My character was a smart but often lazy and unmotivated student throughout his life which led him to not live up to his potential in his formative years. This inevitably led him to enlist when the time for college came as he was left with no other options when it came to affording life after school. After doing a stint in the U.S. air-force as a maintainer he got out after his five year contract was up and struggled with returning to a rather more mundane life working as a mechanic for the Airlines. He spent most of his days working and nights drinking too much until his luck began to turn. During January of 2017, he won big on a scratch off that he played every Sunday with the slim hope of ever winning more than the price of a 6-pack and pack of smokes. So you can imagine that when he won this money he was ecstatic and decided rightly so to celebrate. After speaking with his longtime friend Eric, they decided to go on a summer trip throughout eastern Europe and the Balkans as they both had family ties in the region. This eventually led to a hunting expedition in the Chenarus region as they had heard a lot about the new tourism industry booming in the region and large amounts of deer in the country so they found a guide and thought they would try their luck. His luck held and sure enough they managed to bag a few on just the first week of their trek, but this luck wouldn't hold for long. The tensions in the country were high following the declaration of martial law in May but he nor his guide had fathomed the idea of the events that would transpire in July. By time news of the attacks reached them in the western provinces it as already too late to try to leave. They found all flights out of the country either cancelled or booked up for the next few days, and then the sickness came. Caleb and Eric took shelter in their guides cabin on the outskirts of Myshkino. They stayed there listening to news broadcast on the radio hoping to wait the entire event out, sadly that wasnt possible. After a little more than a week, their guide went out to check on the townsfolk and never returned. Paralyzed over what to do for fear of dissapearing themselves, they stayed put in that cabin for another week but they couldnt ignore the increasing moans outside and their own growls of hunger. Eventually they decided to head out and for a few days camped on their own, foraging and hunting for sustenance. Unfortunately they weren't the only ones hunting, a pack of wolves had tracked them since the cabin and one night they decided to make their move. Caleb survived the ordeal but in the confusion and darkness of the Forrest he lost his friend Eric and from that day on he searched for him throughout the back woods of chenarus, taking care to give the wolves what they had coming for all they took.