Rico was a carpenter for a group building houses in Chernarus after the war. WHen finished, he and a friend decided to stay. They became engaged, carved out their own place in Nagornoe. But Rico lost everything. The battle in Severograd made him and his fiance prisoners. They broke free into the mountains, but she succombed to the infected. The next group he came across welcomed him. They taught him a lot. They were slaughtered by a group of bandits. This Caused Rico to rethink everything. He went into survival mode. Took to the mountains. He came upon a group of people near Stary Yar. He wasnt going to take chances this time. After they were all dead, Rico broke down. It was then he promised himself, he vowed to just survive, at any cost.