Silph Co. is the worlds premiere business in the fields of science and technology, even beating out close competitors such as Devon corp. Inside of the impressive 20 story stand alone research and development building, many projects and experiments work toward the betterment of both poke and mankind. Today however, the employees of Silph Co. will be facing a different sort of problem.
Silph scientist #1: "I do not get why we always try to develop a zombie vaccine around this time every year."
Silph scientist #2: (shakes head and shrugs) "I know right? Its not like there are zombies trying to bust in here and eat our brains or something!"
(both scientists laugh)
Suddenly the building lights switch to emergency mode and a panicked voice begins yelling through the intercom: "Red Alert! This is not a drill! (gunshots can be heard in the background) Strange undead creatures have surronded the building and are forcing their way into the lobby! (screaming can be heard) Everyone needs to evacuate, the zombies are trying to bust in here to eat our brains!" (more gunfire before the intercom goes to static)
The scientists stand in quiet terror before moments later, a voice only transmission makes a connection to the Silph Co. labs and someone who sounds smart begins speaking: "People of Silph Co, this is the president of Johto. Zombies are taking over Kanto and your technology and know how could be our last chance to stop them! I am sending someone to evacuate you, just try not to die before help arrives!"
A distant explosion causes the whole building to tremble! The communicator goes silent and the lights dim. Those things indicated that Silph Co's main power supply had been terminated. This is bad, very bad...
Even though this RP may involve violence, killing and such, it is more like something out of cartoon and should be pictured in a non serious kind of way. The roles function a bit differently than normal and are as follows:
1. Zombie (# limit: None)
You may be a single pokemon zombie or choose to play as up to 3 human zombies at once. All zombies can communicate with each other through groans. Non zombie characters would not be able to understand what you are saying even if they are close by.
The fastest zombie is capable of moving about as fast as an average human. (a zombie Jolteon for example) If your original zombie is killed (by taking too much damage to the head) then you may switch to a new one, which otherwise would have been a non player character. (there are hundreds of NPC zombies inside of Saffron city)
If a zombie kills enough people (eats enough brains) then they can slowly become slightly smarter. (this takes effect after every 10 kills or so and includes both npc's and human players) Zombies are not good thinkers otherwise.
Goal: The zombies want to kill or delay the hero character and/ or kill the survivors.
2. Silph Co. Survivor (# limit: None)
This group includes either scientists who were working on a zombie antidote, or other people who happened to be in the building. Survivors are not armed with Pokemon! Either because they are not a trainer or due to other reasons. Each person is allowed to choose an improvised weapon but be warned that in a 1 on 1 fight with a zombie, it is unlikely that you can win.
The most that a survivor character can really do, is to slow down or distract a small number of zombies. It is also possible to outsmart or temporarily outrun the ghouls.
Anyone in this class that dies, DOES NOT RESPAWN. Meaning that unlike the zombies, once you die, you are gone for good. (although technically you could still keep playing as a zombie) Player controlled survivors can only be zombified if they are mortally wounded and then bitten or scratched.
Goal: The survivors merely need to reach the extraction site outside of the city. Non scientist characters would want to grab something out of the research lab before leaving Silph Co. (anything such as important documents, computer disks or similar items will do. Alternatively, a scientist needs only to stay alive) At least one survivor must make it out of Saffron city in order for the humans to "win".
3. The Hero/ Heroine (aka badass dude or badass babe) (# limit: There can be only one. Role is first come, first served)
This class has the best fighting ability of all characters in the RP but is not invincible. May start the story with a full team of 6 pokemon and can also carry a normal weapon. Great against a few zombies but starts to struggle if there is a large mob attacking at the same time.
Drawbacks: Begins the story some distance away from the group. High priority target for the zombies, since if you are killed, it will be MUCH harder for the survivors to win.
Goal: Reach the survivors and escort anyone left alive to the extraction site.
To further assist in the rescue attempt, the hero character begins the story with a small jeep. (it can be damaged and it can be disabled)
Remember that a zombie can only be defeated in this RP by taking lots of damage to the head.
Survivors start the RP on either floor 10 or floor 11 of Silph Co.
Zombies may start either on the 1st floor of Silph Co, anywhere within Saffron city or anyplace that you think the hero might need to pass through to reach the Silph Co building.
The Hero/ Heroine starts at Indigo Plateau.
A zombie player cannot switch zombies unless their current zombie dies or kills itself somehow. It is also not possible to switch if it is in a place where there are no npc zombies yet. (for example, a zombie player would not be able to appear on the roof of Silph Co.)
During battles no automatic hitting allowed! You may launch an attack but the other player still determines the outcome. (within the limits of not godmoding) (This rule does not apply to non player characters) If there are any disagreements, PM me and I will look into it.
Pokemon choices (where applicable) can be anything from Generation 1 - 5. No legends, no ghosts and no flying types.
No controlling other players characters without permission.
In addition to the many NPC zombies and humans that are around, there are also hostile and escaped mutants inside of Silph Co. These creatures are not usually super strong but they do hate everybody and will attack anyone and everyone on sight. (human or zombie)
The Sign ups:
For Zombie or Zombies--
Species: (zombie pokemon only)
History and age: (optional)
Improvised weapon: (optional)
For Hero/ Heroine-- (This slot has been filled)
Up to 6 pokemon:
Weapon of choice: (subject to final approval)
Additionally for this RP, please put your characters location at the top of each post. If there are any questions or comments, you may now ask them!