A creeping cosmic infection discovered in the 2030s and promptly covered up by the US Government, the Flesh was re-discovered during the Coalition's Expansion Era. The Flesh consume any biological mass they can get close enough to, twisting and altering their genetics into something horrifying. The Flesh also absorb the intelligence of individuals as they consume host bodies, adding to an ever-expanding hivemind. The Flesh's origins are largely unknown.
Information regarding details of the Flesh is extremely confidential, and to date, very little is available to the public. What has been described, however, is that travelers should avoid all physical contact and use incendiary or energy-based weaponry to combat the Flesh. Infestations are to be reported to Coalition forces immediately so that appropriate quarantining measures can be taken.