Matthew William was a paramedic sent to Chernarus in order to help train the local paramedics. When shit hit the fan he ended up with a group of survivors holed up in an old airfield hoping for evacuation. However it never came, and the group began to splinter under the stress, making the leader of the group, a charismatic German man by the name of Kristof, to betray his head of security Tate Hollows who then manged to escape. Matthew however, decided to stick around. Until Kristof took somebody very dear to him, and committed unspeakable acts that resulted in their eventual suicide.
Matthew retreated to the woods a much lesser man, stumbling around for days before he reached the southern coast by sheer chance. Hungry and tired, he was drawn to the signs of life coming from the imposing fortress island not 600 meters of the main coast. Broken, but not dead, Matthew is trying to rebuild himself as man man capable of protecting his loved ones, although he had no plans on finding any other.