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Chernarus

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Entry 1: ~Date: 12/4/19, ~Day 877 of Outbreak ~1100 Hours

Figured it was about time to make one of these. Keep my thoughts and objectives in check. Winter has set in full force, it’s hard to travel far, the cold keeps me inside. Victims of the infection itself, aside from the initial casualty rate of the pandemic, have starkly dropped. The most frequent causes of death, aside from murder, are from disease and cold. I’ve done what I can to assist the general populace, however with most of my medical supplies expended, I’ve had to put that objective on hold until I collect more. I still have enough supplies to help small injuries, but nothing large. I’ll have to make it back to redwood and talk to Jimmy, no chance of surgery with how low my supplies are. As for attempting to locate the remainder of my team, there has been no change. Captain Jayson has had no contact in over a year, Doctor Allen has gone dark, as far as I know, I’m the only survivor. Contact with my detachment went dark well over a year ago, however there is supposedly UN within the province now. I should try to contact them, however not on public frequencies, could make it hard to assist the province. With winter set, I may have to find some place to set up a camp, It’s too cold to rely on the odd house on the side of the road. My research into the pandemic itself has been on hold for well over a year now, there is little chance of resuming it until I join a team of researchers, perhaps the Berezino group will take me in if I express interest? I still know very little about them. Nonetheless, my goals remain unchanged. 

 

 

Entry 2: ~Date: 12/6/19, ~Day 879 of Outbreak 900 Hours

 

It’s hard to believe how much things can change over the course of two days. Scavenging for supplies in Pavlovo military encampment, I spotted someone in the distance. Following him briefly, we made contact and it took me no more than three seconds to realize who this strange fellow was: Alexander Camille. Well over a year ago, we worked together, not only supporting the Coalition, but also in conducting research into the virus. We lost contact not long after the CDF plane went down. Finally, one year later, in the dead of one of the most brutal winters we’ve experienced out here, he makes is appearance. Really shows how desperate times are getting. We exchanged the last year of our lives briefly, before an idea came to mind. Why not escape? Why do we not go somewhere safer? The obvious hypothesis would be that remaining world powers have quarantined the country. While this is a fair thought, it is quickly disproved by repeated entries into the country. Clearly there is a way out. We’ve begun discussing a way to escape. Our plan: Prepare the necessary equipment and transport in order to escape the country. Find a way to France and procure a boat to cross the strait into Britain. It’s a difficult plan, and preparations will be hard, particularly repairing a car to get us out of here. Nonetheless, I’ve begun preparing a list for supplies we will need. As for the car, I am hoping to get some help from Jack at redwood. Maybe he can help us repair a car...and maybe he’ll come with us. We will likely have four seats, so it is not unreasonable to allow him to invite someone with him. By my estimate, the trip would take roughly 3-5 days, maybe a week in the worst conditions. We’ll have to prepare. Listed below is the minimum amount of supplies we will need to sustain two people for roughly 6 days.

 

-12 individual cans/preserved meats for food (2 cans per person per day for 6 days)

-2-4 water containers or a jerry can full of water. 

-2-3 packets of Chlorine tablets (Permitting refills from lakes and ponds)

-1-2 axes/hatchets Acquired, yet may be used

-2-3 sharpening stones/rolls of duct tape

-Roughly 200-400 rounds of ammo each

-Jerry can for gasoline  Acquired

-Carjack

-Spare tire

-Tire patchwork kit

-Lug wrench Acquired

-Spare car parts (Inventory permitting) Acquired

-Essential medical supplies (Bandages, painkillers, Epi-Pens, Saline)

 

Entry 3 ~Date: 12/9/19, ~Day 882 of Outbreak, ~Time 1100 hours

 

After some time, I’ve made my way north. Decided to set up shop in a highschool. The science lab should prove useful in my research. Working to secure it now, just need nails. I’ve secured a small corner for me to stash supplies to get ready for our trip..if we go through with it. I’ve also managed to get my hands on a car. Assuming it hasn’t been stolen, we should just need some food and water supplies to be ready. My meetings with local survivors have been...scarce. I’ve seen several cars passing by, all of which have given me no second thought and drove off west. They likely are heading towards the military base near Tisy. I encounter two survivors near Bash yesterday, however they weren’t much for conversation and needed little help, so I quickly said my farewells and continued north. Over the radio, I’ve made contact with several others, including one near Vybor who needs help. If my car is still ready to go, I’ll drive out that way and help him. As for Jack and the redwood folks, supposedly Dr. River helped Jimmy, and I haven’t heard from Jack in a few weeks. I still need to talk to him about our trip. Alex has gone dark again, hopefully he hasn’t completely disappeared again. As for our supply list, I’ve collected a good amount of supplies. If we decide not to leave, we can base out of this highschool for our research. Maybe expand to allow others to stay here, however we would need a good amount of nails to secure it. Every window on the ground floor would need to be boarded up, all our supplies would need to be on the second floor. Too many supplies for two people to collect. We’d need far more people. Of course, we can just secure one section of the floor and use that for our research. We need this science lab however. It’s not the standard I grew accustomed to, however it can suffice for now. Power needs to be restored to the building for it to be functional, but I believe we can restore localized power to the wing I’m in. Hopefully I can secure it within a few days, but things always seem to change around here...

 

On the Road

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Entry 4 ~Date 12/16/19 ~Day 889 of Outbreak ~Time 1000 Hours

 

We finally found a car, loaded it with supplies, and got away from Chernarus. As I write this we’re passing through Central Kopek. While I know this is going to be a great thing for us, I can’t help but feel like I’m leaving too much behind. My entire research team could still be alive and yet here I go to Britain. I never managed to talk to Jack or check in with Jimmy. But anywhere is better than here...right? Nonetheless, we’ve set off now. Our plan is to go around the black mountains, cutting through Takistan into Ukraine and down south, Poland, Germany, France, Britain. If we’re lucky, we won’t have too many stops before we make it there, but when are we ever lucky? Probably going to be writing a lot over the next few days, only brought a few books and we have a week to get to Britain. Two cripples trapped in a box on wheels...what’s the worst that could happen?

 

Entry 5 ~Date 12/17/19 ~Day 890 of Outbreak ~Time 1300 Hours

Clashing ideologies are the root of all conflict. Almost to the border of Ukraine from Takistan, and we find someone hurt off the side of the road. Alex was driving, fucker almost drove right past him. I nearly crashed the car trying to get him to stop, but nonetheless he stopped. Guy was hurt. Severe blunt force trauma, several lacerations on his right forearm, his chest was torn bad. Said he came near the border and was attacked by a bear. My guess is that he was hiding something, I don’t think a bear would wander this close to Takistan but it doesn’t matter much. We helped him and set him up in a small cabin in the woods. Man would have died if we didn’t help him. Still, the fact that Alex would have abandoned him shows how much he changed from a year ago. Hippocratic oath must not mean much to him anymore...

 

 

 

 

Livonia

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Entry 6 ~Date 12/18/20 ~Day 891 of Outbreak ~Time 1600 Hours


Stranded! We made it to Poland and things went to shit. Massive fucking storm took us off course. We skidded out and car took a nose dive into a ditch, rolled over the top. Must have damaged the fuel tank because we started leaking fuel. Trunk was jammed shut, had to crawl through the windshield to get out. Cut the shit out of my arms and legs. All our spare equipment was in either the back seat or the trunk, didn’t have a chance to go get it, something caused a spark and our fuel tank caught fire. It was the middle of the night in the middle of a torrential downpour, couldn’t see shit. I was able to keep up with Alex for a while, but the sound of the crash caught the attention of the undead locals. We got separated by a horde. I managed to find some shelter and patch myself up. Storm has passed now, looks to be late afternoon. All our spare equipment was in the car, including my vest and bag. Gonna have to scavenge up some gear and find Alex, hopefully he’s alright. Signs are all in Polish so we’re in some kind of province there. Something about this place gives me the creeps though...can’t help but feel like something is watching me...not to mention the bombed out town I’m sheltering in. Infection hit this place hard...or something worse did.

 

Entry 7: ~Date: 1/7/2020 ~Day 911 of Outbreak ~Time: 900 hours

 

It’s been a strange couple of weeks. Was sorting my gear and camp and found the journal buried at the bottom of the bag. First of all, things I’ve learned: Gierlatow (Or however it is spelled) Has two “restaurant” esque camps; the soup kitchen, and Iris’ Restaurant. They both provide survivors with supplies, and is frequented by several people. I see it as a risky place to hang around, however it still is worth checking if I need anything. Last I knew, Topolin had a dangerous group in it, but I’ve heard that they abandoned it, so I’m not sure anymore. Sitnik has a group of Irishmen in it, holding a camp. Was told they needed a resident doctor so I headed there. I’m not too sure about them though, I feel like any research into a cure would be stunted if I were to join them, and I’m confident that I’d make many enemies. They don’t seem like the “Save the world” type to me. I’m on the road to Brena now. Supposedly there is another group there who needs a doctor, but torrential downpour has kept me off the road for the most part, and now I’m lost. Last I saw Alex, he was in Tarnow before we were separated by a storm. We picked up a mute named Pavel, some, I believe Russian, man who had his larynx partially damaged by an incident involving a boat. He can’t describe it, and the only word I’ve heard him speak was boat, the rest has been indiscernible grunting and groaning, colloquially henceforth referred to as “Pavel Noises.” As for other groups in the area, Anarchy is supposedly back under a new name (Alex was furious), and the Corporation is in the area as well. My opinion of the ironically named bunch of bandits (Anarchy) remains unchanged for the last year (verging on two, my god). As for the Corporation, I know very little about them, but from what I hear, they are attempting to find a cure, but their methodology is...shady. I appreciate the effort though, and would like to meet them. If I could find their M.O., maybe it would clear out the lies from the fact. Hopefully, within the next few days, I will. For now, I will continue to make way to Brena. I do need to stop by my stash to grab the electronic microscope. Needs repairs but it will be worth selling. Otherwise, to Brena I go.

 

*A torn page remains following Entry 7*

1/8/20 

My eye...they took my fucking eye... *the remainder of the page is torn*

 

Addendum, Entry 8: ~Date 1/10/20 ~Day 914 of Outbreak ~Time: 1100 hours

 

I’ve...recovered. Managed to maintain a steady treatment of the eye. Changed the bandage and ensured no chance of infection. Removed the bandage and replaced it with a padded eyepatch on which I will change the padding every 3-5 days. As for our next move...I don’t know. We talked about our options. Sitnik is still an option, maintain my position as doctor and use them as protection. Of course, there are alternatives…Could always live out on our own, or go with others. Either way, we know our enemy. They made sure of that. 24th street. Sitnik might be our best option to combat them, but Callahan didn’t seem too keen on fighting them the other day. We might be on our own here. I’m recovering my equipment lost at the moment. Medical supplies coming in steady but weapons are...limited. Hopefully I can get my hands on something to protect myself soon. I don’t care how many there are, if I see any of these fucking 24th street people, I’ll be dumping fucking bodies.

 

Entry 9: ~Date 1/16/20 ~Day 920 of Outbreak ~Time 1130 Hours

Work presses on in Sitnik. I’ve set up a clinic there. Not fully operational yet, but once things are properly set up, with medical supplies and more storage, with a clean area for operations, I’ll be more comfortable. As for the town, the people seem alright. Callahan and Filomena are welcoming for the most part. Couple of the regular townsfolk are a little off putting but other than that, things feel fine. I’ve been trying to come up with modifications for the prosthetic. A problem I noticed is that the metal is wearing down around the foot area. For now, I’ve taken an old pair of boots and made some rubber caps for those areas. It’s working for now, but I don’t want to go scrambling over rocks with them. Another issue came up last night. Storm was raging and I was cleaning out the main area of the clinic when a wardrobe fell over and made a sizeable dent in the prosthetic, close to the ankle. I’ve managed to repair it slightly, but it’s definitely wearing down. I believe the problem stems from the prosthetic being hollow. As much as I don’t like unnecessary weight, if the prosthetic breaks at the damage point, then dead in the water. Should find a pair of crutches just in case… 

 

*Scribbled less formally beneath*

 

Check the quarantine camp for an actual prosthetic, or information leading to a higher end hospital, could hopefully find one there. Also there is Topolin. Big ass capital town, might have some information regarding a hospital. Check there tonight.

Germany

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Entry 10: ~Date 1/23/20 ~Day 927 of Outbreak ~Time 900 hours 

 

Been out of Livonia for almost a week now, hard to believe. Just went west and didn’t stop walking. Could have turned around like I planned, been back in Sitnik around the time I expected, yet here I sit in a German pub, writing in this fucking book again. I found very little in Topolin. Few bits of supplies that I could make use of, although I did find a manifest regarding shipping out west. Figured I’d try to track it down...guess that’s why I didn’t stop. Damage to the prosthetic continues to be an issue. The weak point at the ankle I mentioned continues to cause issues regarding travel. A hole has wrended open at the weak point. I’ve fixed it using duct tape and a few solid sticks to increase support around it, but I definitely need repairs. If no one out here, who speaks english I might add, can help fix it or modify it, I need to turn around.

 

It’s odd to think it’s been 50 days since I started writing in this journal. Day 50, Entry 10...How time seems to fly. Means I’ve been out of Chernarus for over a month...only time in the last two and a half years I’ve left the country. Left South Zagoria plenty of times, but never Chernarus. Whatever, Chernarus just makes the past feel more like the present.

 

Winter is coming to an end and it’s fortunately, starting to warm up. Will make travel much more convenient. I hope to be back in Sitnik by next week, but we’ll see how it goes. I’ve met very few people out here, but Germany is just as fucked as everywhere else.

 

I’ll be “home” in the next few days.

 

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