Herbert Van Vuuren was a history professor from the states, on loan to the University of Novigrad. He specialized in epidemiology specify the way viruses spread and the way they affected society. He was in Novigrad, investigating a lead to the primordial strain of the Spanish flu, when world of a whole new virus came down the chain to him. After the fate of the world was sealed, as mutch as wanted to continue his research, he struggled to stay alive, being robbed and heald up every other day. It wasn't untell the beginning of the second fall he realized that the wost is yet to come. In desperation he looked across the countryside for researchers.