Foreboding walls loomed over the city, cloaking it in shadows. Within the walls, crumpled newspapers, plastic bags, and dried leaves littered the ground and fluttered in the wind. Shattered windows stared at broken doors, empty cars, and vacant houses. A layer of dirt and grime coated the city in gray. The world within the walls was as silent as a mausoleum. Not even the crows and ravens dared to feast here.
Silent figures moved quickly through the dead city streets, weapons raised. Their goals were simple: find survivors, and reclaim the city; but achieving that goal was much more difficult. This mission was a bit different though. They were to clear out the area, barricade it, and protect a research team that would arrive later. No one among them was exactly sure about why this location was so important. All they knew was that it could be a key to reviving the city. With luck, they would be able to accomplish their goals with minimal casualties and avoid any fighting. Unfortuna