Dan Verren is a 62 year old US highschool history teacher who originally grew up in South Zagoria before immigrating with his family when he was a child. When the outbreak first occurred he was visiting family in the region because he really wanted to maybe return to his roots before retiring. When the outbreak first started, he originally moved with his family into the wilderness with some camping gear. The reason for this was so that they would not get caught up in the chaos that would inevitably ensue in the region.
About 3 weeks after moving into a small camping spot, a group of people pretending to be random civilians arrived. They were friendly at first, but they almost immediately became more hostile after a few minutes of talking with them. Quickly it was revealed that they were bandits when one of them pulled a gun and shot two of the five members of Verren’s family he was with. Verren quickly grabbed his own gun and fired back at the bandit group. They fell back, but the damage was done.
The two family members who were shot eventually subcame to their wounds. This caused Verren to go into a rage and he set out to track the bandits. He managed to locate them at a local store, but things were different this time. This time the bandits were being held up themselves. One of them was dead on the ground, while the others were all lined up against a wall. The men who had captured them looked like a local militia of some sort.
Since there was nothing Verren could really do, he managed to make it back, only to find that his camp was ransacked and his family members were gone. Blood was on the ground and footprints were all over. Clearly something gruesome had taken place at the camp. However, while looking around the camp, Verren heard the breaking of a twig behind him. This caused him to turn around, and behind him was the armed militia he had seen earlier.
One of them men quickly said “I thought you cleared this place out already, so much for that.” To which the other man replied “I removed any traces of people here, cant you see? This guy clearly just found the place.” Verren, quickly realizing these men had just been through here and had most likely killed his family, quickly pulled out his pistol. The men told him to stop and drop his weapon. Verren in a fit of rage quickly drew his gun and everything went black. When he awoke he was still at the camp, but he noticed a large pain near his right shoulder. It seemed that he had been knocked unconscious by a gunshot wound to his shoulder and them rogue militia left him for dead.
From here Verren began walking back to the grocery store where he originally saw the rogue militia. However, as he approached he heard a huge amount of gunshots. As he got closer he saw lot of infected standing over the corpses of the rogue militia men. He could not believe it, they had died before he could take out his revenge on them. The worst for the most part was over.
Since these terrible events, Verren has been roaming around as a lone wanderer in South Zagoria making camps in the woods and relying on hunting. However, as of recently he has taken and interest in heading into the nearby towns and searching for survivors...