A world dead, A world gained, A world changed, To start again. How are we able to comprehend such concepts? Love, pain, grief, these rule our lives in ways we cannot understand until the issue is put in front of us, and sometimes, out on display for all to see. These... Feelings, these... Emotions, govern our bodies and minds. May the day never come when the skeletons lurking in our closets decide they cannot be ignored any longer. Life goes on, as it so often does, but a singular even has wreckd the foundations of our society to Its very core. An event, The Imperium, has struck Earth and decimated the human populace. Most have died, but some have survived and became... more than human. These humans who have stayed alive are called Parahumans, indicating their new-found powers. Parahuman powers can range from a multitude of things; farsight, flight, pyromancy, and more, but only one or two at a time. These very rare Parahumans age at a much slower rate than regular humans. Their heightened brain functions allow their abilities to be unlocked, but at times it can be too much. Parahumans may go insane from this if they cannot handle it, and some have. All of the humans that lay dead have risen and exhibit destructive powers called “Crash”. They have the power to send out shock waves in anything they come in contact with, which typically destroys things outright. With said shock waves they can do a variety of things, making them deadly. These husks have lost their humanity entirely and are considered dead. These things are called, “Husks”. They retain their human forms, but orange power flows out of their eyes and mouth, leaving glowing orange gaps where they eyes and mouth should be. A corporation by the name of "GeneCo" has made this all possible. Their unveiling of the "Neo-Change" foretold an event that would change history forever. Media has been covering it for years, as the company grew into one of the most influential powers in the country. Time passed by and slowly the people started to gain trust for the company, thinking that the main goal was to achieve a better world, when in reality, a series of bio-experiments were plotting to bring about a much fouler result. The founder of GeneCo, Redorak Mason, has spoken for GeneCo, and stated that "On the fifth of November, the world would change forever, as GeneCo will activate the Imperium" The Imperium was explained to be a device that will enhance the mood of an individual, by changing the bio-chemistry in their brains. Several studies came from the company, all faked, and each one passed government standards. It was then chosen for Seattle Washington to be the test town. The people rejoiced, some even traveled to be a part of this, and all waited in anticipation for their lives to become better. On the 5th of November, at 3:30 pm, the Imperium was activated, and everything changed. Giant shock waves of pure energy destroyed the immediate perimeter, and the people were evaporated into pure energy. It was as if a nuke was set off, destroying everything in it's wake. The Imperium spread like a blue virus, covering the city in waves of genetically enhanced BioCloud that infected every person who inhaled it. The people began to change, most changing into Husks. Some survived, but would never again be the same. The CEO, Redorak, was never heard from ever again, and was said to have hidden in a place uncontaminated by the Imperium. As time went on, the Husks traveled and destroyed much in their path. Their bodies carried on the virus that spread like wildfire, quickly infecting the country, and next the world. It was relatable to a classic zombie apocalypse, except the Husks would either infect or completely obliterate the human it encountered. There was no escape, and not even the military could hold back these monsters. Their bodies started to decompose, but at a much slower rate. The threat was much deadlier than fantasy, and people who survived the attack had to learn to adapt to survival. Factions were born, as well as towns, but nothing was permanent. There are always talks of safe havens, but only talks. As husks roamed and fought, the shock waves they produced destroyed environments, breaking down buildings and leaving nature to take over. The old world was gone, and the new one was here to stay. Twenty years had passed since the Imperium, and the world was vastly different. New drugs have been invented, closed-communities made, and even some foreign governments re-established. The US is still in shambles, but survived. Now it is a matter of finding the culprit, of finding Redorak, in hopes to somehow find a way to stop the virus. If anybody knew, it was him.