Jakub Molenkav, is a 23 year old man from Severograd. He is 5’11, moderately muscular, has blue eyes, and blonde hair. He grew up in a lodge style house on the outskirts of his town, with a young brother, sister, and a single father. His mother was no longer around because of her abuse and negligence due to her alcoholism. Jakubs father, Vaclav, took his children from Chernogorsk to Severograd after his wife spiraled out of control and left the country. Jakub, nor his siblings, have much recollection of these events, and the topic of their mother is very sensitive. As a young boy, Jakub would go on long hunting trips with his father across the wilderness of Chernarus. During these trips he became very connected with the landscape of his home, and was constantly eager to learn more about it during each new hunt. These hunting trips led him to become more skilled in navigation, survival, and hunting. Also creating a very strong bond between his father and him. But, these trips only lasted till Jakub was 21, since his father passed away of cancer shortly before his twenty first birthday. This event would change the entire course of Jakubs life. With no way to take care of his brother and sister himself, he contacted relatives who agreed to take them in, but unfortunately had no room for him. Without making a fuss, Jakub accepted his fate, and decided he would have to take care of himself. He wanted to become successful enough to be able to eventually take care of his siblings, so, he began doing what he knew best, hunting. The hunting started as a way to support himself, but slowly turned into a lucrative opportunity to sell game meat and a variety of pelts to neighboring towns. As his renown increased, he began traveling far and wide to sell his pelts and fine meat to many customers. He built his own local business from his house, doing all the leg work himself. After two years of this he had made enough money to take care of his siblings, so he left to get them from his relatives in Miroslavl. He arrived at his relatives on July 10th, 2017, packed his siblings into his car, and drove towards their home. His siblings were ecstatic they were finally reunited with their older brother. They spent the car ride talking about the past two years they were apart. As they got closer to Severograd, Jakub saw many people in the streets, police officers yelling at people to go back inside, and mass hysteria among groups of civilians in the street. He took the long dirt road to their house, and quickly led his siblings indoors. He locked the door behind him and went out to see what was happening in the streets. He approached a woman who told him that the hospital was overrun, and people were very sick. She herself was coughing, and wheezing profusely. While approaching the hospital he saw sickly looking people attacking, and chasing people. He immediately turned around and entered his home to tell his siblings what was going on. Jakub went into his shed to grab his rifle, knife, and as much ammunition as he could fit in his duffle bag. They got into his truck, and left on a dirt road through the woods. He drove as far as he could until he reached a small log cabin in the woods. This was a lodge of his he built some time ago deep into the wilderness. Jakub set beat traps at the perimeter of the cabin, to ward off any potential intruders. Jakub had a gut feeling that whatever was happening might be something humanity wasn't ready for. He began cutting firewood, hunting animals, and fortifying the house's exterior. On his transceiver radio he heard a man begging for help, for him and his family, but his family was trying to attack him from the other room. Jakub turned off the radio after his sister began crying. All they could do was wait and hope for the best. The days became longer and Jakub began to grow weary after hearing more troubling reports from his radio. He heard loud gun fire, and artillery bombardments around him. He knew time was running out, and decided he would develop a plan to evacuate the following day. On the morning of July 17th, Jakub was awoken to the sound of a beast howling and screaming. He grabbed his rifle, dashed out the door, and stood in confusion as he saw a man stuck in his bear trap flailing his arms in the air. The man howled loud as he approached him. Without thinking, he readied his rifle, and put this man out of his misery. Jakub immediately reported this incident on his radio, and a military radio operator told him to evacuate as soon as possible. The radio operator then began to tell him they were trying to evacuate people from Vavilovo and Kamenka, and that this might be his only chance. He grabbed his siblings, piled them into the car, and drove completely off road in a mad dash to protect the only family he had left. He was in such shock that he decided heading to these checkpoints would probably result in his death, due to the distance he would have to travel, and the danger of being around that many people trying to survive. Barreling through the woods, he approached the Grozovoy pass, and saw lines of cars stopped in the middle of the road. He tried his best to drive offroad but there were so many people standing in the field, he began to scream at them to move, and they began running towards the vehicle. In this moment he knew the worst had just come. Throwing his truck back into drive, he drove as fast as he could through the people, and followed the road after navigating an abandoned road block. His siblings were crying, asking him why he hurt the people, and begged to know what was going on. A wheezing cough came from the back seat, and Jakub began to slow the car down. His younger brother looked pale, fatigued, and sickly. Upon looking at him his heart sank into the bottom of his stomach. At this point he began to lose his sense of direction and rationality as he knew his younger brother might have what has been killing so many people. The passageway through the black mountains was completely blocked for car access, and was surrounded by many people and soldiers. Facing defeat once again, he turned back, and headed towards the cabin. But on his way back, it seemed that people were trying to head towards Black Mountain as well. The roadblock he passed through to get there was now blocked by more cars, and people running. He was stuck, so he opened his door grabbed his rifle, and ran towards the woods with his siblings. Some of the infected were close and began chasing them. Jakubs younger sister was grabbed by two of them, and he shot both quickly. He wasn’t quick enough to save her, since they ripped apart her neck, and face. He ran up to her and she was already dead. The gunshot seemed to alert even more as they sprinted through the forest in a mad dash at him. In the distance he noticed there was a tree stand, so the two ran as fast they could, climbed the ladder, and entered the stand. Upon entering he hit the deck, and covered his brothers mouth to make sure they were completely quiet. The infected approached the stand but did not climb up the ladder, they kept running by, and eventually were gone. His brother had begun coughing, and wheezing even worse than before. The two brothers laid their next to each other crying, and holding onto one another. Jakubs younger brother asked if he was going to die, and he said “If you die, if I die, we will still be together after this, I promise you”. Bombardments shook the land, blasted paths through the wilderness, and ravaged the landscape. The next morning, Jakub woke up alone, his brother nowhere to be found. He looked out the hunting stand, and saw a massive horde of infected walking together. From that moment, Jakub went on to survive, and protected any person who couldn’t protect themselves. He left that stand and navigated his way across the wilderness, living off the land, and hiding from the new plague that had taken control of his motherland. The only goal in sight was to give people the same ability to survive that his father once gave him. This would keep him alive.