We’ve covered the setting and environments, your avatar, and the factions you’ll meet. Now on to the story. The basic idea of The Secret World is that a growing darkness, which manifests in many different ways, is gradually corrupting the world. All sources knowledgeable on the subject agree that it is growing exponentially.
In New England, the fog compelled many of the townsfolk to walk out into the sea and drown themselves, returning a few days later as the walking dead, known as draug. Cultists infest the shoreline and forested areas near town, and may even be responsible for resurrecting the decaying corpses that lie in the cemetery. A town under siege needs a hero.