Major Story Arcs
Stukenborg is part of a team of scientists at Ice Station Hellman in Antarctica. UNOW, the world's government during the reign of the Grendel Khan, stops communication with the team and they begin to wonder whether they are being left to die.
A mysterious Grendel named Jonah shows up out of nowhere at the same time that the scientists start to die from a strange condition, in which they quickly go mad, start bleeding from their eyes, and then burst from the inside out in an explosion of blood. Many of the scientists believe that the disease is an infection and that Jonah is the host.
Stukenborg and some others are at the toxic waste dump that the station oversees when there is an earthquake. Stukenborg is trapped under some drums and some of the waste gets on him. The rest of the team rescues him and brings him back to camp for treatment.
Once there, he begins to exhibit signs of the condition. He attacks the rest of the crew, but in is insanity he still tries to explain that it was brought on by the leaking drums, not an infection. He explodes in a bath of blood before he can fully tell them.