Danil was born on the outskirts of Sochi to a Russian-Chernarussian marriage. For most of his young life he idolized his father, a Lieutenant in Federal Security Service. After graduating from high-school, he was conscripted into local army batallion. Thanks to his father's influence, he was quickly recruited into the FSB and took post as a border guard at Chernarussian border. Using chaos surrounding the outbreak, FSB started an intelligence operation and sent several officers into border regions of Chernarus. Danil was selected thanks to his loyalty and good knowledge of Chernarussian language and culture, and was given fake documents and an alias "Emil Novacek". For the last 2 years everything was going well, however recently the HQ lost contact with the South Zagorian operative, and ordered Danil to investigate and re-establish communication.