Roland is an aging military veteran from Miroslavl. His family's military history dated back to the Union and he participated in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. He suffered a wound during his time in a battle which led to an infection that forced him to have the scar tissue removed to save his foot. Unfortunately this ended his service and he was honorably discharged. Roland remained faithful with his country and his military, although he believed that diplomacy would've saved many Chernarussian lives during the Civil War.
He moved to Novigrad after the war to be with his family. He found a job in a factory and continued to stay in work up till the infection struck. Tragically Mikhail, his wife and Talia were killed during the gas attack on Miroslavl. Pulling himself out of his grief he has redirected his focus towards supporting himself and his grandson who was posted in Utes at the time. He works with the Kratka street traders in obtaining novelty goods and items that might have a use, or be otherwise re-purposed.