Brutus Kingsford grew up in the Western United States and had a somewhat uneventful upbringing, never experiencing the strife many others experience during childhood. As an adult he moved around jobs quite a bit, and was fairly unsure of what he wanted to be when he 'grew up'. While taking an EMT class at a local college the news started to report concerning things from the Eastern block nations. Scenes of widespread sickness, panic and hordes of evacuees in need of aid played across the screen every day. Putting his newfound knowledge to use he signed on with a peaceful aid group and found himself on a ship near the coast of Chernarus helping refugees. One night while Brutus was resting panic took hold of the ship, some patients in the medical ward had started attacking the doctors that were helping them, and when the soldiers guarding the ship went to help they too were attacked, this time however the doctors had joined in... Having stepped out on deck Brutus watched in horror as his previous colleges tackled and consumed the soldiers in front of them. Panicking and unable to reach a life boat Brutus took the only action he could to avoid being attacked himself, and jumped overboard. In the last moments before losing consciousness in the cold water he witnessed the ship, covered in fighting figures drift away as flames rose from somewhere within... After regaining consciousness on shore he tries to regain his bearings and survive.