Clark King was a crew member among a shipping vessel by the name of the S.S. Astral. Clark has many survival skills as he grew up in Texas. Hunting and fishing was his past time. When he graduated high school he immediately got in to the cargo shipment business and has been working on various cargo ships for 6 years. On his latest job, Clark and the crew docked at Chernogorsk to drop off some supplies for the local people. Some friends invited him out to explore the city with all the events happening. He refused and decided to head back to the sleeping quarters. He went to sleep and woke up and reported to the ship at 8 AM like he was told too. On the short walk back to the ship he noticed things were strange but didn't see much. When he arrived at the ship he was met with only 5 others. He waited with them for an hour on the ship's briefing room before going outside with everyone to check to see what was wrong. He is trying to figure everything out and eventually get settled so he can make it back to the United States. But the longer he stays in Chernaurus, the more he starts to realize that that probably won't be happening and he will have to make the most of life here.