Shortly after the zombie outbreak, external military forces created a quarantine zone around Malton. Their first actions were to ensure that nothing could cross the border of this zone in any direction. The military also shut down all power and infrastructure systems in Malton and began jamming local short-wave radio frequencies.
The military have never entered the city themselves, nor taken any direct action to deal with the zombie infestation; however, they have on occasion aided survivors by dropping supply crates from helicopters. They are also known to use helicopters to observe the quarantined city and to cooperate with NecroTech. Military class survivors are presumably not affiliated with the force maintaining the quarantine.
It is unknown what country or organization the military belong to; it is possible that they could be an assortment of militaries mobilised by NATO, the UN or another sort of group with the same aims, whatever they be.
- 22nd November 2005
The military have switched the Malton mobile phone network back on.
- 19th December 2005
First drop of supply crates.
- 1st June 2006
The military have stopped jamming short-wave radio frequencies across the quarantine area.
- 20th November 2006
Transport helicopters from outside the quarantine cordon have helped to repair the breaches in the forts' external walls.
- 24th August 2007
Survivors started to catch some radio reports of external forces observing the city.
- 20th December 2008
Helicopters have once again dropped crates, this time near lit areas.
- 3rd July 2009
The military have unblocked the radio frequencies of Fort Creedy and Fort Perryn.
main article: Supply Crates
Supply crates contain supplies airdropped by military helicopters to help support survivors. Notice of a nearby drop can come by hearing a thunder of helicopters passing overhead. Crates have been dropped on 'special days', such as holidays and the game's birthday, as a gift for players. They hold a random amount of useful items and ammo, equal to several days worth of searching.
- 19th December 2005
- 16th April 2006
- 3rd July 2006
- 25th December 2006
- 3rd July 2007
- 25th December 2007
- 3rd July 2008
- 19th December
- Stopped 13th January 2010
External forces don't enter the city by foot, but use helicopters instead for a wide range of purposes, from transporting supplies and observation to specific NecroTech missions.
From time to time external military forces observe the city from the air and their reports can be heard on one of external military radio frequencies.
- Reports older than 5 days should be removed and placed in the archive
External Military Reports Archive