Didrik Svensson, also known as "Dee", is a young man hardened by the harsh life which the inhabitants of post-outbreak Chernarus live. He was born in Sweden in 2001 to a wealthy family in Stockholm, the nations capital. His father, Tomas, was in the coal industry and was one of the biggest investors when foreign businesses started investing in Chernarus which lead to Tomas moving to Chernarus in 2011 because he wanted to be "close to his money", a saying which Didrik hated. Didrik had to adapt to this new culture and try to make new friends in the Chernarussian schools, a skill he would later be thankful for. His father worked hard to support his family, so hard that it was his wife Elisabet who practically had to raise Didrik on her own. After the turmoil got worse in Chernarus, the company Tomas was working for went bankrupt, leaving Didrik's family to a very uncertain fate.
They had no money to leave the country since all of Tomas money was invested in his company so the family had to find other ways to make a living. Didrik had to deliver mail as did his father. However Dee took extra jobs where he could, delivering other types of products, not caring about the legality of the work.
His mother worked in a small shop in Elektrazovodsk, where the family resided. In the summer of 2017 Tomas gathered his wife and then sixteen year old son and went out into the streets to listen to a PSA about what was going on. They walked straight in to a massive gathering of people being hustled around by police officers and Didrik was struck with a baton when mass-panic broke out, beaten unconscious. When Dee came to his family was nowhere to be found, and that was the last he ever saw of them because a mass-panic broke out and he had to flee for his life. He waited for a few days in the family's house but when no one had returned after three days he left because he was running out of food, taking only a backpack, some food and a small woodworking knife with him which his father had bought him.
Dee now had to use his adaptive skills he learned years ago when he first moved to Chernarus. He trekked north and sought refuge where he found it and tried his hardest to contact his home country of Sweden, to no avail.
Dee has been able to survive by trusting none but himself. Dee is now tired of living each day as it could be his last, we wants to make things better for himself. He always remembered a saying his mother taught him after he started messing up his grades in school: "Du är din egen lyckas smed", which means "You make your own fortune".