The Coldest War
The Alki Zone was once called West Seattle. When the Madness struck, the Esoteric Order of Dagon gathered on the beaches of Alki point and began dark and bloody rites. As the fires and riots that accompanied the Madness spread across the city and the world, the rites of the Order drew the insane like fluttering months to a bonfire.
Nobody today really knows how the Order consolidated their hold over all of West Seattle. Those scavenger tribes or raiders that sought to pilfer the riches across the Duwamish river, however, rapidly came face to face with a populated ruin where the Madness never waned. Even today, thirty years later, one puts life and sanity at risk to even venture into the Alki Zone, and it is widely presumed to be the origin of the Esoterics that crawl out of the bay to prey upon the tribes of Seattle.