Ctibor Boleslaw was born in Novigrad, while it was a part of The USSR. To much dismay of his teachers, Boleslaw never approved of communist ideology, which was a part of the schools curriculum. When the USSR fell in 1991, Boleslaw's quality of life improve drastically, he got moved from a physical position as a dockyard worker, to a more administrative role, a position which was reserved for CPSU party members.
In 2007 Boleslaw was approched by a member of the NAPA, Boleslaw was offered a bribe to allow certain shipments into the country without inspecting the goods. He accepted, which not only improved his own personal wealth.
When the civil war started in 2009, Boleslaw was arrested on smuggling charges, and sent to the prison island located south of South Zagoria, he spent the remaining years in jail, become more radicalized by the fellow inmates he shared a cell with.
When the infection started Boleslaw escaped with a bunch of other inmates.