Malcolm Fischer aka 'Nomad' is a 28-year-old caucasion male from Los Angeles, California. His father worked as an engineer for a moderately sized corporation so he had a lot of knowledge with different technology and he hoped his son would follow in his footsteps and become a engineer like him though this never came to fruition. His mother worked as a nurse for a hospital that the family lived by, she was known by a lot of the staff and patients to be a nice person and has worked there for nine years. Before the outbreak, Malcolm worked as a Private Contractor for a company named Echelon International for two years before leaving and becoming a Freelance Journalist.
On July 5th he had come to Chernarus so he could conduct interviews with multiple people surrounding an event that had taken place a week prior where a neighborhood resident broke into multiple homes and shot five grown men in their sleep without any reason in the town of Svetlojarsk. Before he came to Chernarus he rented a house in Guglovo from someone who was planning a trip out of the country for a reason that remains unknown to this day but what they would find if they were to come back would be unimaginable. The first interview was on July 7th but the drive would take a while so he went early in the morning so he would arrive at Svetlojarsk at 3:00 PM. The interview lasted for five hours and afterward night had already fallen so he decided to stay sleep in his car for the night. When he awoke around 9:00 AM he saw the twitter post about a Russian helicopter flying into the base and another from an individual who was escorted from Nagornoe to Severograd along with the rest of the villagers. This seemed odd but didn't discourage him from continuing with the interviews but as he began to drive to Kamensk he was stopped by a checkpoint who ordered him to turn around, so rather than try to get through he instead abided by this and drove home, contacting the person he was going to interview but to no avail. When he returned home he began to look into what was going on but didn't seem to find anything so after a few hours of surfing the web he went to bed and awoke to a news segment about the bombardment of Kamensk, Nagornoe, and Severograd countrysides.All of what was happening seemed like a coincidence and after trying to call the same person from yesterday again he was met with no answer which rose suspicions.
The last interview was to take place on July 12th but the person wouldn't answer any of the calls much like the one from the second interview and after watching the news it became apparent that something bad was going on as people began to act erratically and rabid. It was clear that whatever was going on was not being contained so rather than panic he began to board up his home, only going to the nearby grocery store to stock up on food just in case. The next day seemed to mark the start of major panic as everyone began to leave their homes, rushing towards whatever they thought to be safe during this time while others remained home and boarded themselves inside, defending their families or themselves. The idea of heading off to a port or an airport with the rest floated in his mind for a while but he didn't do this and instead remained where he was, observing the outside every so often to make sure everything was alright, eating food sparingly in hopes of conserving what he had at this time. The power seemed to last for a week and afterward, everything seemed to go quiet despite the occasional screams from people trying to flee to the coast. Nearby houses were looted by people who decided to use this anarchy to take what they wanted and a few attempts were made on his own home but were stopped after he said he would shoot them if they continued, this being a lie seeing as he didn't have a gun.
The things that were reported on the news before the power went dark became known as "Infected" and what was known was that they acted much like animals and were attracted to other humans, seeking flesh and taking it by force. On July 18th there were rumors spreading by other survivors who spoke about the arrival of military forces and how this might mark the end of this infection or the rescue of those trapped in Chernarus. Malcolm didn't get his hopes up and instead ignored these rumors, seeing them like a fairytale for the time being as he scavenged nearby areas for food, avoiding the infected that seemed to roam around. The rumors that had surfaced of the arrival of the military forces quickly turned into rumors of the swift fall of these forces, most of the survivors losing hope that this would ever be solved and other praising this seeing as they could continue to rampage and rule in this time of chaos. On July 25th the town that Malcolm lived in at the time was rumored to be in the path of a large horde of infected so rather than stay and fight he packed up what was important and walked out of the home, looking back one more time before running through the streets towards a nearby town to continue scavenging and hopefully to find a new home someday.