Zachary Brown, 23, mainly goes by the nickname Z, was enjoying his birthday on the cruise ship, the Costa Risacca, trying his best to ignore the chaos of the infection that had rapidly spread from chernarus to other countries, along with all the other conflict happening there. He was a quiet simple man who was working to become an Olympian on the track. He already had multiple wins in national races in both high school and college distance running. He was already married and had a kid on the way. His wife Alice planned the cruise weeks before the chaos in chernaus and a trip to several European countries. Even after the mysterious infection appeared in chernaus she insisted they go despite everyone happening there. Two days before the cruise was to return a massive storm erupted across the whole region. Z was watching the storm with his wife from inside on the top deck when the ship struck a massive rock formation. There was little time for the crew to alert passengers and get them onto life boats. Fearing for they're Live's Z took his wife with him into the storm. They for the nearest life boat where Z quickly help his wife into one. While looking for something to lower or cut the ropes a strong gust came threw with enough force that it caused the lifeboat to flip back. Z watched in horror as his wife flew off the ship. Desperate to save her he quickly then found a switch to send his lifeboat down and scrambled in before it sped down the side of the ship. Halfway down the ropes snapped sending his boat flying down to the water. When it hit he banged his head on the seat in front of him knocking him out. He awoke dazed on a sandy beach somewhere north of South Zagoria. He was alone his wife and unborn children were most likely dead and likely anyone else in his family as well. He was alone. Z wandered aimlessly through the wilderness, trying cope with the death of his family. He had nothing and didn't know if he could go on living As he moved in land he began to encounter the infected. He had seen the reports on the news about them and did his best to avoid them, but soon he was forced to fight. The undead beings angered him, and though they didn't have anything to do with the death of his wife and unborn child he blamed them for it. It started to give him a purpose, and he used that to allow him to keep going. His only goal life would be to rid the world of the infected and maybe find some form of civilization.