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Wesker's Report II is a sequel to Wesker's Report. Like the original, it was told from the point of view of Albert Wesker

Transcript

Part 1

When I first visited that place, I was 18
years old and it was summer.
That was 20 years ago.
I still remember the smell when the
helicopter landed and the rotor caused
the wind to stir.
From the air, the mansion seemed normal
but from ground, something was different.
Birkin, who was 2 years younger than I,
seemed only interested in the research
files he had as usual...
1978 July 31 (Monday)
The 2 of us were assigned to that place.
2 days ago, the same day they decided to
close the executive training centre.
Everything could have been planned out
from the beginning, or it could have
all been a coincidence.
The only person to know the truth was,
most likely, Spencer.
Spencer at the time was using the
Arklay research facility for the research
on the t-virus.
As soon as we got off the helicopter,
the president of that place
stood in front of the elevator.
I don't even remember the guy's name.
It didn't matter what was said officially.
From that day on, the research facility
was Birkin's and mine.
We were assigned to be chief
researchers there.
This of course, was Spencer's idea.
We were the chosen ones.
The two of us ignored the
president as we entered
the elevator.
We had already been briefed
about the layout of
the area, and Birkin, with
no bad intentions,
we ignored everyone as usual.
Usually, when someone sees our actions,
they would react within 5 seconds.
But the president didn't even react at all.
At the time, I was only a
youngster so it didn't bother the
president.
In the end, the president
understood what Spencer was
thinking and didn't take notice of
someone like me.
While the 3 of us were on the
elevator descending to the basement,
Birkin still kept his eyes on the
research files.
The files contained information
about a new filovirus found 2 years
ago in North Africa, called Ebola.
Even now, there are thousands of
people researching the Ebola.
But the people are always divided
in half.
One group to save people from it.
One group to kill people with it.
As known, if a
person is infected with the Ebola,
the possibility of dying is 90%.
It has the ability to destroy the
physical structure within 10 days
and even now, a cure hasn't been found.
If this is used as a weapon, it
would display incredible destruction.
Since making a bio-weapon is illegal,
we would not use the virus as a weapon.
But I'm certain that someone out
there would use this as a weapon.
So to prepare for a case of that nature,
it is important to do research on
a weapon now.
However, the line between finding a
cure and making a bio-weapon is thin.
This is because the actual
research conducted do
not differ at all between the two.
So one could say that they are
researching for a cure, while
they're actually making a bio-weapon.
But Birkin was not interested
in either, because he just
wanted to research the Ebola itself.
The virus had too many
things unknown about it at the time.
One was the fact that it would die
within a few days by itself,
and would die instantly when
exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet rays).
The second was that it kills the
host (human) so quick that there's almost
no time for it to infect anyone else.
The third was that it has to
physically touch another person
in order to infect them,
and can therefore be easily quarantined.
But I would like
to bring up the following thought.
What if a person infected with
the Ebola virus could stand up and
walk around?
And that infected person would have
a disrupted chain of thought,
and would infect others that weren't
infected?
What if the DNA and RNA of the Ebola
had a direct impact on the DNA of a human?
And due to that, you'd make the person
not die to easily?
The person would be dead from a
human's point of view, but would
still go around as a human bio-weapon
spreading the virus around?
It's fortunate that the Ebola
may have features like this.
Even from now, we will be
the only ones to know about this.
Umbrella, with Spencer as the head,
was an organization created to do
research on viruses with these qualities.
As a cover, they tell the world
that they are a company making
cures for these viruses,
but the truth was a human bio-weapon
developing organization.
The finding of the original virus
which restructures the human DNA
was the start of everything.
Using the original virus as a base,
an enhanced virus would be made to
develop a human bio-weapon.
This was the t-virus project.
The original virus was also an RNA
virus, and would cause abnormalities that
would enhance a person.
Birkin was interested in the Ebola
because he planned on combining it with
the DNA of the original virus to make an
enhanced virus.
The sample of the Ebola had already
been brought to this research facility.
We had gone through many elevators and
had finally reached the destination.
When we reached that place,
even Birkin raised his face to the sight.
This was our first encounter with that
woman.
We were not told anything
about that woman.
Everything relating to her
at the research facility was kept
top secret, and the data was
not to be leaked to the outside.
From the records,
she'd been there since the
research facility was created.
She was 25 years old at that time.
But what her name was and
why she was there was a mystery.
She was a test subject for the
research on the t-virus.
The research began on
1967 November 10.
For 11 years, she had
gone through tests with many viruses.
I heard Birkin whisper something.
Whether those words were cursing
or praising, I do not know.
But we had come to a place we
couldn't get back out from.
We knew we could either take the
research to its completion, or end
up like her.
For us, we only had 1 choice.
That woman lying on the pipebed
had moved something within both of
our minds.
Was this also a part of
Spencer's plan?

Part 2

1981 July 27 (Monday)

On this day, Umbrella assigned a
10 year old girl to be the chief
researcher at the
antarctic research facility.
Her name was Alexia Ashford.
At that time, I was 21 and Birkin was 19.
It was very provoking that even in our
own Arklay research facility,
everyone was talking about
Alexia and the Antarctic.
It was because all the old high staff
members of Umbrella considered the
name of the Ashford family
a legend.
Every time something went wrong with
our research, those old fools would
always say the same thing.
"If only Professor Edward were still alive..."
It is true that Edward Ashford was
the first one to find the original virus,
and he may have been an incredible scientist
for starting the t-virus project.
But soon after Umbrella was formed,
he died.
It had been 13 years since then.
Would there be no reason to expect
anything from the Ashford family?
In fact, over the 13 years
after Edward's death,
the antarctica research facility
that his son built had done nothing.
This grand-daughter Alexia of
his is probably nothing useful either!
But one day, our useless
workes started to say
these things.
"If only Alexia was here."
It angered me to think that
our own workers and
researchers are filled with
these mindless fools who only
judge people by their
family name and bloodline.
Because they think like that,
they always had to be told
what to do, and never got
promoted even though they
were old enough to have one
leg inside the coffin!
...But, I still had good
judgement.
If I had let all of that go to my head,
the development of the t-virus at
the Arklay research facility would
have been delayed
As the head researcher,
I always had to keep myself under control
or success would not be possible.
Then, a thought came to my mind.
I could use those old staff members
to further the progress of
the research and to gain my success.
Those old fools could die at any time,
and would serve as perfect test
subjects for the dangerous experiments.
to be able to rise above everyone,
why shouldn't I be able to use all
resources to my full advantage?
But the problem was Birkin.
His reaction to Alexia was great.
Although he never spoke of it,
Birkin took pride in the fact that
he was the youngest to be assigned
to this lab at the age of 16.
But his pride was completely
destroyed by this 10 year old girl.
Born as a genius,
he had tasted his first defeat.
He couldn't handle the younger,
legendary family, girl.
To be outdone by a girl who
hadn't even made any research
progress.
The main reason was the fact that
she was still a child.
But I had to have Birkin back to
his normal self again.
We had already reached phase 2 in
our research in the past 3 years.
At that point in time,
the t-virus was able to stably create a
human bio-weapon, called a zombie.
But the effects of the virus vary greatly
between people and there was no 100%
guarantee for it to infect the DNA.
Every person has a different DNA structure,
and some may react differently.
If a zombie were to pass on
the infection to a group of people,
10% would not get infected.
This we could do nothing about,
even though we continued to study the DNA.
With the remaining 90% of people that did get
infected, this would still be enough to be
used as a weapon, but Spencer
thought differently.
Our employer wanted a 100% human-killing,
independent perfect weapon.
But why?
Originally, the bio-weapon was to
be made with very little cost.
But our research into the human bio-weapon,
was getting more expensive.
If Spencer just wanted to make money,
he wouldn't have chosen this path.
If used as an ordinary weapon,
he could easily make a profit from it.
But to continue researching it as an
independent perfect-killing weapon
like we've been doing, it wouldn't add up.
Why does he continue the research
even though he's loosing money?
I would understand if he was aiming
for a military industry monopoly to
change the meaning of war...
I still didn't understand
Spencer's real intentions.
Apart from Spencer's real intentions
Birkin was currently doing tests on a
perfect human bio-weapon that
possessed combat skills.
By changing the DNA of the t-virus
and incorporating DNA information
from other living things,
this being could be created.
This fighting human bio-weapon,
made to kill off any opposing forces
or people that are immune to the virus,
was later called the hunter.
But the tests had to be put on hold
for a while.
The test subject had to be protected
from Birkin.
Birkin felt it was meaningless
to compete against Alexia,
and started to act differently than usual.
For 24 hours a day,
he would stay at the research facility,
continuously doing tests without a plan.
I tried to use other researchers to
collect samples and data from
the test subjects before they died,
but at the speed that Birkin went by,
it was impossible for me to keep up.
The president would keep getting us new
test subjects as if nothing happened,
and that subject would die shortly after.
That place was like hell.
However, 1 person in that hell,
that woman test subject, still lived.
She was already 28.
That is to say, she spent 14 years
in the research facility.
Over the 14 years, the effects from
the original virus must have
corrupted her mind, but if she
were to still have a conscious mind,
death is what she would want.
However, she lived on.
How could she live for so long?
There was nothing different between
her test data and those of the other
test subjects.
More time was needed to solve
this mystery.

Part 3

1983 December 31 (Saturday)

It has been the 6th winter since I started
working at the
Arklay research facility.

During the last 2 years,
we had made no real progress with
our research, and time passed by.

But that came to an end.

We had received word from the
Antarctic that Alexia had died.

The cause of Alexia's death was
the t-veronica virus,
which she had created herself.

At this time, Alexia was 12.
It seemed that she was too
young for such dangerous research.

Our Arklay research facility
was located in a very dense forest.

I often went out walking
into the woods, but because
this facility was near
the center of the forest,
you would never encounter
any other human.

The only way to get there
was by a helicopter.

It was a needed precaution,
since if by chance,
the virus was leaked out,
it would prevent the chances
of spreading.

But a bio-weapon isn't
so simple.

The virus can also affect
non-human beings as well.

Any virus isn't always limited to
only affect 1 type of organism.

For example, the Influenza virus
not only affects humans,
but also birds, pigs, horses,
and even seals.

And even in each of these species,
only certain ones are affected,
such as with Seagulls and chickens
while all other birds are not.

That same virus may also have
different effects on different
species.

The problem lies in how the
t-virus can affect many
different life forms.

During the time when
Birkin was useless,
I had done my own research
on the t-virus.

I had found out that
the t-virus can affect
most life forms out there.

And not only mammals,
but plants, bugs,
and fish can also be
affected by the t-virus.

Everytime I walked in
the woods outside the
research facility,
I always asked myself the
same question

Why did Spencer choose
this place?

There are many different forms
of life in these woods.

What would happen if the virus
were to leak out?

If only an insect were infected,
it probably would not go through a
big mutation because of its small size.

But these insects could spread
the infection at an incredible rate.

If this were to happen, how
far would the virus spread?

If a plant were infected,
the plant itself couldn't move
and would seem safe.

But what about the seeds that the
plants give out?

It would be extremely dangerous
if a case like that were to happen.

Now that I think about it,
it was very smart by the
Ashford family to locate their
research facility in Antarctica.

But here, it almost seemed as if
someone wanted the virus to spread.

But could that be possible?

What was Spencer trying to make
us do?

This issue was far too great and
couldn't be discussed with any
other researcher.

The only one who I could talk to
was Birkin, but he probably
wouldn't even be interested.

I need more information.

I had started to realize my
limits as a simple researcher.

To find out what Spencer was
truly thinking, I needed to be at a
position where I could obtain more
information.

For that, I would throw away
all my current positions.

But I couldn't do this quickly.
I couldn't let Spencer notice my plans,
for if so, everything would be over.

I continued to do the usual
research with Birkin so that no
one would notice my true
intentions.

During that time, that
woman test subject was
completely forgotten at the
research facility.

A failure that just lived on.

Until that day, 5 years later...

Part 4: Enter Nemesis

The 11th summer had come since we started working at this facility. I was 28 at the time. Birkin had become a father to a 2 year old girl. The wife was a also a researcher at the facility. It was natural that people who conducted research at the same facility fall in love and have children. But a normal person would not be able to continue research at this place. Everyone who is still here is crazy.

We had gone into phase three of our plan in the ten years. A programmed life, to be used a soldier, a bio-weapon for combat. This bio-weapon was to be called the "Tyrant". But this project had a huge problem from the start. Finding a test subject for this Tyrant was easier said than done. There were very few who were qualified enough to become the Tyrant.

This was due to the nature of the T-virus. Any human could be used to make a zombie or a hunter but their intelligence would be lost in the process. A certain amount of intelligence was needed to create a Tyrant. Birkin had created a different way of creating the Tyrant to compensate for this problem. But only a very small amount of people could be used for this different way. In the simulation, only 1 out of 100,000,000 mutated into a Tyrant, the rest became zombies.

If our research continued, we could create a different kind of T-virus that was compatible with far more people. But for this to happen we needed another test subject. But even if we searched through all of America, we would only find ten or so people that were compatible.

Other research facilities had encountered the same problem. We ran into a wall even before our research began.

But we had received word that the Europe facility had devised a plan to conquer this problem in phase 3. This was the Nemesis project. I had urged Birkin to get a sample of the project to further our own research. Although Birkin had strongly opposed, I convinced him otherwise. Until we found a compatible host our research would not proceed forward, and Birkin had to accept this.

We had received the package a few days later with a number of precautions written on it. The package brought to heliport was in a small box labeled "Nemesis Project". To gain this sample from the France facility required quite there effort, and credit for this accomplishment went to Spencer for backing us up. Birkin took no interest in the package till the end but had at least admitted to tests. The sample was new and was for test purposes.

A biological life form created by manipualting DNA. That was the what the Nemesis was. The intelligence was the only thing enhanced and this lifeform alone, could not do anything. But once it finds a host, it becomes a parasite and would take over that host and would cause it to have incredible combat ability.

The host for the weapon and the parasite would be made separately and later the intelligence of the parasite and the body of the host would be combined to create a bio-weapon. If this were to succeed it would overcome the problem of the intelligence and we could create a bio-weapon. But the problem was when the parasite takes over the host.

In the research files, the only information recorded was the death of each host once taken over by the parasite sample. Within 5 minutes of the parasite taking over, the host would die. But we were already aware of the danger that lied in the prototype.

If we could prolong the time the host would survive, we would gain the credit to the "Nemesis project". That was my plan. The host would be that women test subject.

Her incredible life rate could survive longer against the Nemesis prototype. And even if it failed, nothing would change on our side.

But the test had created a result I had not expected. The Nemesis prototype that tried to enter her brain had disappeared. At first, we could not tell what had happened. We did not expect her to consume the Nemesis.

That was the beginning. Something was happenning inside that failed experiment. We had decided to start research on her from scratch.

In the past ten years, we had conducted every bit of research possible on her, but we had decided to throw all those files away. Within the 21 years that she lived, something was beginning to show.

Only Birkin had begun to notice the change. Indeed, something had begun to change inside her.

But that was something totally different from the T-virus project. Something new and would bring a new idea to us.

The project which changed our destiny, the "G-virus project".

Part 5: Enter G-virus

It had been 17 years since I first came to this place. Every time I come here, I remember the smell of the wind from that day. The buildings and the surroundings all looked the same as before. On the heliport, I could see Birkin. It has been a long time since I've seen him. Four years have passed since I left Arklay labs.

4 years ago, when Birkin's G-virus project was authorized, I requested to be transferred to the secret (intelligence) service. This was easily authorized. Most people saw it as a natural change, going from the research profession to another field.

In reality, the research conducted on the G-virus was far above my level. Even if I wasn't out to discover what Spencer was truly thinking, I could feel my limits as a researcher had reached their peak.

Even as the wind blew, Birkin didn't take his eyes off of his research files. He came to Arklay quite often, even though he was not employed here anymore.

Not too long ago, an underground lab under Racoon City was built. This was the place that Birkin's G-virus project would take shape. To be honest, I didn't think that Spencer would authorize "G". I thought this because "G" was considered far from being a weapon, and had too many unknowns about it.

"G" was slightly different from "T-virus" because the host would spontaneously react to the virus at a repetitive rate. It was very easy for a mutation to occur since the DNA would be open to a virus. But this is isolated to the virus itself and not the host's DNA.

Even if the virus could cause some form of change, it would be rare for the host's DNA to become mutated. Enter an ouside force such as radiation, and it would be a different story.

But in the case of "G" it was different. Even without an outside force the "G" would keep mutating the host until death.

Something very similar in nature did exist within the T-virus though. When a bio-weapon is put in a specific area, the virus inside the host would cause some form of mutation. This has already been confirmed. But for this an ouside force was always needed.

But the "G" has no need for such an element. No one can predict the pattern of the mutations. And even if we could think of a way to stop the mutation, the virus would just improvise.

7 years ago Birkin discovered this in that woman. At first look the woman appeared to have no physical changes. But inside of her various mutations had occurred, each consuming every kind of virus we injected her with, and had continued to live on.

Over a period of 21 years, it had mutated so much that it would even consume the Nemesis. The G-virus project was to take this mutation to highest point possible. But this could lead to the "Ultimate life form" or it could end in complete disaster.

.....could this be called a weapon?

What was Spencer thinking when he authorized this project? Even when I moved to the secret intelligence service I could not find out anything about Spencer's train of thought during these 4 years. Spencer hasn't been to Arklay labs in a while now. Almost as if he is expecting something to happen there.

Spencer was slowly drifting away from me, just as an oasis in a desert. But my chance will come soon enough. That's if I can live until then.

The elevator took Birkin and I to the highest level in the lab. To that place where we first saw that woman.

There, we met the new research leader, John. He had come from a Chicago lab and was an excellent researcher, but he was too normal to work in a place like this. He had started to question the motives of the research, and had repeatedly questioned the superiors.

This news reached my ears in the secret (intelligence) service. If information had been leaked out, he would be the first to go? This was the general opinion amongst the masses.

We both ignored John and started the clean-up of that woman. We had to kill her. When she had consumed Nemesis she started to regain some intelligence and exhibited some preculiar behaviors. The behavior would worsen. She would ripped off another womans face and would wear it herself. According to the records she showed the same behaviors when she was first injected with the original virus.

Recently three researchers had been killed as a result of her behavior, and this is what prompted her immediate termination. Because the "G project" was progressing so well, we had no use for her.

Her death was confirmed over the course of 3 days, and her "dead body" was carried somewhere by the president. After all was said and done, no one knew who she was or why she was here. But this was also true of any of the other test subjects.

If she had not been here the G-project would not have existed. Both Birkin and I would had be in completely different situations. I had this on my mind as I left the Arklay labs.

How far was Spencer planning on taking this?

(The "incident" would happen 3 years later)

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