I was an Army Infantryman for seven years and was a team/squad leader for over half of that. I have a BA in Military History and while in college and post-college, I formed and led a medieval combat unit of nearly 100 men and women and was successful in utilizing them to win the field of battle as well as organizing the logistical support of that group and larger.
My current job requires me to maintain high level of proficiency with firearms, close-quarters battle, small unit tactics, Level II Medical Care and a degree of technical expertise for the equipment of my actual job. The last ten years have taken me all over the world to austere and high-risk environments so I’m confident I’d fare alright.
I've been a professional bread baker for almost 10 years now and, like Belouch, I love making beer as a hobby. Historically those two professions were closely linked, with some bakeries using the "barm" or yeasty foam from fermenting beer to make lighter, milder, faster breads. Of course now everyone is into making sour and funky beers, go figure. I think what I'd actually like is to be a rope maker, though. Rope is such a useful tool, and I've always wanted to build a ropemaker. Also, getting enough agriculture together to grow grains would be real tough. At best we'd probably be making griddle cakes out of wild grains. Don't really need an artisan baker for that.
I work in a hospital, so the fact that I have built a pretty good immune system may help me out. I work as a logistics department coordinator for half my time, and as an infection prevention director the rest. I could come in handy when trying to organize supplies and go over numbers if needing to pass our armors and weapons. I do well with managing stock. Then on the other hand, I could come in handy if we ever could "catch" something from any certain species as I would know how to prevent such an infection from spreading. I have dabbled in the nursing world, so I mean if you need an IV or something I could give it a go.
I have a master degree in Biology and run a forest kindergarden, but I don't think we'd have many kids to look after^^
But luckily I'm also quite good at some bush-crafts. So give me a knife and I can produce a fire in an hour. I know how to tan a hide and produce some string. Non of these things would look very nice, but would do their job. And I made quite some bows already but never killed an animal with them (totally forbidden in Germany to hunt without a license). And I know a lot of edible, poisonous and medicine plants. So I guess I would be just the crafter I play, the killing I would leave to you guys
Nope, I'd die. I'm big into psychology and philosophy, and current work an office job for a steel plant. I'm naturally a support character in videogames, but that doesn't translate that well to real life.
Agonia would devour us but we'd have a good crack at it first looking at the skills we have so far! I think we'd be grateful of resurrecting though
I'm a HD mechanic in the real world. Not sure working on oil rigs or mining equipment is all that useful in Agonia. At least Dreadlock's wheel carts would be in shipshape. Currently in my last year of studying a BA in Writing, Philosophy and Anthropology. Could keep a journal of Agonia and document all our adventures. Not sure throwing a journal at a dragon would help much... =)
I enjoy axe throwing as a sport which is slightly better than journal throwing. Although I'd throw the axe and run if I saw a dragon, so perhaps not
Now that we've had some responses, I have a better understanding our the some skills being brought with us. I know from lurking on the General chat room on Discord that there are some other military folks who would be teleported as well so that would help. There is an element of teamwork and discipline that is taught in basic training. I imagine after a few people were chewed up by the wildlife, the rest would learn to work together and be open to learning how to work in a shield wall with long spears supporting them.
Another factor with everyone working together is the big personalities would have to be tempered or exiled for the benefit of the group. Certain personalities tend to cause drama and create division within the group.
Everyone who has responded already has shown maturity and enough objectivity that suggests we would at least have a shot at working together to survive.
Let's be real. Most of us are not soldiers, not skilled in ways of staying alive outside of our modern comforts, not physically able, and not psychologically adjusted to dealing with an island full of man-killing monsters. Even those of us that have survival skills would be incredibly poorly adjusted. I was once a boyscout; I can make a fire, set up a tent, know a good deal of useful knots, etc. But I'm not going to pretend those skills would somehow be close to enough.
And if resurrection were possible, that'd introduce a whole other can of worms. Imagine dying, then waking up to remember that experience, especially with the gruesome ways it could likely happen. Then think about what would happen to any semblance of a society upon the realization everyone has this... "power".
I don't think this'd be some fun adventurous romp. In fact, it'd match pretty closely to certain folks idea of hell.
I’m an IT server administrator, so I drive a desk 8 hours a day... my survival rate is going to be approximately zero. I’m capable of organization and basic country skills, but let’s be realistic, humans already have a hard time fighting cassowary and those are starter monsters in Agonia