I was born on a cold winter day on January 1970 at the Berezino Hospital in Chernarus. My childhood has been mostly forgotten, but I still remember one special day at school. I think I might have been around 12 or 13 years old. I was excited, because we were suppose to have a day where we would bring one of our parents to school to talk about their jobs. I was always the one that was bullied at school, due to me using glasses. But I was proud of my dad, he worked for the Chernarussian Army and he had been travelling all over the world with his comrades.
The day started out well. We listened to stories over and over again about parents that were teachers, shopkeepers, truck drivers etc. but when we came to my dad, I really felt proud. My dad went up to the teacher’s desk and started talking. All of the other kids in my class were amazed that my dad was in the Army, and the fact that I never told them about it. This would be the last time I saw my father this way.
After the class finished my dad left for a mission with the Chernarussian Army. They were going to infiltrate Takistan and take down their leader. The Dictator of Takistan had recently declared war on Chernarussia, and the plan to take him down was to free the people of Takistan from the misery of this dictator. They never arrived at their destination, as the helicopter they were in crashed at the borders of Chernarus due to a technical error. Everyone died, except my dad. He had fractured literally every bone in his body, and his neck was severely damaged. The doctors at the Berezino hospital gave him little hope for survival, and said that if he would survive he would not be able to walk again. He was paralyzed for the rest of his life.
When my dad woke up and got the bad news, he was crushed. His military career was over and he would never be able to walk, drink, eat or anything ever again without the help of others. That was the day I decided to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon. I wanted to be of assistance to the people that would suffer the same fate as my father, since I had seen what this did to him. My dad died one year later due to complications leading to a brain tumor.
This is the only thing I remember from my childhood. Most of my life before Day Z is vague. I do remember that I studied for my Orthopaedic degree in the England for years. I made quite a few friends over there, and I even had some military weapons training done in the memory of my father while thinking that I would never get to use it. I was wrong.
It was morning. This had to be summer. I tried to get my radio working, but I couldn't obtain any signal anywhere. I looked at my watch, and I saw that I was late for work already. I swiftly packed my bags and drove over to Berezino. At this point, I lived right outside the town in a little village called Khelm. There was no traffic, and I stumbled upon a few abandoned vehicles on the way but I didn’t give it much thought at the time seeing as I was already late. When I came to the borders of Berezino I was met by a massive military roadblock, which also was abandoned. This was out of my understandings and I left the car to go outside to check out the perimeter.
There was blood everywhere. Bullet cartridges all over the place, I could not believe or understand what all this was about. I quickly stepped back into my car and tried to find something on the radio. I felt frightened but at the same time adrenaline was rushing through my veins. I decided to start up the car and go around the roadblock to get to the hospital and talk to some colleagues about this. When I arrived at the hospital I saw the same type of roadblock outside. All the windows of the hospital were shattered and there were tons of bodies in front of it. I quickly checked the ones closest to me if there were anyone with pulse around there. The bodies were ripped apart and bitten.
I entered the hospital when I was met by the most frightening, disgusting thing I had ever seen. It was a man covered in blood, his eyes were all white and he screamed like a predator. He started chasing me causing me to run for my life, so I ran up to the woods north of Berezino and decided to head for the North East Airfield.
I ran for my life, and after about 5 minutes of running the sounds of the creature had vanished. I turned around and I managed to see him about 200 meters away from me. He had stopped, perhaps I managed to vanish between all the trees. These creatures reminded me of the Zombies I had seen in many games and movies up over the years.
I reached the North East Airfield when I saw a plane taking off. The airfield was covered by guards and military. I decided to wait up in the woods until I saw a new plane landing on the field. I made my way down to the first guard and started asking him what had happened. He stopped me immediately and asked for ID, profession, and country of origin. I explained that I was a doctor and he swiftly took me inside. I was told that I would not be permitted to leave Chernarus, as the needs for doctors were immense. They conscripted me into the army and in return I got shelter, supplies and a weapon to defend myself.
The Chernarussian Army and it’s defeat
I was roaming with the Army for a few weeks. We went on a mission to save some people that was stranded over in Devil’s Castle. When we reached Devil’s Castle it was quiet, we were a company of 5 men. I was told by my commanding officer to wait outside and only come in if someone was hurt, because they would need me for medical treatment.
The adrenaline started pumping in me again, just like back on Day Z when I first arrived at the roadblock. I hadn't seen any familiar faces for a long time, and I hadn't been to my beloved Berezino for at least 3 weeks. I had begun to lose track of time. I was thinking to myself “How could all this have happened? Where is my family? Where is God in all of this?” when I heard screams. It was the zombies. I took a peek around the corner and all 4 of my comrades were already overrun by what seemed like hundreds of them, I knew I had to escape. I jumped in our car and drove back to North East Airfield as soon as I could. I did not know what I was about to see. The airfield was overrun by thousands of zombies. My immediate instinct to this was to turn around the car and head over to the Chernarussian Border to camp out. I set out a small camp of mine, with 2 tents and a small fireplace. I had abandoned the car since it was out of fuel.
After camping out by the border for what must've been a few weeks I decided it was time to man up and return. I decided to set out on a mission. I wanted to help those who needed help all over Chernarus.
I started to walk south....
I returned to the civilisation after being in exile for too long. My head was numb and I had lost touch with other human beings. I found myself around a camp belonging to a group of people called the Toymakers. I stayed there for a few days helping out a few people. I can't remember all their names. Alkis... something. I do remember Tallie though. Taleinara O'Rourke. A 15 year old girl who had been badly wounded and scarred. I helped her a few times treating the wounds before moving along. I got sent in the direction of a man called Dr. Dylan River and Jessica.
They followed my goal. They were with a group of doctors trying to help people. I seeked the northern part of Chernarus to find them, and I was lucky enough to stumble across them near a castle. I met Dr. River and Marie White. Marie is a stubborn, but kind woman. She only wishes the best for her friends and injured people.
After I introduced myself and ran along with them for a while I decided to join them. I met the rest of them. Ellie, Jaro, Nikolai, Dr. Ellis, Edgar. Jessica had been taken away by the islanders, a fierce group of people running a prison on the coast of Chernarus.
This is where it all went south. Quickly.
The islanders were after us. A man named Richard Harissa. He forced ut to look for a man. I didn't like this Richard, and as such I insulted him. His leader never grew fond of me because of this.
Richard was our doom. We planned on getting rid of him somehow. This didn't work out the way we planned. Some of us made plans with a russian man named Vlad. He had a group of powerful people behind him, and he was to ambush the islanders and Richard when we set up a meeting.
Oh how wrong we were...
The ambush turned into an ambush on us. The Vlad and his group of people decided to take Ellie from us. Poor little Ellie. Forced to kill Richard. Even though I was glad he was dead, I was not happy that Ellie had to do it. She's just a kid.
Nikolai, Jaro and Marie started searching for Ellie. This was the end of Jaro's story, as he was shot in the process, and Nikoai went dark on us. While this all was happening me and Dr. River travelled the country to continue our work on patients. But I wasn't going to stick around to do that while my friends were taken captive.
I decided to act. I contacted Legion, a mercenary group that took on contracts, and asked them to take out Vlad. I regretted my decision immediately as this could end up badly for Ellie, so I cancelled the contract before it had even begun.
I then got in touch with Tallie again. She had more injuries, and I helped her further. I promised to stay by her side for as long as I could.
That was until Nikolai contacted me.
He asked me to meet him. I obliged and travelled to Staroye. I didn't see Nikolai though. I was greeted by Radek and Anya, and someone else. I really can't remember.
They took me to a house, where I met Ellie and Nikolai. I was happy and I was sad. After interrogating me they found out that I had put a contract on them. I told them I didn't, I cancelled it.
They didn't care. Jack, who was with them at the time, took care of my punishment. The removal of my left pinky finger. He cared enough to let me have all the fingers I needed for surgery, but it still hurt. It was unbearable. Jack drugged me, and I really can't remember much until I woke up the day after. My wound was professionally cleaned and sowed up though. Jack is a talented man.
I was wounded. Both mentally and physically. The Legion Corporation had a contract on my head. I was ready to end myself. I took to drinking and pills.
It wasn't until I figured out that Ellie and Nikolai had joined Vlad and his men willingly, due to them also having a contract on their heads, that I decided I wanted to stay. I joined them after some hesitation, and I roamed with the group for a while.
I offered my services to Vlad. He accepted it.
Marie did not take this well. She believes that we made the wrong choice. We had no choice.
Marie believed me for a long time. Me, Ellie, Nikolai and Jack (ironic, huh?) roamed the country together with Tallie. She was still with me after all this time. We were looking for the ones that hurt Tallie. We have still not succeeded in doing so.
Tallie was lost. I haven't heard from her in weeks. I don't know where she is. I feel like I have failed her. Failed her badly. I will look for her. When I have the time.
Marie still believed our good intentions. That was until I decided to go with Vlad, Anya, Ivan and the rest to a camp out west. This was the camp where Marie and her group lived. Some irish people came to the camp. They were with a group named District. Vlad didn't like them. He took to arms and captured everyone in the camp.
This was when Marie lost her trust in me. I don't blame her though. I'd lose trust in myself as well. I am trying what I can to fix the situation.
I haven't done any medical work in weeks now. Tallie is lost. I don't know what to do. Ellie and Nikolai are still glued to each other.
I got a lead on Tallie. She was supposedly in Miroslavl. I am now there. Looking for that innocent 15 year old girl...
I will not give up.
A talented 16 year old girl. I was not like her my age, but then again she grew up in all this shit. I don't know how that is. She is well worded, sometimes too worded as she never shuts up. She is kind and loving, and really want and sees the best in people. I will do my best to protect her from harm for as long as I am alive.
The executioner. He took my finger, but in some weird way by coincidence we ended up becoming good friends in the end. We settled our differences, Jack was sorry for what he had done, and we're now in a position of trust. I'd put my life in his capable hands, because I know he would follow through. A man of many faces and talents.
The silent Norwegian. He rarely says anything. At all. Ellie trusts and loves this young man, and so I have chosen to trust him as well. He does stupid shit sometimes, but it's all with good intent. He protects Ellie, as I am willing to do myself.
My colleague. He left us for Miroslavl, but I still consider Dr. River one of my closest friends. We did good work together, we were a good team. I hope to see him some day again.
As close as I have ever come to have a child. Tallie is only 15 but she is smart for her age. She has a lot of knowledge and can speak several languages. I am looking for her. I need to find her again. I miss her dearly. I just hope she's ok.
Marie is witty and clever. She can also be strict and kind of a bitch. But I like that about her. She is down to earth. I wish I had listened more to her in the past before all this shit happened, but that's in the past. I still consider her a good friend.
Anya's a weird one. She's usually drugged. But she sees the best in people and always wants people to be treated fairly. She's not hot headed and as a chernarussian woman she shares many of my preferences.