"We are at one of the most remote island groups in the world: the Andaman and Nicobar islands. There are 572 islands in this territory, filled with diverse rainforests and unique fauna."
"It is here that 21 people will start the adventure of a lifetime."
Zubin - "I'm actually here. On Survivor. I've watched the show since its first episode, so I was what, seven, then? I've watched it, read about it, and analyzed it to nauseating lengths. Now I'm here, ready to take that data and advice and put it into practice. So, yeah, I think I've got an obscenely high chance of taking home the title. Bring it on."
Owen - "I'm not really here for the money, really. I mean, it'd be nice, but I just wanna, like, enjoy myself here. I know this isn't gonna be a leisurely day at the beach or anything like that, but hey, I've done Defense of the Empire, this'll be just like it! And seeing as I think I'll be good at the social aspect and most of the challenges, I think I've got a good chance at doing well here!"
"However, these people are not strangers. They are all members of the 2012 Aurora High School senior class."
Claire - "Studying film and television is a passion of mine. I hope to someday be an award winning filmmaker and have my films seen around the world. If I win Survivor, it's sure to help me really break into the industry. So be afraid of me, because I may be a geek, but I know how this game works and I will walk away a winner."
Sharon - "I know I'm going to win this. I'm not afraid to do anything to win and I'm not going to let anyone get in my way. I'm probably smarter than all the other contestants on the island and I am sure that my smarts will most likely make up for my lack of physical prowess. This little girl is going to wow the world and there's nothing you can do to stop her."
"But this is more than a test of survival skills. It is a test of social skills. Forced to work together, they must learn to adapt, or they will be voted out."
Jaquilyn - "I'm NOT here to play. I pledge not to kiss ass to stay in this game. My strategy is to try to win everything and never be vulnerable. I'm a fighter, not a lover, and people are gonna figure that out very quickly."
"In the end, only one will remain to collect the million dollar prize."
"Thirty-nine days, twenty-one people,
The twenty-one contestants disembarked from the boats and approached Jeff Probst, the host of the show. Jeff smiled. This was going to be good. To Jeff's right were four lines of cloth: one white, one green, one red, and one orange.
"Come on in, guys!" Jeff called out to the approaching group.
"Hello, and welcome to Survivor: The Cursed Islands. How was your ride here?"
A general voice of agreement came up from the cast.
"Good to know, because for the next thirty-nine days, you will be tested, both physically and mentally. You. Man in the rugby jersey." Jeff motioned to a large, stocky guy wearing rugby gear. "What's your name?"
The boy in question looked at Jeff.
"Virgil. What's your take on this group?"
"You know, I really like the group that is here. A lot of really good, honest people. And I'm super excited that Cammy is here, too, since prom was such a fun night." Virgil Jefferson-Davis replied. A ways to his right, Camilla Davidson blushed. "I definitely feel like I'll be able to use this as a chance to connect further with some of these people." Jeff nodded. Enthusiastic, that guy was. He turned his eyes onto a tan woman who had a sour look on her face.
"Girl in the green. What's your name?"
"You don't look very happy. Why is that?"
Jaquilyn Locke looked at Jeff and answered pretty bluntly.
"I look around, and I'm seeing a lot of girls, and not enough guys. Don't know if I'm going to fit in with some of them." She didn't mention that she knew a few of the girls in a not-so-pleasant fashion. Jeff just nodded and continued.
"The theme of this season is 'The Cursed Islands.' Throughout the game, you will be receiving various offers. For each choice, there will be an advantage and a drawback. It is up to you, your allies and your tribemates to decide which offers you want, and which offers you do not want."
"The first curse will begin right now: Who does not want to be the first person voted off? First person to answer will receive the prize and the Curse with it."
This question was met with stunned silence. It seemed like an obvious question. Nobody wanted to be first eliminated from the game. After about fifteen seconds, though, one person spoke up.
"I don't." The owner of the voice, an attractive blonde wearing a turquoise halter top, raised her hand.
"Alright. Come over here. What's your name?" The blonde stepped over to Jeff.
"Cassidy. This is the first big gamble of the game. You cannot be the first person voted out. If you play this wrong, however, you could very easily be second voted out. You will divide the other twenty players into four tribes of five. You may split them up in whatever fashion you like, but you must alternate colors: white to green to red to orange. First choice, Cassidy."
Cassidy Kant looked over the twenty players in front of her
"Virgil to the white line." Her first choice was the rugby player that had already spoken up. Jeff nodded. "Virgil, first member of the as of yet unnamed white tribe." This wasn't really surprising, given his powerful 6' 2" frame. He just smiled as he walked to the white line and lightly tossed his rugby ball into his hands. "You are now selecting a member for the green tribe."
"Jaquilyn." Fellow cheerleader Jaquilyn Locke stepped forward as she went to the green line. "Jaquilyn, first member of the green tribe, even has the top to go with it."
"The girl wearing the grey hoodie." Cammy Davidson walked over to the red line. "Cammy, starting out the red tribe."
"Claire." Claire Monaghan walked over to the uninhabited orange line. "Claire, starting out the orange tribe."
"Matt." Easily the largest contestant at 6' 5", 230 pounds, Matt Masters smiled as he walked over to the white line. "Matt, joining Virgil on the white tribe."
"Technicolor T-shirt on green." Cassidy pointed to David Zimmer, who chuckled at the joke. "David, partnering up with Jaquilyn."
"Kat." Katarin Tolstoff walked over to the red line, shaking hands with Cammy. "Kat, joining Cammy on the red tribe."
"Tall guy with the glasses." Jeff nodded. "Owen, joining the orange tribe with Claire." Owen Kay took that direction and walked over to the orange line, standing next to Claire.
"Borat." This earned a laugh from everyone, and a good natured "Hey!" from the short, mustachioed boy Cassidy was referring to. "Borat. Is that what they call you?" Zubin Wadia jogged over to the white line. "Nope. It's Zubin," he answered as he tipped his fedora hat at Cassidy and Jeff. "Zubin, joining Virgil and Matt on the white tribe." Jeff acknowledged
"Francis." Francis St. Ledger walked over to the green line as Jeff stated "Francis to green."
"Girl with the red jacket to red." Lana Torres, who had been looking at Cassidy the whole time, nodded. "Lana joins the red tribe."
"Alice." Alice Gilman looked up and pointed at herself in doubt, mouthing "Me?" Jeff nodded. "Alice joins Claire and Owen on the orange tribe."
"The guy with the blue polo shirt." Douglas MacAllister nodded. "Douglas is on the white tribe."
"Red beret." Sharon Austin looked up. "Sharon, on the green tribe with Jaquilyn, David, and Francis."
"Cassandra." Cassandra Black nodded and walked over to the red line, shaking hands with her three tribemates. "Cassandra to the red tribe with Cammy, Kat, and Lana."
"Jake." Jeff nodded. "Jake. Goes to the orange tribe." The small brown-haired boy perked up. He tried to reel in his amazement as he walked over to the orange line and greeted his three teammates. It wasn't often that Jake Mordetsky could claim not to be last picked.
"Venice." Venice Pennington-Johannes finally walked over to the white line. "Venice, finishing off the white tribe with Virgil, Matt, Zubin, and Douglas."
"Joachim." Joachim Lovelace walked over to the green line. "Joachim, completing the green tribe with Jaquilyn, David, Francis, and Sharon. Last pick"
"Miranda to red." Miranda Millers breathed a sigh of relief as she went to the red line, smiling as she greeted her tribemates, hugging her best friend. "Miranda, joining Cammy, Kat, Lana, and Cassandra to complete the red tribe"
That left one last person. "At that means R.J. goes to the orange tribe," Jeff pointed out. Rutherford "R.J." Roger smiled sheepishly as Jeff motioned him to the orange line. R.J. complied, slapping hands with his tribe.
"Alright. These are the tribes. White tribe, you are Gwe. Green tribe, you are the Shak-ti Tribe. Red tribe, you're called Varna. Orange tribe, you're the Brahman tribe." As Jeff listed off the names, he threw a bag to each tribe.
"Here are your Buffs, and a map to your camp. There's boats for you a little bit that way." Jeff turned to Cassidy.
"Now, Cassidy. As I said, you cannot be the first person voted out of the game. That is because right now, you are not part of any tribe. You will be sent to Exile Island. The good news is that you won't be alone. The place is home to lots and lots of rodents. You will stay there until the first Tribal Council, where you will join the tribe that loses the first Immunity Challenge. A boat's waiting to take you to Exile Island. Everybody, head out."
GWE TRIBE Tribe thread here.
- Virgil Jefferson-Davis (BROtoro)
- Matt Masters (Aura Master Fox)
- Zubin Wadia (decoy73)
- Douglas MacAllister (Skraal)
- Venice Pennington-Johannes (Un-Persona)
- Jaquilyn Locke (LocoBroJoe)
- David Zimmer (Bikriki)
- Francis St. Ledger (Pippin)
- Sharon Austin (jimmydalad)
- Joachim Lovelace (Bikriki)
- Cammy Davidson (jimmydalad)
- Kat Tolstoff (decoy73)
- Lana Torres (KamiKaze)
- Cassandra Black (BROtoro)
- Miranda Millers (KamiKaze)
- Claire Monaghan (Laurels)
- Owen Kay (Pippin)
- Alice Gilman (dmboogie)
- Jake Mordetsky (Aura Master Fox)
- Rutherford "R.J." Roger (Un-Persona)
- Cassidy Kant (LocoBroJoe)
Challenges and Tribal Council will be posted in this thread. If you have any confessionals or other private conversations, send them to Inky - we hope to make a full-fledged novelization of this game.
And with that, the game has officially begun.