Born in Tiraspol, Transnistria to a working class Adrian learned to be tough and hardworking. He was born around the time when Moldova was looking to leave the USSR in favor of uniting with Romania. These ethnic Moldovans were outnumbered in Transnistria as they were mostly Ukrainian and Russian.
Tension was building up in Tiraspol as the Moldovans pressured for this to happen. After the conflict sparked Adrian joined the Armed Forces of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic at the age of 18 after witnessing Moldovan troops in armored vehicles firing at houses and innocent civilians taking cover. He was stationed in a village and he came under fire, it wasn't long before his comrades came to his aid and held off the Moldovan troops and pushed them back. In this short battle Adrian had killed his first man. At first he felt shitty but quickly learned to deal with it and that it was what he signed up for and he knew it.
In the Armed Forces of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Adrian climbed ranks and was trained by Ukrainian and Russian officers. His forces were backed by Cossacks, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers. He felt unbeatable. On 21 July a ceasefire agreement was signed between the Russian and Moldovan president. The Moldovans knew they could not win and it was pointless for more casualties. Nearly 1000 people were killed in this conflict.
After the ceasefire and the end of the war Adrian found it hard to get back into everyday life. He really struggled. He was fortunate enough to be presented with the opportunity to join a PMC. He took up on the offer. On his latest contract he was to protect his client in Kirovograd, Chernarus while he made some arms deals. Towards the end of this contract the crisis hit and his client blew his own brains out.
Himself and the boys made their way to South Zagoria hoping to seek refuge and find new clients. Unfortunately most of them didn't make it after getting into conflict with some locals and a close encounter with some Chedaki forces up north by the Black Mountains.
Adrian now keeps to himself on the road trying to survive and find comfort in living/working.
(himself and some of the boys)
While Adrian was at a camp named "Camp Eden" he was approached by some familiar faces. It was a few of the Chedaki forces from the Black Mountains he had previously had a close encounter with. They introduced themselves as the "67th "Lopotev" Sotnya". They expressed their ideals and goals to him. The one he presumes is the leader, Dimitri Konashenkov, gives him a brief history of South Zagoria and their troubles. In many ways Adrian can relate and understands their pain and suffering.
Since Adrian is from a Pro-Soviet / Pro-Russian country he had earned a little bit of trust from them so Konashenkov presented Adrian with an offer. The offer was for him to work for him with some of his own people and in return they would be rewarded greatly with some military equipment. On top of that, after helping liberate South Zagoria to make it an independent country they would be one of the first countries to recognize Transnistria as its own sovereign country and as a great ally to South Zagoria. Adrian was intrigued by this offer but had lots of suspicions about their validity of fulfilling their end of the deal. He decided to work with them to try and get to know them and then he would make the decision to leave or continue to help.
(Some of the 67th Sotnya's soldiers)
"We Sing the Praises of Transnistria"
We'll carry through the years
The name of the proud country.
We'll be faithful to the Republic of freedom
As we are faithful to the truth.