Arklay Mountains
Arklay Mountains
Category: Region
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
Locale: Western United States
Points of interest: Arklay Mansion
Appearances: Resident Evil
1st appearance: Resident Evil (VG)

The Arklay Mountains is a fictional mountain range featured in the Resident Evil multimedia franchise. It first appeared in the original Resident Evil video game produced by Capcom.

Description & History Edit

The Arklay Mountains is located somewhere in the mid to western regions of the United States. The community known as Raccoon City lies at the foot of the Arklay Mountains. The only known locale set within the range itself is the abandoned Spencer Mansion, which was actually used by the Umbrella Corporation to conduct their top secret bio-warfare experiments, such as the creation of the T-Virus. The virus somehow escaped, causing severe mutations in any organic matter it came into contact with, causing advanced necrosis and the suspension of higher brain functions.

On July 24th, 1998, a string of grisly murders was reported in the Arklay Mountains outside of Raccoon City. The Raccoon City Police Department sent in the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team to investigate. Their helicopter crashed in the mountains, and only a lucky few were killed immediately. Those that survived, found the surrounding area stalked by monstrous creatures and undead horrors - all of which, were the products of bio-chemical experiments conducted by the Umbrella Corporation. The captain of the unit, Enrico Marini, ordered the group to search the surrounding area.

Another member of the group, pointman Kenneth J. Sullivan was attacked and killed by mutant dogs known as Cerberuses. Rear security officer Edward Dewey was injured at this time. Forest Speyer - the "Omni Man", contracted the deadly T-Virus, which transformed him into a zombie.

The S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team was sent in to check out the crash site. They found the wreckage of the Bravo chopper, but also had a harrowing encounter with the Cerberuses. The Cerberuses attacked the group, just as they had attacked members of Bravo team. Joseph Frost was mauled and devoured by the rabid dogs. The pilot, Brad Vickers, panicked and abandoned the group in the woods. Alpha captain Albert Wesker, led security specialists Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and weapons specialist Barry Burton to the nearby Spencer Mansion.

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