Aki was born into the ever growing city of Helsinki in 1976. His mother worked as a clerk in a hotel, and his father as active duty officer in Santahamina's garrison. Through his youth he got good education and training before his conscription time came when he hit the age of 18. He applied for the Keuruu's engineer battalion and got in. Over there he was selected into CBRN unit to be trained as combat engineer. During his service he managed to get selected into officer's training because of his steadfast nature, calmness and fitness. After the one year and half service was over, he was asked if he would want to stay in the service, training future combat engineers for CBRN troops. He agreed.
Years later, he was sitting in his office, cursing the software for conscripts information to the lowest hell, as it refused to work properly. Just as he was reaching out to the phone to call tech support, it rang underneath his hand. He sighed and lifted it up, listening to the strict tone of voice coming from inside of it. The annoyed look faded, replaced with seriousness as he spoke to the companys commander. They were active duty now, not just mere trainers anymore.
An outbreak had happend in Chernarussia and was slowly but surely creeping out of it's borders towards Europe. There had been plenty of talk of the thing in the news, but now it had started to seem that the big bear from the east was waking up and trouble was arising. Finland was mobilizing against the threat of the Russians. Thing that many had believed and expected to happen one day. Just not this day.
Swiftly Finland's borders were fortified and all un-monitored movement was stopped, starting from wildlife to people. Border towards Russia was heavily armed, causing a few border clashes between Finland and Russia, but no real war broke out between the countries. Russia had enough to deal with the infection and casualties of the Nuclear strike. Most of the fallout caused by the nuclear weapons didn't seep into Finland because of favorable winds, and the quick acting of the the government. Most of population in southern parts were transported to further North and Helsinki, Hamina and Kotka were turned into small scale fortresses against anykind of Invasion and threat of Infection spreading.
Small batches of infection happened through Finlands territory, but it soon was cleared out by the standard population of Finland. People were efficient when they needed to.
Aki was selected into group heading to central Europe to inspect the situation, assessing the neighboring EU countries need for assistance from either FDF or any kind of other governmental forces.
During this trip, their convoy was hit by a bandit group, disabling the AMV Aki was in, killing rest of the passengers, leaving him out as rest of the convoy headed further west. He was stranded.