My name is Madison Walker and my father went missing after trespassing in the Isolation. With personnel and resources scarce, the automated police force refuse to look into his disappearance. I am the only person searching for the truth. I work at a data reconstruction center to put myself through school. Having to submit and defend my thesis before graduation, I decided to continue my father’s work and reconstruct the events leading to the Isolation. It wasn’t long after I declared my thesis, I received a virtual construct in the Phatasm, an expertly rendered bar located within the Isolation. I assumed it was malware until it revealed an encrypted journal with my father’s handwriting on the cover. I believe my father was near explaining what caused the eastern coast of the Free Republic to become a quarantine zone and perhaps the source of the Technological Corruption. I also suspect, my father was not alone.