Arisha was a motherless child, her mother died in childbirth and she was raised by her father he thought the world of her, he raised her in Canada the place of his wife's birth, he taught her how the world works, to hunt, to track, to survive on her own. At 13 she moved with her father to his homeland in Kirovograd, that's where her life turned to shit, her father was killed by Chernarussian nationalists. The culprits where never caught.
With no mother, no father, no grandparents, her life torn apart, there was only one place a newly orphaned girl would go the orphanage near miroslav, the place where your torn apart life is spat on, abused and emotionally and mentally destroyed more. Her friends and those who knew her parents turned there backs on her and she was shown first hand how cruelly orphaned children were treated.
Arisha was a girl with a heart of gold, now her heart is cold as stone and uncaring. She left the orphanage and stayed on the streets of miroslav rather than stay one minute at that hell hole stealing what she needed. She gained the attention of a certain man who was a good friend of her fathers who took her in to his home, that was a mistake taken more for her looks then for the loyalty to her father he made inappropriate advances to her, that's when she snapped taking the figurine statue that was on a shelve she beat him to death with it. Took his money, took his valuables took his keys of his car and burned the house down driving away into the night.
She didnt know how she got there it was a blurr of alcohol and drugs eventually as years went by she somehow ended up in Kirovograd bought a flat and got a job as a waitress and it finally looked like her life was going up, she noticed strange stories on the news about people attacking each other and horrible fatalities. Until one day unexpectedly the police arrived at the door arresting her for murder.
That's when her life changed yet again as she was waiting in a jail cell she heard the chaos outside, the screams. She cried and screamed to let her out, showing fear so they would take pity on her and they did. She used the infected as a distraction opened the door and let them in using the police as bait to get away, to hide out of sight till it was time to get out of the city. She never made it out the city she was forced to stay in the chaos of Kirovograd where death and destruction and madness was at a all time high.