The scene of the crash
"The blood stained sands of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. The police lines in countless surreal riots and uprisings. I have been to all these places, yet I know of no place so destitute and lacking in even the faintest glimmer of humanity as Chernarus. I must resign myself to it, I suppose. I am a journalist by nature, and I see no good reason to simply give up."
You'll likely find a distinction between who we were and who we are now. Change has been thrust upon us, and we have been molded by circumstance and time. We were, in the beginning, a British news crew dispatched to Chernarus during a particularly harsh winter to report and investigate rumours and rumblings of an infection. Our arrival was uneventful, out attempted departure days later less so. We quickly resigned ourselves to a grim existence in Chernarus for the forseeable future. Among our crew, prominent journalists and media executives squabbled over where to hide, where to run, what to do next.
The rumblings had turned out to be true. The hordes were massing, and the fatigued soldiers assigned to us had been picked off slowly. The arguments over the question of "what now?" escalated until Jorge Keremy, a lowly war correspondent, rose to his feet and spoke for the briefest of moments.
"It's really very simple", he said.
Heads turned to regard the man, intrigued as to what on earth he was proposing. His gaze flickered to look at the eyes of everyone present, their attention now in him.
"We investigate, and we report. That's all."
The blatant simplicity of the statement that had just been uttered took effect. We had been squabbling over where to run, what to do next, when the answer was very simple, as Jorge had said. We were journalists, and we had to carry on with our jobs. That was the birth of a new idea, a new way of life. From that point on, we knew what to do.
The crew is organized to suit everyone's individual talents within the team. Field reporters are encouraged to travel with an armed escort, and fixers are in charge of logistics and planning. As such, there are three primary roles one can assume within the crew. Reporters are required to carry out the same tasks as they would in any other situation, investigating and reporting on important issues and stories. Ex-military or more combat orientated personnel are usually assigned to travel with journalists in the field to ensure their ultimate safety from infected and humans alike.
Security personnel are often hardened survivors
Fixers are tasked with acquiring the necessary resources and putting together travel plans and safety procedures for the crew. They are often local to the area, or have extensive knowledge of the land. They are responsible for making sure that the crew always has the right vehicle, weapon, or supplies for the job. Some fixers will also be charged with ensuring that any publications run by the crew are free of delays and technical problems.
One of our crew, days before the failed escape
Our mission is to investigate and report on the events unfolding in Chernarus, to keep the survivors of the outbreak informed, and, more importantly, give them hope in otherwise dire times. The duty of a journalist doesn't change, no matter the situation. The Green Mountain radio tower is an eventual goal, and the establishment of a makeshift news/radio service is absolutely critical. Even if we should perish, if all comes to an end, our efforts will document the final days of the human race in Chernarus.
The reality sets in
Our role is to observe and document, to investigate. Our job here is dangerous and fraught with risk, and as such our reporters must be able to keep calm and collected under mentally and physically straining conditions. Armed escorts must be alert at all times and are expected to handle tense situations on a daily basis.
Jorge Keremy - John Blakeley
Roger McKelly - Bulld0g
Arthur Wake - House
Nathan Hill - Crabmane
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