Chenarus had become a hot spot of news activity even after the war. As an up and coming journalist in his own right, Hector had been in Chenarus for a year before the first outbreaks. His focus had been to document the scope of Chernorussian revitalization, and how it affected the average citizen. Interviews were conducted in people's homes and people could see individual progress first hand. the program gained a significant following online, and Hector had been approached by cable networks to take his series to a larger audience. However, things quickly began to deteriorate in Chenarus.
Hector was on his way back to a guesthouse he had been staying in when he came across a large throng of people near the centre of town. He had been unaware of any major events that day, in addition to having spent the majority of the afternoon interviewing a family on their farm just outside town. The moment that screaming started, the crowd began to move towards him. Pushed and shoved, Hector found himself being caught up in a tide of people that took him away from the town centre. As the panic intensified Hector heard gunshots and he began to actively join into the flight. He sprinted in the direction several others were running, and then peeled off at the northeast end of town at the edge of a forest. With nothing but his clothes he waited, and listened to the town fall silent.