Born in York, England, Medlen spent his time at University developing his craft at brokering deals, setting policies, and seeing himself to profitable ends. Eventually, he found himself in the career of international policy development, a venture that would see him travelling all over the globe to disagree and enforce order despite the threats and aggresion of some of the world's most notorious and influential businessman and politicians. Years of applying this trade developed the man into a versatile and shrewd worker, knowing when to favour wit and subterfuge over force and impetus. Inevitably, Medlen's work saw him arrive on the shores of Chernaraus, with the task of brokering a number of trade deals within the local communities, and setting a number of policies that would ensure all could profit, including himself. Then, the infection struck. Michael set to work trying to convince those with means on trabsport to ferry him back to safety using offers of money, political sway, land and more, yet all refused to risk bringing a potential infected being back to their native lands. As time passed, the man became aware that his task was not to succeed, but to survive. Months of scurrying about, gathering resources when he could and investigating lost areas led Medlen to a small, unused and underground shelter, where he resided for as long as possible. But, with supplies running low, and his isolation leading him to delirium, Mitchell Medlen has arisen from below, seeking not to simply survive, but to succeed.