Jacob Donovan was born in Galway, he was always a rough man. Reared into a farming family, by an extremely strict father. He was an extreme believer in the IRA's beliefs in Ireland since young hearing stoies about them.
He would look after the machinery, if a problem arose that he could not fix or god forbid did not fix effectively, his father would beat him until he did it right. A tough life but it the long run it stood to him. He lived in the middle of no where, no pubs, no other families, no nothing. His grandfather owned a vast amount of land in the area around the house, there was no one for miles. The only trip away was for the farming business to a town 3 hours away. The family lived off the land, never had to shop for groceries. In his spare time he pushed tractor tyres around the yard, flipping them over, he would lift digger shovels attachmente as weights and bench press sheep funny enough. He was always a big lad, big boned as most would say.
He had a giant ginger beard, the curse of the Irish. One day he was working in the shed on a camper van, it was late at night and his father had taken a trip away to deliver bails of straw with the tractor. He heard a scream 'JAAACOB!'
He sprinted towards the main house, a man had met him at the door, with a shocked face, Jason grabbed him by the neck with both of his oily dirty hands and shouted for his mother, there was no responce, he squeezed and screamed 'WHAT DID YOU DO!' The mans face started to go purple he was struggling to breath, all of a sudden there was darkness.
He woke up on the cold conrete of the front door, he felt a sting at the back or his head, he brushed his hand back and felt dried blood, he looked to the left and there was a shovel on the ground to his left, a heavy one at that.
He started to remember what actually happened, he ran inside and burst open the kitchen door with a shoulder, there lay his mother on the group, cold and white as a ghost. The false press where money was hidden was broken open. A clock was on the ground beside his mothers body, blood stained.
He began to sob into his hands, who would do this to an old woman? The Gardai were called he was asked to give a statement but he was left emotionless, something died in him too that day.
He was hell bent on finding the killer, the next day he was in the shed, when he heard a door bang. He opened the shed door and two men burst in, they tied a noose around his neck while the second man was tying the knot hesitantly, they stood him up on a chair and kicked the chair, the rope was tied with too much slack and his feet hit the ground, he swong a kick towards the fist man and stumbled him he pushed him towards a cars opened bonet and slammed the bonet down, he grabbed a sledgehamer beside the car and smacked down on the bonet, blood started to pour from the bonet.
The second man was a young man, terrified, it was clear he was dragged along against his will. Jacob made him talk, he said that they work for Russians in Novigrad that pillage coutries under the guise of everyday criminals and move again. He told him of the bosses name.
Jacob knew he wouldnt be returning one way or another so he packed a couple things, he knew he needed a gun. He called up his old school friend Thomas John who was a member of the RA. He arranged a deal for a hand gun and a sawn off. He exchanged the money and the deal was done that evening.
Off to Novigrad they went via boat, a less than professional transport company who lack passenger vetting we shall say.
Novigrad, the man travelling with Jacob told him his sister was kidnapped and he was forced to do the jobs given to him or his sister would he cut up into pieces. Jacob vowed if he helps him wilingly he will help find his sister.
Upon arrival something was off.. it was quiet a bit too quiet... all of a sudden an earth shattering scream is heard, something charging towards Jacob and the man, Jacob side steps from the boat ramp and the thing falls into the oceon.
"What the fuck?"
Next he sees something strangly dressed men running, the fuck is going on screams Jacob towards the men.
Come with us, now! With a strange smirk on his face. With nothing to lose and friends to make Jacob agrees and runs with the men in hope to make some connections to further his investigation to find the man responsible for the death of his mother.
The men exchange names, Bogdan and Buzzo.
"You work for us now." the men said while looking at Jacob smirking...