Erlixum Ordarian is a druidistic pagan native to the Greek island of Altis. He has been travelling to Chernarus for many years to kindle relationships with the pagan population there as he and his fellow pagans have long been persecuted in the Orthodox Christian dominated Greece. The lax laws and low population density meant they were free to have their own commune in a densely forested area to the northeast, where a small group of Greek pagans would spend around half of each year, completing any desired rituals with their Chernarussian brothers. Erlixum was staying in Chernarus when the outbreak occurred, and he and his fellow Greeks rode most of the initial waves of infection in isolation and was completely oblivious to the entire situation for multiple months before attempting to make his journey back to Greece, driving from his commune down to the coast to meet an old friend from his time in Altis, Nunahur Al-Shamikh. Nunahur was not much like Erlixum, a native of Takistan rather than Altis, but much like himself, Nunahur was a persecuted man. In early to mid 2016, Nunahur was involved with an active terrorist group in Altis under the front of a self-titled mining company. His place in the recent history of Greece had earned him a spot on every no fly list in the world, and as such, he was forced to travel by boat. Nunahur frequently made trips back and forth from the island of Altis up the coast to the Chernarussian peninsula, with approximately the same frequency as Erlixum's trips to the commune. He had maintained his authority as leader of his small terrorist organization in Altis, but was looking to expand his influence to the progressively unstable Chernarussian region at a time of instability with increased protests and unrest. When Nunahur's administrative stay in Chernarus was over, Erlixum would join him for his boat ride back to Altis. However, things went awry before this trip back could happen, and they have no opted to hole up in the commune and wait for this whole thing to blow over. Little do they know, this is it. There is no return to normalcy, and they will be stuck in Chernarus for a long, long time.