The Character I plan to play is a lance corporal ROTC student who was studying abroad at Chernarus when the outbreak occurred. So essentially a military student who has very little combat experience who wanted to see the world before a tour of duty. Ish is the son of a single mother abandoned by his father who both his parents had many addictions hardening the young boy. Ish himself struggled with addiction and experimentation himself but ended up turning his life around managing to get into college, and paying for it all through the ROTC US Military program.
Ish, before the outbreak, was working towards his degree in environmental science at the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Seen how a majority of majors require some type of abroad experience and Ish's interest in the Chernobyl nuclear powerplant specifically how it had an impact on the environment years later he felt it would be a cool experience. Ish was in line to become a marine, and after his junior year, he finished basic military training in Killeen, Texas at the Fort Hood Military base. Ish left his mother and significant other behind not long after in order to try to fulfill his final requirements for school and to see parts of the world he hadn't before; for a year he was supposed to attend the University of Chernarus in Chernogorsk.
When the outbreak finally kicks up, Ish managed to make it back to his apartment in Chernogorsk barricading himself in watching the monstrosity take place out the window as if the world was truly unraveling and coming to an end. Ish's main goal was one, to find a way back to the US embassy or find any other US soldiers to group up with; two, find a way back home to his family regardless if it's possible or not he wanted to see them again. Ish was terrified by what he had witnessed, and for a period was too frightened to leave the room that had now become a bunker. Ish stayed in there until he ran out of food and was forced to venture out. His primary goal was to find supplies, find allies, and lastly find a way back to America but he couldn't manage the journey alone. Ish knew no one, barely understood the native tongue and is desperate for solitude after leaving the comfort of his apartment; so he started scavenging the surrounding area in hopes of finding someone, and hopefully survival gear.