Mikhel Linoge is a graduate student from the United States studying foreign policy at the University of Colorado. After receiving an opportunity for further funding from the UN, Mikhel volunteered to provide logistics and aid for a United Nations project that provides citizens in need with basic living and healthcare demands. The envoy of staff, students, and physicians arrived weeks prior to the beginning lockdowns of international transportation hubs, and until the events began to unfold in Chernarus the aid mission was successful in providing healthcare opportunities and basic amenities to numerous families surrounding Chernogorsk and Elektrozavodsk.
As the events unfolded throughout the region the UN volunteer group remained together until urban fighting and conflict lead to the separation of numerous members. Mikhel remained with a fellow student named Yusef and a physician from the UK named Jennifer within Chernogorsk until looting and violence forced them into the wilderness. The group eventually met with another envoy of survivors attempting to reach a rumored safe haven in Georgia before complete radio silence began. Nearing Sochi, the caravan of roughly 50 individuals was ambushed by an unknown militant group and ultimately lead to Mikhel venturing out into the wilderness on his own. Mikhel decided to return to Chernogorsk in hopes of reuniting with members of the UN group and the only familiar area he had come to know in his short time within the country.
Mikhel grew up in the wilderness of Colorado with a father from Estonia and a mother from Maryland who both worked in academia (Both of whom are now deceased). Using his basic survival skills Mikhel is now wandering the woods and villages of Chernarus in hopes of finding some of his aid worker compatriots, but those hopes have dwindled as the weeks have gone by with little hope of finding familiar faces or locations.
Eventually, Mikhel met Marcus and Tom, two men from Sweden who helped Mikhel understand the realities of his situation while also providing eventual friendships. They shared reluctance to engage with the rumored hostilities of the west, and it progressed into the creation of an outpost outside of Berezino to help those struggling to survive. Over time their personalities and inner demons began to conflict, and tensions among the three survivors lead to an eventual separation. Mikhel was now on his own again...