(Capcom's primary storyline)
The Edonian Civil War was an early 21st Century conflict taking place in the Eastern European nation of Edonia. Arising from a dissatisfaction with the democratic process, destabilisation in the region led to a full-blown civil war. The terrorist group Neo Umbrella took advantage of this civil war to test their C-Virus in an urban environment following previous tests in South East Asia.
Edonia was a Communist republic until the Revolutions of 1989, when a series of reforms by the Soviet Union's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, were emulated by and built upon by various countries across Eastern Europe, leading to the end of one-party rule in favour of liberal democracy. This was not without set-backs, as growing unrest over perceived incompetence in a democratically elected Parliamentary republic came to a breaking-point by the late 2000s, when officers within the Edonian military launched a coup d'etat, seeking to run the country as a junta from the city hall. The coup failed when the Prime Minister called a general election, turning the public in favour of democratic change. The newly elected government, of pro-EU ideals, ushered in domestic reforms which returned Edonia to stability, and was for a time successful in tracking down and apprehending the coup's supporters.
Antigovernment resistance turned into a civil war by 2010 when the Edonian Liberation Army's membership expanded rapidly, piggybacking on anti-government sentiment in neighbouring countries. By late 2012 much of the city had been taken over by insurgents, with the city hall flying red flags. Over the course of the war, the ELA successfully gained possession of tanks and planes for use in transporting paratroopers. Needing more men to fight, the ELA turned to recruiting foreign mercenaries, among whom the Edonian-American Jake Muller, who held no interest in the ELA's political cause.
By late 2012, the conflict had earned the attention of The Family and Neo Umbrella, who had recently completed their Chrysalid Virus. Different strains of C-Virus were provided for the rebels by Dr. Carla Radames under the guise of donating stimulants. Those that took injections became intelligent mutants called J'avo, who massacred rebels who were not mutated. These developments got the attention of the BSAA in December, and a major operation took place on Christmas Eve, with the American and European branches working together to eradicate the J'avo. The UN force consisted of chinooks transporting soldiers across the city, with the ground forces divided into at least five teams based on objectives (Alpha through at least Echo). The Alpha Team lost their armored personnel carriers due to J'avo surprise attacks, the destructive deployment of Ogromans and ultimately were forced to walk through a train yard to move further. The Echo Team took casualties while trying to capture a bridge leading to the city hall, and were reinforced by Alpha Team, who assembled a team of snipers to take out J'avo while a rescue effort was made to recover injured members trapped on the bridge. A tank was also deployed by the J'avo, which ultimately led to the lower level's collapse. A rail gun was reinforced by J'avo paratroopers, though was blown off the bridge through carefully placed explosives.
As the BSAA forces moved their way to the city hall, Dr. Radames sacrificed the rebel commanders by infecting them through a needle bomb, which turned them into Complete Mutants, hatching from their cocoons as Alpha Team made their way in. Dr. Radames successfully escaped after luring several team members into a similar trap.
US government intervention
Taking place the same day as the BSAA intervention, the US government deployed agent Sherry Birkin into Edonia with orders to apprehend Muller, who they had determined to be a likely candidate for creating a C-Virus vaccine. Unbeknownst to Birkin, the National Security Adviser Derek C. Simmons was himself involved in the creation of the virus, and the existence of a vaccine was a threat to its reliability. The two took off from outside the city hall on a BSAA flight, but both craft were shot down and the two were stalked by Ustanak, a B.O.W. sent to retrieve Muller for Neo Umbrella's own reasons. Though they were able to escape from J'avo mountain troops, the two were soon after captured.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 BIOHAZARD 6 official website, "Edonian Liberation Army".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Recollections, "Edonian Antigovernment Forces".
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Resident Evil 6 (2012), level: "Chris Chapter 2".
- ↑ Resident Evil 6 (2012), scene: "Ada's Trap".
- ↑ Ada Chapter 1, Carla's orders per projector