“Red,” a German-Russian endured hell with her family for the better part of a year during the outbreak. A few months after the outbreak, the family traveled to a place called the "Fortress" duly named as such by its inhabitants to escape the spawn of the outbreak. This place was spoken to be the safest from the infected. Once there they met a few Russian officers offering protection. They were shown around seeing a multitude of people doing their daily routines and then later on led into a small house to stay the night. That evening the family all come and sit down for dinner to talk about everything they’ve seen. After dinner they all retire for the night, finally getting some peaceful rest. Little did they know they were to be taken prisoner due to them being of “lesser” origins, using the same old schemes and instead of protection they were to be used for "scientific needs." They were then all blinded and taken to a remote location. "Red" never saw her family after that fateful night, she never saw much of anything she'd believe.
After enduring a year and a half of being a test subject for this mysterious Russian organization and surviving through intense torture, something went wrong during one of their "tests." Someone or some people managed to pull a jailbreak. "Red's" cell door was clear open, with three bodies lining to the hallway door. She took this chance and made her way out, but not without stopping to say hello to another prisoner. As she made her way out of the prison there were prisoners attacking guards, riots everywhere and prisoners running anywhere they could. "Red" was one of the last ones out from the prison, not knowing anyone she followed a random group she had observed fighting and rioting as if they have known each other for a while.
She follows them, making sure to stay away from their line of sight until they stop for camp at dusk. After hunting and making dinner they celebrated their escape and their teamwork, then a bit after dark speak of returning to a place they called their "home" or where they felt they were desperately needed. With the size of the group, there were several different places spoken of that they felt were needed. The group decided to break off their separate ways as things were "different" now that the outbreak happened. "Red" took her chance and snuck up behind the camp after dinner as they were talking to snatch some food for herself as she realized she was extremely thin and weak.
That night she thought about all the different places that were spoken of, and makes her decision to follow one of them to a place called "Chernarus."Hidden away under a hollowed tree limb, she can barely sleep due to excitement before taking travel for this foreign land.