Background / History
In 2001, after the terrorist attack,
the US Government secretly began work on a high level project
of the utmost secrecy; even the president was unaware of its
existence - an experimental genetically engineered virus that
would target specific DNA patterns of known terrorists.
incubation time of the virus was 24 days; long enough
to give an infected terrorist the chance to bring it back
to his cell network and infect other targeted hosts. After
this incubation it would kill the host within 12 hours,
no cure, no antidote, and no hope for the unsuspecting
terrorism grew, and by 2006 the virus had become a reality
and was approaching the final phases of it's design, all
that remained was for the DNA target patterns to be added
to the lethal strain and it would be complete within months.
However 2006 was the year of the terrorist, with several attacks
on official and civilian targets, both inside and outside the
United States. But, one target was more significant than anyone
a sunny afternoon just outside Boston a bomb exploded
that would change the world forever.
terrorist bomb truck attack levelled a Government building
killing over 400 people and destroying the concealed viral
research labs below. These labs were one of the select
few that contained the unfinished virus strain, which
was on that day ironically released into the population
by the unsuspecting terrorists.
But the virus was incomplete; the target DNA patterns had yet
to be genetically woven into the virus’s membranes. In
its current state, the virus could infect anyone. Everyone that
knew this perished in the attack.
No-one knew anything about the virus. For them it was just
another terrorist explosion on the TV, and for 24 days the virus
moved throughout the population like wildfire, spread by planes,
trains, cars and modern transport.
24 days later, early one quiet morning all hell broken lose
as the medical systems around the world were overwhelmed with
symptoms of something they had never seen before, and on a terrifying
the day as people began to fall victim to the virus they
had been carrying for the last 24 days. Medical teams
had only enough time to name the killer virus; Terminal
Cerebroendonisis, or TC. After the 24-day incubation period,
the viral infection spreads throughout the host’s
brain, causing nausea, severe headaches, stiffness of
the neck due to a swelling of the brain, coma and finally
death. Everybody knew why it was known as terminal; there
was no cure.
law was declared in over 60 countries as people watched
the riots on their TVs transcend from the screen to their
own streets & homes and millions of people panicked
and left their homes for the country side - but it was
too late, they were already infected... everyone was.
the sun set on that day in July 2006, 99.9% of the population
had perished at the hands of the lethal virus.
year is now 2009, 3 years after the terrible
accident that nearly erased human life on earth. The virus
has reportedly dissipated to the point of making it safe
to return again to the surface and to the place we once
knew as home.
Out of the surviving human population
3 factions formed.
The Governors; A band
of soldiers lead by a fanatical Ex-General. Their aim is to
restore a form of law and order to the cities; but in a way
that we would call dictatorship.
A freak Religious cult
that say they predicted this 'cleansing' of the earth all along;
with new found faith in their religion they are more determined
than ever that this was meant to be, and that they are the saviours
and must finish the 'cleansing'.
The final faction... are ordinary people,
a handful of innocent Civilians that got caught
up in this mess, they are bewildered and angry at what happened
to their families and everyone they knew, and are just trying
to survive from day to day in this dark new world.
Welcome to the world of Forsaken …