On the night of the 24th of March 1992, Birger Dal was born into a loving family. His father Torbjorn Dal was a devout follower of Ásatrú and saw no other reason but to name him after a character from the old Norse mythology: Birger, also known as "the one who helps". Birger is especially known as a pacifist.
Birger had an amazing childhood, his father was an engineer, his mother didn't really have a job...This was no issue for Baldr seeing as how she spent a lot of time with him, teaching him what was wrong and what wasn't...He joined a scouting group at the age of 6 and stayed there until the age of 19 meaning he eventually became a leader for 2 years.
His results in school may not have always been great but he managed to get a degree which allowed him to become a construction worker. He quickly found a job...
What interested him the most was hiking, he was always fond of nature.
During his vacation he decided to go on a hiking trip with a few of his friends from work, their names were: Olivier, Cedric, Giel, Dennis. They found that the black mountains north of Chernarus was the best place to go to.
(Chernarus 4th of July 2017)
A nice and beautiful country with loads of forests, fields and hills. It was simply amazing.
They rented an apartment room in Novaya Petrovka. They then took the bus that went through Gozovoy pass and towards the black mountains.
They spent a few nights in camps in the black mountains.
on the night of the 10th of July, Birger and his friends returned from their trip and went to sleep in their apartment. The next morning Birger woke up to the sound of the TV playing. he stood up from his bed and exited his room, only to see his friends looking at the TV. He asked them what's going on and then they showed Birger the news. Something bad happening around Severograd.
Birger and his friends, after a long discussion, decided to stay a bit longer till the issue was resolved.
2 days later, they packed up and they all went in Giel's "rented" car, they drove as fast as they could towards Chernogorsk to get on one of the boats.
Upon arriving in Chernogorsk they saw the huge amount of people waiting to get on the boats, they were, however, unlucky as there was no place left on the boats.
They went back to the car looking very disappointed. The ride back was uneasy...roadblocks pretty much anywhere telling us to go there or not pass through here. Eventually, we managed to end up back at our apartment.
(11th of July 2017)
Birger and his friends were still camping out in the apartment when they started hearing gunshots on the streets below. Olivier looked through the window and noticed infected roaming the street along with panicking civilians. The military fought back as hard as they could but it only ended up in more infected rushing towards the town. Birger and his friends figured it would be a good idea to stay in the hotel room and barricade the door...at least for the time being.
(15th of July 2017)
The group of hiking friends started running out of food in their apartment. Cedric even got so desperate that he started eating dog food. They had to find more food, water and medicine before this got out of hand. Giel peeked through the window. There was only 5-8 infected between them and a small store. Cedric started looking around for weapons, kitchen knives, cleavers,...Birger was very nervous when taking the knife that Cedric gave him, he never liked violence in any way. They all went over a plan that could get them to the store without drawing attention. Their plan was to attempt stealth to reach the store. Giel removed the barricade that was blocking their apartment room door, Birger then slowly opened the door. They haven't seen the hallway for a few days...but it wasn't filled with blood and corpses the last time they walked through it. Giel immediately started throwing up in the corner.
Birger asked Olivier and Dennis if they would stay with Giel for the time being. Olivier and Dennis agreed to watch over Giel while Birger and Cedric went to scavenge the store. Upon exiting the front door of the apartment, they both duck into a bush that was next to the stairs. There was one infected up ahead. Cedric nodded at Birger and then Cedric slowly walked towards it while Birger was following him. Birger accidentally stepped on a piece of broken glass causing the infected that was 3m away from them to turn around. Cedric quickly grabbed the infected and stabbed it in the gut...This only seemed to make the infected more angry as he tackled Cedric. Birger then kicked the infected of off him and stabbed it through its right eye. Another infected heard the fight and came dashing around the Corner, Grabbing Birger and attempted to bite his arm, the only thing he was chewing on would be his jacket. Birger pushed the infected away and Cedric struck it underneath its chin with a powerful blow of a crowbar. Birger caught his breath and told Cedric that he was alright.
After finally reaching the store Birger peeked through the window, the store was mostly ransacked, but there was some food left here and there. As a result of the ransacking, it was quite easy to enter the store through the shattered windows. Once inside, the two walked through the store picking up whatever they could use (food, water, bandages,...) Birger walked into the backroom of the store and found a locked door. the key should be somewhere around here he thought, so he decided to look around. He went to the next aisle, where he found an infected store clerk laying underneath a shelf on the ground...probably the owner of the store. the infected looked at him and tried to stand up, but it wasn't able to because of the shelf. Birger noticed the infected had some kind of key on him. Our protagonist slowly grabbed his knife and mercifully killed the infected, after which he grabbed the key.
He returned to the back room where he found the locked door, and luckily enough, the key fitted perfectly. When he opened the door he was quite shocked to see the whole room filled up with cans of food and bottled water.
17th of July 2017)
The group of 5 were now still stuck in their hotel room, but at least they had ALOT of food. They were quietly eating their food until the heard the sound of jet planes in the distance. Dennis looked stood up and walked over to the window and looked through it.
"Is that a rescue party? " he said
and not soon after the apartment building was hit by a bomb run causing the part of the building where Dennis stood to collapse. That was the last time they saw Dennis as he fell into a thick pile of smoke, never to be seen again. The group had to evacuate quickly because the apartment was no longer a suitable place to stay in.
28th of July 2017 - Miroslavl safe zone:
Birger, Olivier and Cedric were the only people left from the group. Giel suffered a terrible fate after trying saving Olivier from a wild pack of dogs. They were now at a safe zone/military base in Miroslavl. The had to sleep in tents, but it wasn't something they weren't used to. This military checkpoint became their "temporary home for some time"
11th of January 2018 - Miroslavl safe zone:
Birger woke up early and decided to head to the walls surrounding the camp. He became good friends with a CDF soldier named Biljan Brod. They started chatting about how this situation would end up going...Biljan believed it was the end of the world, that God brought the plage to punish humanity for all their sins. Birger was listening to Biljan and rolling his eyes and out of nowhere, Biljan was hit in the neck by a bullet, causing Biljan to fall of the wall back inside the camp. Birger jumped off the wall after Biljan and tried to help, but he was already too late... Birger was a little shocked and around him, soldiers sprinted out of their barracks and started opening fire in the direction of the shots outside of the camp. Olivier tried making Birger snap out of his shock-status, but to no avail. After giving Birger one good smack across the face, Birger came to his sense and shook his head. "WE HAVE TO MOVE" Yelled Olivier, Cedric knew a quick way out, allowing them to quickly run into the woods. They succeeded in doing so.
27th of February 2019 - South Zagoria - Kamenka
After spending a whole year around Miroslavl, Birger started feeling useless in this new world. After the death of his friends, he had no choice but to move on and look for a new purpose. He made his way towards South Zagoria, crossing the border at the coast, and not soon after walking into Kamenka. The town was quiet, except for the 2 men having an argument on the road. Birger greeted them both and asked them for directions to the nearest settlement. Birger was hoping to be able to help out a settlement or two. The two men pointed him in the direction of Chernogorsk and told him he needed to look for the docks. It was then that one of the two asked Birger why he wasn't carrying any weapons, besides his spear. Birger simply replied with "There are causes worth dying for, but not worth killing for". This actually made the 2 stop arguing to each other. They headed up north and Birger continued towards Chernogorsk.
28th of February 2019 - Chernogorsk
Chernogorsk, an empty town, besides the infected. Birger headed towards the docks meeting a few infected on the way but was quick enough to avoid them. After arriving near the docks he noticed a few settlers building on a settlement in the distance, he wanted to walk over and help out. But something told him that this wasn't his call. A raven landed on a tree near him, it looked at him, cawed a few times and flew over to a different tree on it in the opposite of the settlement, landed on it, and cawed at Birger again. Our protagonist started following the raven, as he was sure it was a sign of his gods. It led him to the lobby of the international hotel in Chernogorsk. After Birger arrived there, the raven flew away. He started looking through the lobby, trying to find out what he was looking for. It was slowly getting nighttime and Birger noticed a man with a flashlight on his gun walking towards the international hotel. Birger, having no weapon, quickly hid behind one of the seats in the lobby. The man started looting through the lobby. Birger announced himself as being unarmed and harmless, the man told him to stand up, Birger did as he told. Birger introduced himself to the man as Birger Dal, the man did the same and told him his name was Thomas Kruger. The 2 started talking to each other, and this is where Birger found out the man was trying to start up a settlement named "The Haven". It seems Birger has found his calling, seeing as how the man gladly accepted his help.
Due to recent events, Birger's pacifism has ceased to exist thanks to several events that happened to him. Birger has redone his haircut. He carefully cut small cuts in the side of his head and rubbing them in with charcoal creating a tattoo. He's been quite lost as of late, looking to please the gods in this wasteland. The only way to do this according to him, is find a group that alligns with his thoughts...
to be continued
- proof himself to the gods, and continue worshipping them (ongoing - 100%)
- Make sure the settlement succeeds ( 0% )
- Convince more people to join his religion ( 2 / 50 )
- Pay back the doctor that saved his life
- Stay on the pacifist path, and avoid using violence ( -52% )
This is a counter that can change depending on IG events. Character page music will change depending on value. will also change daily by a small amount.
> 0 == full pacifist, refuses guns
> -25 == will use weapons to DEFEND himself + will only wound enemies
> -50 == Will use weapons to DEFEND himself + will kill if needed
> - 150 == Will use weapons to ATTACK others
> -200 == will actively ATTACK / THREATEN others, sometimes innocents
< -250 == will actively ATTACK / THREATEN almost anyone, besides close friends and followers of his religion
Major influences on pacifism so far:
Starting total = 60
* - 9: Argument to stop being a pacifist
* - 5: Argument to stop being a pacifist
* + 8: Argument to stay pacifist
* - 15: the attack on the haven
* - 40: friend taking a bullet for Birger
* -19: the 2nd attack on the haven
* -17: the 3d attack on the haven