My character's name is Mathew Merchant, I'm a Canadian expat who moved with my family to Chernarus because my mother was a United Nations doctor who was stationed here to address the growing issues going on. My father was a Harvard educated Nuclear Physicist who also was excited to try and lend aid to the disaster stricken region.
After growing up in a land far from home as a young man I couldn't help but want to bring a bit of what little I remembered of North American culture to the place around me. Having remembered home life so fondly it only felt right to try and share that happiness with the people around me in such a desolate place. The one thing I remembered making people happy above all others, was money. Spending it, Making it, having it. This was the North American way, Capitalism. As the years went by my father got sick from his work, radiation exposure. This lead to his untimely death and my mother going crazy and jumping off an Elektro high-rise due to overwhelming guilt stemming from being unable to save him despite her extensive medical knowledge.
Now a young man of 24 I am forced to carve out my own living carrying on my back the wares of my soon-to-be shop, and the scars of my tainted past. My mission to bring happiness and prosperity to the land still alive with an almost religious Zeal, I make my way alone. Hoping to find some cell phones to sell or something.