2022 In the later months of 2018 and early months of 2019, the tension between nations grew more tense as conflicts in the Middle East escalated. World powers such as Russia and America were at a cross roads, and a threat of another cold war was a real possibility. Eventually in the Spring of 2019, the first missile was launched. Either side blamed each other, the Russians saying the United States fired first, while the U.S claimed Russia was to blame. Regardless humanity was doom from the very start. At first it wasn't chemical weapons, nor nuclear. A few air to surface missiles striking US compounds in the Middle East, a Russian convoy being destroyed by American airstikes, et cetera. As the war was mainly fought in the Middle Eastern countries, neither side dared attack the others main land, and kept the conflict in third world countries. Finally disaster stuck as the first of the "Green Haze" bombs exploded in Egypt. Those in the immediate area were killed, but those on the far reaches of the bomb changed. Not due to radiation, but the altering effect of the chemicals on the human brain. Cells died off, the common human thought process was missing entirely on those infected by the Green Haze. The survivors of this bomb were called The Hazed. They fit the zombie stereotype of blood thirsty, brainless killers. The following days were bloody and most people world wide were in awe that such a weapon would be used, and as the war went on, both America and Russia bombed each others nations, thousands died due to these attacks; but the Green Haze wasn't seen again. In Egypt where the original bomb went off, the area was still effected. The country was shut down, the people were locked in and no one without a hazmat suit was allowed in. A storm formed and blew from Egypt across the Mediterranean to Greece, where the second outbreak of the "Hazed" broke out. The chemicals that effected the water in Egypt stayed with the partials that evaporated into the rain clouds, and as the rain poured down onto the people of Greece, they too became sick and effected by the Green Haze bomb. Fast forward several months and no society had a way of curing the Hazed, nor a solution to the Green Haze itself. The war escalated between America and Russia, before either side had to turn their attention on the Hazed that soon infected their country. By then it was too late, and the majority of the world has gone into chaos. Now nearly every storm carries the Green Haze virus, and the only survivors are those who are smart enough to boil the water, cook their food, and keep a gas mask on them if they are forced to be outside in the elements. ~~~ TLDR Due to a chemical weapon, nicknamed The Green Haze, in WW3, mindless zombies called "The Hazed" are world wide. Storm clouds are the primary way of the infection infecting people. Clouds effected by the Green Haze are tinted green, and as the rain falls a brief green fog appears. Water must be boiled before drunk, and food must be cooked as well or you run the risk of being infected. Gas Masks are almost essential to survival during stormy weather. The zombies themselves cannot infect you by the traditional biting/scratching method, but will not hesitate to kill you. In this our characters will struggle to survive the weather, other survivors, and The Hazed as they try and survive the harshness of the world. ~~~ NOTICE: If you're interested, feel free to make a character and post it here I won't be accepting everyone, so make your character a good one!