Illya Sirenko was born in the slums of Kiev, Ukraine. While most may believe that Kiev is the civilized Western part of Ukraine that sees all of the prosperity over the East, there is still more than seventy percent of the city that is slums and inadequate living. Illya's father was a soldier in the Ukrainian Ground Forces in control of a Tank Unit fighting on the Eastern Front against the Russian Separatists. Illya was always a boy curious of the war however, being from Kiev, most people did not share in his curiosity and while there were many of those who loved the West and wanted to join Europe in their adventures into the future, many of the people that lived with him or around him were more concerned about living to their next day than they were about the future, five, ten, twenty years into the future. Illya eventually put the war off as a second thought in the back of his head until later in his life. In the meantime while he was still growing he moved out of his mothers apartment at a young age but would visit her often as she was the only family and one of the strongest bases he had in his life. He reached out beyond his comfort zone and began to make friends from the other apartments and places in the city and had his own group of friends to call family. Sooner rather than later it seemed to Illya that the world tension was rising again due to an illness and Illya followed it very closely. Seeing as Russia seemed to be using this disease to advance their own desires he was nervous about his family and friends. As the disease grew more and more the Russians invaded and Illya proceeded to take any who wanted to come and travel by bus North before the Russians reached Kiev and they were forced to stay or be killed. His adventure with his friends continued and eventually found himself in the city of Nyheim, Norway.