In the beginning, there was only Chaos, the gaping emptiness. Then, either all by themselves or out of the formless void sprang forth three more primordial deities. Gaea, Tartarus and Eros. One Eros was there, Gaea and Chaos were able to procreate and shaped everything that is both known and unknown in the universe.
I was born in Sussex, United Kingdom with a run of the mill, Christian family. They were strict and traditional, so I was raised in such a manner that I felt like running away so I could be free. My frie - dead friend, Artemis. She told me about the goddess she was named after. I was raised to believe there was only one God, and that was that.
I became more and more interested in the history and mythology of the ancient Greeks, and when I was a bit older, around 8, I began to believe in the Olympian Gods. My parents didn't like that. When I said they were strict, I meant crazy. They cut me and beat me for not believing in their religion and such. I didn't like that. I rebelled by breaking many rules that they put in place, still following the Gods that resided on Mount Olympus.
They kicked me out, simple as. I lived with Artemis and her family - who were non-religious, but aristocratic. They took me in as one of their own and I felt like I had my new family. In their library - the book that changed me forever. The Iliad. I learnt many things thanks to Homer. I read this for days, weeks and became obsessed with the Gods, mythology and ancient heroes.
When I was 16, I went with Artemis, now my girlfriend, to Athens, to visit Zeus' temple and amaze myself in the old world. But...
Something ate her. I watched, helplessly. I ran, and ran, and ran. I never looked back. I took off and found myself at a pier and hopped onto the first boat I could find, with a necklace that Artemis gave me in her final moments. I paddled, and paddled - finding myself in Istanbul and restocking myself with food, water and a gun. I found a better boat with an engine and headed off in a random direction, praying to Poseidon that I would make it so safety. I woke up to a beached boat and next to a lighthouse. Did Poseidon lead me to here? I put all my faith into him and climbed the lighthouse and looked into the closest city. There was... nothing.
I just stood there. Alone. I had to have had a special look on my face, I could feel it. I stood there for hours and all I did was watch. I saw a few of the living and just watched them... die.
I knew I couldn't stay there. I prayed to Athena and headed north, as far as I could before I came across a isolated log cabin and just stayed there. I prayed and prayed to the Olympian Gods hoping to stay safe and alive. I.. I think it worked, but I've had the feeling to go out for the first time in years. The Gods must have had something for me. But... what? I need answers, but for now, I've got to survive.
Not having to start a conversation on his own
Anyone who touches his necklace without permission
Fresh / Healing / Scar
- One large slash across chest, multiple cuts on wrists
- 5.56 GSW in hip
- 5.56 GSW through left hand
- .308 GSW in shoulder
- .556 graze on the left side of thigh
Whittled necklace resembling an arrow containing inscription on the back
Cassette player & Headphones
Multiple photos of [REDACTED] and [REDACTED]
Audio cassettes of [REDACTED]
Light Green = Closest Friend - Blue = Close Friends - Green = Friends - Yellow = Acquaintances
Emily Herald - 'Panther'
Emily is someone that I met not too long ago. When she found me, she was injured. Shot in the leg. I did what I could, and told her she needed to return the favour later on. Little did I know that the favour would be needed so soon. She patched me up herself and did a good job at it. Without eachother, both of us would be dead. Two peas in the same messed up pod.
I tend to leave her on her own, which is stupid of me considering she's injured. I don't plan to leave her anytime soon, until she's able and ready to get going.
She seems barely younger than me, and I think she has a lot to learn. Chances are she's a clean slate. Never shot a person or probably even how to use a gun. I'll have to see soon.
Even though I haven't known Emily as long as anyone I knew previously, I can trust her fully. She is my confidant and closest friend. Emily, right now, is my one and only priority.
I've spent a few weeks with her at this point. She's innocent and so light-hearted, that I wished that none of this ever happened to her. At the same time, we would have never met. I don't know what I would have preferred. To have never met her and for her to be unharmed. Or for her to have been harmed and for me to have met her.
Steven would sacrifice himself for her with zero hesitation.
Laska Vrubel - 'Husky'
Laska has recently come down from the border and upon her coming back, she invited me to come join her on her travels - alongside Maxim and Dom. At first - I was skeptical, because of my first experience with Maxim. However, over a few days - mainly stocking Emily up with the essential supplies - I decided to join them - with a surprisingly un-hostile greeting from Maxim. Over the past few days, I think she's been protecting me from Maxim... I'm thankful, but I don't want to depend on her so much.
Dominik Dvorak - 'Ox'
Dom is easily the largest man I've seen. What he lacks in brain, definitely makes up in brawn, but I think his intelligence is just a ploy. Fun to hang around and good company. The soft giant is proficient in combat and a good friend. Met him whilst Kamenici and Mac Tire had our alliance and he was a good friend of Hutch. Maybe still is, who knows. I know he's trustworthy.
I've taken a few photos of him and I've given them all to him. He keeps them on him and I think they mean a lot to him. It's nice to see.
Emily and Jona Smekhov - "Hummingbird and Grey Fox"
I find their bond to be special, as I do with most married couples nowadays - however... this one is unique. These two opposites go perfect together like black and white. Although I know they aren't perfect, I think this is the closest I've seen to it.
Jona is proud. Confident and funny. Someone who you can laugh with no matter the situation. As much as I haven't seen Jona do as much as Emily has, I still appreciate his presence.
Emily, on the other hand, is the opposite. Quiet, reserved, yet resilient and tough. Emily is someone who burns bright with the tiniest spark. A gentle soul, but like a starved lion hunting for meat when angered. Someone who can calm you. Someone who could slit your throat and watch you bleed whilst she gives you a peaceful death with her calming words. Emily is nice to have around. Someone like me. A foreigner, but someone who considers Chernarus their home.
Ellie Hoste and Nikolai Hagelund - 'Truffle Kitten and Mustang'
Ellie is always someone you can laugh with - and is very easy to like. I can't imagine what she has been through, she must have been 13 or 14 since this whole fucking thing started. I know she's also been captured. Multiple times. It has to be traumatizing on such a young mind like hers. I think she's got a strong mind, the fact that she can still keep pushing on with all this happening with her... I know she's smart and she isn't one to fall for the same thing twice. She knows about my other side. I don't know if I like her knowing that or not. But, it's out of the bag now.
I need to catch up with her and know what happened - but... I don't know if I can. I know that there are things I will never know about that is kept between her and the other two. I will never know, and sometimes, I don't know if I do want to know. I fear that if one goes, the other one perishes into dust and leaves nothing.
I've heard that Ellie killed someone, and that Jaro died. I wasn't close to him... but I knew they were. It's heartbreaking to even think about and I can't imagine what these two are going through. Hopefully if I see them again anytime soon... they aren't lost to their emotions. I know what it's like to kill someone... but Ellie is young. She's just a kid. I hope she's okay.
After going to Arnost's camp, I recognised someone who used to be a part of Dr. River's medical group. Collin Rose. Asking him a few questions, I managed to find out that Ellie and Nikolai are apparently being transformed into raiders. Drug dealers, murderers. With the knowledge I already have of them being in frequent company of Vlad Visus, I see no reason to not believe this. This knowledge makes me angry and it really makes me think that all of time with Jaro, all of the things he must have taught her and his death, must be in vain. I will likely not see her again anytime soon, but I know that inside, the Ellie and Nikolai I once knew are still in there. Despite all this, I still consider them friends. Ellie seems to be going through a lot of shit, still traumatized by Jaro's death. I don't blame her. She lost a good person.
Maxmilian Vitek Myska - 'Black Wolf'
Laska's other half.
Maxim doesn't like me. It's easy to tell. He doesn't like foreigners in general. But, nevertheless, I try and try to make him like me. He yells at me, he degrades me.
But I take it, because starting an argument with Maxim is definitely not a way to go. I don't try to push my luck with him, I try not to waste him time and I, one hundred percent, don't get involved with his relationship to Laska. Maybe one day he'll get to like me. But I find it unlikely and I've already gotten used to it.
Even when I kill Russians... he doesn't care. I'm useless to him - but I believe the others in my group see my uses.
Peace to the fallen
Jaromir Lucic - 'Rys'
Teach Emily how to use weaponry. Keep her stocked up and in a safe, remote location.
Improve relations with those in his group
Whittle wooden animals for most of those in his group - deciding on which animal they are through personality and background. [2/12]