New York Survivors: 1190 (41 MIA/ injured members -19 KIA members)? Active soldiers: 567?
In the early stages of the outbreak, New York was a killing ground. The high population and urban concentration made this one of the most heavily effected cities in the world. A team of three men; John Kennedy, Henry Watson, and Jeff Vonnegut, are trapped on Manhattan Island when the United States Military destroyed all roads and tunnels out, and abandoned the city to it's fate. ?The three men rescue a large number of survivors and through a series of bloody battles secured the sewers from the Undead. They established a permanent colony under Kennedy's leadership consisting of anyone who they could save. And they trained an army out of everyone who could fight.
Episode 1: Overground
9 years later, supply and scout teams gathering materials from the upper world have been going missing. An increase of military activity and freelance groups going for raids has sparked rumors that Kennedy was looking to go permanently overground. The Faction in Boston agrees to join with the New York Faction, establishing a Triumvirate between Providence RI, New York NY, and Boston MA.
During a standard supply run, members of the New York Faction run into a team representing an enigmatic enemy called The Omega Project, as well as a small group of refugees from Los Angeles, who witnessed first hand the threat that the Project poses.
Episode 2: The Omega Project
The move overground was successfull, despite the emergence of a hostile faction known as the Omega Project. The battle wages on three fronts for the control of Manhattan Island, A Police Station to the west which serves as an Infantry Deployment point; Times Square to the south, where the supply teams reside; and Kennedy's Intel Center on a hill overlooking the harbor.
Episode 3: Dark Agenda
A warehouse up north has also been established as an unofficial base for all three groups, but has come under heavy attack. Although greatly outnumbered, the Faction has established defensive lines and are settling in for a long seige.
Episode 4: The First Assault
After one day of fighting, The Faction clearly has the upper hand against the Omega Project. Reinforcements have arrived at the Northern Warehouse and the remainder of the second Omega Project attack wave are being weeded out. And due to the deployment of Mustard Gas across the river north, all the Omega forces flanking north have withdrawn from the city borders.
Vonnegut is now planning to lead a counter attack on a power station across the river to the north of the Police Station. If succesfull, the Faction will have control over the electricity on Manhattan, as well as establish an outpost on the other side of the river. Opening up further operations against the line of Omega Project soldiers dug in on the other side. If the Omega Project's northeastern line is broken, it will open up immediate contact and movement as far up as Boston. However, Vonnegut must split his forces, since another unwelcomed Faction of Raiders have set their sights on New York City.
Episode 5: Powder Keg
The Faction now plans to make their first major push westward, towards Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to engage the Raiders.
Allies: Boston Rebels ??? ?(comunications lost with Boston, Providence)
?? ? ? ? Los Angeles Refugees (53 members, 9 soldiers) ?(-4 MIA)
? ? ? ? Providence ????
Enemies: Reanimates (inestimable)
? ? ? ? ? ? ? Omega Project (unknown numbers)
? ? ? ? ? ? ? Raiders (Attack force around 200)
about 300 soldiers?
Independent Operatives: 50 : Work solo.?
Advanced Scouts: 60 go into territory before it is controlled by faction?
Scouts: 125 patrol areas controlled by faction?
Sharpshooters: 60 Snipers that work with the Infantry Division?
Faction Lead Attack Corps (F.L.A.C) soldiers. 140 these guys are the full offensive force of the faction. Secure Strongholds, Sweep and Clear, 'Depopulation'.?
Demolition Squad: 50 these guys use explosives... alot.?
Heavy Troops: ... You'll see...
Loot squad: 100 (Supply Aquisition)?
Engineer: 20 (vehicle/ weapon/ structural mechanics)
Mission types:? There are four?types of missions in Faction.???Division Objectives, Squad Objectives,?Character Development, and Freelancing.????
Faction Objectives: Given by your?Commander,?this is your battilion or groups?goal in an area.? These are long term goals that yeilds a lump?of experience after a condition is met.? Every?Division Objective completed?also strengthens the Factions stats.??The type of missions depend on your Commander.
Kennedy and Cid?will give you intelligence style missions and missions that will improve the infrastructure of the faction itself.
Watson will give you supply running/ gathering missions and scientific missions.
Vonnegut will give you missions that will expand or help defend faction territory.?
Squad Objectives:? Given by your CO.? In order to accomplish?Faction Objectives, you must complete?several Squad Objectives that work towards your Division's goal.? Every Squad Objective you?participate in?somehow effects (sometimes greatly) the entire game, even for other?players.? If and how your squad completes their objectives will determine?If and how your Faction Objective is successfull.???
Personal Objectives:?Each character has a story... dreams, nightmares, needs.? Some?have old demons to put to rest,?some are in a grab for power, some are just trying to survive.???Your character won't be given these objectives by any other character or person..? These are personal goals you must?set for your character (and their background or recent events?must reflect it).?
There are a few good examples of Personal Objectives in the game...
Jeremy O Toole?wants to avenge his fallen squadmate. (Event happened in game)
Ryan Sharpie is?concerned about Jersey (Part of backstory)?
Charisse is trying to climb the Faction ranks. ( Part of?backstory)
Often, you will come across?unofficial missions.? These are given by?another individual and are not required to progress through the game, but since the Faction works on a favor?economy, you will have to?do a few of these to handle personel buisiness,?gain contacts,??or improve your reputation.?????
Hiring Freelancers/ Volunteers
Anyone can hire a freelancer or find a volunteer?to boost your team's numbers or watch your back on a Personel Objective?.? Freelancers will have to be compensated somehow, but are worth it.? Just walk in to a bar and ask.????
NPCs have stats based on your faction's infrastructure.
NPCs have thier own personality and allegences and will act acordingly.
Bring Your Own Stuff?
Loot Law?on?unofficial missions: Finders?Keepers.???