For thousands of years, war raged on against this country and that country. War raged over land, hate, raw goods and the age old classic; religion. Countless lives ended over thousands of years. In the middle of the 21st Century however, all war had come and gone. Peace spread, along with ideas for growth. Countries all over the world, united as one for the sake of growth. We became the United Countries Under the Stars (UCUS) in 2033. Over 40 countries, coming together as one great nation. Some countries did not integrate itself into UCUS. Not everybody felt what we had felt, or found other reasons for this as well. Canada who felt the economies would quickly crumble remained their own. China remained one country as well, fearing what we may become. They were right to fear us.
During the last great war, the Russian's were experimenting with biological warfare. They began work on "Project безумие" (Madness); an airborne virus created to drive humans mad. During the end of the war, they attempted to use it on their enemies. This first test was a failure. The war was still won, and afterward the UN sought to further this experiment, funding it themselves. They did not wish to transform people into horror stories right of a movie though. This project, "Project Cупермен" or "Superman" was aptly named to transform average human beings into just that. Something out of the comic books of old. They succeeded in making a serum to develop the human strength, speed, hearing, and smell. Unfortunately; it left them nearly blind during the day. In 2035 they perfected it. The human's five senses were exponentially increased. The sun no longer blinded subjects, but rather enhanced their abilities as if the human were a battery that worked off of solar energies.
This was a big deal for people of UCUS. They believed this would change everything, that this would make us equals, bring us all closer and maintain peace. But as history shows equal isn't ever good enough. The Germans and the Japanese began working on a serum that would further their enhancement. A serum making them stronger, faster... Better. But as seen with the Russian's first attempt, they failed. They failed miserably at that, and their test subjects had mutated into grotesque, hulking beings of madness and raw power. There were so many of them and so little security to stop them. They broke out. Thus began the beginning of the end.
I was part of the first strike team sent to check out the reports in Berlin. It was absolute mayhem. There were people eating other people. Some hunched over on all fours like a dog. Their legs bent backwards at the knees, their hands were boney and long. Their finger nails were like razor blades, and their teeth like knives. Their hair had mostly fallen out except for small patches on various parts of their bodies. They growled and drooled like wild dogs. Their minds were gone, all that was left was instinct and aggression. They were fast too, faster than I'd ever seen, and they could take a bullet in the chest and not lose any of that speed. I barely survived the encounters with those beasts, I still don't know how I'm alive. They could kill you in a moments breath, then make you one of them. That was another thing, one scratch, bite or droplet of blood getting into your cut from them and you become one of them yourself. My whole unit had become them by the end.
It was spreading so fast. UCUS had to take action, and they had to take it immediately. We nuked them. Probably the worst decision we could have made. The disease had already traveled through Europe by ticks, flees, rodents and those "things" themselves. Then given the radiation caused by the warheads; the virus evolved. Now not only were there mutant people who were simply deformed. There were those that grew wings from the webbed skin between their arms and torso. Those that grew gills and swam in the oceans, seas and even lakes. Humans were becoming beasts from our worst nightmares. The virus began to spread even faster than. With the new ones, they spread all across the world. Any survivors were forces to live under ground away from any contamination. There were camps built under ground to repopulate, to grow food and plants. These underground shelters are the last places where we're safe.
I haven't seen anyone above ground in years, but I travel from camp to camp in search of my family. It's been five years since I've seen them and my hopes of finding them are fading. I have searched the the entire east coast with no sign of them. But I shall not stop. I told my wife I would return to her. So I head for Texas. The largest underground camp awaits me there. I hope that my wife and son will wait for my return, if they're even still there. My name is Corporal Brian Scott, I will not rest until I find my family, nothing can stop me.