During the sabotage of the oil fields in Takistan by royalist tribes with presumed support by the American CIA, What few oil holdings were shown to be poorly protected during the events of Operation Arrowhead and the joint forces of the US and NATO attempting to overthrow the hostile government, Private security groups found the region a gold mine for business. Anvil Group was one such organization, providing a long list of services and being able to field a number of bodies and equipment. Taking money from local officials who were worried about both their own holdings and those of their government, Anvil Group provided both basic security for the few remaining wells and refineries as well as officials during routine movements through the now dangerous streets of Takistan. The region was a warzone once more with security contractors caught in the middle of the battles between NATO, the US and the government forces along with the local insurgency.
Oliver was one such member of Anvil Group, working most of his time as a guard for one such member of the government, ferrying him from city to city, place to place as he needed. Most of the time was spent attempting to bypass NATO roadblocks, but due to their third party nature, the contractors of Anvil were able to pass without much harassment by the allied forces. However that was not the case with enemy insurrectionists or rebel forces attempting to take the life of a high ranking member of the new government. After rotating through the region twice, on a six month on, six month off schedule, Oliver was well accustom to the routine and was well prepared for what his job entailed. After the completion of Operation Arrowhead and the withdrawl of NATO and US forces, Anvil and a number of other security groups withdrew their efforts in the region and moved onto greener pastures. Eventually finding himself in the Western region of Chernarus some five years later, Oliver and most of his team were unlucky enough to be stranded in the quarantine zone and unable to get out in the initial stages of the outbreak due to heavy cordons and blockades.
The outbreak's start was a nightmare, the country slowly tore itself apart with the Western Regions barely holding a semblance of governmental power and organization. The East was plunged into chaos and was known well as the wild west of the country as many fled West as bandits ransacked the region. Slowly, month by month, a member of the team would fall or be lost and Oliver was soon left on his own, a survivor. Of course all the skills in the world cant keep one alive if one doesnt have a little bit of luck on their side as well. Taking whatever jobs he could in the more civilized area's of the West, Oliver frequently made trips East to search for supplies, valuables, lost family heirlooms and persons. Running into a man by the name of Foulke, Oliver found himself in an on-off employ of the smuggler as an extra gun on occasion, Sometimes working for Foulkes self assembled group of smugglers, mercenaries and drug dealers named The House.