Born in Minnesota to a loving family, Elston Gunner became a local musician out of high school, never achieving major success but enough to fund a small "spiritual" journey of sorts travelling Europe and becoming closer to his heritage, leaving his girlfriend and parents behind. Elston found himself in Chernarus as the outbreak started, as he was interested in purchasing a small farmhouse near Vybor and was dawdling in the country a bit longer than he did the others on his journey. He managed to stay alive during all the initial fighting by moving from farm to farm, keeping low on the radar and avoiding any kind of interaction that he could. Pure luck got him to where he is now, with only basic survival skills and still no kills - infected or human - under his belt. Elston lives in fear of the day that he may have to take another's life to survive, and is longing for rescue and to return home.