a supernatural + horror + western + apocalyptic roleplay
The world ended on a Sunday. April 28th, 2013, to be exact. No one expected it, no one had a chance to fight against it. Some called it the End of Days, the Apocalypse, Ragnarok. Some called it the beginning.
There is shadow under this red rock, (come in under the shadow of this red rock) and I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust. t.s.eliot
Current Location: Gettysburg Museum of History - Gettysburg, PA
Every week on Wednesday, you can ask your fellow survivors questions on or off Anon which they must answer IC. For this reason, we ask that everyone makes their “ask” box available. Participation is optional, but the more people that participate, the more fun it will be!
Nikki grew up an only child in a family that just barely qualified as middle class. They never had a lot, but it was enough to get by on. For the most part she was content with that, but as she got older she figured out that just because she couldn’t afford something didn’t mean she couldn’t have it. She committed small acts of petty theft, shoplifting here and there when she really wanted something, and then just because she could. She got caught once when she was seventeen, but managed to talk her way out of the security guard calling either the cops or her parents. It was probably a bad move on his part, only bolstering her confidence in her own ability to get out of trouble. That illusion was shattered the same year, when a home invasion resulted in her mother’s death. She was there when it happened, and if anything she just felt intense satisfaction when her father went after the man and made him pay for it. It left her alone and her father in prison, and if anything it just left her bitter with the justice system because she refused to see what her father did as a crime. It made her bolder in her own endeavors, bolstered by a complete lack of respect for authority.
Nikki woke up confused and disoriented, but with her memory mostly intact. She remembered her dad anyway, and once she figured out the new and improved state of the world, he was the first person she went for. She didn’t know if she’d find him dead or alive, but there was no way she was going to leave him to rot in a prison cell if it was the second. She broke in, ramming a car through the gates before she tracked him down, relieved and thrilled to find him alive. They’ve been traveling together ever since, and while she’s aware of the changes going on with her father, she doesn’t love or trust him any less. The anarchistic part of her is thrilled at the state of the world, but she passes it off as just an easy peace with it. And the irony of now being free to take whatever she wants isn’t totally lost on her. She was a little taken aback by the spreading blue marks on her hands, but she’s since learned extensive control over telekinesis and the perks that come with it.
For the most part, Nikki never appears to take anything seriously. Everything is a joke or a come on, though she rarely means any of it. She keeps most people at arm’s length, not trusting quickly or easily. She’s still got a tendency to take things that don’t belong to her, and that bad habit of screwing with people just because she can. It’s not intentionally malicious, and if she thinks she’s crossed a line she’ll try to make amends for it somehow. For the most part her father’s the one to keep her in check.
Ray Mercer • 53 • Preacher • Jeffrey Dean Morgan • TAKEN
❝ Good to see you, sweat pea.❞
START: Federal Correctional Institute, Cumberland, Maryland
Ray grew up with a strong Catholic upbringing. His father was a factory worker for his entire life, his mother a housewife. Ray followed in the man’s footsteps, living a fairly humbled life working in a manufacturing plant doing a labor intensive job for most of his life. He met his wife through some friends of the family and they started their own life together, having a beautiful baby girl. Life was pretty simple for the Mercers, Ray remained a hard worker, providing for his family. When the union threatened his wellbeing, he found himself being pushed in directions he didn’t like and realized he was a man who did not like to be pushed. It was interesting, but frightening times. Union strikes and civil disputes made it hard to put food on the table for his family. But they managed the best they could. They were the most important thing to Ray. Years ago, while Ray was at work and his wife and daughter were at home, there was a home invasion. It went terribly wrong and his wife was killed. It took Ray only a few months to find the man who’d done it and return the favor. He’s been in Cumberland prison every since, his only real regret was leaving his daughter alone on the outside. Though she’d often come for visits and the two stayed in touch.
Waking up inside a prison cell, Ray found a sort of calm peace about himself, even with the screams and groans of the prisoners around him. His own cellmate was dead on the floor, but he didn’t stay that way for long. Ray put him down as soon as he stood up again. To his surprise, his daughter Nikki actually showed up to break him out of prison, but he found the world a different place than he remembered it. The only thing that matters to him now is his daughter and making sure she’s taken care of. The rest of the world he takes in stride.
Ray is a humbled man, but he’s not one to be pushed. He doesn’t take threats to his family lightly. He’s come to terms with the state of the world and does what he needs to do to take care of Nikki. He’s polite to most people he meets, but he’s a tough love type of man. Weakness is something he understands but doesn’t agree with accepting. He’s still devout to his religion and often feels a guiding hand in making decisions, which has built a sort of intuition into him when danger’s about. He’s aware he’s not alone in his presence, but if it helps them survive, he doesn’t have a problem with it.
ANDY! We are so excited to see someone take Mason and we think you’re a perfect fit for his character! Your para sample was amazing. You know the drill, pleasemake your blog within 24 hours and submit along with your email so we can get her into the OOC!
OOC Name: Andy OOC Age: 18 Time Zone: GMT -6 Character you are applying for: Mason Sullivan Activity Level (scale of 1 - 10): 8 since I’m back in school now Questions?: Nope! Have you read the rules?: Sample Para (IC, third person, at least 2 paragraphs):