    I might be able to pop in, but can't promise I won't be super distracted. Really want to try though.
     
  4. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Should be fine to try - won't hurt you at least
     
  5. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    Name: Jojo Kelvin

    Age: 24

    Physical Description: Beautiful but not feminine young woman, jet black hair usually dyed in shades from red to yellow, with very visible roots by this point. Athletic, thin, and flat-chested.

    Background: A college student from Delaware. Waiting to get into medical school, Jojo was enjoying a nice vacation on the coast of North Carolina when Ian hit the ground. There might be something more than meets the eye about her but, although talkative, she's quite secretive about herself.

    Other details/skills: Swimming (like normal people swim), basic medical skills.

    Backpack Contents:

    Basic medical kit (ibuprofen, disinfectant, bandages)
    Water
    Some food
    Smartphone and power bank
    Headlight
    A couple changes of clothes
    Half a pack of peppermint bubblegum
    A blanket
    An orange cap
    Sun lotion
    Paperback Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
     
  6. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Starting within 15 minutes
     
  7. Double A

    Double A wak

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    Name: Keith Clemens
    Age: 29
    Physical Description: Average height, slightly thin, cool hat, sunglasses
    Background: A descendant of Orion Clemens who became a fiction writer. Decided to take a month to visit one of Twain's actual descendants living in Alexandria between books, maybe hoping for some inspiration and definitely for relaxation and museums. Went out to her sister's cabin a few miles from the coast to hike and stuff for a week with her, but got separated from them.
    Other details/skills: can hunt, shoot, and skin, but hasn't been hunting in a decade or so. Can make hooch and cook. Has some knowledge of what plants to not eat. Could theoretically hotwire a car because the wikiHow instructions are still loaded on his phone.
    Backpack Contents:
    Mark Twain anthology (bookmarked at CT. Yankee)
    Moving Pictures
    journal
    three pencils (one mechanical)
    pen
    pencil led
    sticky notes
    hip flask of corn whiskey (secret; 3/4 full)
    smartphone and charger
    pocket watch (bought at Smithsonian)
    this thing
    silver liberty dollar
    compass
    Swiss army knife, worn (I actually have an older make of this and don't know why so clearly this is perfectly reasonable)
    bug spray
    first aid kit
    trail rations
    Zatarain's seasoning (frequently used)
    frying pan
    bigass spoon
    bowl
    10' rope
    two extra bags (uses one to store food overnight in trees because bears)
    half-decent shakeable flashlight
    blanket
    extra pair of socks and boxers
    water canteen
    Belt Contents:
    foldable hatchet
    belt holster for hatchet
     
  8. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Let me know here or in chat when this week/weekend you could jump in!
     
  9. Decamper

    Decamper ..!

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    From the toilet paper scrawlings
    journal of Ted


    Today I went into town with a tea gremling, a sweet lil' thing, and a fellow connoisseur of inebriation. When we got into town, a thoroughly dilapidated and seemingly abandoned shaft-hole, the youngins started blabbering over where we should go first. I was of a mind to take a look at a big 'ol tower, but before the little nuggets could make up their minds Captain Morgan stumbled off at the sound of flowing liquid. All good for me, so I followed after him, and soon after the others scurried after us. We found a plaza near the river, and there we saw the tower a ways off, and closer by a museum or some other cultured sort of whatever. Me and the old Cap'n went off into the museum, with the bickering pups in tow. Saw some weird ****e in there. Glowing plants, fracking fresh human bones, Cap'n even saw some sort of fracking bird man. Anyways, we obviously ran away like a bunch of little pansies. Thought we lost Morgan, but he showed up after a few bit, blabbering and crying all over the place. We all got back to camp afterwords, no injuries among us, but I mourn for the Cap'n's lost rum and half of my Jack.

    Here's to hoping we suffer less losses next time.
     
  10. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    Jojo's Sketchbook

    August 13th, 2016

    We went out today. There was this Brit called Harry, and two old drunkards one of whom someone decided to entrust with the radio. We were supposed to search for help, but as soon as we got into town the drunkards went off into this medical museum. It was decided to go check out the tower near the center, but still they went off. There was some glowing (name of plant here), but weird as it was there wasnt anything left. The old guys went deeper into the building and got back dead drunk. At least I got to check out the Human Genome exhibition. Soon as they came the black one yelled at us to jump out of the window, so we did. He claimed to see something, the deluded fool. With half the tesm lost to alcohol poisoning, we decided to come back to camp.
     
  11. Ninja Dude

    Ninja Dude Sorry, I wasn't listening...

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    Hope I can sneak in here!

    Name: Phil Podski
    Age: 22
    Physical Description: "Average" build, will more muscular legs, but not that much definition in the arms. Dishwater blonde hair, with reddish facial hair.
    Background: A college student from Wisconsin visiting some relatives in the area. During the storm, Phil fled the area while his stubborn relatives decided to stay put. Now separated and search for helping, Phil has no idea if his distant kin are alright, or if he'll manage to get out of this alive.
    Other details/skills: Has mostly worked menial summer jobs, so not much in way of survival experience. Doesn't fuss too much when having to eat otherwise gross or bland food. Very flexible sleep cycle.
    Backpack Contents:
    -Poncho
    -8 plastic bottles of water
    -Smartphone
    -Subpar flashlight
    -Box of chocolate chip cookie dough Poptarts
    -A pack of beef jerkey
    -A dozen tins of sardines in soybean oil
    -First Aid Kit
    -A lighter
    -Subpar camera from approximately 2007. Has about 100 minutes space for video, but only 20 minutes worth of power.

    There, my goofy list is complete. Please let me know if anything needs to be changed.
     
  12. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Looks good!
     
  13. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Most nights this week are viable - let me know when you're free.

    Also, those who haven't signed up yet - there's always room for more! You've only missed two missions, and only about 30 hours have passed in-universe.
     
  14. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Please list available times Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday
     
  15. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Most likely Sunday night will be a mission
    Next week, I will be out of town all weekend, so no mission

    New players encouraged, feel free to sign up. You won't be behind at all
     

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