After being abandoned in the dark, muddy trenches of Northern Idaho, Corporal Wyatt Anderson is forced to outwit and outlive the Scourge as they congregate on the blood-soaked battleground.
All along the west coast, people are rebuilding. Since day one, the Owens Valley cooperative has been researching a cure, rescuing refugees from overrun cities, and searching for a way to slow the constantly growing Scourge infestation. In Oregon, the Republic is expanding. Fueled by industrial and military might, walled fortress cities are rising across the horizon. Their borders grow by the day but are quickly reaching their limit. Humanity is rising but the Scourge still own the night. Beyond the protection of brick, concrete, and steel, a dangerous world awaits. A world full of monsters, raiders, pirates, and cannibals.
The Great Plains used to be America's heartland, the bread basket that fueled the country. Then came the Scourge, plague, mutations, and earth-shaking disasters. The plains turned from amber waves of grain to a barren wasteland. But humanity bounced back. Slowly, people came together. New nations were formed from the ashes of the Old World. Nations like the Northern Plains Confederacy, New Wisconsin, and the Central Republic. Free towns like Lakeport and Jayhawk, and medieval strongholds like Fortress. People came together, drawn by creed, religion, or simple geography. They came together for comfort and human contact, but mostly for strength and survival. The new world can be a horrifying and dangerous place where only the truly resilient will survive.