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"A few honest men are better than numbers." (Oliver Cromwell)

The Revenants
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Abbreviation: REVs
Group Numbers: 6
Leadership: Council
Goals: Justice
Recruitment Policy: Open to those who follow the Code-leave a message on the discussion page
Contact: Revenants Forum

A pro survivor group dedicated to the idea of Justice.

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JUST AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP. Very different than the idea of bounty hunting or vendettas, the REVs seek to get to the core of the evolved game. If the following interests you, please leave a comment on the discussion tab up top. The group offers the following in game terms as an outline:


Outlook toward others:

Other revenants- The revenants help each other and try to learn to "Walk The Code". (more on the The Code coming)

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This user or group believes in regaining NT buildings at any cost!
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New Survivors- "Innocents" to be helped and developed.

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This user supports the Sacred Ground Policy.

Survivor Groups- To be supported and helped in the rebuild

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I fight block by block

Zombie Groups- Respected as apex predators and worthy opponents.

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This user supports the PEP.

PKers- Respected as legitimate to the game but viewed as what they are by what they do: as individual rogues then they are murderers; when they are organized groups then they are organized crime; occasionally at high levels of game play they are assassins, gunslingers or ronins with their own set of legitimate values.

The Code

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1. The Prime Directive: Revenants will serve Justice in life and undeath.

2. The Respect Rule: Respect is earned-Just as you sow, So shall you reap.

3. The Rattlesnake Rule: Revenants will warn before they strike.

4. The Redeemed Rule: The Undead will be given Life (revived) if possible.

5. The Left in Peace Rule: The Undead will be unharmed when outside human buildings.

6. The Rest in Peace Rule: The Undead will be given R.I.P. when inside buildings.

7. The Darwin Days Rule: JUSTICE!!!

While the wicked stand confounded, call me with thy saints surrounded!

"Aequitas" ("Justice" in Latin)

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Hurry Sundown-A revenant story from the American Old West (Lyrics by Hughie Thomasson)

Gypsies danced around the campfire, shook their tambourines They were waiting for the ghost of an outlaw, Sundown was his name

As the midnight hour grew closer and the sky begins to fall You could see their shadows by the light of the moon

For They had heard the gypsies' call

She had hair as black as darkness, eyes of emerald green And her voice was soft and tender, oooh she loved sing

She will sing no more, or dance again or shake her tambourines They had taken her away, she was dead and gone, hear the gypsies sing

Silver devils in his holsters and stars strapped to his heels There was fire in his eyes they say, that he was dressed to kill

He had hands as fast as lightning and a heart as cold as steel He had come for the one that took her life, to lie him in Boot Hill


"Temperantia" ("Temperance or Self Control" in Latin)

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"Ezekiel 25:17; See, now I'm thinkin': maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin, Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd." -Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction


"Veritas" ("Truth" in Latin)

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"And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be."-The Boondock Saints


The REVs

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Priority Revives

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Historical Precedent in Folklore

A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, revenit, "to return"; in French, "revenant" means "returning". Vivid images of revenants emerged in Western Europe (especially Great Britain, and later carried by Anglo-Norman invaders to Ireland) during the High Middle Ages. Later legend and folklore depicts revenants as returning for a specific purpose (e.g., revenge against the deceased's killer).-Wikipedia

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Based on the theory that in a city where death is a condition that changes, some would rise to be "revenants"- as in the old European and American legends, ghosts who come back from beyond the grave not just to settle scores but ultimately serve justice. Examples would be The Crow, the Hurry Sundown character in the Outlaws' song of the same name and even the famed Ghost Rider. It is a long tradition and would seem a natural for UD. The point is that you can make an argument for characters who wish to return to the living and to settle "unfinished business". While some would revel in their undead powers and become monsters (the Dual Life position), clearly some would fight that instinct even to the point of fighting other monsters while in the undead state (called ZKing or Life Cultist in the game). The tortured souls who fight against the monster instinct are numerous in fiction and legend. The experience of being killed would leave these characters with a sense of "lawfulness outside the law" and a code of conduct to help them make sense of the chaos.

Just as you sow, so shall you reap.

Revenants are characters who want Justice.

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Monsignor: Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But, there is another kind of evil which we must all fear most … and that is the indifference of good men!

[as the brothers exit the church]

Connor: I do believe the monsignor's finally got the point.

Murphy: Aye.

Revenants will not be stopped by Death

Think of the characters in the "spaghetti" Westerns like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or The Magnificent Seven (or the Seven Samurai). They want Justice on their own terms. They will deal with some shady characters but always following their own code of justice that demands that others be treated the way that each deserves. "Just as they sow, So shall they reap", and even death will not stop the revenant from serving justice. High Plains Drifter may be the ultimate Revenant story. Warren Zevon's Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner is an undead mercenary who having been betrayed now stalks all betrayers even though dead from having his head blown off by gunfire:

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Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in

He found him in Mombassa, in a barroom drinking gin

Roland aimed his Thompson gun, he didn't say a word

But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Revenants follow a Code

Connor: Now you will receive us.

Murphy: We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry.

Connor: We do not want your tired and sick.

Murphy: It is your corrupt we claim.

Connor: It is your evil that will be sought by us.

Murphy: With every breath, we shall hunt them down.

Connor: Each day we will spill their blood, 'til it rains down from the skies.

Murphy: Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace.

Connor: These are not polite suggestions. These are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.

Murphy: There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth, not to push the bounds and cross over, into true corruption, into our domain.

Connor: For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day you will reap it.

Murphy: And we will send you to whatever god you wish.

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