Karl Darkwood was born in 1982 in Brooklyn son of a British Political Scientist mother, and a History teacher father, he was raised in relative stability and had a normal childhood until both of his parents died at the age of 18, his parents didn't have a lot of material wealth, in these conditions he decided to join the military for his own survival and social stability, at the age 19 he was sent to Afghanistan where he met some of his greatest friends, where he was shaped into the person he was, and there he also met his greatest fears, his greatest traumas, he saw the horrors of war, he saw what was the true humanity in people. After long 6 years of service, he left the army and became a freelance journalist, trying to escape the horrors of war and the uncertainty of his life he traveled to South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, in these places he tried to learn these peoples' cultures and write about their way of living and the conflicts they were inserted in, in Ecuador he met a beautiful woman named Patricia, for 6 years he settled down, work in a steel mill, where he became a union leader and participated in protests against Ecuador's government, during the rise of a military dictatorship in Ecuador the unions were heavily repressed by the government, many of his new friends died and so did his wife, the military broke into his house took his wife, a by sheer luck did not catch him because he was on a secret union meeting, after months of torture his wife died in a forced-labor camp under inhuman conditions. After his wife's death Karl became an extremist in his cause, he hunted down high-profile military personnel, became an infamous killer known as "la muerte roja" becoming like that, the most wanted man in Ecuador, but one thing happened in one of his night missions that changed everything. Karl was designated to assasinate a Staff Seargent known as "el carnicero", eh entered his apartment in the downton of Guaiaquil, the biggest city of Ecuador, he sneaked into the seargent's house, saw him in the dining room chair, sat down, talking to his daughter, as he was aproaching he accidentaly stepped into one old wooden floor that made a loud crack, as "El Carnicero" looked at him Karl had only one reaction, he took the shot, but some things dont go as planned, the shot missed the seargent, but it hit his daughter right in the head, the young girl dropped dead on the floor, in shock Karl imedialty ran away not even caring if the seargent was alive, that night back in his hedout was the worst night Karl ever lived, he kept reliving the moment in his head, every time the young girl fell to the floor he saw in her eyes Patricia, and in the fear in the face of the seargent as he saw his daughter die, Karl, realized the monster he had become. The next morning Karl left Ecuador, taking back his life as a wanderer, working in roadside restaurants occasionally to keep on his travel costs. During his travels he arrived in Rome, he got a temporary job in a small restaurant downtown, during the night shift he heard about a cruiser company looking for some skilled people in the kitchen for a long cruiser line, the job paid well and he would travel a lot, he got to the interview, and in the next day was called, he was hired, the ship that he was designated was called Costa Risacca, the following week the ship docked in Rome and he started his work. For months Karl worked in the ship's kitchen, he got to know most of the crew in his area, even became friends with one or two of them, but none of that mattered because on one night that seemed like any other, the ship was engulfed by a massive stormed that erupted across the Green Sea region, as the ship alarms when off soon after he heard the total evacuation orders, as Karl turned to the closest lifeboat he heard a loud crack, the scariest noise he heard in his life, as he and some other people got in the lifeboat and where dropped on the water, he was able to look back at the ship and saw the massive rock formation the ship had hit. After some minutes searching for a shore to escape from the storm they landed in the country known as Chernarus, which has been in the news for some infection in the last weeks. As they landed the group that consisted of six people including Karl was scattered after being attacked by a group of people in bloodied clothes soon after landing, now Karl's only desire is to find some shelter, food, and water, and in the end, survive in this strange country.