Prologue to the Aftermath of the Dead:

The warning signs were there.

The plague of 1918, created by a deadly combination of vaccinations designed to prevent typhoid fever and diphtheria. The vaccine-related deaths following the Fort Dix incident of 1976. The ever-increasing frequency of rapidly mutating human, avian, and swine influenzas. The public's blind faith in the unproven science of flu shots.

Despite the medical community's attempt to suppress the catastrophic failures of its vaccination programs, the warning signs were there - and yet they went largely unheeded.


It makes you wonder how the Mayans managed to predict the end of civilization a thousand years after the fall of their own. What caused the victims of the Rage Virus to rise from the dead? I doubt even the Mayans could explain that. Certainly the medical community offered no answers in the days and weeks before the world fell silent. The dead keep their secrets.

And yet the Mayan calendar did not foretell the end of the world, but merely the destruction of all that had come before - a cycle of death and rebirth. Defying the zombie hordes, small groups of hardy survivors banded together to rebuild society against all but impossible odds.


October 2012 - A new mutation of H5N1 hits poultry farms in Delaware, spreading throughout the United States and Canada via contaminated birds and human-to-human contact before migrating overseas. Nearly simultaneously, a virulent strain of H1N1 originates in South American pig farms, appearing in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia before it is detected by WHO. The elderly and the young are the first to succumb by the hundreds of thousands.
November 2012 - WHO responds to the H1N1 and H5N1 outbreaks with an aggressive immunization campaign. The vaccine has unintended consequences. Some 23% of its recipients experience complete immune system failure, leading to high fever followed by brain swelling reminiscent of encephalitis. Nearly all cases result in fatality. Perhaps 5% of these terminal patients experience disorientation and rage similar to that observed in animals afflicted by rabies, attacking family members and care-givers with unreasoning fury before succumbing to brain death. The media dubs this strange reaction the "Rage Virus" in honor of the films 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.
December 2012 - As the worldwide spread of H1N1 and H5N1 continues unabated despite mass slaughter of pigs and domestic fowl in affected areas, WHO first denies and then admits human-to-human spread of the Rage Virus via saliva, sweat, and blood.
December 21, 2012 - The Dead Rise.


Room Leader: Selsie Turner

Creators: Minion Corp Boss and The Secretary, Selsie