Urban Dead is a free-to-play HTML/text-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Kevan Davis. Set in a quarantined region of the fictional city of Malton, it deals with the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. Players enter the game either as a survivor or a zombie, each with different abilities and limitations.
This is a fictional character I created whilst role playing a survivor in the game Urban Dead. I played this game for about two years between 2006-2008.
A retired veteran of the Malton Civil Defense Unit. Avaery now roams the town randomly lopping zombie heads off and maintaining the odd safe house here and there. She collects what little equipment she can carry and assists local groups where necessary.
When the outbreak occurred, Madeline 'Avaery' Jones managed to stay alive by barricading herself in the Gillings Building in Galbraith Hills. She had been out partying with her fiancé when the zombie horde crashed through the doors. She watched in horror as her fiancé was torn to pieces by the flailing mob.
She evaded death's clutches when a passing Black Beret spotted the carnage and came to her assistance. Avaery wandered aimlessly through the streets of Mockridge Heights until she spotted a recruitment poster for the Department of Emergency Management to join the fight against the zombie apocalypse.
She enlisted in the Malton Civil Defense Unit and trained at the Kristi Of The Dead Campus in The Academy. She has been with the DEM and the Malton Civil Defense Unit ever since, vowing revenge on the apocalypse and those responsible for her fiancé's death.
In May 2007, Avaery was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major by her Commanding Officer - Ferrum Leo of Unit 8.
Recently she has become rather disgruntled by her CO's lack of leadership. Her initiative has been considered as 'going beyond the call of duty' by other members of the MCDU. She has become rather upset at this.
The 2nd of July 2007 is a fresh start to the month. Avaery is now the Commanding Officer of Unit 8 - The Legion. She will lead the unit with Second Lieutenant Bill Cohen. The changes came during the middle of Operation Perryn-ting where the MCDU is situated - holding Fort Perryn against a horde of zombies at the Fort Perryn Gatehouse. Unit 8 was tasked to defend the Malcolm Building NT [88,90] to maintain MCDU recovery and revivals. Avaery now holds the rank of Captain.
The month of August 2007 was spent in Starlingtown / Pitneybank where we annoyed the crap out of the Creedy Guriella Raiders and their associates for PKing. Their attitude towards us at the MCDU have soured a lot and we have been quite happy to do so. They've even made a special page in honour of our work done at Giddings Mall. In simple terms, we are on their KOS list, they are on ours. We care not for their sh*tcreek attitude towards the DEM.
I also whole-heartly enjoyed annoying the crap out of the CGR. It was especially entertaining to fuel their predictable self interests and virtual egos. It never seizes to amaze me the actions people take to defend their virtual-ego. It is too funny. I am a strong advocate of violence in solving diplomatic matters in Urban Dead.
August 2007 has been a big month for the MCDU. We have moved on from the Fire Marshall Bill debate and decided on keeping the name Malton Civil Defense Unit and changing our image altogether. We have new sigs, new artwork, new outlook to the future of the MCDU. ZombieCrack has come up with a fantastic design for our new forum signatures which look fantastic.
Unit 8 has some new faces too. We are honored by the new recruits we've received from The Academy and are in the process of restructuring Unit 8 from ground up. Recent promotions within the unit include Lcpl Gym Rat (to Cpl); Pfc Mike Avery (to Lcpl); and Pfc Attaboy2 (to Lcpl). Promotions are in light to our mission in Wray Heights working with the local DEM garrison in re-establishing the area. The mission was a success.
September 27th, 2007 - The MCDU is currently stationed in South Blythville, preparing for the move north - in to ruined areas currently being ravaged by Extinction, LUE and other zombie hordes. Officially there are more zombies in the game than survivors according to the game stats. The situation looks grim for human groups.
October 4th, 2007 - The Legions are operating in Owlseybank and Molebank as the main battalion moved in to secure Caiger Mall. Owlseybank has got to be one of the safest suburbs we've moved in to for a long time. Molebank not so safe though. We're swinging to Griggs Heights later to assist Unit 5 in securing that suburb next week.
Avaery has also joined the DEM Council in late September 2007 - following an invitation into the leadership body by her superior: Cameron Hawke, Brigadier General of the Malton Civil Defense Unit.
As of 2008, Avaery has retired from the game. She logs in from time to time to check in on her surroundings.
I used to record game events on the unofficial Urban Dead Wikipedia. I only recorded between June 2017 to December 2017 from memory, and then after that I gradually reduced my time investment in this game.
Since I don't know when the game will get shutdown, or whether the related game wikipedia will be gone when that happens, I should probably keep a copy of the role-playing log below. Honestly it's a surprise that Urban Dead is still around in 2019. -George
March 31st, 2012 Interestingly the suburb I've been in is no longer zombie infested. There seems to be a presence of the MEMS in the area too. Time to get revived. May 14th, 2011 I cant believe this game is still going... March 24th, 2010 It has been a while! That has been a three year long hibernation in a dark, cold, freezer. Time to hunt! December 26th, 2007 You are standing outside Bunney Street Police Dept, a narrow concrete building. The building has been very strongly barricaded. Thick snow covers the ground, with footprints entering from the north-west, north-east, west, east and south, and leaving to the north, north-east, south, west and north-west. Further sets of prints lead into and out of the building. A collapsed snowbank shows where someone has fallen from the building. Somebody has spraypainted Join the MFD. Show zombies they suck at life. onto a wall. There is a horde of twenty-nine zombies here. There are twenty dead bodies here. You recognise Antis amongst them. http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1039791 Group: Militant Order of Barhah http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1044461 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=464177 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1067116 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1061481 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1025054 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1027543 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=881063 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1017625 Skill: Brain Rot http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1081787 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=775252 Skill: Brain Rot http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1084620 http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=925265 Skill: Brain Rot http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=171139 Skill: Brain Rot December 22nd, 2007 The Legions are moving to Yagoton to toy with the EF. We'll soon be back to 50,50 to support the DEM force there. Came across an old buddy here Ferrum Leo. I revived him. October 4th, 2007 The Legions are operating in Owlseybank and Molebank as the main battalion moved in to secure Caiger Mall. Owlseybank has got to be one of the safest suburbs we've moved in to for a long time. Molebank not so safe though. We're swinging to Griggs Heights later to assist Unit 5 in securing that suburb next week. Avaery has also joined the DEM Council in late September 2007 - following an invitation into the leadership body by her superior: Cameron Hawke, Brigadier General of the Malton Civil Defense Unit. This is rather amusing from the Red Rum Pancake.JPG DEM PANCAKE "This user or group is convinced that Red Rum is a DEM pancake, and wants to cover them in syrup and eat them." September 1st, 2007 Removed Papa Nixon (KOS) from Marven Mall. August 14th, 2007 Gentle Drive Fire Station [67-71] restored to VSB+2 from DWO, one soul inside Hazok (44hp). Fram NT cades cracked DWO, restored to VHB+1, about a dozen survivors inside. Looks like DEM tools password changed again. August 9th, 2007 Moving the troops south to help out the DEM located in the Wray Heights suburb. We're rebuilding the safehouses after the LUE moved through this area about two weeks ago. Units 5 and 8 from the MCDU are being sent to support the team already in the area. Supplies will run low if we dont watch our reserves. Hopefully the troops will be armed to the teeth on their way down. Cant say the same about my current ammo situation! I should have taken another day before moving down - but dont think i'll survive an evening without those annoying CGR people romping around Giddings Mall. We'll probably take Pole Mall or Woodroffe Mall as resupply point if necessary. August 7th, 2007 Shot and killed two zombies outside for target practice. Otherwise all is quiet around Starlingtown. The MCDU is going through some tough times as we work out new ways to do what we do best - "the future of the MCDU" is being discussed. My previous death was quite... gruesome and graphical. A clear indication from the state of my attire. Wearing: a blood-flecked pair of mirrored sunglasses, a black beret, a red-and-white striped scarf, a blood-flecked black blouse, a torn and blood-flecked black jacket, a blood-flecked clear plastic raincoat, a blood-soaked black skirt and a blood-flecked pair of black leather shoes July 31st, 2007 Dumped two zombies outside in an NT building near Giddings Mall. July 28th, 2007 Moved to Starlingtown once more to rendezvous with the rest of the MCDU. Our tour in Buttonville / Wyke Hills ended abruptly when nothing was happening down there. The Militants of Barhah had moved by the time MCDU Unit 5 and 8 was sent to back up The Randoms in Wyke Hills. Killed Cuddle Bug (1 bounty). He was from the PKer alliance group: Knights of Apocalypse. July 24th, 2007 Killed Gremassen Strass (32 bounties) and Danson Tapiro (305 bounties) in Wyke Hills. Shot Constance Absolution (102 bounties) down to 20 HP. Someone from my unit should go see to it that he dies soon! July 23rd, 2007 Killed SgtBop (6 bounties) at Wyke Hills. July 22nd, 2007 Killed 3 zombies in Lyne Cinema [47,97] in Wyke Hills. Was DWO with 9 originally. July 19th, 2007 Replaced my blood-flecked Fort Perryn dog-tags for a brand new red-and-white striped scarf at Clapton Stadium. Refreshing! Its a contrast to the rest of my gothic style gear. All black! Wearing: a pair of mirrored sunglasses, a black beret, a red-and-white striped scarf, a black blouse, a black jacket, a clear plastic raincoat, a black skirt and a pair of black leather shoes July 18th, 2007 Those zombies outside South Lumber are starting to grow in large numbers - possibly forward scouts from the large horde that is the LUE to the West. DEM tactics on display: River tactics are used by most survivor groups because it is effective. If there is a large concentration of zeds on one super block, you are going to expect that other areas are very much depleted of feral activity and it would be a piece of cake to retake fallen territory. Zombies are very much after our collective brains, not our territory. Apart from Caiger Mall there arent many significant suburbs where human territory is extensively competed for. So we do what we collectively do best - run run run away!!!! In terms of strategy - Mounting a resistance is only useful if you stand a chance on holding your ground. In our case - running away with minimal losses is far better than being annihilated or losing all your troops. The ransom for your POW's in war in this sort of scenario would be extremely expensive. Unfortunately zombies dont take prisoners. So you'll just lose them all. We are fighting a war with zombies soldier. There is no such thing as rules of engagement. July 17th, 2007 Killed two zombies in North Lumber. Barricaded Mall from DWO to VSB. July 16th, 2007 Quiet day at the mall. Healed a few survivors and barricaded South Lumber. All in a good day's work. BREEEEEEEAAACH!!! Killed a zombie in North Lumber. July 14th, 2007 Killed The Pie Man (13 bounties) at North Lumber Mall! Mr Attitude is back in South Lumber! Jeeze! Annoying bastards! July 13th, 2007 Killed Mr Attitude (27 bounties) at South Lumber Mall. His friend The Pie Man (13 bounties) is right next door. July 12th, 2007 Moved closer to Lumber Mall. Looks secure for now. A number of buildings in the area are breached and in need of attention. Restocked on guns, lots of it! July 10th, 2007 Restocking at Joachim Mall, killed Calvin Sucks (19 bounties). Also spotted his friend Screw Face (13 bounties). Added a new trooper to Unit 8 roster - Private First Class J.Ama. July 7th, 2007 We are pulling out of the fort. Things are getting too hot around here. The bodies are piling up and the zombies are playing dirt cheap by infecting everyone in the gatehouse, then leaving before they could be killed. July 3rd, 2007 I been a First Lieutenant for 1 day. DarkOps made all CO's Captains (if they arent already). So that would make it the fastest promotion ever! I'm now a captain. ^_^ Designing new sigs for MCDU forums. July 2nd, 2007 I am now the Commanding Officer of Unit 8 - The Legion. Changes came into effect overnight, even though the details of the new assignment had been in discussion over the past two weeks. Ferrum Leo will step down due to conflicts with real life issues. I'll have Bill Cohen to assist me in future movements within the Unit. I suppose i wont be making a move in to FMB's task force any time soon then. I dont really know what's going on with Fire Marshall Bill but the word is that the DEM council handed down a decision that wasnt agreeable between the stakeholders. FMB is probably going to leave the DEM altogether! Nooooooo! My men are currently stationed outside Fort Perryn. Our inventories are depleting. I'll need to organise runs for the unit to the nearby Mall before all our supplies perish. Fortunately we dont have to hold the Malcolm NT Building on our own with a dozen or more locals bunking in the building. July 1st, 2007 Killed during the night by a zombie! Found myself lying face down in a puddle of blood with a stack of smelly corpses on top of me! Got up at Fort Perryn Gatehouse and munched on another zombie thug before lurching my way to the nearby cemetery. Pushed the emergency personal beacon on my wristband. It's hard to push buttons when your fingers refuse to respond to your commands! A local reviver stabbed me in the neck and my legs turned in to jelly. I'll be recover my energy soon enough. Its good to feel alive! June 29th, 2007 Two more zombies killed outside the Gatehouse. I'm still confused as to how zombies get inside without tearing the barricades first? Maybe they just walk in from the inside, since there are a number of zombies strolling the yard to begin with! June 28th, 2007 Killed two zombies outside Fort Perryn Gatehouse. More local survivors have joined our struggle with the zombie stack outside. OUTSIDE (Ferals) 00 00 00 01 03 00 00 22 00 June 27th, 2007 Killed the lone zed outside Fort Perryn Armory. Killed two zeds outside the Gatehouse. June 26th, 2007 Killed a zed at the Fort Perryn Gatehouse. June 25th, 2007 Lost my Wikipedia login after a virus attack on my PC. Managed to recover the data that kept my login details. In the last week my unit has camped in a building in East Becktown doing absolutely nothing. I think the guys are getting fed up with sitting around waiting for orders, and i don't blame them. I don't have the power to order them around and even if i did, it would just be pointless. We're losing some fine recruits due to utter lack of inactivity by the Captain. I bet this is what it felt like in war times - when units get Captains or CO's that did made no decisions. Well, it still isn't my call. What people choose to do with their real-life time is none of my business. June 16th, 2007 Collected bounty on Bravo Seven (30 bounties). June 13th, 2007 Blasted a zombie out of Calvert Mall. Shotgun kept missing! June 11th, 2007 Restocked supplies at the nearest mall, preparing to move to the void. June 10th, 2007 Collected bounty on Brettann Hudak Boice (2 bounties). It got rather messy because i kept missing with the shotgun on a stationary target! June 9th, 2007 Moved closer to Caiger Mall as it was a central hubb of human activity. This was also the place for worship and murder. The days ahead may be rather bumpy as the Philosophe Knights rampage through Malton and Darvall Heights. Collected bounty on Steambadger (1 bounty). June 6th, 2007 JMAson (2 bounties) killed me. Peppered on D-Day. Damn! Since your last turn: * JMAson shot you with a pistol for 4 damage. (8 hours and 38 minutes ago) ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. * You were killed by JMAson. (8 hours and 38 minutes ago) June 5th, 2007 Since your last turn: * Sohee stabbed you with a knife for 2 damage. (1 hour and 26 minutes ago) * Sohee said "Sigh. Trying to hide only makes me stand up further away from the cemetery. Can't spend a day in a new 'burb without all the locals trying to kill me. :(" (1 hour and 22 minutes ago) * Sohee said "You'd think they've seen one of Malton's Top 20 criminals or something. I guess nobody likes pink and kittens anymore... (Please don't hurt me? I can bribe you with cookies if you want.)" (1 hour and 21 minutes ago) Ouch! Sohee stabbed me in my sleep! June 5th, 2007 Collected bounty on FrankVitchard (18 bounties). It was quite scary, woke up with him breathing down my neck! Lightning reflexes gave me the advantage of popping some lead between his ears! June 4th, 2007 Collected bounty on ScorpionBob (5 bounties). June 3rd, 2007 Collected bounty on AdamFenton (4 bounties), raising her total bounties collected to 32.--Avaery 01:39, 3 June 2007 (BST) Probably a host of reasons for Ackland Mall Security to go postal on Leonard Futz. Witnessed a bounty that has already been set to zero on the Rogues Gallery, so i reported that to Brainstock. Witnessed Leonard Futz killed by le bourreau. Looks like live ops :) What a show! June 2nd, 2007 Collected bounties on Kaiser33 (3 bounties) and FrankVitchard (16 bounties). June 1st, 2007 Kevan should add more accessories, Avaery needs more shoes to choose from! Currently wearing a pair of sunglasses, a police cap, a white tie, a black blouse, a white jacket, a black skirt and a pair of black shoes.
Basic Firearms Training (Player gets +25% to hit with all firearms attacks.) Pistol Training (An extra +25% to hit with a pistol.) Advanced Pistol Training (An extra +10% to hit.) Shotgun Training (An extra +25% to hit with a shotgun.) Advanced Shotgun Training (An extra +10% to hit.) Hand-to-Hand Combat (+15% to melee attacks.) Knife Combat (An extra +15% when attacking with a knife.) Axe Proficiency (An extra +15% when attacking with an axe.) Free Running (Can move between adjacent buildings without stepping outside.) Scout Safehouse (Scouting a safehouse costs 30AP and grants around 5AP of extra actions within that building each day, until the player dies or the building is ruined.) NecroTech Employment (Player is able to operate DNA Extractors, and can identify NecroTech offices from the street.) Lab Experience (Can recognise and operate basic-level NecroTech equipment.) NecroNet Access (Player can access terminals in powered NT buildings, allowing map scans and syringe manufacture.) First Aid (Player is able to heal an extra 5HP when using a first-aid kit.) Surgery (Player can heal a further 5HP if working in a hospital with power.) Diagnosis (The HP values of nearby survivors are displayed next to their name.) Shopping (Player may choose which stores to loot, when searching a mall.) Bargain Hunting (Player is 25% more likely to find something when searching a mall.) Body Building (Player has a maximum of 60 Hit Points instead of 50.) Tagging (Player's spraycans last longer. XP bonuses are awarded for tagging certain buildings.) Construction (Player is able to build barricades, repair machinery and restore ruined buildings.) Radio Operation (Player is able to broadcast within the restricted 26.00-28.00 MHz range.) Headshot (If the player delivers a killing blow to a zombie, it must spend an extra 5AP to stand up.)
Scent Fear (Survivors with less than 25HP are shown as 'wounded', less than 13HP are 'dying'. Both are asterisked on the map.) Scent Blood (The HP values and infection status of nearby survivors are displayed next to their name.) Scent Trail (Zombie is able to sense the new positions of survivors it's had recent contact with.) Scent Death (Zombie can sense nearby zombies and corpses, including members of its group, and distinguish revivifying bodies.) Digestion (The zombie gains HP equal to its bite damage, when biting a survivor or feeding on a fresh corpse.) Infectious Bite (Bitten survivors become infected and lose 1HP per action until cured.) Vigour Mortis (Zombie gets +10% to hit with all non-weapon attacks.) Neck Lurch (Zombie gets an extra +10% to hit with bite attacks.) Death Grip (Zombie gets an extra +15% to hit with hand attacks.) Rend Flesh (Hand attacks deal an extra 1 damage.) Tangling Grasp (If the zombie hits with hands, its further attacks on that victim are at +10% to base attack until it loses its grip.) Feeding Drag (Zombie is able to drag dying survivors (those with 12HP or less) out into the street.) Memories of Life (Zombie is able to open doors to buildings.) Death Rattle (Zombie is able to communicate through a limited, groaned form of speech.) Feeding Groan (If faced with a survivor, the zombie can emit moans audible outside up to six blocks away.) Bellow (When facing at least 25 survivors, the zombie can give a groan audible up to ten blocks away.) Ransack (Zombie is able to damage the interior of abandoned buildings, rendering them unbarricadable and harder to search, until repaired.) Flailing Gesture (Zombie is able to gesture towards people, objects, buildings and compass directions.) Lurching Gait (Zombie can walk as fast as the living.) Ankle Grab (Zombie only spends 1AP standing up.)
Class: Scientist Level: 43 Brain Rot?: No XP: 15243 Number of times died: 67 Favorite Equipment: Pistol Zombie Kills: 162 Bounties Collected: 45 Wearing: a blood-smeared pair of mirrored sunglasses, a blood-soaked Santa hat, a ripped and blood-soaked white scarf, a pale blue blouse, a blood-soaked police jacket, a bloodstained high-visibility jacket, a blood-soaked pair of dark blue trousers and a blood-flecked pair of black boots.