One day, after watching a certain, human-made movie, an Umgah bio-scientist got an idea. It was the idea of a prank, and it was one that quickly caught on. Working together with hundreds of other Umgah, the scientist created a virus, and then released it. The target: The New Alliance of Free Stars' first joint colony world, known locally as Tarkus.
Things quickly devolved from there. Within a matter of hours, people started rising from their graves, only to turn on their former friends and families, spreading the infection further with each bite and scratch. The local government soon fell even as the world devolved into anarchy, and all the while, the entire Umgah population were laughing as much as their lungs would allow.
The Alliance reacted. Launching their fleets, the warriors of the Alliance worked fervently to contain the spread, ruthlessly striking down the plague wherever it showed its head even as its scientists struggled to find a way to counter the plague more directly. However, Tarkus was too infested, too far gone to be salvageable, but fortunately the Free Stars were able to quarantine the world through the Ur-Quan slave shield technology reverse-engineered by the Spathi.
Unfortunately, however, you so happened to be on Tarkus when the shield went up. Stranded, constantly besieged by the hordes of the undead and with your resources running low, survival must be your top priority. The undead may not be the only dangers in the world, however. Both wild animals and other survivors could prove to be just as dangerous, and if you are not careful, you will face your destiny sooner rather than later. You must scavenge, you must fight, and ultimately, you may last just that much longer.
This is your story.
This is how you died.