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Navigation:Main Index>The Game World>Lore>Knox EventPage Updated: Version 41.50
This section is likely to contain major spoilers pertaining to the story of Project Zomboid.
|“||“This thing, let's call it 'The Knox Event', feels like a powder keg.”|
|— Judge Matt Hass|
The Knox Event is used to refer to the zombie outbreak that occurs prior to and throughout the game. The event first takes place around Muldraugh and West Point, Kentucky. The incident is considered to have begun on the 4th of July, 1993, American Day of Independence. Just two days later the military evacuated residences from around the affected area and set up blockades in what is now known as the Knox Evacuation. The affected area is given the name: the Exclusion Zone, with the primary camp being south of Louisville, KY.
|July 1, 1993 (Day -8)||
|July 4, 1993 (Day -5)||
|July 6, 1993 (Day -3)||
|July 9, 1993 (Day 0)||
|July 11, 1993 (Day 2)||
|July 12, 1993 (Day 3)||
|July 13, 1993 (Day 4)||
|July 14, 1993 (Day 5)||
|July 15, 1993 (Day 6)||
|July 16, 1993 (Day 7)||
|July 17, 1993 (Day 8)||
|July 18, 1993 (Day 9)||
Rumoured outbreak causes
- A bad smell had been in the air for weeks before the blockade went up, many believe that's how you get sick, once it gets in your lungs, you're done.
"You can smell it in the air. Something's smelled bad for weeks, it gets into your lungs. That's what's behind it." - Christian: Caller on KnoxTalk
- Many people believe something in the Spiffo's meat is the cause of the outbreak; the next evolutionary step for Mad Cow disease.
"I've been warning people for years. It's in the meat. We've been feeding our cows on their own kind. Misfolded prions. Brain matter fed back into the food chain. These prions have been building up in countless generations of cattle. This is quite clearly a neurological disorder." - Professor Peter Endsleigh
- Religious folk believe that Man is paying for their sins, and that this is the work of God.
"The end is at hand. America has sinned. Every day I look to our streets and I see depravity and wickedness. A nation tainted by perverts and sinners." - Pastor Samuels
- The outbreak occurring so close to Independence Day can't be a coincidence, it must be terrorism.
"Terrorism. Terrorism is my point. They've been coming for us for years. This is their moment." - Francine: Caller on KnoxTalk