Odd Iversen was a Norwegian fisherman who owned a summer house in Chernarus, South Zagoria, Miroslavl. He was a poorly educated fellow in his mid-30s, He dropped out of school due to boredom so he started working for local fishing companies. He was married to Helen Johanson who he had 2 children with, she later died in a traffic accident years prior to the outbreak, She left him to take care of the children by himself.
A week before the outbreak he went to the summer vacation to Chernarus, Mainly to fish due to his fishing enthusiasm. On the 7th he was out fishing didn't notice anything happening as he was out fishing on his boat for several days, He avoided most of the early outbreak due to the remoteness of his fishing cabin. On the 23rd his shack was attacked by a group of bandits, They handcuffed him to the stove and took both his children away
leaving him in deep sorrow/depressed, He escaped after several hours of struggling he mourned for 2 days before deciding to venture north in hopes of finding them again.