It began with the Black Mesa Incident.
On May 16, 2003, scientists working in Sector C of the
Black Mesa Research Facility triggered a Resonance Cascade.
At 9:47 AM, 27-year-old Anomalous Materials research associate
Dr Gordon Freeman pushed Xenium sample GG-3883 into the
A cataclysmic quantum event occurred. Hundreds perished immediately.
Hostile life-forms began their incursion. The military was dispatched to neutralise the threat and terminate all witnesses.
The Xenian forces triumphed. Thousands more lives were lost.
In desperation, the Science Team sent one man to the Borderworld.
The same man who inadvertently caused the disaster itself.
Despite overwhelming odds and unfathomable opposition, the
One Free Man eliminated the entity masterminding the invasion.
A tactical thermonuclear detonation totally destroyed the facility shortly thereafter.
The Opener of the Way was lost in the void. Portal storms ravaged the Earth.
A vast and baleful regime arrived, and seized the offensive.
Humanity was subjugated in seven hours. Billions have died.
Only a dozen people survived Black Mesa.
This is the story of one of them.