Born to an unknown father and Jen Kays, Lane raised himself. His mother, busy constantly with her work and other kids, was unable to assist his struggle with mental health; and despite his intelligence his grades always under-performed. His financial situation was always assisted by his wealthy, ranch-owning grandparents; with his loving grandfather showering Lane, the first grandchild of the family, with gifts in return for farm-handing. Lane loved history, and especially European history. His love for the stories hidden in scraps of the past was love for the human condition, and he began to look at things from a more objective view.
Lane spent his 20th birthday and the following weeks travelling Europe and looking at old battle sites, historic villages, and old castles. His next destination was Chernarus, and he found himself staying in the small town of Bogatyrka, ready to travel to the neighboring castle. It was that night the martial law was declared, and all travel in and out of Chernarus was halted. He was stuck, in a foreign land, but he was not worried. Lane had a plan in the works, like he always did. It's just that this plan did not involve leaving.