Karl Sturnburger was the son of East German government officials. Despite not remembering his time while East Germany still existed he imagines it as paradise. When the Berlin Wall fell in late 89 his family was devastated. Not only was their way of life over but also, they were also out of jobs. Life became hard in the west after the unification. He was generally disliked and unpopular in school, which would slowly make him come to despise the west and his sanity slowly began to crumble. He grew mad at anything he deemed un-communist which began to include his family as a means to cope with his crummy life.
At the age of 18 he left to go east despite his parent’s wishes to find a place where he felt he belonged. He spent the next 15 years moving between nations taking jobs and traveling the nation trying to spread his ideals. He went to countries like Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Takistan, and ultimately Chernaurus.
He arrived for the first time in Miroslavl in late 2016 and was generally unimpressed. He didn’t intend to spend more than a year in Chernaurus when the initial outbreak hit. By the time word hit the news the entire country had been put on quarantine and Karl was unable to flee. He stayed in Miroslavl during the first wave of peace keepers and doctors, but ultimately fled south like many others when the city was bombed.