Friday, February 25, 2011

Post of Occurrence-1


Many events have occurred in the last week and a half (10 days), so let's start from the beginning. These events have been imported from our Security and Event Logbook. We keep this logbook for reference of important notes; like attacks on the colony and unusual behavior.

Archived 2/24/2011 by Security Officer Alex Hammond/Modified by Garrus Alexander for referential use in blog

Night 1-

*No attacks on colony. 3 pods of virals spotted circling Eastern and Southern walls. No perimeter breaches.

*Personal Note/user/Garrus- It seems as though some of the colonists have been acting a bit out of place lately. Josh and his brother, Isaak, have been in a restless mood, talking about somebody named "Babcock." They are secretly being watched by two of our recon/intel men.

Night 2-

*No noticeable occurrences here on site. The same 3 pods of virals continued to circle the site, but no attacks so far.

Night 3-

Same as yesterday... Continuing to watch for attack.

Night 4-

The virals finally made their move today. One of the three pods attacked the Northwestern section of our perimeter. We were easily able to fend them off and kill them after our lights slowed them down. Oddly enough, this pod was comprised of five virals compared to the usual three. We have increased our watches and set up shotgunners on all sides of the wall... Just in case things get personal.

*Note- 20 .22LR shots fired, 2 7mm Magnum shots fired, 1 12-gauge shot-shell fired.

(Skipping 4 days, no activity during this period)

Night 8-

No attacks from virals, but colonists Josh and Isaak have been put under constant watch for reasons said in note below.

*Personal note/user/Dr. Kyne: Chief Medical Officer- Subjects Josh and Isaak are suffering from extreme dementia and hallucinations. They have been locked up in prison cells 1 and 2 under solitary confinement since their fight today while under house arrest. During this time, Josh shot Isaak in the arm with a .45 single shot Derringer. Isaak responded by attempting to fire his crossbow-pistol into Josh's heart, but instead hit Josh's hand. This is the first colonist attack in the colony so far.
When arrested, they were both mumbling something about how they "had to see Babcock... We all have to see Babcock". I have been receiving numerous reports from colonists about this "Babcock" character. I am going to assess these colonists within the week to see what they can tell me.

Night 10- The largest attack on the colony so far took place today. Three viral pods with five virals in each (15 virals total) attacked the colony on the Eastern, Western, and Southern perimeters. One of our snipers, Clayton Mathius, was pulled over the edge of the Southern wall (post 3). This marks the fifth man we have lost in the line of duty. Our shotgunners did well tonight, being able to fend off three of the four virals that were successful in scaling the wall. The fourth viral was shot by Garrus with a .22 Sig Mosquito.

*Reference Note-15 Virals killed. PFC Sniper Clayton Mathius killed in action (KIA).
77 .22LR shots fired, 9 .30-06 shots fired, 10 12 gauge shots fired, and 30 9mm shots fired.

Signing off,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Date: 2025/February 16th

To anyone who's fighting for their life out there, you are not alone.

My name is Garrus, and I am sending this blog out from the colony of Neo on the coast of Northern California.

I am writing this blog to give an overview of our daily lives here in the colony. There are seven families here; a total of 49 people, 8 dogs, and 3 cats. We also have livestock and an active agricultural system with clean water.

Our colony is somewhat of a square shape, and is approximately 25 acres in size. We border the San Fransisco Bay (look for two bridges in the area; you will know you are close.)

Neo was founded 10 days after California succeeded from the USA. California became what anyone would consider "cocky" and began to advertise itself as a safe haven. Everyone knew that this was a stupid idea. Someone who was infected with the virus would eventually enter California, and we would all be in danger. So, my family and I gathered up a large group of our friends to try and create our own "safe haven."

At first, we used a high school's indoor swimming pool. At night the building was lit up, so there was no chance of virals getting in and attacking us. At the time, we were safe... Then the power went out. The grid that powered not only the school, but the entire city, had been hit by some sort of explosion. Luckily, all of this took place in the morning. We began to move West, toward the San Fransisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. I guess that our goal was to find a ship of some sort, but now we all realize that that was an unrealistic expectation.

By nightfall we had reached an abandoned strip mall overlooking the bay. We did a perimeter check on the site, and all seemed well. We decided to use this location for our colony.

As pretty much everybody knows, light is the only effective way to slow down the virals before shooting them in the heart, so we have a set up of 30 large flood lights surrounding the area. 29 are considered our "perimeter lights", while one is our "search light". We shine this light directly into the sky to create a form of beacon; if anyone is around, they will know where to find a safe haven. We believe that at night our lights are visible from around a mile away.

Our power source is produced from solar energy. Our main generator failed 3 years ago, but our hydrogen fuel-cell batteries are still running at full capacity. We can run up to two nights on a single charge.

Weapons are in abundance here in Neo. We keep all of our large weapons locked up in an old sporting goods store near the center of the colony. Small weapons, like handguns, throwing knives, and the like, are allowed within homes after training. Ammo is also in abundance. We found stockpiles of all calibers of ammo (though a large percentage is .22 LR) in the basement of the sporting goods store. If we ever run out of ammo, we have backup crossbows and compound bows. A B-57 Nuclear Bomb with a modified fuse system is kept under constant surveillance in the corner of the sporting good's basement. If our compound is ever compromised, this bomb will be detonated to prevent the infection from spreading to the colonists.

Cellular Satellites are still going strong, for now. I am using a 4G Wireless Internet stick on an old laptop I've had for many years now. God knows when that will fail...

Until next time,