Bo is a former High School Teacher and wrestling coach. He is also a recovering alcoholic. He spent many nights drinking away his life in bars and his basement. One night, he got drunk and killed his family in a car accident. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter. He was released and decided to take up work in Nyheim to escape Ireland and the sadness that held a tight grip on him from his family's death. He could no longer live with the guilt of his previous actions. He spent 3 years working in various factories and construction sites in Nyheim but never seemed to escape the overwhelming sadness from his guilt.
When the infection started, he retreated to the mountains and has been there since. He met a friend on the mountain that took him in and taught him how to live on the land and provide for himself. Isaac was a good man and cared very much for Bo. Bo came to care for Isaac as well and the two formed a friendship and bond that seemed to placate the guilt and shame in Bo’s heart. They spent five years on the mountain hunting, fishing and enjoying the simple life away from what lay beneath the mountain’s risen haven. Bo was finally getting on with his life and moving away from the guilt and horrors that consumed him from the death of his family. They had encounters with other people, occasionally, but not as often as one may think. They got news from the towns below but never had any desire to relocate down to them. They were happy on the mountain. Once in a while an infected would wander into their mountain hideaway and they would deal with it accordingly. Life was going as good as it could, given the circumstances.
One day, while hunting in the early morning, Bo was especially tired. Isaac shot a deer and went down the hill to retrieve it. He asked Bo to cover him since he was going down without his rifle in order to carry the buck back up to camp. Bo fell asleep and was only awakened by the screams of his friend as a horde of infected engulfed Isaac and devoured him right in front of Bo’s eyes. Horrified by what he was witnessing was only interrupted by the ever so familiar waves of guilt that rushed over him. How could he be responsible for another death of a loved one? How could he allow this to happen, AGAIN!!! He would lay in that hunting blind for 2 days. His body racked with guilt and his mind paralyzed by grief. He descended from the blind and buried what was left of Isaac. He returned to their home but it was all too painful to even look at. He gathered a small amount of supplies and burned down the house.
Today, he's decided to descend from the mountains and find out just what is, if there ever could be, out there for him. He is ready to face the Plague that his all around him and in his own mind.