THE LAST OF US [Roleplay]
The Year is 2013. One month in and over 30% of the population has been killed off or infected by what is known as the Cordyceps Brain Infection, CBI for short. I came by surprise and with next to no warning at all, hitting America hard, and sweeping it’s Government and population into a full on panic. But it wasn't just America that was plunged into this chaos, it was the rest of the world too. Streets, subways, buildings, whole cities...all flooded with spores, infecting the masses. Highways are filled with abandoned cars and helpless people are ripped apart in the middle of the street. The apocalypse has finally come upon us.
When the World Health Organization’s attempts to procure a vaccine fail, the United States government does away with the bureaucrats in power and the establishment of the American government. The country is turned into a police state under the control of the military, and cities across the nation are placed under martial law one by one. Survivors of the pandemic are assigned to designated quarantine zones that are supposed to separate them from the infected and keep them safe. Big cities are bombed in attempts to stamp out the infection, innocent lives being taken in the process. What’s left of the US is the Federal Disaster Response Agency, known as FEDRA. FEDRA controls the country’s Armed Forces, referred to as the military.
Outside of quarantine zones there isn't really much left. Most buildings are structurally weak after the bombing, and common utilities such as running water and electricity no longer exist. There are still those who are brave enough to take on the outside world, but seldom are they heard from again. Those inside of the zones have to deal with limited food supply, overcrowding and a nation that has given up on all civility.
In the space of a month, four different ideologies have emerged and formed into factions. One, the Military/Government Supporters; a Government group that just simply “knows best.” Two, Survivors; people that are following the military until they can find something better. Three, the Fireflies; an anti-government group that rebel against the military, and fight for a cure and better humanity. Four, the Hunters; an anti-everybody group, they both rebel against the military and the Fireflies, aiming to take back their rights, killing anybody that gets in the way of that.
More and more people are becoming infected by the day, and there is still not a cure in sight. Sides are being chosen and only the strong will survive, but at what cost?
[Note: This RP is based off of the game “The Last Of Us” and is set one month in after the outbreak]