The Zombie Apocalypse
A magical plague has spread throughout the land and the dead have been reanimated. Corpses long dead have clawed their way from the earth, the recently deceased have come back craving flesh. Anyone bitten by the monsters runs the risk of becoming infected and dieing. Anyone who dies comes back as a “walker” and will seek out only one thing. Warm meat!
No one is certain exactly how the plague began. Many of the survivors believe that the sorcerer’s in the Tower of Zeriak are to blame, but there are other theories.
Most of the population is has become part of the zombie plague but there are pockets remaining in towers and castles around the countryside. Mostly these pockets are unaware of one another, but some of the more sinister elements, slavers and bandits, for example deliberately seek out civilized groups to exploit them in the lawlessness of the apocalypse. The Dawnbringer Cult is the most prolific group and still maintains a organized network of cultists seeking to end all life through the Dawnbringer Prophecy.