Erlend Maeloor is from Estonia Defence Forces and was on his way to one of the Chernarus military bases for a two week training program. Priority was a specific Combat Vehicle. He and the Platoon he was with had a very long bus trip and as they were making one of many stretch brakes in a gas station, the flame that would end this world were already burned through this region and they had their first glimpse of it there. Some of them went in to use the toilet or buy a coffe or some food, but Erlend stayed outside. Smoking maybe saved his life this time. Group who settled in back on the bus started yelling for others.. and that brought trouble. Things happened fast from there, but Erlend got away with 5 of his comrades. They kept on moving and kept their route inside the deep woods of Chernarus. When the first shakes from the terrible experience of what had happened and the situation they were in had soothed they had a little drinking. For those they lost and for those they think are lost to them as well.. wives, daughters. Erlend woke up to his friend violently grabbing him in the middle of the night. As he feared the worst he broke free from him and he just ran in some direction somewhere.. and he didnt stop before he ran himself unconsius against a tree. He woke up again, dehydrated.. nothing in his pockets, headache erased his thoughts, but the first rays of sunlight over the tree tops made him feel more alive than ever before.. so he stood up and just started walking everything off. He decided to stay alive.