Dane grew up in New Orleans, an unfortunately stereotypical abusive child hood. His mother was a good woman, and always tried to teach him right from wrong. His father was a drinker, and would regularly beat him after arriving home from a heavy night on the drink. As Dane grew up he became more and more secluded from his home life, spending much of his time at an animal shelter volunteering, just to get away from all the abuse at home. He even spent the odd few nights sleeping in the kennels with the dogs he had grown particularly attached too. After many months volunteering at this shelter he became very attached to one dog in particular, a Pit Bull named Rook, Rook was an abused animal much like himself, had been attacked and scared from his previous owners, whoever they were. He managed to convince his mother to let Dane adopt this dog, and they were inseperable from the moment he brought him home. Unfortunately one night Danes father came home drunk as usual and began to hit Dane, his dog Rook without hesitation attacked his father ripping part of his cheek and ear off. Dane fled with the Rook, unable to bear the thought of loosing Rook for what he had done, in Danes eyes nothing wrong! It was at this same time news had began to circulate of this new virus, spreading all over the world it seemed. Dane made his way to the port where he wrangled his way on to a fishing boat with his dog. After many months at sea living off the ocean with his new crew mates and faithfull best friend they became low on supplies and decided to make shore, in a place called Chernarus, hoping that maybe the disease would have subsided by now. It didn't take long for many of the crew to succumb to the infection, or just starve. Dane again made his escape from them all with his dog Rook. heading into a major town he would later discover was Berizino, he and Rook became surrounded by a hoard of infected, Rook as always confronted the danger and gave his life protecting Dane. Managing to escape as his best friend was ripped apart, Dane fled into the woods...……………………….