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Command Dispatch

31 Dec 2010, 08:01

Ref: Co-captains Rescue Attempt

We have received the following from R.C., who has located the detention facility where Anthony and Juliette are being held.

Command needs help from the Zombie Survival Crew brigades to craft a successful escape plan.

Take your best shot, get creative, get nasty . . . and post your escape strategy in the comment section or email it to Command at zombiesurvivalcrew (at) gmail (dot) com. You have until January 7.

Command will pick the best plan to execute, and its creator will get official ZSC gear (being unveiled publicly mid-January) as a prize!!


Field Report: R.C. Murphy

You want something with a high level of difficulty? Try finding a living soul in the middle of a desert. No, tumbleweeds don’t count. Though by the end of my second day in New Mexico I sure wished they did.

The signal from Juliette’s GPS came from somewhere between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. I traced it to one of two locations. A run-down shack sitting all on its lonesome in the desert, or the hydroelectric power plant two miles away. Neither looked like a secret government agency’s stronghold, but as with most things looks can be deceiving.

I targeted two men to gather info. The first had been in and out of the shack frequently. The second worked at the power plant. On both I planted a small button camera. They should have been more careful with their coats while having a cup of joe.

The first, I’ll call him Glasses, drove to the shack after his caffeine fix. Inside wasn’t much, a typical storage shed. He headed for a red cabinet on the back wall. The doors opened and two armed soldiers greeted him. They stepped aside to expose two sets of elevators doors. Another single door sat to the side of those, marked “stairs.”

Glasses swiped an ID card over a black box on the wall. The elevator doors opened and he began the very long ride down. When the doors opened again, they showed three sets of double doors. Through the small windows I saw more soldiers.

The right door bore a sign reading “Administration”. The left, “Power plant”. Center, “Laboratory”.

He took the center doors. More men in white lab coats milled around. Like camouflage sprinkles in whipped cream were a few armed soldiers, stationed just far enough apart to not look too threatening despite the semi-autos hanging from their shoulders.

Glasses walked past rooms filled with medical equipment. A large steel door slipped by, “Cold Storage” the sign said. He went on to the end of the hall. There the doors were shut. His thumb slid over a fingerprint scanner and the window on the door opened.

Jesus, it was Anthony.

The footage after that was useless. Something blocked the camera’s eye. In desperation I pulled up the footage from the second man’s button cam. I named him Suspenders.

Suspenders approached the large steel door of the power plant and tapped a card against a small black panel identical to the elevator locks inside the shack. The door eased open; he gave a wave to one of the cameras keeping watch over the entrance.

A stairwell door and a pair of elevator doors waited. Suspenders took the elevator, his ride down just as long as Glasses’. When the doors opened I half expected to see the dreary circular room from before, but no. He was let out right smack dab in the midst of a bustling power plant.

Large machinery took up most of the space. What wasn’t filled with machines was taken over by people. Amongst them, some shrewd looking security officers. Their eyes took in everything, I mean everything.

One approached Suspenders, saying something I couldn’t read on his lips. My target followed him down the row of machines, passing more security and a few wary workers. At the end of the hall sat a double set of doors and a black ID scanner like the elevator locks. The guard opened the doors with his ID. Beyond was the circular room.

They took the door reading “Administration”. As soon as Suspenders hit the hallway a shadowy hand covered the button cam. Dangit!

The only other information I managed to find were blueprints for the power plant. It’s made of solid steel and enough concrete to fill in half an ocean. The other wings of the facility? It’s as though they don’t exist.

We have to get Juliette and Anthony out of there. This is where I need your help.


This is the only photo R.C. was able to get to us. They’re locked down tight, folks.

If you’re not up for this challenge, have no fear. A variety of other contests are around the corner!

Happy planning and stay safe out there!

Mascot or Meal?!? You decide …

After some rather amusing Twitter shenanigans and some soul searching inside the ZSC Command Center we have decided to take the following out to the broader Zombie Survival Crew brigades for a vote.

It was suggested by “someone” that we make @Squirrel_TWD an official (not THE official, but AN official) #zombiesurvivalcrew mascot, despite the squirrel’s very public – and often nasty – blood feud with the Dixon brothers from The Walking Dead.

We were assured by a Command Center discussion that the following Tweet had nothing to do with putting our furry little friend up for vote!

Wonder how long it it’ll take to chew through a wire on a crossbow. 2:55 AM Dec 23rd via web



But, that this Tweet definitely did have something to do with the voting process!

Hey @jterzieff @thezsc Also throwing it out there: I can outrun, jump, and drink everyone else. #justsaying #Zombiesurvivalcrew 2:28 AM Dec 24th via web




So Zombie Survival Crew brigades, let us know what you think!

Vote yes, if you support @Squirrel_TWD as an official mascot; vote no, if you don’t! If you have an alternative suggestion for ZSC mascots, put them up in the comments section of this post.

We’ll keep voting open until Friday, December 31, 2010.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

The Crew – Where to Find the Loyalists

Last map update and assignment of brigades completed 9/29/13

The below map illustrates the ZSC brigades. Each member of the Zombie Survival Crew is assigned to a brigade and each brigade is led by one of the fearless leaders. Each brigade is assigned a color, which you see listed at the bottom: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Lt Blue, and the Orange brigade, being the ninja secret-keepers that they are, are sometimes listed as Others to help maintain their stealth.

If you are searching for your specific marker:

  • Click the link underneath the map to open in a full window.
  • Click on the Map Locations tab.
  • Click the drop down menu under Filter (upper left corner of the map on a blue background)
  • Select Screen Name
  • Type your ID in the box and click Find

If you had a cute, funny or non existent location on twitter and were mapped via that location, you may not wind up where you expect to see yourself, as the 7th, 8th, and 9th circles of Hell and Behind You! are not plotable.

To better see where your fellow brigade members are:

  • Click the link underneath the map to open in a full window.
  • Click on the Map Locations tab.
  • Click the drop down menu under Filter (upper left corner of the map on a blue background)
  • Select Brigade
  • Click on the box of the specific Brigade you’d like to isolate.

The map has Google map functionality, so will zoom, and allow you to check out the surrounding terrain to ensure the area can be kept secure.

Please remember to keep the information on this map secure as it provides the location of all crew members. We don’t want … *looks left, then right and whispers* … the information to fall into the wrong hands. We need to be vigilant about security at all times… and for those who slip up? Juliette has been itching to let loose with her crossbow, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

If you do not find yourself on the map, have not received your brigade assignment, and either registered or followed on Twitter PRIOR to the date at the top, then please contact command at command { @} zombiesurvivalcrew (dot ) com. You don’t want to be left without a brigade when the shambling hordes appear.

So take a few moments, browse the map, and if it is too small within the confines of the blog, click the little link thingy under the map and it will open in a new window and give you full screen visibility.

Click to open the Zombie Survival Crew Brigade Map