Order of the Black Rose

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Order of the Black Rose

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Order of the Black Rose
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Abbreviation: OBR
Group Numbers: Always looking for more!
Leadership: Colette Hart - Operations
Dianna Warren - Allied Communications
Miss Balalaika - Recruitment
Goals: The rebuilding and safety of the Rose District
Recruitment Policy: We need all the able hands we can get. Survivors of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Talk Page, Forum, IRC (irc.synirc.net #OBR)

Introduction to the OBR

Introduction to the OBR

The Order of the Black Rose is a pro-survivor group that understands that some suburbs are harder to keep safe than others. Typically this is because of active and organized zombie groups in the area. But in the southwest corner of Malton, in District 2, zombies are only the beginning of the problem.

Why? Because in all five of the suburbs that make up SW District 2, there is only one NecroTech building. That's right, only one. Naturally, this poses some unique obstacles for survivor groups operating in Crooketon, Grigg Heights, Lerwill Heights, Mornington, and Reganbank.

A picture of district SW-2 with the lone NecroTech building, located in Grigg Heights.

The OBR bases itself out of not one, but all five of the above suburbs. They recognize that they are in a dangerous part of Malton, and that communication and teamwork are key.

Most often you can find members of the OBR rebuilding the various suburbs or working to maintain the local MalTel locations. We're also partial to spending time drinking in the pubs, looking at fine art in the museums, or getting in some much needed reading at the local libraries.

Generally speaking, the Order of the Black Rose tries to strike that careful balance between being serious about our duties and having fun while we're doing it.

A typical suburb BEFORE 404:BNF gets to work

The Order of the Black Rose also has a mobile sister group for those members looking for a change of pace from what can sometimes be the hum-drum of the Rose District. This group is collectively known as 404: Barhah Not Found. Their mission: go into red suburbs and make them green. Originally a separate group, 404 merged with the OBR in February 2010 due to a history of good relations between the two groups and dwindling membership in 404 as the OBR continued to see consistent gains. Finally by September 2010, 404 membership was back to comfortable levels to embark on their own once again.

Members looking to work as members of this highly coordinated group should expect to be active both on the forum and in IRC, and should have skill with revivification syringes. Players may opt to work exclusively with 404: Barhah Not Found, exclusively with the Order of the Black Rose, or may freely move between the two groups.

Group Goals & Objectives

Group Goals & Objectives

The Order of the Black Rose is a mobile group, but generally this is relegated to being mobile within the five suburbs of SW-2 (known to members as the Rose District). Regardless of where our members are, our objectives remain the same: Rebuild, Reinforce, Revive, and Maintain.

  • Rebuild
Many survivor groups (and independent survivors) tend to avoid the Rose District because of the lack of NecroTech buildings, or in some cases lack of other tactical resource buildings. This inevitably leads to a smaller local population to rebuild after large hordes come through. As such, rebuilding is the most common task for members of the OBR.
Naturally, this also means that most members should carry a toolbox and have the Construction skill. As our organization grows, this won't be as important that every member have these.
  • Reinforce
The Order of the Black Rose lives in a pretty rough part of town, and above all we know the value of allies. We will readily go to the aid of our allies, just as we would expect them to come to our aid if we were in dire straits.
The only exception to this is in cases where there are extremely few OBR members not suffering from a case of DEATH. In such cases, individual members may opt to defend an OBR safehouse and work to promote the group and revive members. Since these situations should be exceedingly rare, members should expect to aid our allies, even if that aid is relegated to FAKing and reviving.
  • Revive
Just because staying alive in the Rose District is rough doesn't mean that it should be. The Order of the Black Rose will do its best to maintain revive points in each of the five suburbs in our jurisdiction.
Suburb Location Coords Maintainer(s) Comments Timestamp
Grigg Heights 3, 58 Breach Of Peace -- Boertje (talk) 21:19, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Grigg Heights 1, 52 --Boertje (talk) 21:19, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Grigg Heights 6, 51 --Boertje (talk) 21:19, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Crooketon 7, 67 Order of the Black Rose Revive requests made via DEM tool or OBR forum Son of Sin 00:23, 16 October 2011 (BST)

Reganbank 11, 56 Local survivors and Sacred Ground Policy supporters None 19:29, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
Reganbank 13, 58 Local survivors and Sacred Ground Policy supporters None 19:29, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
Reganbank 16, 56 Local survivors and Sacred Ground Policy supporters None 19:29, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Mornington 11, 62 Order of the Black Rose, MFU DEM tool or OBR forum Son of Sin 01:06, 16 October 2011 (BST)
Mornington 17, 67 Sacred Ground Policy supporters, including the Order of the Black Rose and the MFU. DEM tool or OBR forum Son of Sin 01:06, 16 October 2011 (BST)

Lerwill Heights 22, 53 Local survivors and the LHDF Revive requests made via DEM tool, OBR forum, or Lerwill Heights revive board. Blacjak 07:00, 14 August 2013 (BST)
Lerwill Heights 29, 51 Local survivors and the Order of the Black Rose Revive requests made via DEM tool, OBR forum, or Lerwill Heights revive board. Lola Rennt, 12:30, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Lerwill Heights 26, 56 Local survivors, the Order of the Black Rose and the MFU Revive requests made via DEM tool, OBR forum, or Lerwill Heights revive board. Lola Rennt, 12:30, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Lerwill Heights 30, 60 Squadron1111, MFU DEM tool Son of Sin 00:50, 16 October 2011 (BST)
active slow inactive dangerous unknown
  • Maintain
The Order of the Black Rose does its best to maintain barricade levels at agreed upon levels, but let's face it... we're just one group. We also work to keep as many TRPs powered (or at least not ruined) as possible. In order of priority...
  1. NecroTech Building - there is only 1, so naturally this is a major priority
  2. Hospitals
  3. Police Departments
Priority is also given to keeping mobile mast buildings and OBR safehouses powered and fueled for mobile phone coverage and radio broadcasting. Communication (both in-game and meta-gaming) are huge tools that many survivors are either unable to use due to lack of power or choose not to use. By keeping these options available, we can only benefit the survivor effort.
To help with maintaining various buildings, the Order of the Black Rose also maintains a Building Watch List to keep locals and fellow members updated on the status of important buildings in the Rose District.

Group Rules & Regulations

  • No Zerging
Zerging means using 2 or more alts to perform any task, which includes fighting the same group, and using/sharing ANY information with one alt gathered by another. Alts must lead separate lives. Failure to do so will force the OBR to bring a horribly swift case of DEATH down upon you, as well as call in a Protoss airstrike to fry your no-good zerg arse.
  • Only 1 character per person is allowed to be in the Order of the Black Rose
Using more than one character in the same group not only borderlines alt abuse, it is considered a cheap tactic. So don't be lame; show a little pride and only have one character in the OBR.
There is almost no time in which destroying a generator in a tactical resource building is beneficial to the survivor side. As for non TRP's, it can be useful at times to sleep in a darkened building, and is allowed, provided the action does not harm/hamper other survivors.
PKing is only allowable under circumstances where an OBR member has been killed. Never kill a fellow group member, or ally. If there is a problem, bring it to the attention of the group, and we'll first seek a diplomatic solution to the problem.
  • No Spying
Joining a group/forum to gain undisclosed knowledge under false pretenses is strictly forbidden. Spying is underhanded, dirty, and not in the spirit of this group. Information in the public domain is acceptable, as is any information they disclose to you, provided they know full well in advance that you will share the information with the Order of the Black Rose.
  • Conduct must remain civil
While playful banter with enemies is encouraged, remember that this is a game. Our enemies are here to have a good time just as much as we are. Be sportsmanlike in your actions. Keep the language at PG-13 and below in game, and on public forums.
  • Have Fun
As said earlier, we at the Order of the Black Rose take our jobs seriously, but we want you to have fun doing it. Don't be afraid to spend those AP to talk and have a good time.

The punishment for infractions vary from verbal warning, to expulsion from the group, based on frequency and severity of the infraction.

The Order of the Black Rose is an equal rights group. Every member has a voice and is encouraged to provide opinions and comments on group operations and activities, provided they do not go against these rules.

OBR Radio Frequency

OBR Radio Frequency

know what you are talking about Short-wave Radio Info
This group or location has a dedicated radio frequency.

Frequency: 26.12 MHz
Transmitter Coordinates: OBR Safehouses

The Order of the Black Rose does not have or utilize a radio frequency reserved for its use alone. Because of the nature of our operations it does not make sense to do so. Instead, all OBR broadcasts will be on radio frequency 26.12--this is the district radio frequency for SW-2.

Broadcasts on this frequency should pertain to activities within the district that are public knowledge or should be public knowledge (status of the NT and various other TRPs, horde movements, etc.). Any information that falls outside this realm or require a degree of security should be left to the Order of the Black Rose forum.

Supported Policies

Supported Policies

Malton is a tough place to live in, and even more so for those new to UrbanDead. We do our best to keep our areas UBP compliant.

Ubpicon1.gif Uniform Barricading Policy Supporter
This User or Group supports the Uniform Barricading Policy by actively maintaining barricades according to local plan or UBP standard.

Not everybody wants to be a shambling corpse.

Sgpicon1.gif Sacred Ground Policy Supporter
This user or group supports the Sacred Ground Policy and acknowledges that all Cemeteries in the city of Malton are considered Revivification Points.

If you poke three people, and each of them pokes three people...

Handinhanddp1.png Pay It Forward Supporter
This User or Group Pays It Forward.
Get a revive, give a revive.

Whenever necessary, we will defend ourselves and our territory from the zombie hordes by making them fight for every inch...

UwarS.GIF Supporter of Urban Warfare Doctrine
I fight block by block

...but flexibility and adaptability are key to survival. So when that isn't an option, let the alternatives prevail.

River.gif River Tactics Supporter
This User or Group supports River Tactics.

What's better than kicking back with a few beers after shooting a few zombies? Offering the zombies some beer.

Zambahandshake.JPG Civility
This user or group believes that while zambahz and humans must kill each other, they can still be civil about it.

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