May The Me Be With You.
In 2032 mankind fell in a gruesome war that it could not win. It was some kind of Psychic virus that spread through the mind of people like wildfire. The symptoms of this psychic virus were strikingly similar to zombies from all those horror movies in the past. At first people thought they could fight and survive like in those movies but that idea was shattered a short time later. The hordes seemed to develop a rudimentary hive mind and the infected began grow more intelligent. As if that were not bad enough powerful mutated variants of them began to arise, cities fell and still mankind defiantly stood strong. Yet that resolve faltered when the psychic virus mutated again allowing it to spread to animals.
Mankind fled underground hiding in giant underground bunkers which became infected and began to fall one by one, many becoming infection super-centers holding billions of infected. It wasn’t until nearly ten years later when the Anti-Psyche fields were designed that the cities became safe fortresses for the most part. Once safe research could begin and Eventually Studies came out indicating that the psychic virus they had named Dread, had grown into a sentient hivemind, and its intelligence was growing at a phenomenal rate. The next century would see mankind’s technology grow and develop with 3-d printing advancing to the point where digital designs could be directly printed into life Via atomic reconstruction technologies. However as Dread researchers began to report the infected had began to utilize the older technologies left on the surface the idea that we could wait out this infection began to fade and a cry from the people to reclaim their home world began to spread.
finally 150 years after the Dread forced mankind into a hole the hope of something that could fight the infected has been realized in the form of the Dreadful, Human soldiers who were infected with a modified version of the dread virus. The result of this is human super soldiers, who are immune to the infection turning them into zombies, possess superhuman psychic abilities, And can sense the presence of the psychic virus. Luckily for mankind the existence of the anti psyche fields means that within the underground complexes these psychics are no different than any other human, but once they leave their cities surface facility they gain the abilities that earned them the title of Dreadful.
Sadly the dreadful from Bunker City A-15 now have a notably terrible task to fulfill. The dread researchers have calculated the Dreads mutation and development and have come to the conclusion that their rate of development actually is greater than humanity and that with their rate of development they will surpass human intellectual capacity in only three more years. Afterwards it will only be a matter of time before they take the remaining bunkers or humanity and eventually take to the stars. As a last ditch effort to prevent this from occurring Undercity A-15 has put together an elite unit of Dreadful Soldiers. These soldiers are each given a thermonuclear weapon and are tasked with going to the largest population center nearby and detonating the bombs in a pattern that will maximize the number of infected destroyed…all in an effort to see if its possible to lower the Dreads overall hivemind intelligence by removing a large number of infected in one fell swoop.
Sadly the infected have not been sitting idle. Using the advanced technologies of the 2030’s the infected have been grafting weapons onto themselves, attaching robotic limbs to replace missing ones. Whats Worse is that they seem to be focusing on weapons and technologies of wars indicating their knowledge of the coming conflict. Worse still a large amount of the infected seem to be funneling towards the Desired target the once great city called new york. Are the infected aware of the plan to cripple them? Will humanity rise up in time to prevent their inevitable extinction? Only you can answer this question…for you are the dreadful soldiers who will make either answer a possibility.