Risryn Dhalmavar, born into a family of American Immigrants, grew up in the town of Solnichniy and spent much of his youth working in his father's factory. In his teenage years he spent hours practicing marksmanship and hunting skills as a way to relieve stress; and in his 20s he became the president of his father's business due to the health of his father rapidly declining. When the outbreak began to spread southward he was drafted into the Chernarussian Defense Forces as an infantry man and sent to help combatant the spread of the plague. After the fall of Solnichniy his company was sent to reinforce the garrison of Zelenogorsk and to buy refugees as much time as possible. After a few days of trying to hold Zelenogorsk the city was cut off from its supply lines and reinforcements and communications with the outside was lost. The garrison officer decided to take the surviving CDF forces and withdraw into the surrounding hillside looking for areas to sit out the spread of the infection and where they could treat to their injured. As the days passed and more of the CDF forces near Zelenogorsk were killed and/or turned, men from the remaining garrison members began to desert. Then while they were suffering from poor morale and heavy desertion and casualties, infected began to wander into their campsites. The gunfire from resisting CDF members only lured more infected from the lost town of Zelenogorsk and they were quickly overran causing routing throughout the defensive line. Risryn followed his sergeant and remaining squad mates as they regrouped and grabbed their stowpacks from their tents and fled into the woodland. The night was filled with the flash of gunfire and the sounds of screaming and gunfire as they fled deeper into the countryside. After a few hours they stopped to rest and set up a 2 man guard shift. After a while the guards began to doze off from lack of sleep and infected wandered into their site and began to assault the squad. Risryn leaped up from his sleep and grabbed his rifle and tried to fight to buy the others time to get to their weapons but one by one the soldiers were fallen. He retreated back to where his sergeant, and last surviving squad member, was shooting and was told to keep moving. Then he saw his sergeant get swarmed and heard the man's screams as he was torn apart. Flesh and blood flew everywhere as the infected ripped the man apart and his screams grew silent. Risryn darted off into the woods and ran for hours fleeing his life as a soldier and refusing to share the same fate as his squad mates.