Growing up in Bellingham, Washington, Damien experienced a decent and fairly normal childhood, one his adopted brother, Milo, would have done anything for.
Damien's love for the outdoors and the forests of Washington stayed with him his entire upbringing. An avid hiker and backpacker, he often left for days and weeks in his free time to experience the outdoors and true living. After attending college he began working at different state and national parks in the American north-west. During this time he stayed close with his younger adopted brother, and was very happy when he heard of his success at his school in Chernogorsk.
In the late late early 2000s Damien met his future-wife Jane while on a backpacking trip. They shared a love for nature and each other and lived happily for a time. Then news of the war in Chernogorsk and the epidemic that followed reached him. Worried for Milo, he took the closest flight to Chernogorsk he could find, Jane coming soon after too. Landing almost a 100 miles away, he traveled hitch-hiked and took buses to get closer. Eventually, he made it into Chernogorsk and searches for his dear friend and brother, hoping he hasn't fallen pray to the chaos that's enveloped the country.