Growing up in Chernarus was not easy for Vojtech. He was the fourth child out of six.
Family Lanik lived under the abusive rule of Vojtech's Father, Igor. Vojtech and his siblings often got beaten and had to endure their drunken and abusive father's rules everyday.
However when the civil war came things quickly became better. As soon as the Americans started "operation Harvest Red" Vojtech's father, whom had joined the ChDKZ a while ago, went out to fight but quickly found himself wounded and captured in combat. The family was no longer forced to live under Igor's cruel rules. However it did not prove easy to suddenly abandon the day to day stuff they went to. Many of the rules were burned into the brains of the family. Not everyone was able to cope with this and many of Vojtech's brothers and sisters left their home to join the fight against the ChDKZ. Most of them would never come back.
Vojtech and the family members that stayed at home were left to fend for themselves in a country in civil war. Not able to adapt to a new state of the country and household, Vojtech did what he thought was the best idea. He started to make rules for the family. Just like his father did. However Vojtech was not abusive or cruel and the rules served as mere guidelines to live by.
This is what taught Vojtech to respect rules and that a human needs rules to live by otherwise there would be chaos.
Luckily the civil war didn't take long, though the losses suffered were traumatizing. His Younger sister and brother were the his siblings left in this family. The rest was either dead or missing.
However with the civil war over the country started to make money again. Shops were opening up again and a lot of people were asking for workers. Vojtech's mother got a new boyfriend and together they started to run the family and Vojtech's guidelines were no longer needed.
This was the moment Vojtech decided it was best to move out and look for work. There were enough houses available in Chernogorsk. Vojtech will never forget what his father did to him and his family and he vowed that he would never allow such rules to be enforced ever again. The only logical conclusion was to join law enforcement. At first Vojtech wanted to join the Police departement but this didn't pan out due to too many new recruits filling up the ranks. His potential spot in the force had just been filled by a guy called: Lech Popov.
However Vojtech wasn't beaten yet. With the new shops opening up all around Chernogorsk, he took his chances and applied for a job as a security guard. There were still many small tensions all over the country with ex ChDKZ members or loyalists not wanting the fight to be over. It thus seemed best in Vojtech's eyes to keep the new economy of Chernarus safe by guarding it personally as a Shop Guard.
Vojtech felt a responsablity towards keeping the new economy safe.
With the recent civil war and the increase in military power it was not hard to find some people willing to train Vojtech in some basic combat skills. He got pistol and hand-to-hand training from some veteran CDF soldiers that survived the war. However Vojtech never thought these skills would become as handy as they did. The skills he learned were never used while on security duty in the shops. But he did earn quite some money. Money was important in these trying times and he tried to earn as much as he possably could. With this money he could support his family when needed but also himself. Vojtech didn't really knew it back then but...he would do a lot for money as long as the rules that he follows are not being broken.
The first time he ever had to use his skill was on the night of the 20th of July 2017, when the city of Chernogorsk got sacked. Trying to keep his family safe Vojtech had to defend them by using the skills he had learned. Vojtech tried to escort his family to a save place but they got ambushed by a group of thugs that were wreacking havoc in the city. A short fight ensued in wich Vojtech had to defend himself against multiple opponents. He soon got knocked out. He woke up to a city ablaze with the members of his family gone.
Vojtech survived the first part of the apocalypse inside the basement of a unknown house. There was enough canned food there for nearly two years. Eventually he was forced to face the new unkown world when his supplies ran out after about 700 days.
Vojtech's survival rules are quite simple. Avoid all conflict that is not directly related to me or people close to me. Don't accept any rule of Tyrants and I won't let me be pushed around, the apocalypse harsh on the weak and by staying strong I'm able to protect the les fortunate and the ones I care about.