Nicolau was born on the small island of Tercaida off the coast of Portugal. He grew up in a small, radical right wing family heavily involved in the ALF (Azores Liberation Front) seeking to free the Islands from Portugal. At the age of 8 his family along with a few other ALF supporters moved to California and began training him and several other younger children, raising them as radicals and militants. At the time of the outbreak, Nicolau was heavily involved with Arms Acquisition and was caught up by US authorities at a port in San Fransisco. He made a narrow escape aboard a cargo ship with Russian lettering. He payed off the crew with what he had and found they're destination was Chenarus. Nicolau didn't know much about the place and figured it being a hotbed of conflict recently, would make a rather good area to lay low. Little did he know that the ship would be blown out of the water by a panicked navy. He soon washed onto shore, conflicted and confused. Had his luck finally ran out?