|The Citizen Chronicles|
8 August 2014 (Part 1)
The Citizen Chronicles is a prologue to the City 17 Street reset timeline (after the conclusion in Epilogue) which takes place during the events of Half-life 2 and the resistance fighting against the Combine during Gordon Freeman's return. It stars a new protagonist named Bernard, as well as the return of Sarah Woods and Samuel Pade in supporting roles and a cameo appearance by Nathan Johnson. Although the Combine are major threats in the story, it also introduces the Clandestine Company as the main antagonists to the characters.
Gordon Freeman's arrival causes chaos in City 17, which is then put on red alert. A citizen named Bernard makes plans to escape City 17 before things get seriously out of control, but finds himself joining the Resistance in a battle against the Combine and in a plot to assassinate Wallace Breen. Along the way he groups with neighbour and potential lover Sarah Woods, as well as being taken under the wing of Samuel Pade.
Bernard and Sarah fail to kill Wallace Breen. Samuel is presumed dead while they flee to the beach, where they are greeted by more "Resistance", but end up being captured and taken away just as Gordon Freeman kills Wallace Breen and blows the top of the citadel.
Bernard and Sarah are taken to a compound where they are held. However they escape and shoot their way through the group keeping them hostage and board a boat back to City 17. Ending up at the Outlands a couple of days later, they assist in the Battle for White Forest to prevent Arne Magnusson's rocket being destroyed. During this battle Bernard is badly injured and Sarah manages to get his body back to the White Forest Base, however he passes away from his injuries.