In 2027 a mysterious viral epidemic known as the ‘Crossout’ swept the planet, countries and populations simultaneously began to fall at an alarming rate all over the Earth. Those who did not die in the first few days, were plagued by hallucinations and headaches, many people went mad and committed suicide. The source of the disease could not be detected but the cities that were once the vibrant social and economic beacons of humanity were left ravaged and deserted.
The media speculated on several possibilities concerning the nature of the disease. Some argued that radiation of cellphones and televisions was infected with a new synthetically engineered virus created by terrorists. Others thought that a virus corrupted the atmosphere following an impact of a large meteorite. Was this an evolutionary leap and the dawn of new humanity?
Many tried to escape the effects of the virus by using different protective measures: they wore face masks to filter the air and completely stopped using electronic devices in favour of more traditional means of communication. But it was all in vain: in just a few days what was once an epidemic became a pandemic unlike anyone had ever seen on such a global scale.
Survivors gradually began to change — after fifteen years of transformation, the changes became visible. The most noticeable metamorphosis occurred in the eyes of the affected — some began to glow, while others resembled black holes. To hide their unnatural looks and conceal the mutation, people started wearing padded clothing and sunglasses.
Not everyone in this world strives for chaos and destruction. There are also people who want to preserve our knowledge of the past, and the scouts from the Order of the Fallen Star are such people. These excellently armed and mobile solo soldiers have dedicated their lives to searching for artifacts and carriers of information of all kinds. No one knows where the Starburnts take the artifacts they find or why, but the curious Scar AB will pay decent money for any containers bearing their logo. New pieces are added to his artifact collection on a regular basis—the Wastelands hide danger for even the most battle-hardened veterans, after all. Scar AB is afraid that one day the Order will come for their artifacts, so his collection remains hidden. But on special occasions he puts up several well-protected exhibits for public viewing.
This folder bearing the Starburnts logo was discovered behind a panel during the disassembly of an unremarkable old truck that was abandoned by the side of the road not far from Central. No one has been able to track its history, although Scar AB has offered a reward for it.
Newspaper “The Moon”
UFO CRASHES WITHIN NEAR EAST COMBAT ZONE. According to information from our sources, the testing of a new anti-air system based on technology developed in a closed US Air Force facility led to unexpected results: an unknown flying object was detected, attacked, and shot down. Our expert shares his opinion. Continued on pg. 2.
Magazine “Popular Science”
Dr. Weckler, a representative of the Waderkvarn Corporation, presented the scientific community with the results of a series of practical experiments that cast doubt on modern theoretical physics. These experiments involve, among other things, force fields and certain types of radiation. What consequences could this have for science? Let’s try to work it out together...
Advertising Pamphlet Waderkvarn
Speed. Power. Reliability. Our new weapons systems are the embodiment of these principles. The discoveries made during the last decade have allowed us to fundamentally reevaluate the principles behind the construction of modern weaponry—and Waderkvarn is on the bleeding edge of progress in this field!
Yellowed Piece Of Paper, 2027
REMAIN CALM! Due to incidents of mass psychosis of an unknown nature, all populated areas of over 100,000 people will be subject to curfew. Recommendations for residents: 1. If possible, remain home and lock your doors and windows. 2. Maintain a stock of emergency supplies 3. Keep your radio or television on at all times. REMAIN CALM
Photograph Of An Unknown Man
He is carrying a homemade poster with the phrase “Those monsters were hiding in their bunkers!” written boldly on it..
Diary Fragment (Unknown Author)
The evacuation is a failure. Everyone is panicking. There’s no power. There’s no water. The soldiers… they couldn’t care less. Most of them just ran off. Today I saw the bottom of the ocean from my window. Something’s happened to the water — the ocean has pulled all the way back to the horizon. I don’t know what to do. Could this really be the end?
The Necropolis anomaly has dispersed. Assemble an expedition. Instructor. P.S. don’t tell Ivy.
One night the inhabitants of Rock City heard explosions and saw a blinding flash that lit up the horizon. Judging from the tracks, an entire squadron of raiders attacked the vehicle of an Order soldier. There were no survivors. There were spots where the scorched earth had been transformed into glass. A container of artifacts was found inside one of these pieces of glass.
Magazine “Popular Science”
The SEER (Southern European Evolutionary Research Initiative) computing complex will be not only the world’s most powerful device, performing millions of operations per second, but will also serve as the basis for the deployment of a global analytics center that will process information, make predictions, and perform scientific calculations.
Don’t believe the lies! The government is lying to you! Nothing can save you from Crossout—not gas masks, not hermetically sealed bunkers, not even hazmat suits!
The air is infected! Our country has been attacked by an unknown aggressor. Poisonous substances have been dispersed in certain regions. The most reliable way to protect yourself is to wear a gas mask. However, try to avoid spending too much time in location infected by poisonous substances, and refrain from contact with people who have been affected by these substances.
Video Diary By An Unknown Blogger
This year… 2027. It’s coming to an end. I think it must be the 20th or the 21st of December by now, but I’m not sure. The world has changed. People have changed. Climate, geography… it’s all gone downhill... I don’t know how many people have survived, how many have been saved... how many have turned... the cities are dead.
A Voice Recording Of The Sheriff
It’s been over 20 years since the Cataclysm. Our town has become a sanctuary for many, but its time is coming to an end. We’re surrounded by too many predators — the Brotherhood, the Kaganate, and raiders big and small. Now we’ve started hearing rumors of a group called the Engineers, and they’ve got no mercy for anyone. We have a choice: we can either fight or join one of them. I’m not sure which option is worse.
Fragment Of Text On An Electronic Tablet
To: Lab Assistant Riley
The valley is open. We’re observing the visitors. They’re all here. Awaiting further instructions.
This blackened wooden crate permeated with some kind of sap-like substance was dragged from an acid lake next to a tree with the Starburnt logo scratched into it. A sealed glass sphere containing several carefully packed artifacts was found inside.
Report From The US Air Force Science And Technology Center
5/1/1947. Secret. Report on incident 00213/22-1. The object entered Earth’s atmosphere at 4:04 AM EST on 2/20/1947. Once the nature of the object had been confirmed in accordance with US Air Force internal instructions the Veil Plan was initiated. The crash site was isolated, and explanations were provided to witnesses. According to the findings of a scientific committee made up of leading experts from the University of California, the incident was natural in origin and precipitated by a collision between two extraterrestrial bodies at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.
Internal Waderkvarn Presentation
The area around the fallen object is transforming. An effect of an unknown nature is increasing the rate at which all materials decay. This includes metals, minerals, and polymers. Personnel within the proximity of the object have been experiencing sudden bouts of anxiety, and particularly sensitive individuals have suffered panic attacks. The gathering of new samples has been rendered significantly more difficult. In connection with this I recommend...
Meetings Of The 12th Marine Regiment
— Sir, we’ve got a situation here that isn’t accounted for in the military codex. — Give me your report, Corporal. — Sir, a group of civilians is advancing to the checkpoint from the city...; — Explain yourself more clearly, Corporal! The city is under quarantine! — There are a lot of them, sir. Thousands of them...they… oh my God! — Don’t you panic on me, Corporal! What’s going on?! — They… halt! Stop immediately! Fire!
Note From The Mayor Of Gostevar
The evacuation of the civilian population is progressing in a straightforward manner. We are asking everyone to remain calm and wait for further instructions from the military. Do not allow panic, and prevent the distribution of false announcements. We assure you that not one citizen will be left without aid.
Travel Journals Of The First Waderkvarn Expedition
Management has given us a task — reach the SEER terminal. Our path will take us through lands in the grip of madness. Groups fighting for the last remaining resources. Raiders who kill anyone they see. And, of course, a new landscape and new geography. All of this awaits us beyond the threshold of the Waderkvarn shelter. We knew this day would come sooner or later. There’s a reason they call the SEER project the “Oracle.” We need to understand what’s happening to the world and to people. We need to upload all of the information we currently have to SEER. And get an answers. At any price.
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