September 22, 1986
Welcome to Raleigh Heights, Colorado. Early fall, cool and crisp weather.
It's a picturesque little mountain town that's only claim to fame is the world renowned Raleigh Heights Hospital & Sanitarium. Despite the small town, the hospital boasts some of the most advanced and successful treatments for the criminally insane. Majority of the town residents are employees of the hospital or work for the surprising amount of businesses the town has to offer. Or, they work for the town's government in some way. Because of the hospital, the town gets a lot of visitors even if the population always hovers around 2000, not including the patients in the hospital.The residents and the visitors go about their day not realizing the horrors they are soon to witness.
A survivor from a group of hikers that experienced some sort of attack in an uncharted cave is brought in by helicopter to the Public Health Clinic. She is nearly incoherent when asked about her companions and what had happened to her. All they could make out was "dead... undead" before she finally succumbs to whatever was ailing her and dies. As an orderly is prepping her body for transport to the morgue at the hospital, she suddenly sits up and attacks him, biting deep into his neck before he could pull away. The police chief and the deputy who had been trying to question her earlier, shoot her repeatedly but she still manages to bite 3 nurses who were trapped in the operating room. The Chief puts a bullet in her head and she finally goes down.
As things are starting to go wrong in town, a raving and ranting man stumbles into the ER up at the hospital. In the middle of his incoherent shouts and ramblings, he seizes up and drops to the waiting room floor, convulsing wildly. ER staff and one security guard try to hold him down, but he is nearly too strong for them. Then suddenly, he vomits up a fountain of blood then drops lifeless to the floor. Some of the hospital staff work furiously to try and revive him, while the security guard and an orderly try to calm the other people in the waiting room. The guard's radio crackles and then an authoritative voice speaks. "All security... code black has been initiated. Repeat... code black has been initiated. Lockdown imminent." The guard looks around wildly, then stares in horror at the dead man on the floor. He then holds his arms out in front of him and groans as he sees the deep scratches and the man's spit up blood coating them. "Oh god.. oh god... ogod ogod ogod." he begins moaning, getting louder and louder. One of the orderlies asks him if he's okay. The guard looks at him and says. "No, I'm dead. We're all dead." He then pulls his gun out his holster, shoves the barrel in his mouth and pulls the trigger.
Where will you be when all hell breaks loose? Will you fight to escape or hole up and wait for rescue? Will you go it alone or team up with other survivors? It's time to decide and to decide fast...
Raleigh Heights is waiting for you.
Starting players... remember that you are starting off at one day before the town is cut off, the events above haven't spread out to the rest of the town or the hospital yet. And also remember that only the GM can advance the days. If you are a new player and would like to join the game after the game is well on its way, discuss w/ the GM in private messages or in chat how your character can be intro'd, then work that into your application.