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RF Online (RFO)
CCR, Inc.
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 11/21/06)  | Pub:GamesCampus
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Ch. 4: The Advent of the Arcane Virus

Posted by Jon Wood on Dec 06, 2005  | Comments

Ch. 4: The Advent of the Arcane Virus -

RF Online has released a new chapter in an ongoing Lore series. This time around, it is Chapter 4: The Advent of the Arcane Virus. What is the Arcane Virus, you might ask? Well, it is the name of the virus that we learned early on in the series, destroyed Earth's Solar System. Why is it back in Chapter 4? Read on to find out!

Mankind had grown as a race, its progression seen in the developments made within the galaxy. The expansion to the furthest reaches of the galaxy paid testament to their success. The tragic events to follow came with the advent of the new and deadly virus, designed to systematically wipe out mankind. The galaxy’s best known scientists and scholars examined the new strain, in a bid to find a cure and to wipe this deadly virus from existence. But time was against them, their only discovery showed that the symptoms were very similar to those of the Arcane Virus, the same virus that had destroyed the Earth’s Solar system all those centuries ago.

Infected people showed signs of aggression and extreme excitation with a strong desire for destruction. It was inevitable that the killing would start, as cases of infection grew out of control. People killed each other and then themselves. Mankind as a whole was on a losing battle with itself.

This new strain of the virus differed from the Arcane Virus. The life expectancy of a human infected by the virus was a mere 8 hours, unlike the Arcane Virus, which took 7 days to kill its host. The scariest thing about this new virus wasn’t the rate of fatality, but the speed of infection between carriers and victims. The resilience of the virus to variations in temperatures, sterile conditions and known medical anti-virals, meant that it spread to the general population with ease via transport links, communication channels and even individual spacecraft. 90% of humans were infected and killed within a day.

To survive this horrific destruction, the rest of mankind had no choice but to segregate themselves from the outside world. Planets were put into a self-regulated quarantine. All landing platforms and communications were destroyed to prevent any outside intervention. For a lucky few, a number of planets in the Lablum Sector escaped infection. This was one of only a handful of sectors that escaped the damage the virus had brought to the galaxy. The Lablum sector played home to Doctor DoHyun and he deduced that the current virus was somehow related to the Arcane Virus. Working closely with the scholars and members of the Arcane Club, they dubbed the new strain the “Mutant Strain Arcane Virus”. With the latest information gathered from the other colonies before the galaxy wide cut-off, the researchers resumed their investigations into this MSAV.

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