Roland, a scientist from the US, found himself in Chernarus following the outbreak, a lead researcher for the CDC and previous star molecular biologist. After things went south, he was part of a last hold out of CDC scientists and soldiers, finding shelter at Green Mountain Station and working around the clock. A violent storm eventually caused seemingly irreparable damage to the station, and survivors there slowly found their own way, as the group schism-ed and splintered off. Outside tensions and the threat of both other humans and infected led most to abandon looking for answers and focus on survival. Roland could not accept this, and stayed in Chernarus, moving place to place looking for records and anything that could lead him closer to answers.