Daniel argued with his parents regularly, over when he was going to get a job, and other habits he had. Eventually, he asked his parents whether he could go to live and work with his Uncle Gavin, who lived with his Chernarussian wife in Chernogorsk; they agreed to this as it would be good experience for him.
When Daniel arrived in Chernarus, his Uncle greeted him at Novigrad International Airport, and drove him up the coast to his wife's apartment in Chernogorsk, around the corner from the city's main church. His Uncle gave him a few days to settle in, before giving him a tour of the dockyards where Daniel would be working with him.
One day, Daniel and his Uncle were leaving for work when the battered TV set in the living room reported a situation in Severograd, but they took little notice to the news and carried on their day's work. Two weeks later, refugees from other parts of South Zagoria had flooded in to Chernogorsk, and not long after that, the infected began to enter the city.
Riots were spreading across Chernogorsk, and with citizens raiding stores for supplies, Daniel and his relatives tried to stock up on whatever they could take. Having filled a few backpacks with supplies from a store, an infected pushed Daniel's Uncle into the side of an apartment building, and bit into his neck. Gavin's wife was frantically trying to pull them apart, when a second infected grabbed hold of her. Daniel grabbed a garden hoe lying around and hit both infected in the head, but it was too late for Gavin and his wife. Daniel picked up the backpacks and headed back to the apartment, but on the way he bumped into Ingi, who offered to help carry the supplies. They reached the apartment and barricaded the door and slumped to the floor.
A few days later, Daniel and Ingi were sorting out their supplies when they heard screaming. When they looked out the window, there was a woman running up and down with a zombie trying to attack her. Daniel and Ingi unblocked the door and killed the zombie.