Mathew Shaw was a former marine who was sent there to avoid arceny charges back in the US this taught him most of the ins and outs on how to run things with his brother Ryan Shaw with their business. He then later in life continued his criminal background while also working for his brothers construction company. His Brother Ryan and him were on a "business" trip helping move old soviet weapons back to the US to be sold on the black market. his brother Ryan Shaw showed him the ins and out of the undergrown "Peach Farming" business. This gave them ample amount of supplies to continue to "free" slaves while making them kill their new masters but in return work for their new leaders. During their negotiations they ran into some trouble with the local law as tensions were high with the cherno and Russia civil war. After a swift negations with a few mob members and buying their new product their boat crashed along the shore and everything was lost. Half of their shipment had been seized by the local government and that was going to stick a big profit loss for the brothers they were selling about 75% of the "product" to the IRA. Without this shipment they wouldn't be able to leave as the IRA would be on their tails. In the heat of the moment these "Things" came out from the labs in Cherno and they have been there on the province trying to find a way out and their shipment in hopes the rest of the world have not seen these effects.