Erik was born in the centre of Europe. His father left the family before he was born making his mother starting to drink. Unattended, Erik had to learn to grew up and take care of himself the hard way. Living on the street he often ran into trouble with authorities and members of local gangs. He managed to survive by doing small jobs and also by stealing and sleeping in abandoned houses. But pressure was high to join one of the gangs which he refused to do, knowing that this would lead him deeper and deeper into trouble. With the age of 26 he heard about people leaving Nyheim and saw his chance to find an abandoned place to start his new life ignoring all the strange stories and even warnings about this place. Travelling for more than one year he finally reached the "promised land", but it seems he came from bad to worse. With nothing left than the clothes he is wearing, he again has to get along on his own, now not only fighting the hunger and the cold, but also the infected. Hopefully the skills gained during his childhood will help him to survive at least another day.