NYX - Backstory leading to the apocalypse.
Before the apocalypse, Tim "Nyx" Anders was a 19-year-old community college student in Northern California who enjoyed spending his spare time pursuing hobbies such as bushcraft, hunting, and video games. Nyx grew up in a working-class neighborhood. He was raised by his father, his mother having left when he was a young boy. He was in a relationship with Constance Lynn. Constance was the same age as Nyx and she worked as a healthcare center receptionist. Nyx commonly hung around with Elijah Mason and Caleb Morris, his two best friends at the time.
Nyx, Elijah, and Caleb frequently hunted together and they decided to visit Chernarus for a month-long hunting trip. Nyx thought it would be the perfect time to teach Constance how to hunt, so she came along. Elijah’s grandparents lived in Chernarus, and they owned an old hunting cabin in the woods and because the civil war had ended recently, the plane tickets there were quite affordable for a couple of college students. Nyx wasn’t very familiar with the area they were staying at, so he left all the navigating to Elijah. The first day at the cabin Elijah notified everyone about the hostile escalations between Chernarussian and Russian forces that he’d heard about on the old satellite tv.
The group made the decision to stay at the cabin for the next few days and see how things would play out, hoping they wouldn’t have to end their month-long trip early. Two days later Elijah told the group a few strange news stories about crazy people attacking others and them not really reacting. At the time it didn’t seem like anything to worry about. Although, with war escalations starting to increase, the group began to get worried and they decided it was time to head back home, but it was very late in the day and so the decision was made to leave the following morning. Nyx and Elijah were the first to wake up and notice that the power was out. They let Constance and Caleb know and they decided to scout the nearby town to see if they could find out what was going on and get something to eat.
When they arrived, It was practically a ghost town. The only people they had noticed were leaving the town as fast as they could. The stores were ransacked with very little stock remaining. They had no clue how bad things were getting. They grabbed what they could from the store and headed back to the cabin to notify Caleb and Constance of what was going on. But, their trip back to the cabin was suddenly interrupted when a crazy guy lunged at Elijah and tried attacking him. They fought with the crazy guy for quite a while until they found a shed to trap him in.
“Are you okay?” Nyx said to Elijah, “Yeah, I’m alright. That asshole just bit me.” Elijah responded. They hurried back to the cabin to tell Caleb and Constance what had happened. Not entirely sure what was going on, they decided to prepare the cabin for a few weeks without power or food. But it was late so they decided to do that the next day.
When he woke up the next morning Nyx found out Elijah had fallen quite ill. He needed medicine badly and Nyx was the only person who knew the way other than Elijah. Nyx was given not so accurate directions to a medical clinic from Elijah. He searched the small town for a couple of hours before finding the medical clinic. The building was locked, so he decided to break a window and climb through it. Once he was inside, Nyx gathered all the medical supplies he could find.
Upon returning to the cabin with the medical supplies nobody was responding to Nyx’s knocking on the door. The door was still locked so Nyx started banging on the door as an attempt to get their attention. He heard slow footsteps coming towards the door and what sounded like agonal gasping. He peeked through the front window and noticed it was Constance. Slightly slouched over, and breathing weird. Nyx shouted, “Hey!” as she turned around Nyx noticed her stomach cut wide open and her mouth covered in blood. Elijah and Caleb appeared shortly after her in a similar condition. “Are you guys okay?” Nyx shouted in worry. They were completely unresponsive and they started becoming quite aggressive.
Out of nowhere, one by one, all three of them start charging the window Nyx is at. Nyx stumbles upon backing up from the window. The glass window shatters, what was formerly Elijah and Caleb comes out of the window seal and starts charging Nyx. He fends them both off for as long as he can. The first chance he gets to escape, he takes it, and he runs as fast and as far away as he possibly can.
Nyx now stuck in post-apocalyptic Chernarus with no family or friends can be brave and considerate to others, but he isn’t friendly towards many people. This might be due to the mental issues he now possibly suffers from. If possible he’ll try to avoid human contact and friendships. Although he has been known to establish partnerships now and then they usually don’t last long.