Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Samuel "Stokes" Stoker was a natural firebug as a kid. Always wanting to start the family bonfire, or lighting stuff on fire in the kitchen, Sam and an inner fascination for fire and its workings. Living in the outer suburbs of Sydney, he would purposely light bigger and bigger things on fire. One day, his curiosity got the better of him and he lit the local church on fire by accident, he managed to hide the evidence of his wrongdoings and blamed it on a local bush fire not that far away from the outer city. When Sam turned 14, he joined the local MFS (Metropolitan Fire Service) Cadets and thrived, showing promise and the knowledge of a senior firefighter. He quickly rose through the ranks of the MFS-Cadets, earning Squad Leader on his 15th birthday. Sam fueled his passion and continued his career, participating in such events as NATO Volunteer Missions and World Firefighter Games (Toughest Firefighter Alive) by the time he was 19.
What Made Me?
When Sam turned 20, he participated in a volunteer mission to help in a disaster zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There was a small landslide in a remote town and locals were scared that their lively hood would be destroyed. so Sams squad were one of the first to arrive to the zone.
Running into a collapsing building to save people trapped inside a blocked off room, Sam saw a suitcase open on the ground full of rough diamonds, 'Drug Money' Sam thought to himself. He could also see the trapped civilians inside a room opposite to the diamonds, they choking on something... but it wasn't smoke... it was some other type of gas. Fascinated, he watched the people choke on their own saliva before grabbing the diamonds and running outside the building, reporting he failed to save the civilians. He returned to Australia, curious about different ways to make people hurt, he spent his time studying on human psychology. Sam learned about different ways the human body can experience pain, from burning nerve endings on someones rib cage to breaking someones Psych, Sam thoroughly enjoyed learning about this in his spare time and continued to study it "for fun".
The Beginning of the End
Fast-forward 2 years later, Sam found someone he could sell the diamonds to. The only problem is that he would have to travel to the small country of Chernarus and the town of Gorka, to find some man who's name he couldn't pronounce. But he was determined to sell these diamonds so Sam decided that, in February of 2017, he would travel to Chernarus and sell these diamonds. Not that long after Sam arrived, the events started to unfold and he became trapped inside a building with a gas leak. After choking and being knocked unconscious, he awoke with no memory other than his name and his will to survive by any means necessary.
Curious and lost, Sam has been wandering the wasteland, only caring about his survival and occasionally... unlocking memories about his past. Whether or not he likes it...