Chi Pho was born one of many siblings to a poor farming family in China during the year 1949. As per the times, Chi Pho eventually joined up with the Communist PLA when he came of age and fought in the various wars that China participated in until he was 25. He was discharged honorably from the military and eventually got married, settled down, and had a family in 1974. During this time, aside from his familial obligations, Chi opened up a very small business which were nothing more than a few small shops which sold Xiao Long Bao as their primary dish. He worked with his business until 1994, when his wife suddenly passed away from a heart attack. He then took a background approach and simply managed the restaurants while he looked after his children. Chi finally fully retired and turned his business over to his children when he turned 65. As he was always an outdoor enthusiast, Chi decided to take a cross continental hike and reach Europe so he could finally see some places outside of his homeland. His trip began and went out without any issues, staying mostly out in the wilderness and keeping away from urban areas. Eventually following the main trails through Russia, Chi eventually ended up in Chernarus where he planned to take a boat from Novigrad to Greece. However, this was when he learned that while he was away from everything, everything ended. For the last few years, Chi has survived mostly due to his ability to keep away from people and just to live off of the land. Seeing as there's not really anywhere else to go and that he probably doesn't have much time left at the ripe old age of 70, Pho decided to simply wait out his remaining days and to seek the help of others considering that his former lifestyle isn't viable anymore. Too much work for old bones.