Setting: A few hundred years into the future, society has fallen. The remaining humans band together in groups, and eventually the most powerful take over. Modern day North America is divided into separate kingdoms, some of them more well off then others. Some are full of new and advanced technology, while others don't even have electricity and running water.
Eastern Union: Includes New England, New York, and North Eastern Pennsylvania. The Eastern Union has advanced technology and medicine and mostly keep to themselves. Their ally is the Coastal Union
Coastal Union: The Coastal Union is also fairly advanced technologically. They are the former U.S. government. The Coastal Union starts in New Jersey and goes all the way down to South Carolina, sticking to the coast. They are trying to merge all the territories and turn North America in the United States again. Their only ally is the Eastern Union.
Florida Federation: Takes up Florida and Georgia, they are an agricultural region that trades with all the surrounding territories and are for the most part peaceful. The rich have running water and electricity. The Florida Federation is friendly with everyone, even though they have had some problems with invasions in the past. Their only ally is the Texas Theocracy.
Texas Theocracy: The Texas Theocracy takes up all of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The upper class settled there after the collapse, and have lush plantations with limited technology. It is very corrupt, ruled by a council of religious fanatics. The lower classes are extremely poorly treated and have a low standard of living. Their allies include the Florida Federation and Sands Republic.
Sands Republic: The Sands Republic is the combined territories of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Minnesota. They are ruled by a dictator called Robert Sands, who rules with an iron fist. His main goal is to conquer the rest of America and he has the man and fire power to do so. He has a long standing feud with the Aberdeen Republic
Aberdeen Republic: The Aberdeen Republic is ruled by a dictator called Martin Aberdeen. He is eccentric and sadistic and many of his subjects and followers are afraid of him. The territory takes up Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. They are armed to the teeth and have no problem with killing innocents to get what they want. Aberdeen wants to conquer the feral territory.
Feral Territory: Feral territory has no electricity or running water. It is former Appalachia, taking up most of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. There is no formal government. The people live in clans and fight over resources and territory like wolves. No one who goes into Feral territory comes out, and those who live there are rumored to be cannibals.
Badlands: The Badlands have no formal government. It is wide open and barely populated, littered with the ruins of society before the collapse. Rebels and outcasts from other territories live there. They have minimal technology and are very diverse. People live in tribes and small groups and for the most part are friendly to travelers. There are some exceptions. The Badlands takes up Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and most of Oregon.
California Confederation: The California Confederation is former California and southern Oregon. They are the most well off society, and are isolationist. Their only goal is to protect their own. They are well guarded by the Rocky Mountains and a giant border fence. Not much is known about the California Confederation, they don't accept visitors and are entirely self sufficient.
The border skirmishes are getting closer and closer to your home. It is dangerous to travel alone, and the society we have strived so hard to build up from the ground is beginning to collapse again. The Sands and Aberdeen republics are violent and unpredictable, and the Eastern and Coastal Unions are fighting for control. Our only hope is the California Confederation. You decide to travel all the way across the country, through the Badlands to ask for help. It will be perilous, but your family is depending on you.
Age: Around 18, there is no way to keep track.
Appearance: Small and underfed, but very tough and enduring. She is lean and covered in scars, with a homemade tattoo of a wolf curled around a triskelion on her shoulder that is the symbol of her clan. Her hair is unkempt, golden brown and extremely curly. Her eyes are sharp and bluish green. She is typically dirty and doesn’t care. She carries a long bow with a quiver full of arrows, but typically uses it for only long distance attacks and hunting. Her true weapons are the lightweight bone machetes she keeps at her waist. She also has bone and obsidian knives in her boots. Cassidy wears a dark colored tank top, and leggings, she wears deer skin boots, and a deer skin cloak.
Personality: Cassidy is nearly feral. She is quick to kill and very mistrustful. Her instincts are sharp and she is an extraordinary hunter and tracker. Cassidy is tough, she is meticulous and aggressive, a fighter and a survivor. Cassidy is very crude and hot headed. People who cross her regret it as she doesn’t forgive or forget and she will not hesitate to rip someone limb from limb. Cassidy is a good reader of intentions, but very bad at communicating. She is deathly loyal and will gladly die for the safety of her clan.
Bio: Cassidy grew up feral, part of a small clan of her own family, her aunt’s family, and all her cousins. Her father went to seek help from the California Union and never returned. Her family is being attacked by a rival clan and the Aberdeen Republic and are severely outgunned. They are exiled to the mountains, so she went to find her father, the head of the family, to make peace, or help them destroy their enemy.
Weapons: Elk bone machetes, bone and stone knives, handmade long bow.
Skills: Hunting, tracking, very good fighter with her machetes and fists if need be.
Name: Desmond Caulfield
Age: Around 30
Appearance: Desmond is tall and muscular with an athletic build. He has light brown hair mixed with auburn and a scruffy beard. His eyes are bright green and narrowed. Desmond has a sleeve tattoo on his left arm. He wears worn jeans, a faded denim shirt, work boots, and a leather jacket. He carries a long sword at his belt.
Personality: Desmond is cold and indifferent. He can be cruel and violent, but will do anything to protect his family. He is extremely thick skinned and loyal, and would sacrifice himself in a heartbeat for any of his friends. Desmond is mistrustful and often a real as.s hole. He is stubborn, insensitive and very strategic.
Territory: Aberdeen Republic
Bio: Desmond used to be friends with Aberdeen before he went crazy. Now he wants to stop his friend from killing anyone else, but he doesn't know if he'll be able to kill Aberdeen himself. He is traveling to California to ask for help to bring Aberdeen down.
Skills: Sword fighting, knife throwing, negotiation and planning.
Weapons: An iron long sword, multiple throwing knives.
((I'll have to post a skellie later. :D This sounds too interesting to pass up...))
((Can I join?))
Age: 17? 18? He wouldn't know.
Appearance: Jack is tall and wiry. Not muscle bound, but what muscle he does have is hard and toned. His skin is tanned from a life spent outside. His eyes are bright blue, and his hair is a long black and unkempt. He has scars all over him, the most notable being a long, thick, pale scar that cuts down from his left temple to his jaw. Has a tattoo of an eagle on the back of his neck. He wears patched and ripped homemade trousers and shirt, with a furred cloak.
Personality: Cold and calm and calculating. He will avoid fights if he can, and prefers to watch out of the shadows. Though if pushed, he will fight and he will fight violently.
Bio: Grew up fighting for survival with his big brothers and his little sister. His brothers all got slaughtered while out hunting, and he and his sister were left to fend for themselves. He is very protective over her, and is now pursuing California as a way to keep her safe.
Weapons: Crude little dartlike knives he uses for throwing, his hunting knife, a bow and arrows
Skills: Jack is a very good shot with both his darts and his bow. He is not so good with close range fighting, but at long range fighting he can't e beat. He is also an excellent climber, and very good at hiding.
((Perfect :P Yes you may join, Jaded. Can Cassidy and Jack know each other? Perhaps be from friendly or rival clans?))
((This sounds like an epic rp :D I'll post my skellie in a bit :)))
((Yeah, sure, they can know each other. :) ))
Name: Alina Patrova
Appearance: heart shaped, pale face, a permanent blush on her cheeks. Large brown eyes and chocolate brown hair. Soft, small body.
Personality: is it okay if I develop this later on?
Territory: Sands Republic.
Bio: she is the daughter of Robert Sands and a gypsy woman named Anna Patrova. She refuses to go by her father's name and frequently runs away, although her father's guards always find her and drag her back. Is in love with the son of Martin Aberdeen. They are secretly plotting to take over their parents' regimes.
Weapons: her fists, her knives, and her now.
Skills: was brought up to know martial arts, fighting with various blades, and also how to shoot with a bow and arrow. Prefers these traditional means of fighting to guns.
((*her bow* sorry :P))
((Alina will be fun:)I was thinking that because we're gonna have such a bast setting and all these empires, we're gonna need to power play the rulers and soldiers. I'll take Aberdeen. Does anyone want to do Sands?))
((What do you mean? I can do Sands, since the ruler is my father. How are you going to power play Aberdeen? Do you want to be friends with Aberdeen's son, so all three of our characters can work together?))
(( I kinda had a vision for Aberdeen, this psychotic and fun loving sociopath. Desmond was Aberdeen's second in command, and Cassidy keeps to herself so she wouldn't know Aberdeen's son, but Desmond does.))
((Okay :) tell me what you want the relationships between everybody to be like...))
(( Bump! ))
((bump :) waiting for Sorla to post... hi dragon!))
((Hi Jade. ^-^))
((I don't really care, we can just build that up as we go. Jack and Cassidy are from the same region, and they ran into each other in the past, but other then that it appears that all the characters are strangers to each other.))
((Makes sense to me. :) ))