Born a year before the collapse of the soviet union, the economy crash left Chernarus in shambles and by the age of two Seth Rigs decided to move back to America leaving his wife due to her connections with her immediate family living in Chernarus. Simon then began living a new life in America. His father moved back to his hometown in New Hampshire and Simon lived there with limited contact from his mother till the age of 10. By this point Chernarus had become relatively stable, so he began to see his mother more in person. While visiting his mother Simon learned much about the the work hands can do, and skills useful in these countries like carpentry and general wood work. Eventually the bloody war of 2009 broke out and Simon was unable to see his mother for the coming years due to his fathers word. By the time he was 27 he was stable enough to go see his mother for a year, regardless of the war. He took a flight out to the small country a month before martial law was declared. As the shit hit the fan quickly Simon's life spiraled into disaster, his father was alone and his mother was in danger..On November 11th 2017 Simon awoke from his mothers couch to hear screaming and shouting in the streets, he took a light to window to see what was going on. He was met with the violent sight of men turning on one another, Wives killing sons, sons killing sisters and all of the above. The sparkle of light from his window caught the eye of the bruised and beaten infected. Their agitated screaming called the attention of their plagued comrades and his home quickly became a animal pen with a breaking fence, and the wolves wanted in. He in that last moment, rushed out of home and left it all behind. He ran into the woods and wandered for a while before returning to the shambles of civilization to make do with what was left.