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Neo Seoul. 2047.

The immigrant massacre of 2045 triggered an uprising that came to fiery end – a mysterious explosion which cast a dark, toxic cloud over the capital. 

Nobody knows for sure who gave the order, or who engineered it –  though most had an idea.

Underground Samsung labs had been rumoured in the months prior to the blast. The leaders of the uprising anticipated a response, but nothing like this. 

When the virus spread it was devastating. After three weeks, Seoul was deserted.Two months later, the peninsula was quarantined.

Five years on Korea was still a no-go zone. Only the concrete wastelands of the doomed metropolis harboured the last remains of life.

As native survivors began to turn on one other, one outsider remained. 

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Every conception is merely an abandoned endeavour, unburdened from creators.

This city. This cursed virus.

Nothing we make is ever complete.

Even memories. Nothing’s set in stone.

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Bittersweet memories are better than nothing.

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Yet nothing is ever completely lost.

When all is abandoned, hope can blossom from the most unlikely of sources.

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The uprising. I should have tried to stop it. What were we trying to do?

We could have just left this place then. Before the riots, before the outbreak.

Before I inhabited the creature I see in these blood-stained mirrors. 

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I never stopped looking for the cure.

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They must have made an antidote. They couldn’t have meant to contaminate the whole city. Could they?

Surely, man is the cruelest animal.

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What had I become? I hardly remember who I was.

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The line between life and death is determined by what we are willing to do.

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Birds of prey have the best vantage point.

Death from above.

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I gave up on the idea of allies out here. I’ve learned that lesson.

Just the hunter, and the hunted.

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I used to fear the screams.

I miss that.

Fear.

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