Hello my name is Karl, I am a 27 year old medical student from Tübingen, Germany. I was in my last year of university and on my way to becomming a neuromedicine spezialist as the telefon rang and I got a call from the Health Minister. He was talking very fast and at first I didn't get what he was saying but as he repeated himself I was in shock as he told me about an outbreak of an unknown disease in Chernarus.
I asked him why he would call me, who hasn't even finished my education yet, instead of a professional...
If I had to choose the sentence that scared me the most in my entire life, I would probably choose his answer.
He told me that most of the specialists were in a plane that was send to Chernarus to find a cure but one of the guards that was there to protect them was already infected. He turned in the middle of the flight and killed the hole crew and all passangers.
Two day later I found myself sitting in a small aircraft on my way to Chernarus. I was scared of the situation I had to face now. Even though I had really good grades in university I didn't feel ready for the task lying ahead of me.
I was expecting alot of military troups, tanks and a clean and protected environment, but what I saw after the landing wasn't even close to that.
Three soldiers welcomed me as I got out of the plane. The brought me into a big building and into a meeting with alot of scientists. I was introduced and shortly after a discussion started about how and where to set up a research camp.
That night I could even close my eyes, for all I know there where dead people running around. It was around two in the morning when I got up to get a drink out of the vending machine located in the front of the barracks, when I met Luca, one of the soldiers that I first got to know. We chatted for a bit and I learned that he was a german to who came as the NATO send their first troups to assist the local forces. After a few minutes we decided to go for a little walk since we both couldn't find sleept that night.
It turned out that decision saved out lifes, since half an hour after we left four infected found a way through the fence and into our camp. A huge feast was happening as we returned and our only chance to survive was to run into the near woods and away from dead.