Setting and Plot Dec 8, 2020 0:01:07 GMT
Post by Finch on Dec 8, 2020 0:01:07 GMT
It began with a bullet...
A single bullet, shot by an average man, at his neighbor. Reports on this incident were small. Local newspapers joked "Crazy Man Shoots Neighbor, Accuses Him Of Being A Zombie." Few noticed. Just another drop in the bucket of crazies.
In only a few months, though, that shot became the shot heard 'round the world.
When the disease began its wildfire-like spread, more jokes arose. Jokes spoken with nervous laughter behind them of "Maybe that weird guy in Florida was right. Who could've known?" When the disease took out the entire adult population of India, people clamored for the destruction of those infected. The man who had been thought of as insane became a symbol.
These efforts, however, were in vain. With no knowledge of how the disease spread, prevention become impossible. Even countries under strict quarantine were soon wiped out. It seemed as though everyone was already infected from the start, but, no, that would be impossible. Not with the millions who had survived.
The world was wiped out in 6 months. That was all it took for a single shot to escalate to the ill filling the streets, tearing down the doors of the last few left alive. In the last day of this chaos, the disease was finally given a name, by a group of Swedish scientists who would fall ill mere days later. They dubbed the disease Humophiocordyceps unilateralis, a new, previously unknown genus of cordyceps.
In a strange twist of fate, the man who had fired the first shot was the last to succumb, alone, in his Floridian jail cell...
He was the last adult, but humanity had not been wiped out yet. Now, the fate of the world rests in the hands of those immune to the virus: Those under the age of 16. The children of the world are now all that is left.
Remnants take place in Seattle, 9 months following the end of the outbreak. Players play as these survivors, who have created various bases and factions throughout the city. The world is in their hands, now, as they fight for their lives against zombie-like creatures known as Strangers.