Plague Hunter: The BeginningPLAGUE HUNTER: THE BEGINNINGPlague Hunter: The Beginning4 years ago in Settings More Like This
The town of Hamilton was elevated above a muddy lowland river, built and fortified on a shelf of exposed bedrock. The walls were more than twenty feet high, but the gates hung open and abandoned, the watchtowers empty of man or fire. Forbidding X's have been painted in haste on the outer walls, warning survivors away. This town was lost, yet lights could be seen in the upper windows of the keep; some still survived.
He scoured the shoreline carefully from his perch in a tree across the river. He was watching for signs of movement below the water, in the shadows beneath the town wall. The damned were only violent for the first few weeks after turning, but many a careless hunter had allowed himself to be caught unaware by some bloated lurker, its buboes straining to rupture at the first sudden movement.
It was only after many deaths that the suits had become standard wear. If nothing else, a hunter was protected from exposure to corrupted fluids. He remained