Born 3/31/1990, in the City of Stokowsko, Durham came from a family of Irish Immigrants. By age 18, having completed all of his study's and having joined the Livonia Fire Department, Durham continued to serve until December 2018 (age 28) before he joined the LDF as a Reservist continuing his carrier uneventfully until March 4th, 2020. To this day He continues to attempt his job as a way of handling the changing lifestyle he was forced into. Only time will tell whether this leads to a brighter future.
Hell, my character is a LSDF combat engineer, stuck in Cherno simply because I'm looking to see if a penpal and her family are alright. (my characters a single child, both parents passed so my friends are more family than anything) technically military and active service but I realize something most don't..... I AM NOT IN LIVONIA I HAVE NO DAMN AUTHORITY IN THIS COUNTRY, however.... i can still go around in uniform. people ask why? I wear it because its comfy. All i carry weapons wise is a glock with 2 spare mags. open carry and i have the permits for it from the Offical Goverment. Playing a western blok trooper in a east blok country, leads to interesting moments... To be honest i rather like the need to hold back in RP cause i have no authority, keeps things interesting. I personally like the changes to lore.
Born 3/31/1990, in the Ft. Stewart Army Medical Center, Korenskie came from a family of Immigrants cutting ties to the Russian government. By age 18, having completed all of his study's and having joined the US army as a Combat Engineer, Demolition Specialist (MOS 12B), Korenskie continued to serve until December 2018 (age 28) before leaving the Army with honorable discharge and moving to Livonia. Upon arrival he joined the LSDF continuing his carrier as a engineer uneventfully until his transfer to Chernarus, where he would act as support for the local Republic Army of Chernarus.
Radio Crackles Heavy static and the sound of thunder is heard
"This is Officer Durham, unfortunately I will be unable to make it to you as the weather is impeding my ability to travel, However I can inform you that there should be friendly's near Topolin If you can make it that far, good luck and godspeed."
Crackling static followed by the splitting Crack of lightning impacting well within what seems to be 200m before the signal goes dead likely from an EMP like effect.
*A crackling pop is heard as a radios PTT is pressed followed by a muffled curse and a wet splat as the radio apparently falls to soggy ground. Moments later it pops again and a voice is heard muffled slightly by the sounds of a thunderstorm*
"This is PFC Gene Durham, callsign HAMMERFALL314, to any UN units in the Livonia Op-Zone. Have arrived onsite and am requesting rally-point. Please respond on secure frequencies."
*The boom of thunder and a wash of static is heard, likely interference from the thunderstorm, before the radio falls silent*
INCOMING CONNECTION DETECTED..............
C.D.P.W. PRIORITY CODES CONFIRMED..........
MESSAGE AS FOLLOWS: This is Nickoli Korenskie, C.D.P.W. Command I have established basic camp in South Zagoria, initial surveys of the Sosnovka Dam indicate a high possibility for resuming of operations. However local power grids are in too bad of a shape for a return of service, as such I am giving a partial GREENLIGHT for OPERATION: FUSEBOX. Unfortunately an ETA is unavailable for the dams RTO. Caution is advised however as there is confirmation of hostile factions operating in the region. Will continue to update as I can. Korenskie out. :END OF MESSAGE.........
CONNECTION ESTABLISHED WITH CDPW RELAY ALPHA.............DELIVERY COMPLETE...
ACTIVATING POWERSAVE MODE>>>> TRANSMITTERS SET TO PASSIVE RECEPTION
GLORY TO CHERNARUS!!!!
**this message is unencrypted and readable by all**
Well, the turbine and relay rooms were a mess. Tools scattered everywhere, parts and the like, though it looks like someone was here after the outbreak. Likely a survivor. Still a lot of the lockout-tagout tags around, most of em were accounted for but there's a few that give me a bit of hope on the situation. Seems the guys name is Arsenault,least the last name is. Managed to get the place cleaned up and got me a list of some of the missing parts, mostly wiring harnesses and basic connecters, I can pull most of it from local factories. Gonna spend a few days scrounging around for what i can. Heard a radio broadcast yesterday, something about some group called Anarchy, guess there some local militia or something so it shouldn't affect me much. Also found the old plaque with the dams name " Sosnovka Dam" and cleaned it up. Thing shines like new now. Should have more to report later, I'll be uploading this at the Green mountain Relay when i get the chance, for now I'll keep troopering on.
Addendum: Two other things of note today: ran into a group calling themselves the 501st or something like that, maybe a CDF unit that got separated from the main force during evacuations? I'll have to ask around when i get the chance. there currently claiming the old military airfield but didn't seem to mind the relays or fuses id pulled from the machine shops. And more importantly, I found the shipment of parts slated for the Dam, still sitting at the rail depot in Chyornaya Bay, mostly just the electrical wiring and relay boxes but the replacement server tower was there too. I picked up some of the smaller stuff and locked the containers up and took the keys with me. Gear will still be there later, not like anyone would have use for it so ain't nobody gonna mess with it, they'd have to find it first anyways.
Finally arrived in South Zagoria 2 days ago, place seems to be in remarkable shape considering everything that's happened over the last couple of years. It took me a little bit more time than I expected to find the old Dam however it's in remarkable shape as it seems that the original work crew, according to the logs, was in the process of changing out a couple of the turbine's so as a result the entire damn was taken offline completely. According to the time-date's this happened just as the outbreak was kicking into full swing. Unfortunately, this leads to issues of their own, on one hand with the dam offline completely i need to find a way to "jumpstart" the systems. Normally this would be done by a sister plant or a heavy duty 3-phase generator truck, I have neither. On the other hand, with the dam offline and in a "maintenance" mode so to speak, the gearboxes and other systems were properly isolated from the grid. (no surge damage or burnout thank god for small favors ehh?) I'm headed down to check the turbine and relay rooms tonight. Everything was locked up so not so surprisingly its empty down there, no zeds. Should be able to get a very basic report on things from the logs and some of the mechanical gauges, hell i even found a case of WD-40 in the storage room. Things seem to be looking NOPE NOT GOING THERE DAMMIT. WE ALL KNOW THOSE WORDS BRING BAD TIDINGS.
Should know more tomorrow.
Addendum: FOUND A MRE, RUSSIAN IRP under a desk still intact better yet its meal 5, god i get coffee tonight
*sighs in disappointment, as he reaches up to tap the PTT on his throat mic*
"This is Gene Durham, U.N.H.E.S.R. Operator, if you boys need anything to help recover from this unfortunate moment of retardation in GM let me know, i got more than i could hope to pass off by my self, mostly medical and building supply. ill likely be by later for some trading or a quick chat. Good luck and god bless."
*a soft mumbling about meds and nails and the damn snow for a moment before you hear a muffled digital connection tone and the hum of a laptops cooling fans as the connection fades to static*
*taps his throat mic* This is Gene, was wondering when yall would get back, I take it most of the shit in Europe has died down a bit? Last I heard from anyone in the chain I was one of the last U.N.H.E.S.R. boys out here. Been working with the local police and such, but just a bit of warning, be carefull up north, heard talk about organized bandets up there. Though CHI got one of there comsats overhead so least coms ain't an issue for the moment. Not like anyones got ASAT anymore.
*static crackles before the channel cuts out*
*tilts his head off to the side before tapping his throat mic* "This is Gene Durham I ain't got none at the moment but I'll keep an eye out" *before turning ptt back on and continuing his treck along the coastline*
SYSTEM CHECKS COMPLETE>>>>>>>>OK
IMAGING SYSTEM CHECK>>>>>>>>>>>STANDBY
BROADCAST MODULATION>>>>>>>>>OK INITIATING SCAN OF SOUTH ZAGORIA REGION>>>>>>>COMPLETE
TARGETS CONFIRMED>>>>>>>>>>>BROADCASTING DATA ON ENCRYPTED FREQUENCY
DESTINATION: U.N. REGIONAL COMMAND
CONTENTS: GENERAL REGIONAL INFORMATION UPDATE
After this process completes itself the satellite starts broadcasting regional music choices pulled from files manually uploaded from local radio stations for the next 12 hours, including local and regional christmas music with some global songs mixed in. The signal is steady and strong with no bleedover at 2.3 GHz. This signal fades out while playing the Chernarus National Anthem.