The Sanderson Apocalypse – Chapter 5
Hey everybody! Welcome back to another chapter of the
Sanderson Apocalypse. I’m nearly done playing this challenge in-
game as only a couple more generations are needed to be born to
reach the end. In the last chapter, however, we witnessed the
birth of generation 4. With everything added up, the total number
of sims in the Sanderson main house is 9 plus one cat (who is
now an elder).
So, on with the show…
As the years went by, the Sanderson family was ready to
celebrate the birthday of their three youngest members, Beau,
Penelope and Zachary.
Penelope, who was held by the heir of generation four, Kurt, grew
up to show off the features she had clearly inherited from her
Zachary was next and showed the world that he would be the
second possible spare (first possible spare being Lawrence
based on age and the fact that every heir chosen has the nose of
founder, Michelle Sanderson).
And lastly was little Beau Sanderson who, like his sister
Penelope, was born with his father’s as the most prominent
The family’s attention went directly into teaching the three
toddlers the basic skills of language, mobility and hygiene.
Despite resisting at first, Beau, Penny and Zach all managed to
master the three skills like most sims that came before
The training of the triplets fell within a good timeframe as it was
soon time for the remaining members of the third generation to
grow up into elderhood…
Katheleen and Joe’s final choices for outfits managed to remind
me that there is a good reason why Beau has been born. Kid,
since you CAN hear me now, hurry up and graduate from college
so you can become and Icon and bring back fashion.
“What’s wrong with our outfits, creator?” Kat snickered as she
became used to walking in her large, jet black boots, “Can’t we
have some fun, too?”
No, this is an apocalypse. You aren’t allowed any fun until Pet
Show Biz, Dance, Entertainment, and Music have all been lifted…
oh, and Science.
By the end of the rotation (ah, memories of my COMPLETED
BACC… so how about that medal, Boolprop Mods?), the triplets
managed to grow up into children who all wear red in at least one
of their outfits.
Pink counts, too.
The rotation ALSO signified Kurt, Fiona and Lawrence all leaving
for college (Kurt is going to start college mid-way through my
rotation of the current college kids just to even the timeline out…
hey, it’s fair since they all left on a Tuesday and I haven’t lifted
Gamer yet… :-P)
For the next part of the rotation, we come to the college house
where we can find Bianca working on her freshman papers as
well as Dawn, Matthew and Charles…somewhere.
Now, for further explanation about how I’m doing this challenge,
each rotation in a college is four semesters. So, because I can,
once the first set of college sims had completed their freshman
year, I sent Kurt to join them for his.
Teehee, look at what they’re wearing. Still can’t wait for Show
Business to be unlocked.
“College is amazing, isn’t it Dawn?” Kurt asked one morning
before his first class, “Professor Seraphim was telling us about
different archetypes in Literature and-“
“Listen, Kurt, that’s totally cool and all, but my mind is set and
remembering all the digits of Pi at the moment.”
“You know, you really didn’t need to declare yourself
mathematics major, Dawn.”
“Yes I did. You don’t get it, Kurt.”
“Then tell me.”
“Joey the Comb will only let me into the mafia if I’m a math
major, dude. If I get my diploma in this confusing crap, then I can
overthrow the bastard and let the world have nice things again.”
“And it has nothing to do with you dating JC Jr.?”
“I- maybe. Look, I have things under control. You, on the other
hand, haven’t even started looking for someone to help you
restore the environment.”
“It’s still my freshman ye-“
“This afternoon, we’re all skipping class and finding you a wife.”
“Cheer up, dude,” Charles Sanderson, first-cousin once removed
of Kurt, said in private, “We’ll find you a broad in no time.”
“Dude, I don’t want a broad; I want a respectable woman.”
“Then we’ll find me a broad and you can go look for a girl on your
The household (along with new additions Lawrence, Fiona,
Nicole, Shea and Leslie because it’s now the next rotation in the
storyline) ventured off to the new campus hangout. All that could
be found inside were bathrooms and various old, musky couches.
It wasn’t much, but it was the best place that a young sim could
have in these hard times.
“*snicker* The creator said ‘hard times’.”
Alright, which one of you said that?
Unanimously, everyone replied with, “Charles.” Even Charles
himself admitted it.
Oh, you poor sim… I just might give you your own story for being
so perverted. Perhaps an Uglacy… hmm…
While everyone worked on finding Kurt his wife, Lawrence went
off and introduced himself to someone a little different.
“Hi mate, I’m Ray Shibata.”
The two boys smiled. Ray’s teeth were like shimmering pearls.
Lawrence began to blush.
“So- I… uh…” Lawrence became quite nervous, “Do you want to
maybe, you know, hang out sometime?”
“Sure; you seem like a neat bloke.”
“I.. we should, uhm, find someplace to chill later.”
“Yeah, but any hangouts here are as scare as hen’s teeth. I’m
gonna ‘ave to ‘ave a gander ‘round campus and then give you a
“I love your accent.”
“That’s bloody random, mate, but you seem nice so I’ll see you
“Whose Lawrence talking to, guys?” Kurt asked out of curiosity.
“I think it might be his future husband, kiddo,” Bianca replied
“But… Lawrence is a… oh, now I get it.”
Charles looked around rapidly, “Get what? I don’t get it you
guys… can someone explain to me what you’re all fawning
“Charles, the thing is that Lawrence is the type of guy that’s into
“Oh… well yeah, I figured that out a while ago, but why are you
two making a big deal out of it?”
“We aren’t, we’re just planning his wedding.”
“Shouldn’t he and that guy be doing that?”
“That ‘guy’?! He has a name you know,” Kurt and Bianca yelled
“Dudes, stop freaking out. I’m calling him ‘that guy’ because I
don’t know his name yet.”
“I.. oh,” Kurt was silent.
The entire day seemed quite successful for everyone’s lost
conquests. That is, except for Kurt who managed to find no one
at all. Hell, even Leslie here managed to find herself a boyfriend.
“It’s time for me to step into action.”
Nicole, what are you going to do?
“Invite my friend Diane over.”
Once they arrived back at home…
“Kurt, go introduce yourself to my friend, Diane Hsu.”
Diane and Kurt hit it off as soon as they met. Oddly enough, both
wound up being knowledge sims and the majority of their
conversation dealt with environmental issues pertaining to the
apocalypse. Kurt, since you can hear me, I’d say go for it. We
have our future Ecological Guru right in front of you.
Kurt whispered under his breath, “Don’t embarrass me, Creator.”
“What did you say, Kurt?”
“Nothing. Anyways, Di, what major are did you choose after
“A double major in Biology and Chemistry. What else would I
choose? I mean, getting to examine all those fossilized plants is
probably the most interesting thing I’ve ever done. Did you know
that if we can create a hydroxide with a pH of 11, we can
neutralize the soil to be perfect for the growth of various types of
flora once again?”
“We need to use ammonia solution in the soil to make it more
“I knew that.”
“Really? Because any knowledge sim would know that that’s
basic grade eleven chemistry.”
“Well Diane, the thing is that I’m not one of those science-
focused knowledge sims. I’m more-so into great works of
literature such as Shakespeare or Dr. Seuss.”
“Dr. Seuss was a children’s author who made up words.”
“But if you examine the context of some of his work, you can
interpret his views on old issues such as what it means to be a
“I never thought of it that way, Kurt.”
“So, Di, I have to get to class soon. Maybe we can continue this
conversation, say, over dinner some time.”
“Why Kurt Cobain Sanderson, are you asking me on a date?”
“Are you going to say no?”
Diane leaned in for a kiss, “Well, you are too cute to pass up. So
I’m going to accept your date proposal. See you later.”
As the years went by, Diane and Kurt’s relationship began to take
on new levels.
And I do mean new levels.
*As a note, yes, there is a ballet bar in each of the bedrooms and
the main house. I have moved all three which exist into areas
where they can’t be touched (thank you athletic) because of
dance restrictions which won’t be lifted for another generation or
Time continued to pass by and soon the eldest members of the
household were in their Senior year of college.
But it was Dawn who is the focus of the next part of this chapter.
Even after high school ended, Dawn still remained the loyal
girlfriend of Joseph “Joey” Comb Jr.
“I’ll be back soon, guys; Joey asked me to meet him at an
abandoned old student home off campus.”
By morning, Dawn had made it to the old home and found her
lover outsides of its gates.
“Good, you’re here,” Joey said, his head turning from side to side
Dawn knew something was wrong with him. Joey had never
seemed nervous in his life. What could possibly be going on that
would cause him to act so strangely? Dawn swallowed hard and
prepared a route that she could run to get back home.
“Dawn, I felt it necessary to show you this place before we talk
about something rather important.”
Dawn froze, “Why?”
“Just follow me.”
Dawn kept her distance. She looked around the building and
frowned. Why would he bring her to someplace as crappy as
this? The walls were falling apart, the carpets were ridden with
dirt, and even some of the old objects looked as though they
were being eaten by hungry animals.
“What is this place?” she asked cautiously.
“Well, when I was talking to my father, he said that this place
was quite important to your family.
He said that, many generations ago, your great-grandmother and
great-grandfather lived here prior to the apocalypse.”
“Joey, this place is a dump.”
“I know it is, but without it your grandmother may never have
been born nor would your family’s efforts have ever begun. It’s
because of how important this place is to the mission that I
wanted to ask you this here….”
…and those pants make that nightlife jacket work. My sims are
mean to me!!!
Meanwhile, at someplace with lots of babies (the spare house),
Steven died thus ending generation two’s existence. Any
Because Gloria, his wife, was now useless to everyone (and took
up a lot of space), I had to kill her off. Hey, she’s a CAS sim who
I randomized. You would do the same, too if you wanted to
speed things up.
I also killed off Amanda because Clark was dead and her son,
Ramone, would get a scholarship for it.
“But who will take care of me?”
Your cousin and her wife.
Back at home…
Hey Nadia, did you miss me?
“Damnit, you don’t exist.”
Yes I do; everyone can hear me now! I can be uber annoying and
there’s nothing you can do about it!!
“I’m never haunting again.”
“Penny, I don’t like this game. It’s too hard.”
“Penny, did you hear what I said?”
“It’s too hard?”
“Yeah; that’s what she said!”
“… You’re incredibly awkward and it saddens me to be related to
Over the first part of this rotation (yes, the third rotation in the
chapter), nothing too interesting happened so let’s skip on to the
birthday of the triplets.
“Penny, is it right that we alienate Zach because of how socially
awkward he is?”
“Do you care?”
So here are the triplets:
Beau Sanderson – Romance Sim
10/10/9/3/1 and intended for Show Business
Penelope Sanderson – Fortune Sim
7/5/8/3/2 and intended for Business
Zachary Sanderson – Knowledge Sim
6/5/8/3/3 and intended for Science… and making awkward sexual
“Nicole, I’d like to thank you once again for setting me up with
Diane. If there is anything I can do for you-“
“Make me a main character.”
“Other than that.”
“Well, then just accept it as my way of helping out the family.”
So, if you haven’t realized it yet, Diane Hsu is the official spouse
for generation four. She’ll be popping out generation five for us.
So, this engagement also marks then end of the Senior years for
Kurt and Diane. Congrats you two.
Kurt manages to find good clothing for himself (drat, I wanted to
laugh my ass off).
And Diane manages to doubt her fiancé’s abilities at fixing the
weather by choosing a thick coat for herself. Yes, she lived here.
Meanwhile, in the rotation, Bianca finds herself outside of her old
“Creator, why am I here?”
Because I wanted to save the number of houses I wanted to
rotate through at the moment, so enjoy the comforts of home and
three teenage siblings.
“It’s so neat how you’re going to be living here for the next
couple of years, Bianca. Isn’t that so neat?”
Bianca groaned as she looked through the paper. Was she really
related to this child?
“I mean, you’re providing such a wonderful example of how to
rebuild a part of society and-“
“Damnit, Zach; don’t you ever shut up?”
Bianca began to leave for the next room but Zachary managed to
get in her way.
“Why does everyone in this house not like me?”
“Because you’re awkward, you idol worship anyone older than
you and you were only born to lift Science and then live alone in
a house where the Creator will cheat for you to be seven years
older every rotation.”
“You do not have the right to call me that.”
“Bianca, I’m sure the Creator loves me as much as he loves you.
I think that I will get the chance to have offspring and be played
when the apocalypse is over so don’t you worry.”
Once Zachary had left for bed, Bianca was alone again.
“Dude, why did you have my mom give birth to that loser?”
In all honestly, I only wanted Beau to be born because of the
Show Business restrictions. Penelope and Zachary were just
“Whatever. Look, I found myself a high level job in Adventure so
get ready for the family to be using those epic mystery objects
B, have I ever told you that I wish you had your mother’s nose so
you could be the heir?
“Well, just now.”
After a couple of days working in the Adventure career (by that I
mean one promotion later), Bianca managed to obtain her very
own mysterious object from her boss. While she moved it up into
the attic, she noticed a small hole inside the head of the statue.
Perhaps getting the objects to work involves that hole?
Life continued on in the Sanderson household. Bianca and
Penelope worked on their skills.
“Penny, what the hell does the body skill have to do with the
“B, people will respect me more if I look good… or at least agree
to my ideas. Either way I’ll be getting a scholarship for what I’m
…and the small cat managed to pass away next to his loving
…and, finally, Bianca reached the top of the Adventure career
• The ability to use career rewards
• Twikii Island
So now I can finally use all of these objects (plus the ones that
are with my spares who don’t live here… you’ll see them one
But none of the objects could be ready yet, as Bianca had one
last thing she needed to do.
“Alright statue, how do I activate you?”
A booming voice rang out through the attic, “GREAT SPACE
PIRATE, YOU HAVE ALREADY ACTIVATED MY MYSTERIES. I AM
JUMBOK, KING OF TWIKII ISLAND. TREMBLE BEFORE MY
MIGHT AS I- WAIT, AM I A STATUE? DAMNIT, I CAN’T MOVE MY
“You talk too much.”
Bianca punched the statue straight in the face.
“NO, YOU’RE DAMAGING MY BRAIN! STOP, GREAT SPACE
PIRATE, IN THE NAME OF ME!”
“Just shut up!”
“JUM… BOK…lose… voice….”
And so ends the tale of how the objects managed to be activated
by Bianca. The end…
But that means we can now begin generation five! This is as far
as I got in my last legacy (S3L) and that part wasn’t published so
it doesn’t count. Yay me!
“Kurt, honey, does he talk like this all the time?”
“Di, only if you pay attention to him.”
In the dark of night, Diane Hsu and Kurt Sanderson were married.
Diane makes herself the fourth spouse in the family who can lift a
restriction and, thanks to her degree in Biology she’ll be lifting
Natural Science. I probably said that already but I still consider
it important because of how it ties in to Music, which Kurt will be
And a kiss makes it official. These two are wedded for life!
So hi Diane, welcome to the family.
You can hear me, right?
“I just responded.”
By the time 4AM rolled around, my two G4s were well on their
merry way to make G5’s first baby. Hopefully I get a blond child
since I have yet to have one in this family that isn’t a spare’s kid.
By morning, Kurt begins his search for a job in music. And…
Well, aren’t you going to tell me what job you got?
“I’m a Roadie for Zombie 30H!3.”
Neat… are you going to tell them how your first kiss went.
“Well it went a little like this.”
Instead of telling me how his first kiss went, Kurt finds himself
pulled into a different conversation with Penelope.
“Kurt, you better hurry up and make it warm again; I hate
wearing those tacky outfits all the time.”
“But, Beau is bringing back fashion.”
“Yeah, but I can’t sport nice clothing without it being seasonal.”
“Can someone explain to me how we’re related again?”
“You’re my big brother.”
“Yeah, okay. Look, I need to get to work so I’ll talk to you later.”
“Remember, become a Rock God.”
“In due time.”
The days fly by and soon Diane finds herself working on Tuesdays
and Thursdays as an Unnatural Crossbreeder.
But reaching the level of Ecological Guru is cut short because of
her newly discovered pregnancy.
The pregnancy goes smoothly for Diane despite a lack of
promotion because of fatigue in the workplace… and the fact
that Beau and Sophie manage to keep everyone in the house up
at night… the Creator didn’t say anything.
And, by Saturday evening, it’s time for generation five to arrive
into this world.
Well, this baby doesn’t happen to be a blond but I will love her
anyways. Meet Delilah Sanderson, the first baby of generation
five. She has red hair and green eyes as well as skin tone
number 2. Her personality is ____ and she is meant to be the
Artist of the family.
“Congrats Diane,” shouted Penelope, “You have a beautiful baby
“Penny, you don’t need to shout at her; she’s right next to you.”
As soon as the house settled down, Kurt changed into his level
nine uniform and began to head for his carpool.
“Don’t worry, Delilah; daddy’s gonna make sure you never freeze
your butt off during your lifetime.”
Penelope looked around the room, “Hey, it’s the end of the
rotation; Beau, Zach and I should all be heading off to college
Yeah, yeah, unimportant thingy. Whatever.
By 9PM Sunday, Kurt had managed to become a Rock God, thus
• Non-winter Seasons
• Art if I want, but I won’t use because Delilah needs her
With his status as Rock God in place, Kurt and his father Joe
lugged his electric guitar out onto the frozen ground and he
began to play.
Power chord after power cord beamed from his speakers as his
fingers strummed a rythem.
As the notes reached the sky, the flakes of toxic ash began to
disappear and the stars were visible once more.
Kurt picked up his money jar and laughed, “I did it!”
Music was lifted.
Hey boys and girls, I hope you enjoyed this chapter. Yeah, I’m
lazy when it comes to writing but the story is almost over. In
game, I only have 11 more restrictions to unlock and 4 of them
will be happening shortly.
So, let’s meet the new characters:
Diane (Hsu) Sanderson
Knowledge – Become Media Magnate
5/3/7/3/7 – Intended for Natural Science
No Aspiration – No LTW
6/9/8/3/7 - Intended for Artist
Restrictions Unlocked (Story-wise) So Far:
Hopelessness, Law, Medical, Culinary, Politics, Slacker,
Architecture, Military, Education, Athletic, Service Pet,
Adventure and Music
Game Play-wise (just add to the list):
Natural Science, Life of Crime, Law Enforcement, Journalism and