Jonas Skalova was born to an extremely improvised family in an apartment block in Novaya Petrovka. His father was a dead-beat and owed the wrong people money -- his mother, a common street prostitute. Jonas didn't receive the education he needed and took up street work to make ends meet. For obvious reasons, such as domestic abuse and general hatred, Jonas refused to offer any of his street money to his father and only provided the basics to the household - bread and water. When Jonas' father was beaten to death after failing to meet a debt payment, Jonas' mother sent him to live with his aunt in Sinistok, up north. Sinistok was a town that bled green and yellow. The few amount of Russians that lived there were only ethnically so, as practicing Russian cultural tradition was surely a death trap in Sinistok. At the height of racial tension in late 2008 and early 2009, Jonas fell in with the local Stonemen, a group of militants with a bone to pick with society. Aged 16, pimple-faced Jonas killed his first man, a known Chedaki sympathizer in Tisy during a brawl with a shiv. It shattered his world, and he only did it to fit in. The ideology was important for him, but having a family was even more important.
The Civil War was bloody for Jonas, and afterwards he lived a life in seclusion, hiding from any vengeful souls or government lawyers in the woods around. His seclusion ended years after the war, when he married nurse Ana Reznicek, a German-Chernarussian. In an attempt to avoid ridicule from his brothers, he kept this largely a secret. Unlike most Chernarussian couples, they only had one child - a daughter. With the spread of the Infection, separation was inevitable.
The re-emergence of the Stonemen during the Apocalypse offered a chance for Jonas to reunite with his lost brothers.