Social: Fairly Outgoing
Emotions: Usually controlled and level headed
Gage Tomanek was born in Krasnostav, Chernarus. His Chernarussian Father; Galchobhar Tomanek and his American Mother; Rachel Tomanek.
Gage grew up in Krasnostav for the first 15 years of his childhood where he was taught to speak Chernarussian fluently and made quite a few friends there prior to the civil war. His father at the time was a mechanic at a local garage and his mother was a grocery store manager that sold fresh fruits and vegetables where many of the locals and even outer town Chernarussians came to buy their fair share as it was the best homegrown in the known area. (OOC Note: Any Chernarussians that heard of Rachel Tomanek may know her shop before the outbreak.)
During his time in school, Gage was often the one to lay his head low and at a young age was academically advanced for compared to his other class peers. During the weekends when he wasn't in school, his father would take him out to hunt or even go to one of the local gun ranges to learn how to shoot various firearms such as an AK-47 or a 12 gauge Hunting Shotgun. Gage was fairly accustomed to the idea and he was always very close to both his parents. On some weekends when his father was busy working, he would help his mother at the grocery store by cleaning the floors or restocking the shelves and helping bring in the new shipments from the local farms in the area.
Gage's life happy life in Chernarus was great and one of his neighbors an elderly Jewish man that usually called Gage "Boychik" which was roughly translated to "Young man" or "Young Boy" in Yidish. Things could not have been better for him in Krasnostav.
In 2009 when the Civil war started, Gage's father urged him and his mother to take a flight back to the United States and stay with his grandparents who lived in Brooklyn, New York. Gage spent the rest of his upbringing in the U.S where he learned to also speak fluent English albeit with the local accent from the area. During this time, his father had enlisted with the CDF to help aid in the country's attack against the Chedaki's ruthless terrorism.
Gage did not hear often from his father during the Civil War and was barely allowed to speak with him on the phone for less than 15 minutes at a time, so any news or achievements he had in High School were spoken of briefly.
When Gage graduated High School, he became an apprentice at an Auto-Company to work as a car mechanic, following in his father's footsteps. He worked long hours and made a fairly good wage to help pitch in for the rent at the apartment building he stayed with his Mother in, though much would change in the very few months to come.
After not seeing his father for almost 6 years, Gage was given heartbreaking news about his father's passing in the war which drove him to fly back to his home country.
When Gage arrived back in Chernarus, he found himself a cheap apartment in Severograd that he rented for the next 2 years before the reports of outbreaks began to turn up. Gage had already invested in a hunting shotgun and some shells (mostly for hunting or home invasions in his neighborhood.) Giving him a slight advantage for when the Outbreak began. Noticing high amounts of the population is his city had become affected by this virus, he packed light and only the essentials and began to head south deep into the forests where he met a local hunter. This same local hunter was the old man he knew from childhood that had a hunting cabin in the middle of the woods. He knew the moment he called him "Boychik" that it was indeed the same man and they hunkered down until quiet had began to settle over South Zagoria.
During the few months that passed during the outbreak, Gage and the Jewish man spent their time surviving off the local wildlife though often debated with eachother if it was safe to eat as they knew little about the virus that infected the populous.
On one of the autumn nights, Gage woke up to the sounds of gunfire outside the log cabin and peaked out the window to find the Jewish man fighting for his life against what appeared to be a small horde that had found it's way into the forests. Gage quickly grabbed his loaded shotgun and ran outside to finish them off but by that point the Jewish man had fallen to his fate, ridden in bite marks all across his body. Gage knew the only solution to prevent the man from turning was a bullet or knife to the head and it was a fairly disheartening decision and by far the most difficult one he had to make to date.
To this day, Gage can be found traveling to the Chernarus Cemetary and sometimes in the woods near the log cabin where he pays respect to both the old man and his father for his service with the CDF.