(Written from a Production point of view)
BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea (バイオハザード 北海の妖獣 Baiohazādo Hokkai no Yōjū ) was released in 1998. It was written by Kyū Asakura and the staff of Flagship, and published by Shueisha's Jump j-Books. The novel is set on an island (spelt in Japanese as ガディウォール (Gadiwōru) used for secret bio-weapons research.
Discharged from the British Army after a rescue operation gone-wrong, Norse Chirac wanders all over the world in search of a safe haven. The man eventually arrives at Gadiwell, a small fishing island in the North Sea, between Scotland and Scandinavia. The island itself is home to the young Countess Beardsley, who resides in a castle on the island. Twenty years prior, the Umbrella Corporation set up a laboratory nearby, but many of the islanders were killed in an accident. To make amends they sponsored the building of a new hospital along with electrification and a ferry system. Traveling on the ferry with Norse is Rain Rubens, a boarding school girl visiting the island with her friend Kate. They find that the locals have become strange.
Norse stays at a lodging, unnerved by the disappearance of Rain's uncle. Sickened by a pungent smell, Norse leaves the lodging to find strange footprints. Following them at the middle of the night he is led into the woods, where a strange woman howls at the moon. He decides to leave rather than investigate what is happening.
The following morning, Norse drives off into the woods to look for Rain's uncle.
- Norse Chirac (ノルス・シーラック Norusu Shīrakku )
-The protagonist. Norse is a former member of "CRW", a counterterrorism unit within the British Army, having been discharged after a failed dignitary rescue operation.
- Rain Rubens (レイン・ルーベンス Rein Rūbensu )
-A schoolgirl Norse meets on the ferry to the island. She is visiting the island with her friend Kate after breaking up from their boarding school.
- Kate (ケイト Keito )
-Another schoolgirl, Kate is Rain's friend and roommate.
- Countess Mylene Beardsley (ミレーヌ・ビアズレー Mirēnu Biazurē )
-The Lady of the nearby castle. A seventeen year old girl, she is a genius and head of the prestigious Beardsley family.
- Gilliam (ギリアム Giriamu )
- Bale (ベイル Beiru )
-Rain's uncle, and her only immediate family. A former service man, he was shot and killed by an unknown individual and declared "Missing" by Rain's arrival at the island.
- Paul (ポール Pōru )
-A childhood friend of Rain. When his parents passed away, Bale assumed guardianship. When Rain arrives back on the island, Paul warns her to leave.