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Report for January 2024

Posted on Thu Feb 1st, 2024 @ 8:08pm by Hale Stratton [Major, United States Army]

Hello, Survivors,

Okay, its been an embarrassingly long time since I've done this so, let me start by offering my profound apologies. Had a bit of a Star Trek sim burnout going on and a lot of things fell by the wayside. Things are better now and I'm totally back.

Sim Statistics

We added two survivors, Stephen Wolff and Reuben Baptiste. That brought us up to nine writers. Course, Stephen dropped out again so we have added one new writer -- which means two service dogs and three military personnel. The world has never seemed safer, eh?

You know, we started this sim on the 15th of April, 2023 and since then we've written a total of 75 posts or 106,365 words. Feel free to cheer and get yourself a celebratory beverage -- in my case, a fresh cup of coffee. Niche sims like this one often fail -- and its entirely because of all of you that we haven't. I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to our upcoming first-year anniversary.

We should celebrate. Maybe we'll invite zombies to the party?

For the month of January:

Number of Posts this Month: 15
Highest poster this Month: Hale Stratton

Then, in order:
> Alonzo Blazevic
> Reuben Baptiste
> Callista and Killian Sutton, Victoire Olaffson
> Vienna Quinn and Rene Rouen


Survivor of the Month: Reuben Baptiste. I love his concept for a character who is disabled, in his case, through military service, both in how it reflects the reality some veterans face and in how it will affect his character's ability to survive and thrive in the aftermath of the Wildfire Virus.

Honorable mention: Steffan Wolfe for a character who wasn't afraid to hang onto the privileges he enjoyed in the pre-virus world. It would have been fun to see how it all played out.

Current Episode

Our time in Bangor is coming to an end. At the moment, Hale is conferring with Victoire Olaffson and Reuben Baptiste regarding the current situation. There's been a significant uptick in incidents with the not-so-departed and resources are becoming harder to find and more dangerous to procure. By the night of the 5th, the safe zone will be on the point of failing and, of course, on the 6th, the government, on the verge of collapse, bombs major cities. Not all of them, of course, since Atlanta and the CDC were still standing months afterward. But, for our purposes, Bangor will be on the list.

Between now and then, some things that might be happening:
> More sounds of gunfire
> Maybe a not-so-dead wanders by your quarters
> You see more wounded coming back
> The supply depot doesn't have nearly as much as it did
> The mood among survivors is getting desperate

For roleplay purposes, and so that we can (finally -- and yes, Callista and Killian I'm looking at you) meet up with the Suttons, Hale and those that come with him, will be heading back the way they came (we left our vehicles behind. Maybe they're still there? We'll watch Bangor burn and know that we have to leave that area behind. Fire attracts after all.

The Future

After we leave Bangor, we'll have to decide what comes next. OOCly speaking, since we're not doing missions, I'm going to be planning events that will happen. Some good. Some pretty terrible. It's not just to give you something interesting to write about, it's more that we can explore some of what happens when society breaks down and everything changes. So, on that note, I direct your attention to #future-apocaplytic-events in the Survivor Resources category on Discord.

Think of it as your chance to influence what comes next. Something you really need to happen to or for your character? Something you think would be fun to do? Something you're not seeing enough of? It's a place for brainstorming and discussing all of that.

See you in the world,
Tory (aka Hale Stratton et al)


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