Lucas grew up in a small rural town in Nebraska. He was born to an American father who had married a Chernarussian mother who had moved to the states. He did alright in high school, and over all, he was a pretty normal guy. He went to college at one of the nearby community colleges for welding. Soon after he got his degree and got a job, his father passed away, and his mother moved back to Chernarussia to be with her family. After working for a year, Lucas decided to fly out to Chernarussia to visit his mother. They were eating lunch in the capital when 3 men ran into where they were eating and starting attacking people. As they tried to escape Lucas's mother was grabbed by one of the infected and eaten alive. Lucas ran, and hid, horrified by what he had seen. And that was how he survived, by running and hiding. He didn't know how to shoot a gun, or kill a person, so he scavenged. Gathering information where he could, and selling it, if the price was right.